2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog

Faculty



1On leave fall 2022
2On leave spring 2023
3On leave 2022-23
Date denotes beginning of original term of service.

Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors

Jack I. Abecassis
Edwin Sexton and Edna Patrick Smith Modern European Language Professor and Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1990. B.A., San Francisco State University; Magistère, Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne; Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Lise Abrams
Peter W. Stanley Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2018. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Konrad Aguilar
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2021. B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.S., Ph.D., University of Denver.

Mark Allen
Professor of Art, 2005. B.F.A., Skidmore College; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts.

Ellie Anderson
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2020. B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University.

Samuel Anderson
Visiting Assistant Professor in History, 2019. B.A., Vassar College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Tahir R.S. Andrabi
Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics, 1988. B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mukesh Arora
Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1998. B.S., University of Delhi, New Delhi; M.S., Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi; Ph.D., West Virginia University.

Lisa Anne Auerbach
Professor of Art, 2009. B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.F.A., Art Center College of Design.

Guadalupe Bacio
Assistant Professor of Psychological Science and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies, 2016. B.S., B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Aimee Bahng
Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, 2017. A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Middlebury College; C.Phil, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Newshaw Bahreyni
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2019. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Albany SUNY.

Nicholas Ball
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2015. B.A., Macalester College; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Malachai Bandy
Assistant Professor, 2022. B.Mus., Rice University Shepherd School of Music; Ph.D. candidate, University of Southern California.

Galia Bar-Sever
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2020. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. 

Allan H. Barr
Professor of Chinese, 1981. B.A., M.A., Cambridge University; D.Phil., University of Oxford.

Lily Bartenstein
Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre, 2008. B.A., University of Chicago; M.F.A., University of Southern California, San Diego.

Gleason Bauer
Visiting Assistant Professor in Theater. B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.F.A., Naropa University, Boulder, CO.

Colin Beck
Associate Professor of Anthropology, 2000. B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Cristina Bejarano
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, 2000. B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Lisa Beckett
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physical Education, 2021. B.A., Sonoma State University; M.S., Washington State University.

Steve Bickham
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Men’s Tennis Coach, 2013. B.A., University of New Mexico; M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Eleanor Birrell
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2018. B.A., Harvard University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Mieczyslaw Boduszynski
Associate Professor of Politics, 2013. B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Tony D. Boston1
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field Coach, 2008. B.A., M.A., Whittier College.

William Boyer
Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies and Media Studies, 2021. B.Mus., Northwestern University; M.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., New York University. 

Eleanor Brown
James Irvine Professor of Economics, 1986. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Shannon Burns
Assistant Professor of Psychological Science and Neuroscience, 2022. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Paul Cahill
Faculty Director of Oldenborg, 2007; Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2008. B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Ashleigh Campi
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, 2007. B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Chicago.

José R. Cartagena-Calderón
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2006. B.A., Haverford College; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Harvard University.

André Cavalcanti
Professor of Biology, 2005. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Pernambuco.

Gabriel Chandler
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2010. B.S., California Lutheran University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Charlotte Chang
Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Analysis, 2020. B.A., Pomona College; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Arlen Chase
Visiting Professor of Anthropology, 2019. B.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Angel Chavez
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2015. B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., Ph.D. candidate University of Arizona. 

Suzanne Chávez-Silverman
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1989. B.A., University of California, Irvine; A.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Tzu-Yi Chen
Professor of Computer Science, 2002. S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Clarissa Cheney
Associate Professor of Biology, 1997. A.B., Goucher College; M.Phil., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Eileen J. Cheng
Professor of Chinese, 2003. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Angelina Yanyan Chin
Associate Professor of History, 2006. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Christopher Chinn
Professor of Classics, 2007. B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Philip I. Choi
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2006. B.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Pey-Yi Chu
Associate Professor of History, 2012. B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Anthony Clark
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2020. B.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Toni Cook
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2021. B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Alfred W. Cramer
Associate Professor of Music, 1995. B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Edward J. Crane III
Professor of Biology, 2002. B.S., St. Cloud State University; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

Bowman Cutter
Associate Professor of Economics, 2008. B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Chancal Dadlani
Professor of Art History. B.A., Columbia University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Bana Dahi
Visiting Assistant Professor of French, 2019. B.S., Damascus University; M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D. expected, Middlebury College.

Grace Dávila-López
Adjunct Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1991. B.A., University de Puerto Rico; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Pierangelo De Pace
Professor of Economics, 2009. B.A., M.S., Bocconi University; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

Vin de Silva
Professor of Mathematics, 2005. B.A., Cambridge University; D.Phil., Oxford University.

Kevin Dettmar
Director of the Humanities Studio, 2018. W.M. Keck Professor of English, 2008. B.A., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Sean Diament
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, 2012. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; 2015. GFILS, Department of Political Science Teaching Certificate, M.A.; Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University.

Michael Diercks
Associate Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2010. B.A., Houghton College; M.S., Ph.D., Georgetown University.

Donna M. Di Grazia
David J. Baldwin Professor of Music and Choral Conductor, 1998. B.A., M.A., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis.

David Divita
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2010. B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Erica Dobbs
Assistant Professor of Politics, 2018. B.A., Howard University; M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School, MA; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Malte Dold
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2019. B.A., M.A., University of Bayreuth; M.Ed, Ph.D., University of Freiburg.

Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes
Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis, 2017. B.S., University of California, Riverside; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Virginie A. Duzer
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2008. Maîtrise, Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III; M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., Duke University.

Anne Dwyer
Senior Associate Dean of the College, 2020; Associate Professor of German and Russian, 2007. B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Joanna Dyl
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis, 2018. B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Oona Eisenstadt
Fred Krinsky Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religious Studies, 2004. B.A., Ph.D., McMaster University.

Pierre Englebert
Associate Dean of the College, 2022. H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations and Professor of Politics, 1998. Licence and Licence Spéciale, Université Librede Bruxelles; M.A., The John Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Ryan Engley
Assistant Professor of Media Studies, 2019. B.A., Bridgewater State University, M.A., University of Vermont; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

JoAnne Ferguson
Professor of Physical Education and Women’s Softball Coach, 2006. B.A., Shippensburg University; M.Ed., University of Virginia.

J Finley
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, 2021. B.A., Amherst; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas E. Flaherty
John P. and Magdalena R. Dexter Professor of Music, 1989. B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., M.M., State University of New York, Stony Brook; D.M.A., University of Southern California.

Peter Flueckiger
Professor of Japanese, 2003. B.A., Harvard College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Monica French
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, 2005. B.A., Pitzer College; M.F.A., California State University, Fullerton.

Jennifer Friedlander3
Edgar E. and Elizabeth S. Pankey Professor of Media Studies, 2003. B.A., Binghamton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Robert R. Gaines
Edwin F. and Martha Hahn Professor of Geology, 2004. B.S., College of William and Mary; M.S., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Stephan Ramon Garcia
W.M. Keck Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Mathematics, 2006. B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Emilie Garrigou-Kempton
Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2020. B.S., M.A., University of Bordeaux; M.A., University of Lyons; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Roberto Garza-López
Professor of Chemistry, 1992. B.S., Texas A&M; M.S., University of Texas, El Paso; Ph.D., University of Georgia. 

Melissa E. Givens
Assistant Professor of Music, 2018. B.A., Davidson College; M.M., Rice University Shepherd School of Music; D.M.A., University of Houston Moores School of Music.

Elizabeth Glater
Associate Professor of Neuroscience, 2014. B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Manisha Goel
Associate Professor of Economics, 2013. B.A., M.A., University of Delhi; M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Edray Goins
Professor of Mathematics, 2018. B.S., M.A., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Dalia Gomez
Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2018. B.A., California State Polytechnic University; M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside. 

Ernesto Gonzalez Jr.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, 2003. B.A., Texas State University at San Marcos; M.F.A., Kent State University.

George L. Gorse
Viola Horton Professor of Art and Professor of Art History, 1980. A.B., The Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University.

Sharon Goto
Professor of Psychological Science and Asian American Studies, 1995. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Jean Paul Gowdy
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach, 2011. B.A., Middlebury College; M.S., Springfield College.

Michael Green
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2006. B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Fred J. Grieman
Roscoe Moss Professor of Chemistry, 1982. B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Eric Grosfils
Minnie B. Cairns Memorial Professor of Geology, 1995. B.S., College of William and Mary; M.S., Ph.D., Brown University.

Heidi Haddad
Associate Professor of Politics, 2013. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Frances Hanzawa
Associate Professor of Biology, 1994. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Johanna S. Hardin
Professor of Mathematics, 2002. B.A., Pomona College; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Esther Hernandez-Medina
Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies and Gender and Women Studies, 2019. B.A., M.A., Santo Domingo Institute of Technology; M.P.P., Harvard University; Ph.D., Brown University.

Nicole Holliday
Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2016. B.A., The Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University.

Amanda Hollis-Brusky
Professor of Politics, 2011. B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Sharon Shih-jiuan Hou
Associate Professor of Chinese, 1981. B.A., National Taiwan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Pearl Hsiung
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, 1997. B.A., School of Art and Architecture, University of California; Postgrad Fine Art, M.F.A., Goldsmiths College, London, U.K.

Janice Hudgings
Seeley W. Mudd Professor of Physics, 2013. B.A., B.S., Swarthmore College; M.Sc., Oxford University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Emiliano Huet-Vaughn
Associate Professor of Economics, 2019. B.A., Washington University; M.Sc., London School of Economics; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Eric A. Hurley
Professor of Psychological Science and Africana Studies, 2007. B.A., University of Florida, Gainesville; M.A., Ph.D., Howard University.

Phyllis J. Jackson
Associate Professor of Art History, 1993. B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Fabien Jammes
Associate Professor of Biology, 2014. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Nice.

Malkiat S. Johal
Professor of Chemistry, 2006. B.Sc., University of Warwick; Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

Karl G. Johnson
Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel Professor of Neuroscience, 2005. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., Cambridge University.

Amaud Jamaul Johnson
Arthur M. and Fanny M. Dole Professor of English, 2021. B.A., Howard University; M.P.S., Cornell University; Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, Stanford University.

Laura Johnson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2014. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Kirk Jones
Athletic Trainer and Professor of Physical Education, 1980. B.A., Chapman College; M.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Gizem Karaali
Professor of Mathematics, 2006. B.Sc., Bogaziçi University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Nina J. Karnovsky
Willard George Halstead Zoology Professor of Biology, 2004. B.A., Wesleyan University; M.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Zayn R. Kassam
Associate Dean of the College, 2021; John Knox McLean Professor of Religious Studies, 1995. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., McGill University.

Gary Kates
H. Russell Smith Foundation Chair in the Social Sciences and Professor of History, 2001. B.A., Pitzer College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Mihoko Kato
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2018. B.A., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Charles Katsiaficas
Professor of Physical Education and Men’s Basketball Coach, 1989. B.S., Tufts University; M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University.

David Kauchak
Associate Professor of Computer Science, 2014. B.S., University of Utah; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Benjamin Keim
Associate Professor of Classics, 2011. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., University of London; M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

Sohaib Khan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. B.A., Lahore University of Management Sciences; M.A., Duke University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Arash Khazeni
Professor of History, 2010. B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University.

Evan Kindley
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, 2018. B.A., Vassar College; M.A., University College London; Ph.D. Princeton University.

Jonathan King
Director and Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, 2009. B.S., California State University, San Bernardino; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Jordan Kirk
Associate Professor of English, 2013. B.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Konstantine Klioutchkine
Associate Professor of German and Russian, 2002. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Kuehlwein
George E. and Nancy O. Moss Professor of Economics, 1987. B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Aaron Kunin
Professor of English, 2005. A.B., Brown University; M.A., The Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Duke University.

Kyoko Kurita
Professor of Japanese, 1990. B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University.

Jade Star Lackey
Associate Professor of Geology, 2007. B.A., Middlebury College; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Jun Lang
Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Literature, 2010. B.A., M.A., Tianjin Normal University, China, 2017; Ph.D. candidate., University of Oregon.

Tom Le
Associate Professor in Politics, 2015. B.A., University of California, Davis; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Genevieve Lee
Everett S. Olive Professor of Music, 1994. B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; Diplome Superieur d’ Execution, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris; M.M., M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale University.

Jonathan Lethem
Roy Edward Disney ‘51 Professor of Creative Writing and Professor of English, 2011.

Rachel Levin2
Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, 1991. B.S., Antioch College; Ph.D., Cornell University

Richard Stephen Lewis
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychological Science, 1985. B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Eric Lindholm
Harry S. and Madge Rice Thatcher Professor of Music, 1995. A.B., Princeton University; M.M., Boston University; Artist diploma, Yale University.

Alexandra Lippman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, 2005. B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. 

Jane Liu
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2012. B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Marc Los Huertos
Stephen M. Pauley M.D. ‘62 Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis, 2014. B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Fernando A. Lozano
Chair of the Faculty, 2021. Morris B. and Gladys S. Pendleton Professor of Economics, 2004. B.A., University of San Diego; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Joyce J. Lu
Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, 2008. B.A., Occidental College; M.F.A., University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.

Stephen V. Marks
Elden Smith Professor of Economics, 1982. B.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Daniel Martínez
Professor of Biology, 1996. Licenciado, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina; Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Natalie Mashian
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2019. B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Harvard University

Sara Masland
Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, 2017. B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Richard J. Mawhorter
Professor of Physics, 1989. B.Sc., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

April J. Mayes
Professor of History, 2006. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Preston McBride
Assistant Professor of History, 2011. A.B., M.A. Dartmouth College; 2016. M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Richard D. McKirahan Jr.
Edwin Clarence Norton Professor of Classics and Professor of Philosophy, 1973. A.B., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., M.A., University of Oxford; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Win McLaughlin
Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology, 2020. B.S. University of the Pacific; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Susan J. McWilliams-Barndt
Professor of Politics, 2006. B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Robin Melnick
Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2016. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

David Menefee-Libey
William A. Johnson Professor of Government, Professor of Politics, 1989. B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Miriam Merrill
Director of Athletics and Professor of Physical Education, 2020. B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.Ed., Xavier University; Ph.D., Temple University.

Wallace Meyer
Director of the Bernard Field Station and Associate Professor of Biology, 2012. B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., Humboldt State; Ph.D., University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Char Miller
Director of Environmental Analysis and W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, 2007. B.A., Pitzer College; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

Jessie A. Mills
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, 2018. B.A., New York University; M.A., Northwestern University; M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University.

Nivia Montenegro
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1980. B.A., University of Miami; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Jon Moore
Laboratory Coordinator and Associate Professor of Biology, 2012. B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Nicole Moore
Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology, 2018. B.S., University of Nebraska, Omaha; M.S., Western Washington University; Ph.D. Oregon State University.

Thomas A.G. Moore
Professor of Physics, 1987. B.A., Carleton College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Oscar Moralde
Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies, 2020. B.A., University of Southern California; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts; Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Los Angeles. 

Jorge Moreno
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2017. MSc., Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Morgan
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Tennis Coach, 2017. B.A., St. Mary’s College.

Marina Naiero
Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures.

M. Bilal Nasir
Mellon Chau Postdoctoral Fellow in the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies, 2020. B.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Maria Cristina Negritto1
Director and Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, 2008. Licenciada, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Ph.D., Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope National Medical Center.

Sok Keng Lilian Zhiru Ng
Professor of Religious Studies, 2000. B.A., National University of Singapore; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Neva Novarro
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, 2012. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Joanne Nucho3
Associate Professor of Anthropology, 2016. B.F.A., New York University; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Gilda Ochoa
Professor of Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, 1997. B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Daniel O’Leary3
Carnegie Professor of Chemistry, 1994. B.A., Linfield College; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Sara Olson
Associate Professor of Biology, 2012. B.A., Lawrence University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Michael O’Malley
Professor of Art, 2001. B.A., University of Notre Dame; B.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; M.F.A., Stanford University.

Joseph C. Osborn
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2018. B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.F.A., University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Alexandra Papoutsaki
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2017. B.Sc., Athens University; M.Sc., Ph.D., Brown University.

Karen Parfitt
Professor of Neuroscience, 1994. B.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Mary Paster
Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2006. B.A., Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Adam Pearson
Associate Professor of Psychological Science, 2011. B.S., Cornell University; M.A., University of Connecticut; M.S., Ph.D., Yale University.

John Pennington
Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, 1998. B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts; M.F.A, Hollins University.

Frank L. Pericolosi
Professor of Physical Education and Head Baseball Coach, 2003. B.A., Williams College; M.Ed., Springfield College.

Laura Perini
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2007. B.S., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Maria Prokopenko
Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology, 2014. B.S., Moscow State University, Russia; B.A., Institute of Foreign Languages, Moscow, Russia; M.S., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Sarah Queener
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Women’s Lacrosse Coach, 2017. B.A., Yale University; M. Ed., University of La Verne.

Benjamin Radd
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., 1999. University of California, Los Angeles; J.D., Stanford Law School; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Ami Radunskaya2
Lingurn H. Burkhead Professor of Mathematics, 1994. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Sarah Raff
Associate Professor of English, 2002. B.A., Ph.D., Yale University.

Lynn Rapaport2
Henry Snyder Professor of Sociology, 1989. B.A., University of Southern California; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Carolyn Ratteray
Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, 2016. B.F.A., New York University; M.F.A., University of San Diego.

Linda A. Reinen
Professor of Geology, 1995. B.S., M.S., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., Brown University.

Kirk Reynolds
Professor of Physical Education and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Coach, 1990. B.S., Lewis and Clark College; M.S., Claremont Graduate University.

Larisa Reznik
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, 2019. B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. 

Hans J. Rindisbacher
Professor of German and Russian, 1995. Licentiatus Philosophiae, M.A., University of Bern, Switzerland; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Joti Rockwell
Associate Professor of Music, 2007. B.S., Haverford College; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Alexander J. Rodriguez
Professor of Physical Education and Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Coach, 2005. B.A., M.A., Pepperdine University.

Nicolette Rohr
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 2011. B.A., M.A., Ph. D., University of California, Riverside.

Rosalia Romero
Assistant Professor of Art History, 2021. B.A., Univeristy of California, San Diego; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University.

Colleen Rosenfeld
Associate Professor of English, 2010. B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Larissa Rudova
Yale B. and Lucille D. Griffith Professor of Modern Languages and Professor of German and Russian, 1991. B.A., Pedagogical Institute, Novosibirsk, U.S.S.R.; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Adolfo Rumbos
Joseph N. Fiske Professor of Mathematics, 1991. B.S., B.A., Humboldt State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Erin Runions
Nancy M. Lyon Professor of Biblical History and Literature, Professor of Religious Studies, 2005. B.M., University of British Columbia; M.C.S., Regent College; Ph.D., McGill University.

Assistant Professor of Politics, 2020. BPhil., MID, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Victoria Sancho Lobis
Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel ‘23 Director of Benton Museum and Associate Professor of Art History, 2020. B.A., Yale University; M.A., Williams College; MPhil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Santiago Sandi-Urena
Visiting Professor of Chemistry, 1989. B.S., School of Chemistry, University of Costa Rica; M.Sc., Ph.D., Clemson University.

Ghassan Youssef Sarkis3
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2002. B.S., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University.

Matthew H. Sazinsky
Professor of Chemistry, 2007. B.S., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jennifer Scanlon
Professor of Physical Education and Women’s Soccer Coach, 2003. B.A., Macalester College; M.S., University of New Hampshire.

Gibb Schreffler
Associate Professor of Music, 2015. B.A., Ithaca College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

John E. Seery
George Erving Thompson Professor of Politics, 1990. B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Lenny Seligman
John P. and Magdalena R. Dexter Professor of Biology, 1996. B.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Shahriar Shahriari 
William Polk Russell Professor of Mathematics, 1989. B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Prageeta Sharma
Professor of English, 2019. B.A., Simon’s Rock College; M.A., New School for Social Research; M.F.A., Brown University.

Anthony Shay
Professor of Theatre and Dance, 1997. M.A., California State University, Los Angeles; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Shlomo Sher
Associate Professor of Psychological Science, 2012. B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
E. Wilson Lyon Professor of the Humanities, 2021. B.A., University of Los Angeles, California; M.A., Ph.D. Cornell University.

Penny Sinanoglou
Visiting Associate Professor of History, 2000. B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Darryl A. Smith
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, 2004. B.A., University of Nevada; M.Div., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Gary N. Smith
Fletcher Jones Professor of Economics, 1981. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

G. Gabrielle Starr
President; McConnell Professor of Human Relations, Professor of English and Neuroscience, 2017. B.A., M.A., Emory University; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Michael D. Steinberger
Associate Professor of Economics, 2004. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sharon Stranford
Professor of Biology, 2014. B.A., Arcadia University; Ph.D., Drexel University.

Tomás F. Summers Sandoval Jr.
Associate Professor of History and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, 2006. B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

William Swartz
Professor of Physical Education and Soccer Coach, 1986. B.S., Southern Connecticut State University; M.B.A., Thomas College.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2020.  B.S., Morehouse College; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Kazumi Takahashi
Adjunct Professor of Japanese, 1990. B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Sherilyn Tamagawa
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2021. B.A., Scripps College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

David Tanenbaum
Osler-Loucks Professor in ScienceProfessor of Physics, 1997. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder.

Julie Tannenbaum
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2009. B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Charles J. Taylor
Professor of Chemistry, 2002. B.A., Macalester College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Mercedes Teixido
Loren Barton Babcock Miller Fine Arts Professor, 1995. B.A., Wake Forest University; M.F.A., University of Arizona.

Hung Cam Thai
Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, 2006. B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Peter B. Thielke
Robert C. Denison Professor of Philosophy, 2001. A.B., Stanford University; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Valorie Thomas
Phebe Estelle Spalding Professor of English, 1998. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Miguel Tinker Salas
Leslie Farmer Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of History and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, 1993. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Kyla Wazana Tompkins
Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies, 2004. B.A., York University; M.A., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Valerie Townsend
Professor of Physical Education and Head Volleyball Coach, 2000. B.S., California State University, Bakersfield; M.S., Saint Mary’s College.

Cécile Evers Traoré
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, 2018. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 

Makhroufi Ousmane Traoré
Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies, 2016. B.A., University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal; M.A., University of Lille III, France; Ph.D., University of Sorbonne-Paris IV.

Jody Valentine
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, 2017. B.A., Evergreen State College; B.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Heidi van de Wouw
Visiting Professor of Chemistry, B.S., 2021. Sonoma State University; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Friederike von Schwerin-High
Professor of German and Russian, 2005. Zwischenprüfung, Universität Heidelberg; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

Margaret Waller
Dr. Mary Ann Vanderzyl Reynolds ‘56 Professor of Humanities and Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1986. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

John Walsh
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Football Coach, 2017. B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Tufts University.

Nicole Weekes
Harry S. and L. Madge Rice Thatcher Professor of Psychological Science and Professor of Neuroscience,1998. B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Dwight Whitaker
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2007. B.S., University of Connecticut; Sc.M., Ph.D., Brown University.

Heather Williams
Professor of Politics, 1998. B.A., Amherst College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Dwight Anderson Williams II
Visiting Professor of Mathematics, 2012. B.S., Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida; M.S., Florida State University; Ph. D., The University of Texas at Arlington.

Keri Wilson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2010. B.A., University of California, Berkley; M.Sc., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Kyle Wilson
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2017. B.A., B.S., Western Connecticut State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson.

Kara Wittman
Director of College Writing and Assistant Professor of English, 2016. B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Kenneth Baxter Wolf
John Sutton Miner Professor of History and Professor of Classics, 1985. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Alaina Woo
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Basketball Coach, 2020. B.A. Pomona College; M.A. candidate, Claremont Graduate University.

Melanie Wu
Dean of the College, 2022. Professor of Computer Science, 2015. B.S., M.S., Peking University; M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Kevin Wynter
Assistant Professor of Media Studies, 2018. B.A., University of Toronto; M.A., York University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Feng Xiao
Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures, 2015. B.A., M.Ed., Beijing Language and Culture University; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University.

Samuel Hideo Yamashita
Henry E. Sheffield Professor of History, 1983. B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Thomas Yeh
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2021. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Gary Yeritsian
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2020. B.A., University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Damon Young
Visiting Associate Professor of Media Studies, 2022. B.A., University of Technology, Sydney; M.A., University of  Sussex; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. 

Michelle Zemel
Associate Professor of Economics, 2012. B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Tel Aviv University, Israel; Ph.D., New York University.

Jing Zhou
Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures, 2018. B.A., M.A., Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China; Ph.D., University of Hawai’i, Mānoa.

Arely Zimmerman
Assistant Professor of Intercollegiate Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, 2018. B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Megan Zirnstein
Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2019. B.A., University of Memphis; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

Alma C. Zook
Professor of Physics, 1982. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Instructors

Liana Battsaligova
Visiting Instructor of Russian and German, 2009. B.A., M.A., St. Petersburg State University, Russia; M. Phil., Ph.D. (expected), Yale University.

Karla Cordova
Visiting Instructor in Economics, 2021. B.A., Universidad Autonoma de Neuvo Leon; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, University of Arizona.

Omar El
Visiting Instructor in Romance Languages and Literature, 2011. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kyle Flores
Visiting Instructor of Physical Education and Interim Head Coach of Cross Country, 2017. B.S. Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.

Tamaki Terada Landis
Visiting Instructor in Asian Languages and Literatures, 1998. B.A., California State Univeristy, Northridge; M.A., San Francisco State University.

Oscar Marquez
Visiting Instructor in Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies, 2009. B.A., California Polytechnic University;  M.A., California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., New York University.

Kun Nie
Visiting Instructor in Asian Languages and Literatures, 2020. B.A., Nanjing Normal University; M.A., Beijing Language and Culture University; M.A., Carnegie Mellon University.

Sarah Noll
Visiting Assistant Professor in Chemistry, 2021. B.A., Pomona College; MPhil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D. candidate, Stanford University.

Elijah Quetin
Visiting Instructor in Physics and Astronomy, 2015. B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., California Institute of Technology;  Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Taylor Reifert
Visiting Instructor of Physical and Education and Interim Head Coach of Women’s Coach, 2019. B.A., Pitzer College, M.S., Smith College

Sarah Stefanos
Visiting Instructor of Sociology, 2021. B.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., American University in Cairo; M.S., Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Stef Torralba
Visiting Instructor of Gender and Women’s Studies, 2017. B.A., Knox College; M.A., Ph.D. (expected)  English, University of California, Riverside.

Lecturers

Joseph Addington
Lecturer in Music, 2008.

Nani Agbeli
Lecturer in Music, 2003. Professional Apprenticeship/Master of Ghanaian Dance and Culture.

Alison Anderson
Lecturer in Theatre, 2011. B.A., Goucher College;  M.F.A., Columbia University.

Rachel Beetz
Lecturer in Music, 2009. BMus, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music; 2010 Certificate in Contemporary Performance Practice; M.A., D.M.A., University of California, San Diego.

Graydon Beeks
Lecturer in Music, 1983. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Berkeley.

Gayle Blankenburg
Lecturer in Music, 1994.  B.M., Performer’s Certificate, M.M., Indiana University.

Laura Breen
Lecturer in Politics, 2016. B.A., Pomona College; Mphil., University of Cambridge; M.A., Ph.D., University o Southern California.

Keva X. Bui
Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies, 2021.  B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A. Ph.D. candidate, University of California, San Diego.

Zaylin Cano
Lecturer in Dance, 2016. B.A., Kent University, England; M.A., California State University, San Bernardino.

Barb Catlin
Lecturer in Music, 2012. B.S., Grand Canyon University; M.A., Arizona State University.

David Chavez
Lecturer in History, 2021. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Pui Shuen (Tiffany), Chow
Lecturer of Art, 2012. BFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California; 2019. M.F.A., Visual Arts University of California, Riverside.

Athia Choudhury
Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies, 2021.  B.A., University of Central Florida, M.A., Ph.D candidate, University of Southern California.

Diana Cummins
Lecturer in Dance, 2018. B.S., Lewis and Clark; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles. 

Michael Dickerson
Professor of Practice in Computer Science, 2021. B.A., Pomona College.

Agnes Fu
Lecturer in Asian Languages and Literatures, 2021. B.A., Shandong University of Science and Technology; M.S., University of the West; M.S. candidate, California State University, Fullerton.

Christina Hurtado-Pierson
Lecturer in Theatre, 2017. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., The University of Manchester; M.F.A., Columbia University.

Lindsay Jenkins
Lecturer in Theatre, 2009. B.A., University of Texas at Arlington; M.A., California State University, Northridge.

John Jurewitz
Lecturer in Economics, 1984. B.A., University of San Francisco; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Emily Kan
Lecturer in Psychological Science, 2015. B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A.,Ph.D. (expected), University of California, Irvine.

Ursula Kleinecke
Lecturer in Music, 2008. B.M., University of the Pacific; M.M., Eastman School of Music.

Victoria Koenig
Lecturer in Dance, 1994. Training with Maracci, Kreel, Lichine, and the Eliot Feld Ballet.

Jill Knox
Lecturer in Theatre, 2020. B.A., New York University; M.F.A., Brown University. 

Anne LaGatta
Lecturer in Art History, 2016. B.A., New York University; 2019. M.A., University of Southern California; (Expected 2024). Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Francesca Lee
Lecturer in Dance, 2009. B.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo;  M.A., University of California, Irvine.

Rosa Li
Lecturer in Music, 2020. B.M., Indiana University; M.A., Columbia University; GradD, The Juilliard School.

Rebecca Lofchie
Lecturer of Art, 2010. B.A., Pomona College; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Mari Lopez
Lecturer in Asian Languages and Literatures, B.A., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies; M.A., California State University, Long Beach.

J Bradley McHose
Lecturer in Philosophy, 1992, B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Dhirendra Panikker
Lecturer in Music, 2008. B.M., California State University, Fullerton; M.F.A., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Elm Pizarro
Lecturer in Dance, 2016. B.A., University of Washington.

Lina Patel
Lecturer in Theatre, B.F.A., New York University/Tisch School of the Arts; M.F.A., University of San Diego/Old Globe Theatre.

Rose Portillo
Lecturer in Theatre, 2014. B.A., Pomona College.

Jennifer Schulz
Lecturer in Dance, 2018. B.A., Penn State University; M.F.A., University of South Carolina.

Stephani Sutherland
Lecturer in Neuroscience, 1995. B.A., California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., Oregon Health and Science University.

Walker Wells
Lecturer in Environmental Analysis, 2005. B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.C.R.P., California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

Nanik Wenten
Lecturer in Dance, 1999.

Nyoman Wenten
Lecturer in Music and Director of Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, 1999. Music and Dance Conservatory, Bali; National Academy of Dance, Jakarta; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Anna Winget
Lecturer in Theatre, 2006. B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.F.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Universities of California, Irvine and San Diego.

Masahiro Yamada
Lecturer in Philosophy, 2019. A.B., M.A., Brown University; Ph.D., New York University.

Zilong Ye
Lecturer in Computer Science, B.S., Shandong University; M.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ryan Cammarota
Robbins Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry, 2021. B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D. University of Minnesota. 

Omar Madkour
Post MFA Fellow in Theatre, 2011. B.A., The American University in Cairo; M.F.A., CalArts.

Maddalena Poli
Rand Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies, 2013. B.A., M.A., Ca’Foscari Univesity of Venice;  M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Nikia Smith-Robert
Mellon Chau Postdoctoral Fellow in Religious Studies, 2021. B.S., Fairfield University; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D. candidate, Claremont School of Theology.

Omer Shah
Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, 2007. B.A., Bard College; M.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Performance Music Faculty

John Aranda
Trumpet, 2019. B.A., M.M., University of California, Los Angeles.

Carolyn Beck
Bassoon, 2002. B.A., California State University, Northridge; M.M., Yale University; D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music.

Tamara Bevard
Voice, 2017. B.M., DePaul University School of Music.

Alison Bjorkedal
Harp, 2019. B.M., University of Oregon; M.M, D.M>A., University of Southern California.

Gayle Blankenburg
Piano, 1994. B.M., Performer’s Certificate, M.M., Indiana University.

Gary Bovyer
Clarinet, 2008. B.A., San Jose State University; M.M., The Juilliard School.

Francisco J. Castillo
Oboe, 2003. B.A. and Licenciatura, University of Costa Rica; M.M., University of Southern California.

Connie Deeter
String bass, 2014. B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School.

Theresa Dimond
Percussion, 1991. B.M., M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California.

Ken Foerch
Saxophone, 2001. B.M., Michigan State University; M.M., Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., University of Southern California.

Cynthia Fogg
Viola, 1998. B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.M., University of Southern California.

Jennie Jung
Piano, 2013. B.M., University of Toronto; M.M., Yale University; D.M.A., The Juilliard School.

Aron Kallay
Piano, 2011. B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University; M.M., University of Michigan; D.M.A., University of Southern California.

Phil Keen
Trombone, 2007. B.M., California State University, Long Beach; M.M., University of Michigan.

Stephen Klein
Euphonium and Tuba, 1979. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Eastman School of Music.

Ursula Kleinecke
Voice, 2008. B.M., University of the Pacific; M.M., Eastman School of Music.

Luc Kleiner
Voice, 2009. B.M., California State University, Long Beach; M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts

Scott Lehmkuhl
Voice, 2017. B.A., M.M., University of California, Los Angeles.

Danielle Ondarza
Horn, 2010. B.M., University of Southern California.

Maggie Parkins
Cello, 2016. B.M., Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Todor Pelev
Violin, 1995. B.M., Sofia Conservatory of Music, Bulgaria; M.M., D.M.A., Eastman School of Music.

Alina Roitstein
Voice, 2022. B.A., Columbia University; M.M., University of Southern California.

Rachel Rudich
Flute, 1992. B.A., Goddard College; M.M., D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music.

Connie Sheu
Guitar, B.A., Columbia University, M.M., The Julliard School, Doctor of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar, University of Southern California.

Sarah Thornblade
Violin, 2011. B.M., Indiana University; M.M., Northern Illinois University.

Jason Yoshida
Guitar, 2008. B.M., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California.

Phillip Young
Piano, 2001. B.M., University of the Pacific; M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., University of Southern California.

Oldenborg Center Language Residents

Chinese: Feiya Suo
M.A., Shanghai International Studies University 

French: Thérésa Elhage
M.A. candidate, University of Nantes

GermanMarcos Sievers

Japanese: Koji Nakada
Ph.D. candidate, Osaka University.

Russian: Aleksandra Bystrova
B.A., St. Petersburg State University 

Spanish: Natalia Cano Jimenez
B.A., University of Granada.

Spanish: Franco Rivas Quiroz
B.A., Universidad de Playa Ancha de Ciencias de la Educación

Africana Studies Faculty at Other Claremont Colleges

Laura Harris
Professor of English and World Literature, Pitzer College, 1997. B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Mukasa Mubirumusoke
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Claremont McKenna College, 2018. Ph.D., Emory University.

Rita Roberts
Professor of History, Scripps College, 1987. B.S., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Marie-Denise Shelton
Professor of French Language and Literature, Claremont McKenna College, 1977. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Maryan Soliman
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Scripps College, 2016. B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Africana Studies Affiliates

Fazia Aitel
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Claremont McKenna College, 2009. D.E.A, Université de Paris VIII; M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York.

Ted Bartholomew
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Scripps College, 2019. B.A., Creighton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska.

Tia Blassingame
Assistant Professor of Art, 2019. B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Corcoran College of Art & Design; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design.

Alicia Bonaparte
Associate Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College, 2008. B.A., Spelman College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Amanda Lagji
Assistant Professor of English and World Literature, Pitzer College, 2017. B.A., Dickingson College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jessica Kizer
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College, 2017. B.A., California State Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Luis Josué Salés
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Scripps College, 2020. B.A., M.A., Wheaton College; M.T.S., Boston College; Th.M., Holy Cross Greek Orhodox School of Theology; Ph.D., Fordham University.

Derik Smith
Associate Professor of Literature, Claremont McKenna College, 2018. B.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Vanessa Tyson
Assistant Professor of Politics, Scripps College, 2015. B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of

Asian American Studies Faculty at Other Claremont Colleges

Jih-Fei Cheng
Assistant Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Scripps College, 2015. Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Wendy Cheng 
Associate Professor of American Studies, Scripps College, 2016. Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Stacey Doan 
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, 2015. Ph.D., Cornell University.

Alfred Flores
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Harvey Mudd College, 2018. Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Todd Honma
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Pitzer College, 2012. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Wei-Chin Hwang
Professor of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, 2003. B.A., University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Azamat Junisbai
Associate Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College, 2009. Ph.D., Indiana University

YouYoung Kang
Associate Professor of Music, Scripps College, 2001. B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas P. Kim
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, Scripps College, 2000. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

Warren Liu
Associate Professor of English, Scripps College, 2009. B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Ming-Yuen S. Ma
Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College, 2001. B.A., Columbia University; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts.

Tamara Venit-Shelton
Associate Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College, 2012. B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Linus Yamane
Professor of Economics, Pitzer College, 1988. B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Kathleen S. Yep
Professor of Asian American Studies, Pitzer College, 2004. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Faculty at Other Claremont Colleges

Rita Cano Alcalá
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Scripps College, 1995. B.A., University of Texas, San Antonio; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Texas.

Martha Gonzalez
Associate Professor of Chicana/o - Latina/o Studies, Scripps College, 2013. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle.

Suyapa Portillo Villeda
Associate Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies, Pitzer College, 2012. B.A., Pitzer College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Emeriti Faculty and Staff

C. Freeman Allen
Professor of Chemistry, 1954; Emeritus, 1994. B.S., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Masago Armstrong
Registrar, 1955; Emerita, 1985. B.A., M.A., Stanford University.

Jay David Atlas
Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, 1972; Emeritus, 2014. A.B., Amherst College; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Anne H. Bages
Director, Oldenborg Center, 1988; Professor of Physical Education, 1959; Emerita, 2003. B.A., University of Illinois; M.S., University of California, Los Angeles.

Jon Dickson Bailey
Professor of Music, 1982; Emeritus, 2000. B.A., Northwestern University; M.Div., Drew University Theological School; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; D.M.A., Stanford University.

David W. Becker
Associate Professor of Biology, 1986; Emeritus, 2016. B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Lisa Beckett
Professor of Physical Education and Senior Woman Administrator, 1987; Emerita, 2018. B.A., Sonoma State University; M.S., Washington State University.

Graydon Beeks
Director of Music Programming and Facilities and Professor of Music, 1983; Emeritus 2019. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Alvin L. Beilby
Professor of Chemistry, 1958; Emeritus, 1998. B.A., San Jose State College; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Donald L. Bentley
Professor of Mathematics, 1964; Emeritus, 2001. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Ralph Bolton
Professor of Anthropology, 1972; Emeritus, 2015. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Kim B. Bruce
Professor of Computer Science, 2005. Emeritus, 2022. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Everett L. Bull Jr.
Professor of Computer Science, 1981; Emeritus 2020. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Deborah Burke
Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 1977; Emerita, 2018. B.A., Barnard College; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Laurie Cameron
Professor of Theatre and Dance, 1991; Emerita, 2017. B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., Columbia University.

Sherwin Carlquist
Professor of Botany, 1976; Emeritus, 1992. B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Roger Caron
Professor of Physical Education, 1994; Emeritus, 2017. A.B., Harvard College; M.Ed., North Adams State College.

Mary Coffey
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1995. Emerita, 2022. B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago; M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Kathleen T. Connell
Professor of Physical Education, 1996; Emerita, 2017. B.S., M.S., Springfield College.

Cecilia Conrad
Vice President and Dean of the College, 2009; Professor of Economics, 1995. Emerita, 2013. A.B., Wellesley College; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Edward W. Copeland
Professor of English, 1972; Emeritus, 2002. A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

René Coppieters
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Linguistics, 1976; Emeritus, 2006. Licence, University of Louvain; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Elizabeth Crighton
Professor of Politics, 1975; Emerita, 2017. B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

N. Ann Davis
Professor of Philosophy, 1998; Emerita, 2020. B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Penny Lee Dean
Professor of Physical Education, 1978; Emerita, 2005. B.A., Pomona College; M.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Ed.D., United States Sports Academy.

Margaret H. Dornish
Professor of Religious Studies, 1969; Emerita, 2001. A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., The Claremont Graduate School.

Gordon K. Douglass
Professor of Economics, 1959; Emeritus, 1987. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David Elliott
Professor of Politics, 1977; Emeritus, 2013. B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Judson J. Emerick
Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of Art History, 1973; Emeritus, 2015. B.A., Hope College; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Stephen A. Erickson
Professor of Philosophy, 1964; Emeritus, 2020. B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University.

Richard Fass
Vice President for Planning, 1990. B.E., The Cooper Union; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin.

Erica Flapan
Professor of Mathematics, 1986; Emerita 2020. B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconson, Madison.

Leo J. Flynn
Professor of Politics, 1967; Emeritus, 2008. B.A., San Jose State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lorn Foster
Professor of Politics,1978; Emeritus,2018. B.A., California State University, Los Angeles; A.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Jürgen Froehlich
Director of the Stauffer Language Laboratory and Professor of German and Russian, 1975; Emeritus, 2004. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Alfred M. Gibbens
Vice President for Development, 1979; Emeritus, 1995. B.A., Franklin College; M.A., Butler University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; D.H.L., Yankton College; D.L.A., Mt. Marty College.

Sandy Grabiner
Professor of Mathematics, 1974; Emeritus, 2014. B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Jill S. Grigsby
Professor of Sociology, 1983; Emerita, 2021. Sc.B., A.M., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Marjorie Harth
Director and Chief Curator of the Pomona College Museum of Art and Professor of Art History, 1981; Emerita, 2004. B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Richard W. Hazlett
Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Geology, 1987; Emeritus, 2015. B.A., Occidental College; A.M., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Laura L. Mays Hoopes
Vice President and Dean of the College, 1993-1998; Professor of Biology, 1993; Emeritus, 2015. A.B., Goucher College: Ph.D., Yale University; L.H.D., Goucher College.

Kathleen Stewart Howe
Director of the Pomona College Museum of Art and Professor of Art History, 2004; Emerita, 2019. B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico. 

Jerry Irish
Vice President and Dean of the College, 1986-1993; Professor of Religion and Religious Studies, 1986; Emeritus, 2011. B.A., Cornell University; B.D., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Yale University.

Stanleigh Jones
Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures, 1984; Emeritus, 2003. B.A., Virginia Military Institute; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Karl George Kohn
Professor of Music and Composer in Residence, 1950; Emeritus, 1994. A.B., A.M., Harvard University; L.H.D., Pomona College.

Thomas G. Leabhart
Professor of Theatre, 1982. Emeritus, 2022. B.A., Rollins College; M.A., University of Arkansas.

Ann Lebedeff
Professor of Physical Education, 1998; Emerita, 2019. B.A., M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Sidney Lemelle
Professor of History and Africana Studies, 1986; Emeritus, 2016. B.A., M.A., California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Sherry Linnell
Resident Designer and Professor of Theatre, 1975; Emerita, 2021. B.A., M.F.A., University of California, Irvine. 

James D. Likens
Professor of Economics, 1969; Emeritus, 2015. A.B., M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Paul Mann
Professor of English, 1987; Emeritus, 2017. B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Lee Cameron McDonald
Vice President and Dean of the College, 1970-1975; Professor of Government, 1952; Emeritus, 1990. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Harvard University; LL.D., Pomona College.

Michael D. McGaha
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1970; Emeritus, 2008. B.A., University of Dallas; Ph.D., University of Texas.

Lynne K. Miyake
Professor of Japanese, 1989; Emerita, 2021. B.A., University of Southern California; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Patrick H. Mulcahy
Professor of Physical Education, 1969; Emeritus, 2007. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

David W. Oxtoby
President, 2003; Emeritus, 2017. B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Hans C. Palmer
Vice President and Dean of the College, 1998-2001; Professor of Economics, 1962; Emeritus, 2008. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

William J. Peterson
Professor of Music and College Organist, 1979; Emeritus, 2018. B.M., B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Sheila Pinkel
Professor of Art, 1986. Emerita, 2013. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Thomas C. Pinney
Professor of English, 1962; Emeritus, 1997. B.A., Beloit College; Ph.D., Yale University.

Frances Pohl
Professor of Art History, 1985; Emerita, 2018. B.A., M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Ann G. Quinley
Vice President and Dean of Students and Professor of Politics, 1992; Emerita, 2007. B.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Jerome J. Rinkus
Associate Professor of German and Russian, 1973; Emeritus, 2003. B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University.

Monique Saigal
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1965; Emerita; 2011. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Cynthia R.D. Selassie
Blanche and Frank R. Seaver Professor of Science and Professor of Chemistry, 1990. Emerita, 2022. B.A., Mount St. Mary’s College; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Victor I. Silverman3
Professor of History, 1993. Emeritus, 2022. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Patricia Smiley
Professor of Psychological Science, 1989. Emerita, 2022.  B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Peter W. Stanley
President, 1991; Emeritus, 2003. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; L.H.D., Occidental College; L.H.D., Rhodes College.

Wayne E. Steinmetz
Professor of Chemistry, 1973; Emeritus, 2007. A.B., Oberlin College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

James Taylor
Professor of Theatre, 1991. Emeritus, 2022. B.A., Colorado College; M.F.A., Southern Methodist University.

Bruce R. Telzer
Professor of Biology, 1979; Emeritus 2014. B.A., State University of New York, Buffalo; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Suzanne C. Thompson
Professor of Psychology, 1982; Emerita, 2014. B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Roger E. Vogler
Professor of Psychology, 1967; Emeritus, 1992. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Helena M. Wall
Professor of History, 1984; Emerita, 2020. B.A., Brandeis University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Michelle Wierson
Associate Professor of Psychology, 1992; Emerita, 2005. B.A., Furman University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia.

William O. Wirtz II
Professor of Biology, 1968; Emeritus, 2003. B.A., Rutgers University; graduate study, University of Florida; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Robert L. Woods Jr.
Professor of History, 1974. Emeritus, 2013. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Richard K. Worthington
Professor of Politics, 1990; Emeritus, 2021. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Jianhsin Wu
Adjunct Professor of Chinese, 1990; Emerita, 2020. B.A., Beijing Normal University; M.A., Washington University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Advising

General Advisors

General Academic Advisor to Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Associate Dean of Students

General Academic Advisor to International Students: Director of Oldenborg

Scholarship/Fellowship General Advisors

On Downing Exchange: R. McKirahan, M. Johal, C. Katsiaficas

On Fulbright Fellowships: J. Abecassis, R. Linnell, A. Clark, J. Walsh

On Goldwater/Science Fellowships: A. Chin

On Truman Scholarships: P. Chu, J. Kirk

On Udall Fellowships: G. Kates

On Thomas J. Watson Fellowships: C. Cheney, S. Mukherjee, A. Shay, M. Meyer

Pre-Professional Advisors

Chemical Engineering: C. Taylor

Engineering: 

Health Science: R. Lewis