Faculty of Barnard College 

Faculty 2019-20

Sian Leah Beilock, 2017, President of Barnard College, Professor of Psychology
B.S., UC San Diego; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Linda A. Bell, 2012, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Harvard University

Nadia Abu El-Haj, 2002, Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D., Duke University

Thea R. Abu El-Haj, 2017, Professor of Education
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Ati Akbari, 2019, Term Assistant Professor of English
B.A., M.A., University of Tehran; Ph.D., Columbia University

Alexander Alberro, 2008, Bloedel Wright ’51 Professor of Art History
B.A., M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., Northwestern University

Elizabeth O. Ananat, 2018, Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Williams College; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., MIT

Maria Isaura Arce-Fernandez, 2012, Senior Associate in Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., Information Sciences University of Madrid; M.S., CEDECO Institute of Madrid

Gail Archer, 1988, Professor of Professional Practice in Music and Director of the Barnard-Columbia Chorus
B.A., Montclair State College; M.A., University of Hartford ; M.M., Mannes College of Music; D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music

Belinda Archibong, 2015, Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Columbia University

Rachel N. Austin, 2015, Professor of Chemistry
B.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Severine Autesserre, 2007, Professor of Political Science
B.A., Sorbonne University; M.A., Sciences-Po, France; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., New York University

Gergely Baics, 2010, Associate Professor of History
B.A., ELTE University, Budapest; M.A., Central European University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Peter D. Balsam, 1975, Samuel R. Milbank Chair for Health and Society and Professor of Psychology
B.A., SUNY, Stony Brook; M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina University

Nicholas A. Bartlett, 2016, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
B.A., Pomona College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California San Francisco / Berkeley

James G. Basker, 1987, Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History and Professor of English
A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Cambridge University; D. Phil., Oxford University

Christopher C. Baswell, 1984, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Elizabeth P. Bauer, 2008, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
A.B., Amherst College; Ph.D., New York University

Kadambari Baxi, 2005, Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture
B.A, Center of Environmental Planning and Technology; M.S., Pratt Institute; M.S., New York University

David A. Bayer, 1987, Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Deborah Becher, 2010, Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Meredith A. Benjamin, 2016, Lecturer of First Year Writing
B.A., Fordham University; M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York

Orlando Bentancor, 2008, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., Universidad de la República, Uruguay; M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Beth A. Berkowitz, 2012, Ingeborg Rennert Chair, Director of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion
B.A., Columbia College; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Columbia University

Sheri E. Berman, 2004, Professor of Political Science
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Elizabeth Bernstein, 2002, Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Peter M. Bower, 1986, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science
B.S., Yale University; M.A., Queens College; M.P.H., Ph.D., Columbia University

Jennifer Finney Boylan, 2014, Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Johns Hopkins University

Anne Boyman, 1979, Senior Lecturer in French
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Toronto University

Logan Brenner, 2019, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
B.A., Skidmore College; Ph.D., Columbia University

Benjamin Breyer, 2017, Lecturer of First Year Writing
B.A., Clark University; Ph.D., Columbia University

Ronald D. Briggs, 2008, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., University of the South (Sewanee); M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., New York University

Robert A. Brotherton, 2017, Term Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Kent; M.S., Ph.D., University of London

Gregory C. Bryda, 2018, Assistant Professor of Art History
B.A., B.S., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Yale University

André C. Burgstaller, 1977, Professor of Economics
Licence, University of Geneva; M.A., Toronto University; Ph.D., Columbia University

Marisa C. Buzzeo, 2009, Associate Professor of Chemistry
A.B., Barnard College; D. Phil, University of Oxford, St. John’s College

Hilary S. Callahan, 1999, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biological Sciences
B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Michael G. Campbell, 2016, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Loyola University; M.S., Ph.D., Harvard University

Gisela D. Cardenas, 2018, Lecturer in Theatre
M.A., New York University; M.F.A., Columbia University

Taylor Carman, 1994, Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Stanford University

Mark C. Carnes, 1982, Professor of History
B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Kristin S. Carter, 2018, Term Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., UCLA

Elizabeth A. Castelli, 1995, Professor of Religion
A.B., Brown; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School

Subhasish Chatterjee, 2018, Term Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., City University of New York

Gabri Christa Reid, 2006, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance
B.A., College of the Arts, Amsterdam; M.A., University of Washington

Yvette Christiansë, 2010, Professor of English and Africana Studies
B.A., Ph.D., University of Sydney

Pamela B. Cobrin, 2002, Senior Lecturer in English, Director of the Writing Program
B.A., University Of Delaware: M.A., Brooklyn College; Ph. D., New York University

Vrinda Condillac, 2017, Lecturer of First Year Writing
B.A., Bennington College; M.F.A., Columbia University

Peter T. Connor, 1991, Professor of French
B.A., Trinity College, University of Dublin; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Elizabeth Cook, 2019, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Arizona State University

Alexander A. Cooley, 2001, Tow Professor of Political Science
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Andrew C. Crowther, 2012, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Washington University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Daniela De Silva, 2007, Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., University of Naples “Federico II”; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Patricia D. Denison, 1990, Senior Lecturer in English
B.A., University of Maryland; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Rosalyn Deutsche, 2001, Term Professor of Art History
B.A., Montclair State College; Ph.D., Graduate School and City University of New York

Robert K. Driggers, 2018, Term Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Alan D. Dye, 1995, Professor of Economics
B.A., Texas Tech; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Illinois

Lisa N. Edstrom, 2007, Senior Lecturer in Education
B.A., Harvard College/Radcliffe College; M.S., M.E., Bank Street College; Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Rachel Eisendrath, 2012, Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Harvard University; M.A., St. John's College; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago

Margaret R. Ellsberg, 1988, Senior Lecturer in English
B.A., Radcliffe College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Karen Fairbanks, 1990, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture
B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M. Arch., Columbia University

Maria de la Paz Fernandez, 2019, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
B.S., Universidad de Quilmes; Ph.D., Universidad de Buenos Aires

Antoni F. Parera, 2018, Lecturer of Spanish and Latin American Cultures
Ph.D., University of Miami-Florida

Helene P. Foley, 1979, Professor of Classics
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A.T., M.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Harvard University

Marjorie L. Folkman, 2014, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance
B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Bard Graduate Center

Severin M. Fowles, 2006, Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Ignacio Gonzalez Galan, 2016, Assistant Professor in Architecture
B.Arch., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; M.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., Princeton University

Abosede George, 2007, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies
B.A., Rutgers College, M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Ralph Ghoche, 2014, Assistant Professor of Architecture
B.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Columbia University

Katie Glasner, 1995, Senior Associate in Dance
B.A., Columbia University

John I. Glendinning, 1996, Professor of Biological Sciences
B.A., Hampshire College; Ph.D., University of Florida

Kaiama L. Glover, 2001, Professor of French
B.A., Harvard University; D.E.A., Université de Paris IV, la Sorbonne; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Sandra Goldmark, 2007, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre
B.A., Harvard University; M.F.A., Yale School of Drama

Jessica L. Goldstein, 2004, Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences
B.A., Macalester College; Ph.D., Washington University

Lisa M. Gordis, 1993, Professor of English
B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA

Mary C. Gordon, 1988, Millicent C. McIntosh Professor of English and Writing
A.B., Barnard College; M.A., Syracuse University

Elizabeth Mara Green, 2016, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Erk Grimm, 1994, Associate Professor of German
M.A., University of Waterloo; Ph.D., Queen’s University

Achsah Guibbory, 2004, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English
B.A., Indiana University; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA

Ayten Gündoğdu, 2008, Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., M.A., Boğazici University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Jue Guo, 2013, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
B.A., Beijing University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Najam I. Haider, 2010, Professor of Religion
B.A., Dartmouth College; M. Phil., Oxford University; Ph.D., Princeton University

Tiffany M. Hale, 2018, Assistant Professor of Religion
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Yale University

Kim F. Hall, 2006, Lucyle Hook Chair and Professor of English and Africana Studies
B.A., Hood College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Timothy Halpin-Healy, 1989, Professor of Physics and Astronomy
A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., Harvard University

Ross O. Hamilton, 1996, Professor of English
B.A., Queen’s University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Saskia Hamilton, 2002, Professor of English
B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Boston University

Sharon G. Harrison, 1997, Professor of Economics
B.S. Tufts University; Ph.D., Northwestern University

John S. Hawley, 1986, Professor of Religion
A.B., Amherst College; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Harvard University

Christina L. Heatherton, 2017, Assistant Professor of American Studies
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Paul E. Hertz, 1979, Professor of Biological Sciences
B.S., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Anne Higonnet, 2002, Professor of Art History
B.A., Harvard College; Ph. D., Yale University

Rebecca J. Hildebrand, 2018, Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of Winnipeg; M.A., Concordia University; Ph.D., Columbia University

Maria Hinojosa, 2019, Distinguished Journalist in Residence
B.A. Barnard College

Sylvie Honig, 2019, Term Lecturer in the Athena Center for Leadership Studies
B.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., University of Chicago

Maja Horn, 2006, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., Smith College; M.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Elizabeth W. Hutchinson, 2001, Associate Professor of Art History
B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Stanford University

Maire J. Jaanus, 1968, Professor of English
A.B., Vassar College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Janet R. Jakobsen, 2000, Professor of Women's Studies
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Claremont; Ph.D., Emory University

Martina Jasova, 2018, Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Charles University, Prague; Ph.D., Charles University, Prague

Paige M. Johnson, 2018, Assistant Professor of Theatre
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley

Manu Karuka, 2014, Assistant Professor of American Studies
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., New York University

Jennie A. Kassanoff, 1994, Professor of English
A.B., Harvard University; M.Litt., Jesus College, Oxford University; Ph.D., Princeton University

Laura E. Kay, 1991, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.A., Stanford University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California

Joel B. Kaye, 1992, Professor of History
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Matthew L. Keegan, 2019, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
B.A., Williams College; M. Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., New York University

Daniela Kempf, 2012, Term Associate in Education
B.A., University of Zagreb; M.A., Emerson College

Gale L. Kenny, 2012, Assistant Professor of Religion
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University

Brian Kilgo-Kelly, 2015, Term Associate in French
B.A., Barnard College; M.A., M. Phil., New York University

Erika Kitzmiller, 2019, Term Assistant Professor in Education
B.A., Wellesley College; M.G.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Tovah P. Klein, 1995, Director of the Toddler Center and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

Irena Knezevic, 2018, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Art History
M.F.A., University of Illinois, Chicago

Dorothy Y. Ko, 2000, Professor of History
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Katherine L. Krimmel, 2016, Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Columbia University

Matthew Lacombe, 2019, Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Allegheny College; Ph.D., Northwestern University

Brian Larkin, 1998, Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Birmingham University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., New York University

Sarah J. Lazur, 2015, Term Associate in French
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Colin W. Leach, 2017, Professor of Psychology
B.A., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Janna J. Levin, 2004, Professor of Physics and Astronomy
A.B., Barnard College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Karen S. Lewis, 2012, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Queen's University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Cecelia B. Lie-Spahn, 2011, Term Associate of English
B.A., Barnard College, M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

Kenneth R. Light, 2012, Senior Lecturer of Psychology
B.A., Ramapo College; M.S., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Andrew C. Lipman, 2015, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., Vassar College; M.S., University of Oxford; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Maria Eugenia Lozano, 2010, Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., Universidad del Valle; M.A., Washington State University; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

Xiaobo Lü, 1994, Professor of Political Science
B.A., Sichuan Institute of Foreign Languages, China; M.A., Institute of Foreign Affair Beijing; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Andrew L. Lynn, 2018, Lecturer of First Year Writing
B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., Columbia University

Alfred J. Mac Adam, 1983, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., Rutgers College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Terryanne Maenza-Gmelch, 2002, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science
B.A., Hofstra University; M.S., M. Phil., Ph.D., New York University

Brian J. Mailloux, 2006, Professor of Environmental Science
B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Princeton University

Jennifer H. Mansfield, 2006, Professor of Biological Sciences
B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., Columbia University

Kimberly J. Marten, 1997, Professor of Political Science
A.B., Radcliffe College; Ph.D., Stanford University

J. Paul Martin, 2007, Adjunct Professor of Human Rights 
Ph.L., S.T.L., Angelicum University, Rome, Italy; M.A., Teachers College; Ph.D., Columbia University

Laura Masone, 1990, Senior Associate in Physical Education
B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; MBA, Simmons School of Management

Hisham Matar, 2011, Weiss International Fellow in Literature and the Arts, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in English
M.A., Design Futures (Architecture), Goldsmiths College, University of London

E'mett O. McCaskill, 2018, Term Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., Northeastern University

Robert A. McCaughey, 1969, Professor of History and the Janet H. Robb Chair in the Social Sciences
A.B., University of Rochester; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., Harvard University

Koleen C. McCrink, 2009, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Douglass College, Rutgers University; M.S., M.Ph., Ph.D., Yale University

Rachel F. McDermott, 1990, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
A.B., University of Pennsylvania; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Dusa McDuff, 2007, Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Dina C. Merrer, 2001, Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Nara B. Milanich, 2004, Professor of History
B.A., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

John E. Miller, 2001, Professor of Professional Practice in Art History
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

Michael G. Miller, 2014, Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Concordia College; M.A., Minnesota State University; Ph.D., Cornell University

Monica L. Miller, 2001, Associate Professor of English
B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Kristina L. Milnor, 1998, Tow Professor of Classics
B.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Debra C. Minkoff, 2005, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Sociology
B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

JJ L. Miranda, 2018, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Chandler Miranda, 2019, Term Assistant Professor of Education and Urban Studies
B.A., Smith College; M.ed., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., New York University

Shayoni Mitra, 2010, Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., M.A., St. Stephen's College, Delhi University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Nelson J. Moe, 2000, Associate Professor of Italian
B.A., Wesleyan; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

David L. Moerman, 1998, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
A.B., Columbia University; Ph.D., Stanford University

Eduardo Moncada, 2015, Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Long Island University; M.A., University of Miami; A.M., Ph.D., Brown University

Mignon R. Moore, 2014, Professor of Sociology
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Manijeh Moradian, 2018, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
M.F.A., Hunter College; Ph.D., New York University

Ellen F. Morris, 2012, Assistant Professor of Classics
B.A., Barnard College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

John R. Morrison, 2009, Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Brian R. Morton, 1995, Endowed Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences
B.S., University of Toronto; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Irene Motyl-Mudretzkyj, 1998, Senior Associate in German
B.A., M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Jose C. Moya, 2005, Professor of History
B.A., Kean University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Reshmi Mukherjee, 1997, Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., Presidency College, University of Calcutta; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Lalith Munasinghe, 1994, Professor of Economics
B.A., Princeton University, B.A., Cambridge University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Holly E. Myers, 2018, Term Assistant Professor of Slavic
B.A., Amherst College; M.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Premilla Nadasen, 2013, Professor of History
B.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Columbia University

Celia E. Naylor, 2010, Associate Professor of History
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., UCLA; Ph.D., Duke University

Frederick Neuhouser, 2003, Viola Manderfeld Professorship of German Language and Literature and Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Wabash College, M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Walter D. Neumann, 2000, Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.A., University of Adelaide; Ph.D., University of Bonn, Germany

Joshua J. New, 2009, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Lisa K. Northrop, 2004, Senior Associate in Physical Education
A.B., Barnard College; M.A., Teacher’s College, Columbia University

Brian O’Keeffe, 2005, Senior Lecturer in French
B.A., Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Aaron Passell, 2014, Term Assistant Professor of Urban Studies
B.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., New York University

Javier Perez-Zapatero, 2007, Senior Associate in Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., M.A., University of Granada, Spain

Gretchen Pfeil, 2019, Term Associate in Anthropology
B.A., Reed College; M.A., University of Chicago

Kara Pham, 2008, Senior Lecturer in Psychology
B.S., University of California, Riverside; Ph.D., Rockefeller University

Ben Philippe, 2019, Term Assistant Professor of Film
B.A., Columbia University; M.F.A., University of Texas, Austin; 

Lindsay Piechnik, 2019, Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Columbia University

Alison M. Pischedda, 2017, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
B.S., Queen's University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Alexander H. Pittman, 2015, Term Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
B.A., University of Mary Washington; Ph.D., New York University

Peter G. Platt, 1994, Professor of English
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Middlebury College; D. Phil., Oxford

Leonor Pons Coll, 2012, Associate in Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., M.A., University of Barcelona, Spain; M.A., University of Nebrija, Madrid, Spain

Laurie J. Postlewate, 1997, Senior Lecturer in French
B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Anupama P. Rao, 2001, Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Meenakshi S. Rao, 1991, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
B.S., M.S., Bangalore University, India; M. Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York

Alice Reagan, 2010, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre
B.A., Bates College; M.A., New York University; M.F.A., Columbia University

Randall L. Reback, 2003, Professor of Economics
B.A., M.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Robert E. Remez, 1980, Professor of Psychology
B.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Jonathan M. Reynolds, 2007, Professor of Art History
A.B., Harvard College; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

Jonathan Rieder, 1990, Professor of Sociology
B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., Yale University

Wadda C. Ríos-Font, 2005, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., The John Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Maria S. Rivera Maulucci, 2004, Professor of Education
A.B., Barnard College; M.S., Yale University; M. Phil., Teachers College; Ph.D., Columbia University

Mary F. Rocco, 2017, Term Assistant Professor of Urban Studies
M.U.P., Hunter College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Sedelia Rodriguez, 2013, Lecturer in Environmental Science
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Florida International University

Christian M. Rojas, 1997, Tow Professor of Chemistry
B.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Indiana University

Russell D. Romeo, 2007, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Behavior
B.A., Edinboro University; M.S. Villanova University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Francey Russell, 2019, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Toronto; M.A., New School for Social Research; Ph.D., University of Chicago

John C. Salyer, 2010, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Anthropology
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Karen Santos Da Silva, 2010, Lecturer in French
B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Stiliana N. Savin, 2004, Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy
B.S., Sofia State University, Bulgaria; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Wendy C. Schor-Haim, 2008, Senior Lecturer in English and the Barnard Writing Program
B.A., McGill University, M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., New York University

Paul A. Scolieri, 2003, Professor of Dance
A.B., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

Ann Senghas, 1999, Tow Professor of Psychology
B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rajiv Sethi, 1995, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Economics
B.S., University of Southampton; Ph.D., New School for Social Research

Rishita Shah, 2019, Lecturer in Biological Sciences
B.S., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Lesley A. Sharp, 1994, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

William C. Sharpe, 1984, Professor of English
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Oxford University; Ph.D., Columbia University

Nathanael P. Shelley, 2018, Term Assistant Professor of Asian & Middle East
B.A., University at Buffalo; Ph.D., Columbia University

Joe Sheppard, 2019, Term Assistant Professor of Classics
Ph.D., Columbia University

Anooradha I. Siddiqi, 2018, Assistant Professor of Architecture
M.Arch., Ph.D., New York University

Christian Siener, 2019, Term Assistant Professor of Urban Studies
M.A., New York University; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Rae Silver, 1976, Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor of the Natural and Physical Sciences and Professor of Psychology
B.A., McGill University; M.A., City University of New York; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Angela M. Simms, 2019, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Sociology
B.A.,  College of William & Mary; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Michelle R. Smith, 2011, Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Joan Snitzer, 1986, Senior Lecturer in Art History
B.A., Pratt Institute; M.F.A., Hunter College

Jonathan W. Snow, 2012, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Lisa K. Son, 2002, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Steven J. Stroessner, 1992, Professor of Psychology
B.A., Hope College; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Martin Stute, 1993, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Environmental Science
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Heidelberg

Jesus Suarez-Garcia, 2002, Senior Associate in Spanish and Latin American Cultures
B.A., University of Leon, Spain; M.A., Open University of Catalunya

Emily Sun, 2015, Visiting Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
B.A., Amherst College; M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Danielle L. Sussan, 2005, Term Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Barnard College; Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Hadley T. Suter, 2017, Term Lecturer of French
B.A., Barnard College; Ph.D., UCLA

Timea K. Szell, 1979, Senior Lecturer in English
A.B., Barnard College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., SUNY, Stony Brook

Neferti Xina M. Tadiar, 2006, Professor of Women’s Studies
B.A., University of Philippines; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Duke University

Kathleen M. Taylor, 2018, Lecturer of Psychology
B.A., M.A., George Mason University; Ph.D., Princeton University

Colleen M. Thomas-Young, 2004, Professor of Professional Practice in Dance
B.A., Empire State College & SUNY Purchase; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Kate Thompson, 2019, Term Associate of Physical Education
M.F.A., New York University

Katherine Thorson, 2019, Term Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Bates College; Ph.D., New York University

Rachel N. Throop, 2016, Term Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Lisa S. Tiersten, 1993, Professor of History
B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Anja K. Tolonen, 2015, Assistant Professor of Economics
M.Sc., Ph.Lic., Ph.D., University of Gothenburg

Marcela Tovar-Restrepo, 2019, Visiting Associate Professor of Urban Studies
B.A., Los Andes University; M.A., University College of London; Ph.D., New School for Social Research

Duygu Ula, 2019, Post Doctoral Fellow in the First-Year Writing Program
B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Sabanci University; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Jean J. Vadakkan, 2006, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
B.S., B.Ed., M.S., Mahatma Gandhi University, India; Ph.D., Cochin University of Science and Technology, India

Deborah Valenze, 1989, Professor of History
B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D., Brandeis University

Margaret Vandenburg, 1992, Senior Lecturer of English
B.A., University of Idaho; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Timothy B. Vasko, 2018, Term Assistant Professor of American Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University

Breixo Viejo Vinas, 2018, Term Assistant Professor of Film Studies
M.A., New School for Social Research; Ph.D., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Christina L. Vizcarra, 2015, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Alexandra P. Watson, 2017, Lecturer of First Year Writing
B.A., Brown University; M.F.A., Columbia University

Caroline E. Weber, 2005, Professor of French
A.B., Harvard University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

David F. Weiman, 2001, Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 Chair and Professor of Economics
B.A., Brown University; M.A., Yale; Ph.D., Stanford University

Tara Well, 1995, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Cleveland State University; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Carl C. Wennerlind, 2001, Professor of History
B.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Paige West, 2001, Tow Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Wofford College; M.A., The University of Georgia; M. Phil., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Michael G. Wheaton, 2017, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Jonelle White, 2019, Term Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., SUNY Albany; Ph.D., UCLA

Seth S. Williams, 2017, Assistant Professor of Dance
B.A., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Columbia University

Nancy B. Worman, 1996, Professor of Classics
A.B., Barnard College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Hana Worthen, 2008, Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Helsinki

William B. Worthen, 2008, Alice Brady Pels Professor of Theatre
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D., Princeton University

Rebecca N. Wright, 2019, Druckenmiller Professor of Computer Science and Vagelos CSC Director
B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Yale University

Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, 2004, Professor of Women’s Studies
B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Homa S. Zarghamee, 2012, Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Amy Zhou, 2019, Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Ph.D., UCLA

Named and Endowed Professorships and Directorships

Helen Goodhart Altschul Professorship in the Humanities
Reshmi Mukherjee, Professor of Physics & Astronomy

The BPH Endowed Faculty Chair
Gergely Baics, Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies 

Barbara Chamberlain and Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg '30 Professor of Anthropology
Lesley Sharp, Professor of Anthropology 

Drukenmiller Professor of Computer Science
Rebecca Wright, Professor of Computer Science  

Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History
James G. Basker, Professor of English

Virginia C. Gildersleeve Visting Professorship Fund
Joy Mboya, Visiting Professor of Architecture 

Alena Wels Hirschorn ’58 Chair in Economics
David F. Weiman, Professor of Economics

Alena Wels Hirschorn ’58 and Martin Hirschorn Professor of Environmental and Applied Sciences
Martin Stute, Professor of Environmental Science 

Lucyle Hook Chair in English
Kim Hall, Professor of English

Barbara Silver Horowitz Chair of Education Fund

Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor of the Natural and Physical Sciences
Rae Silver, Professor of Psychology

Helen Lyttle Kimmel ’42 Chair in Mathematics
Dusa McDuff, Professor of Mathematics

Mallya Endowed Chair in Women and Economics
Elizabeth Ananat, Associate Professor of Economics 

Viola Manderfeld Professorship of German Language and Literature
Frederick Neuhouser, Professor of Philosophy

Millicent C. McIntosh Professor of English and Writing
Mary Gordon, Professor of English

Samuel R. Milbank Chair for Health and Society
Peter Balsam, Professor of Psychology

Moinian Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
Matthew L. Keegan, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures 

Barbara Novak ’50 Professor of Art History
Matthew J. Keegan, 

Adolph S. and Effie Ochs Chair in History and American Studies
Jennie Kassanoff, Associate Professor of English and American Studies 

Ann Whitney Olin Foundation Chairs (5 year term beginning in the fall semester of the year noted below)
Christopher Baswell, Professor of English (2008)
Hilary Callahan, Professor of Biological Sciences (2015)
Tina Campt, Professor of Africana Studies and Women's Studies (2014)
Elizabeth Castelli, Professor of Religion (2013)
Yvette Christianse, Professor of Africana Studies and English (2018)
Karen Fairbanks, Professor of Professional Practice of Architecture (2007)
John Glendinning, Professor of Biology (2014)
Kaiama Glover, Professor of French and Africana Studies (2019)
Lisa Gordis, Professor of English (2017)
Achsah Guibbory, Professor of English (2009)
Larry Heuer, Professor of Psychology (2007)
Anne Higonnet, Professor of Art History (2012)
Janet Jakobsen, Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2011)
Laura Kay, Professor of Physics & Astronomy (2009)
Joel Kaye, Professor of History (2016)
Xiaobo Lu, Professor of Political Science (2018)
Kimberly Marten, Professor of Political Science (2013)
Rachel McDermott, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures (2010)
Debra Minkoff, Professor of Sociology (2009)
Peter Platt, Professor of English (2019)
Christian Rojas, Professor of Chemistry (2017)
Rajiv Sethi, Professor of Economics (2008)
Lesley A. Sharp, Professor of Anthropology (2010)
Steven Stroessner, Professor of Psychology (2012)
Martin Stute, Professor Environmental Science (2007)
Lisa Tierstein, Professor of History (2017)
Deborah Valenze, Professor of History (2015)
Nancy Worman, Professor of Classics (2016)

Palermo-Ravich Endowed Chair in Biology (Anonymous)
Brian Morton, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences 

Alice Brady Pels Professor in the Arts
William Worthen, Professor of Theatre

Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence 
Jennifer Finney Boylan

Ingeborg Rennert Professor in Judaic Studies
Beth A. Berkowitz, Visiting Professor of Religion

Janet H. Robb Professor of the Social Sciences
Robert A. McCaughey, Professor of History

Eva Maria Stadler '52 & Richard A. Brooks CC '53 Professor of Film Studies 

Tow Associate Professor (2 year term beginning in the fall semester of the year noted below)
Alex Cooley, Political Science (2011)
Daniela De Silva, Mathematics (2018)
Severin Fowles, Anthropology (2015) 
Ayten Gundogdu, Political Science (2019)
Elizabeth Hutchinson, Art History (2019)
Kimberley Johnson, Political Science (2015)
Rebecca Jordan-Young, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2013)
Paul Kockelman, Anthropology (2012)
Brian Larkin, Anthropology (2014)
Janna Levin, Physics & Astronomy (2013)
Brian Mailloux, Environmental Science (2018)
Dina Merrer, Chemistry (2014)
Monica Miller, English (2016)
Kristina Milnor, Classics (2010)
Anupama Rao, History (2017)
Randall Reback, Economics (2016)
Christian Rojas, Chemistry (2010)
Russell Romeo, Psychology (2017)
Ann Senghas, Psychology (2011)
Paige West, Anthropology (2012)

Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology
Paige West, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Claire Tow Professor of Biology
Paul Hertz, Professor of Biological Sciences

Claire Tow Professor of Classics
Helene Foley, Professor of Classics

Claire Tow Professor of Economics
Linda A. Bell, Provost and Dean of Faculty

Claire Tow Professor of Physics
Janna Levin, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Claire Tow Professor of Political Science
Alex Cooley, Professor of Political Science 

Claire Tow Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture
Karen Fairbanks, Professional Practice in Architecture 

Claire Tow Professor of Religion
Jack Hawley, Professor of Religion

Claire Tow Professor of Women's Studies
Janet Jakobsen, Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies 

Diana T. and P. Roy Vagelos Computational Science Center Director
Rebecca Wright, Professor of Computer Science 

Diana T. and P. Roy Vagelos Professor of Chemistry
Rachel Austin, Professor of Chemistry 

Constance Hess Williams Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies
Umbreen Bhatti

Virginia Bloedel Wright ’51 Professor of Art History
Alexander Alberro, Professor of Art History

Miriam Scharfman Zadek Family Professor of Sociology
Debra Minkoff, Professor of Sociology

Faculty Emeriti

Margarita Ucelay, Ph.D., 1943-1981, Professor Emerita of Spanish

Chilton Williamson, Ph.D., 1942-1982, Professor Emeritus of History

Jeanette S. Roosevelt, Ph.D., 1951-1958; 1962-1986, Professor Emerita of Dance

John Meskill, Ph.D., 1959-1988, Professor Emeritus of Oriental Studies

Maristella Lorch, Ph.D., 1951-1990, Professor Emerita of Italian

Ruth M. Kivette, Ph.D., J.D., 1952-1992, Professor Emerita of English

Suzanne F. Wemple, Ph.D., J.D., 1966-1992, Professor Emerita of History

Joan Vincent, Ph.D., 1968-1994, Professor Emerita of Anthropology

Marina Ledkovsky, Ph.D., 1969-1996, Professor Emerita of Russian

Deborah Milenkovitch, Ph.D., 1965-1996, Professor Emerita of Economics

Barbara S. Schmitter, Ph.D., 1957-1995, Professor Emerita of Psychology

Lila Ghent Braine, Ph.D., 1974-1998, Professor Emerita of Psychology

Lydia H. Lenaghan, Ph.D., 1962-1998, Professor Emerita of Classics

Barbara Novak, Ph.D., 1958-1998, Professor Emerita of Art History

Abraham Rosman, Ph.D., 1966-1998, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Paula G. Rubel, Ph.D., 1965-1998, Professor Emerita of Anthropology

Jane Rosenthal, Ph.D., 1952-1955; 1971-1998, Professor Emerita of Art History

Mirella Servodidio, Ph.D., 1964-2000, Professor Emerita of Spanish & Latin American Cultures

Richard F. Gustafson, Ph.D., 1965-2002, Professor Emeritus of Russian

Joseph L. Malone, Ph.D., 1967-2002, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

Philip V. Ammirato, Ph.D., 1974-2003, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Elizabeth Dalton, Ph.D., 1965-2003, Professor Emerita of English

Richard M. Friedberg, Ph.D., 1968-2003, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy

Joan S. Birman, Ph.D., 1973-2004, Professor Emerita of Mathematics

Demetrios Caraley, Ph.D., 1961-2004, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Janet H. Robb Chair in the Social Sciences Emeritus

Sandra Genter, M.A., 1960-2004, Professor Emerita of Dance

Janet Soares, Ed.D., 1968-2005, Professor Emerita of Dance

Susan Riemer Sacks, Ph.D., 1971-2005, Professor Emerita of Education

Marcia Welles, Ph.D., 1970-2005, Professor Emerita of Spanish & Latin American Cultures

Nan Rothschild, Ph.D., 1981-2006, Professor Emerita of Anthropology

Jeanne Poindexter, Ph.D., 1991-2007, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences

Dennis G. Dalton, Ph.D., 1969-2008, Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Natalie B. Kampen, Ph.D., 1988-2009, Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies

Anne Lake Prescott, Ph.D., 1959-1962; 1963-2010,  Professor Emerita of English

Elizabeth S. Boylan, Ph.D., 1995-2011 Provost and Dean of the Faculty Emerita

Alan Gabbey, Ph.D., 1992-2012, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Flora S Davidson, Ph.D., 1979-2014, Professor Emerita of Political Science and Urban Studies

Lee Anne Bell, Ed.D., 2002-2015, Professor Emerita of Education

Herbert Sloan, Ph.D., 1986-2015, Professor Emeritus of History

P. Keith Moxey, Ph.D., 1988-2016, Professor Emeritus of Art History

Lynn Garafola, Ph.D., 1988-2017, Professor Emerita of Dance

Stephanie Pfirman, Ph.D., 1993-2018, Professor Emerita of Environmental Science