Dean of the Faculty

Academic Departments and Chairs 2015-2016

American Studies

 Chair: Robert T. Hayashi 
 Academic Department Coordinator: Karen Graves
 413-542-2246

Anthropology and Sociology

 Chair: Jerome L. Himmelstein 
 Academic Department Coordinator: Karen Graves
 413-542-2193

Architectural Studies

   Chair: Heidi Gilpin
   Academic Department Coordinator: JoAnn Lawrence
   413-542-2312

Art and the History of Art

 Chair: Robert T. Sweeney
 Academic Department Coordinator: Louise Beckett
 413-542-2365

Asian Languages and Civilizations

 Chair: Monica M. Ringer (fall)
 Academic Department Coordinator: Christopher Williford
 413-542-5841

Biology

 Chair: Michael E. Hood
 Academic Department Coordinator: Karen Racz
 413-542-2314

Bio Chemistry/Bio Physics

Chair: Patrick L. Williamson
Academic Department Coordinator: Catherine Stillerman
413-542-2342

Black Studies

    Chair: John E. Drabinski
    Academic Department Coordinator: Karla Keyes
    413-542-5800

   Chemistry

              Chair: David E. Hansen
              Academic Department Coordinator: Catherine Stillerman
              413-542-2342

   Classics

      Chair: Rebecca H. Sinos
      Academic Department Coordinator: Laurie Canter
      413-542-2189

  Computer Science      

             Chair: John E. Rager
             Academic Department Coordinator: Anne Torrey
             413-542-2100

Creative Writing

          Director: Daniel J. Hall
          Academic Department Coordinator: Catherine Newman
          413-542-8200

Economics

Chair: Adam D. Honig
Academic Department Coordinator: Jeanne Reinle
413-542-2249

English

Chair: Geoffrey D. Sanborn
Director of Studies: Judith E. Frank (fall)
                           C. Rhonda Cobham-Sander (spring)
Academic Department Coordinator: Julie Howland
413-542-2672
Assistant to the Faculty: Bette Kanner
413-542-2231

Environmental Studies

Chair: Ethan J. Temeles
Academic Department Coordinator: Diane Hutton                                413-542-2233                   

European Studies

Chair: Nicola M. Courtright
Academic Department Coordinator: JoAnn Lawrence
413-542-2312

Film and Media Studies

Chair: Amelie E. Hastie         
Academic Department Coordinator: Elizabeth Kolenda                       413-542-2304

French

Chair: Paul V. Rockwell
Academic Department Coordinator: Elizabeth Eddy
413-542-2317

Geology

Chair: Peter D. Crowley (fall)
         Tekla A. Harms (spring)
Academic Department Coordinator: Diane Hutton                               
413-542-2233

German

Chair: Heidi Gilpin
Academic Department Coordinator: JoAnn Lawrence
413-542-2312

History

Chair: Trent E. Maxey
Academic Department Coordinator: Tracie Rubeck
413-542-2229

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

Chair: Austin D. Sarat (fall)
         Lawrence R. Douglas  (spring)
Academic Department Coordinator: Megan Estes-Ryan
413-542-2380

Mathematics and Statistics

Chair: Tanya L. Leise         
Academic Department Coordinator: Anne Torrey
413-542-2100

Music

Chair: Eric W. Sawyer
Academic Department Coordinator: Suzette Farnham
413-542-2364

Neuroscience

Chair: Sarah M. Turgeon
Academic Department Coordinator: Isabel Margolin
413-542-2217

Philosophy

Chair: Joseph G. Moore
Academic Department Coordinator: Dee Brace
413-542-5805

Physical Education

Director of Athletics: Donald R. Faulstick
Academic Department Coordinator: Christine Almeida
413-542-8266

Physics and Astronomy

Chair: William A. Loinaz
Academic Department Coordinator: Ellen Feld
413-542-2251

Political Science

Chair: Amrita Basu
Academic Department Coordinator: Theresa Laizer
413-542-2208
Department Secretary: Donna Simpter
413-542-2318

Psychology

Chair: John-Paul Baird 
Academic Department Coordinator: Isabel Margolin
413-542-2217 

Religion

Chair: Susan Niditch
Academic Department Coordinator: Diane Dix
413-542-2181

Russian

Chair: Catherine A. Ciepiela         
Academic Department Coordinator: Elizabeth Damon
413-542-2350

Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies

Chair: Frederick T. Griffiths
Academic Department Coordinator: Stephanie Kvam
413-542-5781

Spanish

Chair: Ilan Stavans
Academic Department Coordinator: Lauren Franks
413-542-2317

Theater and Dance

Chair: Wendy Woodson
Academic Department Coordinator: Stephanie Vieira
413-542-2411