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

Karl Alexander, Lecturer in History.
B.A., Nazareth College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky.
Office: Macmillan 107A; Phone: 315.364.3336  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: 315.364.3211  Send Email

Jeffrey Bihr, Lecturer in Public Speaking.
B.A., University of California, Berkeley.
Office: Macmillan 322; Phone: 315.364.3401 Send Email

Michael Bixler, Lecturer in Book Arts.
B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology.
Office: Morgan 6; Phone: 315.364.3420  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.
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

Gerardo Cummings, Assistant Professor of Spanish.
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University.
Office: Cleveland Hall 211; Phone: 315.364.3306  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.Sc., 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, Lecturer in 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

Barbara Galli, Lecturer in Book Arts.
Office: Morgan 33; Phone: 315.364.3420  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

Cynthia Hogan, Lecturer in Religion.
B.A., Wells College; M.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., 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 Patti McGill Peterson Professor of Social Sciences.
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

Robert Lomascolo, Lecturer in Book Arts.
B.A., Wells College, M.F.A., University of Alabama.
Office: Morgan Hall; 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

Matthew McCabe, Lecturer in Business and Management.
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, M.B.A., Syracuse University School of Management, J.D., Syracuse University College of Law.
Office: Zabriskie 201B; Phone: 315.364.3282  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

Eric Mercer, Lecturer in Visual Arts.
B.A. Graceland University; M.A. Savannah College of Art and Design.
Office: Campbell Art Building  Send Email

Mary Gelling Merritt, Lecturer in Journalism.
B.S., M.S., Syracuse University.
Ofice: Cleveland 105; Phone: 315.364.3234  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

Maimouna Harouna Phelan, Lecturer in French.
B.A., University of Niamey, M.A., Ithaca College.
Office: Cleveland 207; Phone: 315.364.3487  Send Email

Kurt Pipa, Lecturer in Japanese.
B.A., Berklee College of Music; Advanced Japanese language studies, Incal Education Language Institute, Nagano, Japan.
Office: Cleveland 209; Phone: 315.364.3303  Send Email

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

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

Marie Martine Shannon, Lecturer in Film and Media Studies.
DEUG, Université de Poitiers; B.A., M.A., Université de Bordeaux; M.A., Cornell University.
Office: Macmillan 322; Phone: 315.364.3401  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

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

Shaawano Chad Uran, Lecturer in Anthropology.
B.A. University of Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Office: Macmillan 107A; 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

Susan Wansor, Instructor and Field Experience Coordinator in Education.
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

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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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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