Faculty Affiliate Program

The Faculty Affiliate Program at Williams 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 partner with athletic teams in a casual and supportive way. In addition to attending competitions, Faculty Affiliates periodically join team members for meals and attend team functions.

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 increasing understanding of the ways in which intercollegiate athletics enhance the educational mission of the college.
  • To strengthen the relationships among student-athletes, professors, and coaches beyond the classroom.

For more information on the Faculty Affiliate Program, contact Alison Swain via email ([email protected]) or phone (413) 597-2427.

Fall Sports

Men’s Cross Country: Bud Wobus, Geology.

Women’s Cross Country: Kris Kirby, Psychology.

Women’s Field Hockey: Janneke Vandestadt, German & Russian & Ronadh Cox, Geosciences

Men’s Soccer: Magnus Bernhardson, History.

Women’s Soccer: Laurie Heatherington, Psychology.

Volleyball: Alan White, Philosophy.

Winter Sports

Women’s Alpine Skiing: Sheafe Satterthwaite, Art

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 Squash: Chip Chandler, Leadership Studies.

Women’s Squash: Enrique Peacock, Chemistry.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming: Carolyn Miles, Physical Education.

Wrestling: Keith McPartland, Philosophy

Spring Sports

Baseball: Alan Hirsh, Political Science & Steve Nafziger, Economics.

Women’s Crew:  Lara Shore-Sheppard, Economics

Women’s Golf: James McAllister, Political Science.

Men’s Lacrosse: Will Olney, Economics.

Women’s Lacrosse: Scott Wong, History.

Softball: Tom Smith, Chemistry.

Men’s Tennis: Christopher Nugent, Chinese.

Women’s Tennis: Brent Heeringa, Computer Science.