Faculty Affiliate Program

Faculty Affiliate Program

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.

Fall Sports:

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

Winter Sports:

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

Spring Sports:

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 (drg1@williams.edu) or phone (413) 597-4950.