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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 Katwiwa Mule
American Studies Kevin Rozario
Ancient Studies Barbara Kellum
Anthropology Fernando Armstrong Fumero
Archaeology Liz Klarich
Archives Concentration Kelly Anderson
Art Barbara Kellum
Art (Associate Chair) John Slepian
Arts & Technology Barbara Kellum
Astronomy James Lowenthal
Biochemistry Dave Gorin
Biological Sciences L. David Smith
Book Studies Concentration Lily Gurton-Wachter
Buddhist Studies Jay Garfield1
Andy Rotman2
Chemistry Kevin Shea
Classical Languages & Literatures Josh Birk
Collaborative Innovation Concentration Borjana Mikic & Megan Lyster
Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration Lisa Armstrong & Denys Candy
Computer Science Jordan Crouser
Dance Chris Aiken
East Asian Languages & Cultures Sujane Wu
Economics Mahnaz Mahdavi
Education & Child Study Shannon Audley
Engineering Glenn Ellis
English Language & Literature Ambreen Hai
Environmental Concentration Andrew Berke & Joanne Benkley
Environmental Science & Policy Greg White1
Jeffrey Ramsey2
Exercise & Sport Studies Sarah Witkowski
Film & Media Studies Jennifer Malkowski
First-Year Seminars MJ Wraga
French Studies Jonathan Gosnell
Geosciences Jack Loveless
German/Italian Studies Joel Westerdale
Global Financial Institutions Concentration Mahnaz Mahdavi
Global South Development Studies Greg White
Government Brent Durbin
History Jeffrey Ahlman
History of Science & Technology Jeffry Ramsey
Jewish Studies Justin Cammy
Journalism Concentration Naila Moreira
Landscape Studies Reid Bertone-Johnson
Latin American & Latino/a Studies Javier Puente
Linguistics Shannon Audley
Marine Science & Policy Paulette Peckol
Mathematical Sciences Becca Thomases
Medieval Studies Ibtissam Bouachrine
Middle East Studies Bozena Welborne
Museums Concentration Jessica Nicoll
Music Margaret Sarkissian
Neuroscience Mary Harrington
Philosophy Susan Levin
Physics Will Raven
Poetry Concentration Matt Donovan
Psychology Nnamdi Pole
Public Policy Brent Durbin
Religion Suleiman Mourad
Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Vera Shevzov
Sociology Tina Wildhagen
South Asian Studies Ambreen Hai
Spanish & Portuguese Marguerite Harrison
Statistical and Data Sciences Randi Garcia
Study of Women & Gender Carrie Baker
Theatre Daniel Kramer
Translation Studies Concentration Reyes Lázaro
World Literatures Justin Cammy

1Fall , 2Spring

Department/Program Name Extension
African Studies David Osepowicz 3572
Africana Studies David Osepowicz 3572
American Studies Karikari Ohene Acheampong 3503
Ancient Studies Lyndsay Lettre 3679
Anthropology Karikari Ohene Acheampong 3503
Archaeology Rebecca Davis 3102
Archives Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Art TBD 3103
Art Lisa Rizzo 3102
Astronomy Erin Mahar 3806
Biochemistry Eva Weber 3804
Biological Sciences Elizabeth Iola Sylvan 6598
Book Studies Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Buddhist Studies Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Chemistry Amy Avard 3806
Classical Languages & Literatures Jennifer Roberts 3302
Collaborative Innovation Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Community Engagement & Social Change Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Computer Science Eva Weber 3804
Dance Martha Potyrola 3232
East Asian Languages & Cultures Kathleen Gauger 3591
Economics Kelley Dunphy 3520
Education & Child Study Marjorie Postal 3250
Engineering Kristin Morse 7000
English Language & Literature Jennifer Roberts 3302
Environmental Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Environmental Science & Policy Deirdre Quirk 3352
Exercise & Sport Studies Justin Allard 3970
Film and Media Studies Jeanette Wintjen 3503
French Studies Cora Lee Drew 3056
First-Year Seminars Cora Lee Drew 3056
Geosciences Erin Mahar 3806
German Studies Kathleen Gauger 3591
Global Finance Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Global South Development Studies David Osepowicz 3414
Government Lisa DeCarolis-Osepowicz 3510
History Lyndsay Lettre 3679
History of Science & Technology Laura Fountain-Cincotta 3349
Interdisciplinary Making Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Italian Studies Kathleen Gauger 3591
Jewish Studies Lorraine Hedger 3390
Journalism Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Kahn Institute Christine Reynolds 3721
Landscape Studies David Osepowicz 3414
Latin American & Latino/a Studies Lyndsay Lettre 3679
Marine Sciences Five College Program
Mathematics & Statistics Amy Donahue 4324
Medieval Studies Lyndsay Lettre 3679
Middle East Studies Lisa DeCarolis-Osepowicz 3510
Museums Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Music Anna Goudreau 3152
Music Jaz Tupelo Dand 3150
Neuroscience Eva Weber 3804
Philosophy Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Physics Erin Mahar 3806
Poetry Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Psychology Laura Fountain-Cincotta 3349
Public Policy Lisa DeCarolis-Osepowicz 3702
Religion Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Sociology Karikari Ohene Acheampong 3503
South Asia Studies Phoebe McKinnell 3662
Spanish & Portuguese Lorraine Hedger 3390
Statistical and Data Sciences Kelley Dunphy 3520
Study of Women & Gender Lorraine Hedger 3390
Theatre Alicia Guidotti 3204
Theatre TBD 3202
Translations Studies Concentration Yona Kimball-Smith 3530
Urban Studies David Osepowicz 3414
World Literature Jennifer Roberts 3302

Monthly Meetings with Deans

Chairs have regular meetings with the deans. Unless otherwise noted, meetings take place on Mondays from 12:15–1:30 p.m. Tote lunches are provided during meetings. Chairs Notebook


Date & Time


August 26, 9 a.m.–noon

Alumnae House

August 27, 9 a.m.–noon

Alumnae House

September 16

Alumnae House

October 7

Alumnae House

November 4

Alumnae House

December 2

Alumnae House

February 17

Alumnae House

March 24

Alumnae House

April 28

Alumnae House

May 12

Alumnae House

Academic Support Services

Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs serves as a source of guidance and advocacy for students of color as they navigate their Smith experience.

Disability Services

The Jacobson Center

The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning offers writing, speaking, learning and tutoring services.

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The Spinelli Center

The Spinelli Center for Quantitative Learning offers tutoring, workshops and study sessions on quantitative work across the curriculum.