Faculty Profiles

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  • Bill Cain

    William E. Cain

    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.

  • Samantha Cameron

    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.

  • John S. Cameron

    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.

  • Christopher Candland

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

    Focused on the political dimensions of human development, based on comparative and quantitative studies within Southern Asia. 

  • George M. Caplan

    Senior Instructor in Physics Laboratory
    B.A., Swarthmore College; S.M., Harvard University

    Physics laboratory instructor; interested in electric power, lab instrumentation, and old-fashioned string theory.

  • Linda Carli

    Senior Lecturer in Psychology
    B.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Interests include women leaders, social influence, gender differences in interaction and influence, and reactions to victimization.

  • Angela C. Carpenter

    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.

  • Dora Carrico-Moniz

    Assistant 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.

  • Margaret D. Carroll

    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.

  • Karl Case, In Memoriam

    Professor Emeritus of Economics
    B.A., Miami University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Professor Case passed away on July 15, 2016, after 34 years of teaching at Wellesley. His research was concerned with the causes and effects of boom and bust cycles in real estate; co-developed Case-Shiller Index, a leading measure of home pricing trends.

  • Kimberly Cassibry

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

    Art historian focusing on cross-cultural connections in the ancient Mediterranean

  • Margaret Cezair-Thompson

    Margaret Cezair-Thompson

    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.

  • Gil Chalamish

    Gil Chalamish

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

    Teaching focuses on conversational and written Hebrew.

  • Clara Chan

    Clara S. Chan

    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.

  • Stanley S. Chang

    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

  • Maud Chaplin

    Professor Emerita of Philosophy
  • Robbin Chapman

    Lecturer in Education
    B.S., Brooklyn College; S.M., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research on design and use of digital tools for learning, technologies for learning in public spaces, equity issues as they relate to learning technologies and technology-driven pedagogy, and the intersection of community, cognition, and computation.

  • Jonathan M. Cheek

    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. 

  • Dai Chen

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

    Interested in Chinese language pedagogy and second language acquisition.

  • Stephen Chen

    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.

  • Dan Chiasson

    Associate Professor of English
    B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Poet and critic.

  • James David Christie

    Wellesley College Organist
    B.A., Oberlin College; M.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music

    College organist and organ teacher; oversees the care of all the pipe organs on campus.

  • Paul A. Cohen

    Professor Emeritus of History
    Cornell University, B.A. University of Chicago, M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University

    Retired from teaching in 2000, but continues to be active in the field of Chinese history.

  • Courtney C. Coile

    Professor of Economics; Director, Knapp Social Science Center
    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researcher in the economics of aging, particularly retirement and disability policy.

  • William F. Coleman

    Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
    B.S., Eckerd College; Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington)

    Physical/Inorganic chemist, doing quantum chemistry and applications of computers in chemical education.

  • David Collins

    Coach/Accompanist
    B.M., Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo); M.M., University of Wisconsin (Madison); Ph.D., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Glorianne Collver-Jacobson

    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.

  • Catia Confortini

    Assistant 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.

  • Ann Congleton

    Professor Emerita of Philosophy
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Professor Emerita of the history of philosophy, particularly Plato and Aristotle and feminist theory.

  • Bevil R. Conway

    Associate Professor of Neuroscience
    B.S., McGill University; M.M.Sc., Harvard Medical School; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Visual neuroscientist and artist, examines neural basis of color using physiological, behavioral, and modeling techniques. (Visit Website)

  • Elena Tajima Creef

    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.

  • Lee Cuba

    Professor of Sociology
    B.S., Southern Methodist University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Research in the sociology of education with a particular interest in academic and social engagement of college students.

  • Selwyn R. Cudjoe

    Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Expert on Caribbean literature and Caribbean intellectual history.

  • Lesley S. Curtis

    Lesley Curtis

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Literature
    B.A., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill); M.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Lesley S. Curtis is a scholar of postcolonialism and gender, with a special focus on Haiti, France, and abolitionism.

  • Thomas Cushman

    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