Women Who Recently Joined the Faculty at Smith College

smith-thumbSmith College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, has 18 new faculty members on campus this fall. Nine are women, two of which are visiting professors. Seven women have joined the full-time faculty.

Alexandra Michaela is a lecturer in psychology. She is a graduate of Smith College and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

jaskotAnne Jaskot is a lecturer in astronomy whose research is focused on galaxy evolution. She will also serve as an astronomy education and research fellow for the Five College consortium. Dr. Jaskot is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and earned a Ph.D. in astronomy at the University of Michigan.

mangiameleLisa Mangiamele is a new assistant professor of biological sciences. She was a research assistant at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Dr. Mangiamele is a graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where she majored in neuroscience. She earned a Ph.D. in biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

prattMarney Pratt is an instructor in biological sciences. She previously taught at Mount Holyoke College, Springfield Technical College, and the University of New England. Her research focuses on the ecological role of invasive species in the Gulf of Maine. Dr. Pratt holds a Ph.D. in biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

spencerGwen Spencer is a new assistant professor of mathematics. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College. Dr. Spencer is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, and holds a Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

wash-ottombreCamille Washington-Ottombre is an assistant professor of environmental science and policy. She previously taught at Oberlin College in Ohio. Dr. Washington-Ottombre earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in France and holds a Ph.D. in forestry and natural resource management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

welborneBozena Wellborne was appointed assistant professor of government. She was an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research focus on social change in the Middle East and North Africa. Dr. Wellborne holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


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