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Claremont McKenna College    
 
    
 
  Jul 21, 2017
 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty


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For more information about individual faculty members, please view their Faculty Profile.

Year denotes year of appointment.

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Fazia Aitel
Associate Professor of French, 2005
D.E.A., Université Paris VIII; Ph.D., City University of New York.

Asuman G. Aksoy
Crown Professor of Mathematics and George R. Roberts Fellow, 1987
B.Sc., University of Ankara, Turkey; M.S., The Middle East Technical University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.  (on leave calendar year 2014)

Ecrument Aksoy
Visiting Professor of Economics (part-time), 2008, 2011
B.S., The MIddle East Technical University, Turkey; M.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Nicole Altamirano
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2006
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Heather Antecol
Boswell Professor of Economics, 2001
B.A., M.A., Queen’s University, Canada; Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada.

Hilary Appel
Podlich Family Chair in Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, 1999
B.A., Williams College; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Giorgi Areshidze
Assistant Professor of Government, 2011
A.B., Middlebury College; Ph.D., candidate University of Texas, Austin. (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Jennifer Armstrong
Associate Professor of Biology, 2003
B.S., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, The Salk Institute.  (on leave fall 2013)

Sven W. Arndt
Charles M. Stone Professor of Money, Credit, and Trade, 1990
B.A., University of Western Ontario, Canada; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

William L. Ascher
Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics, 2000
B.A., University of Michigan; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (on leave spring 2014)

B

George Batta
Assistant Professor of Economics (Accounting), 2007
A.B., University of California, Berkeley; D.B.A., Harvard University.

Peter M. Bergevin
Visiting Professor of Economics (Accounting) (part-time), 2006, 2010
B.S., Salem State University; M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Joseph M. Bessette
Alice Tweed Tuohy Professor of Government and Ethics, 1990
B.S., Boston College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Audrey Bilger
Professor of Literature, and Faculty Director of the Center for Writing & Public Discourse, 1994
B.A., Oklahoma State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Murat Binay
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, 2011
B.S., Bosphorus University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Graham Bird
Visiting Professor of Economics (part-time), 2005
B.A., M.A., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., University of Surrey, UK.

David J. Bjerk
Russell S. Bock Associate Professor of Economics, 2007
B.A., Carleton College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Michael Shane Bjornlie
Associate Professor of History, 2007
B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Kersey A. Black
Professor of Chemistry, 1986
B.S., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Mark Blitz
Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy, 1996
A.B., Ph.D., Harvard University.

S. Brock Blomberg
Robin and Peter Barker Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, and Dean of the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, 2003
B.S., University of Tampa; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

Craig Bowman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2001, 2004
B.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Gerald L. Bradley
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1966
B.S., Harvey Mudd College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

Kathleen Brown
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, 1999
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Richard C. K. Burdekin
Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Economics, 1989
B.A., University of Warwick, United Kingdom; M.Sc., University of Bristol, United Kingdom; M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston.

Jodie Rae Burton
Professor of Physical Education, Senior Woman Administrator, Associate Athletics Director, and Head Women’s Golf Coach, 1979
B.S., M.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Andrew Busch
Crown Professor of Government, and George R. Roberts Fellow, 2004
B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

C

Daniel Calichman
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s Soccer Coach, 2002
B.A., Williams College.

Roderic A. Camp
Philip M. McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim, 1998
B.A., M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., University of Arizona; Honorary Ph.D., St Olaf College.

Lauren Chan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2013
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Marjorie H. Charlop
Professor of Psychology, 1984
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School.

Guangliang (Gabriel) Chen
Post-doc in Mathematics, 2013
B.S., University of Science & Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Hiram E. Chodosh
President and Professor of the College, 2013
B.A., Wesleyan University; J.D., Yale Law School.

William Christian
Visiting Associate Professor of Government (part-time), 2001
B.A., Yale University; J.D., Harvard Law School.

Esther Chung-Kim
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, 2011
B.A., Drew University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University.

Lisa Forman Cody
Associate Professor of History, 1996
A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Melissa Coleman
Associate Professor of Biology, 2006
B.S., Samford University; Ph.D., The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Jay A. Conger
Henry R. Kravis Research Chair in Leadership Studies and Professor of Psychology, 2004
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.B.A., University of Virginia; D.B.A., Harvard University.

Gabriel I. Cook
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2005
B.A., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Newton H. Copp
Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences, and Professor of Biology, 1980
B.A., Occidental College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mark A. Costanzo
Professor of Psychology, 1989
B.S., California State University, Fresno; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Henrik Cronqvist
McMahon Associate Professor of Corporate Finance, 2008
M.S., Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden; Ph.D., University of Chicago. (on leave academic year 2013-14)

D

Stephen T. Davis
Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, 1970
B.A., Whitworth University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Leland de la Durantaye
Associate Professor of Literature, 2012
B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Kristen Dowling
Instructor of Physical Education, 2012
B.A., University of Redlands; M.A., University of Pepperdine.

E

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert
Associate Professor of Biology, 2000
B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Cornell University Medical College/Sloan Kettering Institute.

Ward E. Y. Elliott
Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions, and Professor of Government, 1968
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; LL.B., University of Virginia. (on leave fall 2013)

Gastón Espinosa
Arthur V. Stoughton Associate Professor of Religious Studies, 2004
M.Div., Princeton Seminary; M.Ed., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mary F. Evans
Mitchell Family Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, 2009
B.A., James Madison University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder.

F

Kristin E. Fabbe
Assistant Professor of Government, 2011
B.A., Lewis and Clark College; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Robert Faggen
Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature, 1988
A.B., Princeton University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

John C. Farrell
Professor of Literature, 1990
A.B., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Heather L. Ferguson
Assistant Professor of History, 2011
B.A., La Sierra University; M.A., University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Ricardo Fernholz
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2011
B.A.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Elise Ferree
Professorial Lecturer (Biology), 2010
B.S., The College of William and Mary; M.S., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Patrick Ferree
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2010
B.Sc., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz. (on leave spring 2014)

Darren Filson
Associate Professor of Economics, 2007
B.A., University of Saskatchewan, Canada; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Patrick Fleming
Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2011
B.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D, Ohio State University.

Jeffrey Allen Flory
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2012
B.A., Reed College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park.

Bassam K. Frangieh
Professor of Arabic, 2008
B.A., Damascus University, Syria; M.S., Ph.D., Georgetown University.

Niklas Frykman
Assistant Professor of History, 2010
B.A., M.A., University of Sussex; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Anthony F. Fucaloro
George C.S. Benson Professor of Public Affairs and Professor of Chemistry, 1974
B.S., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; Ph.D., University of Arizona. (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Lenny Fukshansky
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2007
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

G

Ananda R. Ganguly
Morcos Massoud Associate Professor of Accounting and George R. Roberts Fellow, 2007
B. Commerce, University of Calcutta, India; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. (on leave fall 2013)

Pamela Brooks Gann
Trustee Professor of Legal Studies and George R. Roberts Fellow, 1999
A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., Duke University. (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Thomas Gardner
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2007
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College; M.A., State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D., Purdue University.

Lily Geismer
Assistant Professor of History, 2010
B.A., Brown University; Ph.D., University of Michigan. (on leave spring 2014)

David German
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2008
B.S., University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University.

Gary Gilbert
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, 1998
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Sarah Gilman
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2007
B.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California, Davis. (on leave fall 2013)

John S. Goldhammer
Professor of Physical Education and Head Cross Country Coach, 1984
A.A., Glendale Community College; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Carlos Enrique Gonzales
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2007
B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Scot A. C. Gould
Professor of Physics, 1991
A.B., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara. (on leave spring 2014)

Charles D. Griffiths
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Head Men and Women Swim Coach, 2001
B.A., Denison University; M.S.S., United States Sports Academy.

H

P. Edward Haley
W.M. Keck Foundation Chair of International Strategic Studies, and Professor of Government, 1968
B.A., M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. (on leave calendar year 2014)

Diane Halpern
McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow, 2001
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Temple University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati.

Gary Michael Hamburg
Otto M. Behr Professor of European History, 2004
A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University. (on leave fall 2013)

David E. Hansen
Weinberg Family Dean of Science and George R. Roberts Fellow, and Professor of Chemistry, 2009
Sc.B., Brown University; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Alison M. Harris
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2012
S.B., Massachusetts Institutue of Technology; Ph.D., Harvard University

John Haskell
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government (part-time), Washington Program, 2001
B.A., Davidson College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Mary E. Hatcher-Skeers
Professor of Chemistry, 1998
B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.S., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Ghenwa Hayek
Assistant Professor of Arabic, 2012
B.A., American University of Beirut; M.A., Leeds University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University.

Eric Helland
Robert J. Lowe Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, 1998
B.A., University of Missouri; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University.

Esther M. Hernandez
Visiting Instructor of Spanish, 2002
B.S., University of Havana, Cuba; B.F.A., M.A., University of the Arts, Havana, Cuba.

James C. Higdon
Professor of Physics, 1987
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Betsy Hipple
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Head Softball Coach, 2005
B.S., Northeastern University; M.S., University of Utah.

Young Wha Hong
Visiting Assistant Professor of Korean (part-time), 2002
B.A., M.A., Yonsei University, Korea; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Mark Huber
Fletcher Jones Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and George R. Roberts Fellow, 2009
B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Eric Hughson
Don and Lorraine Freeberg Professor of Economics and Finance, 2007
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University.

Cynthia Ann Humes
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Chief Technology Officer, and Executive Director of Information Technology Services, 1990
A.B., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Paul E. Hurley
Edward J. Sexton Professor of Philosophy, 2006
B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Wei-Chin Hwang
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2006
B.A., University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.  (on leave fall 2013)

I

Robert Iafe
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2011
B.S., Loyola Marymount University; M.S., Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles.

K

Tomoe Kanaya
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2007
A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. (on leave calendar year 2013)

Chiu-Yen Kao
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2011
B.S., M.S., National Taiwan University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.  (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Manfred W. Keil
Associate Professor of Economics, 1995
Zwischenpruefung, Goethe Universitaet, Frankfurt, Germany; M.A., University of Texas; M.S., Ph.D., London School of Economics, United Kingdom.

Charles R. Kesler
Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government, 1983
A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Minju Kim
Associate Professor of Korean, 2003
B.A., M.A., Yonsei University, Korea; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Jamaica Kincaid
Josephine Olp Weeks Chair and Professor of Literature, 2009
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Wesleyan University; Honorary degrees, Williams College; Long Island College; Amherst College; Bard College; Middlebury College.  (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Amy L. Kind
Professor of Philosophy, 1997
B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Evan Kindley
Visiting Instructor of Literature (part-time), 2012
B.A., Vassar College; M.A., University College London; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Robert Kojima
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2011
B.S., San Diego State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Daniel A. Krauss
Professor of Psychology, 2000
B.A., The Johns Hopkins University; M.A., J.D., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

James Kreines
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2007
B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Nita Kumar
Brown Family Professor of South Asian History, 2005
B.A., University of Lucknow, India; M.A., University of Bridgeport; M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

David Krumm
Post-doc in Mathematics, 2013
B.S., University of Costa Rica; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Candidate University of Georgia.

L

Adam Landsberg
Professor of Physics, 1998
B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Aaron M. Leconte
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2011
B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute.

Arthur Lee
W.M. Keck Associate Professor of Computer Science, 2004
B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Utah.

Shana Levin
Crown Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow, 1998
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.  (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Seth Lobis
Assistant Professor of Literature, 2007
B.A., Ph.D., Yale University.

Dustin Locke
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2009
B.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Charles A. Lofgren
Professor of American History and Politics, 1966
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Greg Lonzo
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Coach, 2006
B.S., Pepperdine University.

Wendy Lower
John K. Roth Professor of History and George R. Robets Fellow, 2012
B.A., Hamilton College, M.A., Ph.D. American University, Washington D.C.

Frederick R. Lynch
Associate Professor of Government, 1991
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.  (on leave calendar year 2014)

M

Matthew Magilke
Associate Professor of Economics (Accounting), 2010
B.S., MBA, St. Cloud State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison. (on leave spring 2014)

Jessica Malisch
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2013
B.S., University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Jay Martin
Edward S. Gould Professor of Humanities, and Professor of Government, 1996
A.B., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute.

Timothy Martin
Visiting Instructor of Economics (Accounting) (part-time), 2012
A.B., Georgetown University; J..D., University of Michigan Law School.

Maria Julia Massimelli
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2011
B.S., Ph.D. Universidata Nacional de Río Cuarto (UNRC), Argentina.

Morcos F. Massoud
Robert A. Day Distinguished Professor of Accounting, 1980
B. Comm., M. Comm., Alexandria University, Egypt; M.B.A., Ph.D., New York University.

Douglas McEachern
Visiting Lecturer in Economics (Accounting) (part-time), 2009
B.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.B.A., University of Southern California

Donald A. McFarlane
Professor of Biology, 1991
B.Sc., University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; M.Sc., Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Brian McGrath
ACLS Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, 2011
B.A., University of Connecticut; M.F.A., University of Arizona; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Thomas J. P. McHenry
Visiting Associate Professor of Government (part-time), 1992
B.A., M.F.S., Yale University; J.D., New York University.

Jack W. Meek
Visiting Professor of Government (part-time), 2006
B.A., University of La Verne; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Lisa Meulbroek
Fritz B. Burns Professor of Financial Economics, 2003
A.B., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ketan Mhatre
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2010
B.Sc., MBA, Mumbai University, India, Ph.D., University of Nebraska.

Daniel Merton Michon
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, 2007
B.A., Bowdoin College; M.Ed., John Carroll University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kenneth P. Miller
Associate Professor of Government, 2003
B.A., Pomona College; J.D., Harvard Law School; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

John G. Milton
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Computational Neuroscience, 2004
B.Sc., Ph.D. MDCM, FRCPC, McGill University, Canada.  (on leave spring 2014)

Kevin Moffett
Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, 2013
B.A., University of Florida; M.F.A., University of Iowa.

J. Emil Morhardt
Roberts Professor of Environmental Biology, 1996
B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Rice University.

James Morrison
Professor of Literature and Film, 2001
B.A., Wayne State University; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo.

N

Christopher Nadon
Associate Professor of Government, 2006
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Stephen A. Naftilan
Kenneth S. Pitzer Professor of Physics, 1981
B.S., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.

Emily Navarro
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science (part-time), 2012
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Deanna Needell
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Statistics), 2011
B.S., University of Nevada, Reno; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

V. Samuel Nelson
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2008
B.S., University of Wyoming; M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Paul Nerenberg
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, 2011
B.S., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Benson Ngo
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2013
B.A., Claremont McKenna College; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

James H. Nichols
Dr. Jules L. Whitehill Professor of Humanism and Ethics and Professor of Government, 1979
B.A., Yale College; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Sarah Nichols
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, 2013
B.A., Williams College; M.A.& Ph.D, Stony Brook University.

Katharine Noel
Visiting Lecturer of Literature, Writer-in-Residence (part-time), 2009
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.A., University of Arizona.

O

Susanne Obdrzalek
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2006
B.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Michael D. O’Neill
Professor of Mathematics, 2000
B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

I. Serkan Ozbeklik
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2007
B.A., Marmara University, Turkey; M.A., University of Guelph, Canada; Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

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Albert Park
Assistant Professor of History, 2007
B.A., Northwestern University: M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Minxin Pei
Tom and Margot Pritzker Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, 2009
B.A., Shanghai International Studies University; M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Jonathan Petropoulos
John V. Croul Professor of European History, 1999
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

John J. Pitney, Jr.
Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics, 1986
B.A., Union College; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Thomas Poon
Professor of Chemistry, 2000
B.S., Fairfield University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.  (on leave academic year 2013-14)

Matthew Powell
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, 2013
B.S., Drake University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Marion Ruth Preest
Professor of Biology, 1999
B.Sc., Otago University, New Zealand; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Eric Puchner
Assistant Professor of Literature, 2009
B.A., Middlebury College; M.F.A. University of Arizona.

Kathleen Purvis-Roberts
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2001
B.S., Westmont College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

R

Alex Rajczi
Deborah and Kenneth Novack Associate Professor of Ethics and Leadership, George R. Roberts Fellow, and Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2004.
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Yaron Raviv
Associate Professor of Economics, 2004
B.A., M.A., Hebrew University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Catherine L. Reed
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, 2007
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kendra Reimer
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Track and Field Coach, 2010
B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University

Ellen K. Rentz
Assistant Professor of Literature, 2009
B.A., Washington University; M.A., University of York, England; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Andrea Reyes
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2012
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Ronald E. Riggio
Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and Associate Dean of the Faculty, 1996
B.S., Santa Clara University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Colin Robins
Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis, 2012
B.A., Macalester College; M.S., Oregon State University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Arthur L. Rosenbaum
Associate Professor of History, 1968
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University.

Joshua Rosett
Curb Family Associate Professor of Business and Law and George R. Roberts Fellow, 2003
B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Constance Rossum
Visiting Professor of Government (part-time), 2006
A.B., Indiana University; Bloomington; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Ralph A. Rossum
Salvatori Professor of Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism, 1984-91, 1994
B.A., Concordia College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Gretchen Rush
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Tennis Coach, 2012
B.S., Trinity University; M.S., University of California (PA).

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Salam Salloum
Visiting Professor of Computer Science (part-time), 2012
B.S., University of Baghdad; M.S., Ph.D. University of Southern California.

Ilai Saltzman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, 2012
B.A., M.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ph.D., University of Haifa.

Keri Sanchez
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Soccer Coach, 2004
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.S., University of Oregon.

Babak Sanii
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2012
B.S., M.Eng. Cornell University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Sarah Sarzynski
Assistant Professor of History, 2013
B.A., Universitiy of Oregon; M.A. University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Kenneth Scalmanini
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s Basketball Coach, 1995
A.A., Santa Rosa Junior College; B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.A., Azusa Pacific University.

Lars Schmitz
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2012
Vordiplom (B.Sc. equivalent); Diplom (M.Sc. equivalent), University of Bonn, Germany; Ph.D. University of California, Davis.

S. Andrew Schroeder
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2011
B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., Harvard University.  (on leave spring 2014)

Thomas Schur
Visiting Instructor of Literature (part-time), 2011
B.A., North Carolina State University; M.F.A., Ph.D., candidate University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Diana Selig
Associate Professor of History, 2001
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.  (on leave spring 2014)

Heather Semelmacher
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Lacrosse Coach, 2011
B.S., Lynchburg College.

Paul Settles
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s Tennis Coach, 2003
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Cambridge.

Cameron Shelton
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2008
B.S., A.B., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Marie-Denise Shelton
Professor of French, 1977
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Jon A. Shields
Associate Professor of Government, 2008
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Aseema Sinha
Associate Professor of Government, 2011
B.A., Lady Shri Ram College; M.A., M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Lee Joan Skinner
Associate Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean of the Faculty, 2008
B.A., Brown University; Ph.D., Emory University.

Janet Kiholm Smith
Von Tobel Professor of Economics, 1996
B.S., University of Utah, Salt Lake City; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Edwards Spalding
Associate Professor of Government and Director, Washington Program, 2000
B.A., Hillsdale College; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Virginia.

Gretchen R. Stanton
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2013
B.S., University of California, Riverside; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (expected May 2013).

Andrew Steele
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2013
A.B., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Nora Sullivan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2013
B.A., Amherst College; M.Phil., Cambridge University; Ph.D., Harvard Medical School.

John Sun
Visiting Instructor of Computer Science (part-time), 2012
B.S., University of Virginia; M.S., North Carolina State University.

Michael L. Sutton
Professor of Physical Education and Director of Athletics, 1979
B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.S., United States Sports Academy.

Kyle Sweeney
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Football Coach, 2011
B.A., Occidental College; M.S., Illinois State University.

Randall Swift
Visiting Assisociate Professor of Mathematics (part-time), 2013
B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

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Zhaohua (Irene) Tang
Associate Professor of Biology, 2001
B.S., State University of New York, Stony Brook; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Jennifer Morrison Taw
Assistant Professor of Government, 2006
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

James D. Taylor
Senior Lecturer in Accounting, 1981-1983, 1989
B.S.B.A., Georgetown University; M.B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Wayne State University; CPA, California, Michigan.

Bryan Thines
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2011
B.S. State University of New York, Plattsburgh; Ph.D., Washington State University.

George Thomas
Associate Professor of Government, 2007
B.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Diane M. Thomson
Associate Professor of Biology, 2004
B.S., University of Arizona; M. Phil, University of Cambridge; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Oana Tocoian
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2011
B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Randall G. Town
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Director of Physical Education, and Head Baseball Coach, 1987
A.A., West Hills Junior College; B.A., M.A., California State University, Stanislaus.

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Piercarlo Valdesolo
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2011
B.A., Amherst College; M.S., Ph.D., Northeastern University.  (on leave spring 2014)

Norman Valencia
Assistant Professor of Portuguese, 2013
Filosofia y Letras, Universidad de los Andes; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Yale University. 

Robert J. Valenza
Dengler-Dykema Chair of Mathematics and the Humanities, and Professor of Mathematics, 1988
B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Raquel Vega-Duran
Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2009
B.A., University of Seville, Spain; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (on leave calendar year 2013)

Salvador Velazco
Associate Professor of Spanish, 1997
B.A., University of Guadalajara, Mexico; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Michigan.  (on leave fall 2013)

Tamara Venit-Shelton
Assistant Professor of History, 2012
B.A., Amherst College, M.A., Ph.D. Stanford University.

Kurt Vlasich
Instructor of Physical Education and Head Volleyball Coach, 2002
B.S., Pepperdine University

Robert von Hallberg
Professor of Literature, 2010
A.B., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Stanford University.

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Mitch Warachka
Associate Professor of Economics, 2012
H.B.A., University of Western Ontario; M.B.A., University of Chicago, Ph.D., Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Nicholas O. Warner
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Literature, 1980
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Marc Weidenmier
William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, 1999
B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Anna Wenzel
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2006
B.S., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Emily A. Wiley
Associate Professor of Biology, 2002
B.A., Western Washington University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Thomas D. Willett
Horton Professor of Economics, 1977
A.B., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Branwen Williams
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2011
B.Sc., University of Guelph; M.Sc., University of Quebec, Montreal; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

B. Scott Williams
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2003
B.S., Harvey Mudd College; Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle.

Craig Woelfel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature (part-time), 2011
B.A., M.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Adam Wolfson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government (part-time), Washington Program, 2005
A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Evan Wollen, LTC
Professor of Military Science, 2012
B.A., Amherst College.

Colin Wright
Norwood and Frances Berger Professor of Business and Society, and Professor of Economics, 1977
B.S., Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

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Eric Yang
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2013
B.A., Biola University; M.A., University of Oklahoma, Norman; Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Karen Yonemoto
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, 2009
B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Jungmo Yoon
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2008
B.A., M.A., Seoul National University, Korea; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Fan Yu
Gordon C. Bjork Professor in Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, 2008
B.Sc., M.Sc., McMaster University, Canada; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.



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