Faculty Profiles

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  • Visiting Lecturer in Political Science
    A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    My primary research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of foreign policy and international institutions.

  • Professor of English
    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Yale University

    My research and teaching span two areas, British eighteenth and nineteenth century prose fiction, and Asian American literature.

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

    I study computer security and privacy, and especially their interactions with social systems, the law, and human needs.

  • Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics
    B.S., M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Applies statistical methods to address social issues like college access, abortion and births, early childhood education, gun violence, and more broadly, to evaluate policies designed to improve the well-being of disadvantaged youth.

  • Professor of Sociology
    B.A., Brandeis University; M.S., Columbia University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics
    B.S., City College of City University of New York; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Award-winning teacher and education innovator; development economist specializing in labor issues; policy work throughout Africa and East Asia.

  • Associate Professor of Art
    B.A., Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages (China); M.A., Southern Methodist University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Asian art historian and specialist in Chinese painting of the Song dynasty (960-1279).

  • Professor of Psychology and Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
    B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester

    My research focuses on economic decision-making from an evolutionary perspective.

  • Katharine Lee Bates and Sophie Chantal Hart Professor of English
    B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
    Specialist in Chaucer, medieval dreaming, literary and cultural biography, cultural geography, gender, and food; advocate for the humanities and freedom of expression on campus.
  • Lecturer in Art
    B.A., Brown University; M.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research focuses on the city of Venice, Renaissance to the eighteenth-century.

  • 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.

  • Associate Professor of Economics
    B.S., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Research in applied macroeconomics, with an emphasis on issues related to consumer finance and labor markets.

  • Coach/Collaborative Keyboardist
    B.M., Toho School of Music (Tokyo); M.M., New England Conservatory

    Active soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist.

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

    Interested in 18th-century British literature and culture, literary theory, and Milton.

  • Professor of German Studies
    Staatsexamen, Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Comparative Literary Studies and Chair of German Studies at Wellesley College.  Research and teaching in the fields of comparative literature, Jewish Studies, media studies, and literature.

  • Margaret Hamm Professor of Psychology
    A.B., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Teaches personality psychology and optimism & pessimism. Researches strategies people use to pursue goals and how self-knowledge influences adaptation, performance, & social relationships.

  • Nan Walsh Schow ‘54 and Howard B. Schow Professor in the Physical and Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry; Dean of Faculty Affairs
    B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

    Expertise in DNA damage and bacterial biophysics.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health
  • Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.A., Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Scientific interests include adaptation to stress and protein-DNA interactions; enjoys teaching chemistry and biochemistry labs.

  • Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    A.B., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Senior Lecturer in Art
    B.A., Yale University; J.D., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Yale University

    Specialist in Latin American art, focusing on modern Mexican art and architecture, through museum as well as academic projects.

  • Associate Professor of Art
    B.A., University of North Florida; M.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Art historian focusing on 18th- and 19th-century Europe and South Asia, colonialism, Indian Ocean trade, and intersections of art and science.

  • Associate Professor of Art
    B.F.A., University of Washington (Seattle); M.A., M.F.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    New media artist interested in collaborative and interactive experiences using both traditional and experimental visual techniques.

  • Associate Professor of History
    B.A., M.A., New York University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

    Scholar of urban history and political culture in the Spanish Habsburg world.

  • Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences
    A.B., Brown University; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Developmental biologist focused on science education.

  • PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.A., Montclair State University; Ed.M., Bloomsburg University

    Wellesley Softball stays true to the fundamentals of the game. We strive to develop leaders on and off the field.

  • Associate Professor of Economics
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Research in the economics of discrimination and the economics of crime.

  • Professor of Italian Studies
    Laurea in Lettere, Universitˆ degli studi di Torino (Italy); M.A., Ph. D., Brown University

    Teaches Italian language and literature, literary theory, and writing; works as a translator.

  • Jack and Sandra Polk Guthman '65 Director, Quantitative Analysis Institute; Lecturer in Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics
    A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Statistician specializing in causal inference; creating the Quantitative Analysis Institute, to expand the role of statistics at Wellesley.

  • Program Coordinator; Gallery Director; Visiting Lecturer
    B.F.A., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); M.F.A., School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University

    Artist working as department coordinator, gallery director, and instructor in drawing during summer session.

  • Susan M. Hallowell and Ruby Frances Howe Farwell Professor of Biological Sciences
    B.S., Texas A & M University; Ph.D., Duke University

    Plant cell biologist who uses molecular genetics, biochemistry and confocal microscopy to study how plant cells grow and divide.

  • Professor of French and Francophone Studies
    B.A., Reed College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Engaged in studying French poetry in its relation to contemporary French, philosophy, aesthetics, and intellectual history.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics
    B.S., Villanova University ; Ph.D., University of Virginia

    A mathematician interested in arithmetic geometry and Galois theory, especially branched Galois covers of curves over fields of arithmetic interest.

  • Lecturer in the Quantitative Reasoning Program
    B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
  • Lecturer in Psychology
    B.A., Wellesley College ; M.A., Ph.D., Tufts University

    An applied developmental psychologist whose teaching and research emphasize the application of developmental theory to optimize positive and healthy developmental outcomes across diverse populations.

  • Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literary Studies
    B.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University (India); M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Duke University

    Theories dealing with race and inequity, colonial and postcolonial studies, the global eighteenth century, African studies, French and Francophone studies, cinema studies, Indian Ocean and Caribbean studies.

  • Instructor in Astronomy Laboratory and Observatory Manager
    B.A., State University of New York, College at Geneseo; Ph.D. Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Professor of Psychology
    B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research interests include the relationship between language and cognition, bilingualism, the psycholinguistics of sign languages, and the role of iconicity in language.

  • Senior Instructor in Neuroscience Laboratory
    B.A., Regis College; M.A., Harvard University Extension School

    Instructs laboratories at the 100 and 200 levels and shares an enthusiasm for hands-on learning in neuroscience.

  • Associate Professor of History
    B.A., University of Tennessee (Knoxville); M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Historian of slavery, space and governance in the 18th and 19th Centuries

  • Professor of Chemistry
    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in computational biophysical chemistry, analysis/design of drugs and other biological molecules, and creatively teaching chemistry.

  • Luella LaMer Professor of Women's Studies; Professor of Sociology
    A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
  • Lecturer in Theatre Studies; Director of Theatre and Theatre Studies
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Antioch University

    As performer, teacher, director, and writer, I aim to strike a balance between irreverence, honor, gleeful failure, discipline, and fervor.

  • Professor of Spanish
    Licenciatura, Universidad Central de Barcelona; M.A., Emerson College; Ph.D., Boston University

    Teaching and research focused on 19th, 20th and 21st century Spanish peninsular literature and cultural history.

  • Associate Professor of History
    A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Medieval historian of southern Italy and the Mediterranean, with special interest in the relationship between Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities.

  • Associate Professor of History
    B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Scholar of urban history and urban economic and political development in South Asia.

  • Associate Professor of Spanish
    B.A., Mount Holyoke College; A.M., Harvard University

    Language & Literature Pedagogy; social justice- race and class; Print & Audiovisual  Interactive Resources; immersion; study abroad; I am a teacher, author, editor and teacher-trainer

  • Visiting Lecturer in Music
    B.A., Tufts University; M.M., Boston Conservatory; A.M., Ph.D., Duke University
  • Barbara Morris Caspersen Professor of Humanities; Professor of Art
    M.F.A., Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

    Visual artist doing work that attempts to understand the object quality of images.

  • Associate Professor of American Studies
    B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Interdisciplinary scholar studying race and ethnic identities and popular culture in Latin America and U.S. Latina/o communities.

  • Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies
    B.S., Emerson College; M.A., Lesley College

    Passionate about developing and presenting creative works for the stage and film, bringing performance opportunities to artists of all ages, and producing community-focused events.

     

  • Instructor in Biological Sciences Laboratory
    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research and teaching interests in microbiology, cellular, and molecular biology.

  • Professor of English
    B.A., Wellesley College; J.D., Harvard Law School; Ph.D., Boston University

    Research and teaching focuses on the 19th-and 20th-century British novel.

  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History and Classical Studies
    B.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.A., University of London; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Classicist and historian of Greek and Roman history, ancient religion and warfare, Alexander the Great, and Jewish History.

  • Curator of Special Collections & Visiting Lecturer, Art Department
    B.A., Middlebury College; M.S., Simmons College
  • Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature; Professor of English
    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Americanist, translator, performer (music, theater), verse-writer, pacifist.

  • Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Economics
    A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Public finance theorist interested in the role of government in taxation and insurance markets.

  • Lecturer in Education; Director, Elementary Education Program
    B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; MS. Ed. Bank Street College of Education, Ed.D., Harvard University

    Research on teacher education, urban education, teacher and youth participatory action research, and the unity of theory and practice in education.

  • Director of the Book Studies Program; Lecturer in Art
    A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.F.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D. Simmons College
  • Lecturer in Music; Co-Director, Wellesley Chamber Music Society; Music Performance Faculty in Cello
    B.M., Eastman School; M.M., University of Akron; D.M.A., SUNY (Stony Brook)
  • Associate Professor of Sociology
    B.A., Mississippi College; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
    M.A., University of Edinburgh; M.Sc., London School of Economics; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

    International political economy with a focus on global governance, the politics of international finance and central banking