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The Faculty

Below is the faculty roster for academic year 2013–2014. 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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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.

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

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

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

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

 

Administrative Officers

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

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

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

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


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

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)

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

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

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

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; Chair, Division of the Natural Sciences
B.S., Bates; M.S., New Hampshire; Ph.D., Dartmouth

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

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

Rebecca Margaret Herzig (1998), Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
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; Chair, Division of the Social Sciences
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

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

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

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

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
B.A., Santa Clara; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State

Lillian Rose Nayder (1989), Professor of English
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
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; Associate Dean of the Faculty
B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Jill N. Reich (1999), Professor of Psychology
B.A., Regis; Ph.D., Dartmouth

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; Chair, Interdisciplinary Programs
B.A., Boston College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Aimée Holloway Conlin Bessire (2009), Visiting Associate Professor of History
B.A., Lake Forest; M.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Meredith Lynn Greer (2002), Associate Professor of Mathematics
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
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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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 and American Cultural Studies
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professors

Jennifer Ann Adair (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Vassar; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

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

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

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

Lydia Ruth Barnett (2012), Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Oberlin; Ph.D., Stanford

Meryem N. Belkaid (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
B.A., French School, La Marsa-Tunisia; Ph.D., Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle

Jesse Jon Bengson (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Minot State; M.S., Montana State; Ph.D., California (Davis)


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

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

Jason Brian Castro (2012), Assistant Professor of Psychology
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

Shatanjaya Dasgupta (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., University of Calcutta; M.A., University of Delhi; M.A., Ph.D., Colorado (Boulder)

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

Susan Ann Dewsnap (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture
B.F.A., New Hampshire; M.F.A., Nebraska (Lincoln)

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

Paul Vincent Eason (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of History
B.A., California (Berkeley); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

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

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

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

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

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


Lea R. Johnson (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., New Mexico; M.S., New Mexico Highlands; M.S., City University of New York; Ph.D., Rutgers

Patrick Anthony Jokiel (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Michigan (Dearborn); Ph.D., Vermont

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

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

Dawn Nelson (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Williams; Ph.D., Brandeis

Ryan Christopher Nelson (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus; Ph.D., Wisconsin

Brooke Kristen O'Harra (2013), Assistant Professor of Theater
B.A., Lafayette; M.F.A., Tulane

Scott Jeremy Ordway (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Puget Sound; M.M., Oregon; Ph.D., Pennsylvania


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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Hisaaki Wake (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
B.A., Hokkaido University; M.A., State University of New York (Albany); Ph.D., Stanford


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

Instructors

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

Li-ping Miao (1989), Visiting Instructor in Chinese
Beijing Foreign Language Institute; Beijing

Benjamin Aldrich Moodie (2013), Visiting Instructor in Sociology
B.A., Yale; M. Phil., Cantab.; M.A., California (Berkeley)


David Francisco Perkins (2012), Visiting Instructor in Politics
B.A., Bellarmine; M.A., Stony Brook

Senior Lecturers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shuqin Cui (2013), Lecturer in Chinese
B.A., Xi'an University of Foreign Language Studies; M.A., Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Michigan (Ann Arbor)

Alice Marie Doughty (2013), Lecturer in Geology
B.S., M.S., Maine; Ph.D., Victoria University (Wellington)


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

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
B.A., Drew; M.A., Cornell

Judy Gailen (2013), Lecturer in Theater
CDR, Yale School of Drama


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

Britt Emily Halvorson (2013), Lecturer in Anthropology
B.A., Albion; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan


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

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

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

Donald Loraine Kimmel (2013), Lecturer in Biology
B.A., Swarthmore; M.D., M.Sc., Temple School of Medicine; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins


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

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

Heather Lynn Lindkvist (2002), Lecturer in Anthropology; Title IX Coordinator
B.A., California (San Diego); M.A., Chicago

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Arthur Porter (2012), Lecturer in Physics
B.A., Colby; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell

Gary Joseph Rattigan (2012), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
B.F.A., New Hampshire; M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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

Joaquín Romero Gallego (2013), Lecturer in Spanish
B.A., Universitat de Barcelona; M.A., Ph.D., Connecticut

Joshua Dalton Rubin (2013), Lecturer in Anthropology
B.A., Michigan; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale


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

Jason Scheideman (2010), Lecturer in Politics; Grants and Budget Administrator
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Paul E. Schofield (2013), Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Lecturer in Philosophy
B.A., Notre Dame; M.A., Wisconsin (Milwaukee); Ph.D., Harvard


Laura Sewall (2013), Lecturer in Environmental Studies; Director of the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation
Area and the Bates College Coastal Center at Shortridge
B.A., Evergreen State; M.S.E.L., Vermont Law School; M.S., Ph.D., Brown

Thomas Peter Snow (2005), Lecturer in Music
B.M., Berklee; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music

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

Nicholas Pardee Valvo (2013), Lecturer in English
B.A., Oberlin


Lauren Irene Vedal (2012), Lecturer in English; Writing Specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences
B.A., Reed; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Aaron Roger Winkler (2013), Lecturer in Biology
B.S., Bates; Ph.D., Boston University

Applied Music and Dance Faculty

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

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

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

Stephen Grover (1985), Instructor of Drum Set

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

George Rubino (1988), Instructor of Double Bass

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

Barry Saunders (2012), Instructor of Saxophone
B.M., Southern Maine; M.F.A., Bennington

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

Joshua Baker Vink (2013), Instructor of Dance (Studio)
B.A., State University of New York (Buffalo); M.F.A., George Washington

Committees of the Faculty, 2013–2014

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