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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 2021-22

  • ANTHROPOLOGY – Shannon Fie, Leslie Williams (co–chairs)
  • ART/ART HISTORY – Kosta Hadavas
  • BIOLOGY – Amy Briggs
  • CHEMISTRY – Laura Parmentier
  • ECONOMICS – Bob Elder
  • EDUCATION AND YOUTH STUDIES – Jingjing Lou
  • ENGLISH – Tamara Ketabgian
  • GEOLOGY – Jim Rougvie
  • GREEK, LATIN, & ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES - Lisl Walsh
  • HISTORY – Daniel Brueckenhaus
  • MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE – Kristin Bonnie
  • MEDIA STUDIES - Kosta Hadavas
  • MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES – Susan Furukawa
  • MUSIC – Daniel Barolsky (Fall 21), Yvonne Wu (Spring 22)
  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES – Matt Tedesco
  • PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY – Britt Scharringhausen
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE – Pablo Toral
  • PSYCHOLOGY – Greg Buchanan
  • SOCIOLOGY – Charles Westerberg
  • THEATRE & DANCE – Amy Sarno

Program Chairs 2021-22

  • 3/2 ENGINEERING PROGRAM – Britt Scharringhausen
  • AFRICAN STUDIES – Rachel Ellett (Fall 21), Beth Dougherty (Spring 22)
  • ASIAN STUDIES – Robert LaFleur
  • BIOCHEMISTRY – Laura Parmentier
  • COGNITIVE SCIENCE – Matt Tedesco
  • COMPARATIVE LITERATURE – Amy Tibbitts
  • CRITICAL IDENTITY STUDIES – Lisl Walsh
  • DATA SCIENCE & DATA ANALYTICS - Kristin Bonnie, Diep Phan (co-chairs)
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES – Chris Fink
  • EUROPEAN STUDIES – Daniel Brueckenhaus
  • HEALTH AND SOCIETY STUDIES – Ron Watson
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – Beth Dougherty
  • JOURNALISM – Kosta Hadavas
  • LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES – Oswaldo Voysest
  • LAW AND JUSTICE – Pablo Toral
  • MEDIEVAL STUDIES – Ellen Joyce
  • MUSEUM STUDIES – Nicolette Meister
  • THE WRITING PROGRAM – Chuck Lewis

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