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.
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.
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
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.