Faculty Profiles

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  • Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English
    B.A., Radcliffe College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Teacher and scholar of English and comparative literature.

  • Professor Emeritus of Political Science
    B.A. Amherst College; Ph.D. Columbia University
  • Associate Professor of Political Science
    B.A., Lafayette College; J.D., Emory University; Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Professor of American politics and constitutional law. Research focuses on the U.S. justice system.

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., Davidson College; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Mathematician interested in studying absolute Galois groups of fields through their cohomological invariants.

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
    B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D, University of Kentucky

    Research and teaching center on 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and cinema.

  • Professor of Biological Sciences
    M.S., Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    Evolutionary biologist with interest in conservation genetics.

  • Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Academic College of Tel-Aviv; M.S., Ph.D., Tufts University

    Explores new human-computer interaction techniques that provide seamless interfaces between people, computers, and the physical world.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Piano
    B.Mus., Peabody Institute of Music; M.Mus., Yale University School of Music; D.Mus., Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington)

    Founding member of the Triple Helix Piano Trio

  • Associate Professor of Economics
    A.B., Brown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Conducts research on economic development, including questions related to education, health, and savings behavior.

  • Professor of English
    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Studies and teaches American poetry and film, focusing particularly on contemporary poetry and classic Hollywood cinema.

  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

    Taught at Wellesley 1974-2015. Interested in various areas of theoretical and applied mathematics; research in discrete mathematics and operations research.

  • Associate Professor of South Asia Studies
    B.A., M.A., Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India); M.Div., Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Humboldt State University; M.S., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth College

    Currently studying the structure of tolerance orders of open closed intervals.

  • Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Research involves operator algebras, and quantum information theory, both of which involve linear algebra and functional analysis.

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

    Research in behavioral and experimental economics, with emphasis on labor market outcomes; information, belief formation, and learning; and culture and institutions

  • Professor of Economics
    B.A., M.P.P., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research interests include macroeconomics, long-run growth, and technology. 

  • Senior Lecturer in English
    B.A., M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Teaching focuses on creative writing, mainly fiction and travel writing.

  • Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
    B.A., William Paterson College

    Passionate about creating life balance through yoga, dance, Pilates, meditation, and humor.

  • Assistant Professor of Religion
    B.A., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities); A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Expert in ancient Israelite prophecy.

  • Professor of Economics
    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Interests in microeconomics, advanced and intermediate theory applied game theory, and experimental economics.

  • Instructor in Astronomy Laboratory
    S.B., S.M., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Astronomer focused on the Koronis family of asteroids; teaches introductory astronomy at Wellesley and MIT. 

  • Associate Professor of History
    B.A., Lewis & Clark College; Ph.D., New York University

    Historian of modern Europe and the world.

  • Assistant Professor of Art
    B.F.A., Syracuse University; M.A., New York University; M.F.A., Parsons The New School for Design

    Mixed media visual artist who explores the terrain of identity through amorphous, hybrid characters in a fictional, coming of age narrative.

  • Associate Professor of Chinese
    B.A., Shandong University; M.A., Fudan University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
    Specializing in modern Chinese literature and intellectual history, film studies, science fiction, and youth culture
  • Professor Emerita of Mathematics
    B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

    Professor Sontag taught Mathematics at Wellesley from 1975-2010.

  • PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.S., Smith College

    Varsity crew coach and director of intramural rowing programs; instructor in sailing and canoeing.

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    B.S., Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research on inorganic environmental chemistry, especially gas tracers and climate change. Teaching  includes inorganic, introductory, and aquatic chemistry.

  • Professor of Physics
    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Molecular spectroscopist, focused on systems in atmospheric and astrophysical research.

  • Music Performance Faculty in Baroque Violin
    B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Professor of Music

  • Theodora Stone Sutton Professor of Classics; Professor of Classical Studies
    B.A., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Focuses on Roman literature and culture; law; the sociology of Roman literature and education; political communication; media studies; and Augustus.

  • Professor of Africana Studies
    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Boston University; B.Litt., D.Phil., Oxford University

    Studies of global gender systems and hierarchies; Africa and African Diaspora; social and environmental justice; international consulting.

  • Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
    B.A. Brown University, M.A. Princeton University, Ph.D. Princeton University

    Taught political theory courses at Wellesley. Main research field was American Political Thought.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Flute, Baroque Flute, and Chamber Music
    B.A., Wellesley College

    Specialist in chamber music; performer on modern and historical flutes; fosters study of repertoire within context of history/culture.

  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
    A.B., Bowdoin College; Ph.D., Duke University

    Evolutionary development (Evo-devo); Developmental genetics; Insect physiology

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology
    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Studies quantitative sociological data on the American family.

  • Senior Lecturer in Spanish
    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University