Faculty

Emeriti

Rolla L. Anderson (1953), Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus; BS Western Michigan University; MS University of Michigan
Marigene Arnold (1973), Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Emerita; BA Florida Presbyterian (Eckerd College); PhD University of Florida
Edward D. Baker (1967), Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus; BS Denison University; MA Ohio State University
Mary Beth Birch (1988), Professor of Music, Emerita; MusB Northwestern University
Herbert Bogart (1965), Professor of English, Emeritus; BA, MA, PhD New York University
Stillman Bradfield (1965), Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Emeritus; BA, MA, PhD Cornell University
Jean M. Calloway (1960), Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus; BA Millsaps College; MA, PhD University of Pennsylvania
Margarita Campos (1986), Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Emerita; BA Mexico City College
Richard N. Carpenter (1979), Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus; BA Albion College; MS Western Michigan University
Henry D. Cohen (1974), Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Emeritus; BA Williams College; MA Harvard University; PhD University of California - Berkley
Ruth L. Collins (1974), Registrar, Emerita; BS, MS University of Wisconsin, Madison
Rhoda E.R. Craig (1980), Professor of Chemistry, Emerita; BSc University of Alberta; PhD Cornell University
C. Kim Cummings (1972), Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Emeritus; BA Harvard College; PhD Washington University
Ralph M. Deal (1962), Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus; BA Oberlin College; MA, PhD Johns Hopkins University
David A. Evans (1965), Professor of Biology, Emeritus; BA Carleton College; MS, PhD University of Wisconsin
Billie T. Fischer (1977), Professor of Art, Emerita; BA University of Kansas; MA, PhD University of Michigan
Donald C. Flesche (1962), Professor of Political Science, Emeritus; BA Drury College; MA, PhD Washington University
Hardy O. Fuchs (1969), Professor of German Language and Literature, Emeritus; BA Kalamazoo College, University of Bonn; MA Indiana University; PhD Michigan State University
Joe K. Fugate (1961), Professor of German Language and Literature and Director of Foreign Study, Emeritus; BA Southern Illinois University; MA, PhD Princeton University
Gail B. Griffin (1977), Professor of English, Emerita; BA Northwestern University; MA, PhD University of Virginia
Ann Haight (1976), Bibliographer and Acquisitions Librarian, Emerita; BA Kalamazoo College, MLS Western Michigan University
Conrad Hilberry (1962), Professor of English, Emeritus; BA Oberlin College; PhD University of Wisconsin
Robert L. Kent (1968), Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus; BS, MA Western Michigan University
Betty G. Lance (1961), Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Emerita; BS, Central Missouri State College; MA University of Missouri; PhD Washington University
Margo R. Light (1962), Professor of German Language and Literature, Emerita; BA Hope College; MA Indiana University; PhD University of Michigan
Letitia A. Loveless (1953), Professor of Physical Education, Emerita; BS University of Illinois; MS University of California in Los Angeles
Marilyn A. Maurer (1969), Professor of Physical Education, Emerita; BS, MA Western Michigan University
Richard L. Means (1961), Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Emeritus; BA Kalamazoo College; BD Colgate Rochester; MA, PhD Cornell University
George M. Nielsen (1963), Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus; BA Ohio Wesleyan University; MA, PhD University of Wisconsin
Paul D. Olexia (1968), Professor of Biology, Emeritus; BA Wabash College; MA State University of New York at Buffalo; PhD University of Tennessee
Sally L. Olexia (1973), Director of Health Sciences and Professor of Biology, Emerita; BS Kent State University; MA, PhD State University of New York at Buffalo
Bernard S. Palchick (1972), Professor of Art, Emeritus; BA Purdue University; MFA Rhode Island School of Design
Lisa Palchick (1982), Dean of Libraries and Information Services, Emerita; BFA Rhode Island School of Design; MA Western Michigan University
Romeo E. Phillips (1968), Professor of Education, Emeritus; BM, MM Roosevelt University; MA Eastern Michigan University; PhD Wayne State University
Eleanor Pinkham (1964), Director of Libraries and Media Services, Emerita; BA Kalamazoo College; MLS Western Michigan University
Franklin A. Presler (1976), Professor of Political Science, Emeritus; BA Oberlin College; MA, PhD University of Chicago
Stanley L. Rajnak (1965), Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus; AB, PhD University of California at Berkeley
Barry F. Ross (1972), Professor of Music, Emeritus; BS Hartt College of Music; MMA, DMA Yale University
David S. Scarrow (1961), Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus; BA Duke University; MA, PhD Harvard University
Waldemar Schmeichel (1974), Professor of Religion, Emeritus; BA Judson College; BD, MA, PhD University of Chicago
Carol Smith (1983), Reference Librarian, Emerita; BA Bryn Mawr College; MLS Western Michigan University
Lawrence Rackley Smith (1963), Professor of Music, Emeritus; BM, MA Northwestern University; PhD Eastman School of Music
T. Jefferson Smith (1967), Professor of Mathematics and College Ringing Master, Emeritus; BA Emory University; MS, PhD University of Wisconsin
Robert Stauffer (1973), Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Emeritus; BA University of Illinois; MA, PhD University of Chicago
Richard T. Stavig (1955), Professor of English, Emeritus; BA Augustana College; MA, PhD Princeton University
David Strauss (1974), Professor of History, Emeritus; BA Amherst College; MA, PhD Columbia University
Lonnie Supnick (1972), Professor of Psychology and Associate Provost, Emeritus; BA City College of New York; MA, PhD Clark University
Philip S. Thomas (1965), Professor of Economics and Business, Emeritus; BA Oberlin College; MA, PhD University of Michigan
J. Mark Thompson (1961), Professor of Religion, Emeritus; BA Harvard College; BD Yale Divinity School; PhD Vanderbilt University
Babette V. Trader (1963), Dean of Academic Advising, Emerita; BA University of Maryland; MS Indiana University
John B. Wickstrom (1966), Professor of History, Emeritus; BA Michigan State University; MA, PhD Yale University
Laurence E. Wilson (1963), Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus; BA Western Washington College; PhD University of Washington
David M. Winch (1967), Professor of Physics, Emeritus; BS, MS John Carroll University; PhD Clarkson College of Technology
Wayne M. Wright (1962), Professor of Physics, Emeritus; BA Bowdoin College; MS, PhD Harvard University

Faculty

Carol S. Anderson (1993), Professor of Religion. BA University of Puget Sound; MA, PhD University of Chicago Divinity School
Kari B. Anderson (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. BA University Kalamazoo College; PhD Michigan State University
Bruno Anili (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science. BA University of Siena, Italy; MA, PhD University of Oregon
Thomas R. Askew (1991), Professor of Physics. BA Gordon College; MS, PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Joseph J. Bangura (2005), Associate Professor of History and African Studies. BA Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone; MA, PhD Dalhousie University, Halifax
Espelencia M. Baptiste (2003), Associate Professor of Anthropology. BA Colgate University; PhD Johns Hopkins University
David E. Barclay (1974), Margaret and Roger Scholten Professor of International Studies. BA, MA University of Florida; PhD Stanford University
Eric Barth (1997), Professor of Mathematics. BM, MA, PhD University of Kansas
Jeffrey A. Bartz (1997), Professor of Chemistry. BS Southwest State University; PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
W. Robert Batsell, Jr. (1999), Professor of Psychology. BA Southern Methodist University; MS, PhD Texas Christian University
Karen Berthel (2000), Associate Professor of Theatre Arts. BA Western Michigan University; MFA American Conservatory Theatre
Karyn J. Boatwright (1998), Associate Professor of Psychology. BA Lee University; MA, PhD Michigan State University
Alyce Brady (1994), Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. BA Bowdoin College; MS, PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lisa Brock (2011), Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership and Associate Professor of History. BA Howard University; MA PhD Northwestern University
Joseph L. Brockington (1979), Professor of German Language and Literature, Associate Provost for International Programs. BA, MA, PhD Michigan State University
Roselee Bundy (1991), Professor of Japanese Language and Literature. AB, MA, PhD University of Chicago
Cynthia Carosella (2001), Instructor in Romance Languages and Literature. BA, MA Western Michigan University
Max G. Cherem (2011), Assistant Professor of Philosophy. BA Kalamazoo College; PhD Northwestern University
Madeline M. Chu (1988), Professor of Chinese Language and Literature. BA National Taiwan University, Taipei; MA, PhD University of Arizona
Arthur L. Cole (2008), Associate Professor of Physics. BA Williams College; MS, PhD Ohio State University
M. Kiran Cunningham (1992), Professor of Anthropology. BA Kalamazoo College; MA, PhD University of Kentucky
Pamela A. Cutter (2001), Associate Professor of Computer Science. BS State University of New York at Fredonia, PhD University of Georgia
Violčne Cuvillier (2013), Visiting Instructor in Romance Languages and Literature. BA, MA Université de Poitiers, France.
John C. Dugas (1995), Arcus Social Justice Leadership Associate Professor of Political Science. BA Louisiana State University; PhD Indiana University–Bloomington
Larissa Dugas (1996), Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literature. BA University of Notre Dame; MA, PhD Indiana University
Jennifer Einspahr (2003), Associate Professor of Political Science. BA Whitman College; PhD Rutgers University
R. Amy Elman (1991), Weber Professor in Social Science. BA Brandeis University; MA, PhD New York University
Péter Érdi (2002), Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies. MSc L. Eötvös University, Budapest; MSc Technical University of Budapest; PhD Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; DSc Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Todd Espeland (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts. MFA University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Thomas G. Evans (1995)
, Professor of Music. BM State University of New York College at Fredonia; MM Boston University; DMA University of Michigan
John B. Fink (1975), Rosemary K. Brown Professor in Mathematics and Computer Science. BA University of Iowa; MS, PhD University of Michigan
Kyla M. Day Fletcher (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. BS Howard University; MS, PhD University of Michigan
Ryan D. Fong (2012), Assistant Professor of English. BA Whittier College; MA, PhD University of California, Davis
Ann M. Fraser (2003), Associate Professor of Biology. BSc Acadia University, Nova Scotia; PhD Harvard University
Dennis J. Frost (2010), Wen Chao Chen Assistant Professor of East Asian Social Sciences. BA Wittenberg University; PhD Columbia University
Jennifer R. Willard Furchak (2007), Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Associate Professor of Chemistry. BA Albion College; MS, PhD University of Michigan
Laura L. Furge (1999), Roger F. and Harriet G. Varney Professor of Chemistry. BA Oberlin College; PhD Vanderbilt University
Shreena Gandhi (2007), Assistant Professor of Religion. BA Swarthmore College, MTS Harvard Divinity School; PhD University of Florida
Adriana M. Garriga-López (2010), Arcus Social Justice Leadership Assistant Professor of Anthropology. BA Rutgers University-New Brunswick; MA, MPhil, PhD Columbia University
Menelik Geremew (2013), Assistant Professor of Economics. BSc Alemaya University, Ethiopia; MSc Addis Ababa University; MA, PhD Texas Tech University
E. Binney Girdler (2001), Associate Professor of Biology. BA University of Virginia; MES Yale University; PhD Princeton University
Gary S. Gregg (1995), Ann V. and Donald R Parfet Distinguished Professor of Psychology. BA University of California, San Diego; PhD University of Michigan
Anne E. Haeckl (1998), Senior Instructor in Classics. BA College of Wooster; MA, PhD candidate University of Michigan
Christine Young-Kyung Hahn (2008), Assistant Professor of Art. BA Carleton College; MA, PhD University of Chicago
Kaori Hatsumi (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology. BA Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo; MA, PhD Columbia University
Jeffrey Haus (2005), Associate Professor of History and Religion. BA University of Michigan; PhD Brandeis University
Marin L. Heinritz (2003), Assistant Professor of Journalism. BA Kalamazoo College; MS Boston University; PhD Western Michigan University
Jeanne Hess (1987), Professor of Physical Education and Head Coach of Volleyball. BA University of Michigan; MA Western Michigan University
Yue Hong (2009), Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature. BA, MA Peking University; MA University of Colorado; PhD Harvard University
Autumn B. Hostetter (2008), Assistant Professor of Psychology. BS Berry College; PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
Patrik T. Hultberg (2004), Associate Professor of Economics. BA Ohio Wesleyan University; PhD Rice University
Ahmed M. Hussen (1985), Edward and Virginia Van Dalson Professor of Economics and Business. BA Lewis and Clark College; MS, PhD Oregon State University
Michele Intermont (1998), Associate Professor of Mathematics. AB College of the Holy Cross; MS, PhD University of Notre Dame
Tim Kailing (2008), Visiting Instructor in Biology. AB Earlham College; MA Princeton University
Amelia V. Katanski (2000), Associate Professor of English. BA Kalamazoo College; MA University of California–Los Angeles; MA, PhD Tufts University
Andrew Koehler (2006), Associate Professor of Music. BA Yale University; MM Northwestern University
Richard Koenig (1998), Genevieve U. Gilmore Professor of Art. BFA Pratt Institute; MFA Indiana University
Maksim Kokushkin (2009), Assistant Professor of Sociology. MBA Sofia University, Bulgaria; MA Central European University, Warsaw; PhD University of Missouri-Columbia
Amy M. Lane (2010), Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology. BA University of Michigan-Flint; MA, PhD University of Missouri-Columbia
James A. Langeland (1996), Upjohn Professor of Life Sciences. BA Kalamazoo College; PhD University of Wisconsin
Christopher Latiolais (1990), Associate Professor of Philosophy. BA University of California–Berkeley; MA, PhD University of California, San Diego
Charlene Boyer Lewis (2002), Professor of History. BA Kalamazoo College; MA American University; PhD University of Virginia
James E. Lewis, Jr. (2004), Associate Professor of History. BA College of William and Mary; MA American University; PhD University of Virginia
Michael J. Lieberman (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics. BA Reed College, PhD University of Michigan
Sarah Lindley (2001), Associate Professor of Art. BFA New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; MFA University of Washington
Brittany S. Liu (2014), Assistant Professor of Psychology. BA Claremont McKenna College; MA, PhD University of California, Irvine
Katie MacLean (2002), Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature. BA Dalhousie University, Halifax; MA Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario; PhD Duke University
Amy MacMillan (2012), L. Lee Styker Assistant Professor of Business Management. BA Colgate University; MBA Harvard University
Elizabeth A. Manwell (2004), Sally Appleton Kirkpatrick Associate Professor of Classical Studies. BA Ohio State University; MA University of Cincinnati; PhD University of Chicago
Arturo Márquez-Gómez (2013), Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literature. BA, MA University of Chile, Santiago; MA Middlebury College; MA, PhD Brown University
Priya A. Mathew (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. BS University of Texas, Austin; PhD Vanderbilt University
Michael A. McDonald (2008), Provost and Professor of Mathematics. BS Davidson College; MA, PhD Duke University
Sarah Elizabeth McDowell (2011), Assistant Professor of Physics. BA Carleton College; PhD University of Michigan
Hannah J. McKinney (1989), Professor of Economics and Business. AB University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD University of Pennsylvania
Ed Menta (1986), James B. Stone College Professor of Theatre Arts. BA Southern Connecticut State University; MFA University of Connecticut; PhD Michigan State University
Kathleen Milliken (2003), Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Head Coach of Swimming; and Assistant Athletic Director. BA Denison University; MA Western Michigan University
Bruce E. Mills (1992), Professor of English. BA Wartburg College; MA, PhD University of Iowa
Timothy Moffit (1998), Associate Professor of Economics and Business. BA Kalamazoo College; MBA Dartmouth College; DBA Nova Southeastern University
D. Blaine Moore (2001), Associate Professor of Biology. BS University of North Florida; PhD University of Florida
Simona Moti (2013), Assistant Professor of German Studies. BA, MA West University of Timisoara, Romania; MA, PhD University of California, Irvine.
Andrew Mozina (1999), Professor of English. BA Northwestern University; MA Boston University; MA, PhD Washington University
Eric D. Nordmoe (1996), Associate Professor of Mathematics. BA, MBA University of Chicago; PhD Northwestern University
Jennifer Perry (2010), Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. BS St. Olaf College; PhD University of Minnesota
Taylor G. Petrey (2010), Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Assistant Professor of Religion. BA Pace University; MTS, ThD Harvard University Divinity School
Zaide E. Pixley (1984), Adjunct Associate Professor of Music, Dean of the First Year and Advising. BMus Hope College; MA City University of New York Hunter College; PhD University of Michigan
Elizabeth Platte (2013), Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. BA Kalamazoo College; MA, PhD University of Michigan
Patricia Ponto (1986), Director of Counseling with the rank of Assistant Professor of Psychology. BA, MA, PhD Michigan State University
Lanford J. Potts (1997), Professor of Theatre Arts. BA Valparaiso University; MFA Michigan State University
Jon A. Reeves (2005), Visiting Instructor in Theatre Arts and Director of Technical Theatre and Design. BA University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Thomas W. Rice (1993), Robert and Jo-Ann Stewart Professor of Art. BFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University; MFA University of Georgia
William C. Richardson (2005), College Professor of Policy. BA Trinity College; MBA, PhD University of Chicago
Mark J. Riley (2007), Head Coach of Men's Tennis with the rank of Instructor in Physical Education, and Director of USTA Boy's 18 and 16 National Championships. BA Kalamazoo College
María J. Romero-Eshuis (2001), Instructor in Romance Languages and Literature. BA Universidad de Extremadura, Spain; MA Michigan State University
Shanna M. Salinas (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of English. BA University of California, Los Angeles; MA, PhD University of California, Santa Barbara
Diane Seuss (1988), Writer in Residence. BA Kalamazoo College, MSW Western Michigan University
Daniel Sievewright (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Director of Mathematics/Physics Center. BA, PhD Western Michigan University
Babli Sinha (2008), Assistant Professor of English. BA Washington and Lee University; MA Indiana University; MA, PhD University of Chicago
Greg A. Slough (1997), Professor of Chemistry. BA Goshen College; PhD Pennsylvania State University
Amy L. Smith (2002), Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English. BA Allegheny College; MA, PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Kathleen W. Smith (1972), Professor of Romance Languages and Literature. BA Mundelein College; MA, PhD University of Wisconsin
Kristen J. Smith (1994), Director of Athletics with the rank of Assistant Professor of Physical Education. BA Hope College; MA Western Michigan University
Thomas J. Smith (1978), Dorothy H. Heyl Professor of Chemistry. BS Illinois Benedictine College; PhD Purdue University
Janet Solberg (1988), Professor of Romance Languages and Literature. BA Macalester College; MA, PhD University of Minnesota
Michael J. Sosulski (2004), Associate Professor of German. BS Georgetown University; MA, PhD University of Chicago
Paul R. Sotherland (1985), Associate Provost and Professor of Biology. BS Carroll College; MS, PhD Colorado State University
Regina Stevens-Truss (2000), Kurt D. Kaufman Associate Professor of Chemistry. BA Rutgers University; PhD University of Toledo
Charles A. Stull (1996), Senior Instructor in Economics and Business. BA Northwestern University; MS, PhD candidate University of Wisconsin, Madison
Noriko Akimoto Sugimori (2009), Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Literature. BA Toyama University, Japan; MA Columbia University; MA Michigan State University; PhD Boston University
Siu-Lan Tan (1998), Associate Professor of Psychology. BMus Pacific Union College; MA, PhD Georgetown University
Silvia Tita (2013), Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. BA University of Arts, Bucharest; BA Polytechnic University, Bucharest; MA University of Toronto; PhD University of Michigan
Jan Tobochnik (1985), Dow Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences. BA Amherst College; PhD Cornell University
Leslie T. Tung (1986), Professor of Music. BA Yale University; MM Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; DMA School of Music, University of Southern California
Rosalia F. Tungaraza (2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. BA Mount Holyoke; MSc, PhD University of Washington, Seattle
James R. Turner, Jr. (1995), Professor of Music. BA Mars Hill College; MM Louisiana State University
Enid M. Valle (1989), Professor of Romance Languages and Literature. BA University of Puerto Rico; MA, PhD University of Michigan
Andrea Walther (2010), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. BS Ohio Northern University; MS, PhD University of Michigan
Janelle Werner (2009), Marlene Crandell Francis Assistant Professor of History. AB Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD University of North Carolina
Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran (2005), President and Professor of Education. BA Pomona College; MA, PhD Claremont Graduate University
Amanda C. Wollenberg (2014), Assistant Professor of Biology. BA St. Olaf College; PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael S. Wollenberg (2014), Assistant Professor of Biology. BA Swarthmore College; PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jason Yost (2011), Visiting Assistant Professor of English. AB Cornell University; AM, PhD University of Chicago