Faculty Profiles

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  • Kristin H. Williams

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in East Asian Languages and Cultures
    B.A., Mary Baldwin College; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research in Japanese literature, children’s culture, and book history of the 17th to 19th century.

  • Jeremy Wilmer

    Jeremy B. Wilmer

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    My research probes how individuals think and see differently to illuminate principles of mind and brain and to inform applied work.

  • Paul M. Wink

    Nellie Zuckerman Cohen & Anne Cohen Heller Professor in Health Sciences; Professor of Psychology
    B.A., M.A., University of Melbourne; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Psychology Department chair; research interests include adult development; positive psychology; religion and spirituality; altruism; narcissism; wisdom; cross-cultural conceptions of the self.

  • Ann Witte

    Ann Witte

    Professor of Economics, Emerita
    B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University

    Research focuses on how to effectively empower people to manage their finances; how to improve early care and education in the US; and how memory affects and morphs as time passes.

  • Adele Wolfson

    Adele Wolfson

    Nan Walsh Schow ’54 and Howard B. Schow Professor in the Physical and Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Biochemistry research on hormone regulation of enzymes; educational research on core concepts in biochemistry, retention of women and minorities in science.

  • Benjamin P. Wood

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Williams College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Josuha M. Wood

    Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy
    B.A., University of Missouri (St. Louis, Pierre Laclede Honors College); Ph.D., Boston University

    My research concerns the history of early modern philosophy with an emphasis on theories of causation and the empiricist tradition.

  • Winifred Jane Wood

    Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana); M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Interests: language, writing, media, film. How students learn to write; how writing differs across settings; electronic discourse.

  • Miya Woolfalk

    Miya Woolfalk

    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Stanford University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research on American political behavior, racial and ethnic politics, religion and politics, and social policy and inequality.

  • Liz Young

    Elizabeth Marie Young

    Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities; Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
    B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Poet and scholar of Latin poetry and comparative literature.

  • Tom Zajac

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Recorder and Early Winds; Director, Wellesley Collegium Musicum
    B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College

    Specialist in medieval and Renaissance music performance practice. Performs on a large number of wind and percussion instruments.

  • Ina Zdorovetchi

    Ina Zdorovetchi

    Music Instructor in Harp
    B.M., Bucharest University of Music; B.M., Boston Conservatory; M.M., Boston University College of Fine Arts

    Artistic Director, Boston Harp Festival; Principal Harpist, Boston Lyric Opera; Top Prize Winner, 17th International Harp Contest in Israel

  • Paula Zeitlin

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Violin
    B.A., Earlham College; M.A., University of Chicago

    Teach jazz violin and viola improvisation, jazz string ensembles; perform with my jazz quintet PZQ; play fiddle, enjoy all styles.

  • Weina Zhao

    Weina Zhao

    Senior Lecturer in Chinese
    B.A., Nanjing University; M.A., Clark University

    Interests include language teaching methodology, cross-cultural communication, Chinese pedagogical grammar, and language and culture.

  • Eve Zimmerman

    Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities; Associate Professor of Japanese
    B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Modern Japanese literature; how writers (and manga artists) use "girlhood" to express views on gender, sexuality, and history.

  • Dan Zitnick

    Visiting Lecturer
    B.A., M.A., University of Michigan

    Teacher of Arabic language.

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