The general faculty consists of certain officers of the administration and all members of the active teaching staff. The teaching staff is organized as sub-faculties called divisions (see Courses and Programs). The function of the divisional faculties is the consideration of divisional policies and the administration of the divisional curricula. The chair of each divisional faculty is the executive officer of that division, and is elected by vote of the respective faculties for a three-year term.

The first date within parentheses is the date of initial appointment to Whitman College; the second is the date of initial appointment to the present rank. Ranks given are those obtained in early September of the current academic year.

Faculty 

Michelle Acuff (2007, 2013), Associate Professor of Art. B.A., Augustana College; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Sharon Alker (2004, 2010), Associate Professor of English and General Studies. B.A., M.A., Simon Fraser University; Ph.D., University of British Columbia.

Susanne M. Altermann (2013, 2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. B.A., B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Paul Apostolidis (1997, 2011), Professor of Politics and Judge and Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Chair of Political Science. A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Jakobina K. Arch (2014, 2014), Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Wellesley College; M.Sc., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Renée E. Archibald (2013, 2013), Assistant Professor of Dance. B.F.A., University of North Carolina School of Arts.

Thomas R. Armstrong (2014, 2014), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Lewis and Clark College; M.A., Vanderbilt University.

Susan Babilon (1995, 2009), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures. B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York.

Nicholas E. Bader (2006, 2011), Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A., Earlham College; M.S., University of Arizona, Tucson; M.A., Ph.D., University of California.

Barry Allen Balof (2003, 2009), Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Colorado College; M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth College.

Mark Beck (1996, 2010), Benjamin H. Brown Professor of Physics. B.S., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Susanne N. Beechey (2008, 2008), Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., Macalester College; Ph.D., The George Washington University.

Halefom Belay (1996, 2002), Associate Professor of Economics. B.A., State University of New York at Cortland; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.

Shampa Biswas (1999, 2013), Paul Garrett Professor of Political Science. B.A., M.A., University of Delhi; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Pavel Blagov (2009, 2015), Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University.

Bryan B. Blankfield (2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies. B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Eunice L. Blavascunas (2015, 2015), Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies.  B.S., B.A., Evergreen State College; M.A., University of Texas, Austin; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Jennifer Blomme (2000, 2010), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies; Head Swimming Coach. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., Indiana University.

Charly Bloomquist (1995, 2012), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art. B.A., Alfred University; B.F.A., M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain (2004, 2010), Associate Professor of Politics. B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

William C. Bogard (1987, 2000), DeBurgh Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Nathan E. Boland (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Colby College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Janis Breckenridge (2008, 2012), Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A., Purdue University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Philip D. Brick (1990, 2005), Miles C. Moore Professor of Politics. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffrey D. Brown (2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology. B.A., Grinnell College; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Dana L. Burgess (1986, 2013), Charles and Margery B. Anderson Endowed Professor of Humanities. A.B., Bard College; M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College.

Allison Anne Calhoun (2002, 2007), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Thomas A. Callister, Jr. (1994, 2005), Associate Dean of the Faculty (2004-2011); Professor of Education. A.B., University of Southern California; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Utah.

Anna Casas Aguilar (2015, 2015), Assistant Professor of Spanish.  B.A., D.E.A., University of Barcelona, Spain; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto. Canada.

Melisa S.L. Casumbal -Salazar (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., Amherst College; M.A., University of Hawai’i (Mānoa); M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawai’I, Mānoa.

Jessica A. Cerullo (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Theatre. B.A., Hofstra University; M.F.A., Naropa University.

Rachel Chacko (2011, 2011), Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., Grinnell College; M.M., University of Nebraska; D.M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder.

Carolyn L. Chandler (1986, 2007), Senior Lecturer of Spanish. B.A., University of Washington; M.A., New York University.

Julie A. Charlip (1993, 2008), Professor of History. B.A., Rider College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Melissa W. Clearfield (2001, 2013), Professor of Psychology. B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Mitchell S. Clearfield (2001, 2012), Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and General Studies. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Notre Dame.

Charles Cleveland (1985, 1994), Dean of Students (1994) and Instructor of Sociology. B.S., M.A., Arizona State University.

Jonathan A. Collins (2015, 2015), Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  B.Sc., Allegheny College; Ph.D., Brock University, Canada.

Jennifer Cohen (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Economics. B.S., Florida State University; M.A., University of Arizona, Tucson; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Arielle Marie Cooley (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Duke University.

Alissa A. Cordner (2013, 2013), Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A. Ph.D. Brown University.

John David Cotts (2004, 2009), Associate Professor of History and Garrett Fellow B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Dennis Crockett (1992, 1998), Associate Professor of Art History. B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Queens College; Ph.D., City University of New York.

Matthew Crook (2014, 2014), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Birmingham, U.K.; Ph.D., University of Bristol, U.K.

Jan P. Crouter (1985, 1990), Associate Professor of Economics. B.S., The Colorado College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Andrew Culp (2014, 2014), Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies. B.A., University of Missouri; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Sarah H. Davies (2013, 2013), Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Janet L. N. Davis (2015, 2015), Associate Professor of Computer Science.  B.S., Harvey Mudd College, M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Thomas A. Davis (1987, 1993), Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Nicholas A. Duran (2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. B.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts; M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Theresa Maria DiPasquale
(1998, 2013), Gregory M. Cowan Professor of English. Language and Literature B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Edward Ernest Dixon (1990, 1994), Associate Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., University of Southern California; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati.

Andrea K. Dobson (1989, 1998), Associate Professor of Astronomy and General Studies. B.A., Whitman College; M.S., Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

Heidi E. M. Dobson (1992, 2007), Professor of Biology. B.S., B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., University of California, Davis.

Brian R. Dott (2002, 2006), Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Frank M. Dunnivant (1999, 2013), Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Auburn University; M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University.

Stacy L. Edmondson (2015, 2015), Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., University of Redlands; M.S., Colorado State University.

Robert Scott Elliott (2004, 2010), Associate Professor of English. B.A., Vanderbilt; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.F.A., Columbia University.

Tarik A. Elseewi (2014, 2014), Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies. B.A., University of California,  Santa Cruz; M. A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Keith Farrington (1977, 1994), The Laura and Carl Peterson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences. B.A., Bates College; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.

Michelle K. Ferenz (2001, 2009), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies; Head Women’s Basketball Coach; Associate Athletics Director; Senior Women’s Administrator. B.S., Eastern Montana College; M.E.A., Heritage College.

Joshua R. Foster (2014, 2014), Assistant Professor of Economics. B.S Bentley University.

Courtney E. Fitzsimmons (2015, 2015), Assistant Professor of Religion.  B.A., Boston University, A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Patrick R. Frierson (2001, 2007), Associate Professor of Philosophy and Garrett Fellow. B.A., Williams College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Megan E. Gallagher (2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., Vassar College, M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Gary Lee Gemberling, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., Montana State University, M.M. University of Idaho.

Rachel L. George (2015, 2015), Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  B.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA.

David B. Glenn (1989, 2003), Professor of Music. B.M., North Texas State University; M.M., University of Northern Colorado.

Kendra J. Golden (1990, 1996), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (2013); Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., Washington State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Adam S. Gordon (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of English. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Russell A. Gordon (1987, 2001), Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Blackburn College; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Marion Gabriele Götz (2007, 2013), Associate Professor of Chemistry and Garrett Fellow B.S., Armstrong Atlantic State University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology.

Moira I. Gresham (2011-2011), Assistant Professor of Physics. B.A., Reed College; M.A., Cambridge University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

David R. Guichard (1985, 2000), Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Pomona College; M.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Krista H. Gulbransen (2014, 2014), Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Rebecca Roman Hanrahan (2003, 2009), Associate Professor of Philosophy. A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

James Hanson (1992, 2006), Professor of Rhetoric Studies. B.A., Western Washington University; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Machelle Hartman (2003, 2012), Lecturer of Chemistry. B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., Antioch University.

Heather A. Hayes (2013, 2013), Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies. B.A., Trinity University; M.A., Texas State University. Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Denise J. Hazlett (1992, 2007), Professor of Economics. B.A., Grinnell College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Donghui He (2008, 2015), Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures. B.A., M.A., Hebei University, China; Ph.D., University of British Columbia.

Walter T. Herbranson (2000, 2014), Professor of Psychology and Herbert and Pearl Ladley Endowed Chair of Cognitive Science. B.A., Carleton College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah.

Thomas G. Hines (1994, 2010), Professor of Theatre. B.S., M.A., Northern Illinois University; M.F.A., University of Washington.

Kurt R. Hoffman (1992, 2007), Professor of Physics. B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Qiulei Hu (2011, 2011), Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Chinese). B.A., M.A., Beijing University; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Douglas R. Hundley (1998, 2004), Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., M.S., Western Washington University; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Sarah E. Hurlburt (2004, 2012), Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Delbert Wade Hutchison (1999, 2005), Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Washington University.

Julia Anne Ireland (2008, 2014), Associate Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Ph.D., DePaul University.

John R. “Jack” Iverson (2004, 2010), Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures. B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Jack E. Jackson (2013, 2013), Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., Georgia State University; J.D., Cornell Law School; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Katherine Jackson (2007, 2014), Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Michelle Y. Janning (2000, 2014), Professor of Sociology. Assistant Dean of the Faculty (2010-2013 ). B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Michelle Jenkins (2010, 2010), Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; Ph.D., The University of Arizona.

Yaping Jing (2015), Visiting Instructor of Computer Science. B.S., M.S., Iowa State University.

Emily E. Jones (2013, 2013), Assistant Professor of German Studies and Environmental Humanities. B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Douglas Henry Juers (2003, 2010), Associate Professor of Physics and Garrett Fellow. A.B., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Marcus A. Juhasz (2009, 2015), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Wittenberg University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.

Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn (1982, 1992), Baker Ferguson Chair of Politics and Leadership. Provost and Dean of the Faculty (2009-2014); Interim Dean of the Faculty (2006-2007). B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Patrick W. Keef (1980, 1993), William K. and Diana R. Deshler Chair of Mathematics. Dean of the Faculty (1996-2006). B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

David H. Kim (2013, 2013), Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., Cornell University; M.M., Yale University, School of Music; M.A., Harvard University; D.M.A., New England Conservatory of Music.

Helen Kim (2005, 2014), Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., University of California; M.A., University of Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Bryn Kimball (2014, 2014), Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology. B.S. University of Oregon; Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University.

Brian T. Kitamura (2015), Adjunct Instructor of Sport Studies and Head Baseball Coach. B.A., Whitman College.

Leena S. Knight (2007, 2014) Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Thomas A. Knight (2006, 2014), Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., Alma College; M.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Kristen Kosmas (2011, 2012), Assistant Professor of Theatre. B.F.A., Boston University; M.F.A., Brooklyn College.

Hilary M. Lease (2014, 2014), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Middlebury College; M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Christopher Leise (2009, 2015), Associate Professor of English. B.A., Hofstra University; M.A., Ph.D., University at Buffalo (SUNY).

Nina E. Lerman (1995, 2002), Associate Professor of History. A.B. Bryn Mawr; M.A., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania.

Justin Lincoln (2010, 2010), Assistant Professor of Art. B.A., Longwood College; B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts.

Victoria J. Livingstone (2015), Visiting Instructor of Spanish. B.A., College of New Jersey; M.A., Boston College.

Brian P. Long (2015), Visiting Instructor of History. B.A., Kenyon College; M.M.S., University of Notre Dame.

Paul Luongo (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M.E., Stetson University; M.M., M.M.; Ph.D., The Florida State University.

Timothy E. Machonkin (2006, 2012), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Ian R. MacMillen (2015, 2015), Assistant Professor of Music.  B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Bruce A. Magnusson (1997, 2005), Associate Professor of Politics. B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

Gaurav Majumdar (2005, 2011), Associate Professor of English. B.A., University of Delhi; M.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., New York University.

Richard Martinez (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Art. B.F.A., Southern Oregon University; M.F.A., University of California, Davis.

Lydia M. McDermott (2013, 2013), Assistant Professor of Composition in General Studies and Director of the Writing Center. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University.

Charles Fremont McKhann (1990, 2006), Professor of Anthropology. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Rogers B. Miles (1990, 2009), Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion and General Studies. B.A., Bowdoin College; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Gilbert Felipe Mireles, Jr. (2003, 2013), Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Frederick G. Moore (1991, 2005), Professor of Physics. B.A., Lewis and Clark College; Ph.D., Oregon Graduate Center.

Jeanne Marie Morefield (2000, 2014), Professor of Politics. B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Suzanne Elizabeth Morrissey (2008, 2014), Associate Professor of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies. B.A., State University of New York; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Britney L. Moss (2015, 2015), Assistant Professor of Biology and Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology.  B.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis.

Kirsten P. Nicolaysen (2006, 2011), Associate Professor of Geology. B.A., Colorado College; M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeff W. Northam (1997, 2009), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies; Head Men’s Tennis Coach; Curricular Coordinator. B.A., Whitman College; M.S., Boise State University.

Gregory H. Ogin (2013, 2014), Assistant Professor of Physics. B.A., B.S., B.S.E.E., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

Lauren E. Osborne (2014, 2014), Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A., B.Mus., Lawrence University; A.M., University of Chicago.

Erin Elizabeth Pahlke (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin.

Robert J. Parcells (1982, 1988), Associate Professor of Economics. B.S., B.A., Boise State University; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.

Timothy H. Parker (2006, 2014), Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., Clark University; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Nicholas M. Parmley (2013, 2013), Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A., Westmont College; M.A., University of California, Irvine. Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Nathaniel E. Q. Paust (2009, 2015), Associate Professor of Astronomy. B.A., Whitman College; M.S., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., Dartmouth College.

Lisa R. Perfetti (2012, 2012), Associate Dean for Faculty Development (2012); Professor of French and English. B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  

Lyman P. Persico (2015, 2015), Assistant Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies.  B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Christopher Petit (2005, 2011), Associate Professor of Theatre, and Garrett Fellow. B.F.A., Rutgers University; M.F.A., Columbia University.

Susan E. Pickett (1981, 1996), Catharine Gould Chism Endowed Chair of Music. A.B., Occidental College; M.M., Indiana University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Nicole S. Pietrantoni (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Art. B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Riikka K. Pietiläinen-Caffrey (2014), Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. B.F.A., Coty College of New York; M.M., D.M.A., University of Colorado. 

Kevin R. Pogue (1990, 2005), Professor of Geology. B.S., University of Kentucky; M.S., Idaho State University; Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Jason C. Pribilsky (2003, 2009), Associate Professor of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Reed College; Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Matthew William Prull (1999, 2015), Professor of Psychology. B.A., San Jose State University; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Mary L. Raschko (2014, 2014), Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Matthew Reynolds (2008, 2014), Associate Professor of Art History. B.A., Sonoma State University; M.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Katrina C. Roberts (1998, 2010), Mina Schwabacher Professor of English/Creative Writing and Humanities. A.B., Harvard University; M.F.A., Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

Dalia Rokhsana (2010, 2011), Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh; Ph.D., University of Montana.

James E. Russo (1989, 1995), Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology. B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University.

Alvaro Santana-Acuña (2015, 2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology.  B.A., University of La Laguna, Spain; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Douglas A. Scarborough (2011, 2011), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., Delta State University; D.A., University of Northern Colorado.

Daniel D. Schindler (2015, 2015), Associate Professor of Theatre.  B.A., Montana State University; M.F.A., Indiana University.

Kisha L. Schlegel (2013, 2014), Assistant Professor of English. B.S., Texas Christian University; M.S., University of Montana; M.F.A., University of Iowa.

David F. Schmitz (1985, 1997), Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History. Chair of the Faculty. B.A., SUNY at Plattsburgh; M.A., SUNY at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Albert W. Schueller (1996, 2002), Associate Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Vivian Elyse Semerdjian (2003, 2009), Associate Professor of History. B.A., Albion College; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Georgetown University.

Michelle Shafer, Adjunct Instructor of Biology. B.S., M.S., Washington State University.

Lynn L. Sharp (1999, 2005), Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

Kathleen J. Shea (2011, 2011), Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities/Classics. B.A., University of Oregon; Ph.D., Rutgers State University.

Scott Shields (1994, 2009), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies; Head Cross Country Coach; Assistant Athletics Director/Compliance Coordinator. B.A., Whitman College; M.E., Walla Walla College.

Yukiko Shigeto (2010, 2010), Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Japanese). B.A., Central Washington University; M.A., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Grant T. Shimer (2013, 2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology. B.A., Beloit College, M.S., Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Robert Charles Sickels (1999, 2010), Professor of Film and Media Studies. B.A., M.A., California State University, Chico; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno.

Nicole Simek (2005, 2011), Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (French) and Interdisciplinary Studies. B.A., M.A., Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Deberah M. Simon (1995, 2008), Senior Lecturer of Chemistry. B.A., Whitman College.

Robin Waytenick Smasne, (2001, 2013) Senior Lecturer of Theatre. B.S., Oregon State University; M.F.A., University of Arizona.

Dean C. Snider (1996, 2009), Senior Lecturer of Sport Studies; Director of Athletics. B.A., Trinity Western University; M.Ed., Western Washington University.

Donald Snow (2001, 2006), Senior Lecturer of Environmental Humanities and General Studies. B.A., Colorado State University; M.S., University of Montana.

Patrick K. Spencer (1984, 1997), Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty (2014); Professor of Geology. B.S., University of Washington; M.S., Western Washington University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

Johanna Stoberock, (2010, 2015) Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of General Studies. B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.A., University of Washington.

Akira Ronald Takemoto (1983, 1989), Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures. B.B., University of California at Irvine; M.A., Ryukoku University and Stanford University.

Jenna Terry, (2005, 2014) Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and General Studies. B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.A., University of Houston.

Lee David Thompson (1987, 2000), Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., Baylor University; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati.

Charles Robert Timm-Ballard (2002, 2014), Professor of Art. B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.F.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nathan A. Tomsheck (2014-2014), Lecturer of Theatre and Technical Director.  B.A., Whitworth College; M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.

Lisa Marie Uddin (2012, 2012), Assistant Professor of Art History. B.A., McGill University; M.A., Concordia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester.

Elizabeth Vandiver (2004, 2015), Clement Biddle Penrose Professor of Latin and Classics. B.A., Shimer College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

Carlos A. Vargas-Salgado (2014, 2014), Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A., National University San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Daniel M. Vernon (1995, 2013), Arthur G. Rempel Professor of Biology. B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Samantha Brooke Vick (2006, 2014), Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., Colorado College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Drew C. Walker (2013, 2013), Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics. B.A., Millsaps College; M.T.S., Harvard University. Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

Christopher S. Wallace (2000, 2007), Dr. Robert F. Welty Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., B.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jonathan S. Walters (1992, 2007), Professor of Religion and George Hudson Ball Chair in the Humanities. B.A., Bowdoin College; A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School.

Shane R. Ward (2015), Visiting Assistant Professor of Art. B.F.A, University of Kentucky; M.F.A., University of Chicago.

Melissa M. Wilcox (2003, 2009), Associate Professor of Religion and Garrett Fellow. B.S., Stanford University; M.A., Claremont Graduate School; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ginger S. Withers (2001, 2007), Dr. Robert F. Welty Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., Muskingum College; A.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign.

Jackie Wood (1992, 2008), Senior Lecturer of Music. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Washington State University.

Jacqueline Woodfork (2006, 2014), Associate Professor of History. B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas, Austin.

Walter E. Wyman, Jr. (1982, 1996), Weyerhaeuser Professor of Biblical Literature and Professor of Religion. B.A., Oberlin College; M.Th., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Paul H. Yancey (1981, 1993), Carl E. Peterson Endowed Chair of Sciences. B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.

Zahi Zalloua (2003, 2009), Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (French) and Interdisciplinary Studies. B.A., M.A., M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., Princeton University.