Faculty

A photo portrait of Sabriya Fisher, Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
Winter 2019
Sabriya Fisher joined Wellesley’s Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences this fall. She’s already secured a spot for the College’s first sociolinguistics lab in Clapp Library to gather a database of New England speech to inform research in language variation and change.More
A photo portrait of Alden Griffith, assistant professor of environmental studies
Winter 2019
Alden Griffith, assistant professor of environmental studies, has tundertaken a large-scale field experiment throughout New England on the aggressive invasive plant species Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard).More
A photo portrait of Rosanna Hertz, Class of 1919 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
Winter 2019
Rosanna Hertz, Class of 1919 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, chairs the women’s and gender studies department. Her new book, Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin , co-authored with Margaret Nelson, takes on the question of who is family in today’s world.More
A photo shows Alden Griffith and Kim McLeod on guitar and mandolin serenading a listener around a campfire beside Paramecium Pond
Winter 2019
Before the winter’s cold, there was music in the landscape. In the golden light of a fall afternoon, professors Alden Griffith and Kim McLeod on guitar and mandolin serenaded listeners with folk favorites like “Stewball…More
A photo portrait of Edward Hobbes, professor of religion, in his College office
Fall 2018
Edwards Hobbs, professor of religion at Wellesley from 1981 to 2012, passed away on April 4. His scholarship concentrated on the hermeneutics, or interpretation theory, of Biblical texts.More
Heather Corbally Bryant, lecturer in the writing program
Fall 2018
Heather Corbally Bryant, lecturer in the writing program, hopes to help students put down their phones.More
A photo portrait of Nhia Solari '19
Fall 2018
In July, the College’s comprehensive campaign dedicated to the Wellesley Effect surpassed its ambitious $500 million goal, the largest ever set by a women’s college, concluding a full year ahead of schedule. Meet five members of the community who are already benefiting from that success.More
Portrait of Elena Creef
Summer 2018
Elena Tajima Creef describes her work as “Asian American/African-American/Native American and Latino/a studies mixed in one big theoretical, critical, historical pot with cultural studies, feminist theory, and critical race studies.”More
Beth DeSombre sits with her dog on her lap.
Summer 2018
Beth DeSombre, Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies and director of the Wellesley environmental studies program, is a political scientist whose work intersects with the real world every day.More
Megan Núñez
Summer 2018
Megan Núñez has devoted her career to solving microscopic mysteries, drawing on chemistry, biology, and physics while gathering clues and asking questions that bring her closer to answers.More