Wells' faculty members are a diverse collection of scholars, experts, professionals, and teachers who bring their depth of knowledge to our strategically-crafted programs.

"I like to research; I like to write; but I really love to teach."

Michael Groth
Professor of History; Frances Tarlton Farenthold Presidential Professor

Wells' faculty are:

Heather Acomb, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance.
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo; M.F.A., The College at Brockport.
Office: Macmillan 315; Phone: 315.364.3314  Send Email

James Babcock, Lab Manager & EHS Officer.
A.A.S., Monroe Community College; B.Sc., Ph.D., Cornell University.
Office: Stratton  Send Email

Christopher T. Bailey, Professor of Chemistry.
B.S., Beloit College; Ph.D., University of Vermont.
Office: Stratton 217; Phone: 315.364.3286  Send Email

Adriana Baranello, Lecturer in Italian.
B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
Office: Cleveland 105; Phone: 315.364.3234  Send Email

Marcie Bump Belfi, Assistant Professor of Education.
B.S. University of Texas at Austin; M.Ed. University of Houston; Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin.
Office: Macmillan 112; Phone: 315.364.3246  Send Email

Heather Buechler, Victor Hammer Fellow in the Book Arts.
B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A., Columbia College Chicago.
Office: Morgan 32; Phone: 315.364.3436  Send Email

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English; Ruth and Albert Koch Professor of Humanities.
B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Connecticut College; Ph.D., Emory University.
Office: Macmillan 319; Phone: 315.364.3247  Send Email

Lindsay Burwell, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
B.A., State University of New York at Potsdam; Ph.D., University of Rochester.
Office: Stratton 301; Phone: 315.364.328  Send Email

Laura Campbell, Lecturer in Music/Ensemble Director.
B.M., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, B.A., Ithaca College; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Office: Barler 115; Phone: 315.364.3281  Send Email

Desmond Cummins, Assistant Professor of Computer Science.
B.S., University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Office: Macmillan 102; Phone: 315.364.3210 Send Email

Nancy Demerdash, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History.
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; S.M.Arch.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.
Office: Morgan 23A; Phone: 315.364.3465  Send Email

Gehan Dhameeth, Assistant Professor of Business.
B.B.A., University of Colombo; M.B.A., University of Cardiff; D.B.A., Jones International University.
Office: Zabriskie 201A; Phone: 315.364.3239  Send Email

Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theatre.
B.A., University of Montevallo; M.Ed., University of North Carolina, Greensboro; M.F.A., Goddard College.
Office: 2nd Floor Phipps; Phone: 315.364.3232  Send Email

Leah Elliott, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology.
B.A. Skidmore College; Ph.D. Cornell University.
Office: Stratton 202; Phone 315.364.3269  Send Email

Brad Frazier, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion.
B.A., Lee University; M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Saint Louis University.
Office: Zabriskie 107; Phone: 315.364.3341  Send Email

Lorrie Frear, Lecturer in Book Arts.
B.F.A., M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology.
Office: Morgan 35; Phone: 315.364.3437  Send Email

Deborah A. Gagnon, Professor of Psychology.
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Buffalo.
Office: Zabriskie 308; Phone: 315.364.3307  Send Email

Patricia Goebel, Technical Director, Theater.
B.A., Bluefield College; M.F.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Office: Phipps Auditorium Office; Phone: 315.364.3233  Send Email

Michael Gorr, Visiting Professor of Philosophy.
B.A., Dartmouth, A.M., Brown University, Ph.D., Brown University.
Office: Macmillan Hall 104; Phone: 315.364.3294  Send Email

Michael Groth, Professor of History, Frances Tarlton Farenthold Presidential Professor.
B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., Binghamton University.
Office: Macmillan 103; Phone: 315.364.3302  Send Email

Phillip Guingona, Assistant Professor of History.
B.A University of Vermont; Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo.
Office: 315.364.3336; Macmilan 107A  Send Email

Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Associate Professor of Women's Studies.
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Office: Cleveland 202; Phone: 315.364.3272  Send Email

Scott W. Heinekamp, Professor of Physics, 3/2 Engineering Advisor.
B.S., M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Brown University.
Office: Stratton 302; Phone: 315.364.3361  Send Email

Dan Hill, Juliana James Native American Visiting Scholar
Office: Cayuga SHARE Farm; Phone: 315.364.2964  Send Email

Cynthia Hogan, Lecturer in Religion.
B.A., Wells College; M.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Office: Macmillan 107B; Phone: 315.364.3367  Send Email

Matthew Hogan, Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics.
B.A., Earlham College; M.Sc., University of Massachusetts.
Office: Macmillan 106; Phone: 315.364.3214  Send Email

Thomas Hughes, Lecturer in Biology.
B.S., Cornell University; M.S., State University of New York at Brockport; M.P.S., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Office: Stratton 201; Phone: 315.364.3452  Send Email

Carl Johengen, Choir Director.
Master of Music, Ithaca College; Doctor of Musical Arts, Eastman School of Music.
Office: Barler 111; Phone: 315.364.3347  Send Email

Shilpashri Karbhari, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.
B.A., St. Xavier's College; LL.B, LL.M., Government Law College; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Woman's University
Office: Macmillan 328A; Phone: 315.364.3282  Send Email

Kent Alan Klitgaard, Professor of Economics and Sustainability.
B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.
Office: Macmillan 328B; Phone: 315.364.3231  Send Email

Cynthia J. Koepp, Professor of History; Chair, Division of Arts and Humanities.
B.A., M.A., University of Toledo; Ph.D., Cornell University.
Office: Macmillan 105; Phone: 315.364.3224  Send Email

Harold "Buz" Lamson, Lecturer in Computer Science.
B.A., Oswego State University; M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University.
Office: Macmillan 102; Phone: 315.364.3210  Send Email

Sara Levy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education.
B.A. and M.A., Clark University, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Office: Macmillan 112; Phone: 315.364.3211  Send Email

Theodore Lossowski, Professor of Art.
B.S., State University of New York at Brockport; M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology.
Office: Campbell Arts Building; Phone: 315.364.3344  Send Email

Mark Lucas, Lecturer in ESL.
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; B.A., M.S.Ed., State University of New York at Brockport.
Office: Cleveland 201  Send Email

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science.
B.A. and Agrégation, Université Libre du Congo; M.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.
Office: Cleveland 108; Phone: 315.364.3220  Send Email

Sarah Markowitz, Assistant Professor of Psychology.
B.A., Brown University, M.S. and Ph.D., Rutgers.
Office: Zabriskie 208; Phone: 315.364.3496  Send Email

Laura McClusky, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo.
Ofice: Zabriskie 304; Phone: 315.364.3252  Send Email

Milene Z. Morfei, Professor of Psychology and Ida Dorothea Atkinson Professor.
B.A., Wells College; M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University.
Office: Zabriskie 210; Phone: 315.364.3255  Send Email

Vic Muñoz, Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies.
B.A., M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; C.A.S., Ed.D., Harvard University.
Office: Cleveland 203; Phone: 315.364.3248  Send Email

Rebecca Myers, Lecturer in English.
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., University of Georgia; M.F.A., New York University.
Office: Macmillan 311  Send Email

Niamh O' Leary, Professor of Environmental Science.
B.S., University College, Cork, Ireland; Ph.D., Cornell University.
Office: Stratton 321; Phone: 315.364.3279  Send Email

Ernest G. Olson, Professor of Anthropology and Religion.
B.A., University of Montana; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Office: Zabriskie 305; Phone: 315.364.3206  Send Email

William "Kip" Opperman, Lecturer in American Sign Language.
B.S., Ithaca College; M.S., Syracuse University.
Office: Cleveland 201; Phone: 315.364.3301  Send Email

Russell Posegate, Lecturer in Music.
B.A., M.A., Ithaca College.
Office: Barler 112; Phone:315.364.3343  Send Email

Calvin Prothro, Lecturer in Environmental Science.
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo; M.A., Binghamton University.
Office: Stratton 201; Phone:315.364.3452  Send Email

Daniel G. Renfrow, Associate Professor of Sociology.
B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington.
Office: Zabriskie 008; Phone: 315.364.3340  Send Email

Courtney Rice, Lecturer in Psychology.
B.A., Wells College; M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo.
Office: Zabriskie 209  Send Email

Dan Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of English.
B.A., Tufts University; M.F.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Georgia.
Office: Macmillan 317  Send Email

Debora Ryan, Lecturer in Museum Studies.
B.A., Nazareth College, M.A., Syracuse University.
Office: Morgan 21; Phone: 315.364.3420  Send Email

Erinn Ryen, Assistant Professor of Business.
B.S. Cornell University; M.P.A. Syracuse University; M.S. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Ph.D. Rochester Institute of Technology.
Office: Zabriskie 201B; Phone: 315.364.3328  Send Email

Christina Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Biology.
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.S., Indiana State University; Ph.D., Auburn University.
Office: Stratton 213; Phone: 315.364.3473  Send Email

Jaclyn L. Schnurr, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science; Chair, Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
B.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Idaho State University.
Office: Stratton 315; Phone: 315.364.3274  Send Email

Elliott Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.
A.B., Davidson College, M.S., Villanova University, Ph.D., Cornell University.
Office: Zabriskie 209, Phone: 315.364.3373  Send Email

Seth Soulstein, Lecturer in FMS.
B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., University of British Columbia.
Office Macmillan 319; Phone: 315.364.3243  Send Email

Thomas A. Stiadle, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
B.A., B.S., Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., Cornell University.
Office: Macmillan 114; Phone: 315.364.3212  Send Email

Susan Tabrizi, Associate Professor of Political Science; Chair: Division of Social Sciences.
B.A., Utica College of Syracuse University; M.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Office: Zabriskie 206; Phone: 315.364.3472  Send Email

Thierry Torea, Lecturer in French.
B.A., Université Sainte-Marthe; B.A., M.S., SUNY Cortland.
Office: Cleveland 207; Phone: 315.364.3487  Send Email

Alexander Torres, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish.
B.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Florida.
Office: Cleveland 210; Phone: 315.364.3305

M. Muin Uddin, Professor of Economics.
B.Sc., M.Sc., Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University.
Office: Macmillan 324; Phone: 315.364.3320  Send Email

Michael Wansor, Lecturer in Business.
B.S., State University of New York at Fredonia.
Office: Stratton 209; Phone: 315.364.3359  Send Email

Nicole Waldschmidt, Lecturer in Psychology.
B.A., Wells College; M.A., Medaille College.
Office: Zabriskie 209; Phone: 315.364.2965  Send Email

Susan Wansor, Instructor in Education and Education Program Coordinator.
B.A., State University of New York Fredonia; M.S., Towson State University.
Office: Macmillan 100A; Phone: 315.364.3359  Send Email

Katie Waugh, Assistant Professor of Studio Art.
B.A., Graceland University, M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Office: Campbell Fine Arts; Phone: 315.364.3237  Send Email


Additional Academic Program Staff

Marian Brown, Director, Center for Sustainability and the Environment.
B.S., State University of New York at Brockport; M.S., Ithaca College.
Office: Zabriskie 213; Phone: 315.364.3304  Send Email

Randy DeVett-McKeon, Assist. Director of Student Success and Coordinator of Disability Services.
B.S., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; M.S., University at Albany; M.S., Syracuse University.
Office: Long Library 210; Phone: 315.364.3432  Send Email

Linda Galbato, Director of Academic & Career Advising.
B.S., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.S., Purdue University.
Office: Long Library 207; Phone: 315.364.3379  Send Email

Carol Henderson, Library Director.
B.A., St. Lawrence University; M.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Oregon.
Office: Long Library 205; Phone: 315.364.3356  Send Email

Richard Kegler, Director, Book Arts Center.
B.F.A., M.A.H., State University of New York at Buffalo.
Office: Morgan 6; Phone: 315.364.3420  Send Email

Samira Korgan, Assistant Director of Student Success and Coordinator of the Writing Center.
B.A., M.A., St. John's University.
Office: Long Library 200B; Phone: 315.364.3434  Send Email

Michael Lindberg, Athletic Director.
B.S., Le Moyne College; M.S., Indiana University.
Office: Schwartz Center; Phone: 315.364.3409  Send Email

Kevin Miles, Director, Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship.
B.S., Bucknell University; M.S., La Salle University; M.B.A., Regis University of Denver, CO; D.B.A. Walden University of Minneapolis, MN.
Office: Zabriskie 203; Phone 315.364.3270  Send Email

Amy Staples, Director of International Programs.
B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Cornell University.
Office: Cleveland 212; Phone: 315.364.3258  Send Email

Recent Emeritae/i

Bruce Bennett, Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing Program and Writing Center Coordinator.
A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.
Macmillan 309; Phone: 315.364.3228  Send Email

Candace Whitmer Collmer, Professor Emerita of Biology.
B.S., Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.
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Waltraut Deinert, Professor Emerita of German.
B.A., Queens College; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Yale University.  
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Beatrice Brodsky Farnsworth, Professor Emerita of History.
B.A., Indiana University; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University.  
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Margaret Flowers, Professor Emerita of Biology.
A.B., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.  
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Cynthia Garrett, Professor Emerita of English.
B.A. University of California at San Diego; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California at Irvine.
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Miguel L. Gil, Professor Emeritus of Spanish.
B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., University of Texas; Ph.D., Cornell University. 
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Jeanne Goddard, Professor Emerita of Dance.
B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton; M.A., State University of New York at Brockport; C.M.A., Laban/Bartenieff Institute.
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Pilar Greenwood, Professor Emerita of Spanish.
Licenciatura en Filosofia Letras, Universidad de Madrid, Spain; M.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.
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Lydie J. Haenlin, Professor Emerita of French.
Licence d'Enseignement des Lettres Modernes, University of Paris; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo.
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Spencer H. Hildahl, Professor Emeritus of Sociology.
B.S., M.S., Iowa State University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.
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Diane Koester, Professor Emerita of German.
B.A., Valparaiso University; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.
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Kenneth E. Larson, Professor Emeritus of German.
A.B., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Yale University.
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Linda M. Lohn, Associate Professor of English and Film and Media Studies, Emerita.
A.B., Stanford University; M.S., University of Southern California; M.A., C.Phil, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles. 
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Leslie Miller-Bernal, Professor Emerita of Sociology.
B.A., M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Laura Purdy, Professor Emerita of Philosophy.
B.A., M.A., San Jose State University; Ph.D., Stanford University. 
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William E. Roberts Jr., Professor Emeritus of Art.
B.F.A., M.A., Kent State University. 
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Linda Schwab '73, Professor Emerita of Chemistry.
B.A., Wells College; Ph.D., University of Rochester. 
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Arnold Shilepsky, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.
A.B., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.
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Carol Shilepsky, Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Computer Science.
B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. 
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Susan Talbot, Lecturer in Education and Director of Childhood and Adolescent Education.
B.A., State University of New York at Oswego; M.S., Syracuse University.
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Aurelio A. Torres, Professor Emeritus of Psychology.
Bachiller en Letras, Instituto de Marianao; Ph.D., University of Havana; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
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Crawford R. Thoburn, Professor Emeritus of Music.
B.A., Allegheny College; Mus.M., Boston University. 
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A. Thomas Vawter, Professor Emeritus of Biology.
B.S., University of California; Ph.D., Cornell University. 
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