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Chairs & Directors

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.

2017-18 Chairs & Directors Notebook (forthcoming)

Five College Faculty Exchange/Borrow Information and Forms

Department/Program Name
African Studies Katwiwa Mule
Africana Studies Louis Wilson
American Studies Kevin Rozario1
Rick Millington2
Ancient Studies Susan Levin
Anthropology Fernando Armstrong-Fumero
Archaeology Barbara Kellum
Archives Concentration Kelly Anderson
Art Dana Leibsohn1
Barbara Kellum2
Art (Associate Chair) Fraser Stables
Arts & Technology Joseph O'Rourke
Astronomy James Lowenthal
Biochemistry Stan Scordilis
Biological Sciences Christine White-Ziegler
Book Studies Concentration Nancy Bradbury1
Doug Patey2
Buddhist Studies Jay Garfield
Chemistry Kate Queeney
Classical Languages & Literatures Scott Bradbury
Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration Phil Peake
Comparative Literature Katwiwa Mule
Computer Science Nicholas Howe1
Dominique Thiebaut2
Dance Angie Hauser
Five College Dance Rodger Blum
East Asian Languages & Literatures Sujane Wu
East Asian Studies Marnie Anderson
Economics Andrew Zimbalist
Education & Child Study Lucy Mule
Engineering Andrew Guswa
English Language & Literature Michael Thurston
Environmental Concentration: Climate Change Robert Newton, James Lowenthal
Environmental Concentration: Food Sustainability Robert Newton, Paul Wetzel
Environmental Science & Policy Amy Rhodes
Ethics Susan Levin
Exercise & Sport Studies Barbara Brehm-Curtis
Film & Media Studies Alexandra Keller
First-Year Seminars Rick Millington
French Studies Hélène Visentin
Geosciences Bosiljka Glumac
German Studies Charles Staelin
Global Financial Institutions Concentration Mahnaz Mahdavi
Global South Development Studies Gregory White
Government Gregory White
History Richard Lim
History of Science & Technology Jeffry Ramsey
Italian Studies Giovanna Bellesia
Jewish Studies Justin Cammy
Landscape Studies Ann Leone
Latin American & Latino/a Studies Michelle Joffroy
Linguistics Jill de Villiers
Logic Jay Garfield
Marine Science & Policy Paulette Peckol, L. David Smith
Mathematics & Statistics Julianna Tymoczko
Medieval Studies Joshua Birk
Middle East Studies Steven Heydemann
Museums Concentration Jessica Nicoll
Music Steve Waksman
Neuroscience Mary Harrington
Philosophy Jeffry Ramsey
Physics Courtney Lannert
Poetry Concentration Ellen Watson
Psychology Peter de Villiers
Public Policy Donald Baumer
Religion Vera Shevzov
Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Vera Shevzov
Sociology Nancy Whittier
South Asia Concentration Andy Rotman1, Nalini Bhushan2
Spanish & Portuguese Maria Helena Rueda
Statistical and Data Sciences Joseph O'Rourke1, Ben Baumer2
Study of Women & Gender Carrie Baker
Theatre Daniel Kramer
Translations Studies Concentration Janie Vanpée
Urban Studies Randy Bartlett



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 3102
Art Siviva Levana 3103
Astronomy Laura Fountain-Cincotta 3349
Athletics Donna Gingras 2706
Biochemistry Kelly DeForest 4324
Biological Sciences Amy Avard 3806
Book Studies Concentration Nichole Calero 2973
Buddhist Studies Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Chemistry Kelly DeForest 4324
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 3293
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 Anne Wibiralske 3332
Ethics Chrissie Bell 3679
Exercise & Sport Studies Rachel Cook 3970
Film and Media Studies Gwen Dwyer 4890
French Studies Jennifer Blackburn 3360
First-Year Seminars Sherry Wingfield 3602
Geosciences Donna Kortes 3805
German Studies Michelle Finley 3402
Global Financial Institutions Concentration Judith Fountain 3654
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 Sara Lark 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 29, 2017
Chairs & Directors Retreat
9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Alumnae House Conference Hall
September 22, 2017 Alumnae House Conference Hall
October 6, 2017 Alumnae House Conference Hall
November 17, 2017 Alumnae House Conference Hall
December 15, 2017 Alumnae House Conference Hall
January 23, 2018
Retreat with CAP
Noon-5 p.m.
Alumnae House Conference Hall
February 16, 2018 Alumnae House Conference Hall
March 9, 2018 Alumnae House Conference Hall
March 30, 2018 Alumnae House Conference Hall
April 20, 2018 Alumnae House Conference Hall
May 11, 2018 Alumnae House Conference Hall