faculty

Kathleen P. Farrell

Associate Professor, Social Sciences and Education
(603) 526-3660 | kfarrell@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined the faculty in 2009. Honors B.A. in sociology from Trinity College; M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Syracuse University. Professor Farrell's primary research and teaching interests include gender and sexualities, with an emphasis on inequality studies. In her courses, Professor Farrell focuses on the interdisciplinary and practical implications of sociology.

Melissa Meade

Associate Professor, Humanities
(603) 526-3798 | mmeade@colby-sawyer.edu

Professor Meade joined the faculty in 2004 from Seattle, Washington, and her teaching areas include media theory, history and law, and gender studies. Her research focuses on cultural history of the mid-Twentieth Century, women's media, and feminism. She serves on the board of the Third Wave Foundation and helped co-found the New Hampshire Women's Caucus.

Ann Page Stecker

Professor, Humanities
David H. Winton Endowed Chair

(603) 526-3644 | astecker@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 1980. A.B. from Randolph-Macon Woman's College; M.A. from University of Virginia. Areas of teaching include environmental literature, autobiography, British literature, New England history and women's literature. Professor Stecker also teaches courses which support the foundation of the Women's Studies minor, an interdisciplinary minor which explores the social, intellectual and cultural construction of gender.

Professor Stecker is the coordinator of the Wesson Honors Program, which offers academic, cultural and social opportunities for the most highly motivated and capable of Colby-Sawyer's students who combine a solid work ethic and natural ability with intellectual curiosity.

A historian and writer, she is a published author of a New Hampshire history as well as a 19th-century women's history, and is the author of Our Voices, Our Town: The History of New London, New Hampshire, from 1950 to 2000.

Margaret C. Wiley

Assistant Professor, Humanities
(603) 526-3885 | mwiley@colby-sawyer.edu

Teaches courses in writing, women's studies, and Irish and English literature. Dr. Wiley is interested in gender issues and the intersection between “art” and popular culture. Currently the Coordinator for Writing 105, she is also a registered nurse and has spent time working as a volunteer nurse educator in Rwanda. She is a member of the Northeast Popular Culture Association and serves on the board of Wyman Worldwide Health Partners and the Women's Advisory Group of the Upper Valley.