Our academic departments represent many of the central disciplines of knowledge, including philosophy, literature, religion, and languages. Most departments are interdisciplinary, which encourages collaboration and allows you to expand disciplinary boundaries, such as Africana studies, neuroscience, East Asian studies, and politics.

A

Africana Studies

Chair: Pamela (Pam) Brooks

Administrative Assistant: David Divins

Room 29

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-8923

Anthropology

Chair: Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway

Administrative Assistant: Jackie Fortino

Room 305 440-775-8970

Archaeological Studies

Chair: Andrew (Drew) Wilburn Room 105 440-775-8399

Art

Chair: Erik Inglis, Pipo Nguyen-Duy

Administrative Assistant: Jamie Jacobs

Building 2, Room 166 440-775-8181

B

Biology

Chair: Keith Tarvin

Administrative Assistant: Twila Colley

Room K123 440-775-8315

C

Chemistry / Biochemistry

Chair: Rebecca Whelan

Administrative Assistant: Rachel Wysocki

Room A263 440-775-8300

Cinema Studies

Chair: Grace An

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Pardee

Room 116

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-6601

Classics

Chair: Andrew (Drew) Wilburn

Administrative Assistant: Linda Pardee

Room 105 440-775-8390

Comparative American Studies

Chair: Shelley Lee

Administrative Assistant: Linda Pardee

Room 141 440-775-5290

Comparative Literature

Chair: Jed Deppman

Administrative Assistant: Rochelle Travis

Room 125 440-775-8345

Computer Science

Chair: Robert (Bob) Geitz

Administrative Assistant: Jackie Fortino

Room 223 440-775-8043

Creative Writing

Chair: Dan Chaon

Administrative Assistant: Suzanne Overstreet

440-775-6567

D

Dance

Chair: Ann Cooper Albright

Administrative Assistant: Kathy Drennan

Room 100 440-775-8152

E

East Asian Studies

Chair: Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Administrative Assistant: Amy Redden

Room 316 440-775-8313

Economics

Chair: Ron Cheung

Administrative Assistant: Terri Pleska

Room 233

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-8483

English

Chair: Jeffrey Pence

Administrative Assistant: Sue Elkevizth

Room 130

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-8570

Environmental Studies

Chair: Md Rumi Shammin

Administrative Assistant: Rosalind Soltow

440-775-8747

F

French and Italian

Chair: Matthew Senior

Administrative Assistant: Blanche Villar

Room 301 440-775-5257

G

Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

Chair: Greggor Mattson

Administrative Assistant: David Divins

Room 29

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-8923

Geology

Chair: Dennis Hubbard

Administrative Assistant: Pat Sturges

Room 403 440-775-8350

German Language and Literatures

Chair: Elizabeth Hamilton

Administrative Assistant: Polly Bratton

Room 222 440-775-8650

H

Hispanic Studies

Chair: Sebastiaan Faber

Administrative Assistant: Blanche Villar

Room 301 440-775-5256

History

Chair: Renee Romano

Administrative Assistant: Kathy King

Room 316

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775 8520

J

Jewish Studies

Chair: David Kamitsuka

Administrative Assistant: Brenda Hall

Room 316

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-8866

L

Latin American Studies

Chair: Kristina Mani

Administrative Assistant: Tracy Tucker

Room 205

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-8657

Law and Society

Chair: Room 10

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-8495

M

Mathematics

Chair: Elizabeth Wilmer

Administrative Assistant: Pat Armstrong

Room 205 440-775-8380

Musical Studies

Chair: Charles McGuire, Annemarie (Ari) Sammartino

Administrative Assistant: Jeanne Rosecrans

Room 309 440-775-8297

N

Neuroscience

Chair: Michael Loose

Administrative Assistant: Kristi Gibson

Room A261 440-775-8768

P

Philosophy

Chair: Katherine Thomson-Jones

Administrative Assistant: Linda Pardee

Room 105 440-775-8390

Physics and Astronomy

Chair: Stephen FitzGerald

Administrative Assistant: Diane Doman

Room 110 440-775-8330

Politics

Chair: Marc Blecher

Administrative Assistant: Tracy Tucker

Room 216

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-8487

Psychology

Chair: Nancy Darling

Administrative Assistant: Joan Gleason

Room 120 440-775-8355

R

Religion

Chair: Cynthia (Cindy) Chapman

Administrative Assistant: Brenda Hall

Room 316

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

440-775-8866

Rhetoric and Composition

Chair: Laurie McMillin

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Pardee

Room 116 440-775-6601

Russian

Chair: Arlene Forman

Administrative Assistant: Polly Bratton

Room 222 440-775-8650

S

Sociology

Chair: Daphne John Room 305 440-775-8370

T

Theater

Chair: Caroline Jackson Smith

Administrative Assistant: Kathy Drennan

Room 100 440-775-8154