2015-2016 Catalog 
    
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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty


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For more information about individual faculty members, view their Faculty Profile on the Claremont McKenna College website.

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 (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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

Muhktar Ali
Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic, 2015
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of Washington, Seattle; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

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 (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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

Giorgi Areshidze
Assistant Professor of Government, 2011
A.B., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

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

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

B

Amy R. (Hurshman) Babbes
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2015
B.S., Michigan Technologica university; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

George Batta
Associate Professor of Economics (Accounting), 2007
A.B., University of California, Berkeley; D.B.A., Harvard University (on leave academic year 2015-16)

Peter M. Bergevin
Visiting Professor of Economics (Accounting), 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

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

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

Alexis Burgess
Visiting Assistnat Professor of Philosophy, 2014
A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

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

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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

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

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
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, 2011
B.A., Drew University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University (on leave academic year 2015-16)

Lisa Forman Cody
Associate Professor of History, 1996
A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (on leave academic year 2015-16)

Joseph Cohen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2015
B.S., University of Tampa; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Henri Cole
Professor of Literature, 2015
B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., University of Wisconsin; M.F.A. Columbia University

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

Glen M. Cooper
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 2014
B.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Columbia University

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

Zachary Courser
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, 2014
B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A., University of Virginia, Ph.D., University of Virginia

Christine Crockett
Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, 2010
B.A., Claremont McKenna College, M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Riverside

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Neeraja Dashaputre
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2014
B.Tech., University of Mumbai; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

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
Professor of Literature, 2012
B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Cornell University (on leave academic year 2015-16)

Stacey Doan
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2015
B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Kristen Dowling
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Basketball Coach, 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

Matthew Edwards
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s Soccer Coach, 2015
B.S., University College, Chichester England; M.A., Springfield College

Roberta Engel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2015
B.A., Middlebury College, M.A. Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Gastón Espinosa
Arthur V. Stoughton 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

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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 (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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 (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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 in 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

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

Andrew Finley
Assistant Professor of Economics (Accounting), 2015
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Arizona, Eller College of Management

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

Barbara Fortini
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2015
B.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Bassam K. Frangieh
Professor of Arabic, 2008
B.A., Damascus University, Syria; M.S., Ph.D., Georgetown University (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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

Lenoid (Lenny) Fukshansky
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

Pamela Brooks Gann
Trustee Professor of Legal Studies, George R. Roberts Fellow, and President Emerita, 1999
A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., Duke University

Lily Geismer
Assistant Professor of History, 2010
B.A., Brown University; Ph.D., University of Michigan (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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

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

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

Muhammad Habib
Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic, 2015
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Gary Michael Hamburg
Otto M. Behr Professor of European History, 2004
A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

Alison M. Harris
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2012
S.B., Massachusetts Institutue of Technology; Ph.D., Harvard University (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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

Eric Helland
William F. Podlich 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

Ian Hopper
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 2014
B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

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

Blake Hunter
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2014
B.S., M.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Ph.D., University of California, Davis

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
Professor of Psychology, 2006
B.A., University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

I

Cameron Iverson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2014
B.A., Occidental College; M.S., Ph.D, University of Chicago

J

Kyle Jay
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2015
B.S., Brown University; Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Terril Jones
Visiting Lecturer of Government (part-time), 2015
B.A., Pomona College

K

Philipp Kaiser
Gould Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow (part-time), 2015
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Basel

Tomoe Kanaya
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2007
A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Chiu-Yen Kao
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2011
B.S., M.S., National Taiwan University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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

Suzanne Kern
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2015
B.A., Colorado College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

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

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

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

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 (on leave spring 2016)

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

William Lincoln
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2015
S.B., A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D, University of Michigan

Daniel Livesay
Assistant Professor of History, 2015
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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

Dustin Locke
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2009
B.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., University of Michigan (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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

M

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

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

Adrienne M. Martin
Akshata Murty ‘02 and Rishi Sunak Associate Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, 2014
B.A., New York University; M.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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

Chloe Martinez
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (part-time), 2015
B.A., Barnard College; M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. Boston University, M.F.A., Warren Wilson College; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

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

Peter McAniff
Visiting Lecturer of Economics (Accounting) (part-time), 2015
B.A., Holy Cross College; J.D. UCLA School of Law; M.B.A. UCLA Anderson School of Management

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

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

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

Lisa Meulbroek
Fritz B. Burns Professor of Financial Economics, 2003
A.B., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (on leave spring 2016)

Daniel Merton Michon
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, 2007
B.A., Bowdoin College; M.Ed., John Carroll University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (on leave calendar year 2016)

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

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

Kevin Moore
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, 2015
B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

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

Deanna Needell
Associate 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

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

O

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

Saman Olfati
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics (part-time), 2014
B.A., M.A., Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

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

I. Serkan Ozbeklik
Associate Professor of Economics, 2007
B.A., Marmara University, Turkey; M.A., University of Guelph, Canada; Ph.D., The Ohio State University (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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

Emily Pears
Assistant Professor of Government, 2015
B.A., Claremont McKenna College: M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Roberto Pedace
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics (part-time), 2015
B.A., California State University, San Bernardino; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Andrew Peek
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, 2015
A.B., Princeton University; M.P.P., Harvard University; ABD The Johns Hopkins University

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 (on leave academic year 2015-16)

Giulio John Pertile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, 2014
B.A., Harvard University: M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., Princeton 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

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

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

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

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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 George R. Roberts Fellow, 2007
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Ellen K. Rentz
Associate Professor of Literature, 2009
B.A., Washington University; M.A., University of York, England; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University (on leave spring 2016)

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

Arlie Rinaldi
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2014
B.S., Canisius College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

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

Shanna Rose
Associate Professor of Government, 2014
B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Harvard University

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

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

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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 (on leave fall 2014)

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

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

David Schwarz
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Tennis Coach, 2014
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Cortland State University

Diana Selig
Kingsley Croul Associate Professor of History, 2001
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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
Associate Professor of Economics, 2008
B.S., A.B., Ph.D., Stanford University (on leave fall 2015)

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 (on leave spring 2016)

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 (on leave academic year 2015-16)

Rory D. Spence
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2014
B.S., University of California, Davis; M.S.,Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Kathryn (Aikaterini) Stergiopoulos
Assistant Professor of Literature, 2014
B.A., Yale University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Princeton University

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

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

Jennifer Morrison Taw
Associate 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

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

Diane M. Thomson
Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, 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

Lucille Toth
Visiting Assistant Professor of French, 2015
Bachelor of Performance Studies, Université Paul Valéry III; M.A., University of Montreal, Canada; Ph.D., University of Souther California, Los Angeles

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

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Lauren Uhr
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, 2015
B.A., Fairfield University

Sharda Umanath
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2015
B.A., Washington University, St. Louis; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

Peter Uvin
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Government, 2015
Licences in Diplomatic and Political Science (M.A. equivalents), University of Ghent, Belgium; International Graduate School course certificate, University of Stockholm, Sweden; Ph.D. University of Geneva, Switzerland

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Piercarlo Valdesolo
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2011
B.A., Amherst College; M.S., Ph.D., Northeastern University

Corey Valdez
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2015
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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

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

Jamel Velji
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, 2015
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., McGill University; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

Tamara Venit-Shelton
Assistant Professor of History, 2012
B.A., Amherst College, M.A., Ph.D. Stanford University (on leave spring 2016)

Kurt Vlasich
Assistant Professor 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

Angela Vossmeyer
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2015
B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

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William Walkenbach
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Baseball Coach, 2015
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Georgia State University

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 (on leave calendar year 2016)

Nicholas O. Warner
Professor of Literature, 1980
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (on leave academic year 2015-16)

Michael Watchorn
Visiting Lecturer of Economics (Accounting) (part-time), 2015
B.S., University of California, San Diego; M.S., University of Southern California; M.B.A., University of Chicago

Marc Weidenmier
Robert J. Lowe 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 (on leave academic year 2015-16)

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

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

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

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 (on leave fall 2015)