Faculty

Connie Bauman
Spring 2018
Connie Bauman, professor of the practice in Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics (PERA), looks back on her 39 years at the College, coaching, teaching, bringing health concepts out of the gym and into the classroom, and directing a popular on-site wellness program for employees.More
Professor Fran Malino
Spring 2018
Professor Fran Malino has published dozens of articles and multiple books—in English and French—about Jews living in medieval Spain, the lands of Islam, France, and Europe. This spring, the program she built from the ground up as Wellesley’s inaugural chair in Jewish Studies celebrates its 30th anniversary.More
Lynne Viti and her Calderwood seminar students
Spring 2018
The Calderwoods, as they’re known on campus, focus on writing for the “real world” rather than the academic one. The aim is for students (primarily seniors) to learn to translate complex arguments and professional jargon for a broad audience.More
A photo of Professor Beverly Layman as a young man.
Winter 2018
Beverly J. Layman, professor emeritus of English, died on Sept. 13, 2017, a week shy of his 98th birthday. At the time of his death, Bev had been living with his beloved wife, Marnye, in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., close to the home that they shared for the 30 years following his retirement from Wellesley in 1984.More
The cover of Half Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 depicts a classical statue of Perseus holding aloft head of slain Medusa.
Winter 2018
Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Wellesley, has published Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965–2016. The 700-plus page opus has been described by Publishers Weekly as “an almost overwhelming bounty, a permanent book.”More
An illustration depicts an old-fashioned pen morphing into a pattern of digital pages.
Winter 2018
Whether you call it digital scholarship, digital humanities, or blended learning, access to and the use of a range of technologies is changing scholarship and breaking down walls that separate academic disciplines.More
Marta Rainer '98 sits in a bathtub on stage surrounded by books as part of her one-woman show
Winter 2018
Actress and lecturer in theatre studies Marta Rainer’s advice on pursuing a life in theatre: “Read a lot. Keep filling your cup with things that inspire you. And try to show up for things, because sometimes the hardest thing is walking in the room and being present to the people that you want to play with.”More
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