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Resources for Chairs & Directors

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

2018-19 Chairs & Directors Notebook

Five College Faculty Exchange/Borrow Information and Forms

Department/Program Name
African Studies Jeffrey Ahlman
Africana Studies Cornelia Pearsall
American Studies Kevin Rozario
Ancient Studies Pat Coby
Anthropology Fernando Armstrong-Fumero
Archaeology Barbara Kellum
Archives Concentration Kelly Anderson
Art Lynne Yamamoto
Art (Associate Chair) Barbara Kellum
Arts & Technology Barbara Kellum
Astronomy James Lowenthal
Biochemistry Stan Scordilis
Biological Sciences Christine White-Ziegler
Book Studies Concentration Shannon K. Supple
Buddhist Studies Jamie Hubbard1
Andy Rotman2
Chemistry Kate Queeney
Classical Languages & Literatures Thalia Pandiri
Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration Phil Peake
Comparative Literature Anna Botta1
Craig Davis2
Computer Science Nicholas Howe1
Charles Staelin2
Dance Angie Hauser
Five College Dance Rodger Blum
East Asian Languages & Literatures Kimberly Kono
East Asian Studies Suzanne Gottschang1
Ernest Benz2
Economics Andrew Zimbalist
Education & Child Study Sam Intrator
Engineering Andrew Guswa
English Language & Literature Michael Thurston1
Nancy Bradbury2
Environmental Concentration: Climate Change James Lowenthal,
Joanne Benkley
Environmental Concentration: Food Sustainability Joanne Benkley
Environmental Science & Policy Amy Rhodes
Ethics Al Mosley
Exercise & Sport Studies Barbara Brehm-Curtis1
Lynn Oberbillig2
Film & Media Studies Alexandra Keller
First-Year Seminars Rick Millington
French Studies Dawn Fulton
Geosciences John Brady
German Studies Joel Westerdale
Global Financial Institutions Concentration Mahnaz Mahdavi
Global South Development Studies Gregory White
Government Gregory White
History Darcy Buerkle
History of Science & Technology Jeffry Ramsey
Italian Studies Giovanna Bellesia
Jewish Studies Ernest Benz1
Justin Cammy2
Landscape Studies Ann Leone
Latin American & Latino/a Studies Michelle Joffroy
Linguistics Jill de Villiers
Logic Jay L. Garfield
Marine Science & Policy Paulette Peckol
Mathematics & Statistics Christopher Gole
Medieval Studies Joshua Birk
Middle East Studies Steven Heydemann
Museums Concentration Jessica Nicoll
Music Steve Waksman
Neuroscience Mary Harrington
Philosophy Jay L. Garfield
Physics Courtney Lannert
Poetry Concentration Matt Donovan
Psychology Peter de Villiers
Public Policy Donald Baumer
Religion Joel Kaminsky
Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Serguei Glebov
Sociology Nancy Whittier
South Asian Studies Nalini Bhushan1
Andy Rotman2
Spanish & Portuguese Ibtissam Bouachrine
Statistical and Data Sciences Peter de Villiers
Study of Women & Gender Carrie N. Baker
Theatre Daniel Kramer
Translations Studies Concentration Janie Vanpée
Urban Studies Randy Bartlett

1Fall , 2Spring

Department/Program Name Extension
African Studies Sherry Wingfield 3602
Africana Studies David Osepowicz 3572
American Studies Terie Fleury 3589
Ancient Studies Lyn Minnich 3702
Anthropology Lea Ahlen 3510
Archaeology Rebecca Davis 3102
Archives Concentration Rachel Siegel 3390
Art Rebecca Davis
Robin MacEwan
Astronomy Laura Fountain-Cincotta 3349
Biochemistry Amy Avard 3806
Biological Sciences Amy Avard 3806
Book Studies Concentration Nichole Calero 2973
Buddhist Studies Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Chemistry Amy Avard 3806
Classical Languages & Literatures Chrissie Bell 3679
Comparative Literature Jennifer Roberts 3302
Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration

Arianna Collins

Computer Science Daryl Jett 3804
Dance Melinda Buckwalter 3232
East Asian Languages & Literatures Kathleen Gauger 3591
East Asian Studies Kathleen Gauger 3591
Economics Sherry Wingfield 3602
Education & Child Study Marjorie Postal 3250
Engineering Kristin Morse 7000
English Language & Literature Jennifer Roberts 3302
Environmental Concentrations Joanne Benkley 3951
Environmental Science & Policy Joanne Benkley 3951
Ethics Chrissie Bell 3679
Exercise & Sport Studies Rachel Cook 3970
Film and Media Studies   3008
French Studies Jennifer Blackburn 3360
First-Year Seminars Sherry Wingfield 3602
Geosciences Donna Kortes 3805
German Studies Michelle Finley 3402
Global Financial Institutions Concentration Jennifer Kennedy 3653
Global South Development Studies David Osepowicz 3414
Government Lea Ahlen 3510
History Lyn Minnich 3702
History of Science & Technology Daryl Jett 3804
Italian Studies Michelle Finley 3402
Jewish Studies Rachel Siegel 3390
Landscape Studies David Osepowicz 3414
Latin American & Latino/a Studies Lea Ahlen 3510
Logic Chrissie Bell 3679
Marine Sciences Five College Program
Mathematics & Statistics Donna Kortes 3805
Medieval Studies Lyn Minnich 3702
Middle East Studies Sherry Wingfield 3602
Music Linda Shaughnessy 3152
Music Jaz Tupelo Dand 3150
Neuroscience Amy Avard 3806
Philosophy Chrissie Bell 3679
Physics Laura Fountain-Cincotta 3349
Poetry Center Jennifer Blackburn 3360
Poetry Concentration Jennifer Blackburn 3360
Psychology Laura Fountain-Cincotta 3349
Public Policy Sherry Wingfield 3589
Religion Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Sociology Terie Fleury 3589
South Asia Concentration Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Spanish & Portuguese Michelle Finley 3402
Statistical and Data Sciences Daryl Jett 3804
Study of Women & Gender Rachel Siegel 3390
Theatre Alicia Guidotti 3204
Theatre Joan Hornbuckle 3202
Translations Studies Concentration   4905
Urban Studies Sherry Wingfield 3602

Monthly Meetings With Deans

Chairs and directors have regular meetings with the deans. Unless otherwise noted, meetings take place on Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m.



Date Time & Location
August 30, 2018
Chairs & Directors Retreat
8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Alumnae House Conference Hall
September 14, 2018 Alumnae House Conference Hall
October 12, 2018 Alumnae House Conference Hall
November 9, 2018 Alumnae House Conference Hall
December 7, 2018 Alumnae House Conference Hall
February 1, 2019 Alumnae House Conference Hall
March 1, 2019 Alumnae House Conference Hall
March 22, 2019 Alumnae House Conference Hall
April 19, 2019 Alumnae House Conference Hall
May 10, 2019 Alumnae House Conference Hall