Faculty

Wells's 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

Wells College Faculty, 2022–2023

Christopher T. Bailey, Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Beloit College; Ph.D., University of Vermont

Keith Blackley, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., University at Buffalo

Lindsay Burwell, Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., State University of New York at Potsdam; Ph.D., University of Rochester

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

Amanda Casselman ’11, Lecturer in Criminal Justice
B.A., Wells College ; J.D., New England Law School

Timothy Christion, Lecturer in Philosophy
B.S., ITT Technical Institute; B.A., University of California–Berkeley; M.A., University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Daniel Clay, Lecturer in Criminal Justice
B.A., Drury University; M.S., and J.D., Suffolk University Law School; L.L.M., University of New Hampshire's Franklin Pierce School of Law; S.J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Cheryl Cox, Lecturer in Hospitality Management
B.A., Rockhurst University; M.A., Cornell University

Desmond Cummins, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Gehan Dhameeth, Associate Professor of Business
B.B.A., University of Colombo; M.B.A., University of Cardiff; M.Sc., Maryville University; D.B.A., Jones International University

Nicole Depowski, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Albion University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Christine Elfman, Assistant Professor of Studio Art
BFA, Cornell University; MFA, California College of the Arts

Leah Elliott, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A. Skidmore College; Ph.D. Cornell University

Brian Ernst, Lecturer in Chemistry
B.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Cornell University

Deborah A. Gagnon, Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Buffalo

Michael Groth, Professor of History
B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., Binghamton University

Scott W. Heinekamp, Professor of Physics, 3/2 Engineering Advisor
B.S., M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Brown University

Dan Hill, Juliana James Native American Visiting Scholar
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Anna Ialeggio, Assistant Professor of Studio Art
B.A., Oberlin College; M.F.A., University of California–Irvine

Tom Jensen, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Northern Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Petko Kitanov, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.Sc. and M.Sc., Sofia University (Bulgaria); M.A., York University (Canada); Ph.D., Sofia University; Ph.D., University of Guelph (Canada)

Tara Kohn, Assistant Professor of Art History
B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Harold "Buz" Lamson, Lecturer in Computer Science
B.A., Oswego State University; M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University

Robert LoMascolo, Lecturer in Book Arts
B.A., Wells College; M.F.A., University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa

Mark Lucas, Lecturer in ESL; Head Women's Volleyball Coach
B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; B.A., M.S.Ed., State University of New York at Brockport

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

Claire Mannle, Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Smith College; MFA, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Laura McClusky, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

James Miranda, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing
B.A., Skidmore College; MFA, Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Ohio University

Jen Myers, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sustainability
B.A., University of Maryland; M.A. Lancaster University; Ph.D. Prescott College

Camilo Nascimento, Lecturer in Visual Arts
B.F.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.F.A, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Brisa Núñez García, Visiting Assistant Professor of Languages and Cultures
B.A., Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabama (Bolivia); M.Sc., Georgetown University; M.A., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Georgetown University

Ernest G. Olson, Professor of Anthropology and Religion
B.A., University of Montana; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona

Russell Posegate, Lecturer in Music
B.A., M.A., Ithaca College

Jannatul Rafia Tracy, Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Brac University (Bangladesh); MBA and Ph.D., Niagara University

Daniel G. Renfrow, Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., Eastern Kentucky University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Elizabeth Rivera, Lecturer in Writing; Coordinator of the Writing Center
B.A., CUNY at Lehman College; M.S., Mercy College; M.F.A., Pace University

Dan Rosenberg, Associate Professor of English
B.A., Tufts University; M.F.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Erinn Ryen, Associate 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

Jaclyn L. Schnurr, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
B.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Idaho State University

Leslie Schumacher, Visiting Professor of History
B.A., Hamline University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Megan Snell, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Colgate University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Texas–Austin

Benjamin Steiner, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
B.S. and M.S., California State Polytechnic University–Pomona; Ph.D., Cornell University

M. Muin Uddin, Professor of Economics
B.Sc., M.Sc., Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University

Jess Vooris, Assistant Professor of Women's, Transgender and Queer Studies
B.A., Bucknell University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park

Michael Wansor, Lecturer in Business
B.S., State University of New York at Fredonia

Susan Wansor, Instructor in Education and Education Program Coordinator
B.A., State University of New York Fredonia; M.S., Towson State University

Audrey Woolever ’17, Lecturer in Dance; Assistant Director of Alumnae & Alumni Engagement
B.A., Wells College; M.F.A., State University of New York at Brockport
 

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

Linda Galbato, Director of Academic and Career Advising
B.S., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.S., Purdue University

Susan Gloss, Electronic Resources Librarian
B.A., SUNY Geneseo; M.L.S., SUNY Buffalo

Breanna Jones, Director, Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and TRiO Student Services
B.A. and M.S., Stony Brook University

Michael Lindberg, Director of Athletics
B.S., Le Moyne College; M.S., Indiana University

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

Tiffany Raymond 10, Acting Director of Library Services
B.A., Wells College; M.L.S., SUNY Buffalo

Emeritae and Emeriti Faculty

Bruce Bennett, Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing Program and Writing Center Coordinator
A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University
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Catherine Burroughs, Professor Emerita of English
B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Connecticut College; Ph.D., Emory University
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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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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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Cynthia J. Koepp, Professor Emerita of History
B.A., M.A., University of Toledo; 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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Kent Alan Klitgaard, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Sustainability
B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
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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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Theodore Lossowski, Professor Emeritus of Art
B.S., State University of New York at Brockport; M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
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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

Milene Z. Morfei, Professor Emerita of Psychology and Sustainability
B.A., Wells College; M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University
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Vic Muñoz, Professor Emerit of Psychology and Gender Studies
B.A., M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; C.A.S., Ed.D., Harvard University
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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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