The Faculty

Below is the faculty roster for academic year 2020–2021. 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

Malcolm S. Hill (2018), Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
B.A., Colby; Ph.D., Houston



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.

Lee Huber Abrahamsen, Professor Emerita of Biology
B.S., Franklin and Marshall; Ph.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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


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)

Leslie Irene Hill, Professor Emerita of Politics
B.A., Barnard; M.A., Atlanta; Ph.D., Union Institute

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

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

Hilmar Ludvig Jensen III, Professor Emeritus of History
B.A., Goddard; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

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

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


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

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

Nancy Way Kleckner, Professor Emerita of Biology
B.S., Illinois; M.S., Maine; Ph.D., North Carolina

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

Arlene Elowe MacLeod, Professor Emerita of Politics
B.A., Bowdoin; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas James Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., Northeastern; Ph.D., Colorado 

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)

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


Administrative Officers

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

Patricia A. Schoknecht (2018), Vice President for Information and Library Services and College Librarian
B.S., George Washington; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Cornell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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; Chair, Division of the Social Sciences
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

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

John Dykstra Eusden Jr. (1988), Whitehouse Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences
B.S., Bates; M.S., New Hampshire; Ph.D., Dartmouth

Holly Annette Ewing (2004), Professor of Environmental Studies and Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies;
Chair, Interdisciplinary Programs
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 Hispanic Studies
Licenciado, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela; M.A., Indiana; Doctor en Filología, Universidad de Sevilla; Ph.D., Indiana

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

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

April Ladawn Hill (2018), Professor of Biology and Wagener Family Professor of Equity and Inclusion in STEM
B.S., North Texas; Ph.D., Houston

Malcolm S. Hill (2018), Professor of Biology; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
B.A., Colby; Ph.D., Houston

Beverly Jane Johnson (2000), Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences 
B.Sc., M.Sc., Delaware; Ph.D., Colorado

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

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

Barry Glenn Lawson (2020), Visiting Professor of Digital and Computational Studies
B.A., Virginia (Wise); M.S., Ph.D., William and Mary

Thomas Glen Lawson (1989), Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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 Hispanic Studies
B.A., Universidad de Córdoba; Ph.D., Connecticut

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

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

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

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
B.A., Johns Hopkins; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia

Charles Isidore Nero (1991), Benjamin E. Mays Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies
B.A., Xavier; M.A., Wake Forest; Ph.D., Indiana

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

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

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

Erica Rand (1990), Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Gender and Sexuality 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; Faculty Marshal
B.A., Dartmouth; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Michael James Retelle (1987), Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences
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
B.A., Cornell; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

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

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

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

 

Associate Professors

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

Ali Humayun Akhtar (2012), Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Cornell; M.A., Ph.D., New York 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 American Studies
M.A., Regent; Ph.D., Ohio

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

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

Jonathan James Cavallero (2013), Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies
B.A., Georgetown; M.A., Pennsylvania State; Ph.D., Indiana

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

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 and Biochemistry
B.S., Syracuse; Ph.D., Illinois

Carrie Elizabeth Diaz Eaton (2018), Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies
B.A., Carleton; M.S., Ph.D., Arizona

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

Gina Andrea Fatone (2003), Associate Professor of Music
B.M., Connecticut; M.M., New England Conservatory; 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nathan Eric Lundblad (2009), Associate Professor of Physics; Chair, Division of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics
B.A., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

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

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

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

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

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

Melinda Ann Plastas (2005), Visiting Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality 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., Universitat Pompeu Fabra;
M.A., Ph.D., California (Santa Cruz)

Geneviève Robert (2014), Associate Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences
B.S., McGill; M.S., British Columbia; Ph.D., Missouri (Columbia)

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

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

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

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

Susan Allison Stark (1999), Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Division of the Humanities 
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)

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

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


Assistant Professors

Katie Adkison (2020), Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Colorado State; Ph.D., California (Santa Barbara)

Abraham Abebe Asfaw (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Gondar; M.S., Addis Ababa University; Ph.D., Northern Illinois

Andrew Baker (2017), Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Yale; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Lori Delorme Banks (2019), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Prairie View A&M; Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine

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

Gwendolyn G. Calhoon (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
B.A., St. Mary's (Maryland); Ph.D., Maryland (Baltimore)

Todd P. Carmody (2020), Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Michigan; Ph.D., Pennsylvania  

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

Luke E. Chicoine (2017), Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., University of Washington; M.A., Ph.D., Notre Dame

Michael W. Dacey (2017), Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University

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

Katie Dobkowski (2018), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Washington; M.A., Whitworth; Ph.D., University of Washington

Timothy J. Dugan (2017), Assistant Professor of Theater
B.A., State University of New York (Oswego); M.A.T., Union; M.F.A., Temple

Francis R. Eanes (2017), Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
B.A., Messiah; M.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Ian Khara Ellasante (2019), Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
B.A., Memphis; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona

Jeanne M. Essame (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of History
B.A., M.A.,Université François Rabelais; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

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

Laura M. Fernández (2020), Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
B.A., M.A., Notre Dame; Ph.D., Ohio State 

Yunyoung L. Garrison (2020), Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A., Yonsei University; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa   

Grace Gillies (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., Wellesley; M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles) 

Lisa J. Gilson (2020), Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., Tufts; M.A., Ph.D., Yale

Carolina González Valencia (2016), Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture
B.F.A., M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Alyssa Maraj Grahame (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., Toronto; Ph.D., Massachusetts (Amherst)

Michelle R. Greene (2017), Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
B.S., Southern California; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alexander B. B. Hamilton (2020), Visiting Assistant Professor of German
B.A., Chicago; Ph.D., Indiana

Tyler A. Harper (2020), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
B.A., Haverford; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Washington    

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

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

Jiyoung Ko (2017), Assistant Professor of Politics
B.A., M.A., Korea University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Martin Kruse (2017), Assistant Professor of Biology and Neuroscience
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Hamburg

Jonathan Kurzfeld (2018), Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., California State (Sacramento); M.A., Oregon

Geneva M. Laurita (2017), Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., Northern Colorado; Ph.D., Oregon State

Seulgie Claire Lim (2020), Assistant Professor of Physics
B.A., M.A., Seoul National University; Ph.D., Boston University

Chao Ling (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
B.A., Peking University; M.A., Columbia; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Jacqueline Lyon (2017), Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., DePaul; Ph.D., Florida International

Marcelle Mandisa Medford (2018), Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Alison Joyce Melnick Dyer (2015), Assistant Professor of Religious 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

Benjamin Moodie (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Yale; M.A., California (Berkeley)   

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

Linh M. Nguyen (2020), Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics 
B.A., National Economics University, Hanoi; M.A., Duke 

Colleen T. O'Loughlin (2018), Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.S., Ithaca; Ph.D., Princeton

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

Patrick W. Otim (2016), Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Makerere University; M.A., Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

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

Timothy J. Rakitan (2020), Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Puget Sound; M.S., California (Davis); Ph.D., Iowa State   

Tiffany M. Salter (2016), Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State

Thomas Sapsford (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., University of Bristol; M.A., Ph.D., Southern California

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

Cassandra M. Shepard (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana
B.S., Xavier; M.A., Chicago; Ph.D., Northwestern

Anelise Hanson Shrout (2018), Assistant Professor of Digital and Computational Studies
B.A., Chicago; Ph.D., New York University

Michael S. Sommer (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
B.A., M.A., City University of New York; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Nivedhitha Subramanian (2020), Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Northwestern, Ph.D., Duke

Asha Tamirisa (2019), Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Oberlin; M.A., M.A., Ph.D., Brown

Brandon K. Tate (2020), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
B.S., Auburn; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology 

Mark L. Tizzoni (2020), Assistant Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies
B.A., Scranton; M.A., Ph.D., University of Leeds  

Justine Kirby Wiesinger (2018), Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
B.A., Johns Hopkins; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Elizabeth J. Woodward (2019), Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture
B.A., North Carolina (Chapel Hill); M.A., Florida State; Ph.D., Chicago

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

Julieta Yung (2017), Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Delaware; M.A., Ph.D., Notre Dame

Chi Zhang (2020), Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
B.A., Tsinghua University; M.A., Waseda University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia


Instructors

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

McKell J. Barnes (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Maine (Farmington)

Melissa L. DeRan (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Murray State; M.A., St. Lawrence

Henry C. Fall (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Elms

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

Paul J. Gastonguay (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Bates

Malik K. Hall (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Massachusetts (Amherst)

Rudolf Reinhold Hergeth (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Trinity College

Danielle K. Kogut (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Stonehill; M.A., Tufts

Peter J. Lasagna (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Brown

Jonathan D. Martin (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.S., M.A., Lynchburg College

Alison K. Montgomery (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Bowdoin; M.A., Boston College

Tyler J. Sheikh (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Quinnipiac; M.A., Connecticut 

Joseph Vari III (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Hiram; M.A., Lynchburg College

Rebecca F. Woods (2020), Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Bates     

Senior Lecturers

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

David Russell George Jr. (2000), Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies 
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 and Vocal Director of Theater Productions
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

Ellen Dowling Alcorn (2020), Lecturer in the Humanities
B.A., Bard; M.S., Southern Maine

Andrea M. Alford (2019), Lecturer in the Humanities
B.A., Princeton; M.A., State University of New York (Stony Brook)

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

Vanessa Anspaugh (2020), Lecturer in Dance
B.A., Antioch; M.F.A., Smith 

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

Carissa F. Aoki (2018), Lecturer in Environmental Studies
B.A., Yale; M.S., Colorado State; Ph.D., Dartmouth

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

Madeline Reid Bedecarré (2019), Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
B.A., Bowdoin; M.A., Columbia; Ph.D., École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Aimée Holloway Conlin Bessire (2020), Lecturer in the Humanities 
B.A., Lake Forest; M.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Adam Sam Boss (2019), Lecturer in the Humanities
B.A., Colby; M.A., Ph.D., Brown

Louise J. Brogan (2016), Lecturer in Biology
B.A., Colby; Ph.D., Notre Dame

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

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

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

Brian J. Evans (2020), Lecturer in Dance and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus

Jason Scott Fein (2017), Lecturer in Physical Education and Director of Athletics
B.S., M.S., City University of New York (Brooklyn)

Bridget K. J. Fullerton (2018), Lecturer in the Humanities
B.A., Albright; M.A., North Carolina; Ph.D., Rhode Island

Jonathan R. Furbush (2016), Lecturer in Physical Education
B.A., Bates; M.A., Springfield

Myronn Ezra Hardy (2018), Lecturer in English
B.A., Michigan; M.F.A., Columbia

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

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

Keiko Konoeda (2015), Lecturer in Japanese
B.A., University of Tokyo; M.A., Hawai'i (Mānoa); Ed.D., Massachusetts (Amherst)

Susan Whitney Langdon (2017), Lecturer in Psychology
B.A., Brandeis; M.A., Purdue; Ph.D., Boston University

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

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

Ethan L. Miller (2015), Lecturer in Environmental Studies
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

Justin Moriarty (2020), Lecturer in Theater and Technical Director for Theater and Dance
B.A., Keene State; M.F.A., Goodard      

Joëlle Morris (2019), Lecturer in Music
B.A., Colorado (Boulder); M.A., Lamont School of Music

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

Karen Anklan Palin (1995), Lecturer in the Humanities 
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

Michael Boyd Roman (2020), Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
B.F.A., Syracuse; M.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.F.A., California State (Northridge)    

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

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

Bruno F. Salazar-Perea (2018), Lecturer in Biology and Faculty Fellow for Medical Studies
M.D., Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

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

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

Laura Sewall (2020), Lecturer in the Humanities 
B.A., Evergreen State; M.S.E.L., Vermont Law; M.S., Ph.D., Brown 

Peter J. Steenstra (2015), Lecturer in Physical Education
B.A., Hobart; M.S., Ithaca

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

Nicholas Trautz (2018), Lecturer in the Humanities
B.A., Williams; M.T.S., Harvard

Stephanie Wade (2018), Lecturer in the Humanities
B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., City College of New York; Ph.D., Stony Brook

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

Applied Music and Dance Faculty

Michael Beling (2016), Instructor of Jazz Piano
B.M., Southern Maine

Lindsay Bourassa (2020), Instructor of Dance (Flamenco)
B.A., Goddard; Master of Flamencology, Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya  

Alan Carr (2015), Instructor of Trombone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba
B.M. Peabody Conservatory; M.M., Juilliard; Artist Dipoma, 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

John Harry Corrie (2003), Instructor of Harpsichord, Organ, Piano, and Voice
B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., Northwestern School of Music; M.M.A., Yale

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

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

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

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

Eli Gilbert (2017), Instructor of Banjo
B.M., East Tennessee State

Stuart Gurley (2016), Instructor of Bass
B.M., Maine (Augusta); M.M., Southern Maine

Alexandra James (2018), Instructor of Dance
B.F.A., Columbia College

Chris Klaxton (2018), Instructor of Jazz Piano
B.A., New Hampshire; M.M., Miami

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

Kate Marchessault (2018), Instructor of Dance (Jazz)
B.A., Massachusetts (Amherst)

Kathleen McNerney (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

Edward Reichart (2020), Instructor of Voice
B.M., Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City College of New York 

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

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

Robin Vermilion (2018), Instructor of Dance (Pilates)
B.S.W., Cincinnati

Maria Wagner (2018), Instructor of Arabic Nay
B.M., M.M., Southern Maine

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