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David Wacks

Professor of Spanish: Department Head, Romance Languages
Comics and Cartoon Studies, English Department, Judaic Studies Program, Middle East and North African Studies, Medieval Studies, Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 541-346-4029
Office: 105C Friendly Hall
Research Interests: Medieval Iberian literature and culture, Sephardic studies, Mediterranean Studies

Glen Waddell

Professor
Economics, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-1259
Office: 533 PLC
Research Interests: labor, education, health, industrial organization

Angela Waddell

English Graduate Student
English Department
Phone: 541-346-8750
Office: 228C PLC

Louise Wade

Professor Emerita
History
Phone: 541-346-4802
Office: 275 McKenzie Hall

Harve Waff

Professor Emeritus
Earth Sciences

Jensen Wainwright

Graduate Student
Anthropology
Phone: 541-346-5109
Office: 365/366 Condon Hall
Research Interests: Paleoenviornment, stable isotope geochemistry

Eleanor Wakefield

Career Instructor
English Department
Phone: 541-346-0055
Office: 301B Tykeson Hall

Haley Wakelam

Graduate Employee, Romance Languages, MA
Romance Languages
Office: 30 Friendly Hall
Research Interests: feminist ethics, contemporary affect, non-place, critical theory, aesthetic categories, lieux communs, translation theory, media theory, Global South studies, discard studies

Sarah D Wald

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies & English
Associate Director of Environmental Studies; Director of Graduate Admissions for English
English Department, Environmental Studies, Food Studies, IRES, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-1613
Office: 443 PLC
Research Interests: The Relationship Between Race and The Environment, Immigration and Citizenship, Food Studies, Environmental Justice, and Nature In Popular Culture, Comparative Approach to Asian American and Latinx Literature and Culture

Kirstin Waldkoenig

Ph.D.
GE
Philosophy Department
Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
Research Interests: Environmental philosophy, feminism, body & materiality, ethics

Lindsey Waldrop

Graduate Student
East Asian Languages
Office: Friendly Hall 27
Research Interests: Late-imperial Chinese Literature

Ashley Walker

Assistant Professor
Human Physiology
Phone: 541-346-5058
Office: 162 Onyx Bridge
Research Interests: Aging and Vascular Physiology

Natalie Walker

Master's Student
Economics

Karen E. Walker

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Creative Writing Program
Phone: 541-346-0544
Office: 212 Alder Bldg

Michael Walker

Scene Shop Coordinator
Theatre Arts
Phone: 541-346-4105
Office: 117A Theatre Arts

Peter Walker

Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies, Geography
Phone: 541-346-4541
Office: 100 Condon Hall
Research Interests: Political ecology, environmental politics, climate change adaptation, wildfire, collaborative and community based resource management, land use, wildfire, American West, Africa

Tian Walker

Graduate Student
Anthropology
Phone: 541-346-5109
Office: 365/366 Condon Hall

Anne Walkup

MA Student
Language Teaching Studies
Language Teaching Studies, Linguistics

Paul Wallace

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-5985
Office: 220 Cascade Hall
Research Interests: Igneous petrology, volcanology, geochemistry

Glynne Walley

Associate Professor, Japanese Literature
East Asian Languages
Office: 423 Friendly Hall

Scott Wallner

Doctoral Student
Psychology Department
Office: 232 LISB
Research Interests: Cognitive-Neuroscience

Karl Wallulis

Instructor
Mathematics
Phone: 541-346-8403
Office: 333D Tykeson Hall

Kristina Walowski

Alumni
Earth Sciences
Research Interests: geochemistry and volcanology

Lucy Walsh

ShakeAlert Regional Coordinator
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4654
Office: 1600 Millrace Dr., Ste 245

Yohan Walter

Science Lab Preparator
Physics Demonstrations
Physics Department
Phone: 5413464801
Office: WIL 142
Research Interests: Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology, Science Outreach, Education

Nick Walters

Pre-PhD student
Mathematics
Phone: 541-346-4729
Office: 11B University Hall

Alice Wang

Doctoral Student
Psychology Department
Office: 339 Straub
Research Interests: Developmental

Kai Shyang Wang

Instructor
Mathematics
Phone: 541-346-0538
Office: 333C Tykeson Hall

Xiaoyu Wang

PhD candidate
Japanese GE
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-4656
Office: UO Annex, Ste 3
Research Interests: Okinawan literature, minority literature, Japanese television drama

Yugen Wang

Professor, Chinese Literature and Department Head
Asian Studies, East Asian Languages
Office: 304 Friendly Hall

Hao Wang

Retired Faculty
Mathematics

Hailin Wang

Professor
Alec and Kay Keith Chair in Physics
OMQ, Physics Department
Phone: 541-346-4758
Office: 274 Willamette Hall
Research Interests: Experimental optical and condensed matter physics; quantum optics with spins, excitons, and nanomechanical oscillators, quantum information processing

Sophie Yan Wang

Doctoral Student
Economics
Research Interests: Macroeconomics

Chen Wang

Pre-PhD student
Mathematics
Phone: 541-346-0139
Office: 12 University Hall

Katie Warden

PhD Candidate
Sociology
Office: 716 PLC
Research Interests: Disability Rights, Law and Society, Critical Race Theory, Fat Studies

Peter A. Warnek

Associate Professor of Philosophy
International Studies Coordinator/Library Representative
German & Scandinavian, Philosophy Department
Phone: 541-346-5542
Office: 246 Susan Campbell Hall
Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy, 19th-20th Century Continental Philosophy, Kant, Philosophy of Nature, Myth, Tragedy, History of Philosophy

Micah Warren

Associate Professor
Mathematics
Phone: 541-346-5618
Office: 318 Fenton Hall

Philip Washbourne

Associate Professor
Biology Department, Neuroscience
Phone: 541-346-4138
Office: 334 D Huestis Hall

James Watkins

Associate Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4681
Office: 205A Cascade Hall
Research Interests: Stable isotope geochemistry & experimental petrology

Marjorie Watkins Cherkasky

FIND Trainer
Center for Translational Neuroscience, Psychology Department, Stress Neurobiology and Prevention Research (SNAP) Lab
Phone: 541-346-3441
Office: LISB

Karin Sprei Watson

M.A.
Philosophy Department
Research Interests: history of philosophy, ethics, political theory, and epistemology

Jack Watson

Associate Professor Emeritus
Theatre Arts

Leighton Watson

Postdoctoral Scholar
Earth Sciences
Research Interests: Volcanology, infrasound, geophysics, pyroclastic density currents, snow avalanches

Lesley Jo Weaver

Associate Professor
Global Health Program, Global Studies
Phone: 541-346-5089
Office: PLC 358
Research Interests: medical anthropology; mental health; race; chronic diseases; food insecurity; health disparities; Brazil; India; USA; global health

Johnny Webb

Courtesy Research Associate
Geography
Phone: 541-346-4555
Office: 107 Condon Hall

Stephen Webinga

Graduate Employee
History
Phone: 541-346-4450
Office: 336 Susan Campbell Hall

Kirk Weedman

Research Engineer
Institute for Fundamental Science, Physics Department

Janis Weeks

Professor Emerita
African Studies, Biology Department
Phone: 541-346-4517
Office: 325A Huestis Hall

Mike Wehr

Professor
College Scholars, Neuroscience, Psychology Department
Phone: 541-346-5866
Office: 213 LISB
Research Interests: Systems Neuroscience

Dan Weill

Professor Emeritus
Earth Sciences

Sarah Weiner

Undergraduate Coordinator
Scheduling Coordinator, Facilities Manager
Romance Languages
Phone: 541-346-4019
Office: 102 Friendly
Research Interests: German language, German lit & cinema, linguistics, European politics, food studies, history, mythology and folklore

Ilan Weinschelbaum

PhD student (Kleshchev)
Mathematics
Phone: 541-346-4719
Office: M212 University Hall

Connor Weinstein

Master's Student
Economics

Netanel Weinstein

Doctoral Student
Psychology Department
Office: 365 Straub Hall
Research Interests: Developmental

Julie Weise

Associate Professor, Department of History
Director of Graduate Studies
History, IRES, Latin American Studies, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-4833
Research Interests: Identity, Citizenship, Migration, Race, and Nations in the Americas and The World Through The Lens of History

Marsha Weisiger

Associate Professor of History
Julie and Rocky Dixon Chair of U.S. Western History; Co-Director, Center for Environmental Futures
Environmental Studies, History
Phone: 541-346-4824
Office: 381 McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: US West, Environmental History, Native Americans

Shelby Weiss

PhD Student
Geography
Phone: 541-346-2699
Office: 246 Columbia Hall
Research Interests: landscape ecology, boreal ecology, forest ecosystems, fire ecology, climate change, process-based modeling

Robert L. Weiss

Professor Emerit
Psychology Department
Research Interests: Clinical

Anita Weiss

Professor
Global Studies
Phone: 541-346-3245
Office: 307 PLC
Research Interests: Pakistan: development, women's rights, political Islam

Alex Weissenberger

Undergraduate and Office Coordinator
East Asian Languages, French, German & Scandinavian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program
Phone: 541-346-0951
Office: 114 Friendly Hall
Research Interests: Traveling, Scandinavian Culture, Photography, Hiking

Rachel Weissler

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Black Studies, Linguistics
Office: E383 1600 Millrace

Amanda Welch

Doctoral Student
Psychology Department
Research Interests: Systems-Neuroscience

Ray Weldon

Professor
Earth Sciences
Phone: 541-346-4584
Office: 143 Cascade Annex
Research Interests: neotectonics, structural and Quaternary geology

Dillon Welindt

Doctoral Student
Psychology Department
Office: 391-393 Straub
Research Interests: Social-Personality

Maia Wellborn

Ph.D.
Philosophy Department
Office: 221 Susan Campbell Hall
Research Interests: 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Critical Phenomenology, Feminist Philosophy, Queer Studies

Hannah Wellman

Courtesy Research Associate
Anthropology

Jeremy Welsh-Kavan

Graduate Student
Institute for Fundamental Science, Physics Department
Office: 134 Klamath Hall

Sydney Wensel

Departmental Assistant
IRES
Phone: 541-346-0900

Taylor West

Undergraduate Coordinator
Environmental Studies
Phone: 541-346-5084
Office: 144 Columbia Hall

Daniel Westbrook

M.A.
Philosophy Department
Research Interests: Philosophy of Race (esp. Mixed Race), Aesthetics, Phenomenology, Pragmatism, and Non-Western Philosophy.

Monte Westerfield

Professor
Biology Department, Neuroscience
Phone: 541-346-4607
Office: 337 Huestis Hall

Louise Westling

Professor Emerita
College Scholars, English Department, Food Studies

Sara Weston

Assistant Professor
Center for Translational Neuroscience, Psychology Department
Office: 325 Straub Hall
Research Interests: Social-Personality, Health, Personality Development

James Weston

Professor Emeritus
Biology Department
Phone: 541-346-4506
Office: 306 Huestis Hall

Peter Wetherwax

Faculty, Retired
Biology Department, Latin American Studies
Phone: 541-346-4514
Office: 73A Klamath Hall

Mark Whalan

Professor
Head of English, Horn Endowed Professor
English Department
Phone: 541-346-3926
Office: 207 PLC

Kate Whalen

Pro Tem Research Associate
Institute for Fundamental Science, Physics Department
Office: CERN, Switzerland
Research Interests: high energy physics, ATLAS experiment, trigger operations, dark matter

Nathan Whalen

Senior Instructor II of Spanish
Romance Languages, Spanish
Phone: 541-346-4257
Office: 192H Esslinger Hall

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheeler

Associate Professor
Director, Disability Studies Minor
Comics and Cartoon Studies, Disability Studies, English Department
Phone: 541-346-3929
Office: 238 PLC
Research Interests: Disability Studies, Comics, Young Adult and Children's Literature

Abby Whelan

Student Worker
Geography
Phone: 541-346-4555
Office: 107 Condon Hall

Frances White

Professor & Department Head
Curator of Primate Osteology, Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Anthropology
Phone: 541-346-5278
Office: 302C Condon Hall

Cormac White

Creative Writing Graduate Student / GTF
Creative Writing Program
Phone: (541) 346-3941
Office: 237 PLC

Justin White

Research Assistant
Geography
Phone: 541-346-5827
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 205

Mats White

OHAZ Systems Admin
Earth Sciences
Office: n/a
Research Interests: Networking, geology, moto.

Ed Whitelaw

Professor Emeritus
Economics
Research Interests: Urban, labor, environmental economics

Allissa Whiting

Masters Student
Psychology Department
Office: 389 Straub Hall

Lucy Whitmore

Lab Manager, Doctoral Student
Center for Translational Neuroscience, Psychology Department
Research Interests: Developmental

George Wickes

Professor Emeritus
English Department

Geordie Wicks

Programmer
Research Assistant
Center for Translational Neuroscience, Psychology Department
Office: 493 Straub Hall

Julia Widom

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry, OMQ
Phone: 541-346-4670
Office: 139 Klamath Hall
Research Interests: RNA, ultrafast spectroscopy, single-molecule microscopy

Teague Wiebe

M.A.
Philosophy Department
Research Interests: Pragmatism, philosophy of religion, feminism, philosophy of psychiatry, environmental philosophy

Connor Wiegand

Doctoral Student
Economics
Phone: 541-346-7755
Office: 508 PLC

Josh Wiejaczka

Ph.D. Candidate
Earth Sciences
Office: 115 Volcanology

Jenée Wilde

Senior Instructor of English
CSWS Dissemination Specialist
Comics and Cartoon Studies, Digital Humanities, English Department
Phone: 541-346-1051
Office: 331 PLC
Research Interests: gender and sexuality studies, queer studies, science fiction, folklore, popular culture, creative nonfiction writing

Eric Wilken

Doctoral Student
Economics
Phone: 541-346-1261
Office: 823 PLC
Research Interests: Behavioral economics, experimental economics

Dave Wilkins

Instructor
Computer and Information Science
Office: 162 Deschutes Hall
Research Interests: Computing Education

Olivia Wilkinson

Student Office Worker
German & Scandinavian
Office: Office 114 Friendly Hall

Melanie Williams

Senior Instructor II of French, Head UG Advisor
French, Romance Languages
Phone: 541-346-0955
Office: 213 Friendly Hall

Jerry Williams

Professor Emeritus
Theatre Arts

Neil Williams

Postdoctoral Scholar
Geography
Phone: 541-346-2699
Office: 246 Columbia Hall
Research Interests: silviculture, succession and stand dynamics, disturbance ecology, climate change effects on forests and forest management

Greg Williams

Senior Instructor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Phone: 541-346-2466
Office: 182 Onyx Bridge

Nicole Williams

MA Student
Language Teaching Studies
Language Teaching Studies, Linguistics
Office: 161 Straub Hall

Larissa Williams

Research Assistant
Center for Translational Neuroscience, Psychology Department, Stress Neurobiology and Prevention Research (SNAP) Lab
Office: LISB 340

Timothy Williams

Associate Professor
History
Phone: 541-346-8798
Office: 367 McKenzie Hall

Misti R. Williamsen

Instructor
Senior Instructor I
American English Institute
Phone: 541-346-3945
Office: 213 Agate Hall

Victoria Guazzelli Williamson

Doctoral Student
Center for Translational Neuroscience, Psychology Department
Research Interests: Clinical, Developmental, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Cognition, Internalizing Disorders, Adolescence, Mental Health, Physical Health, Health Disparities

Amy Williamson

Postdoctoral Scholar
Earth Sciences
Office: 125E Cascade Hall
Research Interests: Geodesy, Tsunami Modeling, Coastal Hazards

Eric Wills

Senior Instructor II
Computer and Information Science
Phone: 541-346-3954
Office: 156 Deschutes Hall
Research Interests: Computational Biomechanics, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture

Katherine Wilson

English Graduate Student
English Department

Michael Wilson

CRWR Graduate Student / ENG GE
Creative Writing Program, English Department
Phone: 541-346-5877
Office: 219 PLC

Malcolm Wilson

Professor of Classics, Graduate Advisor
Classics, Humanities Program, Philosophy Department, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-4155
Office: 320 Susan Campbell Hall
Research Interests: The history of science and the philosophical issues surrounding the organization of systematic knowledge in antiquity; Greek Philosophy; Aristotle; Greek Intellectual History

Sylas Wilson

Lab Manager
Center for Translational Neuroscience, Psychology Department
Office: 250 LISB

Melissa Wilson

Doctoral Student
Economics
Phone: 541-346-7755
Office: 407 PLC

Brock Wilson

Doctoral Student
Economics
Phone: 541-346-7755
Office: 418 PLC

Christopher Wilson

Associate Professor
Computer and Information Science
Phone: 541-346-3412
Office: 326 Deschutes Hall
Research Interests: Computational Complexity, Models of Computation

Wesley Wilson

Professor Emeritus
Economics
Phone: 541-346-4690
Office: 470 PLC
Research Interests: Industrial organization, transportation, applied econometrics

David Wineland

Philip H. Knight Distinguished Research Chair
Research Professor, Department of Physics
OMQ, Physics Department
Phone: 541-346-5262
Office: 261 Willamette Hall
Research Interests: High-resolution atomic spectroscopy, quantum information, and quantum-limited metrology

Olivia Wing

Graduate Employee
History, IRES
Phone: 541-346-0900
Research Interests: Asian American History, U.S. History, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Amelia Winner

Ph.D. Student
Earth Sciences
Office: 103 Volcanology
Research Interests: Granular physics, granular flows, erosion, material entrainment

Nick Wirtz

Comparative Literature Graduate Student
English Department GE
Comparative Literature Department, English Department
Phone: 541-346-0050
Office: 269 PLC
Research Interests: Realisms and countervisuality, reference and materiality, comics, photography, history and autobiography, visual rhetoric, visual culture, media genealogy.

Sawitree Wisetchat

Courtesy Research Associate
Anthropology
Research Interests: 3D Facial Modeling, Digital Animation and Visualization, Buddha Statues

John Witte

Senior Instructor Emeritus
English Department

Andrew Wix

Graduate Employee
History
Office: 340E McKenzie Hall
Research Interests: Early Modern Europe

Ronald Wixman

Professor Emeritus
Geography

Maria Wixwat

Doctoral Student
Psychology Department
Office: 332 Straub Hall
Research Interests: Social-Personality

Daniel Wojcik

Professor
English Department
Phone: 541-346-3946
Office: 463 PLC

Harry Wolcott

(1929-2012)
Anthropology

Juan Wolf

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
Coordinator, UO World Music Series
Latin American Studies, Music, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-2852
Office: 126 Frohnmayer Music Bldg
Research Interests: Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Jerry Wolfe

Professor Emeritus
Mathematics

Elisha Wolff

PhD student (Sinclair)
Mathematics
Phone: 541-346-5333
Office: 103 University Hall

Lisa Wolverton

Professor
Clark Honors College, History, Medieval Studies, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-6158
Office: 325 McKenzie Hall

Cathy Wong

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry, OMQ, Physics Department
Phone: 541-346-7323
Office: 143 Klamath Hall

Ka Fai Wong

Pre-PhD student
Mathematics
Phone: 541-346-0139
Office: 12 University Hall

Woan Foong Wong

Assistant Professor
Economics
Phone: 541-346-1335
Office: 539 PLC

Henry Wonham

Professor
English Department
Phone: 541-346-3266
Office: 436 Tykeson Hall

Jung-Youn Woo

Courtesy Research Associate
Center For Asian And Pacific Studies
Anthropology
Office: Center For Asian And Pacific Studies

Michelle Wood

Professor
Biology Department
Phone: 541-346-0454
Office: 475 Onyx Bridge

Mary Wood

Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Disability Studies, English Department
Phone: 541-346-3010
Office: 445 PLC
Research Interests: Medical and Health Humanities, American literature, Disability Studies, Science and Literature, Queer Studies

Micaela Wood

Doctoral Student
Economics
Phone: 541-346-1261
Office: 827 PLC
Research Interests: Environmental economics, behavioral economics

Mary Wood

Philip H. Knight Professor, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center
Food Studies, Law, Law-JD
Phone: 541-346-3842
Office: 306E Knight Law Center

Janet Woodruff-Borden

Professor
Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Psychology Department
Phone: 541-346-8994
Office: 208 Johnson Hall
Research Interests: Developmental Psychopathology, Anxiety, Parenting, Resilience

Roger Woods

Grants/Contract Technician
Psychology Department
Phone: 541-346-4934
Office: 125 Straub Hall

Ashley Woody

PhD Candidate
IRES, Sociology
Research Interests: Racial/Ethnic Relations, Racism; Urban and Suburban Inequality, Emotions

Marjorie Woollacott

Professor Emeritus
Human Physiology
Phone: 541-346-4144

Stephen Wooten

Associate Professor
Director of Food Studies; Provost's Teaching Academy Member
Global Studies
Phone: 541-346-5434
Office: 354 PLC
Research Interests: Food studies, local-global dynamics, agrarian change, expressive culture

Joan Wozniak

Courtesy Research Associate
Anthropology

Alohi Wright

Office Specialist II
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Theatre Arts
Phone: 541-346-4171
Office: 216 Villard Hall

Jonathan Wright

PhD Student
General Linguistics Program
Linguistics
Office: 1629 Moss St., Rm 104

Anna Wright

Research Assistant
Center for Translational Neuroscience, Psychology Department, Stress Neurobiology and Prevention Research (SNAP) Lab
Phone: (541)-346-4815
Office: 424 LISB

Charles Wright

Professor Emeritus
Mathematics

Q Wu

PHD student
Earth Sciences
Office: 210F Cascade Hall

Shuhao Wu

Graduate Student
OMQ, Physics Department
Phone: 541-346-4770
Office: Willamette 273

Jiabin Wu

Associate Professor
Economics, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-5778
Office: 515 PLC
Research Interests: Game Theory, Experimental Economics, Political Economy

Jean Wu

Senior Instructor II, Chinese Language
East Asian Languages
Phone: 541-346-4098
Office: 402 Friendly Hall

Yuling Wu

Master's Student
Economics