Faculty Profiles

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  • Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies
    B.A., Universite Moulay Ismail (Morocco); M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Binghamton University

    I teach Arabic literature and language 

  • Assistant Professor of Economics
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research in development economics, with an emphasis on firm behavior in developing economies.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Vocal Jazz
    B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Teaches commercial singing styles and technique, specializing in jazz, blues, pop, and Brazilian music.

  • Professor of Spanish
    B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

    Poet, human rights activist, literary critic. Interested in Jewish literature and literature of human rights in the Americas; women writers of Latin America; migration, identity, and ethnicity.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Piano; Director, Music Performance Program
    B.M., Kunitachi College of Music (Japan); M.M., D.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music

    Pianist, teacher, and performer of piano and chamber music.

  • Professor of Psychology
    B.A., University of California (Santa Cruz); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research in nonverbal communication:  the ability to decode nonverbal cues in social interaction; also interested in the psychological analysis of advertising.

  • Music Performance Faculty in French Horn
    B.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Boston-based freelance musician; performs regularly with prominent area symphony orchestras as well as chamber groups.

  • Lecturer in Computer Science
    B.S., Yale University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Professor Anderson's research interests include artificial intelligence (particularly planning and natural language processing), computer graphics programming, simulation, system software and system administration.

  • Carillon Instructor, Director of Guild of Carillonneurs
    Bachelors, Wellesley College; Masters of Music, New England Conservatory

    Having taught piano and music theory at Stonehill College for 9 years, she now teaches carillon at Wellesley College, where she acts as advisor to the 25-member student Guild of Carillonneurs.  She also serves as organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon.

  • Director, Collegium Musicum
    B.Mus. (Viola da Gamba/Violone) & B.Mus. (Double Bass), Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University; M.Mus., The Juilliard School; M.St., Magdalen College, Oxford

    Performer, composer/arranger, and scholar, Andrew Arceci has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

  • Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies
    B.A., Williams College

    Focused on suiting the word to the action and the action to the word.

  • Lecturer in Writing and Anthropology
    B.A., Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON); M.A., Ph.D., McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)

    Research focuses on ethnographic methods, globalization, depopulation of the North American High Plains, writing, islands and ghost towns.

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
    B.A., University of Puerto Rico–Río Piedras; Ph.D., Harvard University
    Research and teaching interests: early modern Spanish literature, visual culture and Luso-Castilian bilingualism, theories of poetic inspiration, literature in language teaching.
  • Professor of Chemistry
    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    I am a physical chemist who uses surface chemistry techniques to study radiation chemistry.

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
    B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

    Social psychologist doing research on similarity and diversity in friendship networks and the justification of prejudice.

  • 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.

  • Lecturer in Italian Studies
    B.A., Harvard University Extension School; M.A., Tufts University

    Research focuses on Italian language pedagogy and 20th century Italian cultural studies.

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    B.S., Ain Shams University; M.S., German University in Cairo; Ph.D., Boston University

    Interested in resource management within brokered computing environments; specifically the allocation of resources (packing/routing), and its economical aspects.

  • 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).

  • Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., Georgetown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    My research and teaching explores the relationship between art, literature, and social change, with a focus on the U.S. Left in the 1930s.

  • Lecturer in Neuroscience
    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Molecular neuroscientist with an interest in glutamate transporters.

  • Associate Professor of Art
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Wellesley alumna; research explores the relations between art and science, and the place of sentimentalism in American art.

  • Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    B.S., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Broad interests in molecular biology that are now focused on engaging students in complex experiments and science writing.

  • PERA Professor of the Practice; Director of Athletics; Chair of Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.S., Trenton State College; M.Ed., Springfield College

    Engaged in integration and promotion of fitness and sports, critical components for lifelong learning and well-being.

  • Allene Lummis Russell Professor of Neuroscience
    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Passions for serotonin and adult neurogenesis! Excited about the wonderful neuroscience program at Wellesley College.

  • Professor of Physics
    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Laser based studies of new electronic materials.

  • Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art
    B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Art historian specializing in the art and visual culture of the late 19th-, 20th-, and 21st centuries. 

  • Catherine Mills Davis Associate Professor of Music
    B.Mus(Hons), Royal College of Music; M.Mus., King’s College, University of London; Ph.D., University of Chicago
    Interests include the music of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Gabriel Fauré; the practice of ornament in French music and the visual arts during the early twentieth century; music and philosophy; music and orientalism; Sikh devotional music (Sikh Kirtan).
  • Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities; Professor 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.

  • Associate Professor of French
    B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Specializes in French culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with a particular focus on the relationship between literary texts and the socio-historical contexts in which they emerged.

  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.A., Williams College ; Ph.D., Stanford University

    Studying marine microbes, from the genomic to ecosystem level.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Viola and Violin
    B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music

    Director, LyricaFest Music Festival; Quartet Program, Longy School; visiting faculty, Eastman School; silver medalist, Henryk Szeryng Prize.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Flute
    B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Frost Professor in Environmental Science; Professor of Geosciences
    B.S., M.A., Binghamton University; Ph.D., Brown University

    Research interests: biogeochemistry, environmental geochemistry, and medical geology.

  • Associate Professor of English
    B.A., Queens College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches modernism, contemporary American fiction and poetry, ethnic literature, and urban literature and photography.

  • Lecturer in the Writing Program
    B.A., Dickinson College; M.A., University of Sussex (Brighton, England); Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

    Interested in modern and contemporary American literature, the cultural study of science and technology, gender and women's writing, academic and professional writing, and film criticism and theory.

  • Lecturer in the Writing Program
    A.B., Harvard College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Specialist in twentieth-century British and Irish literature; writer.

  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., M.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois

    Specialist in initial-boundary value problems for nonlinear partial differential equations.

  • Gordon P. Lang and Althea P. Lang ’26 Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., George Washington University

    Vertebrate paleontologist with interests at the interface of morphology, evolution, and development.

  • 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.

  • Associate Professor of Classical Studies
    B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Archaeologist directing excavations in central Greece, studying cultural interaction and trade in the ancient Mediterranean, pursuing digital technology in teaching and research.

  • Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., London School of Economics; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Researcher on labor and health economics, with a focus on immigration issues and issues surrounding childhood obesity.

  • Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English
    B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Expert in nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature;  Shakespeare; and modernism in the arts.

  • Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.A., San Jose State University; M.A., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Dancer by trade. Poet by heart. Yogini by spirit. Multimedia artist by convergence.

  • Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., College of William and Mary; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Comparative animal physiologist; focused on the role of ion channels in tolerating low oxygen; teaching physiology, introductory biology.

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Interested in political dimensions of human development, on policies that enhance education, employment, health, and dignity.

     

  • Associate Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Professor of linguistics; research interests include artificial language learning and acquisition of phonology.

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    B.S., SUNY (Purchase College); M.S., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interested in synthesis of novel anticancer and antiviral agents; teaching introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, and synthetic methods.

  • Professor of Art
    B.A., Barnard College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Primary research in the field of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting, with specialized work on Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rubens, and Rembrandt.

  • Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., Howard University ; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Carter Jackson's research focuses on slavery and the abolitionists, violence as a political discourse, historical film, and black women’s history. 

  • Associate Professor of Art
    B.A., Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge); M.A., University of Texas (Austin); Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    art and architectural historian specializing in the ancient Mediterranean

  • Senior Lecturer in English
    B.A., Barnard College; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., City University of New York

    Author of two novels and a screenplay. Fields: fiction-writing, screenwriting, postcolonial studies and modern British literature.

  • Lecturer in Jewish Studies
    B.E.D., Beit Berl College; M.A., Boston College

    Teaching focuses on conversational and written Hebrew.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics
    A.B., Harvard University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Combinatorics of polyhedral complexes, cryptology, comparative genomics.

  • Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.A., Cambridge University (England); Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Research on positive scalar curvature and rigidity of manifolds, noncommutative geometry, tools of surgery theory

  • Professor of Psychology
    B.A., George Washington University; M.A., University of Texas (Austin); Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Professor of Personality Psychology. Research interests include shyness, self-concept, and identity orientations. 

  • Senior Lecturer in Chinese
    B.A., Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., University of Iowa

    Interested in Chinese language pedagogy and second language acquisition.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
    B.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research explores how culture and family processes influence development and mental health across the lifespan.

  • Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English
    B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Poet and critic.

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
    A.B., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Studies American politics with an emphasis on race and ethnicity, public opinion, and political psychology

  • Professor of Economics
    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researcher in the economics of aging and health.

  • Coach/Collaborative Keyboardist
    B.M., Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo); M.M., University of Wisconsin (Madison); Ph.D., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Guitar and Lute
    B.A., University of California (Berkeley)

    Classical and flamenco guitarist and lutenist; teacher and performer, developing instructional materials for the study of classical guitar.

  • Associate Professor of Peace and Justice Studies
    B.S., Università degli Studi di Firenze; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Southern California

    Scholar and activist around issues of peace and gender.

  • 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.

  • Professor of Sociology
    B.S., Southern Methodist University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
  • Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Expert on Caribbean literature and Caribbean intellectual history.

  • 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
  • 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.

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

    Specialist of French cultural and intellectual history.

  • 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.

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Wellesley College ; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

    I build social systems prototypes and study how people relate to each other through social technologies.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Music Instructor in Violin
    B.M. & M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Theresa Mall Mullarkey 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Senior Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Rhode Island

    Background in functional and evolutionary morphology of vertebrates (i.e., how vertebrate forms relate to function and evolution); teaches introductory cell and organismal biology and comparative physiology and anatomy of vertebrates.

  • Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literature; Professor of Classical Studies
    B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of California (Santa Barbara); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Specializes in the literature and culture of Ancient Greece; teaches Greek drama and myth, and the theme of travel in literature.

  • Music Performance Faculty in Jazz and Classical Trumpet
    B.M., Crane School of Music, Music Education, Trumpet Performance; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, Jazz Studies - Composition
  • Senior Lecturer in French
    Licence de Lettres Modernes, Université de Haute Bretagne; Maîtrise de Français et de Linguistique, Université de Vincennes

    Specializes in French civilization and conversation courses.

  • Professor of Religion
    B.A., Stetson University; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Scholar of the history of Christianity and contemporary Catholicism with special attention to the Virgin Mary and to women’s spiritual writings.

  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., University of Manchester, UK; Ph.D., University of Leeds, UK

    Investigating the physiology and mechanics of animal locomotion.

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    B.A, Washington University; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; A.M., Ph.D., Brown University

    Socio-cultural anthropologist whose research centers on the politics of foreign aid, democracy promotion, judicial reform, and conflict in Latin America.

  • Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Grinnell College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

    Uses experiments and computation to study membrane proteins; teaches biochemistry, introductory chemistry and courses in computational modeling and public writing.

  • Music Instructor in violin and viola
    Bachelors and Masters in Music, Longy School of Music

    Canadian violinist and violist Andrew Eng has gained a versitile reputation playing Classical, Tango, Jazz and Contemporary music. Classical New Jersey describes him as, “intense and powerfully emotional.”

  • Senior Lecturer in Russian
    M.A., Moscow University; Ph.D., Academy of Sciences Institute of World History (Russia)

    Teaches Russian language; Wintersession in Moscow Program Director; at Wellesley since 1998.

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics; Faculty Director, Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center
    B.A., B.S., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

    Research is in geometric mechanics and specifically in Nonholonomic Mechanics. Presently researching Hamiltonian-like properties of some special types of nonholonomic systems.

  • Associate Professor of Economics
    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Associate Professor of American Studies
    A.B., Harvard College; B.A., M.A., Trinity College (Cambridge); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interdisciplinary scholar with focus on American literature; biographer of the James family; historian of the Belle Époque.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Africana Studies
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

    African Diasporic cosmologies, sacred ontologies; Afro-Caribbean cultural expressions and identity; slavery and the Afro-Atlantic world; sacred sexualities and gender.

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Illinois

    Interests include nanoscience and biomaterials for environmental and medical applications; teaching in analytical chemistry and nanoscience.

  • Phyllis Henderson Carey Professor of Music
    B.A., Oberlin College; Certificate, The Royal Conservatory of The Hague; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Scholar of the history of music with specialization in early music and women composers.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Chinese
    B.A., National Taiwan University; M.A., National Taiwan University; Ph.D, University of Connecticut
  • Norma Wilentz Hess Fellow in Computer Science
    B.S., Federal University of Ceara; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Massachussetts

    My research interest lies mostly in theoretical computer science, and lately I have focused on database theory and complexity problems.

  • Louise Sherwood McDowell and Sarah Frances Whiting Professor of Astrophysics; Professor of Astronomy
    B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Planetary astronomer, fascinated by planetary rings and atmospheres, committed to teaching science, and a devotee of all the liberal arts.

  • Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art; Professor of Art
    A.B., Radcliffe College; M.Phil., University of London; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interested in building an interdisciplinary, feminist approach to architecture through research, teaching, and public education.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Voice
    B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Dedicated to the sublime art and pursuit of beautiful singing.

  • Lecturer in French
    M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Academic focus includes authorship, textual strategies, and the fashioning of subjectivity. Passionate about teaching and her commitment to students.