Faculty and Staff


This list of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences faculty and staff members may be viewed either alphabetically or by department.

Wagner, John           214-768-2750 Website

Adjunct lecturer

Walker, Rachel     walkerr@smu.edu       214-768-4877

Research Associate I

Wallace, Ben J.     bwallace@smu.edu       214-768-2930 Website


University of Wisconsin at Madison

Research Interests: Ecology, Southeast Asia, Economic Change, Social Change, Developmental Anthropology
Walther, John V.     walther@smu.edu       214-768-3174 Website

Professor, Clifford W. Matthews Chair in Geological Sciences

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Director of Environmental Science Program

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Wang, Xinlei     swang@smu.edu       214-768-2459 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Decision Science & Statistics, University of Texas at Austin, 2002 M.A., Statistics, University of Pittsburg, 1998 B.S., Automatic Control, University of Science and Technology of China, 1997

Research Interests: Bayesian Methodologies, Judgement Post Stratification, Micro-Array Data Analysis
Weber, Shlomo     sweber@smu.edu       214-768-3577 Website

Professor, Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor

Ph.D., Hebrew University at Jerusalem

Wegren, Stephen K.     swegren@smu.edu       (214) 768-2523 Website

Professor of Political Science
Director of International and Area Studies

Ph.D., Columbia University

Research Interests: Democratization, Land Reform in Post-Communist States, Peasant State Relations, Political Economy in Post-Communist States, Russia, Social Stratification and Mobility
Weisenburger, Steven     sweisenb@smu.edu       214-768-2897 Website

Professor, Jacob and Frances Mossiker Chair in Humanities

Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Interests: African American Literature, Cultural History, Satire, White Supremacy
Wellman, Kathleen A.     kwellman@smu.edu       214-768-2967 Website


Chair of the History Department

Dedman Family Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research Interests: Early Modern European History, Renaissaince Queens, Intellectual, France
Westfall, Mary     westfall@smu.edu       214-768-2438

Assistant to Chair

Wetherington, Ronald K.     rwetheri@smu.edu       214-768-2927 Website


Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests: Physical Anthropology, Genetics, Evolutionary Theroy, Skeletal Growth, Southwest United States, Forensic Anthropology
Wheaton, Elizabeth M.     ewheaton@smu.edu       214-768-2836 Website

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., Temple University

Wheeler, Bonnie     bwheeler@smu.edu       214-768-2949 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Brown University

Research Interests: , Medieval, Arthurian, Chaucer
Wheeler, John     jwheeler@smu.edu       214-768-1129

English as a Second Language

M.A/M.M., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Wiegman, Daniel     dwiegman@smu.edu       214-768-1420 Website


M.A., University of the Americas

Williams, Byron           214-455-6702


Williams, Richard K.     richardw@smu.edu       214-768-3262 Website


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Research Interests: Complex Analysis, Topology
Willis, Betsy     bwillis@engr.smu.edu       214-768-1732


Ph.D., Purdue University

Wilson, David J.     dwilson@smu.edu       214-768-3545 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests: Archaeology, South America
Wilson, J. Matthew     jmwilson@mail.smu.edu       214-768-4054 Website

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Duke University

Research Interests: Political Psychology, Political Behavior, Religion and Politics, Race and Politics, Political Methodology, American Political Thought
Winandy, Rita A.     rwinandy@smu.edu       214-768-1423 Website

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests: French, French Culture, French Literature
Winkler, Alisa     awinkler@smu.edu       214-768-2830

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D.,Southern Methodist University

Winkler, Dale     dwinkler@smu.edu       214-768-2898

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., University of Texas

Wise, John G.     jwise@smu.edu       214-768-3426 Website
Associate Professor 


Ph.D., University of Rochester

Wisian-Neilson, Patty J.     pwisian@smu.edu       214-768-2483 Website


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests: Cyclic Phosphazenes
Wood, Angela     angelaw@smu.edu       214-768-2961


Southern Methodist University

Woodward, Wayne A.     waynew@smu.edu       214-768-1426 Website

Professor and Chair

Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Research Interests: Time Series, Robust Estimation, Statistical Analysis