The Faculty

Below is the faculty roster for academic year 2016–2017. For up-to-date information, please consult the College Directory or the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

Ava Clayton Spencer (2012), President
B.A., Williams; B.A., Oxon.; M.A., Harvard; J.D., Yale

Matthew Robert Auer (2013), Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
B.A., Harvard; M.A.L.D., Tufts; M.S., Ph.D., Yale



Emeriti

Elaine Tuttle Hansen, President Emerita
B.A., Mount Holyoke; M.A., Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Washington, D.Litt.

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

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

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

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

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

Terry Jo Beckmann, Treasurer Emerita
B.A., Mount Holyoke; M.B.A., Pace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Dennis Grafflin, Professor Emeritus of History
B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

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

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

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


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

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

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

John Elwood Kelsey, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
B.A., Grinnell; Ph.D., Chicago


Sharon Kinsman, Professor Emerita of Biology
B.A., Iowa; Ph.D., Cornell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Margaret Nichols, Registrar Emerita

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

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

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

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

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

George Scott Purgavie, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education
B.S., West Chester; M.S., South Carolina

Jill N. Reich, Dean Emerita of the Faculty and Professor Emerita of Psychology
B.A., Regis; Ph.D., Dartmouth

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

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

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

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

Bonnie Jean Shulman, Professor Emerita of Mathematics
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Colorado

Carl Benton Straub, Dean Emeritus of the Faculty, 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.

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

Denis Marshall Sweet, Professor Emeritus of German
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eugene Lee Wiemers, Librarian Emeritus
B.A., Macalester; M.S., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

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

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

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


Administrative Officers

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

Joshua Grant McIntosh (2014), Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
B.S., Elon; M.A., Appalachian State; Ph.D., Syracuse

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

Geoffrey Saxton Swift (2014), Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
B.A., Amherst; M.B.A., Harvard

Kate Livingston Vale (2015), Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian
B.A., Brown; Ed.M., Ed.D., Boston University

Leigh A. Weisenburger (2012), Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
B.A., Smith

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

 

Professors

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

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

Matthew Robert Auer (2013), Professor of Environmental Studies; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
B.A., Harvard; M.A.L.D., Tufts; M.S., Ph.D., Yale


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

Ryan William Bavis (2003), Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences
B.A., St. Mary's (Maryland); Ph.D., Montana

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

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

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

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

Jane Tussey Costlow (1986), Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies
B.A., Duke; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Darby Kathleen Ray (2012), Director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement
B.A., Sewanee; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt

Kirk Dorrance Read (1990), Professor of French and Francophone Studies
B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crystal Ann Williams (2013), Professor of English; Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for the Office of Equity and Diversity Resources
B.A., New York University; M.F.A., Cornell


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

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

 

Associate Professors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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; Associate Dean of the Faculty
B.A., Chicago; J.D., Michigan; Ph.D., Stanford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul James Shea (2012), Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Cornell; Ph.D., Oregon

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

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

Nathan Wynfield Tefft (2014), Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Williams; M.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Assistant Professors

Ali Humayun Akhtar (2012), Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Cornell; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Laura Cecilia Balladur (2003), Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
B.A., M.A., California (Santa Barbara); Ph.D., Duke

Kristen D. Barnett (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Montana

Henry A. Boateng (2015), Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Mississippi; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan

Jason Brian Castro (2012), Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
B.A., B.S., Rochester; Ph.D., Pittsburgh

Jonathan James Cavallero (2013), Assistant Professor of Rhetoric
B.A., Georgetown; M.A., Pennsylvania State; Ph.D., Indiana


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

Wesley Byron Chaney (2016), Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Davidson; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

Aleksandar M. Diamond-Stanic (2016), Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., Carleton; M.S., Ph.D., Arizona

Carla Jean Essenberg (2015), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., California (Riverside)

Nathan C. Faries (2014), Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
B.A., Wheaton; M.A., Baylor; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State

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

Julie C. Fox (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
B.A., Houston; M.F.A., Ohio State

Travis John Gould (2013), Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Maine

Leshui He (2015), Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; M.A., Ph.D., Connecticut

Brett Andrew Huggett (2014) Assistant Professor of Biology
B.M., Temple; M.S., Vermont; Ph.D., Harvard

Jakub Kazecki (2012), Assistant Professor of German
M.A., Dalhousie; M.A., Adam-Mickiewicz University; Ph.D., British Columbia

Andrew John Kennedy (2016), Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Providence; Ph.D., Virginia

Yinxing Liu (2014), Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
B.A., Xiangtan University; M.A., Pennsylvania State; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Jacob R. Longaker (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Kansas

Lynn Mandeltort (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., College of Charleston; Ph.D., Virginia

Alison Joyce Melnick (2015), Assistant Professor of Religous Studies
B.A., Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia

Martin Montgomery (2014), Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Humboldt; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon

Andrew M. Mountcastle (2016), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Bowdoin; Ph.D., Washington

Ryan C. Nelson (2014), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Gustavus Adophus; Ph.D., Wisconsin

Jeffrey S. Oishi (2016), Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Columbia; Ph.D., Virginia

Katharine A. Ott (2014), Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Middlebury; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia

James Arthur Porter (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., Colby; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell

Stephanie M. Pridgeon (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., College of Charleston; M.A., Virginia; Ph.D., Emory

Jean Paul Rabanal (2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Universidad del Pacifico; M.A., Ph.D., California (Santa Cruz)

Geneviève Robert (2014), Assistant Professor of Geology
B.S., McGill; M.S., British Columbia; Ph.D., Missouri (Columbia)

Michael A. Rocque (2014), Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Maine; M.A., Maryland; Ph.D., Northeastern

Joshua Dalton Rubin (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Michigan; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Paul E. Schofield (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Notre Dame; M.A., Wisconsin (Milwaukee); Ph.D., Harvard

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

Kristen K. Stern (2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
B.A., Nazareth; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Boston University

Joanna Sturiano (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Japenese
B.A., Mount Holyoke; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

Blake Sturtevant (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., Bowdoin; Ph.D., Maine

Christin V. Thomas (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., McDaniel; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

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

Kaitlin Hanley White (2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Colby; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State

Larissa Moriarty Williams (2012), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Smith; Ph.D., North Carolina State

Helen Weetman (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
M.A., Edinburgh; Ph.D., SOAS, University of London

Sally M. Wood (2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater
B.A, Rollins; M.F.A., Tennessee

Myra Wright (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., British Columbia; M.A., Dalhousie; Ph.D., McGill

 

Instructors

Scott Hull Balcomb (2014), Visiting Instructor in Mathematics
B.A., Bates; M.S., Oregon State

Arianne A. Bazilio (2016), Visiting Instructor in Chemistry
B.S., New York University Tandon School of Engineering; M.S., Massachusetts (Amherst)

Yannick G. Marshall (2016), Visiting Instructor in African American Studies
B.A., Toronto; M.A., M.Phil., Columbia



Senior Lecturers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lecturers

Brett S. Allen (2012), Lecturer in Physical Education
B.S., St. Lawrence; M.S., James Madison

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

Maria Báez Marco (2016), Lecturer in Spanish
Título de Filología Hispánica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Misty Beck (2011), Lecturer in Environmental Studies; Writing Specialist in the Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., Northern Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University

Gretchen J. Berg (2012), Lecturer in Theater
B.A., Antioch; M.Ed., Harvard

George Bernier (2016) Lecturer in Mathematics
B.A., Maine; M.S., Ohio State; M.S., Southern Maine

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

Janet Eileen Bourne (2015), Lecturer in Music and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
B.A., George Mason; Ph.D., Northwestern

Louise J. Brogan (2016), Lecturer in the Humanities; Writing Specialist for Science and Quantitative Writing
B.A., Colby; Ph.D., Notre Dame

Hamish Cameron (2016), Lecturer in Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., M.A., University of Canterbury; Ph.D., Southern California

Peter H. Casares (2013), Lecturer in Physical Education
B.A., Gettysburg; M.S., Miami University

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

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

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

William L. d'Ambruoso (2016), Lecturer in Politics
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Susan Ann Dewsnap (2012), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.F.A., New Hampshire; M.F.A., Nebraska (Lincoln)

Cody D. Eldredge (2016), Lecturer in Politics
B.A., St. Lawrence; M.A., The Australian National University; M.A., Colorado (Boulder)

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

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

Carolina González Valencia (2016), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture and Mellon Diversity and Faculty Renewal Postdoctoral Fellow
B.F.A., M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Nina Hagel (2016), Mellon C3 Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Politics
B.A., Johns Hopkins; M.A., California (Berkeley)

Bridget Elyse Harr (2015), Lecturer in Sociology
B.A., Bates; M.A., California (Santa Barbara)

Jennifer L. Hartshorn (2012), Lecturer in Physical Education
B.A., Colby; M.S., Smith

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

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

Keiko Konoeda (2015), Lecturer in Japanese
B.A., Tokyo; M.A., Hawaii; Ed.D., Massachusetts (Amherst)

Gwen L. Lexow (2008), Lecturer in the Social Sciences; Title IX Officer
B.A., Knox; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Marina Pavlovna Loginova (2009), Lecturer in Russian
M.A., Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages

Katherine M. Mathis (2012), Lecturer in Psychology
B.A., Siena; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York (Albany)

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

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

Ethan L. Miller (2015), Lecturer in Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and Politics
B.A., Bates; M.S., Massachusetts; Ph.D., University of Western Sydney

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

Benjamin Moodie (2016), Lecturer in Politics and Sociology
B.A., Yale; M.A., California (Berkeley)

Elizabeth Rush Mueller (2015), Lecturer in English and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
B.A., Reed; M.F.A., Southern New Hampshire

Clifford L. Odle (2016), Lecturer in Theater
B.A., Catawba; M.F.A., Boston University

Patrick W. Otim (2016), Lecturer in History and Mellon Diversity and Faculty Renewal Postdoctoral Fellow
B.A., Makerere University; M.A., Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

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

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

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

Christopher Francis Petrella (2016), Lecturer in the Humanities; Writing Specialist in the Social Sciences
B.A., Bates; M.A., Harvard; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Olga Rabanal (2015), Lecturer in Economics
B.A., Binghamton; M.A., Miami; Ph.D., California (Santa Cruz)

Peter D. Richards (2016), Lecturer in Theater
B.A., M.F.A., Harvard

Stephanie Anne Richards (2007), Lecturer in Biology
B.S., Bates; Ph.D., Vermont

Rajarshi Saha (2015), Lecturer in Geology and Physics
B.A., Bates; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina

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

Daniel Robert Sanford (2015), Lecturer in the Humanities; Director of Writing at Bates and of the Academic Resource Commons
B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., New Mexico

Jason Scheideman (2010), Lecturer in Politics; Assistant Dean of the Faculty for Budgets and Administration
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

William Parker Seeley (2008), Lecturer in the Humanities
B.A., M.F.A., Columbia; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York

Laura Sewall (2016), Lecturer in Environmental Studies; Director of the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area and the Shortridge Coastal Center
B.A., Evergreen State; M.S.E.L., Vermont Law; M.S., Ph.D., Brown

Kin-Yee Ian Shin (2016), Lecturer in History and Mellon C3 Postdoctoral Fellow
B.A., Amherst; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Stacy Lee Smith (2014), Lecturer in the Humanities
B.A., William Smith; M.P.S., M.S., Ph.D., Cornell

John Andrew Stadler (2016), Lecturer in Mathematics
B.A., M.A., Harvard

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

Rohan Sud (2016), Lecturer in Philosophy and Mellon C3 Postdoctoral Fellow
B.A., Columbia

Hoang Tran (2016) Lecturer in Education and Mellon C3 Postdoctoral Fellow
B.A., California (Irvine); M.A., California (Long Beach); Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

William J. Wallace, Jr. (2014), Lecturer in the Humanities
B.S., Maine; M.A., Delaware

Kerry A. Whittaker (2015), Lecturer in Biology
B.A., Colby; Ph.D., Rhode Island

Lawrence E. Williams (2016), Lecturer in Music
M.A., Southern Maine

Applied Music and Dance Faculty

Shamou Amoui (2014), Instructor of Hand Percussion

Alan Carr (2015), Instructor of Bass Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba
B.M. Peabody Conservatory; M.M., Juilliard; A.D., Yale; D.M.A., Wisconsin (Madison)

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

Bridget Convey (2012), Instructor of Piano
B.F.A., State University of New York (Purchase); M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

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

Jazmin DeRice (2015), Instructor of Voice
B.M., M.M., Southern Maine

Karl Doty (2015), Instructor of Double Bass
B.M., M.M., New England Conservatory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meredith Lyons (2013), Instructor of Dance (Pilates)
M.F.A., Smith

Andrew Martelle (1989), Instructor of Folk Fiddling

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

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

David Pontbriand (2004), Instructor of Sitar

Sean Potter (2012), Instructor of Saxophone
B.M., Southern Maine

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

Luette Saul (2012), Instructor of Voice
B.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music; M.M., Southern Maine

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

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

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

Seth Warner (2005), Instructor of Guitar, Lute, Mandolin, and Ukulele
B.M., Southern Maine