Faculty Profiles

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  • Associate Professor of English; Faculty Director, Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.Phil, Oxford University (St. John's College); Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interests include Renaissance literature, book history, and the history and theory of literary genre.

  • Instructor in Geosciences Laboratory
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., University of Massachusetts

    Teaches geosciences labs; Committed to giving students an appreciation for earth processes and an understanding of their impacts.

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., University of Toronto; M.A., Ph.D., University of Western Ontario

    Researches and teaches topics in early modern philosophy, with a focus on theories of human freedom and philosophical method in both rationalist and empiricist traditions. 

  • Vistiting Lecturer in Anthropology
    B.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University
  • Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Professor Wang's research interest is analysis and she teaches in the areas of multivariable calculus and analysis



     

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
    B.S., Beijing Normal University; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

    Statistician specializing in topics of U-statistics, nonparametric kernel density estimation, risk estimation, variance estimation, cross-validation, resampling schemes, and extrapolation/interpolation methods.

  • Professor of Italian Studies
    B.A., University of East Anglia (England); M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Pier Paolo Pasolini; Carlo Levi; Piero Gobetti; Italian antifascist culture; 21st century Italian mystery writers; contemporary Italian narrative; postmodern narrative; narrative theory

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in African Diasporic Drumming and Director of Yanvalou
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Wesleyan University

    Focused on Yanvalou Drumming and Dance Ensemble, and African Diasporic drumming.

  • Kresa Family Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Pepperdine University; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Research utilizes fruit flies and 'virtual-reality' flight simulators to investigate the neuronal mechanisms that permit the multi-sensory integration required to produce contextually appropriate behavior.

  • Associate Professor of Astronomy
    B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Planetary scientist who studies the planet Mars while teaching courses about the geology and climates of rocky and icy worlds.

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
    B.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Researches at the intersection of philosophy of language and cognitive science, focusing especially on figurative language.

  • PERA Professor of the Practice
    B.A., University of the Pacific; M.A., Brown University

    Direct NCAA Division III intercollegiate volleyball program and teach skills and fitness courses in the Physical Education Department.

  • Associate Professor of Economics
    B.A., Oberlin College; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Interested in macroeconomics, particularly international economics, the economics of conflict, and monetary economics.

  • Professor of Russian
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Physics
    B.A., Middlebury College; M.S., Ph.D., Tufts University

    I am interested in high energy particle physics, cosmology, and best practices in physics education.

  • Associate Professor of English
    B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D. Duke University

    Researches and teaches late medieval English literature, the history of race, religious and cultural conflict in the Middle Ages, and the modern literary and political uses of medievalism.

     

  • Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of East Asian Studies
    B.A. Wellesley College; M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    I study traditional Chinese fiction, history of Chinese women's writing, history of the book in China, and missionaries to East Asia.

  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience
    B.A., Dartmouth College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

    Mission: to determine the distributed neural correlates of perception.

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
    B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    My research probes how individuals think and see differently to illuminate principles of mind and brain and to inform applied work.

  • Nellie Zuckerman Cohen & Anne Cohen Heller Professor in Health Sciences; Professor of Psychology
    B.A., M.A., University of Melbourne; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research interests include adult development; positive psychology; religion and spirituality; altruism; narcissism; wisdom; cross-cultural conceptions of the self.

  • Assistant Professor in Computer Science
    B.A., Williams College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington

    My research develops tools for analyzing software to check critical safety properties and find or prevent bugs.

  • Lecturer in Chemistry
    B.A., Indiana University ; Ph.D., University of California (San Diego)

    Creating engaging and active classroom for introductory and organic chemistry courses.