2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog

Faculty



1On leave Fall 2023
2On leave Spring 2024
3On leave 2023-24
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 Anderson3
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2020. B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University.

Tahir R.S. Andrabi3
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 Auerbach1
Professor of Art, 2009. B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.F.A., Art Center College of Design.

Guadalupe Bacio1
Associate 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., 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.

Tatiana Basáñez
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, 2023. B.A., Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México; M.A., California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

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, 2018. 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.

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. 

Amelia Bransky
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, 2023. B.A., University of California, Chico; M.F.A., Southern Methodist University. 

Eleanor Brown1
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
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2008. B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

José R. Cartagena-Calderón1
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 Chang3
Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Analysis, 2020. B.A., Pomona College; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., Princeton University.

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
Faculty Director of Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations; 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.

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

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

Anthony Clark3
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.

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

Alfred W. Cramer2
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; DML, 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
Associate Dean of the College; 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 Diercks2
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.

Rebecca DiPucchio
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2023. B.Sc., McMaster Univeristy; Ph.D., The University of British Columbia.

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.

Scott Doebler
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 2023. B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A., Valparaiso University; M.A., Ph.D, Pennsylvania State University. 

Malte Dold1
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 Dwyer3
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.

Kouross Esmaeli
Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies, 2023. B.S., M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., New York University. 

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

Robert R. Gaines3  
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.

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. 

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.

Megan Gotowski
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2023. B.A., Juniata College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A. University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

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 Haddad3
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. Hardin3
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.

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 Jammes2
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. Johnson3
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 Johnson3
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.

Emily Kan
Visiting Asssistant Professor of Psychological Science; 2015. B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A.,Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

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

Nina J. Karnovsky1
Willard George Halstead Zoology Professor of Biology, 2004. B.A., Wesleyan University; M.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

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

Benjamin Keim3
Associate Professor of Classics, 2011. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., University of London; M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

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

Talya Klein
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, 2022. B.A., Duke University; M.F.A., Brown 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.

Alex La
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Interim Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Water Polo, 2024. B.A., M.B.A., University of La Verne

Jade Star Lackey
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, 2022. B.A., M.A., Tianjin Normal University, China, 2017; Ph.D., 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 Levin
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.

Jingyi Li
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2024. B.S., University of California, Berkely; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Eric Lindholm1
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, 2020. B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. 

Jane Liu
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.

Andrew Long
Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies, 2023. B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, New York.

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

Joyce J. Lu
Associate Professor of Theatre, 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 Masland1
Associate Professor of Psychological Science, 2017. B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Richard J. Mawhorter2
Professor of Physics, 1989. B.Sc., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

April J. Mayes
Associate Dean of the College; Professor of History, 2006; Coordinator of Latin American Studies. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Taylor McAdam
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, 2023. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.A., University of Texas, Austin, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego. 

Preston McBride
Assistant Professor of History, 2022. A.B., M.A. Dartmouth College; M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Kaley McClusky
Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, 2023. B.Sc., Gerogia Institute of Technology, Atlanta; M.Sc., University of St. Andrews, and Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK; Ph.D. University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK. 

Richard D. McKirahan Jr.1
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.

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

Nita Mendoza
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, 2023. B.A., University of Texas, El Paso; M.F.A., University of California, Irvine. 

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 Miller3
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, 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. 

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

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

Thomas Muzart
Assistnat Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2023. B.A., M.A., Sciences-Po Lyon, France; Ph.D., The Graduate Centery, City University of New York.

Marina Najero
Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures.

M. Bilal Nasir
Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, 2020. B.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Maria Cristina Negritto
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 Nucho
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’Leary
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’Malley1
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.

Aidyn Osgood
Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies Professor of Computer Science, 2023. B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Zvezdana Ostojic
Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and LIteratures, 2023. M.A., University of Belgrade; M.A., University of Nice Sophia Antipolis; Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University. 

Alexandra Papoutsaki
Associate 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 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.

Paula Perilla-Castillo
Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology, 2023. B.A., National University of Colomibia; M.S., The University of Oklahoma; Ph.D, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

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

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

Sarah Raff1
Associate Professor of English, 2002. B.A., Ph.D., Yale University.

Lynn Rapaport
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, 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.

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. Rodriguez2
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 Romero1
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 Runions1
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, 2022B.S., School of Chemistry, University of Costa Rica; M.Sc., Ph.D., Clemson University.

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

Matthew H. Sazinsky1
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 Seligman2
John P. and Magdalena R. Dexter Professor of Biology, 1996. B.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Shahriar Shahriari1
William Polk Russell Professor of Mathematics, 1989. B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Prageeta Sharma1
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 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
Associate Professor of History, 2022. 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. Smith1
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.

Sarah Stefanos3
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2021. B.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., American University in Cairo; M.S., Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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

Sharon Stranford
Faculty Co-Director of the Institute for Inclusive Excellence (IIE); Professor of Biology, 2014. B.A., Arcadia University; Ph.D., Drexel University.

Tomás F. Summers Sandoval Jr.2
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 Swartz3
Professor of Physical Education and Soccer Coach, 1986. B.S., Southern Connecticut State University; M.B.A., Thomas College.

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

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 Thai1
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.

Kyla Wazana Tompkins
Professor of English, 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
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, 2018. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 

Makhroufi Ousmane Traoré1
Assistant Professor of History and Intercollegiate Department of 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.

Antonella Tutino
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, 2023. Laura, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. 

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., 2022. Sonoma State University; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Friederike von Schwerin-High2
Professor of German and Russian, 2005. Zwischenprüfung, Universität Heidelberg; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

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

Daniel Watling
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, 2023. B.A., M.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. 

Nicole Weekes1
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 Whitaker3
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2007. B.S., University of Connecticut; Sc.M., Ph.D., Brown University.

Amber Williams
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country Coach, 2023. B.A., Ball State University; Master, United States Sports Academy; Southern New Hampshire University.

Heather Williams2
Professor of Politics, 1998. B.A., Amherst College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Dwight Anderson Williams II
Visiting Professor of Mathematics, 2022. B.S., Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida; M.S., Florida State University; Ph. D., The University of Texas at Arlington.

Keri Wilson
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2022. 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.

Kenneth Baxter Wolf
Chair of the Faculty; Professor of Classics and John Sutton Miner Professor of History, 1985; Coordinator of Late Antique-Medieval Studies. 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.

Adam Ysssine
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, 2023. B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., Ph.D., California State University, Northridge. 

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

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

Yanshuo Zhange
Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures, 2023. B.A., St. Catherine University; Ph.D., Stanford 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.

Yuqing Zhu
Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, 2023. B.A., B.S., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D. (expected), University of Chicago. 

Alix Ziff
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, 2023. B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., University of Southern California, Stanford; Ph.D. (expected) University of Southern California.

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

Megan Zirnstein3
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, 2022. B.A., M.A., St. Petersburg State University, Russia; M. Phil., Ph.D. (expected), Yale University.

Gary Champi
Instructor of Dance, 2023. B.S., Stanford University; Ph.D. (expected), University of Washington.

Brian Engelsma
Visiting Instructor of Politics, 2023. B.A., Gettysburg College; M.A., Ph.D. (expected), University of California, San Diego.

Max Hlavacek
Visiting Instructor of Mathematics & Statistics, 2023. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Mari Lopez
Visiting Instructor of Asian Languages and Literatures, 2021. B.A., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies; M.A., California State University, Long Beach.

Carla Macal
Visiting Instructor of Gender & Women’s Studies, 2023. B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., University of Southern California; Ph.D. (expected), University of Oregon.

Tom McHenry
Visiting Instructor of Environmental Analysis, 2023. B.A., Yale College; M.F.S., Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; J.D., New York University School of Law.

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.

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.

Luis Tenorio
Visiting Instructor of Sociology, 2023. B.A., St. John’s University; M.A., Ph.D. (expected) University of California, Berkeley.

Stef Torralba
Visiting Instructor of English, 2022. 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.

Cassie Baden
Lecturer in Art, 2023. B.F.A., New York University; M.F.A., California Instituite of Art.

Graydon Beeks
Lecturer in Music,Conductor of the Pomona College Band, 1983; Emeritus Professor of Music, 2019. 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.

Kristi Brown-Montesano
Lecturer in Music, 2023. B.S., Univeristy of California, Davis; M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. 

Patricia Butz
Lecturer in Art History, 2023. B.A., M.A., Occidental College; Ma. Ph.D, University of Southern California. 

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

Karina Corona
Lecturer in Psychological Science, 2023. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

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

Diane Cummins
Lecturer in Dance, 2019. B.S., Lewis & Clark College; M.A. University of California, Los Angeles. 

Abigail Fritz
Lecturer in Dance, 2022. B.A., Columbia College, Chicago. 

Timothy Giles
Lecturer in Theatre, 2023. B.F.A., Rutgers University; M.F.A., University of South Carolina.

Augustus Gonzalez-Bonorino
Lecturer in Economics, 2023. B.A., Marist College; Ph.D.(expected), Claremont Graduate Institute.

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

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. 

Youna Kwak
Lecturer in English, 2023. B.A., Brown University; M.F.A., University of Montana, Missoula; Ph.D. New York University.

Christine Lee
Lecturer in Art, 2023. B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A., California Instituite of the Arts.

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

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

Hallie McNeill
Lecturer in Art, 2023. B.A., Bennington College; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University.

Aaron Montenegro
Lecturer in Chicana/o Latino/a Studies, 2023. B.A., M.A., American University, Washington, D.C.; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. 

Aya Nakagoshi
Lecturer in Asian Languages and Literatures, 2023. B.A., Kochi University, Kochi, Japan; M.A., Ph.D., Osaka Univeristy, Japan; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate Institute. 

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.

Meranda Roberts
Lecturer in Art History, 2023. B.A., California State University, San Bernardino; M.A., Ph.D., Uniersity of California, Riverside. 

Tony Rowe
Lecturer in Music, 2023. B.A., Cambridge University; Master of Music., Indiana University School of Music; M.A., Cambridge University.

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

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.

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

Zilong Ye
Lecturer in Computer Science, 2022. B.S., Shandong University; M.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Josh Hodli
Westergaard Postdoctoral Fellow in History, 2023. B.A., University of Florida; M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D. Yale University. 

Lindsay Jenkins
Post MFA Fellow in Theatre, 2022. B.A., University of Texas at Arlington; M.A., California State University, Northridge.

Maddalena Poli
Rand Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies, 2022. B.A., M.A., Ca’Foscari Univesity of Venice;  M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Omer Shah
Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, 2022. B.A., Bard College; M.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Ernesto Gutierrez Topete
Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 2023. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D., Universty of California, Berkeley. 

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, 2022. 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.

Weicheng Zhao
Organ, 2023. B.M., Tianjin Conservatory of Music; Master’s, D.M.A., University of Southern California.  

Oldenborg Center Language Residents

Chinese: Manxi Wang
French: Marie Blanquinque
German: Maria Uhlending
Japanese: Anbi Yamamot
Russian: Xeniya Amelina
Spanish: Ana Muñoz Macías
Spanish: Mayerly Gómez Soto

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.

Zayn R. Kassam
Associate Dean of the College, 2021; John Knox McLean Professor of Religious Studies, 1995; Emerita, 2023. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., McGill 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.

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. Silverman
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.

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.

Miguel Tinker Salas
Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of History and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, 1993; Emeritus, 2023. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.

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.

Margaret Waller
Dr. Mary Ann Vanderzyl Reynolds ‘56 Professor of Humanities and Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1986; Emerita, 2023. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia 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