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The Faculty

Below is the faculty roster for academic year 2011–2012. For up-to-date information, please consult the College Directory or the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

Nancy J. Cable (2009), Interim President
B.A., Marietta; M.Ed., Vermont, Ph.D., Virginia

Pamela Jean Baker (1989), Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty and 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)

Emeriti

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

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

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

Margaret Nichols, Registrar Emerita

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

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

Joseph Gerard Pelliccia, Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.S., Cornell; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

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

Gerda Neu-Sokol, Lecturer Emerita in German
University of Freiburg

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

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

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

Wylie Lee Mitchell, Dean Emeritus of Admissions
B.A., Williams

Administrative Officers

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

Mary K. Meserve (1993), Registrar
B.A., Smith

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

Nancy J. Cable (2009), Interim President and Vice President and Dean of Enrollment and External Affairs
B.A., Marietta; M.Ed., Vermont, Ph.D., Virginia

[Position Vacant] Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

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

Professors

Sawyer Frederick Sylvester Jr. (1969), Professor of Sociology; Mace Bearer
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

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; Chair, Division of the Humanities
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
B.A., Amherst; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

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

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
B.A., Texas (Austin); M.A., University College of Wales (Aberystwyth); Ph.D., Texas (Austin)

Georgia Nell Nigro (1983), Professor of Psychology; Interim Director of the Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships
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; Chair, Interdisciplinary Programs
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
B.A., Regis; Ph.D., Dartmouth

Jane Tussey Costlow (1986), Professor of Environmental Studies
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; Chair, Division of the Natural Sciences
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; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
B.Sc., University of Wales (Swansea); B.S., Bates; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)

Emily Wright Kane (1996), Professor of Sociology; Chair, Division of the Social Sciences
B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

Dolores Mary O’Higgins (1990), Euterpe B. Dukakis Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies
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
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 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

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 (1996), Professor of English
B.A., Wheaton; M.A., Ph.D., Tufts

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

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

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

Donald C. Dearborn (2010), Professor of Biology
B.S., North Carolina; Ph.D., Missouri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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-Côté (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 Lynn Taylor (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 School; Ph.D., Duke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Jason Thompson (2011), Visiting Associate Professor of History
B.A., M.A., Texas (Austin); Ph.D., Chicago

Assistant Professors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Albert Malcom Fereshetian Jr. (1995), Assistant Professor of Physical Education
B.S., New Hampshire; M.A., Liberty

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

Adriana Julia Salerno (2009) Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Licenciatura en Matematicas, Universidad Simon Bolivar; Ph.D. Texas (Austin)

Nathan Eric Lundblad (2009), Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Lauren Mary Ashwell (2009), Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., M.A., University of Auckland; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Clarisa Pérez-Armendáriz (2009), Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., Pomona; M.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Texas (Austin)

Jonathan Eugene Webster (2009), Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute; M.S., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); Ph.D., Calgary

Raluca Cernahoschi (2009), Visiting Assistant Professor of German
B.A., Mount Holyoke; M.A., Ph.D., British Columbia

Senem Aslan (2010), Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., Bogazici University; Ph.D., University of Washington

Rachel A. Boggia (2010), Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
B.S., Cornell; M.F.A., Ohio State

Jennifer D. Sandler (2010), Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Grinnell; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Matthew Joseph Pettway (2010), Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Eastern Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State

Xing Fan (2010), Assistant Professor of Chinese
B.A., Beijing Language University; M.A., China Academy of Traditional Theatre; Ph.D., Hawaii (Mãnoa)

Caroline E. Shaw (2010), Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Johns Hopkins; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Alejandro Enrique Dellachiesa (2010), Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., M.B.A., University of Belgrano; M.S., Ph.D., Tennessee

Brian R. Steininger (2010), Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Japanese
B.A., Macalester; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Mollie A. Godfrey (2010), Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Reed; Ph.D., Chicago

Stephen Engel (2011), Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., New York University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Therí Pickens (2011), Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Princeton; M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Erin Curren (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of French
B.A., Colby; D.E.A., Université de Paris; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Beata Niedzielkowska (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture
B.A., Temple; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa

Ruth Lexton (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.Phil., Oxon.; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Michael Durst (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Georgetown; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell

Mara Tieken (2011), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Dartmouth; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard

Kathryn Flinn (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., William and Mary; Ph.D., Cornell

Timothy Cook (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology
B.S., Brown; M.S., Delaware; Ph.D., Massachusetts (Amherst)

Catherine Buell (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
M.S., Springfield; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State

Instructors

Marina P. Loginova (2009), VisitingInstructor in Russian
M.A., Moscow Institute ofForeign Languages

Dawn Nelson (2011), Visiting Instructor in Mathematics
B.A., Williams

Megan Gahl (2011), Visiting Instructor in Environmental Studies
B.S., Ohio State; Ph.D., Maine

Senior Lecturer

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

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

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

Robert Lambton Farnsworth (1990), Senior Lecturer in English
B.A., Brown; M.F.A., Columbia

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

Elke Morris (1993), Senior Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.A., Nevada; M.A., M.F.A., New Mexico

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

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

Lecturers

Thomas Ames Hayward (1978), Lecturer in Classical and Medieval Studies; Humanities Reference Librarian
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

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; Associate Dean of Students
B.A., Milliken; M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Indiana

David Russell George Jr. (2000), Lecturer in Spanish
B.A., M.A., Purdue; Ph.D., Minnesota

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

Heather Lynn Lindkvist (2002), Lecturer in Anthropology; Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity
B.A., California (San Diego); M.A., Chicago

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

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

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

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

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

George M. Perkins (2005), Lecturer in Economics
B.A., Ph.D., Boston College

William Charles Hiss (2006), Lecturer in Asian Studies; Executive Director for International Advancement
B.A., Bates; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; M.A., Ph.D., Tufts

Joanne Fennessey Cole (2006), Lecturer in History and Coordinator 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; Director of Athletics
B.A., Columbia; M.S., Massachusetts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nancy C. Salmon (2009), Lecturer in Dance
B.A., North Carolina State; M.F.A., New York University

Hillory Anne Oakes (2009), Lecturer in Writing, Director of Writing, and Director of the Learning Commons
B.A., Oklahoma; M.A., Ph.D., Denver

Bronwyn Mary Sale (2009), Lecturer in Education
B.A., Virginia; M.S.Ed., Southern Maine

Robert Brian Strong (2009), Lecturer in English; Graduate Fellowships Advisor
B.A., Boston College; M.F.A., Naropa Institute; Ph.D., Denver

Tyler Gulden (2009), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.F.A., Alfred; M.F.A., Massachusetts (Dartmouth)

Jennifer Ann Woodruff (2009), Lecturer in Music
B.Mus., Converse; M.A., Ph.D., Duke

Mathieu L. Duvall (2009), Lecturer in Geology; Manager of the Bates College Imaging and Computing Center
M.Sc., Colorado

Aimée Holloway Conlin Bessire (2009), Lecturer in History
B.A., Lake Forest; M.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Gerald Frederick Bigelow (2010), Lecturer in History
B.A., Columbia; Ph.D., Cantab.

Julie A. Rosenbach (2010), Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Environmental Coordinator
B.A., New Hampshire; M.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies

William Blaine-Wallace (2010), Lecturer in African American Studies; Multifaith Chaplain
B.A., Lenoir Rhyne; M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Universiteit van Tilburg

Rebecca L. Fraser-Thill (2010), Lecturer in Psychology
B.A., Drew; M.A., Cornell

Daniel T. Mills (2010), Lecturer in the Humanities and Director of the Bates College Museum of Art
B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.F.A., Northern Illinois

Jason Scheideman (2010), Lecturer in Politics
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Jason T. Larson (2010), Lecturer in Religious Studies
B.A., Gordon; M.A., Miami University, M.L.I.S., Kentucky

Penelope Jones (2011), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.A., Maine College of Art; M.A., Purdue

Jessica Lawrence Anthony (2011), Lecturer in English
B.A., Bates; M.F.A., George Mason

Misty Beck (2011), Lecturer in Environmental Studies
B.A., Northern Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University

Bradley Proctor (2011), Lecturer in History
B.A., Bates; M.A., North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

Marika Dalton (2011), Lecturer in Geology
B.A., Vassar; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan Technological University

Erin Hourigan (2011), Lecturer in German
B.A., West Chester; M.A., California (Irvine)

Micah Pawling (2011), Lecturer in History
B.A., Delaware, M.A., Ph.D., Maine

Angela Atkinson Duina (2011), Lecturer in Education
B.A., Boston College; Ed.M., Harvard; Ed.D., Boston University

Sherry L. Russell (2011), Lecturer in Education
B.A., Oberlin; M.Ed., Ed.D., Massachusetts (Amherst)

Laura D. Faure (2011), Lecturer in the Arts; Director of the Bates Dance Festival
B.A., New Hampshire (Keene); M.A., Wesleyan

Aaron Roger Winkler (2011), Lecturer in Biology
B.S., Bates, Ph.D., Boston University

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

William H. Ash III (2007), Assistant in Imaging and Computing
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology

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

Nicole A. Hastings (2009), Assistant in Physics
B.S., Alfred; M.S., Wyoming

Philip T. Dostie (2009), Assistant in Environmental Geochemistry
B.A., Eckerd

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

David Pontbriand (2004), Instructor of Sitar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greg Loughman (2008), Instructor of Jazz Bass
B.M., Capital

Chiharu Naruse (2008), Instructor of Piano
M.M., Hanns Eisler Conservatory

Dean Stein (2008), Instructor of Violin and Viola
B.M., M.M., Juilliard

Kathleen McNearny (2009), Instructor of Oboe
B.M., Hartt; M.M., Southern California

Margery F. Landis (2010), Instructor of French Horn
B.A., New Hampshire; M.M., Idaho

Robert M. Dan (2010), Instructor of Viola
B.S., M.M., Juilliard

Nathan A. Kolosko (2010), Instructor of Classical Guitar
B.S., Buffalo; M.A., Denver

Michelle Snow (2010), Instructor of Jazz and Popular Voice
B.M., New Hampshire; M.M., Berklee

Daphne McCoy (2010), Instructor of Dance (Modern, Jazz)
B.A., Central Oklahoma; M.F.A., Illinois

Committees of the Faculty, 2011–2012

The current committee assignments are available at (www.bates.edu/dof/governance-and-leadership/committees).