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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.

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Vivyan Adair, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies

vadair@hamilton.edu
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

Abhishek Amar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

aamar@hamilton.edu
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

Douglas Ambrose, the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis ’38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of History

dambrose@hamilton.edu
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, the Maynard-Knox Professor of Law

fanechia@hamilton.edu
A.B., Hamilton College; A.M. and Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise: public administration, public ethics and law and society

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David Bailey, Chair, Professor of Geosciences

dbailey@hamilton.edu
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

Mark Bailey, Chair, Professor of Computer Science

mbailey@hamilton.edu
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.C.S. and Ph.D., University of Virginia
Areas of expertise: the boundary between hardware and software, including program optimization, embedded systems, computer architecture and computer security

Erol Balkan, Professor of Economics

ebalkan@hamilton.edu
B.A. and M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton
Areas of expertise: formation of middle classes in developing countries, effects of short-term capital flows on the Turkish economy and economic development, international finance and political economy of the Middle East

Joyce Barry, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies

jmbarry@hamilton.edu
B.A., Concord College; M.A., Radford University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Areas of expertise: environmental justice, climate change, food politics and feminist research methodologies
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