Faculty Profiles

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  • Professor of Political Science
    B.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    My primary area of research and teaching in political science is international relations, with a focus on American foreign policy.

  • Senior Lecturer in Japanese
    B.A., Baika Women’s College (Japan); M.A., West Virginia University; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

    Co-director of Japanese program; interested in Japanese narratives, Japanese pedagogy, second language acquisition, and psycholinguistics.

  • Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., Spelman College; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Temple University

    Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women; expert on the womanist worldview and activist methodology.

  • Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian Studies; Professor of Religion
    B.A., Dickinson College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Academic historian and public interpreter of religion in America during the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National periods.

  • Professor of Religion
    B.A., Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
  • Visiting Lecturer in Political Science
    B.A., University of San Francisco ; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkley)

    Paul Martorelli received his Ph.D. in Political Science with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. His primary focus is political theory.

  • Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
    B.A., M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)

    Interests include Chicana/Latino literature and culture; and analysis of gender, labor, immigration, sexuality, and representation in cultural production.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Clarinet and Classical Saxophone
    B.A., M.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Professor of History
    B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Japanese specialist focusing on Japanese imperialism, nationalism of the Meiji era, and the history of the Imperial Japanese Army.

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy; Director, The Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment
    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Researches and teaches the ethics, politics, and aesthetics of cultural heritage, art, and the environment.

  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Ecologist investigating ecosystem disturbances, including insect and pathogen outbreaks and climate change.

  • Lecturer in Biological Sciences
    A.B., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Expertise in immunology, molecular cell biology, epigenetics, and biochemistry. Enjoys teaching across the curriculum.

  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada)

    Studies the organization of animal societies, insect communication, and the evolution of cooperation, using the honey bee as a model.

  • Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Active learning in introductory and physical chemistry labs.

  • Instructor in Computer Science Laboratory
    B.S., Harvey Mudd College; Ph.D. University of California (Santa Cruz)

    I'm a computer scientist interested in artificial intelligence and creativity, with a soft spot for interactive narrative and games.

  • Lecturer in Physics
    B.S., Texas Tech University; M.S., Ph.D., Tufts University

    I like physics. I like math. I like teaching, and I am interested in methods that optimize the learning of physics.  

  • Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.S., M.S., Syracuse University

    Involved in teaching and developing both introductory and organic chemistry laboratories.

  • Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Economics
    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research in the economics of education, development economics, and Latin American education and social policy.

  • Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art
    B.F.A., M.F.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Visual artist working in a range of graphic media, i.e. prints, drawings, artist books, photomontages, and installations.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Bassoon
    B.M.A.S., University of Delaware; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Margaret Clapp ’30 Distinguished Alumna Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Professor of metaphysics, philosophy of language and law; also teaches logic and various seminars.

  • Virginia Onderdonk ’29 Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Main interests: philosophy of mind, moral theory, the history of moral philosophy, especially 18th-century British moral psychology.

  • Professor of Economics
    B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Health economist, using the tools of economics to answer questions about health policy.

  • Professor of Astronomy
    B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Arizona

    Involved with youth of all kinds: some of the most distant galaxies, the smallest stars in our Milky Way, and students and kids of my own.

  • Director of the New England Arts and Architecture Program; Senior Lecturer in Art
    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Expert in New England art and architecture. Co-directs the architecture program.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Percussion
    B.M., Hartt School of Music; M.M., Yale University; D.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music
  • Professor of Computer Science
    B.Sc., University of Athens (Greece); Ph.D., Dartmouth College

    Engaged in research on Web Science, Web Spam and Information Retrieval, Medical s/w, Parallel Computing, Multimedia, and CS Education.

  • Professor of English
    B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., University of California (Los Angeles); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Literary critic specializing in Victorian and American literature. Children's author.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Saxophone; Director, Wellesley BlueJazz
    Director, Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band, and Jazz and World Music Program Director

    Jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. Teacher of jazz improvisation, saxophone and ensemble technique, jazz theory and history of jazz.

  • Lecturer in Anthropology
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology. My Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley focused on cultural connections between ancient Egypt and Sudan.

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in understanding how proteins aggregate during the development of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Associate Professor of Geosciences
    B.S., M.S., University of Hannover (Germany); Ph.D., Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland)

    Research interests: Earth surface processes, sedimentology, and natural hazard assessment

  • Edith Stix Wasserman Professor of Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science
    A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Expert on the U.S.-Korea alliance and comparative social movements in East Asia (democratization, women's movements, migrant workers, human rights); migration and identity politics.

  • Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Studies
    B.A., Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Paris III

    Film Theory and Media Aesthetics, Media Ecologies, History of Ideas, French Culture and Intellectual History, Surveillance Studies, Environmental Humanities.

  • Lecturer in Art; Director of 3D Arts
    B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

    A visual artist interested in the tangibility of materials, the aesthetics and functionality of objects and the performance process of their creation and use.

  • Betty Freyhof Johnson ’44 Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • Professor of Art
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    M.Eng., Polytechnic University of Tirana (Albania); Ph.D., Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany)

    I love data, the Web, and web data. I aim to understand, critique, and transform web-based sociotechnical systems using data & web science.

  • Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
    B.A., DePaul University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    I am an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College where I teach courses on gender, sexuality, race, technology, neoliberalism, and globalization.