Faculty Profiles

Mount Holyoke's faculty members are innovative teachers dedicated to their students, and also active scholars, research scientists, and creative artists passionate about their disciplines.

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Martha Ackmann, Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, on leave full year 2016/17
Katherine Aidala, Chair and Associate Professor of Physics, Chair of Engineering
Nigel Alderman, Associate Professor of English & Director of Studies for the Department
David Allen, Head Swim Coach; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education & Athletics
Douglas J. Amy, Professor of Politics
Alexi Arango, Assistant Professor of Physics
Bruce M. Arnold, Associate Professor of Classics, on sabbatical

B

Elif Babül, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Sarah Bacon, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Kate Ballantine, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Lisa A. Ballesteros, Associate Professor of Computer Science
Patricia Banks, Associate Professor of Sociology
Virginia Bastable, Director of the Mathematics Leadership Program
Beverley J.M. Bell, Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Christopher Benfey, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English, on leave Fall 2016/Spring 2017
Bettina Bergmann, Helene Phillips Herzig '49 Professor of Art
Katie Berry, Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Katherine Binder, Chair of Psychology and Education Department, Professor of Psychology
Robin Blaetz, Professor of Film Studies, Film Studies Steering Committee, on leave Spring 2017
Catherine Bloom, Language Instructor
Patricia Brennan, Visiting Lecturer of Biological Sciences
Kyle Broaders, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Renae Brodie, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Chair of Neuroscience
Anat Burger, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Margaret Butterfield, Visiting Instructor in Religion

C

Amy Hitchcock Camp, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Esther Castro Cuenca, Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Spanish Language Program Director
Wei Chen, Marilyn Dawson Sarles, M.D. Professor of Chemistry
Calvin Chen, Luce Associate Professor of Politics
Cheryl Cobb, Lecturer in Music - Voice, Soprano
James Coleman, Professor of Dance and Chair of The Five College Dance Department
Faith Conant, Director of Five College West African Music Ensemble, Instructor of Music
Catherine Corson, Miller Worley Associate Professor of Environmental Studies; Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment
W. Donald Cotter, Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry, Co-Chair of Conceptual Foundations of Science
Justin Crumbaugh, Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies
Daniel Czitrom, Professor of History, on leave spring 2017

D

Kavita Datla, Associate Professor of History, Member of International Relations and Asian Studies, on leave spring 2017
Giuliana Davidoff, Robert L. Rooke Professor of Mathematics
Michael T. Davis, Chair of Architectural Studies, Professor of Art History
Iyko Day, Associate Professor of English & Chair of Critical Social Thought
Paula Debnar, Professor of Classics
Jane Hwang Degenhardt, Five College Associate Professor of English
Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History
Corinne M. Demas, Professor of English
Francine Deutsch, Professor of Psychology and Education
Ranjanaa Devi , Visiting Artist in Classical Indian Dance
Amber Douglas, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education; Director of Student Success Initiatives
Steven R. Dunn, Professor of Geology
M. Darby Dyar, Kennedy-Schelkunoff Professor and Chair of Astronomy

E

Robert Eisenstein, Director of Five College Early Music Program, Senior Lecturer in Music
Miriam Esber, Head Lacrosse Coach; Senior lecturer in Physical Education & Athletics

F

Timothy Farnham, Chair and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Vincent A. Ferraro, Professor Emeritus of Politics
Rachel Fink, Professor of Biological Sciences
Desmond Fitz-Gibbon, Assistant Professor of History
Rose Marie Flachs, Dance Department Chair, Professor of Dance
Charles Flachs, Professor of Dance
Michael Flynn, Director, Mathematics Leadership Program
Amy Frary, Chair of Biochemistry; Professor of Biological Sciences
Ombretta Frau , Professor of Italian, Chair of Classics & Italian, Chair of the Theatre Arts Steering Committee
Terese Freedman, Professor of Dance
Sarah Frenette, Visiting Instructor in Psychology and Education; Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher Licensure Programs; Teacher Licensure Coordinator
Jeanne Friedman, Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics

G

Satyananda J. Gabriel, Professor of Economics
Samba Gadjigo, Professor of French
Jason Gaines, Visiting Lecturer in Jewish Studies
Elissa Gelfand, Dorothy Rooke McCulloch Professor of French
Janice A. Gifford, Professor of Statistics
Gary Gillis, Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Biological Sciences, and Director of the Science Center
Leah Glasser, Dean of Studies and Lecturer in English
Maria Alexandra Gomez, Professor of Chemistry
Nora Gortcheva, Visiting Lecturer in German Studies
Adrianne Greenbaum, Professor of Music - Flute, Director of Klezmer Ensemble
Lowell Gudmundson, Professor of Latin American Studies and History
Christian Gundermann, Chair and Associate Professor of Gender Studies

H

Rie Hachiyanagi, Professor of Art Studio
Darren G. Hamilton, Professor of Chemistry
Kanae Haneishi, Head Soccer Coach; Lecturer in Physical Education & Athletics, on leave F16/SP17
Holly Hanson, Co-Chair of the Development Studies Nexus, Professor of History and Africana Studies
James Harold, Chair and Professor of Philosophy
James Hartley, Chair, Professor of Economics
Sohail Hashmi, Asian Studies Program Chair, Professor of International Relations on the Alumnae Foundation
Katherine C. (KC) Haydon, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
David Hernández, Assistant Professor of Latina/o & Latin American Studies
Anca Luca Holden, Visiting Lecturer in German Studies
Nancy Holden-Avard, Senior Lecturer in French
Martha Hoopes, Professor of Biological Sciences
Gail A. Hornstein, Professor of Psychology and Education
Serin D. Houston, Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations

J

Jennifer Wallace Jacoby, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
Vanessa James, Professor of Theatre Arts, Design
Peter T. Jones, Lecturer and Accompanist in Dance
Stephen Jones, Professor of Russian Studies, on sabbatical fall 2016 through spring 2017

K

Girma Kebbede, Professor of Geography
Kavita Khory, Professor and Chair of Politics and International Relations
Jeremy King, Professor of History, on leave spring 2017
Elizabeth Klarich, Five College Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Yossi Klement, Instructor - Trumpet

L

Linda Laderach, Professor of Music - Violin, Viola, Chamber Music
Andrew Lass, Professor of Anthropology on the Ford Foundation
Mark Lauer, Senior Lecturer in German Studies, on leave F16/S17
Sandra M. Lawrence, Professor of Psychology and Education; Chair, Education Division; Director, Middle and Secondary Teacher Licensure Programs
Christine Lee, Head Track & Field Coach; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education & Athletics
Anthony Lee, Idella Plimpton Kendall Professor of Art History
Catherine LeGouis, Professor of French
Barbara Staudt Lerner, Associate Professor of Computer Science

M

Jessica Maier, Assistant Professor of Art History
Catherine S. Manegold, Visiting Senior Lecturer in English
Nathan Margalit, Visiting Associate Professor of Art
Michelle J. Markley, Associate Professor of Geology
Elizabeth K. Markovits, Associate Professor of Politics
Amy E. Martin, Professor of English and Chair; Faculty Director for SAW
Valerie Martin, Professor of English, on leave Spring 2017
Mark McMenamin, Professor of Geology
Kathryn A. McMenimen, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Chemistry, on leave spring 2017
Bernadine Mellis, Five College Lecturer in Video Production
Thomas Millette, Professor of Geography; Director, GeoProcessing Laboratory
Samuel Mitchell, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Richard D. Moran, Professor of Sociology
Lynda Morgan, Professor of History, Member of the Africana Studies Program
Lynn M. Morgan, Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology
Dorothy E. Mosby, Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies
Fred Moseley, Professor Emeritus of Economics
Susanne Mrozik, Associate Professor of Religion
Adeline Mueller, Assistant Professor of Music - Music History

N

Susanna Nazarova, Five College Lecturer of Russian, Director of Three College Russian Initiative
Naoko Nemoto, Professor of Asian Studies
Ng Tian Hui, Director of Orchestra, Assistant Professor of Music - Conducting

O

Olabode Festus Omojola, Five College Professor of Music - Ethnomusicology, African Music

P

Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Director of the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership; Professor of Psychology and Education
Eva Paus, Professor of Economics, Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives; Chair, Program Committee, Entrepreneurship, Organizations and Society
Ellen Perrella, Head Athletic Trainer; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
Mark Peterson, Professor of Physics and Mathematics on the Alumnae Foundation
Heather Pon-Barry, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Laurie Priest, Senior Lecturer in Physical Education
Christopher H. Pyle, Class of 1926 Professor of Politics

R

Stan Rachootin, Professor of Biological Sciences
Patricia Ramsey, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education
Lenore Reilly, Senior Advisor to the President and Secretary of the College; Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
Andrew G. Reiter, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations
Karen Remmler, Professor and Chair of German Studies, Professor of Gender Studies, Chair of Jewish Studies, Professor of Critical Social Thought
Mary Renda, Chair of History, Professor of History
Christopher Rivers, Chair and Professor of French
Margaret Robinson, Chair of Computer Science; Julia and Sarah Ann Adams Professor of Mathematics
Michael D. Robinson, Professor of Economics
Nieves Romero-Díaz, Professor of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies, Chair of Romance Languages and Cultures, Study Abroad Advisor for Spain and Latin America
Joshua Hotaka Roth, Professor of Anthropology
Suparna Roychoudhury, Assistant Professor of English

S

David W. Sanford, Chair and Elizabeth Topham Kennan Professor of Music - Composition, Theory
Aldo Santiago, Head Tennis Coach; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
Lauret Savoy, Professor of Environmental Studies, on leave F16
Michelle Scecina, Head Basketball Coach, Senior Lecturer in Physical Education & Athletics
Larry Schipull, Professor of Music - Organ, Harpsichord, Theory
Steven Schmeiser, Associate Professor of Economics
Katherine Schmeiser, Associate Professor of Economics
Daniel Hsu Schriever, Visiting Lecturer in Religion
Jared Schwartzer, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
Peter J. Scotto, Professor and Chair of Russian and Eurasian Studies
Carolyn Shread, Lecturer in French
Jessica Sidman, Chair of Mathematics and Statistics; Professor of Mathematics
Kate Singer, Associate Professor of English, Co-Chair of Conceptual Foundations of Science, on leave Spring 2017
Ajay J. Sinha, Professor of Art History, Film Studies Steering Committee, on leave Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Preston H. Smith II, Professor of Politics
Joseph Smith, Chair and Professor of Art
Paul Staiti, Art History Chair and Professor of Fine Arts on the Alumnae Foundation, Film Studies Steering Committee
Amina Steinfels, Chair and Associate Professor of Religion
Geoffrey S. Sumi, Professor of Classics, Dean of Studies, Director of First-Year Seminar Program
Sally Sutherland, Senior Lecturer in English
Morena Svaldi, Language Instructor and Faculty Director of the Language Assistant Program
Sekou Sylla, Five College Master Drummer - West African
Marilyn M. Sylla, Five College Lecturer in Dance - West African

T

Sonnie Terrell, Head Volleyball Coach; Lecturer in Physical Education & Athletics
Eleanor R. Townsley, Professor of Sociology, Director of Nexus
Kenneth H. Tucker, Chair, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
Noah Tuleja, Director of Rooke Theatre, Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Arts

V

Donna Van Handle, Senior Lecturer in German Studies; Dean of International Students

W

Ying Wang, Professor of Asian Studies
Jennifer Weber, Visiting Artist - Hip Hop
Donald Weber, Lucia, Ruth and Elizabeth MacGregor Professor of English
Hayley Webster, Visiting Instructor in Philosophy
Alan Werner, Chair and Geology and Geography; Professor of Geology
Jon Western, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of International Relations
Andrea Whitcomb, Head Field Hockey Coach; Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
Lucas Wilson, Chair and Associate Professor of Africana Studies; Associate Professor of Economics
Craig Woodard, Chair and Christianna Smith Professor of Biological Sciences

Y

Elizabeth Young, Carl M. and Elsie A. Small Professor of English, Chair of Film, Film Studies Steering Committee
Wesley Chihyung Yu, Associate Professor of English & Chair of Medieval Studies

Emeriti

Susan Barry, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
Debbora Battaglia, Professor Emerita of Anthropology
Peter Berek, Professor Emeritus of English
Allen Bonde, Professor Emeritus of Music
Lee Bowie, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Sheila Ewing Browne, Professor Emerita of Chemistry
Frank Brownlow, Professor Emeritus of English
Jill L. Bubier, Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies
Nancy B. Campbell, Professor Emerita of Art
Jens Christiansen, Professor Emeritus of Economics
George Cobb, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics
Joan Cocks, Professor Emeritus of Politics
Joseph Cohen , Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Carolyn P. Collette, Professor Emeritus of English and Medieval Studies
Joanne V. Creighton, Five College Fortieth Professor of English; President Emeritus of the College
Jane F. Crosthwaite, Professor Emeritus of Religion
Edwina J. Cruise, Professor Emerita of Russian
Gabriele Wittig Davis, Professor Emerita of German Studies
Tom R. Dennis, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy
Francis DeToma, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
Paul Dobosh, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
Alan H. Durfee, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Joseph Ellis, Professor Emeritus of History
Lawrence Fine, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies
Harold Garrett-Goodyear, Professor Emeritus of History
Penny Gill, Professor Emertius of Politics
John T. Grayson, Professor Emeritus of Religion
Peter Gruber, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
Sue Ellen F. Gruber, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences
Eugene D. Hill, Professor Emeritus of English
Karen Hollis, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Lilian Hsu, Professor Emerita of Biochemistry
Mohammed Jiyad, Five College Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Arabic
Jeffrey A. Knight, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
John Lemly, Professor Emeritus of English
Jonathan Lipman, Professor Emeritus of History
Louise Litterick, Professor Emerita of Music
Roberto Márquez, Professor Emeritus of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Angelo Mazzocco, Professor Emeritus of Italian and Spanish
Frederick McGinness, Professor Emeritus of History
Catharine Melhorn, Professor Emeritus of Music
Will J. Millard, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Marion G. Miller, Professor Emerita of Art
Charlene Morrow, Lecturer Emerita of Psychology and Education
James Morrow, Lecturer Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics
Indira Viswanathan Peterson, Professor Emerita of Asian Studies
Harriet Pollatsek, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
William Quillian, Professor Emeritus of English
John Rapoport, Professor Emeritus of Economics
Robert Schwartz, E. Nevius Rodman Professor of History, Member of Environmental Studies
Lester Senechal, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Robert B. Shaw, Professor Emeritus of English
Robert B. Shilkret, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Susan Smith, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences
Gary Steigerwalt, Professor Emeritus of Music
Carole E. Straw, Professor Emerita of History
Margaret L. Switten, Professor Emerita of French
Nicole C. Vaget, Professor Emerita of French
Patricia VandenBerg, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, Emerita
Thomas E. Wartenberg, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Film Studies Steering Committee
Robert Weaver, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science
Tadanori Yamashita, Professor Emeritus of Religion