background

The Faculty

Elaine Tuttle Hansen (2002), President
B.A., Mount Holyoke; M.A., Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Washington

Jill N. Reich (1999), Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
B.A., Regis; Ph.D., Dartmouth

Emeriti

Thomas Hedley Reynolds, President Emeritus
B.A., Williams; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia; LL.D.; L.H.D.

Donald West Harward, President Emeritus
B.A., Maryville; M.A., American University; Ph.D., Maryland (College Park); LL.D; L.H.D.

Milton Lambert Lindholm, Dean Emeritus of Admissions
B.A., Ed.M., Bates; L.H.D.

Garold Wesley Thumm, Professor Emeritus of Political Science
B.A., Morris Harvey; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

James Gordon Hepburn, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Lester Ross Cummins, Professor Emeritus of Education
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Alexis Adelbert Caron, Professor Emeritus of French
B.A., Massachusetts; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Roy Lothrop Farnsworth, Professor Emeritus of Geology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

Leland Peterman Bechtel, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education
B.A., B.D., Eastern Baptist; M.A., Temple; Ph.D., New York University

William Joseph Leahey Jr., Professor Emeritus of Physical Education
B.A., Bates; M.A., Columbia

Robert Wilson Hatch, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education
B.S., Ed.M., Boston University

John Joseph Margarones, Professor Emeritus of Education
B.A., Bates; M.A., Ed.D., Boston University

David Arthur Nelson, Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., M.A., Chicago; Ph.D., Cornell

Robert Maurice Chute, Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.A., Maine; D.Sc., Johns Hopkins

Margaret Nichols, Registrar Emerita

Joseph Jensen Derbyshire, Librarian Emeritus
B.A., M.A., Utah; M.L., University of Washington

George Lindbergh Wigton, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education
B.S., Ohio State

Bernard Ridlon Carpenter, Treasurer Emeritus
B.S., Nasson

Theodore Walther, Professor Emeritus of Economics
B.A., Mexico City; M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research

Sherry Abbott Deschaine, Professor Emerita of Physical Education
B.S., Aroostook State; M.Ed., Maine

James Glenn Boyles, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
B.S., Pennsylvania State; Ph.D., Rutgers

Robert Crawford Flynn, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education
B.S., Maine

Donald Raymond Lent, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Art
B.A., California (Santa Barbara); B.F.A., M.F.A, Yale

James Shenstone Leamon, Professor Emeritus of History
B.A., Bates; Ph.D., Brown

Douglas Irving Hodgkin, Professor Emeritus of Political Science
B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Duke

Robert Stephen Moyer, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
B.A., Bucknell; Ph.D., Stanford

Robin Bruce Stirling Brooks, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
B.A., Columbia; M.A., Yale; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

David Boyd Ledlie, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
B.A., Middlebury; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Werner John Deiman, Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., Washington and Lee; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Drake Richard Bradley, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Psychology
B.S., University of Washington; M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research

Ann Besser Scott, Charles A. Dana Professor Emerita of Music 
B.A., Radcliffe; M.F.A., Brandeis; Ph.D., Chicago

Richard Vansant Wagner, Professor Emeritus of Psychology 
B.A., Haverford; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan

David Alan Kolb, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Philosophy 
B.A., M.A., Fordham; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

James Walter Carignan, Dean Emeritus of the College 
B.A., Bates; Ph.D., Rochester

Carl Benton Straub, Professor Emeritus of Religion and Clark A. Griffith Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies
B.A., Colgate; S.T.B., Ph.D., Harvard; L.H.D.

Anne Booth Thompson, Professor Emerita of English and Euterpe B. Dukakis Professor Emerita of Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., Radcliffe; M.A., Cantab.; Ph.D., Harvard

Marcia Makris, Lecturer Emerita in Education
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., New Hampshire

Marcia Phyllis Plavin, Lecturer Emerita in Dance; Faculty Marshal
B.A., Maine; M.A., Wesleyan

Carolyn Ann Court, Professor Emerita of Physical Education
B.S., Southern Connecticut State; M.S., Pennsylvania State

Marion Reddick Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Music
B.Mus., Stetson; M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale

George Antony Ruff, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Physics
B.S., LeMoyne; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Eli Cooperman Minkoff, Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.A., Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Lewis Afton Turlish, Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., Geneva; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

John Karl Pribram, Professor Emeritus of Physics
B.A., Middlebury; M.A., Wesleyan; Ph.D., Massachusetts

Anne Douglas Williams, Professor Emerita of Economics
B.A., Smith; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Robert William Allison, Professor Emeritus of Religion and Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., Brown; Ph.D., Chicago

Joyce Seligman, Lecturer Emerita in Writing
B.A., City College of New York; M.A., Maine

Melinda Hungerford Harder, Lecturer Emerita in Mathematics
B.A., Dartmouth; M.S., Chicago; Ph.D., Rochester

Administrative Officers

Wylie Lee Mitchell (1978), Dean of Admissions
B.A., Williams

Laura Ann Juraska (1983), Associate College Librarian for Reference Services
B.A., Wisconsin; P.M.C., M.L.S., Indiana

Eugene Lee Wiemers (1994), Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian
B.A., Macalester; M.S., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Terry Jo Beckmann (1998), Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
B.A., Mount Holyoke; M.B.A., Pace

Tedd R. Goundie (2004), Dean of Students
B.S., Muhlenberg; M.S., Bowling Green

Mary K. Meserve (2008), Registrar
B.A., Smith

Note: For information on faculty members who are currently on leave, please consult the Web site of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty (www.bates.edu/dof).

Professors

Sawyer Frederick Sylvester Jr. (1969), Professor of Sociology
B.A., J.D., M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

John Richard Cole (1967), Thomas Hedley Reynolds Professor of History
B.A., Haverford; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

John William Creasy (1975), Professor of Geology; Faculty Marshal
B.S., Colorado State; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Michael Peter Murray (1986), Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics
B.A., Santa Clara; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State

Mark Benjamin Okrent (1972), Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Reed; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Steven Edwin George Kemper (1973), Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Robert James Thomas (1975), Professor of Biology
B.A., Michigan; Ph.D., California (Santa Cruz)

Atsuko Hirai (1988), Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of History
B.A., Tokyo University; Ph.D., Harvard

David Clark Haines (1969), Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Wooster; M.Sc., Ph.D., Ohio State

Mark David Semon (1976), Professor of Physics
B.A., Colgate; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado

Thomas Frederick Tracy (1976), Phillips Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Martin Edward Andrucki (1974), Charles A. Dana Professor of Theater
B.A., Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Paul Thomas Kuritz (1978), Professor of Theater
B.A., Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana

David Alan Aschauer (1990), Elmer W. Campbell Professor of Economics
B.A., Kansas; M.A., Ph.D., Rochester

Loring Mandell Danforth (1978), Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology; Chair, Division of the Social Sciences
B.A., Amherst; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

John Elwood Kelsey (1979), Professor of Psychology
B.A., Grinnell; Ph.D., Chicago

Carole Anne Taylor (1978), Professor of English
B.A., M.A.T., Reed; Ph.D., Harvard

William Roberts Matthews (1978), Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music
B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Iowa; M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale

John Stiven Strong (1978), Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Hartford Seminary Foundation; Ph.D., Chicago

Eric Robert Wollman (1979), Professor of Physics
B.A., Oberlin; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Thomas James Wenzel (1981), Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Northeastern; Ph.D., Colorado

Dennis Grafflin (1981), Professor of History
B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

James Paul Parakilas (1979), Professor of Music and James L. Moody Jr. Family Professor of Performing Arts
B.A., Amherst; M.A., Yale; M.A., Connecticut; Ph.D., Cornell

William Southard Corlett Jr. (1981), Professor of Politics
B.A., Allegheny; M.A., Ph.D., Pittsburgh

Michael Eugene Jones (1982), Professor of History and Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., Texas (Austin); M.A., University College of Wales (Aberystwyth); Ph.D., Texas (Austin)

Mark Allen Kessler (1983), Professor of Politics
B.A., Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State

Georgia Nell Nigro (1983), Professor of Psychology
B.A., Brown; M.S., Yale; Ph.D. Cornell

Rebecca Wells Corrie (1982), Phillips Professor of Art and Visual Culture
B.A., M.A., Oberlin; Ph.D., Harvard

Mary Theresa Rice-DeFosse (1984), Professor of French
B.A., Boston College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Craig Joseph Decker (1984), Professor of German
B.A., Bates; M.A., Ph.D., California (Irvine)

Jill N. Reich (1999), Professor of Psychology; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
B.A., Regis; Ph.D., Dartmouth

Jane Tussey Costlow (1986), Professor of Russian
B.A., Duke; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Denis Marshall Sweet (1984), Professor of German
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

John Edward Smedley (1987), Professor of Physics
B.A., Colby; Ph.D., Colorado

Margaret Scott Creighton (1987), Professor of History
B.A., Indiana; Ph.D., Boston University

Michael James Retelle (1987), Professor of Geology
B.S., Salem State; M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts

Steven Charles Dillon (1988), Professor of English
B.A., Colorado; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Peter Ngai-Sing Wong (1988), Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Marcus Coleman Bruce (1987), Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Bates; M.Div., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

James Gerard Richter (1987), Professor of Politics
B.A., Cornell; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Cristina Malcolmson (1991), Professor of English
B.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

John Dykstra Eusden Jr. (1988), Professor of Geology
B.S., Bates; M.S., New Hampshire; Ph.D., Dartmouth

Thomas Glen Lawson (1989), Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Anderson; Ph.D., Purdue

Lillian Rose Nayder (1989), Professor of English
B.A., Johns Hopkins; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia

Pamela Jean Baker (1989), Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences
B.Sc., University of Wales (Swansea); B.S., Bates; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)

Emily Wright Kane (1996), Whitehouse Professor of Sociology
B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

Dolores Mary O'Higgins (1990), Euterpe B. Dukakis Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies; Chair, Interdisciplinary Programs
B.A., Trinity College Dublin; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Erica Rand (1990), Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Women and Gender Studies
B.A., Princeton; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Kathryn Graff Low (1990), Professor of Psychology
B.A., Bowdoin; Ed.M., Harvard; Ph.D., Stanford

Charles Valentine Carnegie (1991), Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Cornell; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

James Wesley Hughes (1992), Thomas Sowell Professor of Economics
B.A., M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Michigan

Hong Lin (1991), Professor of Physics; Chair, Division of the Natural Sciences
B.S., M.S., Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr

Shuhui Yang (1991), Professor of Chinese
B.A., Fudan University; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University

Sarah Mehlhop Strong (1983), Professor of Japanese Language and Literature
B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

William Gerald Ambrose Jr. (1994), Professor of Biology
B.A., Princeton; Ph.D., North Carolina

David Moisseiff Scobey (2005), Harward Professor of Community Partnerships and Director of the Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships
B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

David Ross Cummiskey (1986), Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Washington College; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

Margaret Maurer-Fazio (1994), Betty Doran Stangle Professor of Applied Economics
B.A., M.A., Western Ontario; Ph.D., Pittsburgh

Helen Brooks Regan (2006), Visiting Professor of Education
B.A., Randolph-Macon; M.A.T., Yale; Ph.D., Connecticut

Eric James Hooglund (2006), Visiting Professor of Politics
B.A., Maine; M.A., Ph.D., John Hopkins

Ronald E. Barry Jr. (2007), Visiting Professor of Biology
B.A., Connecticut; M.A., Indiana State; Ph.D., New Hampshire

Francisca López (1990), Professor of Spanish;
B.A., Universidad de Córdoba; Ph.D., Connecticut

Rachel Narehood Austin (1995), Professor of Chemistry
B.A., North Carolina (Greensboro); Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

Lavina Dhingra Shankar (1996), Professor of English; Faculty Associate Dean of Admissions
B.A., Wheaton; M.A., Ph.D., Tufts

Paul Richard Heroux (1982), Visiting Professor of Art and Visual Culture
Fourth-Year Diploma, Masters of the Studio, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

Robert Lambton Farnsworth (1990), Visiting Professor of English
B.A., Brown; M.F.A., Columbia

Elke Morris (1993), Visiting Professor of Art and Visual Culture
B.A., Nevada; M.A., M.F.A., New Mexico

Associate Professors

Carl Robert Schwinn (1975), Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Sanford Alan Freedman (1978), Associate Professor of English
B.A., Columbia; M.A., Cantab.; Ph.D., Harvard

Joseph Gerard Pelliccia (1979), Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Cornell; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Edward Smith Harwood (1981), Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture
B.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., Princeton

George Scott Purgavie (1983), Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.S., West Chester; M.S., South Carolina

Sharon Kinsman (1985), Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., Iowa; Ph.D., Cornell

Marsha Ann Graef (1985), Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.S., Central Missouri State; M.A., Northern Arizona

Shepley Littlefield Ross II (1985), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., New Hampshire; M.A., Ph.D., Rochester

Arlene Elowe MacLeod (1986), Associate Professor of Politics
B.A., Bowdoin; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Dennis Ralph Browne (1986), Associate Professor of Russian
B.A., Southern Illinois; B.A., Tennessee; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia

Baltasar Fra-Molinero (1994), Associate Professor of Spanish
Licenciado, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela; M.A., Indiana; Doctor en Filología, Universidad de Sevilla; Ph.D., Indiana

Elizabeth Anne Eames (1988), Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Bryn Mawr; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Lee Huber Abrahamsen (1989), Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Franklin and Marshall; Ph.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania

Dana Melvin Mulholland (1991), Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.S., Maine; M.S., State University of New York (Cortland)

Kirk Dorrance Read (1990), Associate Professor of French; Chair, Division of the Humanities
B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Charles Isidore Nero (1991), Associate Professor of Rhetoric
B.A., Xavier; M.A., Wake Forest; Ph.D., Indiana

Matthew John Côté (1991), Associate Professor of Chemistry; Associate Dean of the Faculty
B.S., Syracuse; Ph.D., Illinois

Bonnie Jean Shulman (1991), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Colorado

Leslie Irene Hill (1988), Associate Professor of Politics; Special Assistant to the President
B.A., Barnard; M.A., Atlanta; Ph.D., Union Institute

Hilmar Ludvig Jensen III (1992), Associate Professor of History
B.A., Goddard; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

James Patrick Murphy (1994), Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Bates; M.Ed., Boston University

Nancy Way Kleckner (1994), Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Illinois; M.S., Maine; Ph.D., North Carolina

Lynne Y. Lewis (2000), Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Ph.D., Colorado (Boulder)

Sue Edna Marie Catherine Houchins (2003), Associate Professor of African American Studies
B.A., California (Los Angeles); Ph.D., Union Institute

Margaret Anne Imber (1997), Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., Chicago; J.D., Michigan; Ph.D., Stanford

Paula Jean Schlax (1998), Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Clarkson; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Winifred Ann Hohlt (1998), Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Williams; M.S., Smith

Rebecca Margaret Herzig (1998), Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies
B.A., California (Santa Cruz); Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Claudia Aburto Guzmán (1997), Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Florida State; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona

Lisa Maurizio (1999), Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., Wellesley; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Pamela Ann-Elizabeth Johnson (1999), Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture
B.F.A., Kansas; B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute; M.F.A., Bennington

Michael James Sargent (1999), Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Hendrix; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State

George M. Perkins (2005), Visiting Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Ph.D., Boston College

Rebecca Jean Sommer (1998), Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

John Russell Baughman (2000), Associate Professor of Politics
B.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Francesco Giovanni Duina (2000), Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Beverly Jane Johnson (2000), Associate Professor of Geology
B.Sc., M.Sc., Delaware; Ph.D., Colorado

Todd Aaron Kahan (2002), Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Syracuse; Ph.D., State University of New York (Albany)

Susan Allison Stark (1999), Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Brown; M.A., Ph.D., Georgetown

Stephanie Kelley-Romano (1999), Associate Professor of Rhetoric
B.S., M.A., Emerson; Ph.D., Kansas

Trian Nguyen (2000), Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture
B.A., San Francisco State; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Jennifer Lori Koviach-Cóté (2001), Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Oberlin; Ph.D., Minnesota

Amy Bradfield Douglass (2001), Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Williams; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State

Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir (2001), Associate Professor of Politics
B.J., Missouri; Ph.D., Washington University

Joseph McLean Hall (2002), Associate Professor of History
B.A., Amherst; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Heidi Taylor Chirayath (2002), Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., Gettysburg; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve

Meredith Lynn Greer (2002), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Delaware; M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Cynthia May Baker (2008), Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Wesleyan; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity; Ph.D., Duke

Assistant Professors

Kimberly Nicole Ruffin (2001), Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Illinois (Chicago)

Patricia Susan Buck (2002), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Hampshire; M.A., M.S.Ed., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Krista Maywalt Scottham (2003), Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Ithaca; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

Ryan William Bavis (2003), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., St. Mary's (Maryland); Ph.D., Montana

Gina Andrea Fatone (2003), Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., Connecticut; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music; M.A., California (Santa Cruz); Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Carol Jane Dilley (2003), Assistant Professor of Dance
B.A., Delaware; M.F.A., University of Washington

Pallavi Shasikant Jayawant (2004), Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.Sc., University of Bombay; Ph.D., Brandeis

Holly Annette Ewing (2004), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
B.A., Carleton; Ph.D., Minnesota

Dale Edward Chapman (2004), Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., M.A., Toronto; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Sylvia Anne Federico (2005), Assistant Professor of English
B.A., State University of New York (Purchase); M.A., Ph.D., Indiana

Alexandre Erik Dauge-Roth (2005), Assistant Professor of French
M.A., Université de Lausanne; Ph.D., Michigan

Jonathan Elliott Skinner (2005), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
B.A., St. John's; B.A., University of Oxford; M.A., University College London; Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)

Karen Melvin (2005), Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Boston University; M.B.A., Phoenix; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Melinda Ann Plastas (2005), Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics and Women and Gender Studies
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)

Hongjun Su (2005), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese
B.A., Fudan University; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa

B. Christine McDowell (2005), Assistant Professor of Theater
B.A., Brandeis; M.F.A., Yale

Helen Catherine Boucher (2005), Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Illinois (Chicago); M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

David Russell George Jr. (2000), Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., M.A., Purdue; Ph.D., Minnesota

Nancy Susan Koven (2006), Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Swarthmore; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Michael Peter Danahy (2006), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Bates; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Roberta Strippoli (2006), Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese and Asian Studies
B.A., University of Rome; M.A., Gakushûin University; Ph.D., Stanford

Hiroya Miura (2005), Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., McGill; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Sonja K. Pieck (2007), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
B.A., Bucknell; M.A., Ph.D., Clark

Susan E. Schomburg (2007), Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Wellesley; M.T.S, M.Ed, M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Elizabeth A. Foster (2007), Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Harvard: M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Stephanie Anne Richards (2007), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Bates; Ph.D., Vermont

Maria Mercedes Ortiz (2007), Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Licenciada, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Iowa

Lilian I. Childress (2007), Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Harvard

Timothy Mark Robinson (2007), Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.S., State University of New York (Brockport); M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State

Myron M. Beasley (2007), Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies and American Cultural Studies
M.A., Regent; Ph.D., Ohio

Kimberly Clarke Simmons (2007), Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Trinity; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Eden Karen Osucha (2007), Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Wellesley; M.A., California (Davis); Ph.D., Duke

Christopher Alexander Robins (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
B.A., Vermont; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Daniel Riera-Crichton, (2008), Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona; M.A., University of Pompeau Fabra; M.A., Ph.D., California (Santa Cruz)

Michael Aaron Burman (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Carleton; Ph.D., Minnesota

Thomas Hewey Burbine (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology and Physics
B.S., Rensselaer; M.S., Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John Thomas Giblin (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.S., Brown; Ph.D., Yale

Matthew David Salomone (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Ph.D., Northwestern

William Parker Seeley (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., M.F.A., Columbia; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York

Diane Haughney, (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., Vassar; M.A., Middlebury; Ph.D., City University of New York

Joshua A. Henry (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Carleton; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell

James Arthur Porter (2008), Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., Colby; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell

Teresa Swan Tuite (2006), Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Wheaton; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Nathan Wynfield Tefft (2008), Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Williams; M.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin

Instructors

Albert Malcom Fereshetian Jr. (1995), Instructor in Physical Education
B.S., New Hampshire

Heather Lynn Lindkvist (2002), Visiting Instructor in Anthropology and Director of the Bates College NECASL Project
B.A., California (San Diego); M.A., Chicago

James Swan Tuite (2006), Visiting Instructor in Religious Studies
B.A., Macalester; M.Div., S.T.M., Yale

Dmytro Zhosan (2007), Visiting Instructor in Economics
B.A., M.A., National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy; M.A., Indiana

Carmen Aurora Serrano (2008), Visiting Instructor in Spanish
B.A., Southern California; M.A., California (Irvine)

Leila Clare Kawar (2008), Visiting Instructor in Politics
B.A., Harvard; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science

Kerri Ann Bowen (2008), Visiting Instructor in Economics
B.A., Bowdoin; M.A., Tufts

Michael Moras (2008), Visiting Instructor in Mathematics
B.Com., M.S., Toronto

David Stewart Jones (2008), Visiting Instructor in Geology
B.A., Carleton; M.A., Harvard

Senior Lecturers

Anne Wescott Dodd (1984), Senior Lecturer in Education
B.A., Maine; M.A., California State (Los Angeles); Ed.D., Maine

Robert Alan Feintuch (1976), Senior Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.F.A., Cooper Union; M.F.A., Yale

Bruce Joseph Bourque (1972), Senior Lecturer in Anthropology
B.A., Massachusetts; M.A., Colorado; Ph.D., Harvard

William Pope.L (1990), Senior Lecturer in Theater
B.A., Montclair State College; M.F.A., Rutgers

Henry John Walker (1993), Senior Lecturer in Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., Trinity College Dublin; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Lecturers

Gerda Neu-Sokol (1975), Lecturer in German
University of Freiburg

Thomas Ames Hayward (1978), Lecturer in Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., Harvard; M.A., Maine; M.L.S., Rutgers

Frank Glazer (1980), Lecturer in Music; Artist in Residence

Joseph L. Nicoletti (1980), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.A., Queens; M.F.A., Yale

Barry Michael Farber (1987), Lecturer in Economics
B.S., Purdue; M.B.A., California (Los Angeles)

Gene Alan Clough (1987), Lecturer in Geology and Physics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Li-ping Miao (1989), Lecturer in Chinese
Beijing Foreign Language Institute; Beijing Normal University

Keiko Ofuji (1991), Lecturer in Japanese Language
B.A., Metropolitan State College; M.A., Kansas

Karen Anklan Palin (1995), Lecturer in Biology
B.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Katalin Vecsey (1995), Lecturer in Theater
B.A., M.A., Bárczi Gusztáv College for Teachers of the Disabled; Ph.D., Eötvös Lóránd University

Penelope Jones (1998), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.F.A., Maine College of Art; M.F.A., Cornell

Grace Leslie Coulombe (2000), Lecturer in Quantitative Studies and Director of the Mathematics and Statistics Workshop
B.A., Bates, M.A., Boston College

Holly Louise Gurney (2000), Lecturer in Education
B.A., Milliken; M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Indiana

Michael Ellison Reidy (2002), Lecturer in Theater
B.F.A., Carnegie-Mellon; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

Michael Hanrahan (2003), Lecturer in English
B.A., Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana

Mark Helm Conlin Bessire (2003), Lecturer in the Humanities and Director of the Museum of Art
B.A., New York University; M.A., City University of New York; M.B.A., Columbia

John Harry Corrie (2003), Lecturer in Music
B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., Northwestern School of Music; M.M.A., Yale

Laura Cecilia Balladur (2003), Lecturer in French
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Santa Barbara)

Anita Susan Charles (2004), Lecturer in Education and Director of Secondary Teacher Education
B.A., Dartmouth; M.Ed., Harvard

Robert Earl Bunselmeyer (2004), Lecturer in History
B.A., Washington University; M.S., Wisconsin; Ph.D., Yale

Sagaree Sengupta (2004), Lecturer in Asian Studies
B.A., Cornell; M.S., Wisconsin (Madison); Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Thomas Peter Snow (2005), Lecturer in Music
B.A., Berklee College of Music

Anna Sims Bartel (2005), Lecturer in Community Partnerships
B.A., Princeton, Ph.D., Cornell

Judith Ann Head (2005), Lecturer in History; Associate Dean of the Faculty
B.A., M.A., Oklahoma; Ph.D., Texas (Austin)

Rebecca Lynn Fraser-Thill (2003), Lecturer in Psychology
B.A., Drew University; M.A., Cornell

Susan Whitney Langdon (2006), Lecturer in Psychology
B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Purdue; Ph.D., Boston University

William Charles Hiss (2006), Lecturer in Asian Studies
B.A., Bates; M.T.S., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., Tufts

Susan H. MacKenzie (2006), Segal Lecturer in American Politics
B.A., Colby; M.P.P., M.S., Ph.D., Michigan

Joanne Fennessey Cole (2006), Lecturer in History and Director of the Peer Writing Project
B.A., Bates; J.D., Maine

Camille Susan Parrish (2001), Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Learning Associate in Environmental Studies
B.A., Carleton; M.S., Rutgers

Kevin A. McHugh (2006), Lecturer in Physical Education
B.A., Columbia; M.A., Massachusetts

Gwen L. Lexow (2008), Lecturer in Physical Education
B.A., Knox; B.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Jessica Blanche Gandolf, (2008), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.A., Oberlin; M.F.A., Brooklyn

Elizabeth Anne Jabar (2008), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.A., Massachusetts College of Art; M.F.A., Pratt

Jan Marie Hovden (2008), Lecturer in Rhetoric and Director of Debate
B.A., Central Oklahoma; M.A., Southwest Missouri State; Ph.D., Kansas

Katherine Mary Mathis (2008), Lecturer in Psychology
B.A., Siena; M.A., Ph.D., State Univeristy of New York (Albany)

Nancy Carolyn Salmon (2008), Lecturer in Education
B.F.A., North Carolina School of the Arts; M.F.A., Tisch School of the Arts

Christopher Dylan Bailey, (2008), Lecturer in Music
B.A., Eastman School of Music; M.F.A., D.M.A., Columbia

Maria Báez Marco (2008), Lecturer in Spanish
Título de Filología Hispánica, Univesidad Complutense de Madrid

Gretchen Marguerite Feiss (2008), Lecturer in Education and Teacher in Residence
B.A., Earlham; M.S., Antioch New England Graduate School

Scott Hull Balcomb (2008), Lecturer in Mathematics
B.S., Bates; M.S., Oregon State

Terri Lynne Nickel (2008), Lecturer in English
B.A., Pacific Union; M.A., Loma Linda; Ph.D., California (Riverside)

Waltraud Zirngast (2008), Lecturer in German
M.A., University of Graz, Germany

Sonya Marie Kahlenberg (2008), Lecturer in Biology
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Assistants in Instruction

Mary Elizabeth Brushwein (1979), Assistant in Chemistry

Gregory James Anderson (1986), Assistant in Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Washington

Marita Lucia Bryant (1988), Assistant in Geology
B.A., Boston University; M.S., Freie Universität Berlin

Lorna H. Clark (1991), Assistant in Chemistry
B.S., Southeastern Massachusetts

Tina Marie Rioux (1997), Assistant in Neuroscience
B.A., Maine (Farmington); M.S., Southern Maine

Carolyn Ellen Lawson (2001), Assistant in Biology
B.S., Illinois

Bethany S. Whalon (2001), Assistant in Biological Chemistry
B.S., Bowdoin

Eric Christopher Towne (2002), Assistant in Mathematics
B.A., Harvard

Brian T. Pfohl (2003), Assistant in Psychology
B.A., Vanderbilt

Mark Melcher Nordberg (2005), Assistant in Physics
B.S., Bates; M.S., Massachusetts, M.Ed., Worcester State

Alyson R. Farrington (2008), Assistant in Chemistry
B.A., Maine (Farmington); M.S., Southern Maine 

Applied Music and Dance Faculty

Carol Furman (1980), Instructor of Clarinet
B.S., Kent State

John Furman (1983), Instructor of Trumpet
B.S., Kent State

Stephen Grover (1985), Instructor of Drum Set

Kenneth Labrecque (1987), Instructor of Guitar and Electric Bass
B.M., Maine

George Rubino (1988), Instructor of Double Bass

Gregory Boardman (1989), Instructor of Folk Fiddling
B.M., Southern Maine

Anthony J. Shostak (1997), Instructor of Banjo
B.F.A., Philadelphia College of Art of the University of the Arts

Anita-Ann Jerosch (2000), Instructor of Bass Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba
B.A., Maine (Augusta)

Sebastian Jerosch (2000), Instructor of Tenor and Alto Trombone
B.M., Mannes College of Music

David Pontbriand (2004), Instructor of Sitar

Nancy Smith (2005), Instructor of Percussion
B.M., New England Conservatory of Music

David Wells (2005), Instructor of Saxophone
B.A., California State (Hayward)

Rachel Ganteaume Richards (2005), Instructor of Dance (Ballet)

Krysia Tripp (2005), Instructor of Flute
B.M., M.M., Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

Michael Albert (2006), Instructor of Oboe

Bonnie Scarpelli (2006), Instructor of Voice
B.A., Southern Maine

Christina Chute (2007), Instructor of Violoncello
B.M., Oberlin; M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Deborah L. Irons (2007), Instructor of Dance (Jazz)

Graybert Beacham (2007), Instructor of Violin and Viola
B.M., M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music

Anastasia Antonacos (2007), Instructor of Piano
B.M., Southern Maine; M.M., D.M., Indiana

Timothy J. Ebersole (2007), Instructor of Bassoon
B.M., Miami University

Amos J. Libby (2008), Instructor of Oud and Tabla
B.A., Long Island Univeristy

Eric J. LaPerna (2008), Instructor of Middle Eastern Percussion

Committees of the Faculty, 2008–2009

The following lists include committee members at press time. The most current committee assignments are available on the Web site (www.bates.edu/dof).

The starred committees (*) include student members, who are appointed at the beginning of the academic year. The President and Dean of the Faculty are ex officio members of all committees.

Academic Standing: W.G. Ambrose, Chair, S.C. Dillon, T.R.Goundie (ex officio), E.S. Harwood, W.A. Hohlt, M.K. Meserve (ex officio), M.B. Okrent, S.W. Sawyer (ex officio)

*Admissions and Financial Aid: Committee not convened for 2008–2009

African American Studies and American Cultural Studies: C.V. Carnegie, Co-chair, M.S. Creighton, Co-chair, M.C. Bruce, D.E. Chapman, B. Fra-Molinero, S.E.M.C. Houchins, H.L. Jensen, K. Melvin, C.I. Nero, M.T. Rice-DeFosse, C.A. Taylor

Animal Care and Use: R.W. Bavis, Chair, P.J. Baker, D.R. Cummiskey, M.E. Hughes, T. Reissfelder, C. Ring

Asian Studies: S.E.G. Kemper, Chair, D. Grafflin, L. Miao, K. Ofuji, R. Strippoli, S.M. Strong, H. Su, S. Yang

*Athletics: C.J. Dilley, P.T. Kuritz, E. Rand, M.J. Retelle

Biological Chemistry: P.J. Schlax, Chair, L.H. Abrahamsen, R.N. Austin (ex officio), P.J. Baker, N.W. Kleckner (ex officio), J.G. Pelliccia, R.J. Sommer

*Budget and Finance Advisory: J.W. Hughes, Chair, W.G. Ambrose, J.K. Beaudoin, T.J. Beckmann (ex officio), M.S. Deschaines, K.C. Emerson, M.A. Imber, C.I. Nero, C.W. Traister

Classical and Medieval Studies: M.A. Imber, Co-chair, H.J. Walker, Co-chair, R.W. Corrie, T.A. Hayward, M.E. Jones, L. Maurizio, D.M. O’Higgins

*College Concerts: H.C. Boucher, Chair (F), G.A. Fatone, Chair (W/ST), C.J. Dilley, E. Wollman

*College Lectures: A.E. Dauge-Roth, Chair, M.E. Jones, L. Maurizio

Committees and Governance: M.J. Sargent, Chair, R.N. Austin, J.R. Baughman, J.G. Richter

Conference with Trustees: M.S. Creighton, A.E. Dauge-Roth, G.A. Fatone (W/ST), P.S. Jayawant, T.G. Lawson, L.Y. Lewis

*Curriculum and Calendar: P. J. Schlax, Chair, M.J. Côté (ex officio), S.C. Dillon, L.A. Juraska (ex officio), T.A. Kahan, M.K. Meserve (ex officio), J.E. Smedley (W/ST)

*Educational Policy: C.J. Decker, J.M. Hall, M.K. Meserve (ex officio), K.M. Scottham, R.J. Thomas, E.L. Wiemers (ex officio)

Environmental Responsibility: J.E. Smedley, Chair, S.K. Pieck, S.E. Schomburg

Environmental Studies: T.J. Wenzel, Chair, J.T. Costlow, H.A. Ewing, L.Y. Lewis, S.K. Pieck, J.E. Skinner, R.J. Sommer

Evaluation of Teaching: K.G. Low, Chair, F.G. Duina, E.A. Foster, P.S. Jayawant, M.P. Murray

*Extracurricular Activities and Residential Life: Committee not convened for 2008–2009

Faculty Review Board: L.H. Abrahamsen, J.T. Costlow, T.G. Lawson, C.I. Nero, G.N. Nigro, J.P. Parakilas, K.D. Read, M.J. Retelle, J.G. Richter

Faculty Scholarship Committee: P.J. Baker (ex officio), C.V. Carnegie, R.W. Corrie, R.M. Herzig, R.J. Sommer

*First-Year Seminars and Writing: S.A. Stark, Chair, W.S. Corlett, A.W. Dodd, T.A. Hayward (ex officio), J.A. Head (ex officio), S. Kinsman, J.E. Skinner

Graduate Fellowships: L.R. Nayder, Chair, M.M.G. Bumps (ex officio), J.W. Creasy, E.A. Eames, J.A. Head (ex officio), S. Sengupta (ex officio), J.E. Skinner, P.N. Wong

*Honors: S. Kelley-Romano, Chair, D.R. Browne, A. Hirai, N.S. Koven

*Information Services Advisory Committee: R.W. Bavis, Chair, Á. Ásgeirsdóttir, J.F. Bauer (ex officio), M.K. Meserve (ex officio), C.E. Peters (ex officio), S.L. Ross, A.W. White (ex officio), E.L. Wiemers (ex officio), E. Zimmerman (ex officio)

Institutional Review Board: T.A. Kahan, Chair, L.M. Danforth, J. Gould, D.M. Sweet, R.J. Thomas

Legal Studies: Committee not convened for 2008–2009

*Library: S.F. Sylvester, Chair, D.M. O'Higgins, C.R. Schwinn, H.J. Walker, E.L. Wiemers (ex officio)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Planning: C.I. Nero, Chair, D.J. Aiello,W. Blaine-Wallace (ex officio), C. Brasuell, H.S. Bumps, D.E. Chapman, E.A. Eames, L.I. Hill (ex officio), P. Graber Jensen, B.L. Pelletier, C. Purdy (ex officio), J.L. Reese (ex officio), D.M. Scobey, T.M. Taylor

Medical Studies: L.H. Abrahamsen, Chair, H.T. Chirayath, S.A. Freedman, H.L. Lindkvist, B.C. McDowell, S.W. Sawyer (ex officio)

Neuroscience: N.W. Kleckner (ex officio), Chair, M.A. Burman, N.S. Koven, M.J. Sargent (ex officio)

*Off-Campus Study: M.E. Jones, Chair, T.R. Goundie (ex officio), G. Neu-Sokol (W/ST), T. Nguyen, S.W. Sawyer (ex officio)

Personnel: D.R. Browne, M.C. Bruce (F), J.D. Eusden Jr., D. Grafflin, D.C. Haines, J.W. Hughes, T. Nguyen, T.F. Tracy (W/ST)

Physical Education Personnel: J.W. Creasy, D.R. Cummiskey, K.G. Low (W/ST), M.J. Retelle (F)

President's Institutional Planning and Advisory: J.P. Parakilas, Chair, H.C. Boucher (F), D.E. Chapman, B.C. McDowell, D.M. O'Higgins, P.J. Schlax

Scientific Reasoning and Quantitative Literacy: P.J. Baker, H.T. Chirayath, D.R. Cummiskey, M.A. Greer (W/ST), T.G. Lawson

*Student Conduct: M.A. Imber, Chair, M.E. Andrucki, D. Aschauer, M.A. Graef, D.C. Haines

Teaching Development: Committee not convened for 2008–2009

Women and Gender Studies:, R.M. Herzig, Chair, H.A. Ewing, M.L. Greer (W/ST), L.I. Hill, S.E.M.C. Houchins, M.A. Plastas, E. Rand

Board of Examiners: H.L. Jensen, N.W. Kleckner, M.T. Rice-DeFosse

Judicial Educators: M.P. Murray, E.R. Wollman

Permanent Member of Student Conduct Appeals Process: J.R. Cole

Secretary of the Faculty: T.A. Hayward