Amherst College 2017-18 Catalog

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Faculty and Administrators

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.

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

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

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

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

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music, Emerita. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprüfung (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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jenny Adams, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of English.  B.A. University of California at Los Angeles; A.M., Ph.D. University of Chicago.

Scott Alfeld, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S. (2008) University of Utah; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017)  University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College 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.

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.

Alex Baldenko, Visiting Lecturer in Statistics. B.A. (2006) State University of New York at Potsdam; M.S. (2010); Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

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

Daniel P. Barbezat, Ward H. Patton 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*, Associate 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, Senior 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.

Ashfaq A. Bengali, Visiting Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1986) Carleton College; Ph.D. (1992) University of  Minnesota.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American 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.

Ibtissam Bouachrine, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of  Spanish. B.A., M.A. West Virginia University; Ph.D. (Tulane 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.

Dante Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. B.A. (2009) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (2012) Ohio State 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.

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.

Dwight A. Carey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and Post-doctoral Fellow.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016 University of California at Los Angeles.

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.

Stephen F. Cartier, Visiting Professor of Chemistry. B.S. (1985) Boston College; Ph.D. (1995) The Pennsylvania State University.

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

Jun Hee Cho (Jeun), Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, South 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.

Sonya Y. S. Clark, Visiting Artist-in-Residence. A.B. (1989) Amherst College; B.F.A. (1993) Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A. (1995) Cranbrook Academy of Art; A.B. (hon. 2015) Amherst College. 

Ethan D. Clotfelter, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies.  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.

Amy Coddington, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (2008) Macalester College; Ph.D. (2017) University of Virginia.

Michael A. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Psychology.B.A. (2007) Tufts University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Haile Eshe Cole, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.A. (2008) M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Texas at Austin.

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; A.M. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Kathy C. Couch, Visiting Instructor in Theater and Dance. A.B. (1995) Amherst College; M.F.A. (2010) Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Nicola M. Courtright*, William McCall Vickery '57 Professor of Art and 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, 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.

Chipo Dendere, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow.  B.A. (2008) Linfield College; M.A. (2012), Ph.D. (2015) Georgia State University.

Thomas Alan Dichter, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (2008) Harvard University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Eleanor Wiske Dillon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2004) Columbia University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Andrew C. Dole, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

John E. Drabinski, Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 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.

Yagil Eliraz, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance. B.A. (2010) Tel-Aviv University; M.F.A. (2016) Yale School of Drama.

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, Winkley 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.

Ninoska M’bewe Escobar, Visiting Instructor of Theater and Dance and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.F.A. (2009) Montclair State University; M.A. (2011) University of Texas at Austin.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson, Karen and Brian Conway ’80, P’18 Presidential Teaching Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Katherine Brutlag Follette, Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.A.  (2004) Middlebury College; M.S. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Arizona.

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.  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.

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.

Kristen S. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (2012) Amherst College; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017) Carnegie Mellon 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, R. John Cooper ’64 Presidential Teaching Professor of Philosophy.  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.

Andreas Georgiou, Visiting Lecturer in Economics. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1989) University of Michigan.

Masha Gessen,  John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy (Political Science).

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 Associate  Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

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.

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

Leah N. Gordon, Lewis-Sebring Visiting Associate Professor in Education Studies (History and American Studies).  A.B. (1997) Brown University; Ph.D. (2008) University of Pennsylvania.

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).  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), M.A., (2008), M.Phil. (2008),   Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

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

Dipankar Gupta, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science.  M.A. (1971) Delhi University; Ph.D. (1977) Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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). 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.

Darryl Harper, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music.  A.B. (1990) Amherst College; M.M. (1996) Rutgers University; D.M.A. (2008) New England Conservatory of Music.

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

Catherine Hartmann, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (2011) University of Virginia; M.A. (2013) University of Chicago Divinity School.

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 and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Jessica Hejny, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science.  B.A. (2003) New York University; M.A. (2007) American University; Ph.D. (2015) University of Oregon.

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.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2011) University of Sussex; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2016) 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.

Dominique C. Hill, Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (2005) Colgate University; M.A. (2008) Miami University; Ph.D. (2014) University of Illinois.

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.

Adam Honig, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Michael E. Hood, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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.

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.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Associate 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.

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.

Kinuyo Kanamaru, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology.  B.S. (2000), M.S. (2002) Shinshu University, Japan; Ph.D. (2011) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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

Laure G. Katsaros, Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat (2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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. 

A. Y. Kim, Lecturer in Statistics. B.Sc. (2003) McGill University; Ph.D. (2011) University of Washington.

Peter Kimani, Visiting Writer in English. M.A. (2002) City University, London; Ph.D. (2014) University of Houston.

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.

Arielle S. Knudsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2010) Centre College; M.A. (2014), Ph.D. (2017) Indiana University.

Michael N. Kunichika, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1999) Reed College;  M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

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, Edward N. Ney '46 Professor in American Institutions (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, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Studies. 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,

Albert Lloret, Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A. (2002) Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona; M.A. (2009) Univeritat de Girona; Ph.D. (2010) Johns Hopkins 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 Associate Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Alberto M. Lopez, Visiting Instructor of Chemistry and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2012) University of Michigan at Dearborn; Ph.D. (expected 2017) Wayne State University.

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

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.

Jen Manion*, Associate Professor of History.  B.A. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. (2008) Rutgers University.

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 Dance. B.A. (2004), Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

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

Pamela B. Matheson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.A. (1982) Hope College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Hofstra University.

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

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, Robert E. Keiter 1957 Post-doctoral Fellow andVisiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Lyle A. McGeoch*, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and 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, Visiting Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jake M. Meginsky, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. B.A. (2001) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.F.A. (2009) Bennington College.

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

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

Jill Suzanne Miller, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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

Elliot Montague, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.F.A. (2002) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2008) University of California at San Diego.

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

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, Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Sanam Nader-Esfahani, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2009) Mount Holyoke College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016) Harvard University.

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

Ingrid Nelson*, Associate 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.

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 of American Institutions and International Diplomacy.  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.

Sarah Olsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2008) Wellesley College; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2016) University of California at Berkeley.

Mona Oraby,Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (2009) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (2017) Northwestern University.

Brahim Oulbeid, Five College Lecturer in Arabic.  B.A. (1991) Ibn Zohr University, Morocco; M.Ed. (2007), M.A. (2010) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

Dianne Pater, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2011) University of New Mexico; Ph.D. (2017) University of California at San Diego.

 Ruxandra Paul, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2006) Williams College; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Nathan K. Pflueger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S. (2009) Stanford University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Manuela Lavinas Picq, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1998), M.A. (1999) Université Pierre Mendès France; Ph.D. (2004) University of Miami.

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.

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.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager 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.

Maribel Rams, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2003), B.A. (2006), M.A. (2010) University of Barcelona; Ph.D. (2016) University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

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.

AshwinRavikumar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2008) University of California at Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

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.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and 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 Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  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*, Associate Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), 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, Henry S. Poler ’59 Presidential Teaching 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) The Johns 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.

Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Licenciatura (1990) National University of Colombia at Bogota; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) University of Toronto.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson, Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology).  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; A.M. (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. (hon. 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.

Caterina Scaramelli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology.  B.A. (2010) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (2016) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leah Schmalzbauer, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon 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.

Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish. B.S. (1989) Georgetown University; M.A. (1995) Arizona State University; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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*, Associate 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.

Steven N. Simon, John J. McCloy ‘16 Visiting Professor of History.  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.T.S. (1977) Harvard University; M.P.A. (1983) Princeton University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims*, Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies.  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, Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes 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-Castillo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Michael D. Stage, Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.S. (1997) California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2003) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 of Humanities and 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.

Susan Stinson, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (1983) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rafael Suarez, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Studies.  B.A. New York University; M.A.  University of Chicago.

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.

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.

Karinne Keithley Syers, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1996) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2006) Brooklyn College; Ph.D. (2014) City University of New York.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

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 and Environmental Studies.  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.

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.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College.

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

Timothy Van Compernolle‡, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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

Olufemi Vaughan‡ Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1981), M.A. (1983) St. John’s University; D.Phil. (1989) University of Oxford.

Niko Vicario, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (2004) Vassar College; Ph.D. (2015) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

Ryan Vigil, Visiting Lecturer in Music. B.M. (2000) Manhattan School of Music; M.A. (2004) Tufts University; D.M.A. (2010) Yale University.

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

John Weinert, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2007) Bard College; M.A. (2012) University of Texas at Austin.

Jonathan Westphal, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1973) Harvard University; M.A. (1975) Sussex University; Ph.D. (1981) University of London.

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.

Joshua M. Wood, VisitingLecturer in Philosophy.  B.A. (2002) University of Missouri at St. Louis; Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (2003) Goethe Institut, Düsseldorf; Ph.D. (2011) Boston University.

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.

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 2017-18. 

†On leave fall semester 2017-18.  

‡On leave spring semester 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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.

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

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

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

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

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music, Emerita. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprüfung (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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jenny Adams, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of English.  B.A. University of California at Los Angeles; A.M., Ph.D. University of Chicago.

Scott Alfeld, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S. (2008) University of Utah; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017)  University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College 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.

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.

Alex Baldenko, Visiting Lecturer in Statistics. B.A. (2006) State University of New York at Potsdam; M.S. (2010); Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

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

Daniel P. Barbezat, Ward H. Patton 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*, Associate 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, Senior 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.

Ashfaq A. Bengali, Visiting Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1986) Carleton College; Ph.D. (1992) University of  Minnesota.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American 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.

Ibtissam Bouachrine, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of  Spanish. B.A., M.A. West Virginia University; Ph.D. (Tulane 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.

Dante Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. B.A. (2009) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (2012) Ohio State 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.

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.

Dwight A. Carey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and Post-doctoral Fellow.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016 University of California at Los Angeles.

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.

Stephen F. Cartier, Visiting Professor of Chemistry. B.S. (1985) Boston College; Ph.D. (1995) The Pennsylvania State University.

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

Jun Hee Cho (Jeun), Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, South 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.

Sonya Y. S. Clark, Visiting Artist-in-Residence. A.B. (1989) Amherst College; B.F.A. (1993) Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A. (1995) Cranbrook Academy of Art; A.B. (hon. 2015) Amherst College. 

Ethan D. Clotfelter, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies.  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.

Amy Coddington, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (2008) Macalester College; Ph.D. (2017) University of Virginia.

Michael A. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Psychology.B.A. (2007) Tufts University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Haile Eshe Cole, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.A. (2008) M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Texas at Austin.

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; A.M. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Kathy C. Couch, Visiting Instructor in Theater and Dance. A.B. (1995) Amherst College; M.F.A. (2010) Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Nicola M. Courtright*, William McCall Vickery '57 Professor of Art and 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, 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.

Chipo Dendere, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow.  B.A. (2008) Linfield College; M.A. (2012), Ph.D. (2015) Georgia State University.

Thomas Alan Dichter, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (2008) Harvard University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Eleanor Wiske Dillon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2004) Columbia University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Andrew C. Dole, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

John E. Drabinski, Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 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.

Yagil Eliraz, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance. B.A. (2010) Tel-Aviv University; M.F.A. (2016) Yale School of Drama.

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, Winkley 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.

Ninoska M’bewe Escobar, Visiting Instructor of Theater and Dance and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.F.A. (2009) Montclair State University; M.A. (2011) University of Texas at Austin.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson, Karen and Brian Conway ’80, P’18 Presidential Teaching Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Katherine Brutlag Follette, Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.A.  (2004) Middlebury College; M.S. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Arizona.

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.  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.

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.

Kristen S. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (2012) Amherst College; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017) Carnegie Mellon 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, R. John Cooper ’64 Presidential Teaching Professor of Philosophy.  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.

Andreas Georgiou, Visiting Lecturer in Economics. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1989) University of Michigan.

Masha Gessen,  John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy (Political Science).

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 Associate  Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

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.

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

Leah N. Gordon, Lewis-Sebring Visiting Associate Professor in Education Studies (History and American Studies).  A.B. (1997) Brown University; Ph.D. (2008) University of Pennsylvania.

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).  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), M.A., (2008), M.Phil. (2008),   Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

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

Dipankar Gupta, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science.  M.A. (1971) Delhi University; Ph.D. (1977) Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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). 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.

Darryl Harper, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music.  A.B. (1990) Amherst College; M.M. (1996) Rutgers University; D.M.A. (2008) New England Conservatory of Music.

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

Catherine Hartmann, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (2011) University of Virginia; M.A. (2013) University of Chicago Divinity School.

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 and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Jessica Hejny, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science.  B.A. (2003) New York University; M.A. (2007) American University; Ph.D. (2015) University of Oregon.

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.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2011) University of Sussex; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2016) 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.

Dominique C. Hill, Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (2005) Colgate University; M.A. (2008) Miami University; Ph.D. (2014) University of Illinois.

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.

Adam Honig, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Michael E. Hood, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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.

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.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Associate 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.

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.

Kinuyo Kanamaru, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology.  B.S. (2000), M.S. (2002) Shinshu University, Japan; Ph.D. (2011) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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

Laure G. Katsaros, Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat (2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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. 

A. Y. Kim, Lecturer in Statistics. B.Sc. (2003) McGill University; Ph.D. (2011) University of Washington.

Peter Kimani, Visiting Writer in English. M.A. (2002) City University, London; Ph.D. (2014) University of Houston.

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.

Arielle S. Knudsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2010) Centre College; M.A. (2014), Ph.D. (2017) Indiana University.

Michael N. Kunichika, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1999) Reed College;  M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

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, Edward N. Ney '46 Professor in American Institutions (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, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Studies. 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,

Albert Lloret, Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A. (2002) Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona; M.A. (2009) Univeritat de Girona; Ph.D. (2010) Johns Hopkins 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 Associate Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Alberto M. Lopez, Visiting Instructor of Chemistry and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2012) University of Michigan at Dearborn; Ph.D. (expected 2017) Wayne State University.

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

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.

Jen Manion*, Associate Professor of History.  B.A. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. (2008) Rutgers University.

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 Dance. B.A. (2004), Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

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

Pamela B. Matheson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.A. (1982) Hope College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Hofstra University.

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

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, Robert E. Keiter 1957 Post-doctoral Fellow andVisiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Lyle A. McGeoch*, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and 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, Visiting Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jake M. Meginsky, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. B.A. (2001) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.F.A. (2009) Bennington College.

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

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

Jill Suzanne Miller, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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

Elliot Montague, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.F.A. (2002) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2008) University of California at San Diego.

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

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, Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Sanam Nader-Esfahani, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2009) Mount Holyoke College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016) Harvard University.

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

Ingrid Nelson*, Associate 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.

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 of American Institutions and International Diplomacy.  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.

Sarah Olsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2008) Wellesley College; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2016) University of California at Berkeley.

Mona Oraby,Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (2009) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (2017) Northwestern University.

Brahim Oulbeid, Five College Lecturer in Arabic.  B.A. (1991) Ibn Zohr University, Morocco; M.Ed. (2007), M.A. (2010) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

Dianne Pater, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2011) University of New Mexico; Ph.D. (2017) University of California at San Diego.

 Ruxandra Paul, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2006) Williams College; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Nathan K. Pflueger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S. (2009) Stanford University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Manuela Lavinas Picq, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1998), M.A. (1999) Université Pierre Mendès France; Ph.D. (2004) University of Miami.

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.

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.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager 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.

Maribel Rams, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2003), B.A. (2006), M.A. (2010) University of Barcelona; Ph.D. (2016) University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

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.

AshwinRavikumar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2008) University of California at Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

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.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and 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 Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  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*, Associate Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), 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, Henry S. Poler ’59 Presidential Teaching 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) The Johns 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.

Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Licenciatura (1990) National University of Colombia at Bogota; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) University of Toronto.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson, Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology).  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; A.M. (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. (hon. 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.

Caterina Scaramelli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology.  B.A. (2010) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (2016) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leah Schmalzbauer, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon 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.

Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish. B.S. (1989) Georgetown University; M.A. (1995) Arizona State University; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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*, Associate 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.

Steven N. Simon, John J. McCloy ‘16 Visiting Professor of History.  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.T.S. (1977) Harvard University; M.P.A. (1983) Princeton University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims*, Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies.  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, Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes 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-Castillo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Michael D. Stage, Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.S. (1997) California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2003) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 of Humanities and 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.

Susan Stinson, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (1983) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rafael Suarez, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Studies.  B.A. New York University; M.A.  University of Chicago.

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.

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.

Karinne Keithley Syers, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1996) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2006) Brooklyn College; Ph.D. (2014) City University of New York.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

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 and Environmental Studies.  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.

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.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College.

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

Timothy Van Compernolle‡, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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

Olufemi Vaughan‡ Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1981), M.A. (1983) St. John’s University; D.Phil. (1989) University of Oxford.

Niko Vicario, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (2004) Vassar College; Ph.D. (2015) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

Ryan Vigil, Visiting Lecturer in Music. B.M. (2000) Manhattan School of Music; M.A. (2004) Tufts University; D.M.A. (2010) Yale University.

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

John Weinert, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2007) Bard College; M.A. (2012) University of Texas at Austin.

Jonathan Westphal, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1973) Harvard University; M.A. (1975) Sussex University; Ph.D. (1981) University of London.

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.

Joshua M. Wood, VisitingLecturer in Philosophy.  B.A. (2002) University of Missouri at St. Louis; Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (2003) Goethe Institut, Düsseldorf; Ph.D. (2011) Boston University.

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.

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 2017-18. 

†On leave fall semester 2017-18.  

‡On leave spring semester 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

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

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

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

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music, Emerita. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprüfung (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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jenny Adams, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of English.  B.A. University of California at Los Angeles; A.M., Ph.D. University of Chicago.

Scott Alfeld, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S. (2008) University of Utah; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017)  University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College 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.

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.

Alex Baldenko, Visiting Lecturer in Statistics. B.A. (2006) State University of New York at Potsdam; M.S. (2010); Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

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

Daniel P. Barbezat, Ward H. Patton 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*, Associate 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, Senior 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.

Ashfaq A. Bengali, Visiting Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1986) Carleton College; Ph.D. (1992) University of  Minnesota.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American 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.

Ibtissam Bouachrine, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of  Spanish. B.A., M.A. West Virginia University; Ph.D. (Tulane 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.

Dante Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. B.A. (2009) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (2012) Ohio State 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.

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.

Dwight A. Carey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and Post-doctoral Fellow.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016 University of California at Los Angeles.

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.

Stephen F. Cartier, Visiting Professor of Chemistry. B.S. (1985) Boston College; Ph.D. (1995) The Pennsylvania State University.

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

Jun Hee Cho (Jeun), Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, South 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.

Sonya Y. S. Clark, Visiting Artist-in-Residence. A.B. (1989) Amherst College; B.F.A. (1993) Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A. (1995) Cranbrook Academy of Art; A.B. (hon. 2015) Amherst College. 

Ethan D. Clotfelter, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies.  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.

Amy Coddington, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (2008) Macalester College; Ph.D. (2017) University of Virginia.

Michael A. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Psychology.B.A. (2007) Tufts University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Haile Eshe Cole, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.A. (2008) M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Texas at Austin.

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; A.M. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Kathy C. Couch, Visiting Instructor in Theater and Dance. A.B. (1995) Amherst College; M.F.A. (2010) Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Nicola M. Courtright*, William McCall Vickery '57 Professor of Art and 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, 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.

Chipo Dendere, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow.  B.A. (2008) Linfield College; M.A. (2012), Ph.D. (2015) Georgia State University.

Thomas Alan Dichter, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (2008) Harvard University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Eleanor Wiske Dillon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2004) Columbia University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Andrew C. Dole, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

John E. Drabinski, Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 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.

Yagil Eliraz, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance. B.A. (2010) Tel-Aviv University; M.F.A. (2016) Yale School of Drama.

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, Winkley 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.

Ninoska M’bewe Escobar, Visiting Instructor of Theater and Dance and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.F.A. (2009) Montclair State University; M.A. (2011) University of Texas at Austin.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson, Karen and Brian Conway ’80, P’18 Presidential Teaching Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Katherine Brutlag Follette, Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.A.  (2004) Middlebury College; M.S. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Arizona.

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.  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.

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.

Kristen S. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (2012) Amherst College; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017) Carnegie Mellon 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, R. John Cooper ’64 Presidential Teaching Professor of Philosophy.  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.

Andreas Georgiou, Visiting Lecturer in Economics. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1989) University of Michigan.

Masha Gessen,  John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy (Political Science).

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 Associate  Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

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.

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

Leah N. Gordon, Lewis-Sebring Visiting Associate Professor in Education Studies (History and American Studies).  A.B. (1997) Brown University; Ph.D. (2008) University of Pennsylvania.

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).  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), M.A., (2008), M.Phil. (2008),   Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

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

Dipankar Gupta, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science.  M.A. (1971) Delhi University; Ph.D. (1977) Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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). 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.

Darryl Harper, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music.  A.B. (1990) Amherst College; M.M. (1996) Rutgers University; D.M.A. (2008) New England Conservatory of Music.

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

Catherine Hartmann, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (2011) University of Virginia; M.A. (2013) University of Chicago Divinity School.

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 and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Jessica Hejny, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science.  B.A. (2003) New York University; M.A. (2007) American University; Ph.D. (2015) University of Oregon.

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.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2011) University of Sussex; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2016) 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.

Dominique C. Hill, Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (2005) Colgate University; M.A. (2008) Miami University; Ph.D. (2014) University of Illinois.

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.

Adam Honig, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Michael E. Hood, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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.

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.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Associate 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.

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.

Kinuyo Kanamaru, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology.  B.S. (2000), M.S. (2002) Shinshu University, Japan; Ph.D. (2011) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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

Laure G. Katsaros, Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat (2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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. 

A. Y. Kim, Lecturer in Statistics. B.Sc. (2003) McGill University; Ph.D. (2011) University of Washington.

Peter Kimani, Visiting Writer in English. M.A. (2002) City University, London; Ph.D. (2014) University of Houston.

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.

Arielle S. Knudsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2010) Centre College; M.A. (2014), Ph.D. (2017) Indiana University.

Michael N. Kunichika, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1999) Reed College;  M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

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, Edward N. Ney '46 Professor in American Institutions (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, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Studies. 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,

Albert Lloret, Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A. (2002) Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona; M.A. (2009) Univeritat de Girona; Ph.D. (2010) Johns Hopkins 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 Associate Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Alberto M. Lopez, Visiting Instructor of Chemistry and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2012) University of Michigan at Dearborn; Ph.D. (expected 2017) Wayne State University.

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

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.

Jen Manion*, Associate Professor of History.  B.A. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. (2008) Rutgers University.

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 Dance. B.A. (2004), Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

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

Pamela B. Matheson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.A. (1982) Hope College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Hofstra University.

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

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, Robert E. Keiter 1957 Post-doctoral Fellow andVisiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Lyle A. McGeoch*, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and 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, Visiting Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jake M. Meginsky, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. B.A. (2001) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.F.A. (2009) Bennington College.

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

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

Jill Suzanne Miller, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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

Elliot Montague, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.F.A. (2002) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2008) University of California at San Diego.

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

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, Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Sanam Nader-Esfahani, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2009) Mount Holyoke College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016) Harvard University.

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

Ingrid Nelson*, Associate 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.

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 of American Institutions and International Diplomacy.  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.

Sarah Olsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2008) Wellesley College; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2016) University of California at Berkeley.

Mona Oraby,Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (2009) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (2017) Northwestern University.

Brahim Oulbeid, Five College Lecturer in Arabic.  B.A. (1991) Ibn Zohr University, Morocco; M.Ed. (2007), M.A. (2010) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

Dianne Pater, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2011) University of New Mexico; Ph.D. (2017) University of California at San Diego.

 Ruxandra Paul, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2006) Williams College; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Nathan K. Pflueger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S. (2009) Stanford University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Manuela Lavinas Picq, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1998), M.A. (1999) Université Pierre Mendès France; Ph.D. (2004) University of Miami.

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.

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.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager 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.

Maribel Rams, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2003), B.A. (2006), M.A. (2010) University of Barcelona; Ph.D. (2016) University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

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.

AshwinRavikumar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2008) University of California at Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

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.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and 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 Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  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*, Associate Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), 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, Henry S. Poler ’59 Presidential Teaching 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) The Johns 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.

Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Licenciatura (1990) National University of Colombia at Bogota; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) University of Toronto.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson, Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology).  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; A.M. (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. (hon. 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.

Caterina Scaramelli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology.  B.A. (2010) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (2016) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leah Schmalzbauer, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon 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.

Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish. B.S. (1989) Georgetown University; M.A. (1995) Arizona State University; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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*, Associate 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.

Steven N. Simon, John J. McCloy ‘16 Visiting Professor of History.  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.T.S. (1977) Harvard University; M.P.A. (1983) Princeton University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims*, Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies.  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, Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes 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-Castillo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Michael D. Stage, Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.S. (1997) California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2003) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 of Humanities and 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.

Susan Stinson, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (1983) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rafael Suarez, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Studies.  B.A. New York University; M.A.  University of Chicago.

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.

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.

Karinne Keithley Syers, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1996) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2006) Brooklyn College; Ph.D. (2014) City University of New York.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

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 and Environmental Studies.  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.

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.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College.

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

Timothy Van Compernolle‡, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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

Olufemi Vaughan‡ Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1981), M.A. (1983) St. John’s University; D.Phil. (1989) University of Oxford.

Niko Vicario, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (2004) Vassar College; Ph.D. (2015) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

Ryan Vigil, Visiting Lecturer in Music. B.M. (2000) Manhattan School of Music; M.A. (2004) Tufts University; D.M.A. (2010) Yale University.

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

John Weinert, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2007) Bard College; M.A. (2012) University of Texas at Austin.

Jonathan Westphal, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1973) Harvard University; M.A. (1975) Sussex University; Ph.D. (1981) University of London.

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.

Joshua M. Wood, VisitingLecturer in Philosophy.  B.A. (2002) University of Missouri at St. Louis; Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (2003) Goethe Institut, Düsseldorf; Ph.D. (2011) Boston University.

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.

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 2017-18. 

†On leave fall semester 2017-18.  

‡On leave spring semester 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

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

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

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

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music, Emerita. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprüfung (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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jenny Adams, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of English.  B.A. University of California at Los Angeles; A.M., Ph.D. University of Chicago.

Scott Alfeld, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S. (2008) University of Utah; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017)  University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College 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.

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.

Alex Baldenko, Visiting Lecturer in Statistics. B.A. (2006) State University of New York at Potsdam; M.S. (2010); Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

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

Daniel P. Barbezat, Ward H. Patton 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*, Associate 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, Senior 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.

Ashfaq A. Bengali, Visiting Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1986) Carleton College; Ph.D. (1992) University of  Minnesota.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American 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.

Ibtissam Bouachrine, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of  Spanish. B.A., M.A. West Virginia University; Ph.D. (Tulane 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.

Dante Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. B.A. (2009) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (2012) Ohio State 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.

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.

Dwight A. Carey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and Post-doctoral Fellow.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016 University of California at Los Angeles.

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.

Stephen F. Cartier, Visiting Professor of Chemistry. B.S. (1985) Boston College; Ph.D. (1995) The Pennsylvania State University.

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

Jun Hee Cho (Jeun), Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, South 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.

Sonya Y. S. Clark, Visiting Artist-in-Residence. A.B. (1989) Amherst College; B.F.A. (1993) Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A. (1995) Cranbrook Academy of Art; A.B. (hon. 2015) Amherst College. 

Ethan D. Clotfelter, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies.  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.

Amy Coddington, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (2008) Macalester College; Ph.D. (2017) University of Virginia.

Michael A. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Psychology.B.A. (2007) Tufts University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Haile Eshe Cole, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.A. (2008) M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Texas at Austin.

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; A.M. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Kathy C. Couch, Visiting Instructor in Theater and Dance. A.B. (1995) Amherst College; M.F.A. (2010) Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Nicola M. Courtright*, William McCall Vickery '57 Professor of Art and 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, 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.

Chipo Dendere, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow.  B.A. (2008) Linfield College; M.A. (2012), Ph.D. (2015) Georgia State University.

Thomas Alan Dichter, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (2008) Harvard University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Eleanor Wiske Dillon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2004) Columbia University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Andrew C. Dole, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

John E. Drabinski, Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 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.

Yagil Eliraz, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance. B.A. (2010) Tel-Aviv University; M.F.A. (2016) Yale School of Drama.

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, Winkley 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.

Ninoska M’bewe Escobar, Visiting Instructor of Theater and Dance and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.F.A. (2009) Montclair State University; M.A. (2011) University of Texas at Austin.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson, Karen and Brian Conway ’80, P’18 Presidential Teaching Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Katherine Brutlag Follette, Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.A.  (2004) Middlebury College; M.S. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Arizona.

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.  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.

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.

Kristen S. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (2012) Amherst College; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017) Carnegie Mellon 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, R. John Cooper ’64 Presidential Teaching Professor of Philosophy.  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.

Andreas Georgiou, Visiting Lecturer in Economics. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1989) University of Michigan.

Masha Gessen,  John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy (Political Science).

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 Associate  Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

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.

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

Leah N. Gordon, Lewis-Sebring Visiting Associate Professor in Education Studies (History and American Studies).  A.B. (1997) Brown University; Ph.D. (2008) University of Pennsylvania.

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).  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), M.A., (2008), M.Phil. (2008),   Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

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

Dipankar Gupta, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science.  M.A. (1971) Delhi University; Ph.D. (1977) Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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). 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.

Darryl Harper, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music.  A.B. (1990) Amherst College; M.M. (1996) Rutgers University; D.M.A. (2008) New England Conservatory of Music.

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

Catherine Hartmann, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (2011) University of Virginia; M.A. (2013) University of Chicago Divinity School.

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 and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Jessica Hejny, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science.  B.A. (2003) New York University; M.A. (2007) American University; Ph.D. (2015) University of Oregon.

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.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2011) University of Sussex; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2016) 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.

Dominique C. Hill, Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (2005) Colgate University; M.A. (2008) Miami University; Ph.D. (2014) University of Illinois.

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.

Adam Honig, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Michael E. Hood, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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.

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.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Associate 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.

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.

Kinuyo Kanamaru, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology.  B.S. (2000), M.S. (2002) Shinshu University, Japan; Ph.D. (2011) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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

Laure G. Katsaros, Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat (2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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. 

A. Y. Kim, Lecturer in Statistics. B.Sc. (2003) McGill University; Ph.D. (2011) University of Washington.

Peter Kimani, Visiting Writer in English. M.A. (2002) City University, London; Ph.D. (2014) University of Houston.

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.

Arielle S. Knudsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2010) Centre College; M.A. (2014), Ph.D. (2017) Indiana University.

Michael N. Kunichika, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1999) Reed College;  M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

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, Edward N. Ney '46 Professor in American Institutions (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, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Studies. 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,

Albert Lloret, Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A. (2002) Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona; M.A. (2009) Univeritat de Girona; Ph.D. (2010) Johns Hopkins 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 Associate Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Alberto M. Lopez, Visiting Instructor of Chemistry and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2012) University of Michigan at Dearborn; Ph.D. (expected 2017) Wayne State University.

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

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.

Jen Manion*, Associate Professor of History.  B.A. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. (2008) Rutgers University.

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 Dance. B.A. (2004), Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

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

Pamela B. Matheson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.A. (1982) Hope College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Hofstra University.

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

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, Robert E. Keiter 1957 Post-doctoral Fellow andVisiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Lyle A. McGeoch*, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and 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, Visiting Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jake M. Meginsky, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. B.A. (2001) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.F.A. (2009) Bennington College.

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

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

Jill Suzanne Miller, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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

Elliot Montague, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.F.A. (2002) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2008) University of California at San Diego.

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

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, Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Sanam Nader-Esfahani, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2009) Mount Holyoke College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016) Harvard University.

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

Ingrid Nelson*, Associate 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.

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 of American Institutions and International Diplomacy.  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.

Sarah Olsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2008) Wellesley College; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2016) University of California at Berkeley.

Mona Oraby,Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (2009) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (2017) Northwestern University.

Brahim Oulbeid, Five College Lecturer in Arabic.  B.A. (1991) Ibn Zohr University, Morocco; M.Ed. (2007), M.A. (2010) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

Dianne Pater, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2011) University of New Mexico; Ph.D. (2017) University of California at San Diego.

 Ruxandra Paul, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2006) Williams College; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Nathan K. Pflueger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S. (2009) Stanford University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Manuela Lavinas Picq, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1998), M.A. (1999) Université Pierre Mendès France; Ph.D. (2004) University of Miami.

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.

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.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager 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.

Maribel Rams, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2003), B.A. (2006), M.A. (2010) University of Barcelona; Ph.D. (2016) University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

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.

AshwinRavikumar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2008) University of California at Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

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.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and 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 Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  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*, Associate Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), 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, Henry S. Poler ’59 Presidential Teaching 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) The Johns 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.

Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Licenciatura (1990) National University of Colombia at Bogota; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) University of Toronto.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson, Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology).  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; A.M. (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. (hon. 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.

Caterina Scaramelli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology.  B.A. (2010) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (2016) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leah Schmalzbauer, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon 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.

Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish. B.S. (1989) Georgetown University; M.A. (1995) Arizona State University; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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*, Associate 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.

Steven N. Simon, John J. McCloy ‘16 Visiting Professor of History.  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.T.S. (1977) Harvard University; M.P.A. (1983) Princeton University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims*, Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies.  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, Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes 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-Castillo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Michael D. Stage, Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.S. (1997) California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2003) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 of Humanities and 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.

Susan Stinson, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (1983) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rafael Suarez, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Studies.  B.A. New York University; M.A.  University of Chicago.

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.

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.

Karinne Keithley Syers, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1996) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2006) Brooklyn College; Ph.D. (2014) City University of New York.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

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 and Environmental Studies.  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.

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.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College.

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

Timothy Van Compernolle‡, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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

Olufemi Vaughan‡ Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1981), M.A. (1983) St. John’s University; D.Phil. (1989) University of Oxford.

Niko Vicario, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (2004) Vassar College; Ph.D. (2015) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

Ryan Vigil, Visiting Lecturer in Music. B.M. (2000) Manhattan School of Music; M.A. (2004) Tufts University; D.M.A. (2010) Yale University.

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

John Weinert, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2007) Bard College; M.A. (2012) University of Texas at Austin.

Jonathan Westphal, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1973) Harvard University; M.A. (1975) Sussex University; Ph.D. (1981) University of London.

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.

Joshua M. Wood, VisitingLecturer in Philosophy.  B.A. (2002) University of Missouri at St. Louis; Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (2003) Goethe Institut, Düsseldorf; Ph.D. (2011) Boston University.

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.

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 2017-18. 

†On leave fall semester 2017-18.  

‡On leave spring semester 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

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

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

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

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music, Emerita. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprüfung (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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jenny Adams, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of English.  B.A. University of California at Los Angeles; A.M., Ph.D. University of Chicago.

Scott Alfeld, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S. (2008) University of Utah; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017)  University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College 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.

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.

Alex Baldenko, Visiting Lecturer in Statistics. B.A. (2006) State University of New York at Potsdam; M.S. (2010); Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

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

Daniel P. Barbezat, Ward H. Patton 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*, Associate 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, Senior 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.

Ashfaq A. Bengali, Visiting Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1986) Carleton College; Ph.D. (1992) University of  Minnesota.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American 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.

Ibtissam Bouachrine, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of  Spanish. B.A., M.A. West Virginia University; Ph.D. (Tulane 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.

Dante Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. B.A. (2009) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (2012) Ohio State 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.

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.

Dwight A. Carey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and Post-doctoral Fellow.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016 University of California at Los Angeles.

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.

Stephen F. Cartier, Visiting Professor of Chemistry. B.S. (1985) Boston College; Ph.D. (1995) The Pennsylvania State University.

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

Jun Hee Cho (Jeun), Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, South 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.

Sonya Y. S. Clark, Visiting Artist-in-Residence. A.B. (1989) Amherst College; B.F.A. (1993) Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A. (1995) Cranbrook Academy of Art; A.B. (hon. 2015) Amherst College. 

Ethan D. Clotfelter, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies.  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.

Amy Coddington, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (2008) Macalester College; Ph.D. (2017) University of Virginia.

Michael A. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Psychology.B.A. (2007) Tufts University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Haile Eshe Cole, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.A. (2008) M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Texas at Austin.

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; A.M. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Kathy C. Couch, Visiting Instructor in Theater and Dance. A.B. (1995) Amherst College; M.F.A. (2010) Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Nicola M. Courtright*, William McCall Vickery '57 Professor of Art and 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, 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.

Chipo Dendere, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow.  B.A. (2008) Linfield College; M.A. (2012), Ph.D. (2015) Georgia State University.

Thomas Alan Dichter, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (2008) Harvard University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Eleanor Wiske Dillon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2004) Columbia University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Andrew C. Dole, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

John E. Drabinski, Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 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.

Yagil Eliraz, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance. B.A. (2010) Tel-Aviv University; M.F.A. (2016) Yale School of Drama.

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, Winkley 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.

Ninoska M’bewe Escobar, Visiting Instructor of Theater and Dance and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.F.A. (2009) Montclair State University; M.A. (2011) University of Texas at Austin.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson, Karen and Brian Conway ’80, P’18 Presidential Teaching Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Katherine Brutlag Follette, Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.A.  (2004) Middlebury College; M.S. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Arizona.

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.  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.

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.

Kristen S. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (2012) Amherst College; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017) Carnegie Mellon 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, R. John Cooper ’64 Presidential Teaching Professor of Philosophy.  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.

Andreas Georgiou, Visiting Lecturer in Economics. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1989) University of Michigan.

Masha Gessen,  John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy (Political Science).

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 Associate  Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

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.

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

Leah N. Gordon, Lewis-Sebring Visiting Associate Professor in Education Studies (History and American Studies).  A.B. (1997) Brown University; Ph.D. (2008) University of Pennsylvania.

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).  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), M.A., (2008), M.Phil. (2008),   Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

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

Dipankar Gupta, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science.  M.A. (1971) Delhi University; Ph.D. (1977) Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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). 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.

Darryl Harper, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music.  A.B. (1990) Amherst College; M.M. (1996) Rutgers University; D.M.A. (2008) New England Conservatory of Music.

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

Catherine Hartmann, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (2011) University of Virginia; M.A. (2013) University of Chicago Divinity School.

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 and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Jessica Hejny, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science.  B.A. (2003) New York University; M.A. (2007) American University; Ph.D. (2015) University of Oregon.

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.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2011) University of Sussex; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2016) 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.

Dominique C. Hill, Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (2005) Colgate University; M.A. (2008) Miami University; Ph.D. (2014) University of Illinois.

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.

Adam Honig, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Michael E. Hood, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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.

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.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Associate 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.

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.

Kinuyo Kanamaru, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology.  B.S. (2000), M.S. (2002) Shinshu University, Japan; Ph.D. (2011) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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

Laure G. Katsaros, Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat (2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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. 

A. Y. Kim, Lecturer in Statistics. B.Sc. (2003) McGill University; Ph.D. (2011) University of Washington.

Peter Kimani, Visiting Writer in English. M.A. (2002) City University, London; Ph.D. (2014) University of Houston.

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.

Arielle S. Knudsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2010) Centre College; M.A. (2014), Ph.D. (2017) Indiana University.

Michael N. Kunichika, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1999) Reed College;  M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

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, Edward N. Ney '46 Professor in American Institutions (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, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Studies. 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,

Albert Lloret, Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A. (2002) Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona; M.A. (2009) Univeritat de Girona; Ph.D. (2010) Johns Hopkins 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 Associate Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Alberto M. Lopez, Visiting Instructor of Chemistry and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2012) University of Michigan at Dearborn; Ph.D. (expected 2017) Wayne State University.

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

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.

Jen Manion*, Associate Professor of History.  B.A. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. (2008) Rutgers University.

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 Dance. B.A. (2004), Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

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

Pamela B. Matheson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.A. (1982) Hope College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Hofstra University.

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

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, Robert E. Keiter 1957 Post-doctoral Fellow andVisiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Lyle A. McGeoch*, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and 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, Visiting Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jake M. Meginsky, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. B.A. (2001) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.F.A. (2009) Bennington College.

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

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

Jill Suzanne Miller, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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

Elliot Montague, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.F.A. (2002) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2008) University of California at San Diego.

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

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, Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Sanam Nader-Esfahani, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2009) Mount Holyoke College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016) Harvard University.

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

Ingrid Nelson*, Associate 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.

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 of American Institutions and International Diplomacy.  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.

Sarah Olsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2008) Wellesley College; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2016) University of California at Berkeley.

Mona Oraby,Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (2009) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (2017) Northwestern University.

Brahim Oulbeid, Five College Lecturer in Arabic.  B.A. (1991) Ibn Zohr University, Morocco; M.Ed. (2007), M.A. (2010) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

Dianne Pater, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2011) University of New Mexico; Ph.D. (2017) University of California at San Diego.

 Ruxandra Paul, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2006) Williams College; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Nathan K. Pflueger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S. (2009) Stanford University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Manuela Lavinas Picq, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1998), M.A. (1999) Université Pierre Mendès France; Ph.D. (2004) University of Miami.

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.

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.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager 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.

Maribel Rams, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2003), B.A. (2006), M.A. (2010) University of Barcelona; Ph.D. (2016) University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

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.

AshwinRavikumar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2008) University of California at Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

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.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and 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 Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  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*, Associate Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), 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, Henry S. Poler ’59 Presidential Teaching 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) The Johns 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.

Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Licenciatura (1990) National University of Colombia at Bogota; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) University of Toronto.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson, Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology).  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; A.M. (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. (hon. 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.

Caterina Scaramelli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology.  B.A. (2010) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (2016) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leah Schmalzbauer, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon 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.

Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish. B.S. (1989) Georgetown University; M.A. (1995) Arizona State University; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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*, Associate 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.

Steven N. Simon, John J. McCloy ‘16 Visiting Professor of History.  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.T.S. (1977) Harvard University; M.P.A. (1983) Princeton University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims*, Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies.  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, Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes 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-Castillo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Michael D. Stage, Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.S. (1997) California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2003) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 of Humanities and 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.

Susan Stinson, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (1983) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rafael Suarez, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Studies.  B.A. New York University; M.A.  University of Chicago.

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.

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.

Karinne Keithley Syers, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1996) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2006) Brooklyn College; Ph.D. (2014) City University of New York.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

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 and Environmental Studies.  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.

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.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College.

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

Timothy Van Compernolle‡, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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

Olufemi Vaughan‡ Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1981), M.A. (1983) St. John’s University; D.Phil. (1989) University of Oxford.

Niko Vicario, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (2004) Vassar College; Ph.D. (2015) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

Ryan Vigil, Visiting Lecturer in Music. B.M. (2000) Manhattan School of Music; M.A. (2004) Tufts University; D.M.A. (2010) Yale University.

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

John Weinert, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2007) Bard College; M.A. (2012) University of Texas at Austin.

Jonathan Westphal, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1973) Harvard University; M.A. (1975) Sussex University; Ph.D. (1981) University of London.

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.

Joshua M. Wood, VisitingLecturer in Philosophy.  B.A. (2002) University of Missouri at St. Louis; Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (2003) Goethe Institut, Düsseldorf; Ph.D. (2011) Boston University.

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.

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 2017-18. 

†On leave fall semester 2017-18.  

‡On leave spring semester 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

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

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

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

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music, Emerita. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprüfung (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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jenny Adams, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of English.  B.A. University of California at Los Angeles; A.M., Ph.D. University of Chicago.

Scott Alfeld, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S. (2008) University of Utah; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017)  University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College 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.

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.

Alex Baldenko, Visiting Lecturer in Statistics. B.A. (2006) State University of New York at Potsdam; M.S. (2010); Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

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

Daniel P. Barbezat, Ward H. Patton 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*, Associate 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, Senior 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.

Ashfaq A. Bengali, Visiting Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1986) Carleton College; Ph.D. (1992) University of  Minnesota.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American 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.

Ibtissam Bouachrine, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of  Spanish. B.A., M.A. West Virginia University; Ph.D. (Tulane 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.

Dante Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. B.A. (2009) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (2012) Ohio State 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.

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.

Dwight A. Carey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and Post-doctoral Fellow.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016 University of California at Los Angeles.

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.

Stephen F. Cartier, Visiting Professor of Chemistry. B.S. (1985) Boston College; Ph.D. (1995) The Pennsylvania State University.

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

Jun Hee Cho (Jeun), Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, South 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.

Sonya Y. S. Clark, Visiting Artist-in-Residence. A.B. (1989) Amherst College; B.F.A. (1993) Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A. (1995) Cranbrook Academy of Art; A.B. (hon. 2015) Amherst College. 

Ethan D. Clotfelter, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies.  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.

Amy Coddington, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (2008) Macalester College; Ph.D. (2017) University of Virginia.

Michael A. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Psychology.B.A. (2007) Tufts University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Haile Eshe Cole, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.A. (2008) M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Texas at Austin.

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; A.M. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Kathy C. Couch, Visiting Instructor in Theater and Dance. A.B. (1995) Amherst College; M.F.A. (2010) Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Nicola M. Courtright*, William McCall Vickery '57 Professor of Art and 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, 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.

Chipo Dendere, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow.  B.A. (2008) Linfield College; M.A. (2012), Ph.D. (2015) Georgia State University.

Thomas Alan Dichter, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (2008) Harvard University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Eleanor Wiske Dillon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2004) Columbia University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Andrew C. Dole, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

John E. Drabinski, Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 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.

Yagil Eliraz, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance. B.A. (2010) Tel-Aviv University; M.F.A. (2016) Yale School of Drama.

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, Winkley 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.

Ninoska M’bewe Escobar, Visiting Instructor of Theater and Dance and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.F.A. (2009) Montclair State University; M.A. (2011) University of Texas at Austin.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson, Karen and Brian Conway ’80, P’18 Presidential Teaching Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Katherine Brutlag Follette, Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.A.  (2004) Middlebury College; M.S. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Arizona.

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.  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.

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.

Kristen S. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (2012) Amherst College; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017) Carnegie Mellon 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, R. John Cooper ’64 Presidential Teaching Professor of Philosophy.  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.

Andreas Georgiou, Visiting Lecturer in Economics. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1989) University of Michigan.

Masha Gessen,  John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy (Political Science).

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 Associate  Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

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.

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

Leah N. Gordon, Lewis-Sebring Visiting Associate Professor in Education Studies (History and American Studies).  A.B. (1997) Brown University; Ph.D. (2008) University of Pennsylvania.

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).  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), M.A., (2008), M.Phil. (2008),   Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

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

Dipankar Gupta, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science.  M.A. (1971) Delhi University; Ph.D. (1977) Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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). 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.

Darryl Harper, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music.  A.B. (1990) Amherst College; M.M. (1996) Rutgers University; D.M.A. (2008) New England Conservatory of Music.

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

Catherine Hartmann, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (2011) University of Virginia; M.A. (2013) University of Chicago Divinity School.

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 and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Jessica Hejny, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science.  B.A. (2003) New York University; M.A. (2007) American University; Ph.D. (2015) University of Oregon.

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.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2011) University of Sussex; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2016) 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.

Dominique C. Hill, Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (2005) Colgate University; M.A. (2008) Miami University; Ph.D. (2014) University of Illinois.

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.

Adam Honig, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Michael E. Hood, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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.

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.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Associate 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.

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.

Kinuyo Kanamaru, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology.  B.S. (2000), M.S. (2002) Shinshu University, Japan; Ph.D. (2011) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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

Laure G. Katsaros, Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat (2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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. 

A. Y. Kim, Lecturer in Statistics. B.Sc. (2003) McGill University; Ph.D. (2011) University of Washington.

Peter Kimani, Visiting Writer in English. M.A. (2002) City University, London; Ph.D. (2014) University of Houston.

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.

Arielle S. Knudsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2010) Centre College; M.A. (2014), Ph.D. (2017) Indiana University.

Michael N. Kunichika, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1999) Reed College;  M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

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, Edward N. Ney '46 Professor in American Institutions (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, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Studies. 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,

Albert Lloret, Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A. (2002) Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona; M.A. (2009) Univeritat de Girona; Ph.D. (2010) Johns Hopkins 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 Associate Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Alberto M. Lopez, Visiting Instructor of Chemistry and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2012) University of Michigan at Dearborn; Ph.D. (expected 2017) Wayne State University.

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

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.

Jen Manion*, Associate Professor of History.  B.A. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. (2008) Rutgers University.

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 Dance. B.A. (2004), Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

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

Pamela B. Matheson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.A. (1982) Hope College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Hofstra University.

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

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, Robert E. Keiter 1957 Post-doctoral Fellow andVisiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Lyle A. McGeoch*, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and 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, Visiting Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jake M. Meginsky, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. B.A. (2001) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.F.A. (2009) Bennington College.

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

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

Jill Suzanne Miller, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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

Elliot Montague, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.F.A. (2002) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2008) University of California at San Diego.

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

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, Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Sanam Nader-Esfahani, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2009) Mount Holyoke College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016) Harvard University.

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

Ingrid Nelson*, Associate 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.

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 of American Institutions and International Diplomacy.  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.

Sarah Olsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2008) Wellesley College; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2016) University of California at Berkeley.

Mona Oraby,Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (2009) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (2017) Northwestern University.

Brahim Oulbeid, Five College Lecturer in Arabic.  B.A. (1991) Ibn Zohr University, Morocco; M.Ed. (2007), M.A. (2010) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

Dianne Pater, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2011) University of New Mexico; Ph.D. (2017) University of California at San Diego.

 Ruxandra Paul, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2006) Williams College; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Nathan K. Pflueger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S. (2009) Stanford University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Manuela Lavinas Picq, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1998), M.A. (1999) Université Pierre Mendès France; Ph.D. (2004) University of Miami.

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.

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.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager 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.

Maribel Rams, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2003), B.A. (2006), M.A. (2010) University of Barcelona; Ph.D. (2016) University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

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.

AshwinRavikumar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2008) University of California at Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

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.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and 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 Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  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*, Associate Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), 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, Henry S. Poler ’59 Presidential Teaching 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) The Johns 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.

Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Licenciatura (1990) National University of Colombia at Bogota; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) University of Toronto.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson, Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology).  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; A.M. (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. (hon. 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.

Caterina Scaramelli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology.  B.A. (2010) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (2016) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leah Schmalzbauer, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon 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.

Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish. B.S. (1989) Georgetown University; M.A. (1995) Arizona State University; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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*, Associate 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.

Steven N. Simon, John J. McCloy ‘16 Visiting Professor of History.  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.T.S. (1977) Harvard University; M.P.A. (1983) Princeton University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims*, Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies.  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, Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes 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-Castillo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Michael D. Stage, Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.S. (1997) California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2003) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 of Humanities and 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.

Susan Stinson, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (1983) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rafael Suarez, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Studies.  B.A. New York University; M.A.  University of Chicago.

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.

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.

Karinne Keithley Syers, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1996) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2006) Brooklyn College; Ph.D. (2014) City University of New York.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

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 and Environmental Studies.  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.

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.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College.

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

Timothy Van Compernolle‡, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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

Olufemi Vaughan‡ Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1981), M.A. (1983) St. John’s University; D.Phil. (1989) University of Oxford.

Niko Vicario, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (2004) Vassar College; Ph.D. (2015) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

Ryan Vigil, Visiting Lecturer in Music. B.M. (2000) Manhattan School of Music; M.A. (2004) Tufts University; D.M.A. (2010) Yale University.

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

John Weinert, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2007) Bard College; M.A. (2012) University of Texas at Austin.

Jonathan Westphal, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1973) Harvard University; M.A. (1975) Sussex University; Ph.D. (1981) University of London.

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.

Joshua M. Wood, VisitingLecturer in Philosophy.  B.A. (2002) University of Missouri at St. Louis; Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (2003) Goethe Institut, Düsseldorf; Ph.D. (2011) Boston University.

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.

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 2017-18. 

†On leave fall semester 2017-18.  

‡On leave spring semester 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

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

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

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

Jenny L. Kallick, Professor of Music, Emerita. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sigrit Schütz, Senior Lecturer in German, Emerita. Zwischenprüfung (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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jenny Adams, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of English.  B.A. University of California at Los Angeles; A.M., Ph.D. University of Chicago.

Scott Alfeld, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S. (2008) University of Utah; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017)  University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Gabriel Arboleda, Five College 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.

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.

Alex Baldenko, Visiting Lecturer in Statistics. B.A. (2006) State University of New York at Potsdam; M.S. (2010); Ph.D. (2013) University of Connecticut.

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

Daniel P. Barbezat, Ward H. Patton 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*, Associate 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, Senior 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.

Ashfaq A. Bengali, Visiting Professor of Chemistry.  B.A. (1986) Carleton College; Ph.D. (1992) University of  Minnesota.

Wendy H. Bergoffen, Lecturer in American 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.

Ibtissam Bouachrine, Five College Visiting Associate Professor of  Spanish. B.A., M.A. West Virginia University; Ph.D. (Tulane 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.

Dante Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. B.A. (2009) Wesleyan University; M.F.A. (2012) Ohio State 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.

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.

Dwight A. Carey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and Post-doctoral Fellow.  B.A. (2006) Oberlin College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016 University of California at Los Angeles.

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.

Stephen F. Cartier, Visiting Professor of Chemistry. B.S. (1985) Boston College; Ph.D. (1995) The Pennsylvania State University.

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

Jun Hee Cho (Jeun), Assistant Professor of History. B.A. (2002), M.A. (2005) Seoul National University, South 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.

Sonya Y. S. Clark, Visiting Artist-in-Residence. A.B. (1989) Amherst College; B.F.A. (1993) Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A. (1995) Cranbrook Academy of Art; A.B. (hon. 2015) Amherst College. 

Ethan D. Clotfelter, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies.  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.

Amy Coddington, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. (2008) Macalester College; Ph.D. (2017) University of Virginia.

Michael A. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Psychology.B.A. (2007) Tufts University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Haile Eshe Cole, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.A. (2008) M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2014) University of Texas at Austin.

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; A.M. (hon. 2010) Amherst College.

Kathy C. Couch, Visiting Instructor in Theater and Dance. A.B. (1995) Amherst College; M.F.A. (2010) Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Nicola M. Courtright*, William McCall Vickery '57 Professor of Art and 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, 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.

Chipo Dendere, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow.  B.A. (2008) Linfield College; M.A. (2012), Ph.D. (2015) Georgia State University.

Thomas Alan Dichter, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. B.A. (2008) Harvard University; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Eleanor Wiske Dillon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.A. (2004) Columbia University; M.A. (2008), Ph.D. (2012) University of Michigan.

Andrew C. Dole, Professor of Religion.  B.A. (1989) Yale University; M.A. (1997) Yale Divinity School; Ph.D. (2004) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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; A.M. (hon. 2005) Amherst College.

John E. Drabinski, Charles Hamilton Houston ’15 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.

Yagil Eliraz, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance. B.A. (2010) Tel-Aviv University; M.F.A. (2016) Yale School of Drama.

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, Winkley 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.

Ninoska M’bewe Escobar, Visiting Instructor of Theater and Dance and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.F.A. (2009) Montclair State University; M.A. (2011) University of Texas at Austin.

Jeffrey B. Ferguson, Karen and Brian Conway ’80, P’18 Presidential Teaching Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1985) Harvard College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2012) Amherst College.

Katherine Brutlag Follette, Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.A.  (2004) Middlebury College; M.S. (2010), Ph.D. (2014) University of Arizona.

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.  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.

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.

Kristen S. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. A.B. (2012) Amherst College; M.S. (2015), Ph.D. (2017) Carnegie Mellon 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, R. John Cooper ’64 Presidential Teaching Professor of Philosophy.  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.

Andreas Georgiou, Visiting Lecturer in Economics. A.B. (1983) Amherst College; Ph.D. (1989) University of Michigan.

Masha Gessen,  John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy (Political Science).

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 Associate  Professor of History and Russian.  M.A. (1999) Central European University, Budapest; Ph.D. (2004) Rutgers University.

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.

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

Leah N. Gordon, Lewis-Sebring Visiting Associate Professor in Education Studies (History and American Studies).  A.B. (1997) Brown University; Ph.D. (2008) University of Pennsylvania.

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).  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), M.A., (2008), M.Phil. (2008),   Ph.D. (2011) Yale University.

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

Dipankar Gupta, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science.  M.A. (1971) Delhi University; Ph.D. (1977) Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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). 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.

Darryl Harper, Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Professor of Music.  A.B. (1990) Amherst College; M.M. (1996) Rutgers University; D.M.A. (2008) New England Conservatory of Music.

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

Catherine Hartmann, Visiting Lecturer in Religion.  B.A. (2011) University of Virginia; M.A. (2013) University of Chicago Divinity School.

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 and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader.  B.A. (1991) Reed College; Ph.D. (1999) Harvard University; A.M. (hon. 2014) Amherst College.

Jessica Hejny, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science.  B.A. (2003) New York University; M.A. (2007) American University; Ph.D. (2015) University of Oregon.

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.

Alec Fazackerley Hickmott, Visiting Lecturer in Black Studies and History.  B.A. (2007), M.Phil. (2011) University of Sussex; M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2016) 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.

Dominique C. Hill, Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (2005) Colgate University; M.A. (2008) Miami University; Ph.D. (2014) University of Illinois.

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.

Adam Honig, Professor of Economics.  B.A. (1997), M.A. (2000), M.Phil. (2001), Ph.D. (2004) Columbia University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Michael E. Hood, Professor of Biology.  B.A. (1991), M.S. (1992) University of Virginia; Ph.D. (1996) North Carolina State University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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.

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.

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.

Sheila S. Jaswal, Associate 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.

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.

Kinuyo Kanamaru, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology.  B.S. (2000), M.S. (2002) Shinshu University, Japan; Ph.D. (2011) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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

Laure G. Katsaros, Professor of French.  Maîtrise (1995) Ecole Normale Superiéure, Paris; Thèse de doctorat (2000) University Paris VII-Denis Diderot; Ph.D. (2003) Yale University; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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. 

A. Y. Kim, Lecturer in Statistics. B.Sc. (2003) McGill University; Ph.D. (2011) University of Washington.

Peter Kimani, Visiting Writer in English. M.A. (2002) City University, London; Ph.D. (2014) University of Houston.

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.

Arielle S. Knudsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.  B.S. (2010) Centre College; M.A. (2014), Ph.D. (2017) Indiana University.

Michael N. Kunichika, Associate Professor of Russian.  B.A. (1999) Reed College;  M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2007) University of California at Berkeley.

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, Edward N. Ney '46 Professor in American Institutions (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, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Studies. 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,

Albert Lloret, Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A. (2002) Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona; M.A. (2009) Univeritat de Girona; Ph.D. (2010) Johns Hopkins 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 Associate Professor of Architectural Studies (European Studies).  B.Arch. (1999) Roger Williams University; M.S.-AAD (2000) Columbia University.

Alberto M. Lopez, Visiting Instructor of Chemistry and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2012) University of Michigan at Dearborn; Ph.D. (expected 2017) Wayne State University.

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

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.

Jen Manion*, Associate Professor of History.  B.A. (1997) University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. (2008) Rutgers University.

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 Dance. B.A. (2004), Bennington College; M.F.A. (2010) Smith College.

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

Pamela B. Matheson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.A. (1982) Hope College; M.A. (1983), Ph.D. (1986) Hofstra University.

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

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, Robert E. Keiter 1957 Post-doctoral Fellow andVisiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.  B.A. (2009) Bowdoin College; M.S. (2011), Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Lyle A. McGeoch*, Brian E. Boyle ’69 Professor of Mathematics and 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, Visiting Lecturer in American Studies. A.B. (1971) Cornell University; M.B.A. (1979) Simmons College; Ed.D. (1990) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jake M. Meginsky, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance. B.A. (2001) University of Massachusetts at Amherst; M.F.A. (2009) Bennington College.

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

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

Jill Suzanne Miller, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1992) Colorado College; M.S. (1997), Ph.D. (2000) University of Arizona; A.M. (hon. 2016) Amherst College.

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

Elliot Montague, Visiting Lecturer in Art and the History of Art. B.F.A. (2002) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2008) University of California at San Diego.

Joseph G. Moore, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies.  B.A. (1986) University of California at Berkeley; M.A. (1989), Ph.D. (1994) Cornell University; A.M. (hon. 2008) Amherst College.

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, Professor of Black Studies and History.  B.A. (1998) Northwestern University; Ph.D. (2004) Brandeis University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College. 

Sanam Nader-Esfahani, Assistant Professor of French.  B.A. (2009) Mount Holyoke College; M.A. (2011), Ph.D. (2016) Harvard University.

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

Ingrid Nelson*, Associate 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.

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 of American Institutions and International Diplomacy.  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.

Sarah Olsen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.  B.A. (2008) Wellesley College; M.A. (2009), Ph.D. (2016) University of California at Berkeley.

Mona Oraby,Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  B.A. (2009) Rutgers University; Ph.D. (2017) Northwestern University.

Brahim Oulbeid, Five College Lecturer in Arabic.  B.A. (1991) Ibn Zohr University, Morocco; M.Ed. (2007), M.A. (2010) University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

Dianne Pater, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar.  B.S. (2011) University of New Mexico; Ph.D. (2017) University of California at San Diego.

 Ruxandra Paul, Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A. (2006) Williams College; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Nathan K. Pflueger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S. (2009) Stanford University; Ph.D. (2014) Harvard University.

Manuela Lavinas Picq, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A. (1998), M.A. (1999) Université Pierre Mendès France; Ph.D. (2004) University of Miami.

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.

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.

Stanley J. Rabinowitz‡, Henry Steele Commager 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.

Maribel Rams, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish.  B.A. (2003), B.A. (2006), M.A. (2010) University of Barcelona; Ph.D. (2016) University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

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.

AshwinRavikumar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.S. (2008) University of California at Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D. (2013) University of Colorado at Boulder.

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.

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art and 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 Asian Languages and Civilizations and History.  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*, Associate Professor of Music. B.A. (1998) Sonoma State University; M.A. (2000), 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, Henry S. Poler ’59 Presidential Teaching 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) The Johns 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.

Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Licenciatura (1990) National University of Colombia at Bogota; M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2009) University of Toronto.

Catherine Ashley Sanderson, Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology).  A.B. (1990) Stanford University; M.S. (1993), Ph.D. (1997) Princeton University; A.M. (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. (hon. 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.

Caterina Scaramelli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology.  B.A. (2010) London School of Economics; Ph.D. (2016) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leah Schmalzbauer, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon 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.

Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish. B.S. (1989) Georgetown University; M.A. (1995) Arizona State University; Ph.D. (2000) Stanford University; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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*, Associate 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.

Steven N. Simon, John J. McCloy ‘16 Visiting Professor of History.  B.A. (1974) Columbia University; M.T.S. (1977) Harvard University; M.P.A. (1983) Princeton University.

Katharine R. Emans Sims*, Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies.  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, Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes 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-Castillo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  B.S. (2008) Universidad de Costa Rica; Ph.D. (2015) Purdue University.

Michael D. Stage, Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy.  B.S. (1997) California Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (2003) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 of Humanities and 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.

Susan Stinson, Visiting Lecturer in English.  B.A. (1983) University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rafael Suarez, John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Studies.  B.A. New York University; M.A.  University of Chicago.

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.

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.

Karinne Keithley Syers, Visiting Lecturer in Theater and Dance.  B.A. (1996) Hampshire College; M.F.A. (2006) Brooklyn College; Ph.D. (2014) City University of New York.

Marilyn Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance.

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 and Environmental Studies.  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.

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.

Sarah M. Turgeon, Professor of Psychology (Neuroscience). B.A. (1989) Kenyon College; Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan; A.M. (hon. 2011) Amherst College.

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

Timothy Van Compernolle‡, 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; A.M. (hon. 2017) Amherst College.

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

Olufemi Vaughan‡ Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies.  B.A. (1981), M.A. (1983) St. John’s University; D.Phil. (1989) University of Oxford.

Niko Vicario, Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art. B.A. (2004) Vassar College; Ph.D. (2015) Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

Ryan Vigil, Visiting Lecturer in Music. B.M. (2000) Manhattan School of Music; M.A. (2004) Tufts University; D.M.A. (2010) Yale University.

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

John Weinert, Five College Lecturer in Arabic. B.A. (2007) Bard College; M.A. (2012) University of Texas at Austin.

Jonathan Westphal, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.  B.A. (1973) Harvard University; M.A. (1975) Sussex University; Ph.D. (1981) University of London.

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.

Joshua M. Wood, VisitingLecturer in Philosophy.  B.A. (2002) University of Missouri at St. Louis; Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (2003) Goethe Institut, Düsseldorf; Ph.D. (2011) Boston University.

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.

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 2017-18. 

†On leave fall semester 2017-18.  

‡On leave spring semester 2017-18