First Year Seminar Faculty

Katrina Karkazis

Katrina Karkazis

Professor of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader; Chair of First Year Seminar (On Leave 7/1/2024 - 6/30/2025)

Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Morgan Hall Room 111

Contributing Faculty

Carol Y. Bailey

Carol Y. Bailey

Professor of Black Studies

413-542-5832 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Cooper House Room 102
Wendy H. Bergoffen

Wendy H. Bergoffen

Senior Lecturer in American Studies

413-542-5524 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Morgan Hall Room 101A
Sara J. Brenneis

Sara J. Brenneis

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Spanish

413-542-2967 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Barrett Hall Room 106
Monika Brodnicka

Monika Brodnicka

Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Religion

Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Chapin Hall Room 111
Douglas Culhane

Douglas Culhane

Senior Lecturer in Art and the History of Art

413-542-5548 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Fayerweather Hall Room 203
Andrew C. Dole

Andrew C. Dole

Professor of Religion; Chair of Religion

413-542-5001 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Chapin Hall Room 112
Brett Donohoe

Brett Donohoe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Frost Library Room A016
Lawrence R. Douglas

Lawrence R. Douglas

James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

413-542-7926 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Clark House Room 205
Erica Drennan

Erica Drennan

Associate Director and Head of Collections

Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Webster Hall Room 202
Thomas L. Dumm

Thomas L. Dumm

William H. Hastie '25 Professor of Political Science

413-542-2349 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Clark House Room 104
Lorne Falk

Lorne Falk

Lecturer in Political Science

413-542-2318 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Frost Library Room 307
Alexander George

Alexander George

Rachel and Michael Deutch Professor of Philosophy

413-542-5802 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Cooper House Room 307
Deborah B. Gewertz

Deborah B. Gewertz

G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology

413-542-2741 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Morgan Hall Room 203C
Amelie E. Hastie

Amelie E. Hastie

Nancy and Douglas D. Abbey '71 Professor of English in Film and Media Studies

413-542-5438 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Johnson Chapel Room 101
Robert T. Hayashi

Robert T. Hayashi

Professor of American Studies

413-542-5346 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Morgan Hall Room 302
Catherine V. Infante

Catherine V. Infante

Associate Professor of Spanish; Chair of Spanish

413-542-5866 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Grosvenor House Room 020
Rachel A. Levin

Rachel A. Levin

Senior Lecturer in Biology & Environmental Studies

413-542-8333 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Science Center Room B312
Peter T. Lobdell

Peter T. Lobdell

Senior Resident Artist in the Department of Theater and Dance; Emeritus

Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu
Rick A. Lopez

Rick A. Lopez

Anson D. Morse 1871 Professor of History and Professor of Environmental Studies

413-542-2337 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Lyceum Room 308
Trent E. Maxey

Trent E. Maxey

Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations and History

413-542-8202 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Lyceum Room 320
Molly Mead

Molly Mead

Lecturer in American Studies

Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu
Jill S. Miller

Jill S. Miller

Professor of Biology and Thomas F. Pick Reader in Environmental Studies

413-542-2168 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Science Center Room B322
Klara Moricz

Klara Moricz

Henry S. Poler '59 Presidential Teaching Professor of Music

413-542-8307 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Arms Music Center Room 005
Yael R. Rice

Yael R. Rice

Associate Professor of Art & the History of Art and of Asian Languages and Civilizations; Chair of Architectural Studies

413-542-5520 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Fayerweather Hall Room 208
Frank Leon Roberts

Frank Leon Roberts

Assistant Professor of English

Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu
Austin D. Sarat

Austin D. Sarat

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science

413-542-2308 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Clark House Room 101
Leah C. Schmalzbauer

Leah C. Schmalzbauer

Clarence Francis 1910 Professor in the Social Sciences; Faculty Athletics Representative; Chair of American Studies

413-542-5858 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Morgan Hall Room 306
Nishiten Shah

Nishiten Shah

Professor of Philosophy

413-542-8556 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Cooper House Room 202
Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos

Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos

Assistant Professor of Religion

Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Chapin Hall Room 209
Timothy J. Van Compernolle

Timothy J. Van Compernolle

Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations; Chair of Asian Languages and Civilizations

413-542-2269 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Webster Hall Room 104
Vanessa Walker

Vanessa Walker

Gordon Levin Associate Professor of History (Diplomatic History)

413-542-5662 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Lyceum Room 306
Lei Ying

Lei Ying

Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations

413-542-5960 Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail info@amherst.edu if you require contact info @amherst.edu Webster Hall Room 106