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Chairs & Directors

Resources for Chairs

The Smith faculty is committed to a strongly democratic system of governance at the department and program levels. In that spirit, department and program chairs, in consultation with department and program faculty, are responsible for long- and short-term program vision and curricular planning.

Department/Program Name
African Studies Jeffrey Ahlman
Africana Studies Susan Levin
American Studies Kevin Rozario
Ancient Studies Pat Coby
Anthropology Caroline Melly
Archaeology Rebecca Worsham
Archives Concentration Kelly Anderson
Art Lynne Yamamoto
Art (Associate Chair) Frazer Ward
Arts & Technology Joseph O'Rourke
Astronomy James Lowenthal
Biochemistry Stylianos Scordilis
Biological Sciences Christine White-Ziegler
Book Studies Concentration Shannon K. Supple1
Lily Gurton-Wachter2
Buddhist Studies Andy Rotman
Chemistry Kate Queeney
Classical Languages & Literatures Thalia Pandiri
Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration Lisa Armstrong
Computer Science Joseph O'Rourke
Dance Lester Tomé 
Five College Dance Rodger Blum
East Asian Languages & Literatures Kimberly Kono
East Asian Studies Marnie Anderson
Economics Roisin O'Sullivan
Education & Child Study Lucy Mule
Engineering Andrew Guswa
English Language & Literature Rick Millington
Environmental Concentration: Climate Change James Lowenthal
Joanne Benkley
Environmental Concentration: Food Sustainability Denise McKahn
Joanne Benkley
Environmental Science & Policy L. David Smith
Ethics Al Mosley
Exercise & Sport Studies Barbara Brehm-Curtis
Exercise & Sport Studies (Associate Chair) Lynn Oberbillig
Film & Media Studies Alexandra Keller
First-Year Seminars Rick Millington
French Studies Dawn Fulton
Geosciences Sara Pruss
German Studies Judith Keyler-Meyer
Global Financial Institutions Concentration Mahnaz Mahdavi
Global South Development Studies Greg White
Government Donald Baumer
History Darcy Buerkle
History of Science & Technology Jeffry Ramsey
Italian Studies Giovanna Bellesia
Jewish Studies Justin Cammy1
Ernest Benz2
Landscape Studies Steve Moga
Latin American & Latino/a Studies Dana Leibsohn
Linguistics Jill de Villiers
Logic Jay L. Garfield
Marine Science & Policy Paulette Peckol
Mathematics & Statistics Christophe Golé
Medieval Studies Brigitte Buettner
Middle East Studies Steven Heydemann
Museums Concentration Jessica Nicoll
Music Joel Pitchon
Neuroscience Mary Harrington
Philosophy Jay L. Garfield1
Nalini Bhushan2
Physics Courtney Lannert
Poetry Concentration Matt Donovan
Psychology MJ Wraga
Public Policy Donald Baumer
Religion Joel Kaminsky
Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Serguei Glebov
Sociology Payal Banerjee
South Asian Studies Andy Rotman
Spanish & Portuguese Ibtissam Bouachrine
Statistical and Data Sciences Peter de Villiers
Study of Women & Gender Carrie N. Baker
Theatre Ellen Kaplan
Translation Studies Concentration Reyes Lázaro
Urban Studies Randy Bartlett
World Literatures Craig Davis1
Anna Botta2

1Fall , 2Spring

Department/Program Name Extension
African Studies Zachary Bergeron-Clearwood 3502
Africana Studies David Osepowicz 3572
American Studies   3589
Ancient Studies Lyn Minnich 3702
Anthropology Zachary Bergeron-Clearwood 3503
Archaeology Rebecca Davis 3102
Archives Concentration Lorraine Hedger 3390
Art Rebecca Davis
Robin MacEwan
Astronomy Laura Fountain-Cincotta 3349
Biochemistry Amy Avard 3806
Biological Sciences Elizabeth Iola Sylvan 6598
Book Studies Concentration Nichole Calero 2973
Buddhist Studies Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Chemistry Amy Avard 3806
Classical Languages & Literatures Chrissie Bell 3679
World Literature Jennifer Roberts 3302
Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration   3060
Computer Science Daryl Jett 3804
Dance Melinda Buckwalter 3232
East Asian Languages & Literatures Kathleen Gauger 3591
East Asian Studies Kathleen Gauger 3591
Economics Zachary Bergeron-Clearwood 3503
Education & Child Study Marjorie Postal 3250
Engineering Kristin Morse 7000
English Language & Literature Jennifer Roberts 3302
Environmental Concentrations Veeka Trofimova 3352
Environmental Science & Policy Veeka Trofimova 3352
Ethics Chrissie Bell 3679
Exercise & Sport Studies Alexis Pothul 3970
Film and Media Studies Anna Goudreau 3152
French Studies Jennifer Blackburn 3360
First-Year Seminars Lorraine Hedger 3390
Geosciences Donna Kortes 3805
German Studies Michelle Finley 3402
Global Financial Institutions Concentration Jennifer Kennedy 3653
Global South Development Studies David Osepowicz 3414
Government Lyn Minnich 3702
History Lyn Minnich 3702
History of Science & Technology Daryl Jett 3804
Italian Studies Michelle Finley 3402
Jewish Studies Lorraine Hedger 3390
Landscape Studies David Osepowicz 3414
Latin American & Latino/a Studies   3589
Logic Chrissie Bell 3679
Marine Sciences Five College Program
Mathematics & Statistics Donna Kortes 3805
Medieval Studies Lyn Minnich 3702
Middle East Studies Zachary Bergeron-Clearwood 3503
Music Anna Goudreau 3152
Music Jaz Tupelo Dand 3150
Neuroscience Kristin Morse 7000
Philosophy Chrissie Bell 3679
Physics Laura Fountain-Cincotta 3349
Poetry Concentration Jennifer Blackburn 3360
Psychology Laura Fountain-Cincotta 3349
Public Policy Zachary Bergeron-Clearwood 3503
Religion Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Sociology   3589
South Asia Concentration Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Spanish & Portuguese Michelle Finley 3402
Statistical and Data Sciences Daryl Jett 3804
Study of Women & Gender Lorraine Hedger 3390
Theatre Alicia Guidotti 3204
Theatre Joan Hornbuckle 3202
Translations Studies Concentration Laura Gomez 4905
Urban Studies Zachary Bergeron-Clearwood 3503

Monthly Meetings With Deans

Chairs have regular meetings with the deans. Unless otherwise noted, meetings take place on Fridays from 1:20-2:35 p.m.  Chairs Notebook


Date Time & Location
August 29, 2019
Retreat, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Paradise Rm, Conference Center
September 13, 2019 Alumnae House Conference Hall
October 11, 2019 Alumnae House Conference Hall
November 15, 2019 Alumnae House Conference Hall
December 13, 2019 Alumnae House Conference Hall
February 7, 2020 Alumnae House Conference Hall
March 13, 2020 Alumnae House Conference Hall
April 10, 2020 Alumnae House Conference Hall
May 8, 2020 Alumnae House Conference Hall