The Faculty

The general faculty consists of certain officers of the administration and all members of the active teaching staff. The teaching staff is organized as sub-faculties called divisions (see Overview of Academic Programs). The function of the divisional faculties is the consideration of divisional policies and the administration of the divisional curricula. The chair of each divisional faculty is the executive officer of that division, and is elected by vote of the respective faculties for a three-year term.

The first date within parentheses is the date of initial appointment to Whitman College; the second is the date of initial appointment to the present rank. Ranks given are those obtained in early September of the current academic year.

Faculty

Jackie Acres (2024, 2024), Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Biophysics. B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Portland State University.

M Acuff (2007, 2022), Professor of Art. B.A., Augustana College; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Aarón G. Aguilar-Ramírez (2017, 2024), Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies. B.A., Whitman College; Ph D., Northwestern University.

Sharon A.M. Alker (2004, 2018), Mary A. Denny Professor of English and General Studies. B.A., M.A., Simon Fraser University; Ph.D., University of British Columbia.

Andrés Aragoneses Aguado (2023, 2023), Associate Professor of Physics. B.A., Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain; M.A., Ph.D., Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.

Jakobina K. Arch (2014, 2024), Professor of History. B.A., Wellesley College; M.Sc., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Renée E. Archibald (2013, 2019), Associate Professor of Dance. B.F.A., University of North Carolina School of Arts; M.F.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Laney Armstrong (2024, 2024) Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., Harvard University; M.M., University of Oregon; D.M.A., University of Washington.

Thomas R. Armstrong (2014, 2020), Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., Lewis and Clark College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Nicholas E. Bader (2006, 2017), Associate Professor of Geology. B.A., Earlham College; M.S., University of Arizona, Tucson; M.A., Ph.D., University of California.

Barry Allen Balof (2003, 2018), Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Colorado College; M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth College.

William H. Bares (2020, 2024), Associate Professor of Computer Science. B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

Janis Be (2008, 2018), Professor of Hispanic Studies. B.A., Purdue University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Susanne N. Beechey (2008, 2016), Associate Professor of Politics. B.A., Macalester College; Ph.D., The George Washington University.

Halefom Belay (1996, 2002), Associate Professor of Economics. B.A., State University of New York at Cortland; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.

Dalia Rokhsana Biswas (2010, 2017), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh; Ph.D., University of Montana.

Shampa Biswas (1999, 2020), Judge and Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Chair of Political Science and Professor of Politics. B.A., M.A., University of Delhi; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Pavel Blagov (2009, 2023), Professor of Psychology. B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University.

Eunice L. Blavascunas (2015, 2021), Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies. B.S., B.A., Evergreen State College; M.A., University of Texas, Austin; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Jennifer B. Blomme (2000, 2010), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies and Head Swimming Coach. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., Indiana University.

Nathan E. Boland (2012, 2019), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Colby College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Matthew W. Bost (2016, 2022), Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Writing and Public Discourse. B.A. Willamette University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Will Boyles (2023, 2023), Assistant Professor of Statistics. B.S., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Philip D. Brick (1990, 2005), Miles C. Moore Professor of Politics. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Kimberly C. Chandler (2019, 2019), Director of Athletics, Department Chair and Senior Lecturer of Sports Studies. B.A., Ohio Northern University; M.E., Bowling Green State University.

Stuart Chapin (2011, 2019), Senior Adjunct Instructor of Sport Studies. B.S., University of Tennessee.

Chetna Chopra (2010, 2022), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and Public Discourse and General Studies. B.A., University of Delhi; M.S., Boston University; M.F.A., Warren Wilson College.

Aaron Chvatal (2021, 2021) Visiting Assistant Professor in Theater and Dance and Costume Shop Director. B.A., Hamline University, St. Paul; M.F.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Melissa W. Clearfield (2001, 2020), Laura and Carl Peterson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology. B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Mitchell S. Clearfield (2001, 2012), Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and General Studies. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Notre Dame.

Jonathan A. Collins (2015, 2023), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.Sc., Allegheny College; Ph.D., Brock University, Canada.

Arielle Marie Cooley (2012, 2024), Professor of Biology. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Duke University.

Alissa A. Cordner (2013, 2019), Associate Professor of Sociology and Garrett Fellow. B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University.

Michele Costantino (2024, 2024) Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. B.A., Indiana University - Bloomington; B.S., Indiana University - South Bend; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

John David Cotts (2004, 2017), Professor of History. B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Ralph H. Craig III (2024, 2024), Assistant Professor of Religion, B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Sarah H. Davies (2013, 2019), Associate Professor of History. B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Janet L. N. Davis (2015, 2015), Associate Professor and Microsoft Chair of Computer Science. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Nancy F. Day (2019, 2019), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Whitman College; Ph.D. University of Minnesota.

Ellen J. Defossez (2020, 2020), Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and Public Discourse. B.S., Ohio University; M.A., University of Illinois, Chicago; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Peter de Grasse (2012, 2019), Senior Lecturer of Dance. B.F.A., Juilliard School; M.F.A., Jacksonville University.

Michael Dalebout (2023, 2023), Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing and Public Discourse. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Theresa Maria DiPasquale (1998, 2013), Gregory M. Cowan Professor of English Language and Literature. B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Andrea K. Dobson (1989, 1998), Associate Professor of Astronomy and General Studies. B.A., Whitman College; M.S., Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

Heidi E. M. Dobson (1992, 2018), Spencer F. Baird Professor of Biology. B.S., B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., University of California, Davis.

Amy Dodds (2002, 2018), Senior Lecturer of Music. B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University.

Brian R. Dott (2002, 2023), Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History. B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Timothy J. Doyle (2012, 2017), Senior Adjunct Instructor of General Studies. B.A., Reed College, M.A. University of California, Los Angeles.

Frank M. Dunnivant (1999, 2013), Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Auburn University; M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University.

Mysia Dye (2024, 2024), Lecturer of Biology. B.S., Tulane University; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University.

John W. Eckel (2010, 2016), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies and Head Athletics Trainer. B.S., Canisius College; M.A., New York University.

Robert Scott Elliott (2004, 2018), Professor of English. B.A., Vanderbilt; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.F.A., Columbia University.

Tarik A. Elseewi (2014, 2022), Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies. B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M. A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Michelle K. Ferenz (2001, 2009), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies and Head Women’s Basketball Coach. B.S., Eastern Montana College; M.E.A., Heritage College.

Denise Fernandes (2024, 2024), Instructor of Politics. B.A., St. Xavier's College, M.A.; TERI University, New Delhi.

Robert Flahive (2023, 2023), Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., Washington University, St. Louis; M.A., American University of Beirut; Ph.D., Virginia Tech.

Kathryn M. Frank (2019, 2019), Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies. B.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Patrick R. Frierson (2001, 2020), Paul Pigott and William M. Allen Professor of Ethics and Philosophy. B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Rachel L. George (2015, 2021), Associate Professor of Anthropology. B.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Giramata (2024, 2024), Instructor of Gender Studies. B.A., DePauw University.

Kendra J. Golden (1990, 1996), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (2013-2022); Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., Washington State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Timothy Golden (2023, 2023), Visiting Professor of Philosophy. B.S., West Chester University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University; M.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Memphis.

Adam S. Gordon (2012, 2018), Associate Professor of English. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Russell A. Gordon (1987, 2001), Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Blackburn College; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Marion Gabriele Götz (2007, 2013), Associate Professor of Chemistry and Garrett Fellow. B.S., Armstrong Atlantic State University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology.

Thomas D. Green (2023,2023), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre; Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Moira I. Gresham (2011, 2024), Nathaniel Shipman Professor of Physics. B.A., Reed College; M.A., Cambridge University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

Krista H. Gulbransen (2014, 2021), Associate Professor of Art History. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Ruoning Han (2022, 2022), Assistant Professor of Economics. B.S. China Pharmaceutical University; M.A. Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., The University of Kansas.

Rebecca Roman Hanrahan (2003, 2009), Associate Professor of Philosophy. A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Machelle Hartman (2003, 2017), Senior Lecturer of Chemistry. B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., Antioch University.

Denise J. Hazlett (1992, 2018), Hollon Parker Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., Grinnell College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Donghui He (2008, 2015), Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Chinese. B.A., M.A., Hebei University, China; Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada.

John Hein (2008, 2017), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies and Head Women’s Tennis Coach. B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S., California State University, Chico.

Mark P. Hendricks (2018, 2024), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Walter T. Herbranson (2000, 2014), Professor of Psychology and Herbert and Pearl Ladley Endowed Chair of Cognitive Science. B.A., Carleton College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah.

Thomas David Hicks (2022, 2022), Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (Piano). B.M., University of Manchester (UK); B.M., Royal Northern College of Music (UK); Ph.D., Yale University.

Jessica N. Hines (2023, 2023), Visiting Assistant Professor of English. B.A., The University of the South; Ph.D., Duke University.

Kurt R. Hoffman (1992, 2007), Professor of Physics. B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Laura L. Hope (2020, 2020), Associate Professor of Theater and Dance. B.F.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Douglas R. Hundley (1998, 2004), Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.S., Western Washington University; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Sarah E. Hurlburt (2004, 2020), Professor of French and Francophone Studies. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Delbert Wade Hutchison (1999, 2005), Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Washington University.

Julia Anne Ireland (2008, 2014), Associate Professor of German Studies and Philosophy. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Ph.D., DePaul University.

John R. “Jack” Iverson (2004, 2018), Professor of French and Francophone Studies. B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Jack E. Jackson (2013, 2020), Associate Professor of Politics. B.A., Georgia State University; J.D., Cornell Law School; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Katherine Jackson (2007, 2020), Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S., University of Toronto, Canada; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Michelle Y. Janning (2000, 2018), Raymond and Elsie DeBurgh Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology. Assistant Dean of the Faculty (2010-2013). B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Michelle Jenkins (2010, 2017), Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Emily E. Jones (2013, 2020), Associate Professor of German Studies and Environmental Humanities. B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Douglas Henry Juers (2003, 2018), Carl E. Peterson Endowed Chair of Sciences and Professor of Physics. A.B., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Marcus A. Juhasz (2009, 2015), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Wittenberg University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Patrick W. Keef (1980, 1993), William K. and Diana R. Deshler Chair of Mathematics. Dean of the Faculty (1996-2006). B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Helen Kim (2005, 2019), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (2022-); Associate Dean for Faculty Development (2019-2022); Professor of Sociology. Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion (2018-2019). B.A., University of California; M.A., University of Chicago; M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Thomas A. Knight (2006, 2014), Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., Alma College; M.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Lauren E. LaFauci (2024, 2024), Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities. B.A., Washington and Lee University; Ph.D., M.A., University of Michigan.

Erika Langley (2024, 2024), Instructor of Psychology. B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., Arizona State University.

Christopher Leise (2009, 2022), Professor of English. B.A., Hofstra University; M.A., Ph.D., University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Nina E. Lerman (1995, 2002), Associate Professor of History. A.B. Bryn Mawr; M.A., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania.

Justin Lincoln (2010, 2016), Associate Professor of Art. B.A., Longwood College; B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts.

Camilo E. Lund-Montaño (2020, 2020), Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; M.A., New School for Social Research; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Paul Luongo (2012, 2018), Associate Professor of Music and Garrett Fellow. B.M.E., Stetson University; M.M.; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Maria C. Lux (2016, 2022), Associate Professor of Art. B.F.A., Iowa State University; M.F.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Timothy E. Machonkin (2006, 2012), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Gaurav Majumdar (2005, 2020), Professor of English. B.A., University of Delhi; M.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., New York University.

Sai Madhurika Mamunuru (2020, 2020), Assistant Professor of Economics. M.A., University of Hyderabad, India; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Lydia M. McDermott (2013, 2018), Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and Public Discourse and Director of the Center for Writing and Speaking. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University.

Stephen W. Michael (2016, 2020), Senior Lecturer of Psychology. B.A., Elon University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, El Paso.

Elizabeth M. Miller (2014, 2019), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History. B.A., Free University of Brussels, Belgium; M.St., D. Phil., University of Oxford, U.K.

Gilbert Felipe Mireles, Jr. (2003, 2024), Professor of Sociology. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Amy Molitor (1994, 2016), Senior Lecturer of Environmental Studies. B.S., University of Idaho; M.S., Ph.D., University of Montana.

Ray “Skip” Molitor (1994, 2018), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies and Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach; Assistant Director of Athletics. B.A., M.A., Gonzaga University.

Frederick G. Moore (1991, 2005), Professor of Physics. B.A., Lewis and Clark College; Ph.D., Oregon Graduate Center.

Britney L. Moss (2015, 2021), Associate Professor of Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. B.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis.

Robert E. Mottram (2020, 2020), Lecturer of German Studies. B.A., M.A., University of Montana; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Rose M. Mueller (2018, 2018), Assistant Professor of Economics. B.S., B.S., North Central College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Rachel E. Nickens (2022, 2022), Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., Florida State University; M.A. University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Kirsten P. Nicolaysen (2006, 2020), Professor of Geology. B.A., Colorado College; M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeff W. Northam (1997, 2009), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies and Head Men’s Tennis Coach. B.A., Whitman College; M.S., Boise State University.

Adriana Ortiz-Aquino (2024,2024), Instructor of Mathematics. B.S., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.

Lauren E. Osborne (2014, 2020), Associate Professor of Religion. B.A., B.Mus., Lawrence University; A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Erin Elizabeth Pahlke (2012, 2018), Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Timothy H. Parker (2006, 2021), Professor of Biology. B.A., Clark University; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Kaitlyn Patia (2016, 2020), Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing and Public Discourse. B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Kyle Adam Kalev Peets (2021, 2021), Visiting Assistant Professor of Art. B.A., Southern Oregon University; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Deshun Peoples (2024,2024) Assistant Professor of Art. B.A., Bates College; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design.

Lyman P. Persico (2015, 2021), Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies. B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Christopher Petit (2005, 2018), Professor of Theater. B.F.A., Rutgers University; M.F.A., Columbia University.

Kevin R. Pogue (1990, 2005), Professor of Geology. B.S., University of Kentucky; M.S., Idaho State University; Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Jason C. Pribilsky (2003, 2017), Professor of Anthropology and Indigeneity, Race, And Ethnicity Studies. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Reed College; Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Matthew William Prull (1999, 2015), Professor of Psychology. B.A., San Jose State University; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Marina Ptukhina (2016, 2023), Associate Professor of Statistics. B.S., Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine; M.S., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Khusiman Pun (2023,2023), Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics. B.B.A., Kathmandu University, Nepal; M.A., Andhra University, India, The University of New Mexico.

Jason D. Ralston (2020, 2020), Assistant Professor of Economics. B.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Mary L. Raschko (2014, 2019), Associate Dean for Faculty Development (2022-); Associate Professor of English. B.A., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Matthew Reynolds (2008, 2014), Associate Professor of Art History. B.A., Sonoma State University; M.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Katrina C. Roberts (1998, 2010), Mina Schwabacher Professor of English, Creative Writing and Humanities. A.B., Harvard University; M.F.A., Iowa Writer’s Workshop. 

Mariana Ruiz-González (2021, 2024), Instructor of Hispanic Studies. B.A. Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, México; B.A. Universidad La Salle, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México; M.A., Arizona State University.

James E. Russo (1989, 1995), Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology. B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Alvaro Santana-Acuña (2015, 2021), Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., University of La Laguna, Spain; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Douglas A. Scarborough (2011, 2017), Nancy Bell Evans Associate Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., Delta State University; D.A., University of Northern Colorado.

Daniel D. Schindler (2015, 2015), Associate Professor of Theater. B.A., Montana State University; M.F.A., Indiana University.

Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel (2013, 2020), Associate Professor of English. B.S., Texas Christian University; M.S., University of Montana; M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Robert Schlegel (2012, 2019), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and Public Discourse and General Studies. B.A., Linfield; M.F.A. University of Montana.

Albert W. Schueller (1996, 2018), Mina Schwabacher Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Daniel J. Schultz (2019, 2021), Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Religion. B.A., SUNY, Geneseo; M.A.R., Yale Divinity School; M.A., Fondazione San Carlo, Modena, Italy; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Andrea Sempértegui Barreiros (2022, 2022), Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; M.A., Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main; Ph.D. Justus Liebig University of Giessen.

Özge Serin (2024, 2024), Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Lynn L. Sharp (1999, 2005), Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Kathleen J. Shea (2011, 2019), Associate Professor of Environmental Humanities and Classics. B.A., University of Oregon; Ph.D., Rutgers State University.

Brien R. Sheedy (2001, 2018), Senior Adjunct Instructor of Sport Studies. B.S., State University of New York, Syracuse; M.A., University of Texas, Austin.

Scott Shields (1994, 2009), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies and Head Cross Country Coach. B.A., Whitman College; M.E., Walla Walla College.

Yukiko Shigeto (2010, 2016), Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Japanese. B.A., Central Washington University; M.A., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Robert Charles Sickels (1999, 2018), Alma Meisnest Chair of Humanities and Professor of Film and Media Studies. B.A., M.A., California State University, Chico; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno.

Nicole Simek (2005, 2019), Cushing Eells Professor of Philosophy and Literature; Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and French. B.A., M.A., Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Michael Simon (2011, 2023), Senior Lecturer of Music. B.A., Whitman College; M.M. Berklee College of Music.

Ashmeet Singh (2022, 2022), Assistant Professor of Physics. M.S., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

Daniel Charles Smith (2022, 2023), Assistant Professor of Classics. B.S., Southeastern University; M.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

Emily Somoskey (2020, 2023), Assistant Professor of Art. B.A., The University of Akron; M.F.A., Michigan State University.

Jonathan Spatola-Knoll (2024, 2024) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Patrick K. Spencer (1984, 2018), Grace F. Phillips Professor of Geology. Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty (2014-2016). B.S., University of Washington; M.S., Western Washington University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Johanna Stoberock (2010, 2015), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Writing, and Public Discourse and General Studies. B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.A., University of Washington.

Aaron Strain (2004, 2020), Baker Ferguson Chair of Politics and Leadership. B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

John A. Stratton (2016, 2022), Associate Professor of Computer Science. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Wisnu Sugiarto (2024, 2024) Instructor of Economics. B.A., Webster University; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; M.S., Wright State University.

Jessica Sutter (2024, 2024), Assistant Professor of Astronomy. B.A., Whitman College; Ph.D., University of Wyoming.

Jenna Terry (2005, 2023), Senior Lecturer of Rhetoric, Writing, and Public Discourse and General Studies. B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.A., University of Houston.

Stanley J. Thayne (2016, 2022), Senior Lecturer of Environmental Studies. B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University.

Matthew Z. Tien (2022, 2022), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Charles Robert Timm-Ballard (2002, 2014), Professor of Art. B.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; M.F.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Alzada J. Tipton (2016, 2022), Provost and Dean of the Faculty (2016-2024); Professor of English. B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University.

Nathan A. Tomsheck (2014, 2016), Senior Lecturer of Theater and Technical Director. B.A., Whitworth College; M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.

Lisa Marie Uddin (2012, 2018), Associate Professor of Art History and Garrett Fellow. B.A., McGill University; M.A., Concordia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Catherine ʻĪmaikalani Ulep (2024, 2024), Instructor of History. B.A., University of Hawai‘i; M.S., University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Carlos A. Vargas-Salgado (2014, 2020), Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies. B.A., National University San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Sathiavanee Veeramoothoo (2024, 2024), Assistant Professor of Economics. B.S., Bryant University, M.B.A., Coventry University; Ph.D.; Drexel University.

Daniel M. Vernon (1995, 2013), Arthur G. Rempel Professor of Biology. B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Chris Wakefield (2023, 2023), Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Christopher S. Wallace (2000, 2020), Dr. Robert F. Welty Professor of Biology. B.A., B.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ian Walling (2023, 2023), Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Jonathan S. Walters (1992, 2007), Professor of Religion and George Hudson Ball Chair in the Humanities. B.A., Bowdoin College; A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School.

Jon Williams (2023, 2023), Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Rachel Wilson (2023,2023), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S., California Polytechnic State University; Ph.D., Portland State University.

Jordan Wirfs-Brock, (2023, 2023), Assistant Professor of Computer Science. S.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., PhD., University of Colorado.

Ginger S. Withers (2002, 2020), Dr. Robert F. Welty Professor of Biology. B.A., Muskingum College; A.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign.

Jacqueline Woodfork (2006, 2014), Associate Professor of History. B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

Sam Wu (2024, 2024), Visiting Instructor of Music in Theory and Composition. B.A., Harvard University; M.M., The Juilliard School.

Xiaobo Yuan (2019, 2019), Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Religion. B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Zahi Zalloua (2003, 2018), Cushing Eells Professor of Philosophy and Literature; Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and French. B.A., M.A., M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Wencui Zhao (2006, 2021), Senior Lecturer of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Chinese. B.A., Peking University, China; M.A., Yunnan University.

Adjunct Faculty

Sally Bormann, Adjunct Assistant Professor of General Studies. B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Julie Anne Carter, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Library Science. M.S., Mars Hill College; M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina.

Jose S. Cedeño, Lecturer of Sport Studies and Head Men's Soccer Coach. B.A., Saint Peter's College; M.S., Brooklyn College.

Georgia Cloepfil, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and Public Discourse. B.A., Macalester College; M.F.A., University of Idaho.

Laura Cummings, Adjunct Instructor of Sport Studies. B.A., B.M., University of Washington.

Greg Harman, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.Ed., North Carolina State University; M.A.E.A., Dominican University; Ed.D., Hamline University.

Matthew D. Helm, Lecturer of Sports Studies and Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. B.S., M.Ed. University of LaVerne.

Alexis Hickey, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Library Science. B.A., Saint Martin's University; M.L.S., Indiana University.

Allison Keppel, Adjunct Instructor of Sport Studies. B.A., University of Washington.

Brian T. Kitamura, Lecturer of Sport Studies and Head Baseball Coach. B.A., Whitman College; M.S. Ohio University.

John S. Lamanna, Lecturer of Sports Studies and Head Men's Basketball Coach. B.S., Washington State University; M.A., Loyola Marymount University.

Alexa Maine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S., Central Washington University; Ph.D., University of Idaho.

Wendy Oleson, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing and Public Discourse and General Studies. B.A., Amherst College; M.F.A., Oregon State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Emily Pearson, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Library Science., B.A., Northeastern University; M.L.I.S., University of Washington, M.L.I.S.

Kelli C. Pitzer, Adjunct Instructor of Sports Studies. A.A., Northwest University.

Alicia Gutierrez, Adjunct Instructor of Sport Studies. B.A., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Bridget Scoles, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Library Science. B.A., University of Idaho; M.L.I.S., University of Maryland, College Park.

Emily Sibley, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities and Research Associate. B.A., Wellesley College; M.Phil., University of Oxford; M.A., New York University.

Rebecca T. Thorpe, Adjunct Instructor of Sport Studies. B.A., Gonzaga University; M.A., University of Nevada.

Carlos A. Velez, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., Stetson University; M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., Cleveland Institute of Music.

Michelle M. Voiland, Instructor of Sport Studies and Head Women’s Soccer Coach. B.A., University of Portland.

Studio Music Instructors

Clark Bondy

Laura Curtis

Nathanael Fleming

Erin Foster

Roger Garcia

Diane Gray-Chamberlain

Pablo Izquierdo

Diane Gray-Chamberlain

G. Louis Hemenway

Michael Lefevre

Phil Lynch

Spencer Martin

Anna Okada

Lori Parnicky

Carissa Pitkin Cox

Rebekah Schaub

Kraig Scott

Sally Singer Tuttle

Chelsea Spence-Crane

Faculty and Staff Emeriti

Susanne M. Altermann (2013, 2023), Senior Lecturer of Biology, Emerita. B.A., B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Susan Babilon (1995, 2009), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (German Studies), Emerita. B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York.

William C. Bogard (1987, 2018), DeBurgh Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, Emeritus. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Charly Bloomquist (1995, 2023), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, Emeritus. B.A., Alfred University; B.F.A., M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts.

Katherine Bracher (1967, 2003), Professor of Astronomy, Emerita. A.B., Mount Holyoke College; A.M., Ph.D., Indiana University.

George S. Bridges (2005, 2015), President, Emeritus. B.A., University of Washington; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Dana L. Burgess (1986, 2021), Charles and Margery B. Anderson Endowed Professor of Humanities, Emeritus. A.B., Bard College; M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College.

Thomas A. Callister, Jr. (1994, 2005), Associate Dean of the Faculty (2004-2011); Professor of Education, Emeritus. A.B., University of Southern California; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Utah.

David H. Carey (1989, 2014), Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A., St. John’s College; S.T.B., M.A., Gregorian University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Robert James Carson (1975, 2015), Grace Farnsworth Phillips Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies, Emeritus. A.B., Cornell University; M.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Carolyn L. Chandler (1986, 2016), Senior Lecturer of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Emerita. B.A., University of Washington; M.A., New York University.

Julie A. Charlip (1993, 2021), Professor of History, Emerita. B.A., Rider College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Charles Cleveland (1985, 2017), Dean of Students (1994-2017) and Instructor of Sociology, Emeritus. B.S., M.A, Arizona State University.

Clark Andrews Colahan (1983, 2011), Anderson Professor of Humanities and Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, (Spanish), Emeritus. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., California State University at Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Lee Coleman (1980, 1997), Professor of Physical Education, Emerita. B.S., Wittenberg University; M.S., University of Kansas.

Dalia Corkrum (2005, 2023) Director of Penrose Library, Emerita. B.A., University of Washington; M.S., Drexel University.

D. Dale Cosper (1970, 2008), Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (French), Emeritus. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Dennis Crockett (1992, 2023), Associate Professor of Art History, Emeritus. B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Queens College; Ph.D., City University of New York.

Jan P. Crouter (1985, 2023), Associate Professor of Economics, Emerita. B.S., The Colorado College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Thomas E. Cronin (1993-2005) President Emeritus. A.B., Holy Cross College; Summer Fellowship, University of Michigan; M.A., M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Thomas A. Davis (1987, 2022), Associate Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Roberta Davidson (1988, 2014), Professor of English, Emerita. B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Lawrence L. Dodd (1969, 2004), Archivist, Emeritus. B.A., Washington State College.

Charles Martin Drabek (1975, 2007), Arthur G. Rempel Professor of Biology, Emeritus. B.S., University of Denver; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Joseph Drazan (1972, 2005), Librarian, Emeritus. B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.L.S, University of Hawaii.

Jay N. Eacker (1965, 2004), Professor of Psychology, Emeritus. B.A., University of Idaho; M.S., Ph.D., Washington State University.

Keith Farrington (1977, 2020), Laura and Carl Peterson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, Emeritus. B.A., Bates College; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.

J. Kay Fenimore-Smith (1994, 2015), Associate Professor of Education, Emerita. B.A., University of Nebraska; M.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Idaho.

Robert Anthony Fontenot (1975, 2013), Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. B.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Gary Lee Gemberling (2012, 2018), Lecturer of Music, Emeritus. B.M., Montana State University, M.M. University of Idaho.

David R. Guichard (1985, 2023), Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus B.A., Pomona College; M.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

David B. Glenn (1989, 2016), Professor of Music, Emeritus. B.M., North Texas State University; M.M., University of Northern Colorado.

Craig J. W. Gunsul (1969, 2004), Professor of Physics, Emeritus. B.A., Reed College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Delaware.

Keiko Hara (1985, 2010), Professor of Art, Emerita. B.F.A., Mississippi University for Women; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.F.A., Cranbrook Graduate University.

Irvin Y. Hashimoto (1982, 2013), Associate Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Patrick Gerard Henry (1969-70, 1976, 2006), Cushing Eells Professor of Philosophy and Literature and Foreign Languages and Literatures (French), Emeritus. B.A., St. John’s University; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University.

Thomas G. Hines (1994, 2016), Professor of Theater, Emeritus. B.S., M.A., Northern Illinois University; M.F.A., University of Washington.

Deborah Holmes (1985, 2011), Associate Professor of Theater, Emerita. B.A., M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Roy William Hoover (1967, 1999), Weyerhaeuser Professor of Religion, Emeritus. B.A., Pasadena College; Th.D., Harvard University.

Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn (1982, 2019), Baker Ferguson Chair of Politics and Leadership, Emeritus. Interim Dean of the Faculty (2006-2007). Provost and Dean of the Faculty (2009-2014). B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Victor Hugo Keiser, Jr. (1966, 1992), Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. A.B., Lawrence College; A.M., Ph.D., University of Colorado.

Bruce A. Magnusson (1997, 2020), Associate Professor of Politics, Emeritus. B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

John Joseph Maier (1967, 2002), Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. A.B., Boston University; B.D., Tufts University.

Jean Carwile Masteller (1978, 2013), Professor of English, Emerita. B.A., Lynchburg College; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Richard N. Masteller (1978, 2013), Professor of English, Emeritus. B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Charles Fremont McKhann (1990, 2023), Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

William John Metzger (1969, 2002), Associate Professor of Psychology, Emeritus. A.B., Wabash; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Rogers B. Miles (1990, 2016), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion and General Studies, Emeritus. B.A., Bowdoin College; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Mary Anne O’Neil (1977, 2012), Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (French), Emeritus. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Robert J. Parcells (1982, 2021), Associate Professor of Economics, Emeritus. B.S., B.A., Boise State University; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.

James Gordon Pengra (1962, 2000), Nathaniel Shipman Professor of Physics, Emeritus. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Hollibert E. Phillips (1988, 2006), Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus. B.A., Hons., University of London; M.A., Andrews University; D.Ed., Boston University.

Susan E. Pickett (1981, 2018), Catharine Gould Chism Endowed Chair of Music, Emerita. A.B., Occidental College; M.M., Indiana University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Gary O. Rollefson (2005, 2015), Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson.

Stephen Rubin (1971, 2009), Professor of Psychology, Emeritus. B.A., M.S., Brooklyn College; Ph.D., Purdue University.

David F. Schmitz (1985, 2023), Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, Emeritus. B.A., SUNY at Plattsburgh; M.A., SUNY at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

James F. Shepherd (1971, 2006), Hollon Parker Professor of Economics, Emeritus. A.B., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Deberah M. Simon (1995, 2021), Senior Lecturer of Chemistry, Emerita. B.A., Whitman College.

Nancy Lynn Simon (1967, 2013), Garrett Professor of Dramatic Arts and Professor of Theater, Emeritus. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Robert Allen Skotheim (1975-1988) President Emeritus. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Donald Snow (2001, 2022), Senior Lecturer of Environmental Humanities and General Studies, Emeritus. B.A., Colorado State University; M.S., University of Montana.

Akira Ronald Takemoto (1983, 2021), Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Japanese, Emeritus. B.B., University of California at Irvine; M.A., Ryukoku University and Stanford University.

J. Charles Templeton (1970, 2010), Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of Colorado.

Lee David Thompson (1987, 2016), Professor of Music, Emeritus. B.M., M.M., Baylor University; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati.

James S. Todd (1961, 1997), Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Ronald F. Urban (1984, 2013), Registrar, Emeritus. B.A., Beloit College; M.A. Indiana University; Ph.D. University of Colorado.

Elizabeth Vandiver (2004, 2015), Clement Biddle Penrose Professor of Latin and Classics, Emerita. B.A., Shimer College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Leroy Grover Wade, Jr. (1989, 2013), Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. B.A., Rice University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Shu-chu Wei-Peng (1985, 2013), John and Jean Henkels Endowed Chair of Chinese Languages and Literatures, Emerita. B.A., Tunghai University, Taiwan; M.A., University of Hawaii, University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

Celia Richmond Weller (1969, 2010), Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Emerita. B.A., Drury College; A.M., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Deborah DuNann Winter (1974, 2012), Professor of Psychology, Emerita. B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.

John DuNann Winter (1981, 2012), Professor of Geology, Emeritus. B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Robert M. Withycombe (1980, 2015), Professor of Rhetoric Studies, Emeritus. B.S., M.A., Western Oregon State College; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Jackie Wood (1992, 2022), Senior Lecturer of Music, Emerita. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Washington State University.

Walter E. Wyman, Jr. (1982, 2018), Weyerhaeuser Professor of Biblical Literature and Professor of Religion, Emeritus. B.A., Oberlin College; M.Th., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Paul H. Yancey (1981, 2018), Carl E. Peterson Endowed Chair of Sciences, Emeritus. B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

Henry Yaple (1987, 2005), Library Director, Emeritus. B.A., Kalamazoo College; M.A., University of Idaho; M.S.L., Western Michigan University.