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Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty

Sarah Luria (English)

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Professor
Director, Environmental Studies

Ph.D., Stanford University
Fields:  American Literature and Environmental History, Literature and the making of Worcester, Henry David Thoreau and the art of land surveying, landscape as story
Email: sluria@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 229      Phone: (508)793-3444
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Aaron Seider (Classics, ENVS Study Abroad Advisor)

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: Latin literature; constructions of memory in Roman culture; gender in the ancient world and its modern reception
Email:aseider@holycross.edu 
Office:  Fenwick 423     Phone:  508-793-3976
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Gary DeAngelis (Religious Studies)

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Lecturer, Associate Director of Special Studies 
Ph.D., Boston University/Harvard University
Fields: Asian religions, mysticism, Chinese religions, Japanese religions
Email:gdeangel@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 326      Phone: 508-793-2498
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Amber Hupp (Chemistry) 

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Email:ahupp@holycross.edu  
Office: Haberlin 334       Phone:  (508) 793-2502
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Cristi Rinklin (Visual Arts) 

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Professor
M.F.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Fields: Painting
Email:crinklin@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 443      Phone:  508-793-2387
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Daina Harvey (Sociology)

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers
Fields: Sociology of risk, social disruption; violences; social suffering; urban inequality and marginality; environmental sociology; social problems, policy and justice; culture and cognition; research methods
Email: dharvey@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 231      Phone: (609)865-0651
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Ellis Jones (Sociology)

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Colorado
Fields: corporate social responsibility, mass media, social movements, sustainability, peace and conflict, ethical consumerism
Email: ejones@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 219      Phone:  (508) 793-3478
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Justin McAlister (Biology)

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Associate Professor
Ph. D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fields: Marine and Invertebrate Biology
Email:jmcalist@holycross.edu  
Office: Swords 232      Phone:  (508) 793-3417
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Justin Poche (History)

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fields: Catholicism in the U. S. United States History, 1865-Present; American Religious History;
Latin American History; U.S. Latino/a History
Email:jpoche@holycross.edu  
Office: O'Kane 390      Phone:  (508) 793-3448
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Katherine Kiel (Economics)

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Professor 
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Fields: Environmental Economics, Urban Economics
Email: kkiel@holycross.edu  
Office: Stein 503      Phone: (508)793-3710
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Kelly Wolfe-Bellin (Biology)

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Director of Biology Laboratories/Lecturer
Ph.D. Iowa State University
Fields: Ecology, Botany, and Environmental Science
Email: kwolfe@holycross.edu  
Office: O'Neil 233     Phone: (508) 793-2212
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Kendy Hess (Philosophy)

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Brake-Smith Associate Professor in Social Philosophy and Ethics
Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder
Fields: Ethics; applied ethics (business, professional, and environmental); environmental philosophy; philosophy of the mind; Nietzsche
Email:khess@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 523       Phone:  (508) 793 2574
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Kenneth Prestwich (Biology)

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Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida
Fields: 
Ecological Physiology, Animal Behavior, and Conservation Biology
Email:kprestwi@holycross.edu  
Office: O'Neil 108     Phone:  (508) 793-2578
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Leila Philip (English) 

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Professor
M.F.A, Columbia University
Fields: Creative Writing/Non-fiction
Email: lphilip@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 215      Phone: (508)793-2393
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Loren Cass (Political Science)

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Professor
Ph.D., Brandeis University
Fields: International relations; comparative politics
Email: lcass@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 309      Phone:  508-793-3683
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Maria Rodrigues (Political Science)

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Professor
Ph.D., Boston University
Fields: Environmental politics; Latin American politics
Email: mrodrigu@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 327      Phone:  508-793-3410
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Robert Bertin (Biology)

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Distinguished Professor of Science
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Fields: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology of Higher Plants
Email: rbertin@holycross.edu
Office: O'Neil 316      Phone: (508) 793-2352
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Sara Mitchell (Biology)

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Associate Professor, Biology
Ph.D., University of Washington
Fields: Geology
Email:smitchel@holycross.edu  
Office: Swords 234      Phone:  (508) 793-3420
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Sylvia Schmitz-Burgard (Modern Languages and Literature) 

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Fields: 20th-, 19th-, and 18th-Century German Literature and Culture, Austrian Cultural History, 18th-Century European Novel, Women Writers, Law and Literature, Contemporary Literary Theory
Email:sschmitz@holycross.edu 
Office: Stein 461      Phone:  508-793-3305
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Theresa McBride (History)

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Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Fields: Modern French history; Women's history; Modern Italian history; Environmental history
Email: tmcbride@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 363       Phone: (508)793-2770
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Todd Lewis (Religious Studies)

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Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities
Ph.D., Columbia University
Fields: Buddhism, Hinduism, East Asian religions, anthropology of religions, modernization, ecology and religion 
Email:
tlewis@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 425      Phone:  508-793-3436
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William Sobczak (Biology)

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Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University
Fields: Aquatic and Ecosystem Ecology
Email: wsobczak@holycross.edu  
Office:  O'Neil 221     Phone:  (508) 793-3416
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Barbara A. Merolli

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Science Librarian

Liaison Departments: Biology, Chemistry, Math & Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, Environmental Studies Program

MLIS, University of Rhode Island; MBA, Nichols College

Email: bmerolli@holycross.edu 
Office: Swords 104 Phone: 508-793-2643
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Amy D.  Finstein

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Fields: Modern architecture and urbanism
Email: afinstei@holycross.edu 
Office:  Fenwick 401    Phone:  508-793-3098
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Virginia Raguin (Visual Arts)

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Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Art History Division Head
Ph.D., Yale University
Fields: Medieval art history, stained glass
Email:vraguin@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 445      Phone: 508-793-3480
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Christopher Staysniak

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: U.S. environmental history; American food and food systems; American religion; American social and protest movement
Email:cstaysni@holycross.edu
Office: O'Kane 384   POBox: MONT  Phone: 508-793-3451

 

 

 

 

Conor Carney (Economics)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Fields: Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Labor Economics
Emailccarney@holycross.edu
Office: Stein 522    Phone: 508-793-3973
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Gareth E. Roberts (Mathematics and Computer Science)

Professor
Department Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., Boston University, 1999, B.A., Oberlin College, 1992
Fields: Dynamical Systems, Celestial Mechanics
Email:groberts@holycross.edu 
Office: Haberlin 305 Phone: (508) 793-2350
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Apollonya Porcelli (Environmental Studies)

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Postdoctoral Fellow 2020-2022
 

 


 

 

Affiliated Faculty

Matthew Eggemeier (Religious Studies)

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fields: modern and contemporary Christian theologies; political and liberation theologies; postmodern theology
Email:meggemei@holycross.edu  
Office: Smith 432      Phone:  508-793-3948
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Selina Gallo-Cruz

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Emory University
Fields: culture; global political and economic change; social movements and peace movements; gender and women's movements;  NGOs; nonviolence; methods; social theory
Email:sgallo@holycross.edu 
Office: Beaven 202 Phone: (508) 793-3468
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John Little (Math/Computer Science)

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Distinguished Professor of Science
Ph.D., Yale University, 1980, A.B. Haverford College, 1976
Fields: Algebraic Geometry, Computational Methods, Coding Theory
Email:jlittle@holycross.edu 
Office: Swords 331    Phone:  (508) 793-2274
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Gwen Miller (History)

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Duke University
Fields: 
 Colonial and Revolutionary Era America, Native America, Comparative Empire and the Global Connections of Early America
Email:gmiller@holycross.edu  
Office: O'Kane 385      Phone:  (508) 793-3449
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Jonathan Mulrooney (English)

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Professor
Ph.D. Boston University
Fields: British Romantic Literature; Romantic-period Theater and Public Culture; Nineteenth-Century British & American Literature; Film; Romantic Historicisms
Email: jmulroon@holycross.edu 
Office:  Fenwick 212     Phone:  508-793-3440
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Stephanie Reents (English)

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Associate Professor
M.F.A., University of Arizona
Fields: Fiction; Contemporary American Fiction; Experimental Narrative Writing
Email: sreents@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 230      Phone:  508-793-2709
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Eric Ruggieri (Math/Computer Science)

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Brown University, 2010, Sc. M., Brown University, 2006, B.A., Providence College, 2005
Fields: Statistics
Email: eruggier@holycross.edu 
Office:  Swords 325     Phone:  (508) 793-2400
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Melissa Schoenberger (English)

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Boston University
Fields: Restoration and 18th Century British Literature; Poetry; Translation
Email: mschoenb@holycross.edu
Office:  Fenwick 222     Phone:
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Victor Matheson (Economics)

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Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: Sports Economics, Lotteries and Gambling, Forensic Economics, Environmental and Energy Economics
Email:vmatheso@holycross.edu  
Office: Stein 536     Phone:  508-793-2649
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Amy Singleton Adams (Modern Languages and Literatures)

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Professor, Russian
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
Fields: Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
Email:aadams@holycross.edu 
Office:   Stein 454     Phone:   508-793-2543
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Patricia Johnston

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Rev. J. Gerard Mears, S.J. Chair in Fine Arts, Professor and Chair Visual Arts
Ph.D., Boston University
Fields: American Art, History of Photography, Modern Art
Email: pjohnsto@holycross.edu  
Office: 
 Fenwick 442     Phone:  508-793-3715
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Sean Williams Ph.D.

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Fields: Behavior, Ecology, Ornithology
Email: swilliam@holycross.eduswilliam@holycross.edu
Office: O'Neil 223   Phone: (508) 793-3901
 

 

Catherine A. Roberts

  Professor
  Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1992, A.B., Bowdoin College, 1987
  Fields: Applied Mathematics, Mathematic Modeling
  Email:croberts@holycross.edu 
  Office: American Mathematical Society Phone: (401) 455-4000
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Office Staff

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  Academic Administrative Assistant I
  Email
saldredg@holycross.edu
  Office:  O'Neil 120     Office Phone:  508-793-2757