Senior Lecturer in Writing and Anthropology
B.A., Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON); M.A., Ph.D., McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)
Research focuses on experimental ethnography, anthropology of exchange, Iceland, Micronesia and the Faroe Islands, as well as island cultural ecology and ghost towns.
Lecturer in Engineering; Director of Engineering Studies
B.S., M.S., Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Researches engineering education and the development of consumer-oriented technologies that can benefit under-served populations worldwide.
Associate Professor of Physics
Sc.B., Brown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University
Experimental particle astrophysics including dark matter detection and precision tests of gravity with lunar laser ranging (lab website).
Professor Emerita of Education
A.B., Radcliffe College; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University
Historian of education and of childhood, teacher education, and education reform; preschool policy and advocacy
Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., University of California (Riverside); A.M., Harvard University
An award-winning poet, Bidart won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, 2018 National Book Award and was previously a finalist for both awards.
Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science
B.A., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis); M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Research focuses on the role of courts, rights, and litigation in public policy and politics.
Senior Lecturer Emerita 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.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engaged in laser spectroscopy, physics applied to biological systems, curricular development across disciplines, outreach to young learners and the public.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Princeton University
Works on ancient Greek philosophy, with emphasis on ancient ethics and moral psychology.
Betty Freyhof Johnson '44 Professor of Political Science; Paula Phillips Bernstein ’58 Faculty Director of the Albright Institute for Global Affairs
A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
Researching issues of international security with a specific focus on legitimacy, rising powers, and territorial conflict.
Associate Professor of German Studies
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Focuses on gender, identity, and subjectivity in German film, literature, and culture; teaches at all levels of German curriculum; research on independent films made in Austria in the 1930s and on Weimar cinema.
Professor Emeritus 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
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 the complexities of contemporary reproduction and how the intersection of reproductive technology, social media, and the wish for intimacy are expanding our ideas about families.
* Researches families in a changing economy and how social inequality at home and in the workplace shape the experiences of women and men.
Professor of Education
B.A., M.T., University of Virginia; Ed.D., Harvard University
Explores school-community relationships in K-12 urban schools with an emphasis on race, immigration, and culture.
Artistic Director Emerita of the Wellesley College Theatre
B.A., Mundelein College
Engaged in teaching and directing, original works, new scripts and classics. I am involved in the professional future of students.
Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology
B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Professor Emerita of Political Science
B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Columbia University
Research and teaching focuses on elections, politics, and the media.
Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Sociology
B.A., Brandeis University; M.S., Columbia University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sophia Moses Robison Professor Emerita of Jewish Studies and History
B.A., Skidmore College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University
Director of Jewish Studies, research in Jewish and European history, founding member of Digital Heritage Mapping and Diarna project.
Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian Studies; Professor of Religion
B.A., Dickinson College; Ph.D., Harvard University
Academic historian and public interpreter of religion in America during the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National periods.
Professor of Biological Sciences
B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada)
Studies the organization of animal societies, insect communication, and the evolution of cooperation, using the honey bee as a model.
Margaret Clapp ’30 Distinguished Alumna Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Professor of metaphysics, philosophy of language and law; also teaches logic and various seminars.
Professor of Italian Studies
Laurea in Lettere, Universitˆ degli studi di Torino (Italy); M.A., Ph. D., Brown University
Teaches Italian language and literature, literary theory, and writing; works as a translator.
Professor of French and Francophone Studies
B.A., Reed College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Engaged in studying French poetry in its relation to contemporary French, philosophy, aesthetics, and intellectual history.
Anne Pierce Rogers Professor Emeritus of American Literature; Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Americanist, translator, performer (music, theater), verse-writer, pacifist.
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Senior Lecturer in English
B.A., M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Teaching focuses on creative writing, mainly fiction and travel writing.
Professor of Biological Sciences
A.B., Bowdoin College; Ph.D., Duke University
Evolutionary development (Evo-devo); Developmental genetics; Insect physiology
Lecturer in Mathematics
A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Background in theoretical particle physics, focusing on a conjectured equivalence between certain quantum field theories and certain string theories.
Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor in Mathematics
A.B., Harvard University; M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Research specialty in graph theory and partially ordered sets, teaches across the mathematics curriculum, outreach to K-12 teachers.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
S.B., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Programs and programming languages are at the heart of both my teaching and research.
Professor of Environmental Studies
B.S., Washington and Lee University; A.M., Brown University; Ph.D., Princeton University
Associate Professor of Economics and Writing
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., Stanford University
Development economist with interest in Africa and labor markets; interest in economics pedagogy and active learning; writing across the curriculum
Professor of Cinema and Media Studies
Laurea in Lettere Moderne, University of Genova; Ph.D., University of Oregon
Professor of cinema and media studies doing research on Surrealism, the Neo-Baroque, and the cinema of Raúl Ruiz, and teaching film history and European cinema.
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University
Research in algebraic topology, specifically calculus of functors and its applications to embeddings, including knots and links.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Harvard University
Researches at the intersection of philosophy of language and cognitive science, focusing especially on figurative language.
Nan Walsh Schow ’54 and Howard B. Schow Professor Emerita in the Physical and Natural Sciences; Professor Emerita 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.
Senior Lecturer Emerita 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.