Amherst College 2015-16 Catalog

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Introduction

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Faculty and Administrators

            EMERITI

 Tom Gerety, President and Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A. (1969), M.Phil. (1974), J.D. (1976), Ph.D. (1976) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon.1996) Doshisha University; LL.D. (hon. 1995) Williams College, (hon. 2001) Wesleyan University, (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

 Anthony W. Marx, President and Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1981) Yale College; M.P.A. (1986), M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Princeton University; L.H.D. (hon. 2004) Williams College; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College; L.H.D. (2006) Doshisha University ; L.H.D. (2012) Amherst College.

 Peter R. Pouncey, President and Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes Professor in Greek (Classics), Emeritus.  B.A. (1964), M.A. (1967) Oxford University; Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon. 1987) Doshisha University, (hon. 1990) Trinity College; LL.D. (hon. 1985) Williams College, (hon. 1989) Wesleyan University, (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

 

Hadley P. Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

David L. Armacost, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965) Pomona College; M.S. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Lawrence Alan Babb, Willem Schupf Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. B.A. (1963) University of Michigan; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Ralph E. Beals, Clarence Francis Professor of Economics, Emeritus. B.S. (1958) University of Kentucky; M.A. (1959) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Edward S. Belt, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor in Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Williams College; M.A. (1957) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Robert J. Bezucha, George Daniel Olds Professor of Economics and Social Institutions (History), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) Lawrence University; M.A. (1963), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Michael Birtwistle, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance), Emeritus.  B.A. (1960) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (1962), Ph.D. (1967) Tulane University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Willis E. Bridegam, Jr., Librarian of the College, Emeritus. B. Mus. (1957) Eastman School of Music; M.S. (1964) Syracuse University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

John A. Cameron, Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952), M.A. (1957), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; Diploma (1955) University of Edinburgh; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Mavis C. Campbell, Professor of History, Emerita. B.S. (1958), M.S. (1960), Ph.D. (1971) University of London; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Howell D. Chickering, Jr., G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature, Emeritus.  B.A. (1959) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (1965) Indiana University; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Carol C. Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, Emerita. A.B. (1969), M.A. (1971) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1981) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Richard J. Cody, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952) University of London (University College, Southampton); M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1968) Amherst College.

Margery C. Coombs, Adjunct Professor of Geology, Emerita.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1973) Columbia University.

Peter Czap, Jr., Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus. B.A. (1953) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (1959) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1973) Amherst College.

James Q. Denton, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. B.S. (1951) California Institute of Technology; M.S. (1958), Ph.D. (1962) University of Oregon; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Jan E. Dizard, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor in American Culture (Sociology), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Minnesota at Duluth; M.A. (1964), Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Richard D. Fink, George H. Corey Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1962) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College; L.H.D. (1988) Doshisha University.

Stephen A. George, The Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Biology and Neuroscience), Emeritus. B.S. (1964) University of British Columbia; Ph.D. (1970) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Richard A. Goldsby, Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) University of Kansas; Ph.D. (1961) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Peter J. Gooding, Parmly Billings Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education, Emeritus.  D.L.C. (1964) Loughborough College; M.S. (1967) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Joel E. Gordon, Stone Professor of Natural Science (Physics), Emeritus. A.B. (1952) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1958) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

George S. Greenstein, Sidney Dillon Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus. B.S. (1962) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1968) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953) University of Florida; M.A. (1956) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Hugh D. Hawkins, Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1950) DePauw University; Ph.D. (1954) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Kurt Maximilian Hertzfeld, Treasurer, Emeritus. B.A. (1941), M.B.A. (1942) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

William M. Hexter, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1949), M.A. (1951), Ph.D. (1953) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1966) Amherst College.

Robert C. Hilborn, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics, Emeritus. B.A. (1966) Lehigh University; M.A. (1967), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Thomas R. Kearns, William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Emeritus.  A.B. (1959) University of Illinois; LL.B. (1962), M.A. (1964) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1968) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Heinz Kohler, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1956) Free University of Berlin; M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Allen Kropf, Julian H. Gibbs Professor in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (Chemistry), Emeritus. B.S. (1951) Queens College; Ph.D. (1954) University of Utah; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Hua R. Lan, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1965) Shanghai Normal University; M.Ed. (1987), Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

N. Gordon Levin, Jr., Dwight Morrow Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1956) Yale University; Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1975) Amherst College.

Peter Lobdell, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Theater and Dance, Emeritus. A.B. (1968) Amherst College.

James E. Maraniss, Professor of Spanish, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966), M.A. (1967) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

J. Tracy Mehr, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.A. (1950) Holy Cross College; M.B.A. (1967) Boston College; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ray A. Moore, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus. B.A. (1958), M.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Aida Y. Nawar, Senior Lecturer in French, Emerita.  B.A. (1969) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. (1972) Smith College; Ph.D. (1984) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Walter E. Nicholson, Ward H. Patton Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1964) Williams College; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Barry F. O’Connell, James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) Harvard College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Hilda Otaño-Benítez, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Emerita. B.A. (1949), B.S. (1949) Institute of Secondary Education, of Ciego de Avila, Cuba; Doctor of Law (1954) University of Havana; M.A. (1979) Boston University.

John Pemberton III, Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus. B.A. (1948) Princeton University; B.D. (1952), Ph.D. (1958) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 1967) Amherst College.

Dale E. Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian, Emeritus.  B.A. (1963) Harvard University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Emeritus.  A.B. (1953) Amherst College; M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1960) Harvard University.

David B. Reck, Professor of Music and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B. Mus. (1956) University of Houston; M.Mus. (1959) University of Texas; Ph.D. (1983) Wesleyan University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Robert H. Romer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  A.B. (1952) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1955) Princeton University.

Andrea B. Rushing, Professor of Black Studies and English, Emerita.  B.A. (1962) Queens College, City University of New York; M.A. (1970) Simmons College; Ph.D. (1983) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprhfung (1968) Heidelberg Universitat; M.A. (1970) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (1977) Five Colleges.

Viktoria A. Schweitzer, Senior Lecturer in Russian, Emerita.  M.A. (1955) Moscow State University.

Marc S. Silver, Massachusetts Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Harvard  University; Ph.D. (1959) California Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Charles A. Sorenson, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience), Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1971) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

M. Lewis Spratlan, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Music, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962), M.Mus. (1965) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Norton Starr, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1964) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Jane A. Taubman, Professor of Russian, Emerita. B.A. (1964) Radcliffe College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962) Harvard College; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.   

William E. Thurston, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.S. (1957), M.S. (1962) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ronald S. Tiersky, Joseph B. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of Illinois; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1972) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Robert C. Townsend, Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1959) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1962) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Joel M. Upton, Professor of Art and the History of Art, Emeritus.  A.B. (1963) Rutgers University; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Bryn Mawr College; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Helen von Schmidt, Senior Lecturer in English, Emerita.  A.B. (1978) Amherst College.

Donald O. White, Professor of German, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953), M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Arthur G. Zajonc, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  B.S.E. (1971), M.S. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

William F. Zimmerman, Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1966) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

 

            FACULTY

Rowland O. Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies. B.A. (1965) Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; M.A. (1969) University of Toronto; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Frederick Luis Aldama, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1992) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1999) Stanford University  

Olla N. Al-Shalchi, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; M.A. (2006) American University in Cairo.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainable Architecture. Arquitecto (1998) Universidad del Valle, Columbia; M.S. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2012) University of California at Berkeley.

Elizabeth J. Aries, Clarence Francis 1910 Professor in Social Sciences (Psychology).  B.A. (1969) University of Michigan; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1973) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

Alfred Babo, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. (2003) University of Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Tatyana Babyonyshev, Senior Lecturer in Russian. M.A. (1983) Moscow State University.

John-Paul Baird, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.Sc. (1992) University of Toronto; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Brian Baisa, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2008) University of Michigan; M.A. (2010), M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2013) Yale University.

Michèle A. Barale, Thalheimer Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Writing Center. B.A. (1968), M.A. (1975) Loyola University; Ph.D. (1983) University of Colorado; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Daniel P. Barbezat, Professor of Economics. B.A. (1982) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.S. (1984), Ph.D. (1988) University of Illinois at Champaign; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald D. Bashford, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance.  A.B. (1988) Amherst College; M.F.A.  (1992) University of Delaware.

Amrita Basu, Domenic J. Paino 1955 Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1975) Cornell University; M.A. (1977), M.Phil. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Mónica Bel López, Lecturer in Spanish. B.A. (2007) Universidad de Barcelona;   B.A. (2010) Universidad de Granada; M.A. (2012) Universidad de Barcelona.

Danielle L. Benedetto, Lecturer in Mathematics.  B.A. (1994) Colby College; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1999) Brown University.

Robert L. Benedetto, Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1993) Harvard University; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1998) Brown University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Peter Berek, Visiting Professor of English. A.B. (1961) Amherst College; M.A. (1963) Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies.  A.B. (1992) University of Georgia; M.A. (1995) Florida State University; Ph.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Anthony C. Bishop, Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1993) University of California at San Diego; Ph.D. (2000) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Anston L. Bosman, Associate Professor of English.  B.A. (1990) University of Cape Town, South Africa; B.A. (1992) University of Witwatersrand; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University.

Ellen Boucher†, Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2000) University of Michigan; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2008) Columbia University.

Ute T. Brandes†, Georges Lurcy Professor of German. B.A. (1972), M.A. (1974) University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. (1982) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Sara J. Brenneis†, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1998) Wesleyan University; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor of English and American Studies. B.A. (1993) Goddard College; M.A. (1998) Boston College; Ph.D. (2004) Cornell University.

Fumiko U. Brown, Five College Senior Lecturer in Japanese.  B.A. (1989) International Christian University, Tokyo; M.A. (2005) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley Burns, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2007) Williams College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) Duke University.

Kristin Bumiller†, George Daniel Olds Professor in Economic and Social Institutions (Political Science).  B.A. (1979), M.A. (1979) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1984) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Sandra L. Burkett, Associate Professor of Chemistry.  A.B. (1990) Princeton University; Ph.D. (1995) California Institute of Technology.

Gregory S. Call*, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1980) Dartmouth College; A.M. (1981), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Jay L. Caplan†, Professor of French.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1969), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Marissa L. Carrere, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (2006) Roger Williams University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2014) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley R. Carter, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S., B.S.E. (2002) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.S., Ph.D. (2008) University of Colorado at Boulder.

John T. Cheney, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology. B.A. (1970), M.A. (1972) University of Montana; Ph.D. (1975) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Mallorie Chernin, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Choral Music Program.  B.Mus. (1976) University of Wisconsin; M.Mus. (1978) Westminster Choir College.

Michael Ching, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2000), M.A. (2004) University of Cambridge, Trinity College; Ph.D. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jun Hee Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, Korea; M.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) Columbia University.

Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury*, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1998) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Alicia Jean Christoff, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2005) New York University; Ph.D. (2011) Princeton University.

Catherine A. Ciepiela, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of Russian. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1992) Yale University.

Katherine H. Clemans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2002) Duke University; M.S. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Ethan D. Clotfelter‡, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience.  B.A. (1991) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S. (1994), Ph.D. (1998) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of Black Studies and English. B.A. (1974) University of the West Indies; Ph.D. (1982) University of Saint Andrews; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Brianne Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2004) Pomona College; M.A. (2005) Courtauld Institute of Art; Ph.D. (2012) University of Pittsburgh.

Idan Cohen, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2015) Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Jonathan A. Collins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.Sc. (2005) Allegheny College; Ph.D. (2010) Brock University, Canada.

Constance S. Congdon†, Playwright-in-Residence. B.A. (1969) University of Colorado; M.F.A. (1982) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science.  B.S. (1986) Georgetown University; Ph.D. (1996) Harvard University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Nicola M. Courtright, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Art. B.A. (1976) Oberlin College; M.A. (1978) Yale University; Ph.D. (1990) The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College. 

Francis G. Couvares, E. Dwight Salmon Professor of History and American Studies. B.A. (1969) University of Pittsburgh; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1980) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

David A. Cox, William J. Walker Professor of Mathematics. B.A. (1970) Rice University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Peter D. Crowley‡, Professor of Geology. B.Sc. (1979) McGill University; Ph.D. (1985) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Douglas Culhane, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1979) Colgate University; M.A. (1982) University of Iowa.

Harris B. Daniels, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2006) Trinity College; M.S. (2009), Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

Rosalina de la Carrera, Professor of French.  B.A. (1973) Carleton College; M.A. (1977) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1985) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Solsiree del Moral, Associate Professor of American Studies and Black Studies.  B.A. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.A. (1997) Columbia University; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2006) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David P. Delaney, Senior Lecturer in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1987) San Francisco State University; M.S. (1989), Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Amy P. Demorest, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1979) Williams College; Ph.D. (1987) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Evgeny Dengub, Five College Lecturer in Russian.  B.A. (2002) Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2012) Bryn Mawr College.

Jerry P. Dennerline, Olin Professor in Asian Studies (History and Asian Languages and Civilizations).  B.A. (1964) Wabash College; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Bruce P. Diehl, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Jazz Performance.  B.Mus. (1990) Eastman School of Music; M.M. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Andrew C. Dole†, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University. 

Christopher T. Dole, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1992) Baylor University; M.A. (1996), Ph.D. (2002) Case Western Reserve University.  

 Robert Doran, Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew (Religion). S.T.Lect. (1967) Blackfriars Seminary; S.T.Lic. (1970) Universita di S. Tommaso; L.S.S. (1971) Pontifical Biblical Institute; Th.D. (1977) Harvard Divinity School; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

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Suzanne P. Dougan, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance) and Director of Theatrical Productions. A.B. (1973) Vassar College; M.F.A. (1979) Yale School of Drama; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Lawrence R. Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (1982) Brown University; M.A. (1986) Columbia University; J.D. (1989) Yale Law School.

John E. Drabinski, Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1991) Seattle University; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1996) University of Memphis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Thomas L. Dumm, William H. Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1976), M.A. (1978) Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. (1984) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1997) Amherst College.

Jeffers L. Engelhardt*, Associate Professor of Music.  B.M. (1998) Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of Chicago.

Catherine Epstein, Professor of History. A.B. (1985) Brown University; M.Sc. (1987) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (1998) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Wendy Taylor Ewald, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1974) Antioch College.

Lorne Falk, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism.  B.Sc. (1970) University of Winnipeg; M.A. (1988) Concordia University, Montreal.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson‡, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Amanda Folsom*, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2001) University of Chicago; M.S. (2002), Ph.D. (2006) University of California at Los Angeles.

Vanessa L. Fong‡, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  A.B. (1996) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University.

Judith E. Frank‡, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1981) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.A. (1986), M.F.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Jonathan R. Friedman, Professor of Physics.  B.A. (1987) Vassar College; Ph.D. (1996) City College of New York; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Amity Gaige, Visiting Writer, Department of English.  B.A. (1995) Brown University; M.F.A. (1999) The Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1981) University of New Hampshire; M.F.A. (1983) Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Bryn Geffert, Lecturer in History.  B.A. (1990) St. Olaf College; M.S. (1992) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota.

Jyl Gentzler, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Writing Center.  A.B. (1985) Bryn Mawr College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1991) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

Alexander George, Rachel and Michael Deutch Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (1979) Columbia College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Deborah B. Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1969) Queens College; Ph.D. (1977) City University of New York; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Heidi L. Gilpin, Associate Professor of German.  A.B. (1984) Amherst College; A.M. (1987), Ph.D. (1993) Harvard University.

William M. Girard, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (1999) Hampshire College; M.A. (2004) University of Chicago; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2013) University of California at Santa Cruz.

Sergey Glebov, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

James R. Glenn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (1992) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1998) University of Maryland.

David I. Gloman, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1983) Indiana University; M.F.A. (1986) Yale University.

Miriam R. Goheen‡, Professor of Anthropology and Black Studies.  B.A. (1976) Oregon State University; A.M. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Adi Gordon, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Judaic Studies.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Caroline E. Goutte‡, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1985) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at San Francisco; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Ethan R. Graf, Assistant Professor of Biology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1999) Kalamazoo College; Ph.D. (2005) Washington University.

Carmen C. Granda, Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2005), M.A. (2008) Middlebury College; A.M. (2012), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University;

Frederick T. Griffiths, Class of 1880 Professor in Greek (Classics) and Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1969) Yale College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Christopher Grobe, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

Josh Guilford, Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2004) Michigan State University; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University.

Gertraud Gutzmann, Visiting Professor of German.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1969) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1979) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Amy Cox Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1995) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2003) University of Florida; M.S. (2005) University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Daniel J. Hall, Writer-in-Residence, Department of English.

David Sumner Hall, Paula R. and David J. Avenius 1941 Professor of Physics and Astronomy.  A.B. (1991) Amherst College; A.M. (1994), Ph.D. (1997) Harvard University.

David Hanneke, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S. (2001) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (2003), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

David E. Hansen, Professor of Chemistry.  Sc.B. (1979) Brown University; Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Tekla A. Harms, Massachusetts Professor in Chemistry and Natural History (Geology) and Director of the Beneski Museum of Natural History. A.B. (1977) Bryn Mawr College; M.Sc. (1982) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Ph.D. (1986) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 1999) Amherst College.

Allen J. Hart, Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1982) Amherst College; A.M. (1989), Ph.D. (1991) Harvard University.

Rafeeq Hasan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

Mohamed El-Sawi Hassan, Five College Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Director of the Five College Arabic Language Program.  B.A. (1993) Mansoura University, Egypt; M.A. (2001) Tanta University, Egypt; Ph.D. (2008) Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Amelie Hastie, Professor of English in Film and Media Studies. B.A. (1988) Brown University; M.A. (1994), Ph.D. (1999) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Robert T. Hayashi, Associate Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1985) Denison University; M.F.A. (1989) Cornell University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2002) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Maria Heim, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Aneeka A. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2001) Southern Illinois University; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2012) University of Illinois at Chicago.

Leah D. Hewitt*, Professor of French.  B.A. (1972) Kent State University; M.A. (1974), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007) University of Sussex; M.Phil. (2011) University of Virginia.

Mary Ellen Hicks, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History. B.A. (2006) University of Iowa; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2015) University of Virginia.

Baba Hillman, Five College Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies (English). B.A. (1972) Duke University; M.F.A. (2001) University of California  at San Diego.

Jerome L. Himmelstein, Winthrop H. Smith 1916 and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Sociology. B.A. (1970) Columbia College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Hannah A. Holleman*, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), B.S. (2005) Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. (2012) University of Oregon.

Deborah S. Holoien, Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2008) Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. (2013) Princeton University.

Adam Honig, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University. 

Michael E. Hood, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University.

Nicholas Jon Horton, Professor of Statistics. A.B. (1987) Harvard University; Sc.D. (1999) Harvard School of Public Health; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Yu-ting Huang, Mellon-Keiter Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2007) National Taiwan University; Ph.D. (2015) University of California at Los Angeles.

Larry R. Hunter†, Stone Professor of Natural Sciences (Physics).  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1981) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nasser Hussain, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1988) Yale University; M.S. (1990), Ph.D. (1995) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Catherine Victoria Infante, Assistant Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (2003) Bethel University; M.S. (2006) New York University in Madrid; Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Jun Ishii, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1995) Rice University; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University.

Tariq Jaffer*, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1995) University of Toronto; M.A. (1998) McGill University; Ph.D. (2005) Yale University.

Kannan Jagannathan‡, Bruce B. Benson ’43 and Lucy Wilson Benson Professor of Physics.  B.Sc. (1973) Loyola College; M.Sc. (1975) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Jean Jaminet, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor in Architectural Studies.  B.S. (1998) Ohio State University; M.Arch (2004) Princeton University.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A. (1992) Mills College; Ph.D. (2000) University of California at San Francisco.

Jeeyon Jeong, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.E. (2000) Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; M.S. (2002) Pohang University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea; Ph.D. (2008) Dartmouth College.

Christopher Mason Johnson, Visiting Lecturer in English in Film and Media Studies.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College.

Sarah Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (2006) Bryn Mawr College, M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2015) University of Chicago.

David Stewart Jones, Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1998) Carleton College; Ph.D. (2009) Harvard University.

Jamie Juul, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2009) Niagara University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Rochester.

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music. B. Mus. (1969) University of Southern California; M.M.A. (1973) Yale School of Music; M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Scott F. Kaplan, Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1999) University of Texas at Austin.

Constance Kassor, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (2005) Smith College; Ph.D. (2014) Emory University.

Laure G. Katsaros, Associate Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat(2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University.

Ikumi Kayama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1991) Aoyama Gakuin University; M.Ed. (2000) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Carol W. Keller, Professor of Art. B.A. (1974) Manchester College; M.F.A. (1980) Boston University School for the Arts; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College. 

Eunice J. Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.A. (2004) University of Pennsylvania; M.S. (2006) Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. (2013) Iowa State University.

Justin F. Kimball†, Professor of Art. B.F.A. (1985) Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A. (1990) Yale University School of Art; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College. 

Christopher G. Kingston, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1994) Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Elizabeth A. Klarich, Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1995) University of Chicago; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at Santa Barbara.

Frank J.Korom, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (1984) University of Colorado; M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1992) University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph N. Kushick‡, Professor of Chemistry. A.B. (1969) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1975) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Tanya L. Leise, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (1993) Stanford University; M.S. (1995), Ph.D. (1998) Texas A&M University.

Ronald A. Lembo, Professor of Sociology.  B.A. (1974) University of Massachusetts at Boston; M.A. (1980) University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D. (1989) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

Helen O. Leung, George H. Corey 1888 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1982), B.A. (1983) California State University at Northridge; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College. 

Rachel A. Levin, Lecturer in Biology and the Environmental Studies Program. B.A. (1994) Carleton College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Arizona.

Adam R. Levine, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2000) University of East Anglia, UK; M.F.A. (2010) California Institute of the Arts.

Weijia Li, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1982) Hebei Teachers’ University, Shijiazhuang, China; B.A. (1985) China Broadcast and Television University, Beijing; M.A. (1987) Beijing University of Science and Technology;  M.A. (1996) City University of New York; Ed.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Shu-Min Liao†, Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.S. (2001) National Chengchi University, Taiwan; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2009) Pennsylvania State University.

Benson Lieber, Senior Lecturer in Intensive Writing. B.A. (1972) Columbia College; M.A. (1974), M.Phil. (1978) Columbia University

William A. Loinaz, Professor of Physics.  B.S.E. (1989) Princeton University; M.S. (1991), Ph.D. (1995) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Thom Long*, Five College Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Rick A. López, Professor of History.  A.B. (1993) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2001) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Pavel Machala‡, Charles E. Merrill 1908 Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1970) St. Olaf College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Mark D. Marshall, Class of 1959 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1979) University of Rochester; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Biddy Martin, Professor of German and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1973) College of William and Mary; M.A. (1974) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1985) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College; L.H.D (2012) The College of William and Mary; LL.D. (hon. 2014) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katie M. Martin, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2004) Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

Anna Melick Martini, Professor of Geology.  B.A. (1986) Colgate University; M.S. (1992) Syracuse University; Ph.D. (1997) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Paul Matteson*, Five College Assistant Professor of Dance.  B.A. (2000) Middlebury College; M.F.A. (2007) Bennington College.

Eleonora Mattiacci, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2004) University of Bologna; Ph.D. (2014) Ohio State University.

Michelle Maydanchik, Robert E. Keiter ’57 Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Art.  I.B. (2001) United Nations International School;  B.A. (2005) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Trent E. Maxey, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilization and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2005) Cornell University.

Megan Kathleen McCarty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Catherine C. McGeoch*, Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society (Computer Science).  B.S. (1981) Butler University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Lyle A. McGeoch, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (Computer Science).  B.S.E. (1981) Princeton University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1987) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Julia D. McQuade*, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2004) Bates College; Ph.D. (2012) University of Vermont.

Molly Mead, Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Martin Medina-Elizalde, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1997) Universidad de Baja California Sur, Mexico; M.S. (2000) Center of Research of Advanced Studies, Yucatan; Ph.D. (2007) University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edward D. Melillo, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1997) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Linda Ross Meyer, Visiting Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (1984) University of Kansas; J.D. (1987) Boalt Hall School of Law; Ph.D. (1991) University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.

Nick Meyer, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (2005) Mssachusetts College of Art; M.F.A. (2008) California College of the Arts.

Jill Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona.

Kozue Miyama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1982) University of Tsukuba, Japan; M.A. (1988) International Christian University, Japan. 

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University.

Michelle D. Morgan, Professor of Physical Education and Senior Women’s Administrator.  B.A. (1974) Colorado Women’s College; M.S. (1976) Smith College; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Klára Móricz, Professor of Music. Diploma (1986), Diploma (1992) Franz Liszt Academy of Music; M.A. (1995), Ph.D. (1999) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Samuel C. Morse*, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1978) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Hilary J. Moss, Associate Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University. 

Suleiman A. Mourad, Five CollegeVisiting Professor of Religion.  B.S. (1990), B.A. (1991) American University of Beirut; M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Yale University.

Max Perry Mueller, Robert E. Keiter '57 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A. (2003) Carleton College; M.T.S. (2008) Harvard  Divinity School; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Eunmi Mun, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2004) Seoul National University, Ph.D. (2011) Harvard University.

Yusra Naqvi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2008) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2014) Rutgers University.

Ingrid Nelson, Assistant Professor of English.  B.S. (1997) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2005) University of Colorado; Ph.D. (2010) Harvard University.

Susan R. Niditch, Samuel Green Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1972) Radcliffe College; Ph.D. (1977) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Jennifer Nugent, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. A.A. (1990) Miami-Dade Community College; B.F.A. (1998) New World School of the Arts, Miami.  

Jonathan Obert, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1999) Wheaton College; M.A. (2003), Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Franklin S. Odo, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor in American Studies.  B.A. (1961) Princeton University; M.A. (1963) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University.

Patricia B. O’Hara, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1976) Adelphi University; Ph.D. (1981) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Olabode Omojola, Five College Associate Professor of Black Studies and Music.  B.A. (1980) University of Nigeria; M.A. (1983) University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Ph.D. (1988) University of Leicester, England.

Carolyn Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2008) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2013) University of Virginia.

Marisa Parham, Professor of English. B.A. (1996) Washington University; M.A. (1997), M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Constantine Pleshakov, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  Degree (1981) University of Singapore; M.A. (1982) Moscow State University; Ph.D. (1986) Academy of Sciences of the USSR; Doctor of Science (1994) Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Dominic L. Poccia†, Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology.  B.S. (1967) Union College; A.M. (1968), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Andrew Poe*, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2001) St. John’s College; M.A. (2002) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (2010) University of California at San Diego.

Jennifer Polins, Visiting Lecturer in Dance. M.F.A. (2012) Hollins/ADF.

Khary Oronde Polk, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2000) Oberlin College; Ph.D. (2011) New York University.

Alexandra Elizabeth Purdy*, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.S. (2000) College of William and Mary; Ph.D. (2007) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

Stanislav Rabinovich*, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., B.S. (2006) University of Chicago;  Ph.D. (2012) University of Pennsylvania.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager Professor and Professor of Russian.  A.B. (1967) City University of New York (Brooklyn College); A.M. (1969), Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

John E. Rager III, Professor of Computer Science.  S.B. (1977) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M. (1978) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1987) Northwestern University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Pooja Rangan, Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) Brown University.

Lisa A. Raskin†, John William Ward Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience).  B.A. (1975) Skidmore College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1979) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2002) Haverford College; M.Sc. (2005) London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David I. Ratner‡, Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Biology.  B.S., M.S. (1968) Yale University; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Collin Raymond, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2003) Arizona State University; M.Sc. (2005) The London School of Economics; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Sean Redding, Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of History.  B.A. (1978) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Jessica Reyes, Professor of Economics.  A.B. (1994) Amherst College; Diploma (1995) Churchill College, University of Cambridge; A.M. (1999), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor in Art and the History of Art and in Asian Languages and Civilizations. B.A. (1998) University of North Carolina; M.A. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (2011) University of Pennsylvania. 

Monica M. Ringer‡, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1988) Oberlin College; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College..

Jason Robinson, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Stephanie L. Robinson, Visiting Lecturer in Music.  B.M. (1998) University of Southern California; M.M. (2000) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Paul V. Rockwell, Henry C. Folger 1879 Professor of French.  B.A. (1980), M.A. (1982), Ph.D. (1988) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Christian Rogowski, G. Armour Craig Professor in Language and Literature (German).  B.A. (1980) Mannheim University; M.A. (1981) London University; Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald C. Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies.  B.A. (1964) Tulane University; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Sahar Sadjadi, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. M.D. (2004)Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Ph.D. (2012) Columbia University.

Geoffrey Sanborn, Professor of English. B.A. (1987) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.  

Benigno R. Sánchez-Eppler, Lecturer in English. B.A. (1979) Williams College; B.A. (1981), M.Phil. (1983) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1988) Jones Hopkins University.

Karen Sánchez-Eppler, L. Stanton Williams 1941 Professor of American Studies and English.  B.A. (1981) Williams College; B.A. (1983) Cambridge University; M.A. (1986), Ph.D. (1990) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson†, James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College. 

Austin D. Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science.  B.A. (1969) Providence College; M.A. (1970), Ph.D. (1973) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College; J.D. (1988) Yale Law School, LL.D. (2008) Providence College.

Eric W. Sawyer, Professor of Music.  A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1988) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1994) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Martha Saxton, Professor of History and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1967) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1989) Columbia University.

Leah Schmalzbauer, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology. B.A. (1992) University of New Hampshire; Diploma (1994) La Universidad de Barcelona; M.Sc. (1996) The London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D. (2004) Boston College.

Peter B. Schmitz, Visiting Resident Artist in Theater and Dance. M.F.A. (1986) Smith College.

David E. Schneider, Professor of Music. A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1990), Ph.D. (1997) University of California at Berkeley.

Anna Schrade, Lecturer in German.  M.A. (1997) Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; Ph.D. (2006) University of Bremen.

Matthew D. Schulkind, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1990) Haverford College; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Dwaipayan Sen*, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  B.A. (2004) Oberlin College; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

John W. Servos‡, Anson D. Morse Professor of History.  A.B. (1972) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1979) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nishiten Shah, Professor of Philosophy.  B.S. (1991) University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Krupa Shandilya, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (2002) University of Mumbai (St. Xavier College); B.A. (2004) University of Rochester; M.A. (2006), Ph.D. (2009) Cornell University.

Tong Shen, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  M.A. (1988) Long Island University; Ph.D. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Raphael Sigal, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2006), M.A. (2007) Paris 3; M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) New York University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1998) Princeton University; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

Prakarsh Singh, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.Sc. (2006),  M.Res. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) London School of Economics;

Dale S. Sinos, Visiting Professor of Classics.  B.A. (1968) Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University.

Rebecca H. Sinos, Professor of Classics.  A.B. (1976) The College of William and Mary; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1980) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Adam Sitze*, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1996) Drake University; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

David R. Sofield‡, Samuel Williston Professor of English. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

Gabriel Sosa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Natasha Staller*, Professor of the History of Art.  B.A. (1973) Wellesley College; Ph.D. (1983) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2006) Amherst College.

Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish).  B.A. (1984) Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; M.A. (1987) The Jewish Theological Seminary; M.A. (1988), M.Phil. (1989), Ph.D. (1990) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Michelle O. Stewart, Pick Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2002) University of Notre Dame; M.A. (2008) University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lucia de las Mercedes Suárez*, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1991) Hunter College, City University of New York; Ph.D. (1999) Duke University.

Mark Lane Swanson, Director of Instrumental Music and Senior Lecturer in Music.  A.B. (1982) Stanford University; J.D. (1985) University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; M.Mus. (1997) Indiana University at Bloomington.

Kevin M. Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History. B.A. (1972) Williams College; M.A. (1973), M.Phil. (1975), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Robert T. Sweeney, William R. Mead Professor of Art.  B.F.A. (1970), M.F.A. (1972) Boston University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

Rachel Tapley, Visiting Lecturer in French.  B.A. (2007) Centre College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at  Madison.

Wako Tawa, Willem Schupf Professor in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1971) State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A. (1975) International Christian University; Ph.D. (1986) Pennsylvania State University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Ethan J. Temeles, Thomas B. Walton, Jr. Professor of Biology.  A.B. (1978) Cornell University; M.Sc. (1980) Louisiana State University; Ph.D. (1987) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

Xiaoping Teng, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  B.A. (1982), M.A. (1984) Tianjin University; M.A. (1994) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Caroline B. Theoharides, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2006) Colby College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Michigan.

Ted Thompson, Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing.  B.F.A. (2003) New York University; M.F.A. (2009) University of Iowa.

Josef G. Trapani†, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1999), M.S. (2004), Ph.D. (2005) University of Connecticut.

April D. Trask, Visiting Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Davis; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) University of California at Irvine.

Carol Troyen, Visiting Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1971) Yale College; Ph.D. (1979) Yale University.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan.

Raina Forbes Uhden, Senior Lecturer in French.  B.A. (1996) Virginia Polytechnic and State University; M.A. (1997) Reid Hall, Columbia University in Paris; Ph.D. (2005) Columbia University.

Martha M. Umphrey, Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government (Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought). B.A. (1986), J.D. (1991), Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2007) Amherst College.

Crystal L. Valentine, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (2004) Amherst College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) Brown University.

Timothy Van Compernolle†, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese). B.A. (1992), M.A. (1995) University of Kansas; M.A. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Michigan.

Christopher S. van den Berg, Assistant Professor of Classics. B.A. (1996) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Daniel J. Velleman‡, Julian H. Gibbs ’46 Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (1976) Dartmouth College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Margaret Birney Vickery, Visiting Lecturerin the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1985) Oberlin College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1993) Stanford University.

Kiara Maria Vigil*, Assistant Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1997) Tufts University; M.A. (1998) Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A.L.S. (2006) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2011) University of Michigan.

Jonathan M. Vogel†, George Lyman Crosby 1896 Professor in Philosophy. B.A. (1976), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Amy S. Wagaman*, Associate Professor of Statistics. B.A. (2003) Kenyon College; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Vanessa Walker, Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2000) Whitman College; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2011) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Xiaofei (Susan) Wang, Lecturer in Statistics.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2014) Yale University.

Jon Western, Five College Professor of International Relations (Political Science). B.A. (1984) Macalester College; M.P.P. (1988) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1999) Columbia University.

Frank H. Westhoff‡, Professor of Economics. S.B. (1969) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Ph. (1971), M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Patrick Williamson, Edward H. Harkness Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1970) Beloit College; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

David W. Wills, John E. Kirkpatrick 1951 Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1962) Yale University; B.D. (1966) Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Geoffrey R. Woglom, Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1968) Yale College; M.Ph. (1970), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Boris Wolfson*, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1997) University of Chicago; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2004) University of California at Berkeley.

Wendy Woodson, Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1969), M.A. (1976) George Washington University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Amelia Worsley, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2006) Selwyn College, University of Cambridge; M.A. (2007) Brown University; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2014) Princeton University.

Eric Wubbels, Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.  A.B. (2001) Amherst College; M.A. (2005), D.M.A. (2010) Columbia University.

Nicholas Xenos, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1972) New York University; M.A. (1974) University of Michigan; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Princeton University.

Beth V. Yarbrough*, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Robert M. Yarbrough, Adjunct Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas at Dallas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington.

Elizabeth R. Young*, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (2002) Haverford College; Ph.D. (2009) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom Young, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1973) Goddard College; M.F.A. (1977) Rhode Island School of Design.

Sharif M. Youssef, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Andreas T. Zanker, Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2004) University of Canterbury, New Zealand; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) Princeton University.

Yongheng Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.Eng. (2007) Central South University, Changsha, China; M.Sc. (2009), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

*On leave 2015-16. 

†On leave fall semester 2015-16.  

‡On leave spring semester 2015-16.

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            EMERITI

 Tom Gerety, President and Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A. (1969), M.Phil. (1974), J.D. (1976), Ph.D. (1976) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon.1996) Doshisha University; LL.D. (hon. 1995) Williams College, (hon. 2001) Wesleyan University, (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

 Anthony W. Marx, President and Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1981) Yale College; M.P.A. (1986), M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Princeton University; L.H.D. (hon. 2004) Williams College; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College; L.H.D. (2006) Doshisha University ; L.H.D. (2012) Amherst College.

 Peter R. Pouncey, President and Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes Professor in Greek (Classics), Emeritus.  B.A. (1964), M.A. (1967) Oxford University; Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon. 1987) Doshisha University, (hon. 1990) Trinity College; LL.D. (hon. 1985) Williams College, (hon. 1989) Wesleyan University, (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

 

Hadley P. Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

David L. Armacost, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965) Pomona College; M.S. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Lawrence Alan Babb, Willem Schupf Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. B.A. (1963) University of Michigan; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Ralph E. Beals, Clarence Francis Professor of Economics, Emeritus. B.S. (1958) University of Kentucky; M.A. (1959) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Edward S. Belt, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor in Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Williams College; M.A. (1957) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Robert J. Bezucha, George Daniel Olds Professor of Economics and Social Institutions (History), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) Lawrence University; M.A. (1963), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Michael Birtwistle, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance), Emeritus.  B.A. (1960) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (1962), Ph.D. (1967) Tulane University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Willis E. Bridegam, Jr., Librarian of the College, Emeritus. B. Mus. (1957) Eastman School of Music; M.S. (1964) Syracuse University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

John A. Cameron, Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952), M.A. (1957), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; Diploma (1955) University of Edinburgh; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Mavis C. Campbell, Professor of History, Emerita. B.S. (1958), M.S. (1960), Ph.D. (1971) University of London; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Howell D. Chickering, Jr., G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature, Emeritus.  B.A. (1959) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (1965) Indiana University; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Carol C. Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, Emerita. A.B. (1969), M.A. (1971) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1981) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Richard J. Cody, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952) University of London (University College, Southampton); M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1968) Amherst College.

Margery C. Coombs, Adjunct Professor of Geology, Emerita.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1973) Columbia University.

Peter Czap, Jr., Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus. B.A. (1953) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (1959) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1973) Amherst College.

James Q. Denton, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. B.S. (1951) California Institute of Technology; M.S. (1958), Ph.D. (1962) University of Oregon; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Jan E. Dizard, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor in American Culture (Sociology), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Minnesota at Duluth; M.A. (1964), Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Richard D. Fink, George H. Corey Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1962) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College; L.H.D. (1988) Doshisha University.

Stephen A. George, The Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Biology and Neuroscience), Emeritus. B.S. (1964) University of British Columbia; Ph.D. (1970) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Richard A. Goldsby, Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) University of Kansas; Ph.D. (1961) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Peter J. Gooding, Parmly Billings Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education, Emeritus.  D.L.C. (1964) Loughborough College; M.S. (1967) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Joel E. Gordon, Stone Professor of Natural Science (Physics), Emeritus. A.B. (1952) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1958) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

George S. Greenstein, Sidney Dillon Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus. B.S. (1962) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1968) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953) University of Florida; M.A. (1956) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Hugh D. Hawkins, Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1950) DePauw University; Ph.D. (1954) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Kurt Maximilian Hertzfeld, Treasurer, Emeritus. B.A. (1941), M.B.A. (1942) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

William M. Hexter, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1949), M.A. (1951), Ph.D. (1953) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1966) Amherst College.

Robert C. Hilborn, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics, Emeritus. B.A. (1966) Lehigh University; M.A. (1967), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Thomas R. Kearns, William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Emeritus.  A.B. (1959) University of Illinois; LL.B. (1962), M.A. (1964) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1968) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Heinz Kohler, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1956) Free University of Berlin; M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Allen Kropf, Julian H. Gibbs Professor in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (Chemistry), Emeritus. B.S. (1951) Queens College; Ph.D. (1954) University of Utah; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Hua R. Lan, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1965) Shanghai Normal University; M.Ed. (1987), Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

N. Gordon Levin, Jr., Dwight Morrow Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1956) Yale University; Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1975) Amherst College.

Peter Lobdell, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Theater and Dance, Emeritus. A.B. (1968) Amherst College.

James E. Maraniss, Professor of Spanish, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966), M.A. (1967) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

J. Tracy Mehr, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.A. (1950) Holy Cross College; M.B.A. (1967) Boston College; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ray A. Moore, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus. B.A. (1958), M.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Aida Y. Nawar, Senior Lecturer in French, Emerita.  B.A. (1969) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. (1972) Smith College; Ph.D. (1984) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Walter E. Nicholson, Ward H. Patton Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1964) Williams College; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Barry F. O’Connell, James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) Harvard College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Hilda Otaño-Benítez, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Emerita. B.A. (1949), B.S. (1949) Institute of Secondary Education, of Ciego de Avila, Cuba; Doctor of Law (1954) University of Havana; M.A. (1979) Boston University.

John Pemberton III, Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus. B.A. (1948) Princeton University; B.D. (1952), Ph.D. (1958) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 1967) Amherst College.

Dale E. Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian, Emeritus.  B.A. (1963) Harvard University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Emeritus.  A.B. (1953) Amherst College; M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1960) Harvard University.

David B. Reck, Professor of Music and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B. Mus. (1956) University of Houston; M.Mus. (1959) University of Texas; Ph.D. (1983) Wesleyan University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Robert H. Romer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  A.B. (1952) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1955) Princeton University.

Andrea B. Rushing, Professor of Black Studies and English, Emerita.  B.A. (1962) Queens College, City University of New York; M.A. (1970) Simmons College; Ph.D. (1983) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprhfung (1968) Heidelberg Universitat; M.A. (1970) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (1977) Five Colleges.

Viktoria A. Schweitzer, Senior Lecturer in Russian, Emerita.  M.A. (1955) Moscow State University.

Marc S. Silver, Massachusetts Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Harvard  University; Ph.D. (1959) California Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Charles A. Sorenson, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience), Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1971) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

M. Lewis Spratlan, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Music, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962), M.Mus. (1965) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Norton Starr, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1964) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Jane A. Taubman, Professor of Russian, Emerita. B.A. (1964) Radcliffe College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962) Harvard College; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.   

William E. Thurston, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.S. (1957), M.S. (1962) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ronald S. Tiersky, Joseph B. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of Illinois; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1972) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Robert C. Townsend, Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1959) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1962) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Joel M. Upton, Professor of Art and the History of Art, Emeritus.  A.B. (1963) Rutgers University; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Bryn Mawr College; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Helen von Schmidt, Senior Lecturer in English, Emerita.  A.B. (1978) Amherst College.

Donald O. White, Professor of German, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953), M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Arthur G. Zajonc, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  B.S.E. (1971), M.S. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

William F. Zimmerman, Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1966) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

 

            FACULTY

Rowland O. Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies. B.A. (1965) Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; M.A. (1969) University of Toronto; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Frederick Luis Aldama, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1992) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1999) Stanford University  

Olla N. Al-Shalchi, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; M.A. (2006) American University in Cairo.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainable Architecture. Arquitecto (1998) Universidad del Valle, Columbia; M.S. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2012) University of California at Berkeley.

Elizabeth J. Aries, Clarence Francis 1910 Professor in Social Sciences (Psychology).  B.A. (1969) University of Michigan; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1973) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

Alfred Babo, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. (2003) University of Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Tatyana Babyonyshev, Senior Lecturer in Russian. M.A. (1983) Moscow State University.

John-Paul Baird, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.Sc. (1992) University of Toronto; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Brian Baisa, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2008) University of Michigan; M.A. (2010), M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2013) Yale University.

Michèle A. Barale, Thalheimer Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Writing Center. B.A. (1968), M.A. (1975) Loyola University; Ph.D. (1983) University of Colorado; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Daniel P. Barbezat, Professor of Economics. B.A. (1982) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.S. (1984), Ph.D. (1988) University of Illinois at Champaign; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald D. Bashford, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance.  A.B. (1988) Amherst College; M.F.A.  (1992) University of Delaware.

Amrita Basu, Domenic J. Paino 1955 Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1975) Cornell University; M.A. (1977), M.Phil. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Mónica Bel López, Lecturer in Spanish. B.A. (2007) Universidad de Barcelona;   B.A. (2010) Universidad de Granada; M.A. (2012) Universidad de Barcelona.

Danielle L. Benedetto, Lecturer in Mathematics.  B.A. (1994) Colby College; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1999) Brown University.

Robert L. Benedetto, Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1993) Harvard University; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1998) Brown University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Peter Berek, Visiting Professor of English. A.B. (1961) Amherst College; M.A. (1963) Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies.  A.B. (1992) University of Georgia; M.A. (1995) Florida State University; Ph.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Anthony C. Bishop, Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1993) University of California at San Diego; Ph.D. (2000) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Anston L. Bosman, Associate Professor of English.  B.A. (1990) University of Cape Town, South Africa; B.A. (1992) University of Witwatersrand; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University.

Ellen Boucher†, Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2000) University of Michigan; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2008) Columbia University.

Ute T. Brandes†, Georges Lurcy Professor of German. B.A. (1972), M.A. (1974) University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. (1982) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Sara J. Brenneis†, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1998) Wesleyan University; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor of English and American Studies. B.A. (1993) Goddard College; M.A. (1998) Boston College; Ph.D. (2004) Cornell University.

Fumiko U. Brown, Five College Senior Lecturer in Japanese.  B.A. (1989) International Christian University, Tokyo; M.A. (2005) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley Burns, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2007) Williams College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) Duke University.

Kristin Bumiller†, George Daniel Olds Professor in Economic and Social Institutions (Political Science).  B.A. (1979), M.A. (1979) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1984) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Sandra L. Burkett, Associate Professor of Chemistry.  A.B. (1990) Princeton University; Ph.D. (1995) California Institute of Technology.

Gregory S. Call*, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1980) Dartmouth College; A.M. (1981), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Jay L. Caplan†, Professor of French.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1969), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Marissa L. Carrere, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (2006) Roger Williams University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2014) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley R. Carter, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S., B.S.E. (2002) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.S., Ph.D. (2008) University of Colorado at Boulder.

John T. Cheney, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology. B.A. (1970), M.A. (1972) University of Montana; Ph.D. (1975) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Mallorie Chernin, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Choral Music Program.  B.Mus. (1976) University of Wisconsin; M.Mus. (1978) Westminster Choir College.

Michael Ching, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2000), M.A. (2004) University of Cambridge, Trinity College; Ph.D. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jun Hee Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, Korea; M.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) Columbia University.

Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury*, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1998) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Alicia Jean Christoff, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2005) New York University; Ph.D. (2011) Princeton University.

Catherine A. Ciepiela, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of Russian. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1992) Yale University.

Katherine H. Clemans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2002) Duke University; M.S. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Ethan D. Clotfelter‡, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience.  B.A. (1991) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S. (1994), Ph.D. (1998) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of Black Studies and English. B.A. (1974) University of the West Indies; Ph.D. (1982) University of Saint Andrews; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Brianne Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2004) Pomona College; M.A. (2005) Courtauld Institute of Art; Ph.D. (2012) University of Pittsburgh.

Idan Cohen, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2015) Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Jonathan A. Collins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.Sc. (2005) Allegheny College; Ph.D. (2010) Brock University, Canada.

Constance S. Congdon†, Playwright-in-Residence. B.A. (1969) University of Colorado; M.F.A. (1982) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science.  B.S. (1986) Georgetown University; Ph.D. (1996) Harvard University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Nicola M. Courtright, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Art. B.A. (1976) Oberlin College; M.A. (1978) Yale University; Ph.D. (1990) The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College. 

Francis G. Couvares, E. Dwight Salmon Professor of History and American Studies. B.A. (1969) University of Pittsburgh; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1980) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

David A. Cox, William J. Walker Professor of Mathematics. B.A. (1970) Rice University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Peter D. Crowley‡, Professor of Geology. B.Sc. (1979) McGill University; Ph.D. (1985) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Douglas Culhane, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1979) Colgate University; M.A. (1982) University of Iowa.

Harris B. Daniels, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2006) Trinity College; M.S. (2009), Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

Rosalina de la Carrera, Professor of French.  B.A. (1973) Carleton College; M.A. (1977) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1985) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Solsiree del Moral, Associate Professor of American Studies and Black Studies.  B.A. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.A. (1997) Columbia University; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2006) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David P. Delaney, Senior Lecturer in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1987) San Francisco State University; M.S. (1989), Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Amy P. Demorest, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1979) Williams College; Ph.D. (1987) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Evgeny Dengub, Five College Lecturer in Russian.  B.A. (2002) Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2012) Bryn Mawr College.

Jerry P. Dennerline, Olin Professor in Asian Studies (History and Asian Languages and Civilizations).  B.A. (1964) Wabash College; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Bruce P. Diehl, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Jazz Performance.  B.Mus. (1990) Eastman School of Music; M.M. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Andrew C. Dole†, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University. 

Christopher T. Dole, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1992) Baylor University; M.A. (1996), Ph.D. (2002) Case Western Reserve University.  

 Robert Doran, Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew (Religion). S.T.Lect. (1967) Blackfriars Seminary; S.T.Lic. (1970) Universita di S. Tommaso; L.S.S. (1971) Pontifical Biblical Institute; Th.D. (1977) Harvard Divinity School; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

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Suzanne P. Dougan, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance) and Director of Theatrical Productions. A.B. (1973) Vassar College; M.F.A. (1979) Yale School of Drama; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Lawrence R. Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (1982) Brown University; M.A. (1986) Columbia University; J.D. (1989) Yale Law School.

John E. Drabinski, Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1991) Seattle University; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1996) University of Memphis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Thomas L. Dumm, William H. Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1976), M.A. (1978) Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. (1984) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1997) Amherst College.

Jeffers L. Engelhardt*, Associate Professor of Music.  B.M. (1998) Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of Chicago.

Catherine Epstein, Professor of History. A.B. (1985) Brown University; M.Sc. (1987) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (1998) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Wendy Taylor Ewald, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1974) Antioch College.

Lorne Falk, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism.  B.Sc. (1970) University of Winnipeg; M.A. (1988) Concordia University, Montreal.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson‡, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Amanda Folsom*, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2001) University of Chicago; M.S. (2002), Ph.D. (2006) University of California at Los Angeles.

Vanessa L. Fong‡, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  A.B. (1996) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University.

Judith E. Frank‡, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1981) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.A. (1986), M.F.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Jonathan R. Friedman, Professor of Physics.  B.A. (1987) Vassar College; Ph.D. (1996) City College of New York; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Amity Gaige, Visiting Writer, Department of English.  B.A. (1995) Brown University; M.F.A. (1999) The Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1981) University of New Hampshire; M.F.A. (1983) Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Bryn Geffert, Lecturer in History.  B.A. (1990) St. Olaf College; M.S. (1992) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota.

Jyl Gentzler, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Writing Center.  A.B. (1985) Bryn Mawr College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1991) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

Alexander George, Rachel and Michael Deutch Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (1979) Columbia College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Deborah B. Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1969) Queens College; Ph.D. (1977) City University of New York; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Heidi L. Gilpin, Associate Professor of German.  A.B. (1984) Amherst College; A.M. (1987), Ph.D. (1993) Harvard University.

William M. Girard, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (1999) Hampshire College; M.A. (2004) University of Chicago; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2013) University of California at Santa Cruz.

Sergey Glebov, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

James R. Glenn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (1992) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1998) University of Maryland.

David I. Gloman, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1983) Indiana University; M.F.A. (1986) Yale University.

Miriam R. Goheen‡, Professor of Anthropology and Black Studies.  B.A. (1976) Oregon State University; A.M. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Adi Gordon, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Judaic Studies.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Caroline E. Goutte‡, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1985) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at San Francisco; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Ethan R. Graf, Assistant Professor of Biology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1999) Kalamazoo College; Ph.D. (2005) Washington University.

Carmen C. Granda, Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2005), M.A. (2008) Middlebury College; A.M. (2012), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University;

Frederick T. Griffiths, Class of 1880 Professor in Greek (Classics) and Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1969) Yale College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Christopher Grobe, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

Josh Guilford, Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2004) Michigan State University; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University.

Gertraud Gutzmann, Visiting Professor of German.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1969) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1979) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Amy Cox Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1995) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2003) University of Florida; M.S. (2005) University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Daniel J. Hall, Writer-in-Residence, Department of English.

David Sumner Hall, Paula R. and David J. Avenius 1941 Professor of Physics and Astronomy.  A.B. (1991) Amherst College; A.M. (1994), Ph.D. (1997) Harvard University.

David Hanneke, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S. (2001) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (2003), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

David E. Hansen, Professor of Chemistry.  Sc.B. (1979) Brown University; Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Tekla A. Harms, Massachusetts Professor in Chemistry and Natural History (Geology) and Director of the Beneski Museum of Natural History. A.B. (1977) Bryn Mawr College; M.Sc. (1982) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Ph.D. (1986) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 1999) Amherst College.

Allen J. Hart, Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1982) Amherst College; A.M. (1989), Ph.D. (1991) Harvard University.

Rafeeq Hasan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

Mohamed El-Sawi Hassan, Five College Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Director of the Five College Arabic Language Program.  B.A. (1993) Mansoura University, Egypt; M.A. (2001) Tanta University, Egypt; Ph.D. (2008) Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Amelie Hastie, Professor of English in Film and Media Studies. B.A. (1988) Brown University; M.A. (1994), Ph.D. (1999) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Robert T. Hayashi, Associate Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1985) Denison University; M.F.A. (1989) Cornell University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2002) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Maria Heim, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Aneeka A. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2001) Southern Illinois University; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2012) University of Illinois at Chicago.

Leah D. Hewitt*, Professor of French.  B.A. (1972) Kent State University; M.A. (1974), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007) University of Sussex; M.Phil. (2011) University of Virginia.

Mary Ellen Hicks, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History. B.A. (2006) University of Iowa; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2015) University of Virginia.

Baba Hillman, Five College Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies (English). B.A. (1972) Duke University; M.F.A. (2001) University of California  at San Diego.

Jerome L. Himmelstein, Winthrop H. Smith 1916 and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Sociology. B.A. (1970) Columbia College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Hannah A. Holleman*, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), B.S. (2005) Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. (2012) University of Oregon.

Deborah S. Holoien, Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2008) Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. (2013) Princeton University.

Adam Honig, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University. 

Michael E. Hood, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University.

Nicholas Jon Horton, Professor of Statistics. A.B. (1987) Harvard University; Sc.D. (1999) Harvard School of Public Health; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Yu-ting Huang, Mellon-Keiter Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2007) National Taiwan University; Ph.D. (2015) University of California at Los Angeles.

Larry R. Hunter†, Stone Professor of Natural Sciences (Physics).  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1981) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nasser Hussain, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1988) Yale University; M.S. (1990), Ph.D. (1995) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Catherine Victoria Infante, Assistant Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (2003) Bethel University; M.S. (2006) New York University in Madrid; Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Jun Ishii, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1995) Rice University; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University.

Tariq Jaffer*, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1995) University of Toronto; M.A. (1998) McGill University; Ph.D. (2005) Yale University.

Kannan Jagannathan‡, Bruce B. Benson ’43 and Lucy Wilson Benson Professor of Physics.  B.Sc. (1973) Loyola College; M.Sc. (1975) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Jean Jaminet, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor in Architectural Studies.  B.S. (1998) Ohio State University; M.Arch (2004) Princeton University.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A. (1992) Mills College; Ph.D. (2000) University of California at San Francisco.

Jeeyon Jeong, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.E. (2000) Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; M.S. (2002) Pohang University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea; Ph.D. (2008) Dartmouth College.

Christopher Mason Johnson, Visiting Lecturer in English in Film and Media Studies.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College.

Sarah Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (2006) Bryn Mawr College, M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2015) University of Chicago.

David Stewart Jones, Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1998) Carleton College; Ph.D. (2009) Harvard University.

Jamie Juul, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2009) Niagara University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Rochester.

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music. B. Mus. (1969) University of Southern California; M.M.A. (1973) Yale School of Music; M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Scott F. Kaplan, Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1999) University of Texas at Austin.

Constance Kassor, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (2005) Smith College; Ph.D. (2014) Emory University.

Laure G. Katsaros, Associate Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat(2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University.

Ikumi Kayama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1991) Aoyama Gakuin University; M.Ed. (2000) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Carol W. Keller, Professor of Art. B.A. (1974) Manchester College; M.F.A. (1980) Boston University School for the Arts; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College. 

Eunice J. Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.A. (2004) University of Pennsylvania; M.S. (2006) Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. (2013) Iowa State University.

Justin F. Kimball†, Professor of Art. B.F.A. (1985) Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A. (1990) Yale University School of Art; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College. 

Christopher G. Kingston, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1994) Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Elizabeth A. Klarich, Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1995) University of Chicago; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at Santa Barbara.

Frank J.Korom, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (1984) University of Colorado; M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1992) University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph N. Kushick‡, Professor of Chemistry. A.B. (1969) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1975) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Tanya L. Leise, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (1993) Stanford University; M.S. (1995), Ph.D. (1998) Texas A&M University.

Ronald A. Lembo, Professor of Sociology.  B.A. (1974) University of Massachusetts at Boston; M.A. (1980) University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D. (1989) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

Helen O. Leung, George H. Corey 1888 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1982), B.A. (1983) California State University at Northridge; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College. 

Rachel A. Levin, Lecturer in Biology and the Environmental Studies Program. B.A. (1994) Carleton College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Arizona.

Adam R. Levine, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2000) University of East Anglia, UK; M.F.A. (2010) California Institute of the Arts.

Weijia Li, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1982) Hebei Teachers’ University, Shijiazhuang, China; B.A. (1985) China Broadcast and Television University, Beijing; M.A. (1987) Beijing University of Science and Technology;  M.A. (1996) City University of New York; Ed.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Shu-Min Liao†, Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.S. (2001) National Chengchi University, Taiwan; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2009) Pennsylvania State University.

Benson Lieber, Senior Lecturer in Intensive Writing. B.A. (1972) Columbia College; M.A. (1974), M.Phil. (1978) Columbia University

William A. Loinaz, Professor of Physics.  B.S.E. (1989) Princeton University; M.S. (1991), Ph.D. (1995) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Thom Long*, Five College Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Rick A. López, Professor of History.  A.B. (1993) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2001) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Pavel Machala‡, Charles E. Merrill 1908 Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1970) St. Olaf College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Mark D. Marshall, Class of 1959 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1979) University of Rochester; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Biddy Martin, Professor of German and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1973) College of William and Mary; M.A. (1974) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1985) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College; L.H.D (2012) The College of William and Mary; LL.D. (hon. 2014) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katie M. Martin, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2004) Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

Anna Melick Martini, Professor of Geology.  B.A. (1986) Colgate University; M.S. (1992) Syracuse University; Ph.D. (1997) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Paul Matteson*, Five College Assistant Professor of Dance.  B.A. (2000) Middlebury College; M.F.A. (2007) Bennington College.

Eleonora Mattiacci, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2004) University of Bologna; Ph.D. (2014) Ohio State University.

Michelle Maydanchik, Robert E. Keiter ’57 Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Art.  I.B. (2001) United Nations International School;  B.A. (2005) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Trent E. Maxey, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilization and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2005) Cornell University.

Megan Kathleen McCarty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Catherine C. McGeoch*, Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society (Computer Science).  B.S. (1981) Butler University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Lyle A. McGeoch, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (Computer Science).  B.S.E. (1981) Princeton University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1987) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Julia D. McQuade*, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2004) Bates College; Ph.D. (2012) University of Vermont.

Molly Mead, Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Martin Medina-Elizalde, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1997) Universidad de Baja California Sur, Mexico; M.S. (2000) Center of Research of Advanced Studies, Yucatan; Ph.D. (2007) University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edward D. Melillo, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1997) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Linda Ross Meyer, Visiting Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (1984) University of Kansas; J.D. (1987) Boalt Hall School of Law; Ph.D. (1991) University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.

Nick Meyer, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (2005) Mssachusetts College of Art; M.F.A. (2008) California College of the Arts.

Jill Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona.

Kozue Miyama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1982) University of Tsukuba, Japan; M.A. (1988) International Christian University, Japan. 

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University.

Michelle D. Morgan, Professor of Physical Education and Senior Women’s Administrator.  B.A. (1974) Colorado Women’s College; M.S. (1976) Smith College; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Klára Móricz, Professor of Music. Diploma (1986), Diploma (1992) Franz Liszt Academy of Music; M.A. (1995), Ph.D. (1999) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Samuel C. Morse*, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1978) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Hilary J. Moss, Associate Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University. 

Suleiman A. Mourad, Five CollegeVisiting Professor of Religion.  B.S. (1990), B.A. (1991) American University of Beirut; M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Yale University.

Max Perry Mueller, Robert E. Keiter '57 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A. (2003) Carleton College; M.T.S. (2008) Harvard  Divinity School; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Eunmi Mun, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2004) Seoul National University, Ph.D. (2011) Harvard University.

Yusra Naqvi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2008) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2014) Rutgers University.

Ingrid Nelson, Assistant Professor of English.  B.S. (1997) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2005) University of Colorado; Ph.D. (2010) Harvard University.

Susan R. Niditch, Samuel Green Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1972) Radcliffe College; Ph.D. (1977) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Jennifer Nugent, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. A.A. (1990) Miami-Dade Community College; B.F.A. (1998) New World School of the Arts, Miami.  

Jonathan Obert, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1999) Wheaton College; M.A. (2003), Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Franklin S. Odo, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor in American Studies.  B.A. (1961) Princeton University; M.A. (1963) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University.

Patricia B. O’Hara, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1976) Adelphi University; Ph.D. (1981) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Olabode Omojola, Five College Associate Professor of Black Studies and Music.  B.A. (1980) University of Nigeria; M.A. (1983) University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Ph.D. (1988) University of Leicester, England.

Carolyn Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2008) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2013) University of Virginia.

Marisa Parham, Professor of English. B.A. (1996) Washington University; M.A. (1997), M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Constantine Pleshakov, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  Degree (1981) University of Singapore; M.A. (1982) Moscow State University; Ph.D. (1986) Academy of Sciences of the USSR; Doctor of Science (1994) Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Dominic L. Poccia†, Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology.  B.S. (1967) Union College; A.M. (1968), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Andrew Poe*, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2001) St. John’s College; M.A. (2002) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (2010) University of California at San Diego.

Jennifer Polins, Visiting Lecturer in Dance. M.F.A. (2012) Hollins/ADF.

Khary Oronde Polk, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2000) Oberlin College; Ph.D. (2011) New York University.

Alexandra Elizabeth Purdy*, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.S. (2000) College of William and Mary; Ph.D. (2007) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

Stanislav Rabinovich*, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., B.S. (2006) University of Chicago;  Ph.D. (2012) University of Pennsylvania.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager Professor and Professor of Russian.  A.B. (1967) City University of New York (Brooklyn College); A.M. (1969), Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

John E. Rager III, Professor of Computer Science.  S.B. (1977) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M. (1978) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1987) Northwestern University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Pooja Rangan, Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) Brown University.

Lisa A. Raskin†, John William Ward Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience).  B.A. (1975) Skidmore College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1979) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2002) Haverford College; M.Sc. (2005) London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David I. Ratner‡, Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Biology.  B.S., M.S. (1968) Yale University; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Collin Raymond, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2003) Arizona State University; M.Sc. (2005) The London School of Economics; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Sean Redding, Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of History.  B.A. (1978) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Jessica Reyes, Professor of Economics.  A.B. (1994) Amherst College; Diploma (1995) Churchill College, University of Cambridge; A.M. (1999), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor in Art and the History of Art and in Asian Languages and Civilizations. B.A. (1998) University of North Carolina; M.A. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (2011) University of Pennsylvania. 

Monica M. Ringer‡, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1988) Oberlin College; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College..

Jason Robinson, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Stephanie L. Robinson, Visiting Lecturer in Music.  B.M. (1998) University of Southern California; M.M. (2000) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Paul V. Rockwell, Henry C. Folger 1879 Professor of French.  B.A. (1980), M.A. (1982), Ph.D. (1988) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Christian Rogowski, G. Armour Craig Professor in Language and Literature (German).  B.A. (1980) Mannheim University; M.A. (1981) London University; Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald C. Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies.  B.A. (1964) Tulane University; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Sahar Sadjadi, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. M.D. (2004)Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Ph.D. (2012) Columbia University.

Geoffrey Sanborn, Professor of English. B.A. (1987) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.  

Benigno R. Sánchez-Eppler, Lecturer in English. B.A. (1979) Williams College; B.A. (1981), M.Phil. (1983) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1988) Jones Hopkins University.

Karen Sánchez-Eppler, L. Stanton Williams 1941 Professor of American Studies and English.  B.A. (1981) Williams College; B.A. (1983) Cambridge University; M.A. (1986), Ph.D. (1990) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson†, James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College. 

Austin D. Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science.  B.A. (1969) Providence College; M.A. (1970), Ph.D. (1973) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College; J.D. (1988) Yale Law School, LL.D. (2008) Providence College.

Eric W. Sawyer, Professor of Music.  A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1988) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1994) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Martha Saxton, Professor of History and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1967) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1989) Columbia University.

Leah Schmalzbauer, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology. B.A. (1992) University of New Hampshire; Diploma (1994) La Universidad de Barcelona; M.Sc. (1996) The London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D. (2004) Boston College.

Peter B. Schmitz, Visiting Resident Artist in Theater and Dance. M.F.A. (1986) Smith College.

David E. Schneider, Professor of Music. A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1990), Ph.D. (1997) University of California at Berkeley.

Anna Schrade, Lecturer in German.  M.A. (1997) Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; Ph.D. (2006) University of Bremen.

Matthew D. Schulkind, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1990) Haverford College; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Dwaipayan Sen*, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  B.A. (2004) Oberlin College; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

John W. Servos‡, Anson D. Morse Professor of History.  A.B. (1972) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1979) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nishiten Shah, Professor of Philosophy.  B.S. (1991) University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Krupa Shandilya, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (2002) University of Mumbai (St. Xavier College); B.A. (2004) University of Rochester; M.A. (2006), Ph.D. (2009) Cornell University.

Tong Shen, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  M.A. (1988) Long Island University; Ph.D. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Raphael Sigal, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2006), M.A. (2007) Paris 3; M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) New York University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1998) Princeton University; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

Prakarsh Singh, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.Sc. (2006),  M.Res. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) London School of Economics;

Dale S. Sinos, Visiting Professor of Classics.  B.A. (1968) Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University.

Rebecca H. Sinos, Professor of Classics.  A.B. (1976) The College of William and Mary; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1980) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Adam Sitze*, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1996) Drake University; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

David R. Sofield‡, Samuel Williston Professor of English. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

Gabriel Sosa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Natasha Staller*, Professor of the History of Art.  B.A. (1973) Wellesley College; Ph.D. (1983) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2006) Amherst College.

Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish).  B.A. (1984) Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; M.A. (1987) The Jewish Theological Seminary; M.A. (1988), M.Phil. (1989), Ph.D. (1990) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Michelle O. Stewart, Pick Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2002) University of Notre Dame; M.A. (2008) University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lucia de las Mercedes Suárez*, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1991) Hunter College, City University of New York; Ph.D. (1999) Duke University.

Mark Lane Swanson, Director of Instrumental Music and Senior Lecturer in Music.  A.B. (1982) Stanford University; J.D. (1985) University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; M.Mus. (1997) Indiana University at Bloomington.

Kevin M. Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History. B.A. (1972) Williams College; M.A. (1973), M.Phil. (1975), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Robert T. Sweeney, William R. Mead Professor of Art.  B.F.A. (1970), M.F.A. (1972) Boston University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

Rachel Tapley, Visiting Lecturer in French.  B.A. (2007) Centre College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at  Madison.

Wako Tawa, Willem Schupf Professor in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1971) State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A. (1975) International Christian University; Ph.D. (1986) Pennsylvania State University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Ethan J. Temeles, Thomas B. Walton, Jr. Professor of Biology.  A.B. (1978) Cornell University; M.Sc. (1980) Louisiana State University; Ph.D. (1987) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

Xiaoping Teng, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  B.A. (1982), M.A. (1984) Tianjin University; M.A. (1994) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Caroline B. Theoharides, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2006) Colby College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Michigan.

Ted Thompson, Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing.  B.F.A. (2003) New York University; M.F.A. (2009) University of Iowa.

Josef G. Trapani†, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1999), M.S. (2004), Ph.D. (2005) University of Connecticut.

April D. Trask, Visiting Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Davis; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) University of California at Irvine.

Carol Troyen, Visiting Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1971) Yale College; Ph.D. (1979) Yale University.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan.

Raina Forbes Uhden, Senior Lecturer in French.  B.A. (1996) Virginia Polytechnic and State University; M.A. (1997) Reid Hall, Columbia University in Paris; Ph.D. (2005) Columbia University.

Martha M. Umphrey, Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government (Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought). B.A. (1986), J.D. (1991), Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2007) Amherst College.

Crystal L. Valentine, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (2004) Amherst College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) Brown University.

Timothy Van Compernolle†, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese). B.A. (1992), M.A. (1995) University of Kansas; M.A. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Michigan.

Christopher S. van den Berg, Assistant Professor of Classics. B.A. (1996) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Daniel J. Velleman‡, Julian H. Gibbs ’46 Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (1976) Dartmouth College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Margaret Birney Vickery, Visiting Lecturerin the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1985) Oberlin College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1993) Stanford University.

Kiara Maria Vigil*, Assistant Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1997) Tufts University; M.A. (1998) Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A.L.S. (2006) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2011) University of Michigan.

Jonathan M. Vogel†, George Lyman Crosby 1896 Professor in Philosophy. B.A. (1976), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Amy S. Wagaman*, Associate Professor of Statistics. B.A. (2003) Kenyon College; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Vanessa Walker, Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2000) Whitman College; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2011) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Xiaofei (Susan) Wang, Lecturer in Statistics.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2014) Yale University.

Jon Western, Five College Professor of International Relations (Political Science). B.A. (1984) Macalester College; M.P.P. (1988) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1999) Columbia University.

Frank H. Westhoff‡, Professor of Economics. S.B. (1969) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Ph. (1971), M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Patrick Williamson, Edward H. Harkness Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1970) Beloit College; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

David W. Wills, John E. Kirkpatrick 1951 Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1962) Yale University; B.D. (1966) Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Geoffrey R. Woglom, Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1968) Yale College; M.Ph. (1970), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Boris Wolfson*, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1997) University of Chicago; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2004) University of California at Berkeley.

Wendy Woodson, Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1969), M.A. (1976) George Washington University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Amelia Worsley, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2006) Selwyn College, University of Cambridge; M.A. (2007) Brown University; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2014) Princeton University.

Eric Wubbels, Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.  A.B. (2001) Amherst College; M.A. (2005), D.M.A. (2010) Columbia University.

Nicholas Xenos, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1972) New York University; M.A. (1974) University of Michigan; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Princeton University.

Beth V. Yarbrough*, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Robert M. Yarbrough, Adjunct Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas at Dallas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington.

Elizabeth R. Young*, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (2002) Haverford College; Ph.D. (2009) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom Young, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1973) Goddard College; M.F.A. (1977) Rhode Island School of Design.

Sharif M. Youssef, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Andreas T. Zanker, Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2004) University of Canterbury, New Zealand; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) Princeton University.

Yongheng Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.Eng. (2007) Central South University, Changsha, China; M.Sc. (2009), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

*On leave 2015-16. 

†On leave fall semester 2015-16.  

‡On leave spring semester 2015-16.

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            EMERITI

 Tom Gerety, President and Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A. (1969), M.Phil. (1974), J.D. (1976), Ph.D. (1976) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon.1996) Doshisha University; LL.D. (hon. 1995) Williams College, (hon. 2001) Wesleyan University, (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

 Anthony W. Marx, President and Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1981) Yale College; M.P.A. (1986), M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Princeton University; L.H.D. (hon. 2004) Williams College; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College; L.H.D. (2006) Doshisha University ; L.H.D. (2012) Amherst College.

 Peter R. Pouncey, President and Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes Professor in Greek (Classics), Emeritus.  B.A. (1964), M.A. (1967) Oxford University; Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon. 1987) Doshisha University, (hon. 1990) Trinity College; LL.D. (hon. 1985) Williams College, (hon. 1989) Wesleyan University, (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

 

Hadley P. Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

David L. Armacost, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965) Pomona College; M.S. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Lawrence Alan Babb, Willem Schupf Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. B.A. (1963) University of Michigan; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Ralph E. Beals, Clarence Francis Professor of Economics, Emeritus. B.S. (1958) University of Kentucky; M.A. (1959) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Edward S. Belt, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor in Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Williams College; M.A. (1957) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Robert J. Bezucha, George Daniel Olds Professor of Economics and Social Institutions (History), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) Lawrence University; M.A. (1963), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Michael Birtwistle, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance), Emeritus.  B.A. (1960) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (1962), Ph.D. (1967) Tulane University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Willis E. Bridegam, Jr., Librarian of the College, Emeritus. B. Mus. (1957) Eastman School of Music; M.S. (1964) Syracuse University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

John A. Cameron, Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952), M.A. (1957), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; Diploma (1955) University of Edinburgh; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Mavis C. Campbell, Professor of History, Emerita. B.S. (1958), M.S. (1960), Ph.D. (1971) University of London; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Howell D. Chickering, Jr., G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature, Emeritus.  B.A. (1959) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (1965) Indiana University; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Carol C. Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, Emerita. A.B. (1969), M.A. (1971) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1981) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Richard J. Cody, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952) University of London (University College, Southampton); M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1968) Amherst College.

Margery C. Coombs, Adjunct Professor of Geology, Emerita.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1973) Columbia University.

Peter Czap, Jr., Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus. B.A. (1953) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (1959) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1973) Amherst College.

James Q. Denton, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. B.S. (1951) California Institute of Technology; M.S. (1958), Ph.D. (1962) University of Oregon; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Jan E. Dizard, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor in American Culture (Sociology), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Minnesota at Duluth; M.A. (1964), Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Richard D. Fink, George H. Corey Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1962) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College; L.H.D. (1988) Doshisha University.

Stephen A. George, The Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Biology and Neuroscience), Emeritus. B.S. (1964) University of British Columbia; Ph.D. (1970) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Richard A. Goldsby, Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) University of Kansas; Ph.D. (1961) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Peter J. Gooding, Parmly Billings Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education, Emeritus.  D.L.C. (1964) Loughborough College; M.S. (1967) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Joel E. Gordon, Stone Professor of Natural Science (Physics), Emeritus. A.B. (1952) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1958) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

George S. Greenstein, Sidney Dillon Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus. B.S. (1962) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1968) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953) University of Florida; M.A. (1956) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Hugh D. Hawkins, Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1950) DePauw University; Ph.D. (1954) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Kurt Maximilian Hertzfeld, Treasurer, Emeritus. B.A. (1941), M.B.A. (1942) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

William M. Hexter, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1949), M.A. (1951), Ph.D. (1953) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1966) Amherst College.

Robert C. Hilborn, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics, Emeritus. B.A. (1966) Lehigh University; M.A. (1967), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Thomas R. Kearns, William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Emeritus.  A.B. (1959) University of Illinois; LL.B. (1962), M.A. (1964) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1968) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Heinz Kohler, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1956) Free University of Berlin; M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Allen Kropf, Julian H. Gibbs Professor in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (Chemistry), Emeritus. B.S. (1951) Queens College; Ph.D. (1954) University of Utah; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Hua R. Lan, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1965) Shanghai Normal University; M.Ed. (1987), Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

N. Gordon Levin, Jr., Dwight Morrow Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1956) Yale University; Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1975) Amherst College.

Peter Lobdell, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Theater and Dance, Emeritus. A.B. (1968) Amherst College.

James E. Maraniss, Professor of Spanish, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966), M.A. (1967) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

J. Tracy Mehr, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.A. (1950) Holy Cross College; M.B.A. (1967) Boston College; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ray A. Moore, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus. B.A. (1958), M.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Aida Y. Nawar, Senior Lecturer in French, Emerita.  B.A. (1969) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. (1972) Smith College; Ph.D. (1984) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Walter E. Nicholson, Ward H. Patton Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1964) Williams College; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Barry F. O’Connell, James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) Harvard College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Hilda Otaño-Benítez, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Emerita. B.A. (1949), B.S. (1949) Institute of Secondary Education, of Ciego de Avila, Cuba; Doctor of Law (1954) University of Havana; M.A. (1979) Boston University.

John Pemberton III, Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus. B.A. (1948) Princeton University; B.D. (1952), Ph.D. (1958) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 1967) Amherst College.

Dale E. Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian, Emeritus.  B.A. (1963) Harvard University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Emeritus.  A.B. (1953) Amherst College; M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1960) Harvard University.

David B. Reck, Professor of Music and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B. Mus. (1956) University of Houston; M.Mus. (1959) University of Texas; Ph.D. (1983) Wesleyan University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Robert H. Romer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  A.B. (1952) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1955) Princeton University.

Andrea B. Rushing, Professor of Black Studies and English, Emerita.  B.A. (1962) Queens College, City University of New York; M.A. (1970) Simmons College; Ph.D. (1983) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprhfung (1968) Heidelberg Universitat; M.A. (1970) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (1977) Five Colleges.

Viktoria A. Schweitzer, Senior Lecturer in Russian, Emerita.  M.A. (1955) Moscow State University.

Marc S. Silver, Massachusetts Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Harvard  University; Ph.D. (1959) California Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Charles A. Sorenson, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience), Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1971) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

M. Lewis Spratlan, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Music, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962), M.Mus. (1965) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Norton Starr, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1964) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Jane A. Taubman, Professor of Russian, Emerita. B.A. (1964) Radcliffe College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962) Harvard College; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.   

William E. Thurston, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.S. (1957), M.S. (1962) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ronald S. Tiersky, Joseph B. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of Illinois; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1972) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Robert C. Townsend, Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1959) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1962) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Joel M. Upton, Professor of Art and the History of Art, Emeritus.  A.B. (1963) Rutgers University; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Bryn Mawr College; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Helen von Schmidt, Senior Lecturer in English, Emerita.  A.B. (1978) Amherst College.

Donald O. White, Professor of German, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953), M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Arthur G. Zajonc, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  B.S.E. (1971), M.S. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

William F. Zimmerman, Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1966) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

 

            FACULTY

Rowland O. Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies. B.A. (1965) Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; M.A. (1969) University of Toronto; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Frederick Luis Aldama, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1992) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1999) Stanford University  

Olla N. Al-Shalchi, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; M.A. (2006) American University in Cairo.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainable Architecture. Arquitecto (1998) Universidad del Valle, Columbia; M.S. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2012) University of California at Berkeley.

Elizabeth J. Aries, Clarence Francis 1910 Professor in Social Sciences (Psychology).  B.A. (1969) University of Michigan; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1973) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

Alfred Babo, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. (2003) University of Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Tatyana Babyonyshev, Senior Lecturer in Russian. M.A. (1983) Moscow State University.

John-Paul Baird, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.Sc. (1992) University of Toronto; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Brian Baisa, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2008) University of Michigan; M.A. (2010), M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2013) Yale University.

Michèle A. Barale, Thalheimer Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Writing Center. B.A. (1968), M.A. (1975) Loyola University; Ph.D. (1983) University of Colorado; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Daniel P. Barbezat, Professor of Economics. B.A. (1982) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.S. (1984), Ph.D. (1988) University of Illinois at Champaign; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald D. Bashford, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance.  A.B. (1988) Amherst College; M.F.A.  (1992) University of Delaware.

Amrita Basu, Domenic J. Paino 1955 Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1975) Cornell University; M.A. (1977), M.Phil. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Mónica Bel López, Lecturer in Spanish. B.A. (2007) Universidad de Barcelona;   B.A. (2010) Universidad de Granada; M.A. (2012) Universidad de Barcelona.

Danielle L. Benedetto, Lecturer in Mathematics.  B.A. (1994) Colby College; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1999) Brown University.

Robert L. Benedetto, Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1993) Harvard University; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1998) Brown University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Peter Berek, Visiting Professor of English. A.B. (1961) Amherst College; M.A. (1963) Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies.  A.B. (1992) University of Georgia; M.A. (1995) Florida State University; Ph.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Anthony C. Bishop, Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1993) University of California at San Diego; Ph.D. (2000) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Anston L. Bosman, Associate Professor of English.  B.A. (1990) University of Cape Town, South Africa; B.A. (1992) University of Witwatersrand; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University.

Ellen Boucher†, Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2000) University of Michigan; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2008) Columbia University.

Ute T. Brandes†, Georges Lurcy Professor of German. B.A. (1972), M.A. (1974) University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. (1982) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Sara J. Brenneis†, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1998) Wesleyan University; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor of English and American Studies. B.A. (1993) Goddard College; M.A. (1998) Boston College; Ph.D. (2004) Cornell University.

Fumiko U. Brown, Five College Senior Lecturer in Japanese.  B.A. (1989) International Christian University, Tokyo; M.A. (2005) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley Burns, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2007) Williams College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) Duke University.

Kristin Bumiller†, George Daniel Olds Professor in Economic and Social Institutions (Political Science).  B.A. (1979), M.A. (1979) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1984) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Sandra L. Burkett, Associate Professor of Chemistry.  A.B. (1990) Princeton University; Ph.D. (1995) California Institute of Technology.

Gregory S. Call*, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1980) Dartmouth College; A.M. (1981), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Jay L. Caplan†, Professor of French.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1969), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Marissa L. Carrere, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (2006) Roger Williams University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2014) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley R. Carter, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S., B.S.E. (2002) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.S., Ph.D. (2008) University of Colorado at Boulder.

John T. Cheney, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology. B.A. (1970), M.A. (1972) University of Montana; Ph.D. (1975) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Mallorie Chernin, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Choral Music Program.  B.Mus. (1976) University of Wisconsin; M.Mus. (1978) Westminster Choir College.

Michael Ching, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2000), M.A. (2004) University of Cambridge, Trinity College; Ph.D. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jun Hee Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, Korea; M.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) Columbia University.

Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury*, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1998) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Alicia Jean Christoff, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2005) New York University; Ph.D. (2011) Princeton University.

Catherine A. Ciepiela, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of Russian. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1992) Yale University.

Katherine H. Clemans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2002) Duke University; M.S. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Ethan D. Clotfelter‡, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience.  B.A. (1991) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S. (1994), Ph.D. (1998) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of Black Studies and English. B.A. (1974) University of the West Indies; Ph.D. (1982) University of Saint Andrews; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Brianne Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2004) Pomona College; M.A. (2005) Courtauld Institute of Art; Ph.D. (2012) University of Pittsburgh.

Idan Cohen, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2015) Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Jonathan A. Collins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.Sc. (2005) Allegheny College; Ph.D. (2010) Brock University, Canada.

Constance S. Congdon†, Playwright-in-Residence. B.A. (1969) University of Colorado; M.F.A. (1982) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science.  B.S. (1986) Georgetown University; Ph.D. (1996) Harvard University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Nicola M. Courtright, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Art. B.A. (1976) Oberlin College; M.A. (1978) Yale University; Ph.D. (1990) The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College. 

Francis G. Couvares, E. Dwight Salmon Professor of History and American Studies. B.A. (1969) University of Pittsburgh; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1980) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

David A. Cox, William J. Walker Professor of Mathematics. B.A. (1970) Rice University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Peter D. Crowley‡, Professor of Geology. B.Sc. (1979) McGill University; Ph.D. (1985) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Douglas Culhane, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1979) Colgate University; M.A. (1982) University of Iowa.

Harris B. Daniels, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2006) Trinity College; M.S. (2009), Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

Rosalina de la Carrera, Professor of French.  B.A. (1973) Carleton College; M.A. (1977) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1985) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Solsiree del Moral, Associate Professor of American Studies and Black Studies.  B.A. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.A. (1997) Columbia University; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2006) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David P. Delaney, Senior Lecturer in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1987) San Francisco State University; M.S. (1989), Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Amy P. Demorest, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1979) Williams College; Ph.D. (1987) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Evgeny Dengub, Five College Lecturer in Russian.  B.A. (2002) Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2012) Bryn Mawr College.

Jerry P. Dennerline, Olin Professor in Asian Studies (History and Asian Languages and Civilizations).  B.A. (1964) Wabash College; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Bruce P. Diehl, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Jazz Performance.  B.Mus. (1990) Eastman School of Music; M.M. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Andrew C. Dole†, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University. 

Christopher T. Dole, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1992) Baylor University; M.A. (1996), Ph.D. (2002) Case Western Reserve University.  

 Robert Doran, Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew (Religion). S.T.Lect. (1967) Blackfriars Seminary; S.T.Lic. (1970) Universita di S. Tommaso; L.S.S. (1971) Pontifical Biblical Institute; Th.D. (1977) Harvard Divinity School; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Top of Form

Suzanne P. Dougan, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance) and Director of Theatrical Productions. A.B. (1973) Vassar College; M.F.A. (1979) Yale School of Drama; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Lawrence R. Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (1982) Brown University; M.A. (1986) Columbia University; J.D. (1989) Yale Law School.

John E. Drabinski, Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1991) Seattle University; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1996) University of Memphis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Thomas L. Dumm, William H. Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1976), M.A. (1978) Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. (1984) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1997) Amherst College.

Jeffers L. Engelhardt*, Associate Professor of Music.  B.M. (1998) Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of Chicago.

Catherine Epstein, Professor of History. A.B. (1985) Brown University; M.Sc. (1987) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (1998) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Wendy Taylor Ewald, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1974) Antioch College.

Lorne Falk, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism.  B.Sc. (1970) University of Winnipeg; M.A. (1988) Concordia University, Montreal.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson‡, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Amanda Folsom*, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2001) University of Chicago; M.S. (2002), Ph.D. (2006) University of California at Los Angeles.

Vanessa L. Fong‡, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  A.B. (1996) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University.

Judith E. Frank‡, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1981) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.A. (1986), M.F.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Jonathan R. Friedman, Professor of Physics.  B.A. (1987) Vassar College; Ph.D. (1996) City College of New York; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Amity Gaige, Visiting Writer, Department of English.  B.A. (1995) Brown University; M.F.A. (1999) The Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1981) University of New Hampshire; M.F.A. (1983) Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Bryn Geffert, Lecturer in History.  B.A. (1990) St. Olaf College; M.S. (1992) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota.

Jyl Gentzler, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Writing Center.  A.B. (1985) Bryn Mawr College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1991) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

Alexander George, Rachel and Michael Deutch Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (1979) Columbia College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Deborah B. Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1969) Queens College; Ph.D. (1977) City University of New York; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Heidi L. Gilpin, Associate Professor of German.  A.B. (1984) Amherst College; A.M. (1987), Ph.D. (1993) Harvard University.

William M. Girard, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (1999) Hampshire College; M.A. (2004) University of Chicago; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2013) University of California at Santa Cruz.

Sergey Glebov, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

James R. Glenn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (1992) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1998) University of Maryland.

David I. Gloman, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1983) Indiana University; M.F.A. (1986) Yale University.

Miriam R. Goheen‡, Professor of Anthropology and Black Studies.  B.A. (1976) Oregon State University; A.M. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Adi Gordon, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Judaic Studies.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Caroline E. Goutte‡, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1985) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at San Francisco; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Ethan R. Graf, Assistant Professor of Biology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1999) Kalamazoo College; Ph.D. (2005) Washington University.

Carmen C. Granda, Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2005), M.A. (2008) Middlebury College; A.M. (2012), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University;

Frederick T. Griffiths, Class of 1880 Professor in Greek (Classics) and Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1969) Yale College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Christopher Grobe, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

Josh Guilford, Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2004) Michigan State University; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University.

Gertraud Gutzmann, Visiting Professor of German.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1969) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1979) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Amy Cox Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1995) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2003) University of Florida; M.S. (2005) University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Daniel J. Hall, Writer-in-Residence, Department of English.

David Sumner Hall, Paula R. and David J. Avenius 1941 Professor of Physics and Astronomy.  A.B. (1991) Amherst College; A.M. (1994), Ph.D. (1997) Harvard University.

David Hanneke, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S. (2001) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (2003), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

David E. Hansen, Professor of Chemistry.  Sc.B. (1979) Brown University; Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Tekla A. Harms, Massachusetts Professor in Chemistry and Natural History (Geology) and Director of the Beneski Museum of Natural History. A.B. (1977) Bryn Mawr College; M.Sc. (1982) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Ph.D. (1986) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 1999) Amherst College.

Allen J. Hart, Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1982) Amherst College; A.M. (1989), Ph.D. (1991) Harvard University.

Rafeeq Hasan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

Mohamed El-Sawi Hassan, Five College Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Director of the Five College Arabic Language Program.  B.A. (1993) Mansoura University, Egypt; M.A. (2001) Tanta University, Egypt; Ph.D. (2008) Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Amelie Hastie, Professor of English in Film and Media Studies. B.A. (1988) Brown University; M.A. (1994), Ph.D. (1999) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Robert T. Hayashi, Associate Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1985) Denison University; M.F.A. (1989) Cornell University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2002) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Maria Heim, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Aneeka A. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2001) Southern Illinois University; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2012) University of Illinois at Chicago.

Leah D. Hewitt*, Professor of French.  B.A. (1972) Kent State University; M.A. (1974), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007) University of Sussex; M.Phil. (2011) University of Virginia.

Mary Ellen Hicks, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History. B.A. (2006) University of Iowa; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2015) University of Virginia.

Baba Hillman, Five College Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies (English). B.A. (1972) Duke University; M.F.A. (2001) University of California  at San Diego.

Jerome L. Himmelstein, Winthrop H. Smith 1916 and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Sociology. B.A. (1970) Columbia College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Hannah A. Holleman*, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), B.S. (2005) Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. (2012) University of Oregon.

Deborah S. Holoien, Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2008) Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. (2013) Princeton University.

Adam Honig, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University. 

Michael E. Hood, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University.

Nicholas Jon Horton, Professor of Statistics. A.B. (1987) Harvard University; Sc.D. (1999) Harvard School of Public Health; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Yu-ting Huang, Mellon-Keiter Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2007) National Taiwan University; Ph.D. (2015) University of California at Los Angeles.

Larry R. Hunter†, Stone Professor of Natural Sciences (Physics).  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1981) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nasser Hussain, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1988) Yale University; M.S. (1990), Ph.D. (1995) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Catherine Victoria Infante, Assistant Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (2003) Bethel University; M.S. (2006) New York University in Madrid; Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Jun Ishii, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1995) Rice University; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University.

Tariq Jaffer*, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1995) University of Toronto; M.A. (1998) McGill University; Ph.D. (2005) Yale University.

Kannan Jagannathan‡, Bruce B. Benson ’43 and Lucy Wilson Benson Professor of Physics.  B.Sc. (1973) Loyola College; M.Sc. (1975) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Jean Jaminet, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor in Architectural Studies.  B.S. (1998) Ohio State University; M.Arch (2004) Princeton University.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A. (1992) Mills College; Ph.D. (2000) University of California at San Francisco.

Jeeyon Jeong, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.E. (2000) Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; M.S. (2002) Pohang University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea; Ph.D. (2008) Dartmouth College.

Christopher Mason Johnson, Visiting Lecturer in English in Film and Media Studies.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College.

Sarah Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (2006) Bryn Mawr College, M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2015) University of Chicago.

David Stewart Jones, Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1998) Carleton College; Ph.D. (2009) Harvard University.

Jamie Juul, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2009) Niagara University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Rochester.

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music. B. Mus. (1969) University of Southern California; M.M.A. (1973) Yale School of Music; M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Scott F. Kaplan, Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1999) University of Texas at Austin.

Constance Kassor, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (2005) Smith College; Ph.D. (2014) Emory University.

Laure G. Katsaros, Associate Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat(2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University.

Ikumi Kayama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1991) Aoyama Gakuin University; M.Ed. (2000) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Carol W. Keller, Professor of Art. B.A. (1974) Manchester College; M.F.A. (1980) Boston University School for the Arts; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College. 

Eunice J. Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.A. (2004) University of Pennsylvania; M.S. (2006) Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. (2013) Iowa State University.

Justin F. Kimball†, Professor of Art. B.F.A. (1985) Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A. (1990) Yale University School of Art; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College. 

Christopher G. Kingston, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1994) Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Elizabeth A. Klarich, Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1995) University of Chicago; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at Santa Barbara.

Frank J.Korom, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (1984) University of Colorado; M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1992) University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph N. Kushick‡, Professor of Chemistry. A.B. (1969) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1975) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Tanya L. Leise, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (1993) Stanford University; M.S. (1995), Ph.D. (1998) Texas A&M University.

Ronald A. Lembo, Professor of Sociology.  B.A. (1974) University of Massachusetts at Boston; M.A. (1980) University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D. (1989) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

Helen O. Leung, George H. Corey 1888 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1982), B.A. (1983) California State University at Northridge; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College. 

Rachel A. Levin, Lecturer in Biology and the Environmental Studies Program. B.A. (1994) Carleton College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Arizona.

Adam R. Levine, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2000) University of East Anglia, UK; M.F.A. (2010) California Institute of the Arts.

Weijia Li, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1982) Hebei Teachers’ University, Shijiazhuang, China; B.A. (1985) China Broadcast and Television University, Beijing; M.A. (1987) Beijing University of Science and Technology;  M.A. (1996) City University of New York; Ed.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Shu-Min Liao†, Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.S. (2001) National Chengchi University, Taiwan; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2009) Pennsylvania State University.

Benson Lieber, Senior Lecturer in Intensive Writing. B.A. (1972) Columbia College; M.A. (1974), M.Phil. (1978) Columbia University

William A. Loinaz, Professor of Physics.  B.S.E. (1989) Princeton University; M.S. (1991), Ph.D. (1995) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Thom Long*, Five College Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Rick A. López, Professor of History.  A.B. (1993) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2001) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Pavel Machala‡, Charles E. Merrill 1908 Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1970) St. Olaf College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Mark D. Marshall, Class of 1959 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1979) University of Rochester; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Biddy Martin, Professor of German and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1973) College of William and Mary; M.A. (1974) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1985) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College; L.H.D (2012) The College of William and Mary; LL.D. (hon. 2014) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katie M. Martin, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2004) Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

Anna Melick Martini, Professor of Geology.  B.A. (1986) Colgate University; M.S. (1992) Syracuse University; Ph.D. (1997) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Paul Matteson*, Five College Assistant Professor of Dance.  B.A. (2000) Middlebury College; M.F.A. (2007) Bennington College.

Eleonora Mattiacci, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2004) University of Bologna; Ph.D. (2014) Ohio State University.

Michelle Maydanchik, Robert E. Keiter ’57 Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Art.  I.B. (2001) United Nations International School;  B.A. (2005) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Trent E. Maxey, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilization and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2005) Cornell University.

Megan Kathleen McCarty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Catherine C. McGeoch*, Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society (Computer Science).  B.S. (1981) Butler University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Lyle A. McGeoch, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (Computer Science).  B.S.E. (1981) Princeton University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1987) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Julia D. McQuade*, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2004) Bates College; Ph.D. (2012) University of Vermont.

Molly Mead, Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Martin Medina-Elizalde, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1997) Universidad de Baja California Sur, Mexico; M.S. (2000) Center of Research of Advanced Studies, Yucatan; Ph.D. (2007) University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edward D. Melillo, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1997) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Linda Ross Meyer, Visiting Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (1984) University of Kansas; J.D. (1987) Boalt Hall School of Law; Ph.D. (1991) University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.

Nick Meyer, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (2005) Mssachusetts College of Art; M.F.A. (2008) California College of the Arts.

Jill Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona.

Kozue Miyama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1982) University of Tsukuba, Japan; M.A. (1988) International Christian University, Japan. 

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University.

Michelle D. Morgan, Professor of Physical Education and Senior Women’s Administrator.  B.A. (1974) Colorado Women’s College; M.S. (1976) Smith College; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Klára Móricz, Professor of Music. Diploma (1986), Diploma (1992) Franz Liszt Academy of Music; M.A. (1995), Ph.D. (1999) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Samuel C. Morse*, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1978) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Hilary J. Moss, Associate Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University. 

Suleiman A. Mourad, Five CollegeVisiting Professor of Religion.  B.S. (1990), B.A. (1991) American University of Beirut; M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Yale University.

Max Perry Mueller, Robert E. Keiter '57 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A. (2003) Carleton College; M.T.S. (2008) Harvard  Divinity School; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Eunmi Mun, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2004) Seoul National University, Ph.D. (2011) Harvard University.

Yusra Naqvi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2008) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2014) Rutgers University.

Ingrid Nelson, Assistant Professor of English.  B.S. (1997) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2005) University of Colorado; Ph.D. (2010) Harvard University.

Susan R. Niditch, Samuel Green Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1972) Radcliffe College; Ph.D. (1977) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Jennifer Nugent, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. A.A. (1990) Miami-Dade Community College; B.F.A. (1998) New World School of the Arts, Miami.  

Jonathan Obert, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1999) Wheaton College; M.A. (2003), Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Franklin S. Odo, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor in American Studies.  B.A. (1961) Princeton University; M.A. (1963) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University.

Patricia B. O’Hara, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1976) Adelphi University; Ph.D. (1981) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Olabode Omojola, Five College Associate Professor of Black Studies and Music.  B.A. (1980) University of Nigeria; M.A. (1983) University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Ph.D. (1988) University of Leicester, England.

Carolyn Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2008) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2013) University of Virginia.

Marisa Parham, Professor of English. B.A. (1996) Washington University; M.A. (1997), M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Constantine Pleshakov, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  Degree (1981) University of Singapore; M.A. (1982) Moscow State University; Ph.D. (1986) Academy of Sciences of the USSR; Doctor of Science (1994) Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Dominic L. Poccia†, Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology.  B.S. (1967) Union College; A.M. (1968), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Andrew Poe*, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2001) St. John’s College; M.A. (2002) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (2010) University of California at San Diego.

Jennifer Polins, Visiting Lecturer in Dance. M.F.A. (2012) Hollins/ADF.

Khary Oronde Polk, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2000) Oberlin College; Ph.D. (2011) New York University.

Alexandra Elizabeth Purdy*, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.S. (2000) College of William and Mary; Ph.D. (2007) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

Stanislav Rabinovich*, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., B.S. (2006) University of Chicago;  Ph.D. (2012) University of Pennsylvania.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager Professor and Professor of Russian.  A.B. (1967) City University of New York (Brooklyn College); A.M. (1969), Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

John E. Rager III, Professor of Computer Science.  S.B. (1977) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M. (1978) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1987) Northwestern University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Pooja Rangan, Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) Brown University.

Lisa A. Raskin†, John William Ward Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience).  B.A. (1975) Skidmore College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1979) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2002) Haverford College; M.Sc. (2005) London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David I. Ratner‡, Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Biology.  B.S., M.S. (1968) Yale University; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Collin Raymond, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2003) Arizona State University; M.Sc. (2005) The London School of Economics; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Sean Redding, Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of History.  B.A. (1978) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Jessica Reyes, Professor of Economics.  A.B. (1994) Amherst College; Diploma (1995) Churchill College, University of Cambridge; A.M. (1999), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor in Art and the History of Art and in Asian Languages and Civilizations. B.A. (1998) University of North Carolina; M.A. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (2011) University of Pennsylvania. 

Monica M. Ringer‡, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1988) Oberlin College; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College..

Jason Robinson, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Stephanie L. Robinson, Visiting Lecturer in Music.  B.M. (1998) University of Southern California; M.M. (2000) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Paul V. Rockwell, Henry C. Folger 1879 Professor of French.  B.A. (1980), M.A. (1982), Ph.D. (1988) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Christian Rogowski, G. Armour Craig Professor in Language and Literature (German).  B.A. (1980) Mannheim University; M.A. (1981) London University; Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald C. Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies.  B.A. (1964) Tulane University; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Sahar Sadjadi, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. M.D. (2004)Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Ph.D. (2012) Columbia University.

Geoffrey Sanborn, Professor of English. B.A. (1987) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.  

Benigno R. Sánchez-Eppler, Lecturer in English. B.A. (1979) Williams College; B.A. (1981), M.Phil. (1983) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1988) Jones Hopkins University.

Karen Sánchez-Eppler, L. Stanton Williams 1941 Professor of American Studies and English.  B.A. (1981) Williams College; B.A. (1983) Cambridge University; M.A. (1986), Ph.D. (1990) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson†, James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College. 

Austin D. Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science.  B.A. (1969) Providence College; M.A. (1970), Ph.D. (1973) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College; J.D. (1988) Yale Law School, LL.D. (2008) Providence College.

Eric W. Sawyer, Professor of Music.  A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1988) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1994) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Martha Saxton, Professor of History and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1967) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1989) Columbia University.

Leah Schmalzbauer, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology. B.A. (1992) University of New Hampshire; Diploma (1994) La Universidad de Barcelona; M.Sc. (1996) The London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D. (2004) Boston College.

Peter B. Schmitz, Visiting Resident Artist in Theater and Dance. M.F.A. (1986) Smith College.

David E. Schneider, Professor of Music. A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1990), Ph.D. (1997) University of California at Berkeley.

Anna Schrade, Lecturer in German.  M.A. (1997) Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; Ph.D. (2006) University of Bremen.

Matthew D. Schulkind, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1990) Haverford College; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Dwaipayan Sen*, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  B.A. (2004) Oberlin College; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

John W. Servos‡, Anson D. Morse Professor of History.  A.B. (1972) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1979) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nishiten Shah, Professor of Philosophy.  B.S. (1991) University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Krupa Shandilya, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (2002) University of Mumbai (St. Xavier College); B.A. (2004) University of Rochester; M.A. (2006), Ph.D. (2009) Cornell University.

Tong Shen, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  M.A. (1988) Long Island University; Ph.D. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Raphael Sigal, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2006), M.A. (2007) Paris 3; M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) New York University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1998) Princeton University; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

Prakarsh Singh, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.Sc. (2006),  M.Res. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) London School of Economics;

Dale S. Sinos, Visiting Professor of Classics.  B.A. (1968) Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University.

Rebecca H. Sinos, Professor of Classics.  A.B. (1976) The College of William and Mary; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1980) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Adam Sitze*, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1996) Drake University; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

David R. Sofield‡, Samuel Williston Professor of English. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

Gabriel Sosa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Natasha Staller*, Professor of the History of Art.  B.A. (1973) Wellesley College; Ph.D. (1983) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2006) Amherst College.

Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish).  B.A. (1984) Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; M.A. (1987) The Jewish Theological Seminary; M.A. (1988), M.Phil. (1989), Ph.D. (1990) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Michelle O. Stewart, Pick Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2002) University of Notre Dame; M.A. (2008) University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lucia de las Mercedes Suárez*, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1991) Hunter College, City University of New York; Ph.D. (1999) Duke University.

Mark Lane Swanson, Director of Instrumental Music and Senior Lecturer in Music.  A.B. (1982) Stanford University; J.D. (1985) University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; M.Mus. (1997) Indiana University at Bloomington.

Kevin M. Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History. B.A. (1972) Williams College; M.A. (1973), M.Phil. (1975), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Robert T. Sweeney, William R. Mead Professor of Art.  B.F.A. (1970), M.F.A. (1972) Boston University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

Rachel Tapley, Visiting Lecturer in French.  B.A. (2007) Centre College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at  Madison.

Wako Tawa, Willem Schupf Professor in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1971) State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A. (1975) International Christian University; Ph.D. (1986) Pennsylvania State University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Ethan J. Temeles, Thomas B. Walton, Jr. Professor of Biology.  A.B. (1978) Cornell University; M.Sc. (1980) Louisiana State University; Ph.D. (1987) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

Xiaoping Teng, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  B.A. (1982), M.A. (1984) Tianjin University; M.A. (1994) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Caroline B. Theoharides, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2006) Colby College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Michigan.

Ted Thompson, Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing.  B.F.A. (2003) New York University; M.F.A. (2009) University of Iowa.

Josef G. Trapani†, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1999), M.S. (2004), Ph.D. (2005) University of Connecticut.

April D. Trask, Visiting Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Davis; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) University of California at Irvine.

Carol Troyen, Visiting Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1971) Yale College; Ph.D. (1979) Yale University.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan.

Raina Forbes Uhden, Senior Lecturer in French.  B.A. (1996) Virginia Polytechnic and State University; M.A. (1997) Reid Hall, Columbia University in Paris; Ph.D. (2005) Columbia University.

Martha M. Umphrey, Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government (Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought). B.A. (1986), J.D. (1991), Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2007) Amherst College.

Crystal L. Valentine, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (2004) Amherst College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) Brown University.

Timothy Van Compernolle†, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese). B.A. (1992), M.A. (1995) University of Kansas; M.A. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Michigan.

Christopher S. van den Berg, Assistant Professor of Classics. B.A. (1996) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Daniel J. Velleman‡, Julian H. Gibbs ’46 Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (1976) Dartmouth College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Margaret Birney Vickery, Visiting Lecturerin the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1985) Oberlin College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1993) Stanford University.

Kiara Maria Vigil*, Assistant Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1997) Tufts University; M.A. (1998) Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A.L.S. (2006) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2011) University of Michigan.

Jonathan M. Vogel†, George Lyman Crosby 1896 Professor in Philosophy. B.A. (1976), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Amy S. Wagaman*, Associate Professor of Statistics. B.A. (2003) Kenyon College; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Vanessa Walker, Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2000) Whitman College; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2011) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Xiaofei (Susan) Wang, Lecturer in Statistics.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2014) Yale University.

Jon Western, Five College Professor of International Relations (Political Science). B.A. (1984) Macalester College; M.P.P. (1988) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1999) Columbia University.

Frank H. Westhoff‡, Professor of Economics. S.B. (1969) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Ph. (1971), M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Patrick Williamson, Edward H. Harkness Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1970) Beloit College; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

David W. Wills, John E. Kirkpatrick 1951 Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1962) Yale University; B.D. (1966) Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Geoffrey R. Woglom, Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1968) Yale College; M.Ph. (1970), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Boris Wolfson*, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1997) University of Chicago; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2004) University of California at Berkeley.

Wendy Woodson, Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1969), M.A. (1976) George Washington University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Amelia Worsley, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2006) Selwyn College, University of Cambridge; M.A. (2007) Brown University; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2014) Princeton University.

Eric Wubbels, Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.  A.B. (2001) Amherst College; M.A. (2005), D.M.A. (2010) Columbia University.

Nicholas Xenos, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1972) New York University; M.A. (1974) University of Michigan; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Princeton University.

Beth V. Yarbrough*, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Robert M. Yarbrough, Adjunct Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas at Dallas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington.

Elizabeth R. Young*, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (2002) Haverford College; Ph.D. (2009) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom Young, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1973) Goddard College; M.F.A. (1977) Rhode Island School of Design.

Sharif M. Youssef, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Andreas T. Zanker, Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2004) University of Canterbury, New Zealand; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) Princeton University.

Yongheng Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.Eng. (2007) Central South University, Changsha, China; M.Sc. (2009), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

*On leave 2015-16. 

†On leave fall semester 2015-16.  

‡On leave spring semester 2015-16.

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            EMERITI

 Tom Gerety, President and Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A. (1969), M.Phil. (1974), J.D. (1976), Ph.D. (1976) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon.1996) Doshisha University; LL.D. (hon. 1995) Williams College, (hon. 2001) Wesleyan University, (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

 Anthony W. Marx, President and Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1981) Yale College; M.P.A. (1986), M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Princeton University; L.H.D. (hon. 2004) Williams College; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College; L.H.D. (2006) Doshisha University ; L.H.D. (2012) Amherst College.

 Peter R. Pouncey, President and Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes Professor in Greek (Classics), Emeritus.  B.A. (1964), M.A. (1967) Oxford University; Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon. 1987) Doshisha University, (hon. 1990) Trinity College; LL.D. (hon. 1985) Williams College, (hon. 1989) Wesleyan University, (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

 

Hadley P. Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

David L. Armacost, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965) Pomona College; M.S. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Lawrence Alan Babb, Willem Schupf Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. B.A. (1963) University of Michigan; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Ralph E. Beals, Clarence Francis Professor of Economics, Emeritus. B.S. (1958) University of Kentucky; M.A. (1959) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Edward S. Belt, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor in Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Williams College; M.A. (1957) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Robert J. Bezucha, George Daniel Olds Professor of Economics and Social Institutions (History), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) Lawrence University; M.A. (1963), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Michael Birtwistle, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance), Emeritus.  B.A. (1960) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (1962), Ph.D. (1967) Tulane University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Willis E. Bridegam, Jr., Librarian of the College, Emeritus. B. Mus. (1957) Eastman School of Music; M.S. (1964) Syracuse University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

John A. Cameron, Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952), M.A. (1957), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; Diploma (1955) University of Edinburgh; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Mavis C. Campbell, Professor of History, Emerita. B.S. (1958), M.S. (1960), Ph.D. (1971) University of London; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Howell D. Chickering, Jr., G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature, Emeritus.  B.A. (1959) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (1965) Indiana University; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Carol C. Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, Emerita. A.B. (1969), M.A. (1971) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1981) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Richard J. Cody, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952) University of London (University College, Southampton); M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1968) Amherst College.

Margery C. Coombs, Adjunct Professor of Geology, Emerita.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1973) Columbia University.

Peter Czap, Jr., Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus. B.A. (1953) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (1959) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1973) Amherst College.

James Q. Denton, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. B.S. (1951) California Institute of Technology; M.S. (1958), Ph.D. (1962) University of Oregon; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Jan E. Dizard, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor in American Culture (Sociology), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Minnesota at Duluth; M.A. (1964), Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Richard D. Fink, George H. Corey Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1962) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College; L.H.D. (1988) Doshisha University.

Stephen A. George, The Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Biology and Neuroscience), Emeritus. B.S. (1964) University of British Columbia; Ph.D. (1970) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Richard A. Goldsby, Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) University of Kansas; Ph.D. (1961) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Peter J. Gooding, Parmly Billings Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education, Emeritus.  D.L.C. (1964) Loughborough College; M.S. (1967) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Joel E. Gordon, Stone Professor of Natural Science (Physics), Emeritus. A.B. (1952) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1958) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

George S. Greenstein, Sidney Dillon Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus. B.S. (1962) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1968) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953) University of Florida; M.A. (1956) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Hugh D. Hawkins, Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1950) DePauw University; Ph.D. (1954) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Kurt Maximilian Hertzfeld, Treasurer, Emeritus. B.A. (1941), M.B.A. (1942) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

William M. Hexter, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1949), M.A. (1951), Ph.D. (1953) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1966) Amherst College.

Robert C. Hilborn, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics, Emeritus. B.A. (1966) Lehigh University; M.A. (1967), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Thomas R. Kearns, William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Emeritus.  A.B. (1959) University of Illinois; LL.B. (1962), M.A. (1964) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1968) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Heinz Kohler, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1956) Free University of Berlin; M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Allen Kropf, Julian H. Gibbs Professor in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (Chemistry), Emeritus. B.S. (1951) Queens College; Ph.D. (1954) University of Utah; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Hua R. Lan, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1965) Shanghai Normal University; M.Ed. (1987), Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

N. Gordon Levin, Jr., Dwight Morrow Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1956) Yale University; Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1975) Amherst College.

Peter Lobdell, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Theater and Dance, Emeritus. A.B. (1968) Amherst College.

James E. Maraniss, Professor of Spanish, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966), M.A. (1967) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

J. Tracy Mehr, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.A. (1950) Holy Cross College; M.B.A. (1967) Boston College; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ray A. Moore, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus. B.A. (1958), M.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Aida Y. Nawar, Senior Lecturer in French, Emerita.  B.A. (1969) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. (1972) Smith College; Ph.D. (1984) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Walter E. Nicholson, Ward H. Patton Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1964) Williams College; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Barry F. O’Connell, James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) Harvard College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Hilda Otaño-Benítez, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Emerita. B.A. (1949), B.S. (1949) Institute of Secondary Education, of Ciego de Avila, Cuba; Doctor of Law (1954) University of Havana; M.A. (1979) Boston University.

John Pemberton III, Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus. B.A. (1948) Princeton University; B.D. (1952), Ph.D. (1958) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 1967) Amherst College.

Dale E. Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian, Emeritus.  B.A. (1963) Harvard University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Emeritus.  A.B. (1953) Amherst College; M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1960) Harvard University.

David B. Reck, Professor of Music and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B. Mus. (1956) University of Houston; M.Mus. (1959) University of Texas; Ph.D. (1983) Wesleyan University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Robert H. Romer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  A.B. (1952) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1955) Princeton University.

Andrea B. Rushing, Professor of Black Studies and English, Emerita.  B.A. (1962) Queens College, City University of New York; M.A. (1970) Simmons College; Ph.D. (1983) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprhfung (1968) Heidelberg Universitat; M.A. (1970) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (1977) Five Colleges.

Viktoria A. Schweitzer, Senior Lecturer in Russian, Emerita.  M.A. (1955) Moscow State University.

Marc S. Silver, Massachusetts Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Harvard  University; Ph.D. (1959) California Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Charles A. Sorenson, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience), Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1971) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

M. Lewis Spratlan, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Music, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962), M.Mus. (1965) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Norton Starr, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1964) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Jane A. Taubman, Professor of Russian, Emerita. B.A. (1964) Radcliffe College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962) Harvard College; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.   

William E. Thurston, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.S. (1957), M.S. (1962) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ronald S. Tiersky, Joseph B. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of Illinois; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1972) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Robert C. Townsend, Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1959) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1962) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Joel M. Upton, Professor of Art and the History of Art, Emeritus.  A.B. (1963) Rutgers University; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Bryn Mawr College; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Helen von Schmidt, Senior Lecturer in English, Emerita.  A.B. (1978) Amherst College.

Donald O. White, Professor of German, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953), M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Arthur G. Zajonc, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  B.S.E. (1971), M.S. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

William F. Zimmerman, Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1966) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

 

            FACULTY

Rowland O. Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies. B.A. (1965) Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; M.A. (1969) University of Toronto; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Frederick Luis Aldama, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1992) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1999) Stanford University  

Olla N. Al-Shalchi, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; M.A. (2006) American University in Cairo.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainable Architecture. Arquitecto (1998) Universidad del Valle, Columbia; M.S. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2012) University of California at Berkeley.

Elizabeth J. Aries, Clarence Francis 1910 Professor in Social Sciences (Psychology).  B.A. (1969) University of Michigan; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1973) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

Alfred Babo, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. (2003) University of Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Tatyana Babyonyshev, Senior Lecturer in Russian. M.A. (1983) Moscow State University.

John-Paul Baird, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.Sc. (1992) University of Toronto; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Brian Baisa, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2008) University of Michigan; M.A. (2010), M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2013) Yale University.

Michèle A. Barale, Thalheimer Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Writing Center. B.A. (1968), M.A. (1975) Loyola University; Ph.D. (1983) University of Colorado; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Daniel P. Barbezat, Professor of Economics. B.A. (1982) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.S. (1984), Ph.D. (1988) University of Illinois at Champaign; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald D. Bashford, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance.  A.B. (1988) Amherst College; M.F.A.  (1992) University of Delaware.

Amrita Basu, Domenic J. Paino 1955 Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1975) Cornell University; M.A. (1977), M.Phil. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Mónica Bel López, Lecturer in Spanish. B.A. (2007) Universidad de Barcelona;   B.A. (2010) Universidad de Granada; M.A. (2012) Universidad de Barcelona.

Danielle L. Benedetto, Lecturer in Mathematics.  B.A. (1994) Colby College; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1999) Brown University.

Robert L. Benedetto, Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1993) Harvard University; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1998) Brown University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Peter Berek, Visiting Professor of English. A.B. (1961) Amherst College; M.A. (1963) Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies.  A.B. (1992) University of Georgia; M.A. (1995) Florida State University; Ph.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Anthony C. Bishop, Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1993) University of California at San Diego; Ph.D. (2000) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Anston L. Bosman, Associate Professor of English.  B.A. (1990) University of Cape Town, South Africa; B.A. (1992) University of Witwatersrand; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University.

Ellen Boucher†, Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2000) University of Michigan; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2008) Columbia University.

Ute T. Brandes†, Georges Lurcy Professor of German. B.A. (1972), M.A. (1974) University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. (1982) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Sara J. Brenneis†, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1998) Wesleyan University; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor of English and American Studies. B.A. (1993) Goddard College; M.A. (1998) Boston College; Ph.D. (2004) Cornell University.

Fumiko U. Brown, Five College Senior Lecturer in Japanese.  B.A. (1989) International Christian University, Tokyo; M.A. (2005) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley Burns, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2007) Williams College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) Duke University.

Kristin Bumiller†, George Daniel Olds Professor in Economic and Social Institutions (Political Science).  B.A. (1979), M.A. (1979) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1984) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Sandra L. Burkett, Associate Professor of Chemistry.  A.B. (1990) Princeton University; Ph.D. (1995) California Institute of Technology.

Gregory S. Call*, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1980) Dartmouth College; A.M. (1981), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Jay L. Caplan†, Professor of French.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1969), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Marissa L. Carrere, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (2006) Roger Williams University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2014) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley R. Carter, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S., B.S.E. (2002) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.S., Ph.D. (2008) University of Colorado at Boulder.

John T. Cheney, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology. B.A. (1970), M.A. (1972) University of Montana; Ph.D. (1975) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Mallorie Chernin, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Choral Music Program.  B.Mus. (1976) University of Wisconsin; M.Mus. (1978) Westminster Choir College.

Michael Ching, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2000), M.A. (2004) University of Cambridge, Trinity College; Ph.D. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jun Hee Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, Korea; M.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) Columbia University.

Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury*, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1998) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Alicia Jean Christoff, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2005) New York University; Ph.D. (2011) Princeton University.

Catherine A. Ciepiela, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of Russian. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1992) Yale University.

Katherine H. Clemans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2002) Duke University; M.S. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Ethan D. Clotfelter‡, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience.  B.A. (1991) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S. (1994), Ph.D. (1998) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of Black Studies and English. B.A. (1974) University of the West Indies; Ph.D. (1982) University of Saint Andrews; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Brianne Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2004) Pomona College; M.A. (2005) Courtauld Institute of Art; Ph.D. (2012) University of Pittsburgh.

Idan Cohen, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2015) Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Jonathan A. Collins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.Sc. (2005) Allegheny College; Ph.D. (2010) Brock University, Canada.

Constance S. Congdon†, Playwright-in-Residence. B.A. (1969) University of Colorado; M.F.A. (1982) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science.  B.S. (1986) Georgetown University; Ph.D. (1996) Harvard University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Nicola M. Courtright, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Art. B.A. (1976) Oberlin College; M.A. (1978) Yale University; Ph.D. (1990) The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College. 

Francis G. Couvares, E. Dwight Salmon Professor of History and American Studies. B.A. (1969) University of Pittsburgh; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1980) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

David A. Cox, William J. Walker Professor of Mathematics. B.A. (1970) Rice University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Peter D. Crowley‡, Professor of Geology. B.Sc. (1979) McGill University; Ph.D. (1985) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Douglas Culhane, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1979) Colgate University; M.A. (1982) University of Iowa.

Harris B. Daniels, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2006) Trinity College; M.S. (2009), Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

Rosalina de la Carrera, Professor of French.  B.A. (1973) Carleton College; M.A. (1977) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1985) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Solsiree del Moral, Associate Professor of American Studies and Black Studies.  B.A. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.A. (1997) Columbia University; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2006) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David P. Delaney, Senior Lecturer in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1987) San Francisco State University; M.S. (1989), Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Amy P. Demorest, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1979) Williams College; Ph.D. (1987) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Evgeny Dengub, Five College Lecturer in Russian.  B.A. (2002) Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2012) Bryn Mawr College.

Jerry P. Dennerline, Olin Professor in Asian Studies (History and Asian Languages and Civilizations).  B.A. (1964) Wabash College; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Bruce P. Diehl, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Jazz Performance.  B.Mus. (1990) Eastman School of Music; M.M. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Andrew C. Dole†, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University. 

Christopher T. Dole, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1992) Baylor University; M.A. (1996), Ph.D. (2002) Case Western Reserve University.  

 Robert Doran, Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew (Religion). S.T.Lect. (1967) Blackfriars Seminary; S.T.Lic. (1970) Universita di S. Tommaso; L.S.S. (1971) Pontifical Biblical Institute; Th.D. (1977) Harvard Divinity School; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

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Suzanne P. Dougan, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance) and Director of Theatrical Productions. A.B. (1973) Vassar College; M.F.A. (1979) Yale School of Drama; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Lawrence R. Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (1982) Brown University; M.A. (1986) Columbia University; J.D. (1989) Yale Law School.

John E. Drabinski, Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1991) Seattle University; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1996) University of Memphis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Thomas L. Dumm, William H. Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1976), M.A. (1978) Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. (1984) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1997) Amherst College.

Jeffers L. Engelhardt*, Associate Professor of Music.  B.M. (1998) Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of Chicago.

Catherine Epstein, Professor of History. A.B. (1985) Brown University; M.Sc. (1987) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (1998) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Wendy Taylor Ewald, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1974) Antioch College.

Lorne Falk, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism.  B.Sc. (1970) University of Winnipeg; M.A. (1988) Concordia University, Montreal.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson‡, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Amanda Folsom*, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2001) University of Chicago; M.S. (2002), Ph.D. (2006) University of California at Los Angeles.

Vanessa L. Fong‡, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  A.B. (1996) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University.

Judith E. Frank‡, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1981) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.A. (1986), M.F.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Jonathan R. Friedman, Professor of Physics.  B.A. (1987) Vassar College; Ph.D. (1996) City College of New York; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Amity Gaige, Visiting Writer, Department of English.  B.A. (1995) Brown University; M.F.A. (1999) The Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1981) University of New Hampshire; M.F.A. (1983) Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Bryn Geffert, Lecturer in History.  B.A. (1990) St. Olaf College; M.S. (1992) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota.

Jyl Gentzler, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Writing Center.  A.B. (1985) Bryn Mawr College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1991) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

Alexander George, Rachel and Michael Deutch Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (1979) Columbia College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Deborah B. Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1969) Queens College; Ph.D. (1977) City University of New York; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Heidi L. Gilpin, Associate Professor of German.  A.B. (1984) Amherst College; A.M. (1987), Ph.D. (1993) Harvard University.

William M. Girard, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (1999) Hampshire College; M.A. (2004) University of Chicago; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2013) University of California at Santa Cruz.

Sergey Glebov, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

James R. Glenn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (1992) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1998) University of Maryland.

David I. Gloman, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1983) Indiana University; M.F.A. (1986) Yale University.

Miriam R. Goheen‡, Professor of Anthropology and Black Studies.  B.A. (1976) Oregon State University; A.M. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Adi Gordon, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Judaic Studies.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Caroline E. Goutte‡, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1985) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at San Francisco; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Ethan R. Graf, Assistant Professor of Biology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1999) Kalamazoo College; Ph.D. (2005) Washington University.

Carmen C. Granda, Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2005), M.A. (2008) Middlebury College; A.M. (2012), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University;

Frederick T. Griffiths, Class of 1880 Professor in Greek (Classics) and Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1969) Yale College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Christopher Grobe, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

Josh Guilford, Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2004) Michigan State University; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University.

Gertraud Gutzmann, Visiting Professor of German.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1969) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1979) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Amy Cox Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1995) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2003) University of Florida; M.S. (2005) University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Daniel J. Hall, Writer-in-Residence, Department of English.

David Sumner Hall, Paula R. and David J. Avenius 1941 Professor of Physics and Astronomy.  A.B. (1991) Amherst College; A.M. (1994), Ph.D. (1997) Harvard University.

David Hanneke, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S. (2001) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (2003), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

David E. Hansen, Professor of Chemistry.  Sc.B. (1979) Brown University; Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Tekla A. Harms, Massachusetts Professor in Chemistry and Natural History (Geology) and Director of the Beneski Museum of Natural History. A.B. (1977) Bryn Mawr College; M.Sc. (1982) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Ph.D. (1986) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 1999) Amherst College.

Allen J. Hart, Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1982) Amherst College; A.M. (1989), Ph.D. (1991) Harvard University.

Rafeeq Hasan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

Mohamed El-Sawi Hassan, Five College Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Director of the Five College Arabic Language Program.  B.A. (1993) Mansoura University, Egypt; M.A. (2001) Tanta University, Egypt; Ph.D. (2008) Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Amelie Hastie, Professor of English in Film and Media Studies. B.A. (1988) Brown University; M.A. (1994), Ph.D. (1999) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Robert T. Hayashi, Associate Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1985) Denison University; M.F.A. (1989) Cornell University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2002) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Maria Heim, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Aneeka A. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2001) Southern Illinois University; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2012) University of Illinois at Chicago.

Leah D. Hewitt*, Professor of French.  B.A. (1972) Kent State University; M.A. (1974), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007) University of Sussex; M.Phil. (2011) University of Virginia.

Mary Ellen Hicks, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History. B.A. (2006) University of Iowa; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2015) University of Virginia.

Baba Hillman, Five College Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies (English). B.A. (1972) Duke University; M.F.A. (2001) University of California  at San Diego.

Jerome L. Himmelstein, Winthrop H. Smith 1916 and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Sociology. B.A. (1970) Columbia College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Hannah A. Holleman*, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), B.S. (2005) Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. (2012) University of Oregon.

Deborah S. Holoien, Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2008) Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. (2013) Princeton University.

Adam Honig, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University. 

Michael E. Hood, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University.

Nicholas Jon Horton, Professor of Statistics. A.B. (1987) Harvard University; Sc.D. (1999) Harvard School of Public Health; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Yu-ting Huang, Mellon-Keiter Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2007) National Taiwan University; Ph.D. (2015) University of California at Los Angeles.

Larry R. Hunter†, Stone Professor of Natural Sciences (Physics).  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1981) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nasser Hussain, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1988) Yale University; M.S. (1990), Ph.D. (1995) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Catherine Victoria Infante, Assistant Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (2003) Bethel University; M.S. (2006) New York University in Madrid; Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Jun Ishii, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1995) Rice University; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University.

Tariq Jaffer*, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1995) University of Toronto; M.A. (1998) McGill University; Ph.D. (2005) Yale University.

Kannan Jagannathan‡, Bruce B. Benson ’43 and Lucy Wilson Benson Professor of Physics.  B.Sc. (1973) Loyola College; M.Sc. (1975) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Jean Jaminet, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor in Architectural Studies.  B.S. (1998) Ohio State University; M.Arch (2004) Princeton University.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A. (1992) Mills College; Ph.D. (2000) University of California at San Francisco.

Jeeyon Jeong, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.E. (2000) Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; M.S. (2002) Pohang University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea; Ph.D. (2008) Dartmouth College.

Christopher Mason Johnson, Visiting Lecturer in English in Film and Media Studies.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College.

Sarah Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (2006) Bryn Mawr College, M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2015) University of Chicago.

David Stewart Jones, Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1998) Carleton College; Ph.D. (2009) Harvard University.

Jamie Juul, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2009) Niagara University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Rochester.

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music. B. Mus. (1969) University of Southern California; M.M.A. (1973) Yale School of Music; M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Scott F. Kaplan, Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1999) University of Texas at Austin.

Constance Kassor, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (2005) Smith College; Ph.D. (2014) Emory University.

Laure G. Katsaros, Associate Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat(2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University.

Ikumi Kayama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1991) Aoyama Gakuin University; M.Ed. (2000) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Carol W. Keller, Professor of Art. B.A. (1974) Manchester College; M.F.A. (1980) Boston University School for the Arts; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College. 

Eunice J. Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.A. (2004) University of Pennsylvania; M.S. (2006) Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. (2013) Iowa State University.

Justin F. Kimball†, Professor of Art. B.F.A. (1985) Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A. (1990) Yale University School of Art; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College. 

Christopher G. Kingston, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1994) Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Elizabeth A. Klarich, Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1995) University of Chicago; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at Santa Barbara.

Frank J.Korom, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (1984) University of Colorado; M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1992) University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph N. Kushick‡, Professor of Chemistry. A.B. (1969) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1975) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Tanya L. Leise, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (1993) Stanford University; M.S. (1995), Ph.D. (1998) Texas A&M University.

Ronald A. Lembo, Professor of Sociology.  B.A. (1974) University of Massachusetts at Boston; M.A. (1980) University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D. (1989) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

Helen O. Leung, George H. Corey 1888 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1982), B.A. (1983) California State University at Northridge; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College. 

Rachel A. Levin, Lecturer in Biology and the Environmental Studies Program. B.A. (1994) Carleton College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Arizona.

Adam R. Levine, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2000) University of East Anglia, UK; M.F.A. (2010) California Institute of the Arts.

Weijia Li, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1982) Hebei Teachers’ University, Shijiazhuang, China; B.A. (1985) China Broadcast and Television University, Beijing; M.A. (1987) Beijing University of Science and Technology;  M.A. (1996) City University of New York; Ed.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Shu-Min Liao†, Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.S. (2001) National Chengchi University, Taiwan; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2009) Pennsylvania State University.

Benson Lieber, Senior Lecturer in Intensive Writing. B.A. (1972) Columbia College; M.A. (1974), M.Phil. (1978) Columbia University

William A. Loinaz, Professor of Physics.  B.S.E. (1989) Princeton University; M.S. (1991), Ph.D. (1995) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Thom Long*, Five College Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Rick A. López, Professor of History.  A.B. (1993) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2001) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Pavel Machala‡, Charles E. Merrill 1908 Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1970) St. Olaf College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Mark D. Marshall, Class of 1959 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1979) University of Rochester; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Biddy Martin, Professor of German and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1973) College of William and Mary; M.A. (1974) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1985) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College; L.H.D (2012) The College of William and Mary; LL.D. (hon. 2014) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katie M. Martin, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2004) Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

Anna Melick Martini, Professor of Geology.  B.A. (1986) Colgate University; M.S. (1992) Syracuse University; Ph.D. (1997) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Paul Matteson*, Five College Assistant Professor of Dance.  B.A. (2000) Middlebury College; M.F.A. (2007) Bennington College.

Eleonora Mattiacci, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2004) University of Bologna; Ph.D. (2014) Ohio State University.

Michelle Maydanchik, Robert E. Keiter ’57 Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Art.  I.B. (2001) United Nations International School;  B.A. (2005) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Trent E. Maxey, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilization and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2005) Cornell University.

Megan Kathleen McCarty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Catherine C. McGeoch*, Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society (Computer Science).  B.S. (1981) Butler University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Lyle A. McGeoch, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (Computer Science).  B.S.E. (1981) Princeton University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1987) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Julia D. McQuade*, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2004) Bates College; Ph.D. (2012) University of Vermont.

Molly Mead, Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Martin Medina-Elizalde, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1997) Universidad de Baja California Sur, Mexico; M.S. (2000) Center of Research of Advanced Studies, Yucatan; Ph.D. (2007) University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edward D. Melillo, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1997) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Linda Ross Meyer, Visiting Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (1984) University of Kansas; J.D. (1987) Boalt Hall School of Law; Ph.D. (1991) University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.

Nick Meyer, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (2005) Mssachusetts College of Art; M.F.A. (2008) California College of the Arts.

Jill Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona.

Kozue Miyama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1982) University of Tsukuba, Japan; M.A. (1988) International Christian University, Japan. 

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University.

Michelle D. Morgan, Professor of Physical Education and Senior Women’s Administrator.  B.A. (1974) Colorado Women’s College; M.S. (1976) Smith College; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Klára Móricz, Professor of Music. Diploma (1986), Diploma (1992) Franz Liszt Academy of Music; M.A. (1995), Ph.D. (1999) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Samuel C. Morse*, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1978) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Hilary J. Moss, Associate Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University. 

Suleiman A. Mourad, Five CollegeVisiting Professor of Religion.  B.S. (1990), B.A. (1991) American University of Beirut; M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Yale University.

Max Perry Mueller, Robert E. Keiter '57 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A. (2003) Carleton College; M.T.S. (2008) Harvard  Divinity School; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Eunmi Mun, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2004) Seoul National University, Ph.D. (2011) Harvard University.

Yusra Naqvi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2008) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2014) Rutgers University.

Ingrid Nelson, Assistant Professor of English.  B.S. (1997) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2005) University of Colorado; Ph.D. (2010) Harvard University.

Susan R. Niditch, Samuel Green Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1972) Radcliffe College; Ph.D. (1977) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Jennifer Nugent, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. A.A. (1990) Miami-Dade Community College; B.F.A. (1998) New World School of the Arts, Miami.  

Jonathan Obert, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1999) Wheaton College; M.A. (2003), Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Franklin S. Odo, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor in American Studies.  B.A. (1961) Princeton University; M.A. (1963) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University.

Patricia B. O’Hara, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1976) Adelphi University; Ph.D. (1981) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Olabode Omojola, Five College Associate Professor of Black Studies and Music.  B.A. (1980) University of Nigeria; M.A. (1983) University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Ph.D. (1988) University of Leicester, England.

Carolyn Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2008) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2013) University of Virginia.

Marisa Parham, Professor of English. B.A. (1996) Washington University; M.A. (1997), M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Constantine Pleshakov, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  Degree (1981) University of Singapore; M.A. (1982) Moscow State University; Ph.D. (1986) Academy of Sciences of the USSR; Doctor of Science (1994) Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Dominic L. Poccia†, Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology.  B.S. (1967) Union College; A.M. (1968), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Andrew Poe*, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2001) St. John’s College; M.A. (2002) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (2010) University of California at San Diego.

Jennifer Polins, Visiting Lecturer in Dance. M.F.A. (2012) Hollins/ADF.

Khary Oronde Polk, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2000) Oberlin College; Ph.D. (2011) New York University.

Alexandra Elizabeth Purdy*, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.S. (2000) College of William and Mary; Ph.D. (2007) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

Stanislav Rabinovich*, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., B.S. (2006) University of Chicago;  Ph.D. (2012) University of Pennsylvania.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager Professor and Professor of Russian.  A.B. (1967) City University of New York (Brooklyn College); A.M. (1969), Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

John E. Rager III, Professor of Computer Science.  S.B. (1977) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M. (1978) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1987) Northwestern University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Pooja Rangan, Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) Brown University.

Lisa A. Raskin†, John William Ward Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience).  B.A. (1975) Skidmore College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1979) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2002) Haverford College; M.Sc. (2005) London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David I. Ratner‡, Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Biology.  B.S., M.S. (1968) Yale University; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Collin Raymond, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2003) Arizona State University; M.Sc. (2005) The London School of Economics; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Sean Redding, Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of History.  B.A. (1978) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Jessica Reyes, Professor of Economics.  A.B. (1994) Amherst College; Diploma (1995) Churchill College, University of Cambridge; A.M. (1999), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor in Art and the History of Art and in Asian Languages and Civilizations. B.A. (1998) University of North Carolina; M.A. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (2011) University of Pennsylvania. 

Monica M. Ringer‡, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1988) Oberlin College; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College..

Jason Robinson, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Stephanie L. Robinson, Visiting Lecturer in Music.  B.M. (1998) University of Southern California; M.M. (2000) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Paul V. Rockwell, Henry C. Folger 1879 Professor of French.  B.A. (1980), M.A. (1982), Ph.D. (1988) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Christian Rogowski, G. Armour Craig Professor in Language and Literature (German).  B.A. (1980) Mannheim University; M.A. (1981) London University; Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald C. Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies.  B.A. (1964) Tulane University; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Sahar Sadjadi, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. M.D. (2004)Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Ph.D. (2012) Columbia University.

Geoffrey Sanborn, Professor of English. B.A. (1987) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.  

Benigno R. Sánchez-Eppler, Lecturer in English. B.A. (1979) Williams College; B.A. (1981), M.Phil. (1983) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1988) Jones Hopkins University.

Karen Sánchez-Eppler, L. Stanton Williams 1941 Professor of American Studies and English.  B.A. (1981) Williams College; B.A. (1983) Cambridge University; M.A. (1986), Ph.D. (1990) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson†, James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College. 

Austin D. Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science.  B.A. (1969) Providence College; M.A. (1970), Ph.D. (1973) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College; J.D. (1988) Yale Law School, LL.D. (2008) Providence College.

Eric W. Sawyer, Professor of Music.  A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1988) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1994) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Martha Saxton, Professor of History and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1967) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1989) Columbia University.

Leah Schmalzbauer, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology. B.A. (1992) University of New Hampshire; Diploma (1994) La Universidad de Barcelona; M.Sc. (1996) The London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D. (2004) Boston College.

Peter B. Schmitz, Visiting Resident Artist in Theater and Dance. M.F.A. (1986) Smith College.

David E. Schneider, Professor of Music. A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1990), Ph.D. (1997) University of California at Berkeley.

Anna Schrade, Lecturer in German.  M.A. (1997) Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; Ph.D. (2006) University of Bremen.

Matthew D. Schulkind, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1990) Haverford College; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Dwaipayan Sen*, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  B.A. (2004) Oberlin College; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

John W. Servos‡, Anson D. Morse Professor of History.  A.B. (1972) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1979) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nishiten Shah, Professor of Philosophy.  B.S. (1991) University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Krupa Shandilya, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (2002) University of Mumbai (St. Xavier College); B.A. (2004) University of Rochester; M.A. (2006), Ph.D. (2009) Cornell University.

Tong Shen, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  M.A. (1988) Long Island University; Ph.D. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Raphael Sigal, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2006), M.A. (2007) Paris 3; M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) New York University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1998) Princeton University; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

Prakarsh Singh, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.Sc. (2006),  M.Res. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) London School of Economics;

Dale S. Sinos, Visiting Professor of Classics.  B.A. (1968) Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University.

Rebecca H. Sinos, Professor of Classics.  A.B. (1976) The College of William and Mary; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1980) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Adam Sitze*, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1996) Drake University; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

David R. Sofield‡, Samuel Williston Professor of English. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

Gabriel Sosa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Natasha Staller*, Professor of the History of Art.  B.A. (1973) Wellesley College; Ph.D. (1983) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2006) Amherst College.

Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish).  B.A. (1984) Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; M.A. (1987) The Jewish Theological Seminary; M.A. (1988), M.Phil. (1989), Ph.D. (1990) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Michelle O. Stewart, Pick Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2002) University of Notre Dame; M.A. (2008) University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lucia de las Mercedes Suárez*, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1991) Hunter College, City University of New York; Ph.D. (1999) Duke University.

Mark Lane Swanson, Director of Instrumental Music and Senior Lecturer in Music.  A.B. (1982) Stanford University; J.D. (1985) University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; M.Mus. (1997) Indiana University at Bloomington.

Kevin M. Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History. B.A. (1972) Williams College; M.A. (1973), M.Phil. (1975), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Robert T. Sweeney, William R. Mead Professor of Art.  B.F.A. (1970), M.F.A. (1972) Boston University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

Rachel Tapley, Visiting Lecturer in French.  B.A. (2007) Centre College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at  Madison.

Wako Tawa, Willem Schupf Professor in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1971) State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A. (1975) International Christian University; Ph.D. (1986) Pennsylvania State University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Ethan J. Temeles, Thomas B. Walton, Jr. Professor of Biology.  A.B. (1978) Cornell University; M.Sc. (1980) Louisiana State University; Ph.D. (1987) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

Xiaoping Teng, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  B.A. (1982), M.A. (1984) Tianjin University; M.A. (1994) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Caroline B. Theoharides, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2006) Colby College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Michigan.

Ted Thompson, Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing.  B.F.A. (2003) New York University; M.F.A. (2009) University of Iowa.

Josef G. Trapani†, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1999), M.S. (2004), Ph.D. (2005) University of Connecticut.

April D. Trask, Visiting Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Davis; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) University of California at Irvine.

Carol Troyen, Visiting Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1971) Yale College; Ph.D. (1979) Yale University.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan.

Raina Forbes Uhden, Senior Lecturer in French.  B.A. (1996) Virginia Polytechnic and State University; M.A. (1997) Reid Hall, Columbia University in Paris; Ph.D. (2005) Columbia University.

Martha M. Umphrey, Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government (Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought). B.A. (1986), J.D. (1991), Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2007) Amherst College.

Crystal L. Valentine, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (2004) Amherst College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) Brown University.

Timothy Van Compernolle†, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese). B.A. (1992), M.A. (1995) University of Kansas; M.A. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Michigan.

Christopher S. van den Berg, Assistant Professor of Classics. B.A. (1996) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Daniel J. Velleman‡, Julian H. Gibbs ’46 Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (1976) Dartmouth College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Margaret Birney Vickery, Visiting Lecturerin the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1985) Oberlin College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1993) Stanford University.

Kiara Maria Vigil*, Assistant Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1997) Tufts University; M.A. (1998) Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A.L.S. (2006) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2011) University of Michigan.

Jonathan M. Vogel†, George Lyman Crosby 1896 Professor in Philosophy. B.A. (1976), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Amy S. Wagaman*, Associate Professor of Statistics. B.A. (2003) Kenyon College; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Vanessa Walker, Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2000) Whitman College; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2011) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Xiaofei (Susan) Wang, Lecturer in Statistics.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2014) Yale University.

Jon Western, Five College Professor of International Relations (Political Science). B.A. (1984) Macalester College; M.P.P. (1988) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1999) Columbia University.

Frank H. Westhoff‡, Professor of Economics. S.B. (1969) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Ph. (1971), M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Patrick Williamson, Edward H. Harkness Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1970) Beloit College; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

David W. Wills, John E. Kirkpatrick 1951 Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1962) Yale University; B.D. (1966) Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Geoffrey R. Woglom, Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1968) Yale College; M.Ph. (1970), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Boris Wolfson*, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1997) University of Chicago; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2004) University of California at Berkeley.

Wendy Woodson, Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1969), M.A. (1976) George Washington University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Amelia Worsley, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2006) Selwyn College, University of Cambridge; M.A. (2007) Brown University; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2014) Princeton University.

Eric Wubbels, Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.  A.B. (2001) Amherst College; M.A. (2005), D.M.A. (2010) Columbia University.

Nicholas Xenos, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1972) New York University; M.A. (1974) University of Michigan; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Princeton University.

Beth V. Yarbrough*, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Robert M. Yarbrough, Adjunct Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas at Dallas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington.

Elizabeth R. Young*, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (2002) Haverford College; Ph.D. (2009) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom Young, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1973) Goddard College; M.F.A. (1977) Rhode Island School of Design.

Sharif M. Youssef, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Andreas T. Zanker, Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2004) University of Canterbury, New Zealand; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) Princeton University.

Yongheng Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.Eng. (2007) Central South University, Changsha, China; M.Sc. (2009), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

*On leave 2015-16. 

†On leave fall semester 2015-16.  

‡On leave spring semester 2015-16.

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            EMERITI

 Tom Gerety, President and Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A. (1969), M.Phil. (1974), J.D. (1976), Ph.D. (1976) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon.1996) Doshisha University; LL.D. (hon. 1995) Williams College, (hon. 2001) Wesleyan University, (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

 Anthony W. Marx, President and Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1981) Yale College; M.P.A. (1986), M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Princeton University; L.H.D. (hon. 2004) Williams College; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College; L.H.D. (2006) Doshisha University ; L.H.D. (2012) Amherst College.

 Peter R. Pouncey, President and Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes Professor in Greek (Classics), Emeritus.  B.A. (1964), M.A. (1967) Oxford University; Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon. 1987) Doshisha University, (hon. 1990) Trinity College; LL.D. (hon. 1985) Williams College, (hon. 1989) Wesleyan University, (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

 

Hadley P. Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

David L. Armacost, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965) Pomona College; M.S. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Lawrence Alan Babb, Willem Schupf Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. B.A. (1963) University of Michigan; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Ralph E. Beals, Clarence Francis Professor of Economics, Emeritus. B.S. (1958) University of Kentucky; M.A. (1959) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Edward S. Belt, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor in Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Williams College; M.A. (1957) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Robert J. Bezucha, George Daniel Olds Professor of Economics and Social Institutions (History), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) Lawrence University; M.A. (1963), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Michael Birtwistle, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance), Emeritus.  B.A. (1960) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (1962), Ph.D. (1967) Tulane University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Willis E. Bridegam, Jr., Librarian of the College, Emeritus. B. Mus. (1957) Eastman School of Music; M.S. (1964) Syracuse University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

John A. Cameron, Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952), M.A. (1957), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; Diploma (1955) University of Edinburgh; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Mavis C. Campbell, Professor of History, Emerita. B.S. (1958), M.S. (1960), Ph.D. (1971) University of London; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Howell D. Chickering, Jr., G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature, Emeritus.  B.A. (1959) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (1965) Indiana University; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Carol C. Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, Emerita. A.B. (1969), M.A. (1971) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1981) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Richard J. Cody, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952) University of London (University College, Southampton); M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1968) Amherst College.

Margery C. Coombs, Adjunct Professor of Geology, Emerita.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1973) Columbia University.

Peter Czap, Jr., Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus. B.A. (1953) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (1959) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1973) Amherst College.

James Q. Denton, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. B.S. (1951) California Institute of Technology; M.S. (1958), Ph.D. (1962) University of Oregon; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Jan E. Dizard, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor in American Culture (Sociology), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Minnesota at Duluth; M.A. (1964), Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Richard D. Fink, George H. Corey Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1962) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College; L.H.D. (1988) Doshisha University.

Stephen A. George, The Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Biology and Neuroscience), Emeritus. B.S. (1964) University of British Columbia; Ph.D. (1970) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Richard A. Goldsby, Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) University of Kansas; Ph.D. (1961) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Peter J. Gooding, Parmly Billings Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education, Emeritus.  D.L.C. (1964) Loughborough College; M.S. (1967) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Joel E. Gordon, Stone Professor of Natural Science (Physics), Emeritus. A.B. (1952) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1958) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

George S. Greenstein, Sidney Dillon Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus. B.S. (1962) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1968) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953) University of Florida; M.A. (1956) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Hugh D. Hawkins, Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1950) DePauw University; Ph.D. (1954) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Kurt Maximilian Hertzfeld, Treasurer, Emeritus. B.A. (1941), M.B.A. (1942) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

William M. Hexter, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1949), M.A. (1951), Ph.D. (1953) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1966) Amherst College.

Robert C. Hilborn, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics, Emeritus. B.A. (1966) Lehigh University; M.A. (1967), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Thomas R. Kearns, William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Emeritus.  A.B. (1959) University of Illinois; LL.B. (1962), M.A. (1964) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1968) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Heinz Kohler, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1956) Free University of Berlin; M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Allen Kropf, Julian H. Gibbs Professor in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (Chemistry), Emeritus. B.S. (1951) Queens College; Ph.D. (1954) University of Utah; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Hua R. Lan, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1965) Shanghai Normal University; M.Ed. (1987), Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

N. Gordon Levin, Jr., Dwight Morrow Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1956) Yale University; Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1975) Amherst College.

Peter Lobdell, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Theater and Dance, Emeritus. A.B. (1968) Amherst College.

James E. Maraniss, Professor of Spanish, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966), M.A. (1967) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

J. Tracy Mehr, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.A. (1950) Holy Cross College; M.B.A. (1967) Boston College; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ray A. Moore, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus. B.A. (1958), M.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Aida Y. Nawar, Senior Lecturer in French, Emerita.  B.A. (1969) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. (1972) Smith College; Ph.D. (1984) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Walter E. Nicholson, Ward H. Patton Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1964) Williams College; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Barry F. O’Connell, James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) Harvard College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Hilda Otaño-Benítez, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Emerita. B.A. (1949), B.S. (1949) Institute of Secondary Education, of Ciego de Avila, Cuba; Doctor of Law (1954) University of Havana; M.A. (1979) Boston University.

John Pemberton III, Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus. B.A. (1948) Princeton University; B.D. (1952), Ph.D. (1958) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 1967) Amherst College.

Dale E. Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian, Emeritus.  B.A. (1963) Harvard University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Emeritus.  A.B. (1953) Amherst College; M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1960) Harvard University.

David B. Reck, Professor of Music and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B. Mus. (1956) University of Houston; M.Mus. (1959) University of Texas; Ph.D. (1983) Wesleyan University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Robert H. Romer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  A.B. (1952) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1955) Princeton University.

Andrea B. Rushing, Professor of Black Studies and English, Emerita.  B.A. (1962) Queens College, City University of New York; M.A. (1970) Simmons College; Ph.D. (1983) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprhfung (1968) Heidelberg Universitat; M.A. (1970) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (1977) Five Colleges.

Viktoria A. Schweitzer, Senior Lecturer in Russian, Emerita.  M.A. (1955) Moscow State University.

Marc S. Silver, Massachusetts Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Harvard  University; Ph.D. (1959) California Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Charles A. Sorenson, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience), Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1971) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

M. Lewis Spratlan, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Music, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962), M.Mus. (1965) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Norton Starr, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1964) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Jane A. Taubman, Professor of Russian, Emerita. B.A. (1964) Radcliffe College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962) Harvard College; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.   

William E. Thurston, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.S. (1957), M.S. (1962) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ronald S. Tiersky, Joseph B. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of Illinois; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1972) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Robert C. Townsend, Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1959) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1962) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Joel M. Upton, Professor of Art and the History of Art, Emeritus.  A.B. (1963) Rutgers University; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Bryn Mawr College; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Helen von Schmidt, Senior Lecturer in English, Emerita.  A.B. (1978) Amherst College.

Donald O. White, Professor of German, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953), M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Arthur G. Zajonc, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  B.S.E. (1971), M.S. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

William F. Zimmerman, Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1966) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

 

            FACULTY

Rowland O. Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies. B.A. (1965) Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; M.A. (1969) University of Toronto; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Frederick Luis Aldama, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1992) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1999) Stanford University  

Olla N. Al-Shalchi, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; M.A. (2006) American University in Cairo.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainable Architecture. Arquitecto (1998) Universidad del Valle, Columbia; M.S. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2012) University of California at Berkeley.

Elizabeth J. Aries, Clarence Francis 1910 Professor in Social Sciences (Psychology).  B.A. (1969) University of Michigan; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1973) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

Alfred Babo, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. (2003) University of Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Tatyana Babyonyshev, Senior Lecturer in Russian. M.A. (1983) Moscow State University.

John-Paul Baird, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.Sc. (1992) University of Toronto; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Brian Baisa, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2008) University of Michigan; M.A. (2010), M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2013) Yale University.

Michèle A. Barale, Thalheimer Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Writing Center. B.A. (1968), M.A. (1975) Loyola University; Ph.D. (1983) University of Colorado; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Daniel P. Barbezat, Professor of Economics. B.A. (1982) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.S. (1984), Ph.D. (1988) University of Illinois at Champaign; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald D. Bashford, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance.  A.B. (1988) Amherst College; M.F.A.  (1992) University of Delaware.

Amrita Basu, Domenic J. Paino 1955 Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1975) Cornell University; M.A. (1977), M.Phil. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Mónica Bel López, Lecturer in Spanish. B.A. (2007) Universidad de Barcelona;   B.A. (2010) Universidad de Granada; M.A. (2012) Universidad de Barcelona.

Danielle L. Benedetto, Lecturer in Mathematics.  B.A. (1994) Colby College; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1999) Brown University.

Robert L. Benedetto, Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1993) Harvard University; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1998) Brown University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Peter Berek, Visiting Professor of English. A.B. (1961) Amherst College; M.A. (1963) Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies.  A.B. (1992) University of Georgia; M.A. (1995) Florida State University; Ph.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Anthony C. Bishop, Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1993) University of California at San Diego; Ph.D. (2000) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Anston L. Bosman, Associate Professor of English.  B.A. (1990) University of Cape Town, South Africa; B.A. (1992) University of Witwatersrand; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University.

Ellen Boucher†, Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2000) University of Michigan; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2008) Columbia University.

Ute T. Brandes†, Georges Lurcy Professor of German. B.A. (1972), M.A. (1974) University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. (1982) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Sara J. Brenneis†, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1998) Wesleyan University; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor of English and American Studies. B.A. (1993) Goddard College; M.A. (1998) Boston College; Ph.D. (2004) Cornell University.

Fumiko U. Brown, Five College Senior Lecturer in Japanese.  B.A. (1989) International Christian University, Tokyo; M.A. (2005) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley Burns, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2007) Williams College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) Duke University.

Kristin Bumiller†, George Daniel Olds Professor in Economic and Social Institutions (Political Science).  B.A. (1979), M.A. (1979) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1984) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Sandra L. Burkett, Associate Professor of Chemistry.  A.B. (1990) Princeton University; Ph.D. (1995) California Institute of Technology.

Gregory S. Call*, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1980) Dartmouth College; A.M. (1981), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Jay L. Caplan†, Professor of French.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1969), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Marissa L. Carrere, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (2006) Roger Williams University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2014) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley R. Carter, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S., B.S.E. (2002) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.S., Ph.D. (2008) University of Colorado at Boulder.

John T. Cheney, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology. B.A. (1970), M.A. (1972) University of Montana; Ph.D. (1975) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Mallorie Chernin, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Choral Music Program.  B.Mus. (1976) University of Wisconsin; M.Mus. (1978) Westminster Choir College.

Michael Ching, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2000), M.A. (2004) University of Cambridge, Trinity College; Ph.D. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jun Hee Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, Korea; M.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) Columbia University.

Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury*, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1998) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Alicia Jean Christoff, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2005) New York University; Ph.D. (2011) Princeton University.

Catherine A. Ciepiela, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of Russian. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1992) Yale University.

Katherine H. Clemans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2002) Duke University; M.S. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Ethan D. Clotfelter‡, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience.  B.A. (1991) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S. (1994), Ph.D. (1998) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of Black Studies and English. B.A. (1974) University of the West Indies; Ph.D. (1982) University of Saint Andrews; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Brianne Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2004) Pomona College; M.A. (2005) Courtauld Institute of Art; Ph.D. (2012) University of Pittsburgh.

Idan Cohen, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2015) Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Jonathan A. Collins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.Sc. (2005) Allegheny College; Ph.D. (2010) Brock University, Canada.

Constance S. Congdon†, Playwright-in-Residence. B.A. (1969) University of Colorado; M.F.A. (1982) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science.  B.S. (1986) Georgetown University; Ph.D. (1996) Harvard University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Nicola M. Courtright, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Art. B.A. (1976) Oberlin College; M.A. (1978) Yale University; Ph.D. (1990) The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College. 

Francis G. Couvares, E. Dwight Salmon Professor of History and American Studies. B.A. (1969) University of Pittsburgh; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1980) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

David A. Cox, William J. Walker Professor of Mathematics. B.A. (1970) Rice University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Peter D. Crowley‡, Professor of Geology. B.Sc. (1979) McGill University; Ph.D. (1985) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Douglas Culhane, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1979) Colgate University; M.A. (1982) University of Iowa.

Harris B. Daniels, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2006) Trinity College; M.S. (2009), Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

Rosalina de la Carrera, Professor of French.  B.A. (1973) Carleton College; M.A. (1977) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1985) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Solsiree del Moral, Associate Professor of American Studies and Black Studies.  B.A. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.A. (1997) Columbia University; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2006) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David P. Delaney, Senior Lecturer in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1987) San Francisco State University; M.S. (1989), Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Amy P. Demorest, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1979) Williams College; Ph.D. (1987) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Evgeny Dengub, Five College Lecturer in Russian.  B.A. (2002) Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2012) Bryn Mawr College.

Jerry P. Dennerline, Olin Professor in Asian Studies (History and Asian Languages and Civilizations).  B.A. (1964) Wabash College; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Bruce P. Diehl, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Jazz Performance.  B.Mus. (1990) Eastman School of Music; M.M. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Andrew C. Dole†, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University. 

Christopher T. Dole, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1992) Baylor University; M.A. (1996), Ph.D. (2002) Case Western Reserve University.  

 Robert Doran, Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew (Religion). S.T.Lect. (1967) Blackfriars Seminary; S.T.Lic. (1970) Universita di S. Tommaso; L.S.S. (1971) Pontifical Biblical Institute; Th.D. (1977) Harvard Divinity School; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Top of Form

Suzanne P. Dougan, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance) and Director of Theatrical Productions. A.B. (1973) Vassar College; M.F.A. (1979) Yale School of Drama; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Lawrence R. Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (1982) Brown University; M.A. (1986) Columbia University; J.D. (1989) Yale Law School.

John E. Drabinski, Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1991) Seattle University; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1996) University of Memphis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Thomas L. Dumm, William H. Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1976), M.A. (1978) Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. (1984) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1997) Amherst College.

Jeffers L. Engelhardt*, Associate Professor of Music.  B.M. (1998) Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of Chicago.

Catherine Epstein, Professor of History. A.B. (1985) Brown University; M.Sc. (1987) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (1998) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Wendy Taylor Ewald, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1974) Antioch College.

Lorne Falk, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism.  B.Sc. (1970) University of Winnipeg; M.A. (1988) Concordia University, Montreal.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson‡, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Amanda Folsom*, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2001) University of Chicago; M.S. (2002), Ph.D. (2006) University of California at Los Angeles.

Vanessa L. Fong‡, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  A.B. (1996) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University.

Judith E. Frank‡, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1981) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.A. (1986), M.F.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Jonathan R. Friedman, Professor of Physics.  B.A. (1987) Vassar College; Ph.D. (1996) City College of New York; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Amity Gaige, Visiting Writer, Department of English.  B.A. (1995) Brown University; M.F.A. (1999) The Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1981) University of New Hampshire; M.F.A. (1983) Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Bryn Geffert, Lecturer in History.  B.A. (1990) St. Olaf College; M.S. (1992) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota.

Jyl Gentzler, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Writing Center.  A.B. (1985) Bryn Mawr College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1991) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

Alexander George, Rachel and Michael Deutch Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (1979) Columbia College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Deborah B. Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1969) Queens College; Ph.D. (1977) City University of New York; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Heidi L. Gilpin, Associate Professor of German.  A.B. (1984) Amherst College; A.M. (1987), Ph.D. (1993) Harvard University.

William M. Girard, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (1999) Hampshire College; M.A. (2004) University of Chicago; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2013) University of California at Santa Cruz.

Sergey Glebov, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

James R. Glenn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (1992) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1998) University of Maryland.

David I. Gloman, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1983) Indiana University; M.F.A. (1986) Yale University.

Miriam R. Goheen‡, Professor of Anthropology and Black Studies.  B.A. (1976) Oregon State University; A.M. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Adi Gordon, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Judaic Studies.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Caroline E. Goutte‡, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1985) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at San Francisco; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Ethan R. Graf, Assistant Professor of Biology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1999) Kalamazoo College; Ph.D. (2005) Washington University.

Carmen C. Granda, Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2005), M.A. (2008) Middlebury College; A.M. (2012), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University;

Frederick T. Griffiths, Class of 1880 Professor in Greek (Classics) and Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1969) Yale College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Christopher Grobe, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

Josh Guilford, Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2004) Michigan State University; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University.

Gertraud Gutzmann, Visiting Professor of German.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1969) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1979) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Amy Cox Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1995) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2003) University of Florida; M.S. (2005) University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Daniel J. Hall, Writer-in-Residence, Department of English.

David Sumner Hall, Paula R. and David J. Avenius 1941 Professor of Physics and Astronomy.  A.B. (1991) Amherst College; A.M. (1994), Ph.D. (1997) Harvard University.

David Hanneke, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S. (2001) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (2003), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

David E. Hansen, Professor of Chemistry.  Sc.B. (1979) Brown University; Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Tekla A. Harms, Massachusetts Professor in Chemistry and Natural History (Geology) and Director of the Beneski Museum of Natural History. A.B. (1977) Bryn Mawr College; M.Sc. (1982) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Ph.D. (1986) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 1999) Amherst College.

Allen J. Hart, Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1982) Amherst College; A.M. (1989), Ph.D. (1991) Harvard University.

Rafeeq Hasan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

Mohamed El-Sawi Hassan, Five College Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Director of the Five College Arabic Language Program.  B.A. (1993) Mansoura University, Egypt; M.A. (2001) Tanta University, Egypt; Ph.D. (2008) Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Amelie Hastie, Professor of English in Film and Media Studies. B.A. (1988) Brown University; M.A. (1994), Ph.D. (1999) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Robert T. Hayashi, Associate Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1985) Denison University; M.F.A. (1989) Cornell University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2002) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Maria Heim, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Aneeka A. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2001) Southern Illinois University; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2012) University of Illinois at Chicago.

Leah D. Hewitt*, Professor of French.  B.A. (1972) Kent State University; M.A. (1974), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007) University of Sussex; M.Phil. (2011) University of Virginia.

Mary Ellen Hicks, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History. B.A. (2006) University of Iowa; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2015) University of Virginia.

Baba Hillman, Five College Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies (English). B.A. (1972) Duke University; M.F.A. (2001) University of California  at San Diego.

Jerome L. Himmelstein, Winthrop H. Smith 1916 and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Sociology. B.A. (1970) Columbia College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Hannah A. Holleman*, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), B.S. (2005) Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. (2012) University of Oregon.

Deborah S. Holoien, Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2008) Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. (2013) Princeton University.

Adam Honig, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University. 

Michael E. Hood, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University.

Nicholas Jon Horton, Professor of Statistics. A.B. (1987) Harvard University; Sc.D. (1999) Harvard School of Public Health; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Yu-ting Huang, Mellon-Keiter Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2007) National Taiwan University; Ph.D. (2015) University of California at Los Angeles.

Larry R. Hunter†, Stone Professor of Natural Sciences (Physics).  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1981) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nasser Hussain, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1988) Yale University; M.S. (1990), Ph.D. (1995) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Catherine Victoria Infante, Assistant Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (2003) Bethel University; M.S. (2006) New York University in Madrid; Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Jun Ishii, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1995) Rice University; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University.

Tariq Jaffer*, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1995) University of Toronto; M.A. (1998) McGill University; Ph.D. (2005) Yale University.

Kannan Jagannathan‡, Bruce B. Benson ’43 and Lucy Wilson Benson Professor of Physics.  B.Sc. (1973) Loyola College; M.Sc. (1975) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Jean Jaminet, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor in Architectural Studies.  B.S. (1998) Ohio State University; M.Arch (2004) Princeton University.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A. (1992) Mills College; Ph.D. (2000) University of California at San Francisco.

Jeeyon Jeong, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.E. (2000) Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; M.S. (2002) Pohang University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea; Ph.D. (2008) Dartmouth College.

Christopher Mason Johnson, Visiting Lecturer in English in Film and Media Studies.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College.

Sarah Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (2006) Bryn Mawr College, M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2015) University of Chicago.

David Stewart Jones, Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1998) Carleton College; Ph.D. (2009) Harvard University.

Jamie Juul, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2009) Niagara University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Rochester.

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music. B. Mus. (1969) University of Southern California; M.M.A. (1973) Yale School of Music; M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Scott F. Kaplan, Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1999) University of Texas at Austin.

Constance Kassor, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (2005) Smith College; Ph.D. (2014) Emory University.

Laure G. Katsaros, Associate Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat(2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University.

Ikumi Kayama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1991) Aoyama Gakuin University; M.Ed. (2000) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Carol W. Keller, Professor of Art. B.A. (1974) Manchester College; M.F.A. (1980) Boston University School for the Arts; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College. 

Eunice J. Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.A. (2004) University of Pennsylvania; M.S. (2006) Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. (2013) Iowa State University.

Justin F. Kimball†, Professor of Art. B.F.A. (1985) Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A. (1990) Yale University School of Art; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College. 

Christopher G. Kingston, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1994) Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Elizabeth A. Klarich, Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1995) University of Chicago; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at Santa Barbara.

Frank J.Korom, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (1984) University of Colorado; M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1992) University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph N. Kushick‡, Professor of Chemistry. A.B. (1969) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1975) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Tanya L. Leise, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (1993) Stanford University; M.S. (1995), Ph.D. (1998) Texas A&M University.

Ronald A. Lembo, Professor of Sociology.  B.A. (1974) University of Massachusetts at Boston; M.A. (1980) University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D. (1989) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

Helen O. Leung, George H. Corey 1888 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1982), B.A. (1983) California State University at Northridge; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College. 

Rachel A. Levin, Lecturer in Biology and the Environmental Studies Program. B.A. (1994) Carleton College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Arizona.

Adam R. Levine, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2000) University of East Anglia, UK; M.F.A. (2010) California Institute of the Arts.

Weijia Li, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1982) Hebei Teachers’ University, Shijiazhuang, China; B.A. (1985) China Broadcast and Television University, Beijing; M.A. (1987) Beijing University of Science and Technology;  M.A. (1996) City University of New York; Ed.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Shu-Min Liao†, Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.S. (2001) National Chengchi University, Taiwan; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2009) Pennsylvania State University.

Benson Lieber, Senior Lecturer in Intensive Writing. B.A. (1972) Columbia College; M.A. (1974), M.Phil. (1978) Columbia University

William A. Loinaz, Professor of Physics.  B.S.E. (1989) Princeton University; M.S. (1991), Ph.D. (1995) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Thom Long*, Five College Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Rick A. López, Professor of History.  A.B. (1993) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2001) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Pavel Machala‡, Charles E. Merrill 1908 Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1970) St. Olaf College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Mark D. Marshall, Class of 1959 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1979) University of Rochester; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Biddy Martin, Professor of German and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1973) College of William and Mary; M.A. (1974) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1985) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College; L.H.D (2012) The College of William and Mary; LL.D. (hon. 2014) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katie M. Martin, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2004) Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

Anna Melick Martini, Professor of Geology.  B.A. (1986) Colgate University; M.S. (1992) Syracuse University; Ph.D. (1997) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Paul Matteson*, Five College Assistant Professor of Dance.  B.A. (2000) Middlebury College; M.F.A. (2007) Bennington College.

Eleonora Mattiacci, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2004) University of Bologna; Ph.D. (2014) Ohio State University.

Michelle Maydanchik, Robert E. Keiter ’57 Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Art.  I.B. (2001) United Nations International School;  B.A. (2005) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Trent E. Maxey, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilization and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2005) Cornell University.

Megan Kathleen McCarty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Catherine C. McGeoch*, Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society (Computer Science).  B.S. (1981) Butler University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Lyle A. McGeoch, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (Computer Science).  B.S.E. (1981) Princeton University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1987) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Julia D. McQuade*, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2004) Bates College; Ph.D. (2012) University of Vermont.

Molly Mead, Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Martin Medina-Elizalde, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1997) Universidad de Baja California Sur, Mexico; M.S. (2000) Center of Research of Advanced Studies, Yucatan; Ph.D. (2007) University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edward D. Melillo, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1997) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Linda Ross Meyer, Visiting Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (1984) University of Kansas; J.D. (1987) Boalt Hall School of Law; Ph.D. (1991) University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.

Nick Meyer, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (2005) Mssachusetts College of Art; M.F.A. (2008) California College of the Arts.

Jill Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona.

Kozue Miyama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1982) University of Tsukuba, Japan; M.A. (1988) International Christian University, Japan. 

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University.

Michelle D. Morgan, Professor of Physical Education and Senior Women’s Administrator.  B.A. (1974) Colorado Women’s College; M.S. (1976) Smith College; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Klára Móricz, Professor of Music. Diploma (1986), Diploma (1992) Franz Liszt Academy of Music; M.A. (1995), Ph.D. (1999) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Samuel C. Morse*, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1978) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Hilary J. Moss, Associate Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University. 

Suleiman A. Mourad, Five CollegeVisiting Professor of Religion.  B.S. (1990), B.A. (1991) American University of Beirut; M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Yale University.

Max Perry Mueller, Robert E. Keiter '57 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A. (2003) Carleton College; M.T.S. (2008) Harvard  Divinity School; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Eunmi Mun, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2004) Seoul National University, Ph.D. (2011) Harvard University.

Yusra Naqvi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2008) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2014) Rutgers University.

Ingrid Nelson, Assistant Professor of English.  B.S. (1997) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2005) University of Colorado; Ph.D. (2010) Harvard University.

Susan R. Niditch, Samuel Green Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1972) Radcliffe College; Ph.D. (1977) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Jennifer Nugent, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. A.A. (1990) Miami-Dade Community College; B.F.A. (1998) New World School of the Arts, Miami.  

Jonathan Obert, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1999) Wheaton College; M.A. (2003), Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Franklin S. Odo, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor in American Studies.  B.A. (1961) Princeton University; M.A. (1963) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University.

Patricia B. O’Hara, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1976) Adelphi University; Ph.D. (1981) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Olabode Omojola, Five College Associate Professor of Black Studies and Music.  B.A. (1980) University of Nigeria; M.A. (1983) University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Ph.D. (1988) University of Leicester, England.

Carolyn Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2008) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2013) University of Virginia.

Marisa Parham, Professor of English. B.A. (1996) Washington University; M.A. (1997), M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Constantine Pleshakov, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  Degree (1981) University of Singapore; M.A. (1982) Moscow State University; Ph.D. (1986) Academy of Sciences of the USSR; Doctor of Science (1994) Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Dominic L. Poccia†, Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology.  B.S. (1967) Union College; A.M. (1968), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Andrew Poe*, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2001) St. John’s College; M.A. (2002) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (2010) University of California at San Diego.

Jennifer Polins, Visiting Lecturer in Dance. M.F.A. (2012) Hollins/ADF.

Khary Oronde Polk, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2000) Oberlin College; Ph.D. (2011) New York University.

Alexandra Elizabeth Purdy*, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.S. (2000) College of William and Mary; Ph.D. (2007) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

Stanislav Rabinovich*, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., B.S. (2006) University of Chicago;  Ph.D. (2012) University of Pennsylvania.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager Professor and Professor of Russian.  A.B. (1967) City University of New York (Brooklyn College); A.M. (1969), Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

John E. Rager III, Professor of Computer Science.  S.B. (1977) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M. (1978) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1987) Northwestern University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Pooja Rangan, Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) Brown University.

Lisa A. Raskin†, John William Ward Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience).  B.A. (1975) Skidmore College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1979) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2002) Haverford College; M.Sc. (2005) London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David I. Ratner‡, Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Biology.  B.S., M.S. (1968) Yale University; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Collin Raymond, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2003) Arizona State University; M.Sc. (2005) The London School of Economics; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Sean Redding, Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of History.  B.A. (1978) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Jessica Reyes, Professor of Economics.  A.B. (1994) Amherst College; Diploma (1995) Churchill College, University of Cambridge; A.M. (1999), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor in Art and the History of Art and in Asian Languages and Civilizations. B.A. (1998) University of North Carolina; M.A. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (2011) University of Pennsylvania. 

Monica M. Ringer‡, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1988) Oberlin College; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College..

Jason Robinson, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Stephanie L. Robinson, Visiting Lecturer in Music.  B.M. (1998) University of Southern California; M.M. (2000) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Paul V. Rockwell, Henry C. Folger 1879 Professor of French.  B.A. (1980), M.A. (1982), Ph.D. (1988) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Christian Rogowski, G. Armour Craig Professor in Language and Literature (German).  B.A. (1980) Mannheim University; M.A. (1981) London University; Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald C. Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies.  B.A. (1964) Tulane University; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Sahar Sadjadi, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. M.D. (2004)Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Ph.D. (2012) Columbia University.

Geoffrey Sanborn, Professor of English. B.A. (1987) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.  

Benigno R. Sánchez-Eppler, Lecturer in English. B.A. (1979) Williams College; B.A. (1981), M.Phil. (1983) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1988) Jones Hopkins University.

Karen Sánchez-Eppler, L. Stanton Williams 1941 Professor of American Studies and English.  B.A. (1981) Williams College; B.A. (1983) Cambridge University; M.A. (1986), Ph.D. (1990) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson†, James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College. 

Austin D. Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science.  B.A. (1969) Providence College; M.A. (1970), Ph.D. (1973) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College; J.D. (1988) Yale Law School, LL.D. (2008) Providence College.

Eric W. Sawyer, Professor of Music.  A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1988) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1994) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Martha Saxton, Professor of History and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1967) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1989) Columbia University.

Leah Schmalzbauer, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology. B.A. (1992) University of New Hampshire; Diploma (1994) La Universidad de Barcelona; M.Sc. (1996) The London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D. (2004) Boston College.

Peter B. Schmitz, Visiting Resident Artist in Theater and Dance. M.F.A. (1986) Smith College.

David E. Schneider, Professor of Music. A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1990), Ph.D. (1997) University of California at Berkeley.

Anna Schrade, Lecturer in German.  M.A. (1997) Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; Ph.D. (2006) University of Bremen.

Matthew D. Schulkind, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1990) Haverford College; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Dwaipayan Sen*, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  B.A. (2004) Oberlin College; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

John W. Servos‡, Anson D. Morse Professor of History.  A.B. (1972) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1979) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nishiten Shah, Professor of Philosophy.  B.S. (1991) University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Krupa Shandilya, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (2002) University of Mumbai (St. Xavier College); B.A. (2004) University of Rochester; M.A. (2006), Ph.D. (2009) Cornell University.

Tong Shen, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  M.A. (1988) Long Island University; Ph.D. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Raphael Sigal, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2006), M.A. (2007) Paris 3; M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) New York University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1998) Princeton University; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

Prakarsh Singh, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.Sc. (2006),  M.Res. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) London School of Economics;

Dale S. Sinos, Visiting Professor of Classics.  B.A. (1968) Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University.

Rebecca H. Sinos, Professor of Classics.  A.B. (1976) The College of William and Mary; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1980) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Adam Sitze*, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1996) Drake University; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

David R. Sofield‡, Samuel Williston Professor of English. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

Gabriel Sosa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Natasha Staller*, Professor of the History of Art.  B.A. (1973) Wellesley College; Ph.D. (1983) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2006) Amherst College.

Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish).  B.A. (1984) Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; M.A. (1987) The Jewish Theological Seminary; M.A. (1988), M.Phil. (1989), Ph.D. (1990) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Michelle O. Stewart, Pick Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2002) University of Notre Dame; M.A. (2008) University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lucia de las Mercedes Suárez*, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1991) Hunter College, City University of New York; Ph.D. (1999) Duke University.

Mark Lane Swanson, Director of Instrumental Music and Senior Lecturer in Music.  A.B. (1982) Stanford University; J.D. (1985) University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; M.Mus. (1997) Indiana University at Bloomington.

Kevin M. Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History. B.A. (1972) Williams College; M.A. (1973), M.Phil. (1975), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Robert T. Sweeney, William R. Mead Professor of Art.  B.F.A. (1970), M.F.A. (1972) Boston University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

Rachel Tapley, Visiting Lecturer in French.  B.A. (2007) Centre College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at  Madison.

Wako Tawa, Willem Schupf Professor in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1971) State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A. (1975) International Christian University; Ph.D. (1986) Pennsylvania State University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Ethan J. Temeles, Thomas B. Walton, Jr. Professor of Biology.  A.B. (1978) Cornell University; M.Sc. (1980) Louisiana State University; Ph.D. (1987) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

Xiaoping Teng, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  B.A. (1982), M.A. (1984) Tianjin University; M.A. (1994) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Caroline B. Theoharides, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2006) Colby College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Michigan.

Ted Thompson, Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing.  B.F.A. (2003) New York University; M.F.A. (2009) University of Iowa.

Josef G. Trapani†, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1999), M.S. (2004), Ph.D. (2005) University of Connecticut.

April D. Trask, Visiting Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Davis; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) University of California at Irvine.

Carol Troyen, Visiting Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1971) Yale College; Ph.D. (1979) Yale University.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan.

Raina Forbes Uhden, Senior Lecturer in French.  B.A. (1996) Virginia Polytechnic and State University; M.A. (1997) Reid Hall, Columbia University in Paris; Ph.D. (2005) Columbia University.

Martha M. Umphrey, Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government (Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought). B.A. (1986), J.D. (1991), Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2007) Amherst College.

Crystal L. Valentine, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (2004) Amherst College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) Brown University.

Timothy Van Compernolle†, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese). B.A. (1992), M.A. (1995) University of Kansas; M.A. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Michigan.

Christopher S. van den Berg, Assistant Professor of Classics. B.A. (1996) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Daniel J. Velleman‡, Julian H. Gibbs ’46 Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (1976) Dartmouth College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Margaret Birney Vickery, Visiting Lecturerin the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1985) Oberlin College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1993) Stanford University.

Kiara Maria Vigil*, Assistant Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1997) Tufts University; M.A. (1998) Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A.L.S. (2006) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2011) University of Michigan.

Jonathan M. Vogel†, George Lyman Crosby 1896 Professor in Philosophy. B.A. (1976), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Amy S. Wagaman*, Associate Professor of Statistics. B.A. (2003) Kenyon College; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Vanessa Walker, Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2000) Whitman College; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2011) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Xiaofei (Susan) Wang, Lecturer in Statistics.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2014) Yale University.

Jon Western, Five College Professor of International Relations (Political Science). B.A. (1984) Macalester College; M.P.P. (1988) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1999) Columbia University.

Frank H. Westhoff‡, Professor of Economics. S.B. (1969) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Ph. (1971), M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Patrick Williamson, Edward H. Harkness Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1970) Beloit College; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

David W. Wills, John E. Kirkpatrick 1951 Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1962) Yale University; B.D. (1966) Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Geoffrey R. Woglom, Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1968) Yale College; M.Ph. (1970), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Boris Wolfson*, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1997) University of Chicago; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2004) University of California at Berkeley.

Wendy Woodson, Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1969), M.A. (1976) George Washington University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Amelia Worsley, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2006) Selwyn College, University of Cambridge; M.A. (2007) Brown University; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2014) Princeton University.

Eric Wubbels, Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.  A.B. (2001) Amherst College; M.A. (2005), D.M.A. (2010) Columbia University.

Nicholas Xenos, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1972) New York University; M.A. (1974) University of Michigan; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Princeton University.

Beth V. Yarbrough*, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Robert M. Yarbrough, Adjunct Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas at Dallas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington.

Elizabeth R. Young*, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (2002) Haverford College; Ph.D. (2009) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom Young, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1973) Goddard College; M.F.A. (1977) Rhode Island School of Design.

Sharif M. Youssef, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Andreas T. Zanker, Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2004) University of Canterbury, New Zealand; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) Princeton University.

Yongheng Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.Eng. (2007) Central South University, Changsha, China; M.Sc. (2009), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

*On leave 2015-16. 

†On leave fall semester 2015-16.  

‡On leave spring semester 2015-16.

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            EMERITI

 Tom Gerety, President and Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A. (1969), M.Phil. (1974), J.D. (1976), Ph.D. (1976) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon.1996) Doshisha University; LL.D. (hon. 1995) Williams College, (hon. 2001) Wesleyan University, (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

 Anthony W. Marx, President and Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1981) Yale College; M.P.A. (1986), M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Princeton University; L.H.D. (hon. 2004) Williams College; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College; L.H.D. (2006) Doshisha University ; L.H.D. (2012) Amherst College.

 Peter R. Pouncey, President and Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes Professor in Greek (Classics), Emeritus.  B.A. (1964), M.A. (1967) Oxford University; Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon. 1987) Doshisha University, (hon. 1990) Trinity College; LL.D. (hon. 1985) Williams College, (hon. 1989) Wesleyan University, (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

 

Hadley P. Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

David L. Armacost, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965) Pomona College; M.S. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Lawrence Alan Babb, Willem Schupf Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. B.A. (1963) University of Michigan; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Ralph E. Beals, Clarence Francis Professor of Economics, Emeritus. B.S. (1958) University of Kentucky; M.A. (1959) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Edward S. Belt, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor in Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Williams College; M.A. (1957) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Robert J. Bezucha, George Daniel Olds Professor of Economics and Social Institutions (History), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) Lawrence University; M.A. (1963), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Michael Birtwistle, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance), Emeritus.  B.A. (1960) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (1962), Ph.D. (1967) Tulane University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Willis E. Bridegam, Jr., Librarian of the College, Emeritus. B. Mus. (1957) Eastman School of Music; M.S. (1964) Syracuse University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

John A. Cameron, Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952), M.A. (1957), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; Diploma (1955) University of Edinburgh; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Mavis C. Campbell, Professor of History, Emerita. B.S. (1958), M.S. (1960), Ph.D. (1971) University of London; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Howell D. Chickering, Jr., G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature, Emeritus.  B.A. (1959) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (1965) Indiana University; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Carol C. Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, Emerita. A.B. (1969), M.A. (1971) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1981) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Richard J. Cody, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952) University of London (University College, Southampton); M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1968) Amherst College.

Margery C. Coombs, Adjunct Professor of Geology, Emerita.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1973) Columbia University.

Peter Czap, Jr., Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus. B.A. (1953) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (1959) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1973) Amherst College.

James Q. Denton, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. B.S. (1951) California Institute of Technology; M.S. (1958), Ph.D. (1962) University of Oregon; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Jan E. Dizard, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor in American Culture (Sociology), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Minnesota at Duluth; M.A. (1964), Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Richard D. Fink, George H. Corey Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1962) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College; L.H.D. (1988) Doshisha University.

Stephen A. George, The Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Biology and Neuroscience), Emeritus. B.S. (1964) University of British Columbia; Ph.D. (1970) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Richard A. Goldsby, Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) University of Kansas; Ph.D. (1961) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Peter J. Gooding, Parmly Billings Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education, Emeritus.  D.L.C. (1964) Loughborough College; M.S. (1967) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Joel E. Gordon, Stone Professor of Natural Science (Physics), Emeritus. A.B. (1952) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1958) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

George S. Greenstein, Sidney Dillon Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus. B.S. (1962) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1968) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953) University of Florida; M.A. (1956) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Hugh D. Hawkins, Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1950) DePauw University; Ph.D. (1954) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Kurt Maximilian Hertzfeld, Treasurer, Emeritus. B.A. (1941), M.B.A. (1942) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

William M. Hexter, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1949), M.A. (1951), Ph.D. (1953) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1966) Amherst College.

Robert C. Hilborn, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics, Emeritus. B.A. (1966) Lehigh University; M.A. (1967), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Thomas R. Kearns, William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Emeritus.  A.B. (1959) University of Illinois; LL.B. (1962), M.A. (1964) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1968) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Heinz Kohler, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1956) Free University of Berlin; M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Allen Kropf, Julian H. Gibbs Professor in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (Chemistry), Emeritus. B.S. (1951) Queens College; Ph.D. (1954) University of Utah; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Hua R. Lan, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1965) Shanghai Normal University; M.Ed. (1987), Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

N. Gordon Levin, Jr., Dwight Morrow Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1956) Yale University; Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1975) Amherst College.

Peter Lobdell, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Theater and Dance, Emeritus. A.B. (1968) Amherst College.

James E. Maraniss, Professor of Spanish, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966), M.A. (1967) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

J. Tracy Mehr, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.A. (1950) Holy Cross College; M.B.A. (1967) Boston College; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ray A. Moore, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus. B.A. (1958), M.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Aida Y. Nawar, Senior Lecturer in French, Emerita.  B.A. (1969) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. (1972) Smith College; Ph.D. (1984) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Walter E. Nicholson, Ward H. Patton Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1964) Williams College; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Barry F. O’Connell, James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) Harvard College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Hilda Otaño-Benítez, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Emerita. B.A. (1949), B.S. (1949) Institute of Secondary Education, of Ciego de Avila, Cuba; Doctor of Law (1954) University of Havana; M.A. (1979) Boston University.

John Pemberton III, Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus. B.A. (1948) Princeton University; B.D. (1952), Ph.D. (1958) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 1967) Amherst College.

Dale E. Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian, Emeritus.  B.A. (1963) Harvard University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Emeritus.  A.B. (1953) Amherst College; M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1960) Harvard University.

David B. Reck, Professor of Music and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B. Mus. (1956) University of Houston; M.Mus. (1959) University of Texas; Ph.D. (1983) Wesleyan University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Robert H. Romer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  A.B. (1952) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1955) Princeton University.

Andrea B. Rushing, Professor of Black Studies and English, Emerita.  B.A. (1962) Queens College, City University of New York; M.A. (1970) Simmons College; Ph.D. (1983) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprhfung (1968) Heidelberg Universitat; M.A. (1970) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (1977) Five Colleges.

Viktoria A. Schweitzer, Senior Lecturer in Russian, Emerita.  M.A. (1955) Moscow State University.

Marc S. Silver, Massachusetts Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Harvard  University; Ph.D. (1959) California Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Charles A. Sorenson, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience), Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1971) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

M. Lewis Spratlan, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Music, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962), M.Mus. (1965) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Norton Starr, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1964) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Jane A. Taubman, Professor of Russian, Emerita. B.A. (1964) Radcliffe College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962) Harvard College; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.   

William E. Thurston, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.S. (1957), M.S. (1962) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ronald S. Tiersky, Joseph B. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of Illinois; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1972) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Robert C. Townsend, Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1959) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1962) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Joel M. Upton, Professor of Art and the History of Art, Emeritus.  A.B. (1963) Rutgers University; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Bryn Mawr College; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Helen von Schmidt, Senior Lecturer in English, Emerita.  A.B. (1978) Amherst College.

Donald O. White, Professor of German, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953), M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Arthur G. Zajonc, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  B.S.E. (1971), M.S. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

William F. Zimmerman, Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1966) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

 

            FACULTY

Rowland O. Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies. B.A. (1965) Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; M.A. (1969) University of Toronto; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Frederick Luis Aldama, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1992) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1999) Stanford University  

Olla N. Al-Shalchi, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; M.A. (2006) American University in Cairo.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainable Architecture. Arquitecto (1998) Universidad del Valle, Columbia; M.S. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2012) University of California at Berkeley.

Elizabeth J. Aries, Clarence Francis 1910 Professor in Social Sciences (Psychology).  B.A. (1969) University of Michigan; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1973) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

Alfred Babo, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. (2003) University of Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Tatyana Babyonyshev, Senior Lecturer in Russian. M.A. (1983) Moscow State University.

John-Paul Baird, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.Sc. (1992) University of Toronto; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Brian Baisa, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2008) University of Michigan; M.A. (2010), M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2013) Yale University.

Michèle A. Barale, Thalheimer Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Writing Center. B.A. (1968), M.A. (1975) Loyola University; Ph.D. (1983) University of Colorado; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Daniel P. Barbezat, Professor of Economics. B.A. (1982) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.S. (1984), Ph.D. (1988) University of Illinois at Champaign; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald D. Bashford, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance.  A.B. (1988) Amherst College; M.F.A.  (1992) University of Delaware.

Amrita Basu, Domenic J. Paino 1955 Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1975) Cornell University; M.A. (1977), M.Phil. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Mónica Bel López, Lecturer in Spanish. B.A. (2007) Universidad de Barcelona;   B.A. (2010) Universidad de Granada; M.A. (2012) Universidad de Barcelona.

Danielle L. Benedetto, Lecturer in Mathematics.  B.A. (1994) Colby College; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1999) Brown University.

Robert L. Benedetto, Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1993) Harvard University; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1998) Brown University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Peter Berek, Visiting Professor of English. A.B. (1961) Amherst College; M.A. (1963) Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies.  A.B. (1992) University of Georgia; M.A. (1995) Florida State University; Ph.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Anthony C. Bishop, Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1993) University of California at San Diego; Ph.D. (2000) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Anston L. Bosman, Associate Professor of English.  B.A. (1990) University of Cape Town, South Africa; B.A. (1992) University of Witwatersrand; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University.

Ellen Boucher†, Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2000) University of Michigan; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2008) Columbia University.

Ute T. Brandes†, Georges Lurcy Professor of German. B.A. (1972), M.A. (1974) University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. (1982) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Sara J. Brenneis†, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1998) Wesleyan University; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor of English and American Studies. B.A. (1993) Goddard College; M.A. (1998) Boston College; Ph.D. (2004) Cornell University.

Fumiko U. Brown, Five College Senior Lecturer in Japanese.  B.A. (1989) International Christian University, Tokyo; M.A. (2005) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley Burns, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2007) Williams College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) Duke University.

Kristin Bumiller†, George Daniel Olds Professor in Economic and Social Institutions (Political Science).  B.A. (1979), M.A. (1979) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1984) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Sandra L. Burkett, Associate Professor of Chemistry.  A.B. (1990) Princeton University; Ph.D. (1995) California Institute of Technology.

Gregory S. Call*, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1980) Dartmouth College; A.M. (1981), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Jay L. Caplan†, Professor of French.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1969), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Marissa L. Carrere, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (2006) Roger Williams University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2014) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley R. Carter, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S., B.S.E. (2002) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.S., Ph.D. (2008) University of Colorado at Boulder.

John T. Cheney, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology. B.A. (1970), M.A. (1972) University of Montana; Ph.D. (1975) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Mallorie Chernin, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Choral Music Program.  B.Mus. (1976) University of Wisconsin; M.Mus. (1978) Westminster Choir College.

Michael Ching, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2000), M.A. (2004) University of Cambridge, Trinity College; Ph.D. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jun Hee Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, Korea; M.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) Columbia University.

Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury*, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1998) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Alicia Jean Christoff, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2005) New York University; Ph.D. (2011) Princeton University.

Catherine A. Ciepiela, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of Russian. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1992) Yale University.

Katherine H. Clemans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2002) Duke University; M.S. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Ethan D. Clotfelter‡, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience.  B.A. (1991) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S. (1994), Ph.D. (1998) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of Black Studies and English. B.A. (1974) University of the West Indies; Ph.D. (1982) University of Saint Andrews; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Brianne Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2004) Pomona College; M.A. (2005) Courtauld Institute of Art; Ph.D. (2012) University of Pittsburgh.

Idan Cohen, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2015) Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Jonathan A. Collins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.Sc. (2005) Allegheny College; Ph.D. (2010) Brock University, Canada.

Constance S. Congdon†, Playwright-in-Residence. B.A. (1969) University of Colorado; M.F.A. (1982) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science.  B.S. (1986) Georgetown University; Ph.D. (1996) Harvard University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Nicola M. Courtright, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Art. B.A. (1976) Oberlin College; M.A. (1978) Yale University; Ph.D. (1990) The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College. 

Francis G. Couvares, E. Dwight Salmon Professor of History and American Studies. B.A. (1969) University of Pittsburgh; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1980) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

David A. Cox, William J. Walker Professor of Mathematics. B.A. (1970) Rice University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Peter D. Crowley‡, Professor of Geology. B.Sc. (1979) McGill University; Ph.D. (1985) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Douglas Culhane, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1979) Colgate University; M.A. (1982) University of Iowa.

Harris B. Daniels, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2006) Trinity College; M.S. (2009), Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

Rosalina de la Carrera, Professor of French.  B.A. (1973) Carleton College; M.A. (1977) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1985) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Solsiree del Moral, Associate Professor of American Studies and Black Studies.  B.A. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.A. (1997) Columbia University; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2006) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David P. Delaney, Senior Lecturer in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1987) San Francisco State University; M.S. (1989), Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Amy P. Demorest, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1979) Williams College; Ph.D. (1987) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Evgeny Dengub, Five College Lecturer in Russian.  B.A. (2002) Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2012) Bryn Mawr College.

Jerry P. Dennerline, Olin Professor in Asian Studies (History and Asian Languages and Civilizations).  B.A. (1964) Wabash College; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Bruce P. Diehl, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Jazz Performance.  B.Mus. (1990) Eastman School of Music; M.M. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Andrew C. Dole†, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University. 

Christopher T. Dole, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1992) Baylor University; M.A. (1996), Ph.D. (2002) Case Western Reserve University.  

 Robert Doran, Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew (Religion). S.T.Lect. (1967) Blackfriars Seminary; S.T.Lic. (1970) Universita di S. Tommaso; L.S.S. (1971) Pontifical Biblical Institute; Th.D. (1977) Harvard Divinity School; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

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Suzanne P. Dougan, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance) and Director of Theatrical Productions. A.B. (1973) Vassar College; M.F.A. (1979) Yale School of Drama; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Lawrence R. Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (1982) Brown University; M.A. (1986) Columbia University; J.D. (1989) Yale Law School.

John E. Drabinski, Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1991) Seattle University; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1996) University of Memphis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Thomas L. Dumm, William H. Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1976), M.A. (1978) Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. (1984) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1997) Amherst College.

Jeffers L. Engelhardt*, Associate Professor of Music.  B.M. (1998) Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of Chicago.

Catherine Epstein, Professor of History. A.B. (1985) Brown University; M.Sc. (1987) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (1998) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Wendy Taylor Ewald, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1974) Antioch College.

Lorne Falk, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism.  B.Sc. (1970) University of Winnipeg; M.A. (1988) Concordia University, Montreal.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson‡, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Amanda Folsom*, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2001) University of Chicago; M.S. (2002), Ph.D. (2006) University of California at Los Angeles.

Vanessa L. Fong‡, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  A.B. (1996) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University.

Judith E. Frank‡, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1981) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.A. (1986), M.F.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Jonathan R. Friedman, Professor of Physics.  B.A. (1987) Vassar College; Ph.D. (1996) City College of New York; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Amity Gaige, Visiting Writer, Department of English.  B.A. (1995) Brown University; M.F.A. (1999) The Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1981) University of New Hampshire; M.F.A. (1983) Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Bryn Geffert, Lecturer in History.  B.A. (1990) St. Olaf College; M.S. (1992) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota.

Jyl Gentzler, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Writing Center.  A.B. (1985) Bryn Mawr College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1991) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

Alexander George, Rachel and Michael Deutch Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (1979) Columbia College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Deborah B. Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1969) Queens College; Ph.D. (1977) City University of New York; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Heidi L. Gilpin, Associate Professor of German.  A.B. (1984) Amherst College; A.M. (1987), Ph.D. (1993) Harvard University.

William M. Girard, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (1999) Hampshire College; M.A. (2004) University of Chicago; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2013) University of California at Santa Cruz.

Sergey Glebov, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

James R. Glenn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (1992) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1998) University of Maryland.

David I. Gloman, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1983) Indiana University; M.F.A. (1986) Yale University.

Miriam R. Goheen‡, Professor of Anthropology and Black Studies.  B.A. (1976) Oregon State University; A.M. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Adi Gordon, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Judaic Studies.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Caroline E. Goutte‡, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1985) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at San Francisco; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Ethan R. Graf, Assistant Professor of Biology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1999) Kalamazoo College; Ph.D. (2005) Washington University.

Carmen C. Granda, Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2005), M.A. (2008) Middlebury College; A.M. (2012), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University;

Frederick T. Griffiths, Class of 1880 Professor in Greek (Classics) and Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1969) Yale College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Christopher Grobe, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

Josh Guilford, Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2004) Michigan State University; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University.

Gertraud Gutzmann, Visiting Professor of German.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1969) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1979) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Amy Cox Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1995) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2003) University of Florida; M.S. (2005) University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Daniel J. Hall, Writer-in-Residence, Department of English.

David Sumner Hall, Paula R. and David J. Avenius 1941 Professor of Physics and Astronomy.  A.B. (1991) Amherst College; A.M. (1994), Ph.D. (1997) Harvard University.

David Hanneke, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S. (2001) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (2003), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

David E. Hansen, Professor of Chemistry.  Sc.B. (1979) Brown University; Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Tekla A. Harms, Massachusetts Professor in Chemistry and Natural History (Geology) and Director of the Beneski Museum of Natural History. A.B. (1977) Bryn Mawr College; M.Sc. (1982) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Ph.D. (1986) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 1999) Amherst College.

Allen J. Hart, Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1982) Amherst College; A.M. (1989), Ph.D. (1991) Harvard University.

Rafeeq Hasan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

Mohamed El-Sawi Hassan, Five College Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Director of the Five College Arabic Language Program.  B.A. (1993) Mansoura University, Egypt; M.A. (2001) Tanta University, Egypt; Ph.D. (2008) Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Amelie Hastie, Professor of English in Film and Media Studies. B.A. (1988) Brown University; M.A. (1994), Ph.D. (1999) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Robert T. Hayashi, Associate Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1985) Denison University; M.F.A. (1989) Cornell University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2002) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Maria Heim, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Aneeka A. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2001) Southern Illinois University; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2012) University of Illinois at Chicago.

Leah D. Hewitt*, Professor of French.  B.A. (1972) Kent State University; M.A. (1974), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007) University of Sussex; M.Phil. (2011) University of Virginia.

Mary Ellen Hicks, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History. B.A. (2006) University of Iowa; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2015) University of Virginia.

Baba Hillman, Five College Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies (English). B.A. (1972) Duke University; M.F.A. (2001) University of California  at San Diego.

Jerome L. Himmelstein, Winthrop H. Smith 1916 and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Sociology. B.A. (1970) Columbia College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Hannah A. Holleman*, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), B.S. (2005) Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. (2012) University of Oregon.

Deborah S. Holoien, Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2008) Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. (2013) Princeton University.

Adam Honig, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University. 

Michael E. Hood, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University.

Nicholas Jon Horton, Professor of Statistics. A.B. (1987) Harvard University; Sc.D. (1999) Harvard School of Public Health; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Yu-ting Huang, Mellon-Keiter Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2007) National Taiwan University; Ph.D. (2015) University of California at Los Angeles.

Larry R. Hunter†, Stone Professor of Natural Sciences (Physics).  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1981) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nasser Hussain, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1988) Yale University; M.S. (1990), Ph.D. (1995) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Catherine Victoria Infante, Assistant Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (2003) Bethel University; M.S. (2006) New York University in Madrid; Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Jun Ishii, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1995) Rice University; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University.

Tariq Jaffer*, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1995) University of Toronto; M.A. (1998) McGill University; Ph.D. (2005) Yale University.

Kannan Jagannathan‡, Bruce B. Benson ’43 and Lucy Wilson Benson Professor of Physics.  B.Sc. (1973) Loyola College; M.Sc. (1975) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Jean Jaminet, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor in Architectural Studies.  B.S. (1998) Ohio State University; M.Arch (2004) Princeton University.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A. (1992) Mills College; Ph.D. (2000) University of California at San Francisco.

Jeeyon Jeong, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.E. (2000) Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; M.S. (2002) Pohang University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea; Ph.D. (2008) Dartmouth College.

Christopher Mason Johnson, Visiting Lecturer in English in Film and Media Studies.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College.

Sarah Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (2006) Bryn Mawr College, M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2015) University of Chicago.

David Stewart Jones, Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1998) Carleton College; Ph.D. (2009) Harvard University.

Jamie Juul, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2009) Niagara University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Rochester.

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music. B. Mus. (1969) University of Southern California; M.M.A. (1973) Yale School of Music; M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Scott F. Kaplan, Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1999) University of Texas at Austin.

Constance Kassor, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (2005) Smith College; Ph.D. (2014) Emory University.

Laure G. Katsaros, Associate Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat(2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University.

Ikumi Kayama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1991) Aoyama Gakuin University; M.Ed. (2000) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Carol W. Keller, Professor of Art. B.A. (1974) Manchester College; M.F.A. (1980) Boston University School for the Arts; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College. 

Eunice J. Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.A. (2004) University of Pennsylvania; M.S. (2006) Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. (2013) Iowa State University.

Justin F. Kimball†, Professor of Art. B.F.A. (1985) Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A. (1990) Yale University School of Art; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College. 

Christopher G. Kingston, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1994) Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Elizabeth A. Klarich, Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1995) University of Chicago; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at Santa Barbara.

Frank J.Korom, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (1984) University of Colorado; M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1992) University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph N. Kushick‡, Professor of Chemistry. A.B. (1969) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1975) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Tanya L. Leise, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (1993) Stanford University; M.S. (1995), Ph.D. (1998) Texas A&M University.

Ronald A. Lembo, Professor of Sociology.  B.A. (1974) University of Massachusetts at Boston; M.A. (1980) University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D. (1989) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

Helen O. Leung, George H. Corey 1888 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1982), B.A. (1983) California State University at Northridge; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College. 

Rachel A. Levin, Lecturer in Biology and the Environmental Studies Program. B.A. (1994) Carleton College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Arizona.

Adam R. Levine, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2000) University of East Anglia, UK; M.F.A. (2010) California Institute of the Arts.

Weijia Li, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1982) Hebei Teachers’ University, Shijiazhuang, China; B.A. (1985) China Broadcast and Television University, Beijing; M.A. (1987) Beijing University of Science and Technology;  M.A. (1996) City University of New York; Ed.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Shu-Min Liao†, Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.S. (2001) National Chengchi University, Taiwan; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2009) Pennsylvania State University.

Benson Lieber, Senior Lecturer in Intensive Writing. B.A. (1972) Columbia College; M.A. (1974), M.Phil. (1978) Columbia University

William A. Loinaz, Professor of Physics.  B.S.E. (1989) Princeton University; M.S. (1991), Ph.D. (1995) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Thom Long*, Five College Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Rick A. López, Professor of History.  A.B. (1993) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2001) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Pavel Machala‡, Charles E. Merrill 1908 Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1970) St. Olaf College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Mark D. Marshall, Class of 1959 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1979) University of Rochester; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Biddy Martin, Professor of German and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1973) College of William and Mary; M.A. (1974) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1985) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College; L.H.D (2012) The College of William and Mary; LL.D. (hon. 2014) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katie M. Martin, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2004) Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

Anna Melick Martini, Professor of Geology.  B.A. (1986) Colgate University; M.S. (1992) Syracuse University; Ph.D. (1997) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Paul Matteson*, Five College Assistant Professor of Dance.  B.A. (2000) Middlebury College; M.F.A. (2007) Bennington College.

Eleonora Mattiacci, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2004) University of Bologna; Ph.D. (2014) Ohio State University.

Michelle Maydanchik, Robert E. Keiter ’57 Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Art.  I.B. (2001) United Nations International School;  B.A. (2005) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Trent E. Maxey, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilization and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2005) Cornell University.

Megan Kathleen McCarty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Catherine C. McGeoch*, Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society (Computer Science).  B.S. (1981) Butler University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Lyle A. McGeoch, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (Computer Science).  B.S.E. (1981) Princeton University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1987) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Julia D. McQuade*, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2004) Bates College; Ph.D. (2012) University of Vermont.

Molly Mead, Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Martin Medina-Elizalde, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1997) Universidad de Baja California Sur, Mexico; M.S. (2000) Center of Research of Advanced Studies, Yucatan; Ph.D. (2007) University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edward D. Melillo, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1997) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Linda Ross Meyer, Visiting Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (1984) University of Kansas; J.D. (1987) Boalt Hall School of Law; Ph.D. (1991) University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.

Nick Meyer, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (2005) Mssachusetts College of Art; M.F.A. (2008) California College of the Arts.

Jill Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona.

Kozue Miyama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1982) University of Tsukuba, Japan; M.A. (1988) International Christian University, Japan. 

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University.

Michelle D. Morgan, Professor of Physical Education and Senior Women’s Administrator.  B.A. (1974) Colorado Women’s College; M.S. (1976) Smith College; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Klára Móricz, Professor of Music. Diploma (1986), Diploma (1992) Franz Liszt Academy of Music; M.A. (1995), Ph.D. (1999) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Samuel C. Morse*, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1978) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Hilary J. Moss, Associate Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University. 

Suleiman A. Mourad, Five CollegeVisiting Professor of Religion.  B.S. (1990), B.A. (1991) American University of Beirut; M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Yale University.

Max Perry Mueller, Robert E. Keiter '57 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A. (2003) Carleton College; M.T.S. (2008) Harvard  Divinity School; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Eunmi Mun, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2004) Seoul National University, Ph.D. (2011) Harvard University.

Yusra Naqvi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2008) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2014) Rutgers University.

Ingrid Nelson, Assistant Professor of English.  B.S. (1997) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2005) University of Colorado; Ph.D. (2010) Harvard University.

Susan R. Niditch, Samuel Green Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1972) Radcliffe College; Ph.D. (1977) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Jennifer Nugent, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. A.A. (1990) Miami-Dade Community College; B.F.A. (1998) New World School of the Arts, Miami.  

Jonathan Obert, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1999) Wheaton College; M.A. (2003), Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Franklin S. Odo, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor in American Studies.  B.A. (1961) Princeton University; M.A. (1963) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University.

Patricia B. O’Hara, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1976) Adelphi University; Ph.D. (1981) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Olabode Omojola, Five College Associate Professor of Black Studies and Music.  B.A. (1980) University of Nigeria; M.A. (1983) University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Ph.D. (1988) University of Leicester, England.

Carolyn Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2008) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2013) University of Virginia.

Marisa Parham, Professor of English. B.A. (1996) Washington University; M.A. (1997), M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Constantine Pleshakov, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  Degree (1981) University of Singapore; M.A. (1982) Moscow State University; Ph.D. (1986) Academy of Sciences of the USSR; Doctor of Science (1994) Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Dominic L. Poccia†, Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology.  B.S. (1967) Union College; A.M. (1968), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Andrew Poe*, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2001) St. John’s College; M.A. (2002) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (2010) University of California at San Diego.

Jennifer Polins, Visiting Lecturer in Dance. M.F.A. (2012) Hollins/ADF.

Khary Oronde Polk, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2000) Oberlin College; Ph.D. (2011) New York University.

Alexandra Elizabeth Purdy*, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.S. (2000) College of William and Mary; Ph.D. (2007) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

Stanislav Rabinovich*, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., B.S. (2006) University of Chicago;  Ph.D. (2012) University of Pennsylvania.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager Professor and Professor of Russian.  A.B. (1967) City University of New York (Brooklyn College); A.M. (1969), Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

John E. Rager III, Professor of Computer Science.  S.B. (1977) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M. (1978) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1987) Northwestern University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Pooja Rangan, Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) Brown University.

Lisa A. Raskin†, John William Ward Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience).  B.A. (1975) Skidmore College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1979) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2002) Haverford College; M.Sc. (2005) London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David I. Ratner‡, Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Biology.  B.S., M.S. (1968) Yale University; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Collin Raymond, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2003) Arizona State University; M.Sc. (2005) The London School of Economics; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Sean Redding, Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of History.  B.A. (1978) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Jessica Reyes, Professor of Economics.  A.B. (1994) Amherst College; Diploma (1995) Churchill College, University of Cambridge; A.M. (1999), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor in Art and the History of Art and in Asian Languages and Civilizations. B.A. (1998) University of North Carolina; M.A. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (2011) University of Pennsylvania. 

Monica M. Ringer‡, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1988) Oberlin College; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College..

Jason Robinson, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Stephanie L. Robinson, Visiting Lecturer in Music.  B.M. (1998) University of Southern California; M.M. (2000) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Paul V. Rockwell, Henry C. Folger 1879 Professor of French.  B.A. (1980), M.A. (1982), Ph.D. (1988) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Christian Rogowski, G. Armour Craig Professor in Language and Literature (German).  B.A. (1980) Mannheim University; M.A. (1981) London University; Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald C. Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies.  B.A. (1964) Tulane University; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Sahar Sadjadi, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. M.D. (2004)Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Ph.D. (2012) Columbia University.

Geoffrey Sanborn, Professor of English. B.A. (1987) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.  

Benigno R. Sánchez-Eppler, Lecturer in English. B.A. (1979) Williams College; B.A. (1981), M.Phil. (1983) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1988) Jones Hopkins University.

Karen Sánchez-Eppler, L. Stanton Williams 1941 Professor of American Studies and English.  B.A. (1981) Williams College; B.A. (1983) Cambridge University; M.A. (1986), Ph.D. (1990) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson†, James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College. 

Austin D. Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science.  B.A. (1969) Providence College; M.A. (1970), Ph.D. (1973) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College; J.D. (1988) Yale Law School, LL.D. (2008) Providence College.

Eric W. Sawyer, Professor of Music.  A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1988) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1994) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Martha Saxton, Professor of History and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1967) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1989) Columbia University.

Leah Schmalzbauer, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology. B.A. (1992) University of New Hampshire; Diploma (1994) La Universidad de Barcelona; M.Sc. (1996) The London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D. (2004) Boston College.

Peter B. Schmitz, Visiting Resident Artist in Theater and Dance. M.F.A. (1986) Smith College.

David E. Schneider, Professor of Music. A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1990), Ph.D. (1997) University of California at Berkeley.

Anna Schrade, Lecturer in German.  M.A. (1997) Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; Ph.D. (2006) University of Bremen.

Matthew D. Schulkind, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1990) Haverford College; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Dwaipayan Sen*, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  B.A. (2004) Oberlin College; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

John W. Servos‡, Anson D. Morse Professor of History.  A.B. (1972) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1979) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nishiten Shah, Professor of Philosophy.  B.S. (1991) University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Krupa Shandilya, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (2002) University of Mumbai (St. Xavier College); B.A. (2004) University of Rochester; M.A. (2006), Ph.D. (2009) Cornell University.

Tong Shen, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  M.A. (1988) Long Island University; Ph.D. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Raphael Sigal, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2006), M.A. (2007) Paris 3; M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) New York University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1998) Princeton University; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

Prakarsh Singh, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.Sc. (2006),  M.Res. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) London School of Economics;

Dale S. Sinos, Visiting Professor of Classics.  B.A. (1968) Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University.

Rebecca H. Sinos, Professor of Classics.  A.B. (1976) The College of William and Mary; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1980) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Adam Sitze*, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1996) Drake University; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

David R. Sofield‡, Samuel Williston Professor of English. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

Gabriel Sosa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Natasha Staller*, Professor of the History of Art.  B.A. (1973) Wellesley College; Ph.D. (1983) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2006) Amherst College.

Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish).  B.A. (1984) Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; M.A. (1987) The Jewish Theological Seminary; M.A. (1988), M.Phil. (1989), Ph.D. (1990) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Michelle O. Stewart, Pick Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2002) University of Notre Dame; M.A. (2008) University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lucia de las Mercedes Suárez*, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1991) Hunter College, City University of New York; Ph.D. (1999) Duke University.

Mark Lane Swanson, Director of Instrumental Music and Senior Lecturer in Music.  A.B. (1982) Stanford University; J.D. (1985) University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; M.Mus. (1997) Indiana University at Bloomington.

Kevin M. Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History. B.A. (1972) Williams College; M.A. (1973), M.Phil. (1975), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Robert T. Sweeney, William R. Mead Professor of Art.  B.F.A. (1970), M.F.A. (1972) Boston University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

Rachel Tapley, Visiting Lecturer in French.  B.A. (2007) Centre College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at  Madison.

Wako Tawa, Willem Schupf Professor in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1971) State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A. (1975) International Christian University; Ph.D. (1986) Pennsylvania State University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Ethan J. Temeles, Thomas B. Walton, Jr. Professor of Biology.  A.B. (1978) Cornell University; M.Sc. (1980) Louisiana State University; Ph.D. (1987) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

Xiaoping Teng, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  B.A. (1982), M.A. (1984) Tianjin University; M.A. (1994) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Caroline B. Theoharides, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2006) Colby College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Michigan.

Ted Thompson, Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing.  B.F.A. (2003) New York University; M.F.A. (2009) University of Iowa.

Josef G. Trapani†, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1999), M.S. (2004), Ph.D. (2005) University of Connecticut.

April D. Trask, Visiting Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Davis; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) University of California at Irvine.

Carol Troyen, Visiting Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1971) Yale College; Ph.D. (1979) Yale University.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan.

Raina Forbes Uhden, Senior Lecturer in French.  B.A. (1996) Virginia Polytechnic and State University; M.A. (1997) Reid Hall, Columbia University in Paris; Ph.D. (2005) Columbia University.

Martha M. Umphrey, Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government (Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought). B.A. (1986), J.D. (1991), Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2007) Amherst College.

Crystal L. Valentine, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (2004) Amherst College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) Brown University.

Timothy Van Compernolle†, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese). B.A. (1992), M.A. (1995) University of Kansas; M.A. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Michigan.

Christopher S. van den Berg, Assistant Professor of Classics. B.A. (1996) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Daniel J. Velleman‡, Julian H. Gibbs ’46 Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (1976) Dartmouth College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Margaret Birney Vickery, Visiting Lecturerin the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1985) Oberlin College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1993) Stanford University.

Kiara Maria Vigil*, Assistant Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1997) Tufts University; M.A. (1998) Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A.L.S. (2006) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2011) University of Michigan.

Jonathan M. Vogel†, George Lyman Crosby 1896 Professor in Philosophy. B.A. (1976), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Amy S. Wagaman*, Associate Professor of Statistics. B.A. (2003) Kenyon College; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Vanessa Walker, Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2000) Whitman College; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2011) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Xiaofei (Susan) Wang, Lecturer in Statistics.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2014) Yale University.

Jon Western, Five College Professor of International Relations (Political Science). B.A. (1984) Macalester College; M.P.P. (1988) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1999) Columbia University.

Frank H. Westhoff‡, Professor of Economics. S.B. (1969) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Ph. (1971), M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Patrick Williamson, Edward H. Harkness Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1970) Beloit College; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

David W. Wills, John E. Kirkpatrick 1951 Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1962) Yale University; B.D. (1966) Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Geoffrey R. Woglom, Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1968) Yale College; M.Ph. (1970), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Boris Wolfson*, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1997) University of Chicago; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2004) University of California at Berkeley.

Wendy Woodson, Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1969), M.A. (1976) George Washington University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Amelia Worsley, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2006) Selwyn College, University of Cambridge; M.A. (2007) Brown University; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2014) Princeton University.

Eric Wubbels, Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.  A.B. (2001) Amherst College; M.A. (2005), D.M.A. (2010) Columbia University.

Nicholas Xenos, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1972) New York University; M.A. (1974) University of Michigan; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Princeton University.

Beth V. Yarbrough*, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Robert M. Yarbrough, Adjunct Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas at Dallas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington.

Elizabeth R. Young*, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (2002) Haverford College; Ph.D. (2009) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom Young, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1973) Goddard College; M.F.A. (1977) Rhode Island School of Design.

Sharif M. Youssef, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Andreas T. Zanker, Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2004) University of Canterbury, New Zealand; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) Princeton University.

Yongheng Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.Eng. (2007) Central South University, Changsha, China; M.Sc. (2009), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

*On leave 2015-16. 

†On leave fall semester 2015-16.  

‡On leave spring semester 2015-16.

Honors & Fellowships

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Faculty and Administrators

            EMERITI

 Tom Gerety, President and Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A. (1969), M.Phil. (1974), J.D. (1976), Ph.D. (1976) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon.1996) Doshisha University; LL.D. (hon. 1995) Williams College, (hon. 2001) Wesleyan University, (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

 Anthony W. Marx, President and Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1981) Yale College; M.P.A. (1986), M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Princeton University; L.H.D. (hon. 2004) Williams College; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College; L.H.D. (2006) Doshisha University ; L.H.D. (2012) Amherst College.

 Peter R. Pouncey, President and Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes Professor in Greek (Classics), Emeritus.  B.A. (1964), M.A. (1967) Oxford University; Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College; L.H.D. (hon. 1987) Doshisha University, (hon. 1990) Trinity College; LL.D. (hon. 1985) Williams College, (hon. 1989) Wesleyan University, (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

 

Hadley P. Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

David L. Armacost, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965) Pomona College; M.S. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Lawrence Alan Babb, Willem Schupf Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. B.A. (1963) University of Michigan; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Ralph E. Beals, Clarence Francis Professor of Economics, Emeritus. B.S. (1958) University of Kentucky; M.A. (1959) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Edward S. Belt, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor in Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Williams College; M.A. (1957) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Robert J. Bezucha, George Daniel Olds Professor of Economics and Social Institutions (History), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) Lawrence University; M.A. (1963), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Michael Birtwistle, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance), Emeritus.  B.A. (1960) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (1962), Ph.D. (1967) Tulane University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Willis E. Bridegam, Jr., Librarian of the College, Emeritus. B. Mus. (1957) Eastman School of Music; M.S. (1964) Syracuse University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

John A. Cameron, Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952), M.A. (1957), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; Diploma (1955) University of Edinburgh; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Mavis C. Campbell, Professor of History, Emerita. B.S. (1958), M.S. (1960), Ph.D. (1971) University of London; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Howell D. Chickering, Jr., G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature, Emeritus.  B.A. (1959) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (1965) Indiana University; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Carol C. Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, Emerita. A.B. (1969), M.A. (1971) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1981) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Richard J. Cody, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1952) University of London (University College, Southampton); M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1968) Amherst College.

Margery C. Coombs, Adjunct Professor of Geology, Emerita.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1973) Columbia University.

Peter Czap, Jr., Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus. B.A. (1953) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (1959) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1973) Amherst College.

James Q. Denton, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. B.S. (1951) California Institute of Technology; M.S. (1958), Ph.D. (1962) University of Oregon; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Jan E. Dizard, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor in American Culture (Sociology), Emeritus. B.A. (1962) University of Minnesota at Duluth; M.A. (1964), Ph.D. (1967) University of Chicago; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Richard D. Fink, George H. Corey Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1962) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College; L.H.D. (1988) Doshisha University.

Stephen A. George, The Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Biology and Neuroscience), Emeritus. B.S. (1964) University of British Columbia; Ph.D. (1970) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Richard A. Goldsby, Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) University of Kansas; Ph.D. (1961) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Peter J. Gooding, Parmly Billings Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education, Emeritus.  D.L.C. (1964) Loughborough College; M.S. (1967) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Joel E. Gordon, Stone Professor of Natural Science (Physics), Emeritus. A.B. (1952) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1958) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

George S. Greenstein, Sidney Dillon Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus. B.S. (1962) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1968) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953) University of Florida; M.A. (1956) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1961) University of Minnesota; A.M. (hon. 1971) Amherst College.

Hugh D. Hawkins, Anson D. Morse Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1950) DePauw University; Ph.D. (1954) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Kurt Maximilian Hertzfeld, Treasurer, Emeritus. B.A. (1941), M.B.A. (1942) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

William M. Hexter, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1949), M.A. (1951), Ph.D. (1953) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1966) Amherst College.

Robert C. Hilborn, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics, Emeritus. B.A. (1966) Lehigh University; M.A. (1967), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Thomas R. Kearns, William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Emeritus.  A.B. (1959) University of Illinois; LL.B. (1962), M.A. (1964) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1968) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

Heinz Kohler, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1956) Free University of Berlin; M.A. (1958), Ph.D. (1961) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Allen Kropf, Julian H. Gibbs Professor in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (Chemistry), Emeritus. B.S. (1951) Queens College; Ph.D. (1954) University of Utah; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Hua R. Lan, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1965) Shanghai Normal University; M.Ed. (1987), Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

N. Gordon Levin, Jr., Dwight Morrow Professor of History and American Studies, Emeritus. B.A. (1956) Yale University; Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1975) Amherst College.

Peter Lobdell, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Theater and Dance, Emeritus. A.B. (1968) Amherst College.

James E. Maraniss, Professor of Spanish, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966), M.A. (1967) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

J. Tracy Mehr, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.A. (1950) Holy Cross College; M.B.A. (1967) Boston College; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ray A. Moore, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus. B.A. (1958), M.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1976) Amherst College.

Aida Y. Nawar, Senior Lecturer in French, Emerita.  B.A. (1969) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.A. (1972) Smith College; Ph.D. (1984) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Walter E. Nicholson, Ward H. Patton Professor of Economics, Emeritus.  B.A. (1964) Williams College; Ph.D. (1970) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Barry F. O’Connell, James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) Harvard College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Hilda Otaño-Benítez, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Emerita. B.A. (1949), B.S. (1949) Institute of Secondary Education, of Ciego de Avila, Cuba; Doctor of Law (1954) University of Havana; M.A. (1979) Boston University.

John Pemberton III, Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus. B.A. (1948) Princeton University; B.D. (1952), Ph.D. (1958) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 1967) Amherst College.

Dale E. Peterson, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian, Emeritus.  B.A. (1963) Harvard University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1981) Amherst College.

William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Emeritus.  A.B. (1953) Amherst College; M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1960) Harvard University.

David B. Reck, Professor of Music and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Emeritus.  B. Mus. (1956) University of Houston; M.Mus. (1959) University of Texas; Ph.D. (1983) Wesleyan University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Robert H. Romer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  A.B. (1952) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1955) Princeton University.

Andrea B. Rushing, Professor of Black Studies and English, Emerita.  B.A. (1962) Queens College, City University of New York; M.A. (1970) Simmons College; Ph.D. (1983) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprhfung (1968) Heidelberg Universitat; M.A. (1970) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (1977) Five Colleges.

Viktoria A. Schweitzer, Senior Lecturer in Russian, Emerita.  M.A. (1955) Moscow State University.

Marc S. Silver, Massachusetts Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A. (1955) Harvard  University; Ph.D. (1959) California Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1969) Amherst College.

Charles A. Sorenson, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience), Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1971) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

M. Lewis Spratlan, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Music, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962), M.Mus. (1965) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

Norton Starr, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emeritus.  A.B. (1958) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1964) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.

Jane A. Taubman, Professor of Russian, Emerita. B.A. (1964) Radcliffe College; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1962) Harvard College; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1969) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1978) Amherst College.   

William E. Thurston, Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus.  B.S. (1957), M.S. (1962) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1979) Amherst College.

Ronald S. Tiersky, Joseph B. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.  B.A. (1966) University of Illinois; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1972) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Robert C. Townsend, Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1959) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1962) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1974) Amherst College.

Joel M. Upton, Professor of Art and the History of Art, Emeritus.  A.B. (1963) Rutgers University; M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1972) Bryn Mawr College; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Helen von Schmidt, Senior Lecturer in English, Emerita.  A.B. (1978) Amherst College.

Donald O. White, Professor of German, Emeritus.  B.A. (1953), M.A. (1956), Ph.D. (1963) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1970) Amherst College.

Arthur G. Zajonc, Professor of Physics, Emeritus.  B.S.E. (1971), M.S. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

William F. Zimmerman, Professor of Biology, Emeritus.  B.A. (1960), Ph.D. (1966) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1980) Amherst College.

 

            FACULTY

Rowland O. Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies. B.A. (1965) Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; M.A. (1969) University of Toronto; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Frederick Luis Aldama, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1992) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (1999) Stanford University  

Olla N. Al-Shalchi, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; M.A. (2006) American University in Cairo.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainable Architecture. Arquitecto (1998) Universidad del Valle, Columbia; M.S. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2012) University of California at Berkeley.

Elizabeth J. Aries, Clarence Francis 1910 Professor in Social Sciences (Psychology).  B.A. (1969) University of Michigan; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1973) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1989) Amherst College.

Alfred Babo, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. Ph.D. (2003) University of Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Tatyana Babyonyshev, Senior Lecturer in Russian. M.A. (1983) Moscow State University.

John-Paul Baird, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.Sc. (1992) University of Toronto; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Brian Baisa, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2008) University of Michigan; M.A. (2010), M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2013) Yale University.

Michèle A. Barale, Thalheimer Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies and Co-Director of the Writing Center. B.A. (1968), M.A. (1975) Loyola University; Ph.D. (1983) University of Colorado; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Daniel P. Barbezat, Professor of Economics. B.A. (1982) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.S. (1984), Ph.D. (1988) University of Illinois at Champaign; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald D. Bashford, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance.  A.B. (1988) Amherst College; M.F.A.  (1992) University of Delaware.

Amrita Basu, Domenic J. Paino 1955 Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1975) Cornell University; M.A. (1977), M.Phil. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Mónica Bel López, Lecturer in Spanish. B.A. (2007) Universidad de Barcelona;   B.A. (2010) Universidad de Granada; M.A. (2012) Universidad de Barcelona.

Danielle L. Benedetto, Lecturer in Mathematics.  B.A. (1994) Colby College; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1999) Brown University.

Robert L. Benedetto, Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1993) Harvard University; Sc.M. (1996), Ph.D. (1998) Brown University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Peter Berek, Visiting Professor of English. A.B. (1961) Amherst College; M.A. (1963) Ph.D. (1967) Harvard University.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies.  A.B. (1992) University of Georgia; M.A. (1995) Florida State University; Ph.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Anthony C. Bishop, Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1993) University of California at San Diego; Ph.D. (2000) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Anston L. Bosman, Associate Professor of English.  B.A. (1990) University of Cape Town, South Africa; B.A. (1992) University of Witwatersrand; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University.

Ellen Boucher†, Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2000) University of Michigan; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2008) Columbia University.

Ute T. Brandes†, Georges Lurcy Professor of German. B.A. (1972), M.A. (1974) University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. (1982) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Sara J. Brenneis†, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1998) Wesleyan University; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor of English and American Studies. B.A. (1993) Goddard College; M.A. (1998) Boston College; Ph.D. (2004) Cornell University.

Fumiko U. Brown, Five College Senior Lecturer in Japanese.  B.A. (1989) International Christian University, Tokyo; M.A. (2005) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley Burns, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2007) Williams College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) Duke University.

Kristin Bumiller†, George Daniel Olds Professor in Economic and Social Institutions (Political Science).  B.A. (1979), M.A. (1979) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (1984) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Sandra L. Burkett, Associate Professor of Chemistry.  A.B. (1990) Princeton University; Ph.D. (1995) California Institute of Technology.

Gregory S. Call*, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Mathematics.  A.B. (1980) Dartmouth College; A.M. (1981), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Jay L. Caplan†, Professor of French.  A.B. (1967) Oberlin College; M.A. (1969), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Marissa L. Carrere, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (2006) Roger Williams University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2014) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ashley R. Carter, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S., B.S.E. (2002) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.S., Ph.D. (2008) University of Colorado at Boulder.

John T. Cheney, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology. B.A. (1970), M.A. (1972) University of Montana; Ph.D. (1975) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Mallorie Chernin, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Choral Music Program.  B.Mus. (1976) University of Wisconsin; M.Mus. (1978) Westminster Choir College.

Michael Ching, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2000), M.A. (2004) University of Cambridge, Trinity College; Ph.D. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jun Hee Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, Korea; M.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) Columbia University.

Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury*, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1998) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A. (2002) University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Alicia Jean Christoff, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2005) New York University; Ph.D. (2011) Princeton University.

Catherine A. Ciepiela, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of Russian. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1992) Yale University.

Katherine H. Clemans, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2002) Duke University; M.S. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Ethan D. Clotfelter‡, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience.  B.A. (1991) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S. (1994), Ph.D. (1998) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of Black Studies and English. B.A. (1974) University of the West Indies; Ph.D. (1982) University of Saint Andrews; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Brianne Cohen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2004) Pomona College; M.A. (2005) Courtauld Institute of Art; Ph.D. (2012) University of Pittsburgh.

Idan Cohen, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2015) Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Jonathan A. Collins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.Sc. (2005) Allegheny College; Ph.D. (2010) Brock University, Canada.

Constance S. Congdon†, Playwright-in-Residence. B.A. (1969) University of Colorado; M.F.A. (1982) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science.  B.S. (1986) Georgetown University; Ph.D. (1996) Harvard University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Nicola M. Courtright, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Art. B.A. (1976) Oberlin College; M.A. (1978) Yale University; Ph.D. (1990) The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; A.M. (hon. 2004) Amherst College. 

Francis G. Couvares, E. Dwight Salmon Professor of History and American Studies. B.A. (1969) University of Pittsburgh; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1980) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

David A. Cox, William J. Walker Professor of Mathematics. B.A. (1970) Rice University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Peter D. Crowley‡, Professor of Geology. B.Sc. (1979) McGill University; Ph.D. (1985) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Douglas Culhane, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1979) Colgate University; M.A. (1982) University of Iowa.

Harris B. Daniels, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2006) Trinity College; M.S. (2009), Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

Rosalina de la Carrera, Professor of French.  B.A. (1973) Carleton College; M.A. (1977) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1985) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Solsiree del Moral, Associate Professor of American Studies and Black Studies.  B.A. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.A. (1997) Columbia University; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2006) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David P. Delaney, Senior Lecturer in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1987) San Francisco State University; M.S. (1989), Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Amy P. Demorest, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1979) Williams College; Ph.D. (1987) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Evgeny Dengub, Five College Lecturer in Russian.  B.A. (2002) Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2012) Bryn Mawr College.

Jerry P. Dennerline, Olin Professor in Asian Studies (History and Asian Languages and Civilizations).  B.A. (1964) Wabash College; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1973) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Bruce P. Diehl, Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Jazz Performance.  B.Mus. (1990) Eastman School of Music; M.M. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Andrew C. Dole†, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University. 

Christopher T. Dole, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1992) Baylor University; M.A. (1996), Ph.D. (2002) Case Western Reserve University.  

 Robert Doran, Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew (Religion). S.T.Lect. (1967) Blackfriars Seminary; S.T.Lic. (1970) Universita di S. Tommaso; L.S.S. (1971) Pontifical Biblical Institute; Th.D. (1977) Harvard Divinity School; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Top of Form

Suzanne P. Dougan, Stanley King ’03 Professor of Dramatic Arts (Theater and Dance) and Director of Theatrical Productions. A.B. (1973) Vassar College; M.F.A. (1979) Yale School of Drama; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Lawrence R. Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (1982) Brown University; M.A. (1986) Columbia University; J.D. (1989) Yale Law School.

John E. Drabinski, Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1991) Seattle University; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1996) University of Memphis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Thomas L. Dumm, William H. Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1976), M.A. (1978) Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. (1984) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 1997) Amherst College.

Jeffers L. Engelhardt*, Associate Professor of Music.  B.M. (1998) Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of Chicago.

Catherine Epstein, Professor of History. A.B. (1985) Brown University; M.Sc. (1987) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (1998) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Wendy Taylor Ewald, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1974) Antioch College.

Lorne Falk, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism.  B.Sc. (1970) University of Winnipeg; M.A. (1988) Concordia University, Montreal.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson‡, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Amanda Folsom*, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2001) University of Chicago; M.S. (2002), Ph.D. (2006) University of California at Los Angeles.

Vanessa L. Fong‡, Associate Professor of Anthropology.  A.B. (1996) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University.

Judith E. Frank‡, Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1981) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; M.A. (1986), M.F.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1990) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2002) Amherst College.

Jonathan R. Friedman, Professor of Physics.  B.A. (1987) Vassar College; Ph.D. (1996) City College of New York; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Amity Gaige, Visiting Writer, Department of English.  B.A. (1995) Brown University; M.F.A. (1999) The Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1981) University of New Hampshire; M.F.A. (1983) Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Bryn Geffert, Lecturer in History.  B.A. (1990) St. Olaf College; M.S. (1992) University of Illinois; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota.

Jyl Gentzler, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Writing Center.  A.B. (1985) Bryn Mawr College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1991) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College.

Alexander George, Rachel and Michael Deutch Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (1979) Columbia College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Deborah B. Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1969) Queens College; Ph.D. (1977) City University of New York; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Heidi L. Gilpin, Associate Professor of German.  A.B. (1984) Amherst College; A.M. (1987), Ph.D. (1993) Harvard University.

William M. Girard, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (1999) Hampshire College; M.A. (2004) University of Chicago; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2013) University of California at Santa Cruz.

Sergey Glebov, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

James R. Glenn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (1992) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1998) University of Maryland.

David I. Gloman, Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (1983) Indiana University; M.F.A. (1986) Yale University.

Miriam R. Goheen‡, Professor of Anthropology and Black Studies.  B.A. (1976) Oregon State University; A.M. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Adi Gordon, Five College Assistant Professor of History and Judaic Studies.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Caroline E. Goutte‡, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1985) Cornell University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at San Francisco; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Ethan R. Graf, Assistant Professor of Biology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1999) Kalamazoo College; Ph.D. (2005) Washington University.

Carmen C. Granda, Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2005), M.A. (2008) Middlebury College; A.M. (2012), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University;

Frederick T. Griffiths, Class of 1880 Professor in Greek (Classics) and Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (1969) Yale College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Christopher Grobe, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

Josh Guilford, Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2004) Michigan State University; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) Brown University.

Gertraud Gutzmann, Visiting Professor of German.  B.A. (1965), M.A. (1969) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1979) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Amy Cox Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A. (1995) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2003) University of Florida; M.S. (2005) University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Ph.D. (2010) University of Florida.

Daniel J. Hall, Writer-in-Residence, Department of English.

David Sumner Hall, Paula R. and David J. Avenius 1941 Professor of Physics and Astronomy.  A.B. (1991) Amherst College; A.M. (1994), Ph.D. (1997) Harvard University.

David Hanneke, Assistant Professor of Physics.  B.S. (2001) Case Western Reserve University; A.M. (2003), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

David E. Hansen, Professor of Chemistry.  Sc.B. (1979) Brown University; Ph.D. (1986) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Tekla A. Harms, Massachusetts Professor in Chemistry and Natural History (Geology) and Director of the Beneski Museum of Natural History. A.B. (1977) Bryn Mawr College; M.Sc. (1982) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Ph.D. (1986) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 1999) Amherst College.

Allen J. Hart, Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1982) Amherst College; A.M. (1989), Ph.D. (1991) Harvard University.

Rafeeq Hasan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

Mohamed El-Sawi Hassan, Five College Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Director of the Five College Arabic Language Program.  B.A. (1993) Mansoura University, Egypt; M.A. (2001) Tanta University, Egypt; Ph.D. (2008) Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Amelie Hastie, Professor of English in Film and Media Studies. B.A. (1988) Brown University; M.A. (1994), Ph.D. (1999) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Robert T. Hayashi, Associate Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1985) Denison University; M.F.A. (1989) Cornell University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2002) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Maria Heim, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Aneeka A. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2001) Southern Illinois University; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2012) University of Illinois at Chicago.

Leah D. Hewitt*, Professor of French.  B.A. (1972) Kent State University; M.A. (1974), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007) University of Sussex; M.Phil. (2011) University of Virginia.

Mary Ellen Hicks, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History. B.A. (2006) University of Iowa; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2015) University of Virginia.

Baba Hillman, Five College Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies (English). B.A. (1972) Duke University; M.F.A. (2001) University of California  at San Diego.

Jerome L. Himmelstein, Winthrop H. Smith 1916 and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Sociology. B.A. (1970) Columbia College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1979) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Hannah A. Holleman*, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), B.S. (2005) Oklahoma State University; Ph.D. (2012) University of Oregon.

Deborah S. Holoien, Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2008) Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. (2013) Princeton University.

Adam Honig, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University. 

Michael E. Hood, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University.

Nicholas Jon Horton, Professor of Statistics. A.B. (1987) Harvard University; Sc.D. (1999) Harvard School of Public Health; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Yu-ting Huang, Mellon-Keiter Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2004), M.A. (2007) National Taiwan University; Ph.D. (2015) University of California at Los Angeles.

Larry R. Hunter†, Stone Professor of Natural Sciences (Physics).  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1981) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nasser Hussain, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1988) Yale University; M.S. (1990), Ph.D. (1995) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Catherine Victoria Infante, Assistant Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (2003) Bethel University; M.S. (2006) New York University in Madrid; Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Jun Ishii, Associate Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1995) Rice University; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University.

Tariq Jaffer*, Associate Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1995) University of Toronto; M.A. (1998) McGill University; Ph.D. (2005) Yale University.

Kannan Jagannathan‡, Bruce B. Benson ’43 and Lucy Wilson Benson Professor of Physics.  B.Sc. (1973) Loyola College; M.Sc. (1975) Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Rochester; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Jean Jaminet, Five College Visiting Assistant Professor in Architectural Studies.  B.S. (1998) Ohio State University; M.Arch (2004) Princeton University.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A. (1992) Mills College; Ph.D. (2000) University of California at San Francisco.

Jeeyon Jeong, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.E. (2000) Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; M.S. (2002) Pohang University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea; Ph.D. (2008) Dartmouth College.

Christopher Mason Johnson, Visiting Lecturer in English in Film and Media Studies.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College.

Sarah Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  A.B. (2006) Bryn Mawr College, M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2015) University of Chicago.

David Stewart Jones, Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1998) Carleton College; Ph.D. (2009) Harvard University.

Jamie Juul, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2009) Niagara University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Rochester.

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music. B. Mus. (1969) University of Southern California; M.M.A. (1973) Yale School of Music; M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1996) Amherst College.

Scott F. Kaplan, Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (1995) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1999) University of Texas at Austin.

Constance Kassor, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (2005) Smith College; Ph.D. (2014) Emory University.

Laure G. Katsaros, Associate Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat(2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University.

Ikumi Kayama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1991) Aoyama Gakuin University; M.Ed. (2000) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Carol W. Keller, Professor of Art. B.A. (1974) Manchester College; M.F.A. (1980) Boston University School for the Arts; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College. 

Eunice J. Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.A. (2004) University of Pennsylvania; M.S. (2006) Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. (2013) Iowa State University.

Justin F. Kimball†, Professor of Art. B.F.A. (1985) Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A. (1990) Yale University School of Art; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College. 

Christopher G. Kingston, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1994) Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Ph.D. (2001) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Elizabeth A. Klarich, Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A. (1995) University of Chicago; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at Santa Barbara.

Frank J.Korom, Visiting Lecturer in Religion. B.A. (1984) University of Colorado; M.A. (1987), Ph.D. (1992) University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph N. Kushick‡, Professor of Chemistry. A.B. (1969) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1975) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1988) Amherst College.

Tanya L. Leise, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (1993) Stanford University; M.S. (1995), Ph.D. (1998) Texas A&M University.

Ronald A. Lembo, Professor of Sociology.  B.A. (1974) University of Massachusetts at Boston; M.A. (1980) University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D. (1989) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

Helen O. Leung, George H. Corey 1888 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1982), B.A. (1983) California State University at Northridge; M.A. (1985), Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2003) Amherst College. 

Rachel A. Levin, Lecturer in Biology and the Environmental Studies Program. B.A. (1994) Carleton College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Arizona.

Adam R. Levine, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (2000) University of East Anglia, UK; M.F.A. (2010) California Institute of the Arts.

Weijia Li, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1982) Hebei Teachers’ University, Shijiazhuang, China; B.A. (1985) China Broadcast and Television University, Beijing; M.A. (1987) Beijing University of Science and Technology;  M.A. (1996) City University of New York; Ed.D. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Shu-Min Liao†, Assistant Professor of Statistics.  B.S. (2001) National Chengchi University, Taiwan; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2009) Pennsylvania State University.

Benson Lieber, Senior Lecturer in Intensive Writing. B.A. (1972) Columbia College; M.A. (1974), M.Phil. (1978) Columbia University

William A. Loinaz, Professor of Physics.  B.S.E. (1989) Princeton University; M.S. (1991), Ph.D. (1995) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Thom Long*, Five College Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Rick A. López, Professor of History.  A.B. (1993) Amherst College; M.A. (1998), Ph.D. (2001) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Pavel Machala‡, Charles E. Merrill 1908 Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1970) St. Olaf College; M.A. (1972), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Mark D. Marshall, Class of 1959 Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (1979) University of Rochester; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Biddy Martin, Professor of German and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1973) College of William and Mary; M.A. (1974) Middlebury College; Ph.D. (1985) University of Wisconsin at Madison; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College; L.H.D (2012) The College of William and Mary; LL.D. (hon. 2014) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katie M. Martin, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (2004) Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

Anna Melick Martini, Professor of Geology.  B.A. (1986) Colgate University; M.S. (1992) Syracuse University; Ph.D. (1997) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Paul Matteson*, Five College Assistant Professor of Dance.  B.A. (2000) Middlebury College; M.F.A. (2007) Bennington College.

Eleonora Mattiacci, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2004) University of Bologna; Ph.D. (2014) Ohio State University.

Michelle Maydanchik, Robert E. Keiter ’57 Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Art.  I.B. (2001) United Nations International School;  B.A. (2005) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Trent E. Maxey, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilization and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; M.A. (2001), Ph.D. (2005) Cornell University.

Megan Kathleen McCarty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Catherine C. McGeoch*, Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society (Computer Science).  B.S. (1981) Butler University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Lyle A. McGeoch, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (Computer Science).  B.S.E. (1981) Princeton University; M.S. (1983), Ph.D. (1987) Carnegie Mellon University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Julia D. McQuade*, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2004) Bates College; Ph.D. (2012) University of Vermont.

Molly Mead, Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Martin Medina-Elizalde, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A. (1997) Universidad de Baja California Sur, Mexico; M.S. (2000) Center of Research of Advanced Studies, Yucatan; Ph.D. (2007) University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edward D. Melillo, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1997) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Linda Ross Meyer, Visiting Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (1984) University of Kansas; J.D. (1987) Boalt Hall School of Law; Ph.D. (1991) University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.

Nick Meyer, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art.  B.F.A. (2005) Mssachusetts College of Art; M.F.A. (2008) California College of the Arts.

Jill Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona.

Kozue Miyama, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese).  B.A. (1982) University of Tsukuba, Japan; M.A. (1988) International Christian University, Japan. 

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University.

Michelle D. Morgan, Professor of Physical Education and Senior Women’s Administrator.  B.A. (1974) Colorado Women’s College; M.S. (1976) Smith College; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Klára Móricz, Professor of Music. Diploma (1986), Diploma (1992) Franz Liszt Academy of Music; M.A. (1995), Ph.D. (1999) University of California at Berkeley; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Samuel C. Morse*, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1978) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1985) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Hilary J. Moss, Associate Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University. 

Suleiman A. Mourad, Five CollegeVisiting Professor of Religion.  B.S. (1990), B.A. (1991) American University of Beirut; M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Yale University.

Max Perry Mueller, Robert E. Keiter '57 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A. (2003) Carleton College; M.T.S. (2008) Harvard  Divinity School; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Eunmi Mun, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2004) Seoul National University, Ph.D. (2011) Harvard University.

Yusra Naqvi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (2008) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (2014) Rutgers University.

Ingrid Nelson, Assistant Professor of English.  B.S. (1997) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2005) University of Colorado; Ph.D. (2010) Harvard University.

Susan R. Niditch, Samuel Green Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1972) Radcliffe College; Ph.D. (1977) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Jennifer Nugent, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. A.A. (1990) Miami-Dade Community College; B.F.A. (1998) New World School of the Arts, Miami.  

Jonathan Obert, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (1999) Wheaton College; M.A. (2003), Ph.D. (2014) University of Chicago.

Franklin S. Odo, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor in American Studies.  B.A. (1961) Princeton University; M.A. (1963) Harvard University; Ph.D. (1975) Princeton University.

Patricia B. O’Hara, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1976) Adelphi University; Ph.D. (1981) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1995) Amherst College.

Olabode Omojola, Five College Associate Professor of Black Studies and Music.  B.A. (1980) University of Nigeria; M.A. (1983) University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Ph.D. (1988) University of Leicester, England.

Carolyn Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. (2008) College of William and Mary; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2013) University of Virginia.

Marisa Parham, Professor of English. B.A. (1996) Washington University; M.A. (1997), M.Phil. (2000), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Constantine Pleshakov, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.  Degree (1981) University of Singapore; M.A. (1982) Moscow State University; Ph.D. (1986) Academy of Sciences of the USSR; Doctor of Science (1994) Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Dominic L. Poccia†, Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology.  B.S. (1967) Union College; A.M. (1968), Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1987) Amherst College.

Andrew Poe*, Assistant Professor of Political Science.  B.A. (2001) St. John’s College; M.A. (2002) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (2010) University of California at San Diego.

Jennifer Polins, Visiting Lecturer in Dance. M.F.A. (2012) Hollins/ADF.

Khary Oronde Polk, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (2000) Oberlin College; Ph.D. (2011) New York University.

Alexandra Elizabeth Purdy*, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.S. (2000) College of William and Mary; Ph.D. (2007) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

Stanislav Rabinovich*, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., B.S. (2006) University of Chicago;  Ph.D. (2012) University of Pennsylvania.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager Professor and Professor of Russian.  A.B. (1967) City University of New York (Brooklyn College); A.M. (1969), Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

John E. Rager III, Professor of Computer Science.  S.B. (1977) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M. (1978) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1987) Northwestern University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Pooja Rangan, Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) Brown University.

Lisa A. Raskin†, John William Ward Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience).  B.A. (1975) Skidmore College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1979) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1991) Amherst College.

Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2002) Haverford College; M.Sc. (2005) London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2013) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

David I. Ratner‡, Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Biology.  B.S., M.S. (1968) Yale University; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1994) Amherst College.

Collin Raymond, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2003) Arizona State University; M.Sc. (2005) The London School of Economics; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Sean Redding, Zephaniah Swift Moore Professor of History.  B.A. (1978) Swarthmore College; Ph.D. (1987) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Jessica Reyes, Professor of Economics.  A.B. (1994) Amherst College; Diploma (1995) Churchill College, University of Cambridge; A.M. (1999), Ph.D. (2002) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor in Art and the History of Art and in Asian Languages and Civilizations. B.A. (1998) University of North Carolina; M.A. (2004) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D. (2011) University of Pennsylvania. 

Monica M. Ringer‡, Professor of History and Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1988) Oberlin College; M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2015) Amherst College..

Jason Robinson, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Stephanie L. Robinson, Visiting Lecturer in Music.  B.M. (1998) University of Southern California; M.M. (2000) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (2005) University of California at San Diego.

Paul V. Rockwell, Henry C. Folger 1879 Professor of French.  B.A. (1980), M.A. (1982), Ph.D. (1988) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Christian Rogowski, G. Armour Craig Professor in Language and Literature (German).  B.A. (1980) Mannheim University; M.A. (1981) London University; Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Ronald C. Rosbottom, Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies.  B.A. (1964) Tulane University; M.A. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) Princeton University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

Sahar Sadjadi, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. M.D. (2004)Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Ph.D. (2012) Columbia University.

Geoffrey Sanborn, Professor of English. B.A. (1987) Stanford University; Ph.D. (1992) University of California at Los Angeles; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.  

Benigno R. Sánchez-Eppler, Lecturer in English. B.A. (1979) Williams College; B.A. (1981), M.Phil. (1983) Cambridge University; Ph.D. (1988) Jones Hopkins University.

Karen Sánchez-Eppler, L. Stanton Williams 1941 Professor of American Studies and English.  B.A. (1981) Williams College; B.A. (1983) Cambridge University; M.A. (1986), Ph.D. (1990) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 2001) Amherst College.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson†, James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology.  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; M.A. (hon. 2010) Amherst College. 

Austin D. Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science.  B.A. (1969) Providence College; M.A. (1970), Ph.D. (1973) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College; J.D. (1988) Yale Law School, LL.D. (2008) Providence College.

Eric W. Sawyer, Professor of Music.  A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1988) Columbia University; Ph.D. (1994) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Martha Saxton, Professor of History and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies.  B.A. (1967) University of Chicago; Ph.D. (1989) Columbia University.

Leah Schmalzbauer, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology. B.A. (1992) University of New Hampshire; Diploma (1994) La Universidad de Barcelona; M.Sc. (1996) The London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D. (2004) Boston College.

Peter B. Schmitz, Visiting Resident Artist in Theater and Dance. M.F.A. (1986) Smith College.

David E. Schneider, Professor of Music. A.B. (1985) Harvard College; M.A. (1990), Ph.D. (1997) University of California at Berkeley.

Anna Schrade, Lecturer in German.  M.A. (1997) Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; Ph.D. (2006) University of Bremen.

Matthew D. Schulkind, Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (1990) Haverford College; M.A. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Duke University; A.M. (hon. 2013) Amherst College.

Dwaipayan Sen*, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  B.A. (2004) Oberlin College; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2012) University of Chicago.

John W. Servos‡, Anson D. Morse Professor of History.  A.B. (1972) Columbia College; Ph.D. (1979) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Nishiten Shah, Professor of Philosophy.  B.S. (1991) University of Wisconsin at Madison; Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Krupa Shandilya, Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies. B.A. (2002) University of Mumbai (St. Xavier College); B.A. (2004) University of Rochester; M.A. (2006), Ph.D. (2009) Cornell University.

Tong Shen, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  M.A. (1988) Long Island University; Ph.D. (1995) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Raphael Sigal, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2006), M.A. (2007) Paris 3; M.Phil. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) New York University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1998) Princeton University; M.A. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) Harvard University.

Prakarsh Singh, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.Sc. (2006),  M.Res. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) London School of Economics;

Dale S. Sinos, Visiting Professor of Classics.  B.A. (1968) Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1976) The Johns Hopkins University.

Rebecca H. Sinos, Professor of Classics.  A.B. (1976) The College of William and Mary; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1980) The Johns Hopkins University; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Adam Sitze*, Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1996) Drake University; Ph.D. (2003) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

David R. Sofield‡, Samuel Williston Professor of English. B.A. (1957) Princeton University; M.A. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 1977) Amherst College.

Gabriel Sosa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Natasha Staller*, Professor of the History of Art.  B.A. (1973) Wellesley College; Ph.D. (1983) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2006) Amherst College.

Ilán Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish).  B.A. (1984) Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; M.A. (1987) The Jewish Theological Seminary; M.A. (1988), M.Phil. (1989), Ph.D. (1990) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Michelle O. Stewart, Pick Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2002) University of Notre Dame; M.A. (2008) University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lucia de las Mercedes Suárez*, Associate Professor of Spanish.  B.A. (1991) Hunter College, City University of New York; Ph.D. (1999) Duke University.

Mark Lane Swanson, Director of Instrumental Music and Senior Lecturer in Music.  A.B. (1982) Stanford University; J.D. (1985) University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; M.Mus. (1997) Indiana University at Bloomington.

Kevin M. Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History. B.A. (1972) Williams College; M.A. (1973), M.Phil. (1975), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Robert T. Sweeney, William R. Mead Professor of Art.  B.F.A. (1970), M.F.A. (1972) Boston University; A.M. (hon. 1986) Amherst College.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

Rachel Tapley, Visiting Lecturer in French.  B.A. (2007) Centre College; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Wisconsin at  Madison.

Wako Tawa, Willem Schupf Professor in Asian Languages and Civilizations.  B.A. (1971) State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A. (1975) International Christian University; Ph.D. (1986) Pennsylvania State University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Ethan J. Temeles, Thomas B. Walton, Jr. Professor of Biology.  A.B. (1978) Cornell University; M.Sc. (1980) Louisiana State University; Ph.D. (1987) University of California at Davis; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

Xiaoping Teng, Senior Lecturer in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).  B.A. (1982), M.A. (1984) Tianjin University; M.A. (1994) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Caroline B. Theoharides, Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2006) Colby College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Michigan.

Ted Thompson, Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing.  B.F.A. (2003) New York University; M.F.A. (2009) University of Iowa.

Josef G. Trapani†, Assistant Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1999), M.S. (2004), Ph.D. (2005) University of Connecticut.

April D. Trask, Visiting Assistant Professor of History.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Davis; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2014) University of California at Irvine.

Carol Troyen, Visiting Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1971) Yale College; Ph.D. (1979) Yale University.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan.

Raina Forbes Uhden, Senior Lecturer in French.  B.A. (1996) Virginia Polytechnic and State University; M.A. (1997) Reid Hall, Columbia University in Paris; Ph.D. (2005) Columbia University.

Martha M. Umphrey, Bertrand H. Snell 1894 Professor in American Government (Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought). B.A. (1986), J.D. (1991), Ph.D. (2000) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2007) Amherst College.

Crystal L. Valentine, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  A.B. (2004) Amherst College; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2011) Brown University.

Timothy Van Compernolle†, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese). B.A. (1992), M.A. (1995) University of Kansas; M.A. (1997), Ph.D. (2001) University of Michigan.

Christopher S. van den Berg, Assistant Professor of Classics. B.A. (1996) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2006) Yale University.

Daniel J. Velleman‡, Julian H. Gibbs ’46 Professor of Mathematics.  B.A. (1976) Dartmouth College; M.A. (1977), Ph.D. (1980) University of Wisconsin; A.M. (hon. 1992) Amherst College.

Margaret Birney Vickery, Visiting Lecturerin the Department of Art and the History of Art.  B.A. (1985) Oberlin College; M.A. (1988), Ph.D. (1993) Stanford University.

Kiara Maria Vigil*, Assistant Professor of American Studies.  B.A. (1997) Tufts University; M.A. (1998) Teachers College, Columbia University; M.A.L.S. (2006) Dartmouth College; Ph.D. (2011) University of Michigan.

Jonathan M. Vogel†, George Lyman Crosby 1896 Professor in Philosophy. B.A. (1976), Ph.D. (1986) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1998) Amherst College.

Amy S. Wagaman*, Associate Professor of Statistics. B.A. (2003) Kenyon College; M.S. (2005), Ph.D. (2008) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Vanessa Walker, Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2000) Whitman College; M.A. (2004), Ph.D. (2011) University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Xiaofei (Susan) Wang, Lecturer in Statistics.  B.A. (2006) University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. (2014) Yale University.

Jon Western, Five College Professor of International Relations (Political Science). B.A. (1984) Macalester College; M.P.P. (1988) University of Michigan; Ph.D. (1999) Columbia University.

Frank H. Westhoff‡, Professor of Economics. S.B. (1969) Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Ph. (1971), M.A. (1973), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1985) Amherst College.

Patrick Williamson, Edward H. Harkness Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1970) Beloit College; M.A. (1971), Ph.D. (1974) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1990) Amherst College.

David W. Wills, John E. Kirkpatrick 1951 Professor of Religion.  A.B. (1962) Yale University; B.D. (1966) Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (1975) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 1983) Amherst College.

Geoffrey R. Woglom, Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1968) Yale College; M.Ph. (1970), Ph.D. (1974) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 1984) Amherst College.

Boris Wolfson*, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1997) University of Chicago; M.A. (1999), Ph.D. (2004) University of California at Berkeley.

Wendy Woodson, Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1969), M.A. (1976) George Washington University; A.M. (hon. 2000) Amherst College.

Amelia Worsley, Assistant Professor of English.  B.A. (2006) Selwyn College, University of Cambridge; M.A. (2007) Brown University; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2014) Princeton University.

Eric Wubbels, Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.  A.B. (2001) Amherst College; M.A. (2005), D.M.A. (2010) Columbia University.

Nicholas Xenos, Five College Visiting Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1972) New York University; M.A. (1974) University of Michigan; M.A. (1978), Ph.D. (1984) Princeton University.

Beth V. Yarbrough*, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington; A.M. (hon. 1993) Amherst College.

Robert M. Yarbrough, Adjunct Professor of Economics.  B.S. (1977) University of Texas at Dallas; M.A. (1980), Ph.D. (1983) University of Washington.

Elizabeth R. Young*, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.S. (2002) Haverford College; Ph.D. (2009) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom Young, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.A. (1973) Goddard College; M.F.A. (1977) Rhode Island School of Design.

Sharif M. Youssef, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (1998) University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2011) University of Chicago.

Andreas T. Zanker, Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2004) University of Canterbury, New Zealand; M.A. (2007), Ph.D. (2010) Princeton University.

Yongheng Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.Eng. (2007) Central South University, Changsha, China; M.Sc. (2009), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

*On leave 2015-16. 

†On leave fall semester 2015-16.  

‡On leave spring semester 2015-16.