Faculty

A photo of John Rhodes
Summer 2021
John Rhodes, senior lecturer emeritus of art history, died on March 21. For 28 years, from 1982 to 2010, John was a distinguished instructor in the art department and in the writing program. He was a co-author of an authoritative book on Wellesley’s landscape and architecture, published by the College in 2000.More
A photo of Dot Widmayer '52
Summer 2021
Dorothea “Dot” J. Widmayer ’52, professor emerita of biological sciences, passed away on March 6. Teaching introductory biology and genetics, and carrying out research on gene action and expression in the protozoan Paramecium aurelia, Dot had a great positive influence on many students throughout her long career.More
Four photos show, clockwise from top left, Brita Haugland Cantrell ’84, Angeles Garcia Cassin ’09, Erika Woods ’05, Jane Materazzo ’83.
Summer 2021
New members from Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Texas have joined the WCAA Board of Directors.More
A photo portrait of Vanita Datta, French professor
Spring 2021
French Professor Venita Datta can’t visit Paris right now, but if she could, she would take you, and her students, on a tour of her Paris, starting in the 16th arrondissement, where she rented rooms as a graduate student.More
A photo portrait of Professor Philip Levine
Spring 2021
Professor of economics Levine and a colleague atthe University of Maryland delved into data to confirm their hunch that a pandemic baby bust, not boom, is ahead.More
An illustration depicts a diverse range of students engaged in scientific study.
Spring 2021
A growing range of programs based in the Science Center at Wellesley provide opportunities for students from first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented populations to participate in research and other STEM-related activities.More
LaShawnda Lindsay, research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women
Winter 2021
In her course Black Girlhood Studies, last fall cross-listed in the Africana studies and education departments, LaShawnda Lindsay, research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women. drew upon her decades of scholarship, as well as a lifetime of lived experience, to help students examine growing up Black and female in America.More
Focusing on Divestment in the Classroom
Winter 2021
Coursework doesn’t generally go directly to the boardroom—but that was exactly the goal of ECON 199, Casey Rothschild’s Fossil Fuel Divestment class last fall.More
Josh Lambert, the Sophia Moses Robison Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English
Fall 2020
Josh Lambert, the new Sophia Moses Robison Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English, discusses one the first courses he’s teaching at Wellesley, ENG 290/JWST 290: Jews, African-Americans, And Other Minorities in U.S. Comics and Graphic NovelsMore
Professor Petra Rivera-Rideau
Fall 2020
Professor Petra Rivera-Rideau’s students may have had their semester upended, but they are finding respite in the upbeat rhythms of reggaeton, bachata, and merengue.More