Faculty Profiles

  • 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

  • Instructor in Computer Science Laboratory
    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Interested in the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and human decision making, as well as improving science education and communication

  • Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology
    B.A., Drew University; M.A., M.Phil., Georgia State University; M.A., University of Illinois (Chicago)

    Anthropological Bioarchaeologist informed through Feminist and Queer theory examines the lived experiences leading up to ritual sacrifice in the Ancient Andes

  • 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 Biological Sciences
    A.B., Bowdoin College ; Ph.D., University of California (Santa Barbara)

    Marine ecologist seeking to understand past, present, and future changes to marine ecosystems and the human communities that rely on them.

  • Music Instructor in Voice
    B.A., BM., University of Michigan, School of Music; M.M., University of Cincinnati, College - Conservatory of Music

    Classical singer and voice teacher. I work with my students to develop a strong vocal technique that allows a healthy and free expression of their natural voice and also emphasize strengthening musicianship and communicating a clear dramatic point of view with every performance.

  • Associate 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.

  • Gordon P. Lang and Althea P. Lang ‘26 Professor of Biological Sciences
    M.S., Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    Evolutionary biologist with interest in conservation genetics.

  • 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.

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies
    B.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    I am an environmental historian studying race, settler colonialism, and the environmental sciences in the twentieth-century Pacific and American West.

  • Professor of Religion
    B.A., M.A., Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India); M.Div., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interests include arts in religious/cultural history of South Asia; the divine and the human feminine in Hindu traditions; Gandhian thought and practices; the self and the other in South Asian philosophical traditions and history.

  • Associate Professor of Economics; Director, Knapp Social Science Center
    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, economic growth, technology, and economic measurement.

  • 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.

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

    Acting Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program

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

  • Marion Butler McLean Associate Professor in the History of Ideas; Associate Professor of History
    B.A., Lewis & Clark College; Ph.D., New York University

    Historian of modern Europe and the world.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Korean
    B.A., M.A, Ph.D., Yonsei University

    Focused on Korean linguistics, language teaching, learner corpus, and dictionary. 

  • Professor of Chinese
    B.A., Shandong University; M.A., Fudan University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Specializing in modern Chinese literature and intellectual history, science fiction, youth culture, posthuman theories, and the Neo-Baroque aesthetics

  • PERA 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.

  • Associate 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.

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

    Professor of Music

  • Theodora Stone Sutton Professor of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies; 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.

  • 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
  • Visiting Lecturer in Spanish
    B.A., M.A., The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Extensive experience teaching Spanish, ESL, and Applied Linguistics at the secondary and post secondary level in the U.S., Argentina, and Colombia.

  • Senior Coach/Collaborative Keyboardist
    B.M., M.M, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Piano and Keyboard Skills; Co-Director, Wellesley Chamber Music Society
    B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

    Assistant Director of the Chamber Music Society

  • Lecturer in Chinese
    B.A., Nanjing Normal University; M.A., Fudan University

    Specialized in teaching Chinese as a foreign language; also a translator of literary fiction from English to Chinese.

  • Lecturer in Mathematics
    A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Background in theoretical particle physics, focusing on a conjectured equivalence between certain quantum field theories and certain string theories.

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    B.S., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) ; Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Interested in protein engineering, optical sensors, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, teaching introductory chemistry and biochemistry.

  • Music Instructor in Voice

    My students will experience a holistic approach to singing, rooted in sound pedagogy, artistic passion, and above all, compassion.

  • Dorothy and Charles Jenkins, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience
    B.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Research areas include neuroendocrinology, estrogen and progestin action, brain and behavior.
    Visit the Tetel Lab website.

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
    B.A., Bates College; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

    Licensed clinical psychologist investigating risk and resilience factors that protect against developmental psychopathology in childhood and adolescence.

  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Cello
    B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., Juilliard School

    In addition to her work in the Music Dept. at Wellesley, Rebecca is currently a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with Opera Boston, the Chamber Orchestra of Boston, The Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Cantata Singers.

  • Chung Family Professor in Data and Computational Science; Professor of Computer Science
    B.A., Amherst College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington

    Professor of computational biology and computer science.

  • Senior Lecturer in Japanese
    B.A., Kansai University (Osaka); Ed.M., Ph.D., Boston University

    Co-director of Japanese Program; study abroad advisor in Japan; applied linguist.

  • Theatre Production Manager
    M.F.A., Purchase College (State University of New York)

    Theatre production lecturer, production manager, and professional set designer.

  • Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
    D.U.T., Institut Universitaire de Technologie, (Brest); M.A., State University of New York (Stony Brook); Ph.D., University of California (Santa Barbara)

    A specialist of the 19th-century French novel; interests include the French novel, pedagogy, cultural studies, and the autobiography.

  • Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor in Mathematics
    A.B., Harvard University; M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Research specialty in graph theory and partially ordered sets, teaches across the mathematics curriculum, outreach to K-12 teachers.

  • Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies; Professor of History
    B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Historian of Russia, current research on Russian historical memory of the Soviet past.

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

    Programs and programming languages are at the heart of both my teaching and research.

  • Professor of Environmental Studies
    B.S., Washington and Lee University; A.M., Brown University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Researcher on the recent history of U.S. environmental politics and policy, including climate change, the clean energy transition, and public lands management.

  • Senior Lecturer in Education
    B.A., Clark University; M.Ed., Framingham State College

    Experienced educator with interests in children's literature, literacy learning, fostering communities of learners, and special education.

  • Hess Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Computer Science
    B.A., University of California (Santa Cruz); M.F.A. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University

    Transdisciplinary collaboration via making, fabrication, digitizing the physical world, and physicalizing the digital world

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

    From Ballet to Broadway with slippers worn through, it’s now time to teach the dance to the disciplined and the new.

  • Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
    B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Irvine)

    Explores issues of race and gender across broad scientific and biomedical fields including post-genomics/epigenetics, evidence-based medicine, chronic illness, reproduction, health disparities, global health, and human/nonhuman microbiome.

  • Professor of Anthropology
    B.A., B.S., Emory University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Engaged in questions on the evolution of biological variation and its connections to culture through the fossil record.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Education
    B.A., Haverford College; Ed.D., Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Explores the working lives and identities of community based youth workers and the experiences of adolescents in out-of-school time activities.

  • Professor of Spanish
    A.B., Columbia University; A.M., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Spanish literature, hagiography, gender issues, study-abroad theory and practice.

  • Associate Professor of Economics and Writing
    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    Development economist with interest in Africa and labor markets; interest in economics pedagogy and active learning; writing across the curriculum

  • Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory
    B.A., Boston College; Ph.D., University of California (Irvine)

    Cultivates excitement for chemistry and brings concepts from class to life in the teaching laboratory.

  • Director of Recreation / PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
    B.S., Wagner College M.S., Boston College
  • Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
    B.S., University of Illinois (Urbana); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Enjoys teaching across the curriculum, from first-year students to graduating seniors.

  • Professor of Mathematics
    B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University

    Research in algebraic topology, specifically calculus of functors and its applications to embeddings, including knots and links.

  • 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.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Political Science
    B.A., Tsinghua University (China); M.A., Peking University (China); M.A., Boston College

    Research and Teaching Interests

    International Relation Theory; International Security; Chinese Foreign Policy; U.S.-China Relations; Social Statistics; Research Methods


  • Senior Music Performance Faculty in Jazz Violin and Viola; Director of Wellesley BlueJazz Combos
    B.A., Earlham College; M.A., University of Chicago

    Jazz violinist and bandleader, teach jazz violin and viola improvisation, BlueJazz Combo Program Director and Coach

  • Senior Lecturer in Chinese
    B.A., Nanjing University; M.A., Clark University

    Interests include language teaching methodology, cross-cultural communication, Chinese pedagogical grammar, and language and culture.

  • Professor of Japanese; Director, The Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities
    B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Focused on Japanese literature, how female writers refashion the category of "girlhood" in postwar fiction, manga, and memoir.

  • Lecturer in Arabic Language
    B.A., M.A., University of Michigan

    Teacher of Arabic language; aligns Arabic teaching pedagogy with current research in second language acquisition.