Faculty

A page from the journal Eva McNally ’25 kept for the class is collage of images and words decrying climate change.
Summer 2022
On a frosty night in January, 90 students made the trek across campus to gather in the largest lecture hall in the Science Complex, H101. They were there for ES 125H/ES 125H: The Climate Crisis, a class that embodies one of the goals in the College’s strategic plan: “We will renew the structure of our academic program and draw the greatest possible value from finite resources by reducing the siloing of our academic departments and prioritizing interdisciplinary collaboration.”More
A photo portrait of Nina Tumarkin, the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies
Summer 2022
Like much of the world, Nina Tumarkin was unprepared for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. “My reaction at the time was utter shock,” says Tumarkin, the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies and the longtime director of Wellesley’s Russian Area Studies Program. “An actual full-scale invasion and war seemed so unlikely and impossible.”More
A photo of the almost life-size papier-mâché anatomical model of a woman.
Summer 2022
Among the hundreds of objects that were rediscovered during the recent move out of Sage Hall, the most remarkable is the almost life-size papier-mâché anatomical model of a woman made in 1928 by Maison Auzoux, a firm founded by French surgeon Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux.More
A photograph of three antique nails
Summer 2022
When Daniel Sichel, professor of economics, isn’t doing research on economic growth, technology, and economic measurement, he enjoys woodworking—in particular making furniture. One day, while looking at a catalog of tools, he saw a listing for old-fashioned cut nails. He started wondering how much those nails would have cost in the 19th century, and he began looking at prices that economic historians had gathered.More
A photo portrait of Tatiana Ivy Moise ’21 wearing a Wellesley T-shirt
Summer 2022
Tatiana Ivy Moise ’21 was elected to serve as the Young Alumnae Trustee from 2022–2025. “I am honored to serve in helping to guide Wellesley forward for the next three years and beyond,” she says.More
Secretary Albright's pin depicts a globe with the continents in silver and gold on a blue background.
Summer 2022
When Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 created the Albright Institute at Wellesley, she hoped the fellows would support each other in the fight to establish women as leaders in the world. “The secretary really emphasized that you always leave the door behind you open for others to follow,” says Albright fellow Amal Cheema ’17.More
Two black and white photo portraits show Lilian Armstrong '58 and Peter Fergusson.
Summer 2022
Extraordinary Professors Two of my favorite professors while at Wellesley and beyond were Lilian Armstrong ’58 and Peter J. Fergusson (“ In Memoriam ,” spring 2022). I took at least three of Professor Armstrong’s classes,…More
The cover of "A Problem of Fit" consists of an illustration of a price tag surrounding the title.
Summer 2022
Phillip Levine, the Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics, addresses the vast, complex, and often mind-boggling world of college price-setting and financial aid in his new book.More
A photo portrait of Rodney Morrison, professor of economics
Spring 2022
Rodney J. Morrison, emeritus professor of economics at Wellesley College, passed away on Dec. 16, 2021, in Chicago at the age of 87. Throughout his career, Rod was a productive and internationally recognized scholar. He was a NATO Fellow in economics and published many articles in respected journals and several influential books, including Portugal: Revolutionary Change in an Open Economy (1981), a work that synthesized economics, international relations, and history.More
Chipo Dendere
Spring 2022
“The one thing I hear most from students is this idea that you can learn about Africa for the sake of learning about Africa, and not because it’s tangential to something else,” says Chipo Dendere, assistant professor of Africana studies.More