Faculty Profiles

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  • Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., B.S., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

    Research is in geometric mechanics (specifically, nonholonomic mechanics) and in mathematical demography. Presently researching quantum nonholonomic mechanics as well as the applications of the calculus of variations to problems in mathematical demography.

  • 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.

  • Diana Chapman Walsh Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
    B.A., Binghamton University ; M.S., University of Lyon; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Research interests include sociolinguistics, language variation & change, varieties of English, and the language varieties of the African diaspora. 

  • Visiting Lecturer in Africana Studies
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The 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

    Research and Teaching Interests: Early Music, Women Composers, Symphonic and Chamber Music Repertoire, J.S. Bach

  • Visiting Lecturer in Classical Studies
    B.A., University of Texas (Austin); Ph.D., University of California (Irvine)

    Specializes in the intersection between gender, genre, and sexual violence in Latin poetry; the relationship between Seneca’s tragedy and philosophy; Latin language pedagogy; teaches all levels of Latin and Greek language and courses on Greek and Roman literature and culture.

  • 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.

  • Visiting Lecturer in German Studies
    M. Phil., University of Vienna; Ph.D., New York University

    Main research areas: literary studies, theater studies, German cultural history. Further interests: theories of subjectivity, environmental humanities.