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DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN'S STUDIES FACULTY

In addition to being teachers, HWS professors are researchers and scholars in their fields. Faculty members devote time outside the classroom to engage students in research projects.


Etin Anwar

Associate Professor of Religious Studies (2006)

Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton University
M.A., McGill University
B.A., State Institute for Islamic Studies

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Telephone: 3712
Office: 208 Demarest

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Michelle Baron

Assistant Professor of Women's Studies (2012)

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011 (Performance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Gender and Women’s Studies)
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2007 (Performance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Gender and Women’s Studies)
B.A., Brandeis University, 2005 (Theater Arts and English)

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Biman Basu

Associate Professor of English (1998)

Ph.D., University of Minnesota at Minneapolis
M.A., North Carolina State University at Raleigh
B.A., Jadavpur Univeristy

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3367
Office: 112 Demarest

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Betty Bayer

Professor of Women's Studies (1992)

Ph.D., Carleton University
M.A., Carleton University
B.A., Carleton University

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3460
Office: 305 Demarest

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Sheila K. Bennett

Professor of Sociology and Asian Languages and Cultures (1990)

Ph.D., North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Wellesley

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Telephone: 3145
Office: 208 Stern Hall

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Sarah Berry

Visiting Assistant Professor of English (2008)

Ph.D. Syracuse University, 2008
M.A. Syracuse University, 2000
B.S. Cornell University, 1996

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Telephone: 3359
Office: 210 Demarest Hall

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Lara C.W. Blanchard

Associate Professor of Art and Architecture (2001)

Ph.D., Art History, University of Michigan
M.A., Art History, University of Michigan
B.A., Art History and Mathematics, College of William & Mary

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Telephone: 3893
Office: 208 Houghton House

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Rocco L. Capraro

Associate Dean, Hobart
Assistant Professor of History (1984)

Ph.D., Washington University
M.A., Washington University
B.A. Colgate

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3300
Office: Smith Hall

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Elena Ciletti

Professor of Art andArchitecture Emeritus (1973)

Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Pennsylvania State University

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Claudette Columbus

Professor of English Emeritus (1969)

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Columbia
B.A., Bucknell

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Melanie Conroy-Goldman

Associate Professor of English (2002)

M.F.A., Oregon
B.A., Columbia (summa cum laude)

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Telephone: 3374
Office: 111 Demarest

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Anna Creadick

Associate Professor of English (2001)

Ph.D., English/American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2002
M.A., American Studies, Boston College, 1994
B.S., English and Education, Appalachian State University, 1991

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Telephone: 3871
Office: 113 Demarest

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Donna Davenport

Professor of Dance (1990)

Ed.D., Dance Education, Temple University
M.Ed., Dance Education, Temple University
B.F.A., Dance, University of Massachusetts
B.A., Psychology, University of Massachusetts



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Telephone: 3760
Office: 310 Trinity Hall

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Jodi Dean

Professor of Political Science. (1993)

Ph.D., Columbia
M.A., Columbia
B.A., Princeton

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Telephone: 3425
Office: 116 Stern Hall

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Iva E. Deutchman

Professor of Political Science (1987)

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Hofstra University

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Telephone: 3429
Office: 114 Stern Hall

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Richard Dillon

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology (1976)

Ph.D., Pennsylvania
B.A., California, Berkeley

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Telephone: 3447
Office: 211 Stern Hall

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Laurence Erussard

Associate Professor of English (2003)

Ph.D. University of Murcia, 2001
M.A., SUNY New Paltz, 1992
B.A., SUNY New Paltz, 1988

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Telephone: 3363
Office: 109 Demarest

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Marie-France Etienne

Emeria Professor of French and Francophone Studies (1979)

Ph.D., Rochester
M.A., Rochester
Certificate d'Etudes Littéraires Générales, Aix en Provence
B.A., Aix

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Telephone: 3792
Office: 301 Smith Hall

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May Farnsworth

Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies (2007)

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Spanish American Literature. 2006.
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Spanish American Literature. 2002.
B.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington. 1996.

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3785
Office: 306 Smith Hall

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Maureen Flynn

Professor of History (1992)

Ph.D., Wisconsin at Madison
M.A., Wisconsin at Madison
B.A., Wisconsin at Madison

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3582
Office: 205 Henry House

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Laura Free

Chair

Associate Professor of History (2005)

Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., Cornell University
M.A., Binghamton University
B.A., Grinnell College

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Telephone: 3554
Office: 109 Henry House

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Karen Frost-Arnold

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2009)

Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., 2008
Wellesley College, B.A. with Honors in Philosophy and Biology, 1999

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Telephone: 4525
Office: Delancey House

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Catherine Gallouet

Professor of French and Francophone Studies (1986)

Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., Rutgers University
B.A., Hope College, Cum Laude
Bacalauréat, Lettres et Philosophie, Académié de Grenoble

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Telephone: 3795
Office: 310 Smith Hall

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Mary Gerhart

Professor of Religious Studies Emerita (1972)

Ph.D. Religion and Literature, University of Chicago
M.A. Theology and Literature, University of Chicago
M.A. English, University of Missouri
B.A. English and Mathematics, College of St. Teresa

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Telephone: 3347

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Christopher E. Gunn

Professor of Economics/William R. Kenan Jr. Professor (1978)

Ph.D., Cornell
M.B.A., Cornell
Lic., Louvain
B.S., Cornell

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3416
Office: 319 Stern Hall

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Jack D. Harris

Professor of Sociology (1974)

Ph.D., Pennsylvania
M.A., Pennsylvania
B.A., Tulane

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Telephone: 3439
Office: 215 Stern Hall

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Jessica Hayes-Conroy

Assistant Professor of Women's Studies (2011)

Ph.D. Penn State University, 2009 (Geography and Women's Studies)
M.A. University of Vermont, 2005 (Geography)
B.A. Bryn Mawr College, 2003 (The Growth and Structure of Cities)

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Susan Henking

Professor of Religious Studies (1988)

Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Duke University

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Telephone: 3889
Office: 205 Demarest

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Leah Himmelhoch

Associate Professor of Classics (2003)

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1990
B.A., Yale University, 1988

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Telephone: 3907
Office: 311 Smith Hall

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Marilyn Jimenez

Associate Professor of African Studies (1984)

Ph.D., Columbia
M. Phil., Columbia
M.A., Columbia
B.A., Barnard

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Telephone: 3791
Office: 120 Stern Hall

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George Joseph

Professor of French and Francophone Studies Emeritus (1986)

Ph.D., Indiana
M.A., Indiana
B.A., Oberlin Certificat des literatures d'Afrique et de Madagascar from the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, in Senegal

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Charity Lofthouse

Instructor of Music (2011)

Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
B.M., Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3407
Office: 206 Williams Hall

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Elisabeth Lyon

Associate Professor of English (1988)

Ph.D., California at Berkeley
M.A., New York
B.A., California at Berkeley

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3357
Office: 105 Demarest

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Brenda Maiale

Associate Professor of Anthropology (2006)

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008
M.A., Cornell University, 2002
A.B., Vassar College, 1998

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Telephone: 3443
Office: 218 Stern Hall

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Patricia Mathews

Professor of Art and Architecture (2007)

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Art History
Major Area of Study: Modern Art, Criticism, and Theory Dissertation: G.-Albert Aurier's Symbolist Art Theory and Criticism (Prof. Joseph Sloane)
B.A., Magna cum laude. University of Houston, Art History

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3048
Office: 203 Houghton House

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Susanne E. McNally

Dean of William Smith (1972)

Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton
M.A., Claremont
B.A., Douglass

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Telephone: 3585
Office: 201 Henry House

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Renee Monson

Associate Professor of Sociology (1998)

Ph.D., Wisconsin at Madison
M.A., Minnesota
B.A., Oberlin

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Telephone: 3426
Office: 220 Stern Hall

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Carol Oberbrunner

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (1999)

Ph.D., Syracuse
M.A., Michigan
B.A., Swarthmore

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Telephone: 3381
Office: 7 Delancey House

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Paul Passavant

Associate Professor of Political Science (1997)

Ph.D., Wisconsin at Madison
M.A., Wisconsin at Madison
B.A., Michigan

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Telephone: 3431
Office: 118 Stern Hall

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Eric Patterson

Associate Professor of English and American Studies (1976)

Ph.D. Yale
M.Phil. Yale
M.A. Yale
A.B. Amherst summa cum laude

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Telephone: 3356
Office: 104 Demarest

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Elizabeth Ramey

Assistant Professor of Economics (2009)

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A., University of Denver
B.A., The George Washington University

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Office: 320 Stern Hall

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Craig Rimmerman

Professor of Public Policy and Political Science (1986)

Ph.D., Ohio State
M.A., Ohio State
B.A., Miami

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Telephone: 3435
Office: 206C Gulick

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Colby Ristow

Associate Professor of History (2007)

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2008
M.A., Michigan State University, 1998
B.A., Michigan State University, 1996


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Telephone: 3136
Office: 106 Henry House

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Richard Salter

Associate Professor of Religious Studies (1998)

Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Hobart College

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Telephone: 3370
Office: 207 Demarest

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Leah R. Shafer

Assistant Professor of Media/Society (2008)

A.B., Cornell University
M.A., Cornell University
Ph.D., Cornell University

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Telephone: 3951
Office: 307 Demarest Hall

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Elizabeth Thornberry

Assistant Professor of History (2011)

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2011
M.St., St. Cross College, Oxford University, 2005
B.A., Harvard College, 2004

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Office: Henry House

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Michael Tinkler

Associate Professor of Art and Architecture (1999)

Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., Rice University

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Telephone: 3489
Office: 211 Houghton House

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William T. Waller, Jr.

Professor of Economics (1982)

Ph.D., Economics, University of New Mexico, 1984
M.A., Economics, Western Michigan University, 1979
B.S., Economics, Western Michigan University, 1978

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3433
Office: 320 Stern Hall

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Cadence Whittier

Associate Professor of Dance (2000)

B.F.A., Ballet: Teaching and Performance, University of Utah
M.F.A., Ballet: Teaching and Choreography, University of Utah
CLMA, Certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Integrated Movement Studies
RSME/RSMT, Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist, International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)

E-mail link | Personal Bio

Telephone: 3949
Office: Trinity 311

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Cynthia J. Williams

Professor of Dance (1986)

B.F.A. (Dance), University of Utah
B.S. (Psychology), University of Utah
M.F.A. (Dance), Connecticut College

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Telephone: 3495
Office: 200 Winn Seeley Gymnasium

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Lisa Yoshikawa

Assistant Professor of History (2006)

Ph.D., Yale
M.Phil., Yale
M.A., Yale
B.A. Wellesley

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Telephone: 3578
Office: 206 Henry House

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Jinghao Zhou

Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures (2001)

Ph.D., Baylor University
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary
M.A., Wuhan University
B.A., Nanjing University

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Telephone: 3926
Office: 222 Stern Hall

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