Faculty Profiles

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  • Senior Instructor in Computer Science Laboratory
    B.S., National Technical University (Athens, Greece); M.S., Brown University

    Teaches introduction to computer science for majors and non-majors, as well as data structures.

  • Lecturer in Sociology
    B.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Elizabeth Kimball Kendall and Elisabeth Hodder Professor of History
    B.A., Universiteit van Amsterdam; M.A., University of London; Doctoraal, Ph.D., Universiteit van Amsterdam

    African historian focusing on Somalia and Sudan with a long-term research and teaching focus on the history of Africa, the Middle East, and Islam in Africa; translator of historical and popular culture texts in Arabic and Somali.

  • Professor of Anthropology
    B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Social anthropologist doing research,  writing and teaching on the topics of health, illness and cancer.

  • Denise Kellen '68 Professor in the Health Sciences; Professor of Psychology
    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Psychology Department chair; Interested in exploring the cognitive and neural bases of human memory capacities; teach courses in memory, cognition, and neuropsychology.

  • Katharine and Claudine Malone '63 Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Research in global Riemannian geometry, especially the interplay of curvature constraints in the context of large symmetry groups.

  • Senior Research Scientist, Wellesley Centers for Women; Lecturer in Economics
    Diploma in Economics, University of Kent at Canterbury; M.A., Ph.D., University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

    Researcher on labor economics and entrepreneurship, with specific focus on women, education and immigration.

  • Associate Professor of Economics
    B.A., Bilkent University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Applied micro-economist focusing primarily on the environmental challenges facing decision makers in developed and developing countries

  • Visiting Lecturer in Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Oxford

    Research interests include the relationship between spoken and written language, the structure of the mental lexicon, orthographic processing and the acquisition of literacy and skilled reading, and structures of writing systems.

  • Visiting Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
    A.B., Princeton University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Her research is at the intersection of 20th-21st century French and Francophone literature, translation studies, cultural studies, and book history

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Acoustic Guitar and Jazz Guitar
    B.A., Berklee College of Music; M.M. University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Guitarist, composer, educator, Mr. Kirby is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has a Masters degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from University of Massachusetts (Amherst). As well as his work as string faculty at Wellesley College, he is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and teaches for Berklee online.

  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., Beloit College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Microbiologist, interested in understanding stability and resilience of microbial communities; teaching introductory biology and microbiology

  • Professor of English
    B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Cambridge University (Clare College); Ph.D., Yale University

    Shakespearean engaged in bringing theatre and academia into greater dialogue; can also be found at home with kids or on soccer field.

  • Professor of Religion
    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    An educator and a scholar in the comparative and historical study of religion with a focus on Asia, as the word "Asia" is understood historically and broadly to include West Asia, South Asia and East Asia.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    Diploma, Ph.D., University of Würzburg (Germany)

    Plant physiologist investigating various processes that allow plants to optimize photosynthesis.

  • PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.S., Northwestern University; M.S., University of Kentucky

    Varsity basketball coach; promoting and teaching physical fitness and lifelong positive health habits.

  • Lecturer in Psychology
    B.A., Boston College; Ed.M., Harvard University Graduate School of Education; Ph.D., Boston College

    Personality psychologist interested in family systems theory and sports psychology

  • PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Franklin Pierce University; M.A., Concordia University

    Coaching and teaching tennis for more than 17 years, including private coaching, club coaching, college coaching, and national teams.