Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Faculty



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Stephen C. Adolph, Stuart Mudd Professor of Biology, 1993. B.S., M.S., Stanford University; PhD, University of Washington. 

Anna N. Ahn, Professor of Biology, 2005. B.A., PhD, University of California, Berkeley.

William Alves, Professor of Music, 1995. B.M., B.S., Trinity University; M.M., DMA, University of Southern California.

Isabel Balseiro, Alexander and Adelaide Hixon Professor of Humanities, 1993. B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University; PhD, New York University. 

Lucas BangAssistant Professor of Computer Science, 2018. B.S., M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lori C. Bassman, Professor of Engineering, 2000. BSE, Princeton University; M.S., PhD, Stanford University. 

Arthur T. Benjamin, Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics and Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, 1989. B.S., Carnegie Mellon University; M.S., PhD, The Johns Hopkins University.

Andrew J. Bernoff, Professor of Mathematics, 1998. B.S., B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD Trinity College, Cambridge.

James C. Boerkoel Jr., Csilla and Walt Foley Associate Professor of Computer Science and Chair, Department of Computer Science, 2014. B.S., Hope College; M.S., PhD, University of Michigan.

Joshua Brake, Assistant Professor of Engineering, 2019. B.S., M.S., LeTourneau University; PhD, California Institute of Technology.

Katherine BreedenAssistant Professor of Computer Science, 2017. B.S., California Institute of Technology; PhD, Stanford University.

Nicholas Breznay ‘02Assistant Professor of Physics, 2017. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.S., PhD, Stanford University. 

Eliot Bush, Professor of Biology and Chair, Department of Biology, 2007. B.S., Harvard University; PhD, California Institute of Technology.

Alfonso Castro, Robert and Barbara McAlister​ Professor of Mathematics, 2003. B.S., M.S., Universidad Nacional de Colombia; PhD, University of Cincinnati.

Philip D. Cha, Professor of Engineering and C.F. Braun & Company Fellow, 1991. B.S., Cornell University; M.S., PhD, University of Michigan.

Christopher Clark, Professor of Engineering, 2012. BASc, Queen’s University; MASc, University of Toronto; PhD, Stanford University. 

David Cubek, Associate Professor of Music, Director of the Claremont Concert Orchestra, and Chair, Department of Music, Scripps College (Joint Music Program), 2010. B.M., McGill University; Graduate Diploma, Conservatory of Montreal; DMA, Northwestern University.

Ambereen DadabhoyAssociate Professor of Literature and Avery Fellow, 2017. B.A., California State University Long Beach; M.A., PhD, Claremont Graduate University.

Albert Dato, Associate Professor of Engineering, 2014. B.S., University of California, Davis; M.S., PhD, University of California, Berkeley. 

G. William Daub, Seeley Wintersmith Mudd Professor of Chemistry, 1978. B.A., Pomona College; PhD, Stanford University.

Marianne de Laet, Professor of Anthropology and Science, Technology and Society and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2001. B.A., M.A., University of Leiden; PhD, University of Utrecht.

Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Jr., Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Mathematics, 1993. B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.

Zachary Dodds, Leonhard-Johnson-Rae Professor of Computer Science, 1999. B.A., M.S., PhD, Yale University.

Matina C. Donaldson-Matasci, Associate Professor of Biology, 2014. B.A., Reed College; PhD, University of Washington.

Thomas D. Donnelly, Professor of Physics and Chair of the Faculty, 1997. B.A. Middlebury College; PhD University of California, Berkeley.

Ziyad H. Durón ‘81, Jude and Eileen Laspa Professor of Engineering, 1987. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, California Institute of Technology.

Erika W. Dyson, Willard W. Keith Jr. Fellow of Humanities and Associate Professor of Religious Studies, 2009. B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.A., Columbia University, MPhil, Columbia University; PhD, Columbia University.

James C. Eckert, Professor of Physics, 1980. B.S., M.A., PhD, University of Southern California.

Ann Esin, Associate Professor of Physics, 2002. B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A.M., PhD, Harvard University.

Ken Fandell, Michael G. and C. Jane Wilson Professor of Art and Chair, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, 2012. BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Alfred Flores, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, 2018. B.A., M.A., University of California, Riverside; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.

Okitsugu Furuya, Clinical Professor of Engineering, 2010. B.S., University of Tokyo; M.S., PhD, California Institute of Technology.

Jason Gallicchio, Assistant Professor of Physics, 2015. B.S., M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; PhD, Harvard University.

Anup Gampa, Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2020. PhD, University of Virginia.

Sharon Gerbode, Associate Professor of Physics, 2012. B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S., PhD, Cornell University.

Kash Gokli, Oliver C. Field Professor of Manufacturing Practice and Director, Engineering Clinic, 2012. B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, M.S., Gujarat University, India.

Jeffrey D. Groves, Louisa and Robert Miller Professor of Literature, 1988. B.A., University of La Verne; M.A., PhD, The Claremont Graduate School.

Weiqing Gu, Robert and Barbara McAlister​ Professor of Mathematics, 1996. B.S., Shanghai Teachers University; M.S., PhD, University of Pennsylvania.

Jamie Haddock, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2021. M.S., PhD, University of California, Davis.

Vivien Hamilton, Associate Professor of History, 2011. BSc, Dalhousie University; M.A., PhD, University of Toronto.

David Money Harris, Harvey S. Mudd Professor of Engineering Design and Associate Chair, Department of Engineering, 1998. S.B. and MEng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, Stanford.

Karl A. Haushalter, Professor of Chemistry and Biology and Chair, Department of Chemistry, 2003. B.A., Rice University; PhD, Harvard University.

Lelia Hawkins, Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2011. B.S., University of California, San Diego; PhD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.

Jae Hur, Associate Professor of Biology, 2015. B.S., California Institute of Technology; PhD, Harvard University.

Mark IltonAssistant Professor of Physics, 2018. B.S., M.S., University of Waterloo; PhD, McMaster University.

Jon Jacobsen, Kenneth A. and Diana G. Jonsson Professor of Mathematics and Chair, Department of Mathematics, 2002. B.S., M.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; PhD University of Utah.

Adam R. Johnson, Professor of Chemistry, 1999. B.A., Oberlin College; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Charles Kamm, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choirs, and Chair, Joint Music Program, Scripps College (Joint Music Program), 2005. B.A., Earlham College; M.M., Michigan State University; DMA, Yale University.

Dagan Karp, Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2008. BSc, MSc, Tulane University; PhD, University of British Columbia.

Kerry K. Karukstis, Ray and Mary Ingwersen Professor of Chemistry, 1984. B.S., PhD, Duke University.

Gordon C. Krauss, Fletcher Jones Associate Professor of Engineering Design and Associate Director, Engineering Clinic, 2013. B.S., Haverford College; M.S., PhD, Boston University.

Geoffrey Kuenning, Professor of Computer Science, 1998. B.S., M.S., Michigan State University; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.

Nancy K. Lape, Professor of Engineering and Chair, Department of Engineering, 2005. B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Haydee Lindo, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2020. B.A., Williams College; M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln; PhD, University of Utah.

Theresa Lynn, Bruce and Susan Worster Professor of Physics and Chair, Department of Physics, 2006. B.A., Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges; M.A., PhD, California Institute of Technology.

Susan E. Martonosi, Professor of Mathematics, 2005. B.S., Cornell University; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rachel Mayeri, Professor of Media Studies, 2002. B.A., Brown University; MFA, University of California, San Diego.

Catherine S. McFadden, Vivian and D. Kenneth Baker Professor of the Life Sciences, 1991. B.S., Yale University; PhD, University of Washington.

Julie Medero, Associate Professor of Computer Science, 2014. B.A., Swarthmore College, M.S., PhD, University of Washington.

Leah MendelsonAssistant Professor of Engineering, 2017. B.S., Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering; M.S., PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

George Monta​ñezAssistant Professor of Computer Science, 2018. B.S., University of California, Riverside; M.S., Baylor University; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University. 

Mohamed Omar, Joseph B. Platt Associate Professor in Effective Teaching, 2013. BMath., MMath., University of Waterloo; PhD, University of California, Davis.

Melissa E. O’Neill, Professor of Computer Science, 2001. BSc, University of East Anglia; MSc, PhD, Simon Fraser University.

Michael Orrison Jr., Professor of Mathematics, 2001. A.B., Wabash College; A.M., PhD, Dartmouth College.

Elizabeth J. Orwin ‘95, James Howard Kindelberger Professor of Engineering, 2001. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.S., PhD, University of Minnesota.

Salvador Plascencia, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, 2015. B.A., Whittier College; MFA, Syracuse University; M.A., University of Southern California.

Peter N. Saeta, Professor of Physics, and Director, Physics Clinic, 1995. B.S., Stanford University; PhD, Harvard University.

Vatche V. Sahakian, Professor of Physics, 2003. BSc, MSc, McGill University; PhD, University of Chicago.

Steven Santana ‘06, Assistant Professor of Engineering, 2019. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.S., Loyola Marymount University; PhD, Cornell University.

Alexandra Schofield ‘13, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2019. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; PhD, Cornell University.

Danae Schulz, Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professor of the Life Sciences, 2016. B.A., Tufts University, B.M., New England Conservatory, PhD, University of California, Berkeley.

David SeitzAssistant Professor of Cultural Geography, 2017. B.A., Macalester College; M.A., PhD, University of Toronto. 

Brian ShuveAssistant Professor of Physics, 2017. B.S., University of Toronto; PhD, Harvard University.

Matthew Spencer, Associate Professor of Engineering, 2015. B.S., M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, University of California, Berkeley.

R. Erik Spjut, Professor of Engineering and Union Oil Company Engineering Design Fellow, 1988. B.S., University of Utah; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Paul F. Steinberg, Malcolm Lewis ‘67 Professor of Sustainability and Society, 2003. B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; MPA, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Daniel M. Stoebel, Associate Professor of Biology, 2010. B.A., Pomona College, PhD, The State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Christopher A. Stone, Professor of Computer Science, 2000. B.S., M.S., PhD, Carnegie Mellon University.

Francis E. Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics, 1996. B.S., University of Texas, Austin; A.M., PhD, Harvard University.

Lisa M. Sullivan, Professor of Economic History and Vice President and R. Michael Shanahan Dean of the Faculty​, 1990. B.A., Vassar College; M.A., PhD, University of Toronto.

Elizabeth A. Sweedyk, Associate Professor of Computer Science, 1999. B.A., Michigan State University; BSE, MSE, University of Michigan; PhD, University of California, Berkeley.

Erin Talvitie, Associate Professor of Computer Science, 2019. PhD, University of Michigan.

Katherine Elizabeth Trushkowsky, Associate Professor of Computer Science, 2014. B.S., Duke University; M.S., PhD, University of California, Berkeley.

Timothy J. Tsai, Assistant Professor of Engineering, 2016. B.S., M.S., Stanford University, PhD, University of California, Berkeley.

Gerald R. Van Hecke ‘61, Donald A. Strauss Professor of Chemistry, 1970. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.A., PhD, Princeton University.

Katherine M. Van Heuvelen, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, 2012. B.A., St. Olaf College, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hal Van Ryswyk, John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry, 1986. B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

David A. Vosburg, Professor of Chemistry, 2005. B.A., Williams College; PhD, Scripps Research Institute.

Ruye Wang, Professor of Engineering, 1990. M.S., Tianjin University, China; M.S., PhD, Rutgers University.

Benjamin Wiedermann, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Core Curriculum Director, 2012. B.A., Boston University; PhD, University of Texas at Austin.

Talithia D. Williams, Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2008. B.S., Spelman College; M.S., Howard University; M.A., PhD, Rice University.

Darryl Wright, Willard W. Keith Jr. Fellow of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, 1991. B.A., Princeton University; PhD, University of Michigan.

Yi-Chieh Jessica Wu, Associate Professor of Computer Science, 2016. B.S., Rice University; M.S., PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Qimin Yang, Professor of Engineering, 2002. B.S., Zhejiang University; M.S., Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication; PhD, Princeton University.

Darryl H. Yong ‘96, Professor of Mathematics and Director, Mathematics Clinic, 2003. B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.S., Claremont Graduate School; PhD, University of Washington.

Heather Zinn-Brooks, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2020. PhD, University of Utah.

Werner Zorman, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Associate Professor of Leadership, 2016. M.S., Vienna Institute of Technology.  

Joint Athletics Faculty

Harvey Mudd College has partnered with Claremont McKenna and Scripps colleges since 1956 to provide students with state-of-the-art athletic facilities and coaches with expertise in 21 (10 men’s, 11 women’s) varsity sports. This joint program is known as CMS athletics (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps), and its primary purpose is to enhance student development and personal growth through participation in intercollegiate athletics. The entire CMS faculty is listed below, though only one-third of them are officially assigned to Harvey Mudd at any time.

Erica Perkins JasperWilliam B. Arce Director of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation, 2019. B.A.,M.Ed., Washington State University.

Jodie Rae Burton, Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Golf Coach, Senior Women’s Administrator, 1979. B.S., M.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Jennifer Clark, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Soccer Coach, 2000-2003, 2017. B.A., Dartmouth College.

Ryan Fahey, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s Soccer Coach, 2020. B.A., Claremont McKenna College.

Charles Griffiths, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach, 2001. B.A., Denison University.

Greg Lonzo, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Coach, 2001.

Marina Muncan, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Cross Country Coach, 2020. B.A., Villanova University.

Chanel Murchison, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Basketball Coach, 2019. B.A., William & Mary; MBA, John Carroll University. 

Gina Oaks-Garcia, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, 2018. B.A., California State University, Fullerton.

Kenneth Scalmanini, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s Basketball Coach, 1995. A.A., Santa Rosa Junior College; B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; M.S. candidate, Azusa Pacific University.

David Schwarz, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Tennis Coach, 2014. B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Cortland State University.

Paul Settles, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s Tennis Coach, 2003. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Cambridge University.

Glenn Stewart, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach, 2016. B.A., California Polytechnic University Pomona. 

Kyle Sweeney, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Football Coach, 2011. B.S., Occidental College; M.S., Illinois State University.

Lauren Uhr, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, 2015. B.A., Fairfield University.

Kurt Vlasich, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Volleyball Coach, 2002. B.A., Pepperdine University.

William Walkenbach, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Head Baseball Coach, 2015. B.S., Cornell University; M.A., Georgia State University.

Harvey Mudd Emeriti

Hal S. Barron, Professor of Humanities Emeritus, 1979.

Elizabeth Baughman, Staff Emerita, 2014.

Tad A. Beckman, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, 1961.

Anthony Bright, Professor of Engineering Emeritus, 1986. 

Mary Cardenas, Professor of Engineering Emerita, 1995. 

Chih-Yung Chen, Associate Professor of Physics Emerita, 1990.

Courtney S. Coleman, Professor of Mathematics Emerita, 1959.

Iris C. Critchell, Instructor of Aeronautics Emerita, 1962.

Michael A. Erlinger, Professor of Computer Science Emeritus, 1981.

Gary R. Evans, Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership Emeritus, 1981.

Deren Finks, Dean of Admission Emeritus, 1988.

Mack Gilkeson, Professor of Engineering Emeritus, 1961.

Daniel L. Goroff, Professor of Mathematics and Economics, Vice President and Dean of the Faculty Emeritus, 2005.

John Greever, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, 1961.

Richard C. Haskell, Professor of Physics Emeritus, 1980.

Thomas M. Helliwell, Professor of Physics and Dean Emeritus, 1962.

Robert T. Ives, Associate Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, 1958.

Joseph A. King, Professor of Engineering Emeritus, 1986.

Henry A. Krieger, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, 1968.

Patrick Little, Professor of Engineering Emeritus, 1996.

Gregory A. Lyzenga ‘75, Professor of Physics Emeritus, 1990.

John I. Molinder, Professor of Engineering Emeritus, 1970.

James E. Monson, Professor of Engineering Emeritus, 1961.

Jeanne Noda, Vice President and Dean of Students Emerita, 1994.

Daniel C. Petersen, Professor of Physics Emeritus, 1974.

J. Richard Phillips, Professor of Engineering Emeritus, 1966.

Nicholas Pippenger, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, 2006.

Alden F. Pixley, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, 1962.

Donald Remer, Professor of Engineering Economics Emeritus, 1975.

Patricia D. Sparks, Professor of Physics Emerita, 1989.

Jon C. Strauss, President Emeritus, 2006.

Wing Cheung Tam, Professor of Engineering and Computer Science Emeritus, 1974.

B. Samuel Tanenbaum, Professor of Life Sciences and Engineering and Dean Emeritus, 1975.

John S. Townsend, Professor of Physics Emeritus, 1975.

F. Sheldon Wettack, Professor of Chemistry and Dean Emeritus, 1993.

Robert P. Wolf, Professor of Physics Emeritus, 1963.