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Meet Our Faculty

Hamilton's faculty members are active and accomplished scholars and dedicated teachers. In the classroom, the lab, the studio and beyond, professors are engaged in the intellectual and cultural lives of their students.

This directory includes an alphabetical listing of current Hamilton faculty members and information about their areas of expertise and teaching experience. You can also search by name or area of study below.



Vivyan Adair

Vivyan Adair, Acting Chair, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle
Areas of expertise: women’s studies; race, class, gender, sexuality and nation; comparative literature and theories of composition and rhetoric; sexuality studies; welfare reform, education and public policy
Rama Alhabian

Rama Alhabian, Assistant Professor of Arabic

B.A., Effat University; M.A., Cornell University; M.A., King Saud University; Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of expertise: 19th & 20th Century Arabic literature, Medieval Arabic travel writing and the Medieval Maqama, Genre, Translation, and Postcolonial Studies
Mo Alloush

Mo Alloush, Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A., American University of Beirut; M.P.P., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Areas of expertise: development, urban, and behavioral economics and applied econometrics
Abhishek Amar

Abhishek Amar, Associate Professor of Asian Studies

B.A., Dyal Singh College; M.A. and M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ph.D., University of London
Areas of expertise: archaeological history of South Asian religions, especially Buddhist and Hindu traditions; research in themes of inter-religious dynamics, syncretism and religious transformation; colonialism and reconfigurations of sacred centers; and religion and water management in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions
Marissa Ambio

Marissa Ambio, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

B.A., Williams College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University; Columbia University
Douglas Ambrose

Douglas Ambrose, Professor of History

B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton
Areas of expertise: U.S. history, the old South, Christianity in American history, American colonial history, the American founding era and proslavery thought
Frank Anechiarico

Frank Anechiarico, the Maynard-Knox Professor of Law, Director of Public Policy

A.B., Hamilton College; A.M. and Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise: public administration, public ethics and law and society
Mairin Augustine

Mairin Augustine, Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.S., M.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Areas of expertise: social, emotional, and self-regulatory development; infant and child temperament; parent-child relationships


Stephanie Bahr

Stephanie Bahr, Assistant Professor of Literature

B.A., Mount Allison University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
David Bailey

David Bailey, the Winslow Chair of Modern Science and Professor of Geosciences

B.S., Bates College; M.S., Dalhousie University; Ph.D., Washington State University
Areas of expertise: geochemistry and petrogenesis of Miocene volcanic rocks in the Powder River Volcanic Field, history of igneous and tectonic activity in the northeastern United States, the mineralogy of New York State
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