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.

  • Senior 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.

  • 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 experimental ethnography, anthropology of exchange, Iceland, Micronesia and the Faroe Islands, as well as island cultural ecology and ghost towns.

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
    B.A., University of Oregon; M.Ed., Boston University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

    Research interests include race & ethnicity, public opinion, immigration, intergroup solidarity, methodology.

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
    B.S., University of Puerto Rico-Rio 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 the dynamics of prejudice and friendship formation.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Religion
    B.A., Princeton University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Scholar of classical and post-classical Islamic intellectual history with special attention to early modern Ottoman philosophical and theological corpus.

  • 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.

  • Senior 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.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Spanish
    B.A., University of the Balearic Islands, Spain ; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

    My research and teaching interests focus primarily on semantics, pragmatics, syntax-semantics interfaces, Romance linguistics, dialectal and typological variation, and sociolinguistics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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

    Molecular neuroscientist with an interest in glutamate transporters.

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

    Art Historian focusing on the art and visual culture of the United States. Interests include the intersection of art and science, ecocriticism, landscape imagery, sentimentalism, and Disney.

  • Freedom Project Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science
    B.A., M.A., Ankara University; Ph.D., State University of New York (Binghamton)

    Research interests include political economy, intellectual property, cultural expressions, foreign policy, international organizations, the Middle East, and the Kurdish question.

  • 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.

  • Assistant Professor of Physics
    B.S., Olin College of Engineering; M.S., Ph. D., Stanford University

    Materials scientist developing next-generation solar cells by studying the fundamental properties of novel solution-processed semiconductors. 

  • 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 Professor of Music
    B.Mus(Hons), Royal College of Music; M.Mus., King’s College, University of London; Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Scholarly interests focus on the music of French composers including Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Delage; the practice of ornament in French music and the visual arts during the early twentieth century; music and aesthetics (particularly ideas concerning ephemerality, nothingness, and atmosphere); music and orientalism/exoticism/japonisme; 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: GeoHealth, biogeochemistry, environmental geochemistry, research and collaborative project-based learning to support inclusive excellence in STEM education

  • Assistant Professor of Art
    B.A., Vassar College; M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr

    Historian of art and architecture focusing on the medieval Islamic world. Interests include cross-cultural transmission, landscape studies, and digital art history.

  • 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.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Education
    B.A., Vassar College; M.A., American University; Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Explores the role of schools in creating opportunities for belonging for immigrant mothers, with a focus on place and the politics of immigration.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Archaeologist leading an excavation 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.

  • 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.

  • Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities; 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.

  • Assistant Professor of Geosciences
    B.A., Amherst College; M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Research Interests: I’m a petrologist interested in the intersection of tectonics and chemistry and am dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the geosciences.

  • 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.

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s and Gender Studies
    B.A., Wellesley College ; M.Sc., Imperial College London and University College London (Joint) ; Ph.D., University of California (Davis)

    Follows the making and mobilization of scientific knowledge across the biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences, with particular attention to imaginaries of conservation, survival, and hope through the climate crisis.

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

    Teaching focuses on conversational and written Hebrew.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences; 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

  • Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of American Studies
    B.A., University of California (Irvine); M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

    Specializes in gender and Filipinx history, Asian American Studies, history of U.S. empire, and transnational feminist approaches to the study of beauty and fashion 

  • Lecturer in the Quantitative Reasoning Program
    B.A., Hendrix College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Irvine)
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Art
    B.A., Ithaca College ; MFA., Indiana University (Bloomington)

    Painter working with the history, imagination and construction of female-centric communities.

  • 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.

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)

    Research focuses on political behavior, representation, and nation-building in Latin America.

  • 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 history and Native American cultural studies including sacred horse cultures.

  • 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.

  • Lecturer in Computer Science
    B.A., Yale University ; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Stanford University ; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., Victoria University; M.A., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Works on philosophy of literature and moral philosophy, with a focus on personal narration, memoir and meaning in life.

  • Lecturer in South Asia Studies
    B.A., University of Melbourne (Australia); M.A., Monash University (Australia); M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • 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.

  • Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., Linfield College; M.A., Ph.D., Georgia State University
  • 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.

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

    Research explores the behavioral and neural markers of psychiatric symptoms in both children and adults.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Economics
    B.A., Wesleyan University ; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    I am a social scientist interested in issues of inequality with a focus on education, particularly under-resourced public schools and students from less privileged backgrounds.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Michael and Denise Kellen '68 Chair in the Sciences; 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 Performance Faculty in Violin and Viola
    A.R.C.T., Royal Conservatory of Music; M.M., Longy School of Music

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