Faculty Profiles

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  • Bevil R. Conway

    Associate Professor of Neuroscience
    B.S., McGill University; M.M.Sc., Harvard Medical School; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Visual neuroscientist and artist, examines neural basis of color using physiological, behavioral, and modeling techniques. (Visit Website)

  • Elena Tajima Creef

    Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
    B.A., University of California (Riverside); M.A., University of California (Santa Barbara); Ph.D., University of California (Santa Cruz)

    Engaged in research on Asian American visual histories in photography, film, and popular culture.

  • Lee Cuba

    Lee Cuba

    Professor of Sociology
    B.S., Southern Methodist University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Research in the sociology of education with a particular interest in academic and social engagement of college students.

  • Selwyn R. Cudjoe

    Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Expert on Caribbean literature and Caribbean intellectual history.

  • Lesley S. Curtis

    Lesley Curtis

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Literature
    B.A., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill); M.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Lesley S. Curtis is a scholar of postcolonialism and gender, with a special focus on Haiti, France, and abolitionism.

  • Thomas Orton Cushman

    Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Carlson Professor in the Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology
    B.A., Saint Michael’s College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

    Interested in the interdisciplinary study of rights, social theory, modernity, freedom and dissent. Founder of The Journal of Human Rights.

  • Brett Danaher

    Brett Danaher

    Assistant Professor of Economics
    B.S., Haverford College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Researches the effects of digital technologies on consumers and firms; focus on online file sharing and copyright issues.

  • Veronica Darer

    Veronica Darer

    Senior Lecturer in Spanish
    M.A.T. School for International Training/World Learning; Ph.D., University of Florida

    Engaged in research on teaching and learning processes.  Specializes in Spanish language and culture courses.  Teaches courses on diversity in education and classroom interaction.

  • Louise Darling

    Louise Darling

    Knafel Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences; Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Rice University

    Examining the localization and interactions of membrane proteins implicated in human health and disease primarily via fluorescence microscopy.

  • Venita Datta

    Professor of French
    A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Specialist of French cultural and intellectual history.

  • Ophera A. Davis

    Ophera A. Davis

    Lecturer in Africana Studies
    B.S., M.S., Jackson State University; Ph.D., Saint Louis University

    Research focuses on the resilience and recovery of Mississippi Black women survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Helena de Bres

    Helena de Bres

    Associate Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., Victoria University; M.A., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researches and teaches political and moral philosophy, with a focus on questions of distributive justice in global politics.

  • Elizabeth R. DeSombre

    Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies
    B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Focuses on environmental politics, international environmental law, ocean and atmospheric issues, and protection of the global commons.

  • Christen Deveney

    Christen Deveney

    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research explores how aberrant cognitive and emotion regulation processes contribute to the development of psychopathology in children and adults. 

  • Gabriela Diaz

    Music Instructor in Violin
    B.M. & M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Alexander J. Diesl

    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Noncommutative ring theorist, sees mathematics as a central part of a well-rounded liberal arts education.

  • Bonnie M. Dix

    PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

    Swimming coach, fascinated by psychological aspects of sport performance, sport and positive psychology.

  • Nicholas K. Doe

    Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.A., M.S., University of California (Santa Cruz); M.A., Stanford University

    Creates and teaches organic and introductory chemistry labs.