Department & Program Chairs


As an integral component of Beloit’s academic programs, department and program chairs are responsible for the leadership of their department or program, including administrative, personnel, and resource management.

Department Chairs 2019-20

  • ANTHROPOLOGY – Shannon Fie, Jennifer Esperanza (co–chairs)
  • ART/ART HISTORY – George Williams (fall co-chair), Mark Klassen (spring co-chair), Joy Beckman (fall/spring co–chair)
  • BIOLOGY – Yaffa Grossman
  • CHEMISTRY – Ted Gries
  • ECONOMICS – Bob Elder
  • EDUCATION AND YOUTH STUDIES – Bill New
  • ENGLISH – Chuck Lewis
  • GEOLOGY – Sue Swanson
  • GREEK, LATIN, & ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES - Lisl Walsh
  • HISTORY – Ellen Joyce
  • MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE – Sue Swanson
  • MEDIA STUDIES - Shawn Gillen
  • MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES – Oswaldo Voysest
  • MUSIC – Daniel Barolsky
  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES – Natalie Gummer
  • PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY – Paul Stanley
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE – Beth Dougherty
  • PSYCHOLOGY – Kristin Bonnie
  • SOCIOLOGY – Charles Westerberg
  • THEATRE & DANCE – Amy Sarno

Program Chairs 2019-20

  • 3/2 ENGINEERING PROGRAM – Paul Stanley
  • AFRICAN STUDIES – Rachel Ellett
  • ASIAN STUDIES – Paul Stanley
  • BIOCHEMISTRY – Ted Gries
  • CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION – Lisl Walsh
  • COGNITIVE SCIENCE – Robin Zebrowski
  • COMPARATIVE LITERATURE – Amy Tibbitts
  • CRITICAL IDENTITY STUDIES – Catherine Orr
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES – Pablo Toral
  • EUROPEAN STUDIES – Daniel Brueckenhaus
  • HEALTH AND SOCIETY STUDIES – Ron Watson, Suzanne Cox (co–chairs)
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – Beth Dougherty
  • JOURNALISM – Shawn Gillen
  • LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES – Amy Tibbits
  • LAW AND JUSTICE – Beatrice McKenzie
  • MEDIEVAL STUDIES – Ellen Joyce
  • MUSEUM STUDIES – Joy Beckman, Nicolette Meister
  • RUSSIAN STUDIES – Donna Oliver
  • THE WRITING PROGRAM – Chuck Lewis

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