Faculty Profiles

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anchor Point Assistant Professor in 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; music and orientalism/exoticism/colonialism-decolonialism; and Sikh devotional music (Sikh Kirtan)

  • Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
    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.

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Columbia College Chicago; B.A., Rutgers University-Camden; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

    I love designing algorithms and exploring CS theory applied to e-commerce, fairness in machine learning, democracy, and bioinformatics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Physics
    B.S. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) ; M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia

    Observational and Theoretical Astrochemistry, Radio Astronomy

  • 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.