Faculty

Portrait of Katie Hall '84
Winter 2018
Katie Hall ’84 spent decades working for some of the country’s top research labs, and holds 98 patents, the bulk of them focusing on wireless technology, with more pending. But after the 2016 election, Hall wanted to change focus—which led her back to Wellesley.More
Portrait of Alexandria Smith, assistant professor of studio art
Winter 2018
Alexandria Smith, assistant professor of studio art, is animated by the desire to tell more than one story, especially about people of color. “Visual art and media are critical in shaping the ways we view others,” she says.More
Students dig by the site of College Hall.
Winter 2018
Elizabeth Minor’s Introduction to Archaeology class last semester conducted a dig on the site of College Hall, and found melted window mullions, shards of dishes, an oyster shell, and the remains of a porcelain bud vase.More
Portrait of Marshall I. Goldman
Fall 2017
Marshall Goldman, Kathryn W. Davis Professor of Russian Economics emeritus, died on Aug. 2 at the age of 87. Marshall grew up in Elgin, Ill., and received his bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School at…More
Portrait of René Galand
Fall 2017
René Galand, professor emeritus of French, died on May 28 at the age of 94 at his home in Hingham, Mass. He was a prize-winning scholar of 19th- and 20th-century French literature, a brilliant teacher…More
Dan Brabander wearing a jaunty orange scarf.
Fall 2017
To discover more about the intersection of environmental studies, geosciences, and scarves, we spoke with Dan Brabander, professor of geosciences, Frost Professor in Environmental Science, and resident “scarf guy” on campus.More
Portrait of Pinar Keskin
Fall 2017
As a Ph.D. student at Yale, Pinar Keskin, associate professor of economics, was studying gender dynamics in households. What really caught her attention were the hours upon hours rural women spent collecting water.More
Portrait of professor Jay Turner
Fall 2017
“When I think of what matters in terms of environment, it’s not the outdoors. It’s not national parks. It’s air pollution and water pollution and issues of environment and public health,” says Jay Turner, associate professor of environmental studies.More
The cover of Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos is a photograph of a young girl working at at outdoor loom.
Fall 2017
Recent publications by Wellesley authorsMore
A photo of Lake Waban with tiger lilies in the foreground and Galen Stone Tower in the background.
Fall 2017
Wellesley is undertaking an ambitious plan to reduce its environmental footprint and engage with its beautiful campus in new ways—and has named 2017–18 the Year of Sustainability.More