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

David Barclay (1974), Professor of International Studies, Emeritus. BA, MA University of Florida; PhD Stanford University

Mary Beth Birch (1988), Professor of Music, Emerita. MusB Northwestern 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

Madeline M. Chu (1988), Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, Emerita. BA National Taiwan University, Taipei; MA, PhD University of Arizona

Henry D. Cohen (1974), Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Emeritus. BA Williams College; MA Harvard University; PhD University of California – Berkeley

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

John B. Fink (1975), Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus. BA University of Iowa; MS, PhD University of Michigan

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

Jeanne Hess (1987), Professor of Physical Education, Emerita and Head Coach of Volleyball. BA University of Michigan; MA Western Michigan University

Ahmed M. Hussen (1985),
 Professor of Economics and Business, Emeritus. BA Lewis and Clark College; MS, PhD Oregon State University

Robert L. Kent (1968), Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus. BS, MA Western Michigan University

Margo R. Light (1962), Professor of German Language and Literature, Emerita. BA Hope College; MA Indiana University; PhD University of Michigan

Marilyn A. Maurer (1969), Professor of Physical Education, Emerita. BS, MA Western Michigan University

Ed Menta (1986), James A.B. Stone College Professor of Theatre Arts, Emeritus. BA Southern Connecticut State University, MFA University of Connecticut, PhD Michigan State 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

Zaide E. Pixley (1984), Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Dean of the First Year and Advising, Emerita. BMus Hope College; MA City University of New York Hunter College; PhD
University of Michigan

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

Janet Solberg (1988), Professor of French, Emerita. BA Macalester College; MA, PhD University of Minnesota

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

Diane Seuss (1988), Writer in Residence and Assistant Professor of English. Emerita. BA, MSW Western Michigan University

Elizabeth Sloan Smith (1993), Reference Librarian, Emerita. BA Kalamazoo College; AMLS University of Michigan

Paul Smithson (1971), Technical Services and Rare Books Librarian, Emeritus. BA Kalamazoo College; MLS, MLA Western Michigan University

Greg A. Slough (1997), Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. BA Goshen College, PhD Pennsylvania State University

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

Kathleen White Smith (1972), Professor of French, Emerita. BA Mundelein College, MA, PhD University of Wisconsin

Thomas J. Smith (1978), Dorothy H. Heyl Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. BS Illinois Benedictine College, PhD Purdue University

Janet Solberg (1988), Professor of French, Emerita. BA Macalester College; MA, PhD University of Minnesota

Paul R. Sotherland (1985), Professor of Biology, Emeritus. BS Carroll College; MS, PhD Colorado State University

Robert Stauffer (1973), Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Emeritus. BA University of Illinois; MA, PhD University of Chicago

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

Leslie T. Tung (1986), Professor of Music, Emeritus; BA Yale University. MM Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; DMA University of Southern California

James Turner (1994), Professor of Music and Music Director of Kalamazoo Bach Festival, Emeritus. BA Mars Hill College, MM Louisiana State 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

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

Hannah J. Apps (1989), Thomas K. Kreilick Professor of Economics. AB University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD University of Pennsylvania

Thomas R. Askew (1991), Professor of Physics. BA Gordon College; MS, PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Espelencia M. Baptiste (2003), Associate Professor of Anthropology. BA Colgate University; PhD Johns Hopkins University

Eric Barth (1997), Assistant Provost of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and Professor of Mathematics. BM, MA, PhD University of Kansas

Jeffrey A. Bartz (1997), Kurt D. Kaufman 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

Oliver Baez Bendorf (2018) Assistant Professor of English. BA University of Iowa; MA University of Wisconsin-Madison

Justin A. Berry (2014), Associate Professor of Political Science. BA Villanova University; MA Loyola Marymount University; MA Fielding Graduate Institute; PhD University of Southern California

Karyn J. Boatwright (1998), Associate Professor of Psychology. BA Lee University; MA, PhD Michigan State University

Beau Bothwell (2014), Associate Professor of Music. BA Lee University; MA, PhD Michigan State University

Alyce Brady (1994), Rosemary K. Brown Professor in Mathematics and Computer Science. BA Bowdoin College; MS, PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Lisa Brock (2011), Professor of History. BA Howard University; MA PhD Northwestern University

Anne Marie Butler (2019), Assistant Professor of Art History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality. BA Scripps College; MA New York University; PhD State University of New York

Cynthia Carosella (2001),
 Instructor in Spanish. BA, MA Western Michigan University

Christina B. Carroll (2016), Marlene Crandell Francis Assistant Professor of History. BA Vassar College; MA, PhD University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Aurélie Chatton (2017), 
Assistant Professor of French. BA Université de Nantes, France; MA Université de Provence, France; PhD New York University

Max G. Cherem (2011),
 Marlene Crandell Francis Associate Professor of Philosophy. BA Kalamazoo College; PhD Northwestern University

Arthur L. Cole (2008),
 Associate Professor of Physics. BA Williams College; MS, PhD Ohio State University

Pamela A. Cutter (2001),
Associate Professor of Computer Science. BS State University of New York at Fredonia, PhD University of Georgia

John C. Dugas (1995), 
Margaret and Roger Scholten Associate Professor of International Studies. BA Louisiana State University; PhD Indiana University–Bloomington

Larissa Dugas (1996),
 Assistant Professor of French. 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

Thomas G. Evans (1995),
 Professor of Music. BM State University of New York College at Fredonia; MM Boston University; DMA University of Michigan

Tris Faulkner (2021), Assistant Professor of Spanish. BA Louisiana State University; MA Wake Forest University; MSc PhD Georgetown University

Kyla M. Day Fletcher (2012), 
Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Associate Professor of Psychology. BS Howard University; MS, PhD University of Michigan

Ryan D. Fong (2012),
 Associate Professor of English. BA Whittier College; MA, PhD University of California, Davis

Ann M. Fraser (2003), 
Professor of Biology. BSc Acadia University, Nova Scotia; PhD Harvard University

Dennis J. Frost (2010),
 Wen Chao Chen Associate Professor of East Asian Social Sciences. BA Wittenberg University; PhD Columbia University

Jennifer R. Willard Furchak (2007),
 Associate Professor of Chemistry. BA Albion College; MS, PhD University of Michigan

Francesca Gandini (2019),
 Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics. MA University of Edinburg; MA University of Michigan; PhD candidate University of Michigan

Adriana M. Garriga-López (2010),
 Associate Professor of Anthropology. BA Rutgers University-New Brunswick; MA, MPhil, PhD Columbia University

Menelik Geremew (2013),
 Stephen B. Monroe Associate Professor of Money and Banking. BSc Alemaya University, Ethiopia; MSc Addis Ababa University; MA, PhD Texas Tech University

E. Binney Girdler (2001),
 Professor of Biology. BA University of Virginia; MES Yale University; PhD Princeton University

Jorge G. Gonzalez (2016),
 President and Professor of Economics and Business. BA Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico; MA, PhD Michigan State 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

Christine Young-Kyung Hahn (2008),
 Associate Professor of Art. BA Carleton College; MA, PhD University of Chicago

Jeffrey Haus (2005),
 Professor of History and Religion. BA University of Michigan; PhD Brandeis University

Marin L. Heinritz (2003),
 Associate Professor of English. BA Kalamazoo College; MS Boston University; PhD Western Michigan University

Autumn B. Hostetter (2008), 
Professor of Psychology. BS Berry College; PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Patrik T. Hultberg (2004),
 Edward and Virginia Van Dalson Professor of Economics. BA Ohio Wesleyan University; PhD Rice University

Michele Intermont (1998),
 Associate Professor of Mathematics. AB College of the Holy Cross; MS, PhD University of Notre Dame

Amelia V. Katanski (2000),
 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

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),
 Professor of History. BA College of William and Mary; MA American University; PhD University of Virginia

Sarah Lindley (2001), 
Arcus Social Justice Leadership Professor of Art and Art History. BFA New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; MFA University of Washington

Brittany S. Liu (2014),
 Associate Professor of Psychology. BA Claremont McKenna College; MA, PhD University of California, Irvine

Christopher J. Ludwa (2017), 
Assistant Professor of Music and Music Director of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival. BMEd, MM, DMA Indiana University

Katie MacLean (2002),
 Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Spanish. BA Dalhousie University, Halifax; MA Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; PhD Duke University

Amy MacMillan (2012),
 L. Lee Stryker Associate Professor of Business Management. BA Colgate University; MBA Harvard University

Ivett López Malagamba (2017), 
Assistant Professor of Spanish. BA, PhD University of California, Berkeley

Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada (2018), 
Assistant Professor of Religion. BA Vassar College; MA, PhD Princeton University

Elizabeth A. Manwell (2004),
 Sally Appleton Kirkpatrick Professor of Classical Studies. BA Ohio State University; MA University of Cincinnati; PhD University of Chicago

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), Professor of Biology. BS University of North Florida; PhD University of Florida

Andrew Mozina (1999), Professor of English. BA Northwestern University; MA Boston University; MA, PhD Washington University

Eric D. Nordmoe (1996), Professor of Mathematics. BA, MBA University of Chicago; PhD Northwestern University

Stephen Oloo (2015), Assistant Professor of Mathematics. BA Amherst; MA, PhD University of Massachusetts

Jennifer Perry (2010), Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. BS St. Olaf College; PhD University of Minnesota

Taylor G. Petrey (2010), Associate Professor of Religion. BA Pace University; MTS, ThD Harvard University Divinity School

Lanford J. Potts (1997), Professor of Theatre Arts. BA Valparaiso University; MFA Michigan State University

Ren Pruis (2000), Professor of Theatre Arts. BA Western Michigan University; MFA American Conservatory Theatre

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

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

Rochelle Rojas (2018), Assistant Professor of History. BA, MA University of Florida; MA PhD Duke University

María J. Romero-Eshuis (2001), Instructor in Spanish. BA Universidad de Extremadura, Spain; MA Michigan State University

Santiago Salinas (2015), Robert F. and Harriet G. Varney Associate Professor of Biology. BA College of the Atlantic; PhD Stony Brook University

Shanna M. Salinas (2011), Arcus Social Justice Leadership Associate Professor of English. BA University of California, Los Angeles; MA, PhD University of California, Santa Barbara

Kathryn Sederberg (2017), Assistant Professor of German Studies. BA St. Olaf College; PhD University of Michigan

Babli Sinha (2008), Associate Professor of English. BA Washington and Lee University; MA Indiana University; MA, PhD University of Chicago

Amy L. Smith (2002), Professor of English. BA Allegheny College; MA, PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Diomedes Rabago (2014), Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. BA Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico; MA Western Michigan University; PhD Michigan State University

Regina Stevens-Truss (2000), 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), Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature. BA Toyama University, Japan; MA Columbia University; MA Michigan State University; PhD Boston University

Siu-Lan Tan (1998), James A. B. Stone College Professor of Psychology. BMus Pacific Union College; MA, PhD Georgetown University

Sara Tanis (2018), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. BS Western Michigan University; MS, PhD Michigan State University

Jan Tobochnik (1985), Dow Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences. BA Amherst College; PhD Cornell University

Blakely Tresca (2018), Assistant Professor of Chemistry. BA Trinity University; MS, PhD University of Oregon

Ambuldeniyage Darshana Udayanganie (2021), Assistant Professor of Economics. BS University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; MS University of Maine at Orono; MA, PhD University of New Hampshire, Durham

Enid M. Valle (1989), Professor of Spanish. BA University of Puerto Rico; MA, PhD University of Michigan

Sandino Vargas-Pérez (2018), Assistant Professor of Computer Science. BS Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra; MS, PhD Western Michigan University

Francisco J. Villegas (2016), Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology. BA University of California; MA San José State University; PhD University of Toronto

Leihua Weng (2019), Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature. BA Zhejiang University; MA Peking University; PhD University of South Carolina

Brian Michael White (2021), Assistant Professor of Japanese. BA University of Pennslyvania; PhD University of Chicago

Dwight A. Williams (2015), Robert F. and Harriet G. Varney Assistant Professor of Chemistry. BS Coastal Carolina University; PhD Virginia Commonwealth University

David Wilson (2017), Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Associate Professor of Physics. BS Michigan Technological University; MS, PhD University of Michigan

Amanda C. Wollenberg (2014), Associate Professor of Biology. BA St. Olaf College; PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael S. Wollenberg (2014), Associate Professor of Biology. BA Swarthmore College; PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison

Yanshuo Zhang (2021), Assistant Professor of Chinese. BA St. Catherine University; PhD Stanford University

Mikea Zhezha-Thaumanavar (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. BA, MA, PhD Western Michigan University