Debbora Battaglia has presented and published extensively on alterity, belonging, and future-making, most recently at intersections of science and technology, cosmopolitics, ethics, socioaesthetics, and nature/culture. Her books include E.T. Culture: Anthropology in Outerspaces (Duke UP), Rhetorics of Self-Making, ed. (University of California Press), and On the Bones of the Serpent: Person, Memory, and Mortality in Sabarl Island Society (University of Chicago Press), in addition to special issues and a monograph. Her current project moves into questions concerning interbeing ethics.
Specialty: Shakespeare; English Renaissance literature. Phone: 413-253-9166
Professor Bowie has interests in logic, the philosophy of mind, of language, and the philosophy of logic.
Sheila Ewing Browne
Specialty: Shakespeare; English Renaissance literature
Jill L. Bubier
Jill L. Bubier is a field scientist who studies the responses of northern ecosystems to environmental change. She focuses on boreal and subarctic peatlands, measuring greenhouse gas exchanges and plant-soil interactions, in order to understand feedbacks to atmospheric nitrogen deposition and climate change. Bubier's research has taken her to peatlands of Canada, Alaska, and Scandinavia, and has been supported by NASA, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation. Her work involves collaboration with an international team of scientists and training undergraduates, many of whom have co-authored scientific papers with her.
Nancy B. Campbell
James T. Cavanaugh
Jen Christiansen’s major interest and concern is the politics and economics of global climate change. Other research interests and many of his recent publications focus on questions of comparative economic performance in the G-7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, and U.S.). Christiansen has a keen interest in environmental issues and is actively involved in Mount Holyoke’s Environmental Studies program, of which he is a founding member.
Carolyn P. Collette
Carolyn Collete's specialties include: Late Medieval Anglo-French culture; Chaucer; Multilingualism in later medieval England; Cilician Armenia; Semiotic theory; Christine de Pizan; Women writers of the Renaissance; nineteenth-century fiction
Joanne V. Creighton
Jane F. Crosthwaite
Edwina J. Cruise
Tom R. Dennis
Alan H. Durfee
Alan Durfee specializes in topology and algebraic geometry.
Specialty: 19th-century poetry; British literature; Victorian Novel, especially Dickens and Eliot; Beckett; Greek tragedy; Joseph Conrad
Vincent A. Ferraro
Harold Garrett-Goodyear's specialties include: Women, spirituality, and power; medieval conflicts and boundaries; notions of justice in history.
John T. Grayson
Gruber's current research interests are programmed cell death in plants and examining the nucleoskeleton in plant cells. He is researching a primitive eukaryote, Giardia, conducting experiments to probe its nucleoskeleton.
Sue Ellen F. Gruber
Eugene D. Hill
Using an insect model of coevolution, Karen Hollis studies the predator-prey relationship between larval antlions, insects that capture prey in carefully constructed pit traps, and ants, which often stumble into those traps. Hollis and her students have shown that antlions can learn to anticipate prey arrival, providing them with an enormous predatory advantage. On the other side of this competition, some species of ants not only are able to rescue nestmates that fall into antlion pits using precisely directed and highly sophisticated maneuvers, but also learn to avoid pits after a single encounter with antlions. Currently, Hollis is investigating the genetic mediation of ants’ rescue behavior: It seems that some fathers produce kinder daughters.
Jeffrey A. Knight
Jeffrey Knight is the editor of both volumes of Encyclopedia of Genetics, the author of numerous articles, and a contributor to many textbooks and encyclopedias. His current research interests include mitochondrial ribosomal biogenesis in yeast, the fine-structure analysis of mitochondrial genes in yeast, and genetically engineered ribozyme expression in yeast.
Specialty: American literature; late 19th century through early 20th century literature; women writers; nature writing; women's autobiography and biography.
Frederick McGinness's specialties include European history, society, and culture.
Will J. Millard
Marion G. Miller
James Morrow specializes in Mathematics education.
Fred Moseley is one of the foremost scholars in the world today on Marxian economic theory (as a theory of capitalism). His works have been translated into nine languages. He especially enjoys teaching economics at Mount Holyoke, because the students are very intelligent young women from all over the world, who are eager to learn.
Harriet Pollatsek specializes in finite groups and finite geometries, difference sets, and quantum error correction.
Specialty: 19th and 20th century British literature; History of criticism and critical theory; 20th century British, American and world fiction (in translation); Science Fiction; Computers and literature
Patricia Ramsey's research and teaching are focused on early social and attitudinal development. Along with her students, she has studied many aspects of young children's peer relationships: how they initiate contact, resolve conflicts, avoid cross-sex peers, and show concern for each other. They also studied how children develop early attitudes about gender, race, and social class and how teaching from a multicultural perspective affects children's early awareness and attitudes about groups of people that are unfamiliar to them. In addition, she is interested in the effects of media on children’s attitudes and children’s awareness of the natural environment.
Robert Schwartz is a European historian keenly interested in the history of environmental change and public health. In his course,`Research Methods in History, Environmental Change and Public Health`, students explore how industrialization and the growth of cities in Victorian Britain affected infant mortality and the spread of infectious diseases; how the state, local governments, and medical professionals responded to these problems in public health; and how the history of environmental change and public health inform policy and practice today.
Robert B. Shaw
Specialty: Poetry writing; modern British and American poetry; 17th century literature; 20th century American Southern writing
Robert B. Shilkret
Robert Shilkret has specialized in personality development and abnormal psychology. His research focus has been exploring how students develop, accomplish goals and overcome unconscious obstructions. He is also interested in the connection between early parenting experiences and college adjustment.
Gary Steigerwalt performs in four-hand and duo-piano recitals with his wife, pianist Dana Muller. Together they have recorded four-hand works by Franz Schubert (a portion of which is heard on the soundtrack of the motion picture Good Will Hunting), works by three late nineteenth-century Romantic composers, and works by a number of early twentieth-century European composers for Centaur Records. In addition to teaching and performing, Steigerwalt is working on a biography of the Scottish American pianist and composer Helen Hopekirk (1856–1945).
Carole E. Straw
Carole Straw's specialties include: Late antique and medieval history: church history, classical traditions and Christianity, martyrdom, monasticism.
Margaret L. Switten
Margaret Switten's specialities include: French and Occitan language and literature of the Middle Ages; music and poetry of the Middle Ages; French literature of the eighteenth century.
Nicole C. Vaget
Indira Viswanathan Peterson
Indira Peterson teaches The Classical Literature of India; Indian Women: Literary and Cultural Perspectives; The Great Epics of India: Representations and Interpretations; Hinduism; Sacred Narratives in the Hindu Tradition; Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore: Nonviolence, the Nation, and the World; Indian Civilization; Sanskrit language; and Modern Indian Fiction.
Thomas E. Wartenberg
Thomas Wartenberg specializes in the philosophy of film. He has written and edited a number of books in this area, including Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy and Fight Club, both published by Routledge. Among the courses he teaches are: The Philosophy of Film and Film Theory and Philosophy. Wartenberg's other areas of expertise include philosophy for children and aesthetics.
Gabriele Wittig Davis
Gabriele Wittig Davis, retired in 2016, taught courses in both German and English, in German area studies as well as European and film studies. Furthermore, her long-standing investigations into Romanticism and gender role redefinitions as well as her studies into concepts of race and ethnicity from the late 18th-century to the present contributed to offerings on gender and migration studies.