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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 2020-21

  • ANTHROPOLOGY – Lisa Anderson-Levy, Jennifer Esperanza (co–chairs)
  • ART/ART HISTORY – Shawn Gillen
  • BIOLOGY – Yaffa Grossman
  • CHEMISTRY – Ted Gries
  • ECONOMICS – Bob Elder
  • EDUCATION AND YOUTH STUDIES – Jingjing Lou
  • ENGLISH – Tamara Ketabgian
  • GEOLOGY – Sue Swanson
  • GREEK, LATIN, & ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES - Lisl Walsh
  • HISTORY – Ellen Joyce
  • MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE – Darrah Chavey, Kristin Bonnie (co-chairs)
  • MEDIA STUDIES - Shawn Gillen
  • MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES – Donna Oliver
  • MUSIC – Daniel Barolsky
  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES – Matt Tedesco
  • PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY – Patrick Polley
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE – Beth Dougherty
  • PSYCHOLOGY – Greg Buchanan
  • SOCIOLOGY – Charles Westerberg
  • THEATRE & DANCE – Amy Sarno

Program Chairs 2020-21

  • 3/2 ENGINEERING PROGRAM – Patrick Polley
  • AFRICAN STUDIES – Rachel Ellett
  • ASIAN STUDIES – Robert LaFleur
  • BIOCHEMISTRY – Ted Gries
  • COGNITIVE SCIENCE – Robin Zebrowski
  • COMPARATIVE LITERATURE – Amy Tibbitts
  • CRITICAL IDENTITY STUDIES – Catherine Orr
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES – Chris Fink
  • EUROPEAN STUDIES – Daniel Brueckenhaus
  • HEALTH AND SOCIETY STUDIES – Ron Watson, (fall 2020,) Suzanne Cox (spring 2021)
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – Beth Dougherty
  • JOURNALISM – Shawn Gillen
  • LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES – Oswaldo Voysest
  • LAW AND JUSTICE – Beatrice McKenzie
  • MEDIEVAL STUDIES – Ellen Joyce
  • MUSEUM STUDIES – Joy Beckman
  • RUSSIAN STUDIES – Donna Oliver
  • THE WRITING PROGRAM – Chuck Lewis

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