Faculty Profiles

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  • David Harris

    Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Trombone
    B.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Trombonist, composer, arranger; also plays tuba, bass trombone, and piano; specializing in improvising and the music of Eastern Europe.

  • Gary C. Harris

    Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., Bates College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Boston)

    Research on plant cell biology, biochemistry, the chloroplast, photosynthesis; teaching cell biology and proteomics.

  • Jane Harrison

    Music Performance Faculty in Oboe
    B.M., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.M., Manhattan School of Music
  • Bunny Harvey

    Bunny Harvey

    Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art
    B.F.A., M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

    I am a passionate painter focused on representing both seen and unseen (observed by the other senses) elements of the environment.

  • Kenneth S. Hawes

    Senior Lecturer in Education
    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

    Study of educational philosophy, policy, and practice, and the social sciences, humanities, and other studies relevant to them. 

  • David P. Hawkins

    Associate Professor of Geosciences
    B.A., Clark University; M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researches mechanisms and time scales of plutonic construction; connections between magma chambers, plutons, and volcanic centers in space and time; tectonic assembly of North America; and U-Pb geochronology.

  • Gretchen Hayden-Ruckert

    Gretchen Hayden-Ruckert

    Physical Education Instructor, Dance

    Teacher, performer, and choreographer of classical Indian kathak dance; founder and artistic director of Chhandika Institute of Kathak.

  • Michael J. Hearn

    Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Rutgers University; M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Design of New Tuberculosis Antimicrobials; Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

  • Simone Helluy

    Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    Maîtrise des Sciences, Doctorat, USTL (France); Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada)

    Intent on conveying the excitement of experimental work in the teaching laboratories of Biology and Neuroscience courses.

  • Beth Ann Hennessey

    Professor of Psychology
    A.B., Brown University; M.Ed., Lesley College; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Former elementary school teacher, now researcher focused on motivation and creativity across cultures.

  • Mark S. Henry

    Senior Music Performance Faculty in Double Bass
    B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M., University of Massachusetts (Lowell)

    Performer with jazz groups, classical and theatre orchestras; instructor of beginners to advanced in doublebass and electric bass.

  • Jean Herbst

    Instructor in Computer Science Laboratory
    B.S., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.S., University of Rhode Island

    Expert in computer hardware: the nuts and bolts (or, gates and chips) that make a computer work.

  • Rosanna Hertz

    Class of 1919 – 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Researches families in a changing economy and how social inequality at home and in the workplace shape the experiences of women and men.

  • Alison Hickey

    Associate Professor of English
    A.B., Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Main field of research is Romanticism; teaching interests center on English Romantic-period poetry.

  • Monica Higgins

    Monica R. Higgins

    Lecturer in Environmental Studies
    B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Research Interests: Environmental engineering, life cycle assessment, and the design of sustainable environmental systems.

  • Ellen C. Hildreth

    Professor of Computer Science
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research on human vision combining computer modeling and perceptual studies; interdisciplinary computer science education.

  • Eric Hilt

    Associate Professor of Economics
    A.B., Occidental College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Focuses on the history of American business organizations and their governance, and more generally on the role of legal institutions in shaping economic and financial development.