Faculty Profiles

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

    Interested in the political dimensions of human development, especially policies that promote education, employment, health, and dignity in Southern Asia.

  • 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.

  • Associate 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 metamorphic petrologist and geochemist interested in metamorphic phase equilibria, chemical kinetics, convergent tectonics, and subduction zone dynamics.

  • 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 and University College, London; 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 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.

  • Associate 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.

  • Senior Coach/Collaborative Keyboardist
    B.M., Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo); M.M., University of Wisconsin (Madison); Ph.D., New England Conservatory of Music
  • 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)
  • 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