The Faculty Affiliate Program at Williams College seeks to strengthen the relationship between the athletic and academic lives of the College. The Program supports the College’s understanding of intercollegiate athletics as a core part of the Williams educational mission.
Academic faculty members volunteer to partner with athletic teams in a casual and supportive way. In addition to attending competitions, Faculty Affiliates periodically join team members for meals, attend team functions, or even attend practice!
There are several objectives for this program:
- To enhance connections between student-athletes and academic faculty members by providing additional mentoring for student-athletes, particularly with management of academic responsibilities and communication with professors.
- To connect academic and athletic faculty members and promote an understanding of their respective challenges, responsibilities, and approaches to teaching and working with students.
- To support the academic mission of the college while also increasing understanding of the ways in which intercollegiate athletics enhances the educational mission of the College.
- To strengthen the relationships between student-athletes, professors, and coaches beyond the classroom.
The list of Faculty Affiliates and their teams can be found below.
Men’s Cross Country: Bud Wobus, Geology and Kris Kirby, Psychology
Women’s Cross Country: Bud Wobus, Geology and Kris Kirby, Psychology
Women’s Field Hockey: Janneke Vandestadt, German & Russian & Ronadh Cox, Geosciences
Men’s Soccer: Magnus Bernhardson, History
Women’s Soccer: Sara LaLumia, Economics and Bob Kavenaugh, Psychology
Volleyball: Alan White, Philosophy
Men's and Women’s Alpine Skiing: Jeannie Albrecht, Computer Science
Men's and Women's Nordic: Dave Dethier, Geosciences
Men’s Basketball: Kris Kirby, Psychology
Women’s Basketball: Noah Sandstrom, Psychology & Marlene Sandstrom, Psychology
Women’s Ice Hockey: Will Dudley, Philosophy
Men’s Ice Hockey: David Pilachowski, Library
Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving: Carolyn Miles, Assistant Director of Student Services
Men’s Squash: Chip Chandler, Leadership Studies
Women’s Squash: Enrique Peacock, Chemistry
Wrestling: Keith McPartland, Philosophy
Women’s Crew: Lara Shore-Sheppard, Economics
Baseball: Alan Hirsch, Political Science & Steve Nafziger, Economics
Softball: Tom Smith, Chemistry
Women’s Golf: Steve Swoap, Biology
Men’s Lacrosse: Will Olney, Economics
Women’s Lacrosse: Scott Wong, History
Men’s Tennis: Gage McWeeny, English
Women’s Tennis: Brent Heeringa, Computer Science
Women's Track & Field: Rashida Braggs, Africana Studies
For more information on the Faculty Affiliate Program, contact Dan Greenberg via email (email@example.com) or phone (413) 597-4950.