Olga ShurchkovDirector, Knapp Social Science Center; Associate Professor of Economics
Olga Shurchkov ’01 became the Director of the Knapp Social Science Center in July of 2018. In this role, she works with the chairs of departments and programs in the social sciences to develop a rich program of events, research and teaching opportunities, and community building activities at the center. She also manages the physical spaces in Pendelton East and oversees the Social Science Summer Research Program; In her academic career, Olga is an Associate Professor of Economics, whose research focuses on how behavioral forces explain economic outcomes. Olga is also a 5th Degree black belt and international instructor in Taekwon-Do, teaching the martial art to Wellesley students as part of the Physical Education program. Read more about Olga’s work.