Paul Allen

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Sepideh Bajracharya

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Clifford Bekar

Associate Professor of Economics

Paulette Bierzychudek

Professor of Biology

Greta Binford

Associate Professor of Biology
Read more about Greta on the Lewis & Clark website.

David Campion

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Associate Professor of History

Yung-Pin Chen

Professor of Statistics
Yung-Pin Chen received his Ph.D. in statistics from Purdue University in 1994. He taught at Occidental College, Pomona College, and Smith College before coming to Lewis & Clark College in 2002. He is fascinated by the study of randomness.

Peter Drake

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Joel Fisher

Assistant Professor Of Art
Joel received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Hampshire in 1997 and a Master in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. From 2006-2007 he worked and studied as Meisterschule at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship. His photographs have shown both nationally and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions and has been published in various journals, magazines, and a monograph entitled Landmark. Work from an ongoing individual project entitled Agapage recently was exhibited at the Art Gym in Portland, Oregon and Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, California in 2015. In 2015-2016 Joel participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program.

J.M. Fritzman

Associate Professor of Philosophy

I have research interests in 19th & 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and Indian Philosophy. I have published articles such journals as in 16501850American Phil osophical Quarterly, Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great BritainClio,Continental Philosophy ReviewEducational TheoryIdealistic StudiesInternational Philosophical QuarterlyInternational Studies in Philosophy, Janus Head, The Journal of Speculative PhilosophyPhilosophiaPhilosophical ForumPhilosophical FrontiersPhilosophy in the Contemporary WorldPraxis InternationalThe Pluralist, and Rhetorica.

Ben Gaskins

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ben Gaskins is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lewis & Clark College. He teaches both American and Comparative Politics, including classes on religion and politics, mass media, public opinion, group politics, and political institutions. His research focuses mainly on the effect of religious commitment on opinion formation, media usage, voting behavior, and democratic citizenship. His work also looks at how citizens learn about politics and how they make political choices. His research has been published in The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, American Politics Research, Politics & Religion, and The International Journal of Press/Politics.

Daena Goldsmith

Professor of Rhetoric & Media Studies

Maureen Healy

Associate Professor of History

Healy’s research focuses on the social and cultural history of Central Europe (Germany, Austria, the Czechlands, Poland) with special emphasis on World War I, nations and nationalism, gender and everyday life. Her book, Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I (Cambridge University Press, 2004) was awarded the 2005 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize from the American Historical Association and the 2005 Barbara Jelavich Book Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Her current research project, entitled “At the Gates of Western Civilization: Islam and the Turks in Central European Historical Memory,” funded by a 2011-12 Fulbright senior research grant, examines how the siege of Vienna in 1683 has been re-told and re-written in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Central European patriots and nationalists. Recently, references to the siege have surfaced in debates about the identity of Europe and Turkey’s desire to join the EU. The study sheds light on the geographical imaginations of historical actors, and shows how and to what ends they have used defeat of “the Turks” to delineate the boundaries of “Europe.” Professor Healy’s research has been supported by the National Humanities Center; the Fulbright Commission; and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Deborah Heath

Director, Gender Studies Program and Associate Professor of Anthropology

Greg Hermann

Professor of Biology

Matt Johnston

Associate Professor of Art History
Matt Johnston studies modern visual culture, in particular the nineteenth century and popular media such as photography and print. A focus in his work is exploring how print publications used landscape images to motivate the expansion and development of the United States. His book on this subject, Surveying the Nation in Time: Landscape and Narrative in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture, will be published in 2016.

Jessica Kleiss

Assistant Professor
Jessica is an assistant professor of Environmental Studies at Lewis & Clark College.  She did her dissertation work examining the energetics and kinematics of breaking waves in the deep ocean at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Ken Melville. She is now using similar image processing techniques to explore the identification and motion of clouds in the sky

Oren Kosansky

Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology


Louis Kuo

Professor of Chemistry

Diana Leonard

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Rebecca Lingafelter

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Rebecca Lingafelter is a performer, director, producer and teacher living in Portland, OR. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005, where she studied with Anne Bogart, Andrei Serban and Kristin Linklater. In New York she performed at Classic Stage Company, PS122, The Ontological Hysteric Incubator, HERE Arts Center, The Bushwick Starr, The Chocolate Factory, Judson Church, Vortex Theatre Company, Target Margin Theatre, and The Metropolitan Opera. She has performed internationally in Korea, Germany, Italy, England and Budapest, Hungary. She was co-artistic director of experimental theatre ensemble Performance Lab 115 from 2005-2010 and was lead-artist for PL115’s six-month residency with Mabou Mines mentored by Ruth Maleczech in 2008. Rebecca has taught voice, movement, acting and contemporary performance for over 7 years. She taught at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where she was on faculty through 2010. In addition she taught at the Public Theater, Classic Stage Company and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. In Portland, she has taught at the Portland Actors Conservatory and Portland Playhouse as well as leading workshops for Third Rail Repertory and PETE. Local credits include Collapse with Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Fifth of July with Profile Theatre and performances at On The Boards and Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival with her theatre company, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (PETE). In addition to stage work, Rebecca’s commercial and television credits include a Guest Star role on TNT’s Leverage, as well as national Pepsi and Kraft commercials. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA.

Janis Lochner

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Professor of Science

My research interests are focused on the biochemical events that facilitate long-term memory formation. Changes in neuronal architecture accompany long-term memory formation. Several lines of evidence suggest that the serine protease, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), serves as a modulator of learning-related synaptic plasticity. To better understand the molecular determinants of synaptic plasticity, my laboratory uses fluorescence microscopy and green fluorescent protein (GFP) technology to study the synaptic localization, distribution and secretion of tPA and other key neuromodulatory proteins at synaptic sites.

Todd Lochner

Associate Professor

Todd Lochner teaches undergraduate courses in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Introduction to American Politics, and Law, Lawyers and Society. He also teaches a joint undergraduate-law school course on Election Law at Northwestern School of Law, where he is a Research Fellow.  He is Prelaw Advisor to the College, and his articles appear in Law & PolicyRegulation & GovernanceElection Law Journal, and Justice System Journal, among others.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Suzanna watching Game of Thrones and Modern Family.

Margaret Metz

Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. Metz is a plant community ecologist whose research explores the relative importance of biotic interactions, disturbance, and the abiotic environment in driving forest dynamics and diversity. She has ongoing research programs in both temperate and tropical forests.

Erik Nilsen

Associate Professor of Psychology

Shannon O'Leary

Assistant Professor of Physics

Freddy O. Vilches

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Dawn Odell

Associate Professor of Art History
Dawn Odell’s research focuses on the exchange of material goods and artistic practices between Asia and Europe in the early modern period, with a particular emphasis on the Dutch engagement with China. She has published articles on the seventeenth-century Dutch travel book author Johan Nieuhof, Chinese export porcelain, Dutch and Chinese ethnographies, and early Sinology in Europe.

Jay Odenbaugh

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair




Liz Safran

Associate Professor of Geological Science and Director of Environmental Studies
Liz Safran’s bio.

Bethe Scalettar

Professor of Physics

Bryan Sebok

Associate Professor, Department Chair of Rhetoric and Media Studies

  • Bryan Sebok is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Rhetoric and Media Studies.  His research interests include innovation in the film and media industries, narrative film, documentary film production, and industrial shifts.  He has recently completed his feature documentary, FOOD TRUCK: THE MOVIE, which premiered at the Madrid International Film Festival, winning Best Feature Documentary.

Ellen Seljan

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Ellen Seljan teaches courses on American politics, Congress, parties and interest groups, public policy, and research methods. Her research examines trends in public finance at the state and local levels of government. Her ongoing work analyzes the effects of fiscal institutions on state and local finances, as well as municipal tax capacity. She has published articles in State Politics and Policy Quarterly and the National Tax Journal. She previously taught at the University of South Carolina.

Stepan Simek

Professor of Theatre

Stepan Simek has been a faculty member at Lewis and Clark College since 2001. Previously, he taught at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and at Reed College in Portland, OR. Originally from Prague, Czech Republic, Prof. Simek has trained as an actor in the Czech Republic and spent five years in Switzerland working as a director and assistant director at various theatres there, including the “Zurich Schauspielhaus.” He lives with his wife Esther and their two teenage sons in a grand old house in one of Portland’s most beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods, bikes to work daily, plays tennis, and is an avid skier. At Lewis & Clark College, Professor Simek teaches a wide range of courses ranging from the history and literature of the theatre, to advanced acting and directing. He also directs main stage productions at the college, and he continues working professionally in the Portland theatre scene. In the United States since 1987, Prof. Simek received his MFA in Directing at the University of Washington in 1995. He has directed more than 40 productions both professionally and in college settings in both the United States (Seattle, San Francisco, New York, and Portland) and in Europe, translated number of contemporary plays from Czech, German, and French into English, and adapted several novels for the theatre including Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray, Franz Kafka’s early Amerika, and others. His work as a director was honored by the 1996 Drama League of New York with the “Drama League Directing Fellowship,” and his translations of two contemporary Czech plays earned him the 2006 “PEN America Translation Award.” As one of the authorized translators of the body of work of the former Czech President and playwright Vaclav Havel, Prof. Simek continues working on creating new American translations of Havel’s plays, as well as those of the other leading contemporary Czech playwrights. In addition to teaching, directing in professional and college settings, translating, and adapting, Professor Simek has published numerous articles on the contemporary Czech theatre in the journal of international performance, “TheatreForum,” and the journal of “Slavic and East European Performance”. His translations appeared in several international anthologies.

Allison Simler

UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology

Liz Stanhope

Associate Professor of Mathematics

I study the (Laplace) spectral geometry of Riemannian orbifolds, and the topological properties of orbifolds which satisfy Ricci or sectional curvature bounds. I am also interested in spectral graph theory.

Norma Velazquez Ulloa

Assistant Professor in Biology

Freddy Viches

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Freddy Vilches

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Ted Vogel

Associate Professor of Art and Studio Head in Ceramics
Ted Vogel is Associate Professor of Art and Program Head in Ceramics at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon where he has taught since 1994.

In addition to his teaching at Lewis & Clark College, Ted has taught workshops nationally, and has served as a visiting artist at numerous colleges, universities and art centers. Ted often incorporates glass, clay, cast iron and digital imagery into his art-making vocabulary. His work is exhibited widely and is held in numerous public and private collections and is published in numerous books and ceramics publications.  This fall, Ted will open a one-person exhibition of his sculptures and installations at Kent State University.

Ted is one of the founding developers of a growing collection of images of contemporary ceramics by recognized artists.  Arts educators, students, artists, scholars, curators and the general public use this on-line project worldwide. Currently this site has grown to 400 national and international artists and hosts a growing 4000 images.

Sarah Warren

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Todd Watson

Associate Professor

Tamily Weissman-Unni

Assistant Professor of Biology

Elliott Young

Professor of History


Yueping Zhang

Associate Professor of Psychology

Rishona Zimring

Professor of English

Pamela Zobel-Thropp

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology


Hayley Abourezk-Pinkstone

'17, Economics/Mathematics

Musa Ahmed

'14, History

Samantha Alibrando

'15, Philosophy

Jack Andreoni

'14 Environmental Studies / Hispanic Studies

Kendra Autumn

'17, Biology (Willamette University)

Eli Barnes

'16, Mathematics

Jake Bartman

'15, English and Philosophy

Anashkusha Beauchamp

'16, Theatre

Mack Beveridge

'16, Mathematics

Emma Biddulph

'17, History

Sasha Bishop

'15, Biology

Daniel Blasher

'13, Psychology

Sabina Blizzard

'12, Biology

Laura Bogar

'12, Biology

Dana Bronson

'14, English and History

Mariah Brooks

'16, RHMS

Viv Cai

CELS Intern

Viv Cal

High School Student

Hannah Clements

'15, Biology

Maggie Costello

'16 Latin American Studies, self designed Major

Miguel D Guerrero

'17 Philosophy

Walker Davis

'15, Political Science

William DeLee


Abraham DeLeon

'13, Rosemary Anderson High School

Juliana DePietro

'14, Psychology

Bruce Duffett

'17, Rhetoric and Media Studies

Zane Dundon

'18 Political Science

Sten Eccles-Irwin

'16, History

Tori Eichten

'19 BCMB

Vashti Engebretson

'15, Biology

Minjin Enkhjargal

2016, Health and Science High School, Beaverton, OR

Angie Epifano

Art History major, Senior

Maia Erickson

'15, Cross Cultural Conflict Studies

Adriana Estrada

'15, Hispanic Studies / Psychology

Maya Flint

2015, Mathematics

Abigail Freed

'17, Studio Art

Mia Freiberg

'16, Psychology

Michelle Garfias

'15, Biology

Laurel Garrett

'16 Environmental Studies / Math minor
Laurel is a Lewis & Clark College student majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Math. Originally from Tacoma, Washington, she spends most of her time in Portland, Oregon taking classes and working.

Owen Gartner

'16, Political Science/Psychology

Demi Glidden

'16, Biology

Maya Gold

'14, Political Science

Alaina Green

'14, Physics/Mathematical Sciences

Kendra Gregory

'18, SOAN

Robin Gropp

'16, Biology & Pre-Engineering

Elizabeth Growdon

'16, Philosophy

Martha Guyo

CELS Intern

Simran Handa

'19 BCMB

Lauren Heald

'16, Chemistry

Bridgette Hickey


Claire Hinkley

'15, Sociology/Anthropology

Emma Hoch-Schneider

'16, History and Biology

Sophia Horigan

'16, Biology

Janel Hull

'15, Biology

Lacey Jacoby

'17 Biology, Sociology/Anthropology

Nanya Jhingran

Psychology '16

Hongyi Jiang

'19, Studio Art Major

Katie Keith

'15, Mathematics
Rising LC senior with a Mathematics major and Chinese minor.

Makayla Keydell


Sofia Knutson

'16 Hispanic Studies/ English Major, Latin American Studies minor

Sarah Koch

'15, English and Philosophy

Sofia Koutzoukis

'16, Biology

Katie Kowal

'17 Physics/Political Science

Jennifer Lakeman

'16, Biology

Rosemary Lambert

'17, Theatre

Sarah Lomas

'14, Philosophy

David Lovitz

'17 Computer Science
David is a student at Lewis & Clark College majoring in Computer Science.  He began his studies at the University of Puget Sound before transferring to LC. He enjoys running, reading, and solving puzzles.

Sarah Lowenstein

'15, BCMB

Junnan Lyu

'17, Studio Art Major

Jesenya Maldonado

'15, Hispanic Studies / History

Jessica Maravilla

'16, Psychology

Noam Margalit

'18, SOAN

Charlotte Markle

'15, Theatre

Marc Matchak

'15, English

Patricia Milligan

'14 Sociology & Anthropology

Emma Moorhead

'19 Philosophy

Melanie Morris

'15, Biology

Zach Mouton

'15, Psychology

Jessica Nelson

'12, Biology

Fran Novak

'17, Biology

Grace Petrie

'18, Rhetoric and Media Studies

Owen Phillips

'16, Chemistry

Caitlin Poer Morris

'16 Biology

Ian Price

Art History major, Senior

Tsvi Prochnik

'13, Psychology

Fiona Rambo

'19 Biology

Gabe Ratcliff

'14, Psychology

Nicolas Read

'18, German Studies and International Affairs

Alice Reichert

Sociology and Anthropology major, Junior

Benjamin Robinson

'15, Mathematics / Physics

Chloe Robinson

Psychology '16

Nathan Romine

'14, International Affairs

Harris Rosenblum

'16, Philosophy

Gabe Ruimy

'15, Philosophy

Ella Santana-Propper

'17, Biology

Faviana Schectman

'17, Hispanic Studies

Rachel Schumacher

'14, International Affairs

Karen Schwartzwald

'18 Mathematics and Physics

Srey Seng

'16, Computer Science

Lex Shapiro

'17 Environmental Studies / Latin American Studies

Ariel Shaw

Cleveland High School

Brian Shirley

'16, Psychology

McKenzie Southworth

'14, Philosophy

Teresa Stackhouse

'16, Biology

Sara Stout

'18 Mathematics

Armen Stromquist

2015, Mathematics

Carlos Sánchez

'18, Hispanic Studies

Jackson Thein

'18 BCMB

Holly Thomson

'16, BCMB

Zachary Tobias

'12, Biology

Alvaro Torres

'18, Hispanic Studies / Latin American Studies

Lillian Tuttle

'15, English

Katrina Von Burg

'16, Biology

Laura Voss

'17 BCMB

Katherine Wackett

'17 History/Hispanic Studies Major, Latin American Studies Minor

Ina Waring-Enriquez

'17, Biology

Leah Weston

'14, Biology

Cory Wilson

'15, International Affairs

Mason Wordell

'15, Biology

Carmel Yang

'16, SOAN

Meghan Zea

'16, RHMS

Aojie Zheng

'15, Physics

Yang Zhou

2015, Mathematics

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