The Architectural Studies program is housed in the Department of Art History and Architectural Studies, which is the home department for the program's historians. As an Architectural Studies major, you will also have the opportunity to work with associated faculty members in many other departments.

Department Chair

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies

Joseph Alchermes

Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies

Late Roman art • Early Christian art • Byzantine art • Medieval architecture


Faculty

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art

Denise Pelletier

Professor of Art

Ceramics • Sculpture • Site-specific art


Aaron Trahan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies

Anna Vallye, Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies

Anna Vallye

Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies

History of 20th century architecture • History of urban planning • Interwar avant garde art and architecture


Rebekah Sturges

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies

Associated Faculty

Nadav Assor, Associate Professor of Art

Nadav Assor

Associate Professor of Art

(On sabbatical, Academic Year 2018-2019)

New Media art • Interactive programming and prototyping as art-making methods • Sound and video production and presentation, with a focus on experimental methods • Experimental 3D methods: motion capture, 3D scanning, 3D printing • Media installation; Media performance; Critical perspectives on art and technology • Cultural aspects of military-industrial technologies, with a concentration on imaging technologies and drone (UAV) technologies, their histories and implications • DIY drone construction and control (hacking drones) • Mapping-related and site-specific art



Gregory A. Bailey, Associate Professor of Art, Chair of the Art Department

Gregory A. Bailey

Associate Professor of Art, Chair of the Art Department

Sculpture • Mold making and casting • Ceramic shell foundry process • Welding and fabrication • Wood construction • Installation art • Conceptual art


Catherine Benoit, Professor of Anthropology, Acting Chair of the Anthropology Department

Catherine Benoit

Professor of Anthropology, Acting Chair of the Anthropology Department

Migration and border reinforcement • Anthropology of gardens and landscape • Health inequalities • Areas of interest: Haiti, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, European overseas territories


MaryAnne Borrelli, Professor of Government

MaryAnne Borrelli

Professor of Government

United States politics and government • Gender and United States politics • The Presidency • Congress


Ann S. Devlin, May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor of Psychology

Ann S. Devlin

May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor of Psychology

Environmental psychology • Healthcare design • Evidence-based design • Spatial cognition



S. James Lee, Jean C. Tempel '65 Assistant Professor of Computer Science

S. James Lee

Jean C. Tempel '65 Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Avatars • Computer graphics and visualization for interactive applications such as computer games, virtual reality environments, autonomous interactive characters, museum installations



Kathleen McKeon

Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department

Computational graph theory • Enumeration • Algebraic graph theory • Probabilistic combinatorics • Algorithms and analysis

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art

Denise Pelletier

Professor of Art

Ceramics • Sculpture • Site-specific art


Peter Siver, Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies, Director of the Environmental Studies Program

Peter Siver

Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies, Director of the Environmental Studies Program

Limnology • Phycology • Impacts of environmental stress on lakes • Reconstructing ancient environments



Michael Weinstein, Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy

Michael Weinstein

Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy

First-year physics ("studio") • Introductory astronomy lectures and labs


Andrea Wollensak, Professor of Art, Judith Ammerman '60 Director, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology

Andrea Wollensak

Professor of Art, Judith Ammerman '60 Director, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology

Social design and collaborative community ventures • Mapping and visualizing data • Digital poetics • Site-specific installation works