Faculty Profiles

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  • Akila Weerapana

    Associate Professor of Economics
    B.A., Oberlin College; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Interested in macroeconomics, particularly international economics, the economics of conflict, and monetary economics.

  • Adam Weiner

    Associate Professor of Russian
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.

  • Cord Whitaker

    Cord J. Whitaker

    Assistant Professor of English
    B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D. Duke University

    Researches and teaches late medieval English literature, especially Chaucer and romance. Also studies medieval religious conflict and the history of race.

  • Dorothea "Dot" Widmayer

    Professor of Biology Emerita
    B.A., M.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

    Retired from Wellesley in 1996 after 35 years teaching Introductory Biology and Genetics. Previously taught at Simmons College for two years.

  • Ellen B. Widmer

    Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of East Asian Studies
    B.A. Wellesley College; M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    I study traditional Chinese fiction, history of Chinese women's writing, history of the book in China, and missionaries to East Asia.

  • Michael Wiest

    Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
    B.A., Dartmouth College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

    Mission: to determine the distributed neural correlates of perception.

  • Howard Wilcox

    Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus
    AB Hamilton College, Ph.D. University of Rochester

    Retired from Wellesley in 2007 after 37 years of teaching mathematics.

  • 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.

  • Patrick Willoughby

    Director of Sustainability
  • 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.

  • Joshua Wood

    Visting Lecturer in Philosophy
    B.A., University of Missouri (St. Louis); Ph.D., Boston University

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

  • Benjamin P. Wood

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

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