Class Notes - Graduate Studies

May, 2019
Maryori Conde ’18, ’19 MAT
An activist for students of color, she planned to return to L.A. as a teacher Read More
Sep, 2018
Stanley Falkow PhD ’61
Stanley Falkow PhD ’61 was “one of the great microbe hunters of all time” Read More
Sep, 2018
Figure It Out!
A biomedical engineering class addresses real-world problems Read More
Sep, 2018

Mary O’Neill Hyde ’13 AM (see Gloria Markoff Winston ’48).


Sep, 2018

Neil Rajan ’08 ScM-IMEE (see Ryan Heath ’05).


Sep, 2018

Edwin Wong ’07 AM has teamed up with Langham Court Theatre to inaugurate a new international playwriting competition. The competition asks for playwrights to create works based on a concept called risk theatre, which he himself established, one that emphasizes chance and uncertainty in tragedy.


Sep, 2018

Mark Warford ’90 MAT writes: “I published Reforms and Innovation in Education, a coedited volume that features fresh global perspectives on educational change. I was also featured in Eleanor D. Glor’s Leading-Edge Research in Public Sector Innovation.”


Sep, 2018

Jon Dehn ’77 ScM (see John Sheppard ’75).


Sep, 2018

Judith Ginsberg ’68 AM (see Sally Kusnitz Horn ’68).


Sep, 2018

Mel Yoken ’61 MAT was awarded the French Legion of Honor at the home of the Consul General of France. Created in 1802 by Napoleon and administered by the president of France, it is France’s highest governmental honor for “services rendered to France by persons of exceptional merit.” The Consul General’s speech made note of Yoken’s archives of French letters at Brown, among his many qualifications.


Sep, 2018

Donald Hook ’61 PhD (see Terence Hook ’80).


Sep, 2018

Mary O’Neill Hyde ’13 AM (see Gloria Markoff Winston ’48).


Sep, 2018

Ryan Heath and Nayla Khoury ’06 were married on Apr. 14 in Atlanta, Ga. The two were Brown Outdoor Leadership Training managers from 2005 to 2006. The ceremony was officiated by Robin Rose, former Dean of Student Life and founder of BOLT. Lamya Khoury ’08 was the maid of honor. Freddy C. Dominguez ’04; Brandon Gordon; former BOLT director Tommy Hayes ’98; Ravi Prasad; Neil Rajan ’07, ’08 ScM-IMEE; and Joseph Rivera were groomsmen. Also in attendance were Nikki Allen ’06, Adhi Chittur ’06, Keally DeWitt ’04, Mary Greene ’06, Yael Horovitz ’06, Jessica Johns, Nadia Lambek ’06, Alex Merkler ’06, Ceara O’Leary ’06, Alexis Walker ’06, former BOLT Director Shelley Adriance, and former Director of Residential Experience Natalie Basil. All attendees received a bag of GORP.


Sep, 2018

Terence Hook, son of Donald Hook ’61 PhD, has retired after 38 years as an electrical engineer at IBM. He is so far actively embracing the post-employment life, enjoying skiing, golfing, riding his horse, and running his small farm in northern Vermont, along with his wife of 35 years, Andrea Salvatore Hook. Daughters Catherine and Elizabeth are currently eschewing the rural life and are ensconced in Manhattan and Portland, Me., respectively, both of which he finds good places to visit.


Sep, 2018

John Sheppard ’78 MD, Jon Dehn ’77 ScM, Solomon Picciotto, and Rich Radice ’76 reunited for a benefit rock concert in Cape Charles, Va., on July 14 to raise awareness for organ donation and target research funding for the Eye Bank Association of America.

Sep, 2018

Class secretary Sally Kusnitz Horn reports: “Thirty-six members of our Pembroke class met in Newport, R.I., for a mini-reunion just before our big 50th reunion in Providence. Kudos to Binnie Ravitch, Gay Parrish, and Ginger Heinbockel Ignatoff for organizing.
Calling all class of 1968 Pembrokers—For the last 25 years, an ever-expanding (by word of mouth) group of Pembrokers from the class of 1968 have been meeting three times a year (mostly in New York) and communicating, first by snail mail and, with the advent of email, via email. Because the group, first convened by Judith Ginsberg ’68 AM and Binnie Ravitch, had its genesis in New York, it’s called the Big Apple Orchard Club Pembroke 68 (Binnie blames her dyslexia for dubbing it BOACP68 – but the moniker has stuck). It’s been a source of friendship over the years for both those in New York and elsewhere. While the group has grown over the years by word of mouth, that’s no longer good enough. So, if you are part of the Pembroke class of 1968 and would like to join and share in the sisterhood, please contact Ginger Heinbockel lgnatoff

Sep, 2018

Class copresident Gloria Markoff Winston reports: “The Pembroke class of 1948 is still basking in the glow of our 70th reunion. Despite the fact that only a few of us could attend, it was an opportunity for many more to reconnect. Class officers Barbara Oberhard Epstein, Betty Montali McKenzie, and I spent countless hours on the phone calling classmates prior to reunion weekend. Unfortunately, many could not physically make the trip, but the phone conversations provided each of them with the opportunity to be connected in spirit. In addition to the wonderful phone calls, we sent classmates a letter requesting that they send back news about their lives, which we all enjoyed reading. Those in attendance were Ginnie Callas, Barbara Kent Elliott, Jean Roberston Finn, and me. A highlight of the weekend was that we enjoyed the company of one of our former Helena Hope Gammel Pembroke 1948 Scholarship recipients, Mary O’Neill Hyde ’12, ’13 AM. Mary came from her home in Massachusetts to join us for lunch. Mary is an Irish immigrant, who after having four children, attended Brown as a returning undergraduate (RUE) student. She served as a RUE counselor and mentor while at Brown. She completed her baccalaureate degree in history and went on to earn a master’s in comparative political studies. The weekend was jam-packed with events, lectures, concerts, and dinners at the Hope Club, all culminating in the procession through the Van Wickle Gates and down College Hill. I was the class marshal. Thousands of degree candidates, faculty, and honorees lined either side of the street. People whistled and cheered and applauded, and the band played as alumni passed through the crowd, with our class very near the front.”


Jul, 2018

Junarm Choi ’03 ScM (see Grace Cheung ’04).


Jul, 2018

Madeline Miller ’01 AM (see ’00).


Jul, 2018

Jami Valentine ’98 ScM married Cecil Miller on Mar. 3 in an intimate ceremony in Longwood, Fla. In attendance were Gelonia Dent ’97 ScM ’99 PhD (current director at the Science Center at Brown), Dr. Gabrielle McLemore (who was a postdoctoral researcher at Brown 1997–99), and Jasmine Tyler ’99 AM.


Jul, 2018

Carolyn Duby ’92 ScM (see ’89).


Jul, 2018

Dan Hill ’84 AM has a new book coming out on Sept. 18, Famous Faces Decoded. He will be speaking in Providence on the book tour on Sept. 19.


Jul, 2018

Mark Halliday ’76 AM (see ’71).


Jul, 2018

Ido Jamar ’74 ScM, ’77 PhD (see Linda Antonucci ’69).


Jul, 2018

Claire Kim ’16 MAT and Bianca Camacho ’16 are getting married. Claire writes: “Shout out to BUDS and the Blue Room, where we met and worked together.”


Jul, 2018

Grace Cheung ’08 MD married Thomas Yu in Cape May, N.J. In attendance were Eugene Cha; Michael Chang ’02; Junarm Choi ’98, ’03 ScM; Melissa Choi ’09 MD; Teddy Youn ’02, ’09 MD; and John Kim ’01. Grace works as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s digital director, and Tom is an outpatient pharmacy manager at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago.

Jul, 2018

Madeline Miller ’01 AM started her tour for her new book, Circe, which included a stop at the Brown Bookstore in April. Her website is

Jul, 2018

Carolyn Duby ’92 ScM is living in Westport, Mass., with her husband, David Swift, and children Abigail and Andrew. Carolyn is a solutions engineer at Hortonworks. Carolyn completed a data science specialization and is working in big data. She is also the chair of the Westport Cultural Council, where she advocates for the arts.


Jul, 2018

Mark Halliday’s ’76 AM seventh book of poems, Losers Dream On, was published in February by the University of Chicago Press. He is a distinguished professor of literature and creative writing at Ohio Univ., where he has taught since 1996.

May, 2018
Catherine Gody Wolf ’72 AM, ’74 PhD
“Who says there’s no fun in ALS?” Read More
May, 2018
Control Issues
Coursework and research look at how to build better robots—and how to make sure they don’t take over. Read More
May, 2018

Lynne Tanenbaum Switzky writes: “My husband, Harvey Switzky ’65 ScM, ’70 PhD, and I have retired to the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Guests are welcome. I am president of the League of Women Voters of Baldwin County. Harvey has also joined, and we go around the county helping people register to vote.”

May, 2018

Susan Kamer Davis ’64 MAT writes: “I’m now semi-retired and living in Washington, D.C., next to the zoo, so the zebras make sure I’m up early. I volunteer with the Smithsonian Women’s Committee and with Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit advocating for control and choice at the end of life.”

May, 2018

Norby Fleisig writes: “The cities of Charleston and Mt. Pleasant in South Carolina and I hosted an eclipse party from Aug. 18 to 21. Spotty weather cleared up perfectly during the full passage. In attendance, mostly with significant others, were: Al Almonte Jr. ’62; Hal Chorney; Dave Connell; Joanne Rabold Connell ’64; Rick Croteau ’63; Bill Feinberg ’63, ’66 AM, ’73 PhD; Berge Gregian ’62; Guy Lombardo ’62; and Peter Papadopoulos ’62. All the gentlemen listed are alumni of the gone but not forgotten Plantations House. We try to get together yearly, and we invite others to join us.”

May, 2018

Eugene R. Bouley ’63 MAT has recovered from back surgery and returned to hiking, biking, and mountaineering trails in Florida and New Hampshire as chair of the Highlanders Chapter of the Florida Trails Assoc. His wife, Therese, who turned 80 last fall, still hikes with him. They had several grandchildren graduating last spring: two from high school, two from college, and one from graduate school.

May, 2018

Arthur Levin ’62 AM remains active in Sarasota, Fla., attending cultural events. He manages to also fit in being president of his condominium association.

May, 2018

Christopher B. Kende ’70 AM still works as a lawyer in New York City. He writes: “My wife won’t let me retire!”


May, 2018

Raphael Diaz ’02 AM exhibited at the Watson Institute at Brown on Mar. 8. His art is available to view at 

May, 2018

Chris Gray Faust ’99 AM was promoted to managing editor of Cruise Critic. The website, part of TripAdvisor, is the world’s largest cruise news and information site, with offices in the United States, the U.K., and Australia. An award-winning travel writer and speaker, Chris has been working at Cruise Critic for five years and lives in Yardley, Pa., with her husband, Don Faust.

May, 2018

Andrew Flescher ’95 AM, ’00 PhD, published his fourth book, The Organ Shortage Crisis in America, with Georgetown Univ. Press.

May, 2018

Naomi Das Neufeld Flagg ’71 MMSc (see ’69).

May, 2018

Stuart Horn ’70 ScM (see Sally Kusnitz Horn ’68).

May, 2018

Christopher B. Kende ’70 AM (see ’70).

May, 2018

Judith Ginsberg ’68 AM (see Sally Kusnitz Horn ’68).

May, 2018

Bill Feinberg ’66 AM, ’73 PhD (see Norby Fleisig ’61).

May, 2018

Harvey Switzky ’65 ScM, ’70 PhD (see Lynne Tanenbaum Switzky ’64).

May, 2018

Susan Kamer Davis ’64 MAT (see’62).

May, 2018

Eugene R. Bouley ’63 MAT (see ’61)

May, 2018

Arthur Levin ’62 AM (see ’59).

Apr, 2018

Jose B. Gonzalez ’91 MAT published When Love Was Reels (Arte Publico Press), a poetry collection that features Latin American and Latino films and icons. Gonzalez’s poem “Elvis in the Inner City” was anthologized in The Norton Introduction to Literature, 12th edition.

Apr, 2018

Carolyn Clark ’83 AM writes: “Here’s a link for my latest book of poetry, Choose Lethe: Remember to Forget, slated for publication March 30 by Finishing Line Press."

Apr, 2018

Mason Olds’s ’73 PhD recent novel, Beginnings: How It Was, has been awarded five stars by Wishing Shelf Book Awards, which called it “An inspiring love story set in America. Powerfully written and totally unputdownable!”

Apr, 2018

Fatehpal Singh Tarney, also known as Frank P. Tarney ’72 AM, writes: “I returned from the Vietnam War having been involved in combat. I had severe post-traumatic stress issues at a time when this condition was neither well known nor well understood, and medical treatment was minimal at best. I arrived at Brown in the hopes of getting a doctorate but soon concluded that I was not PhD material. I had three professors who taught me much and gave me more patience and compassion than I deserved—Professors Martin Martel, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, and Robert Marsh. The campus at that time had its share of upheavals with the antiwar movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement. I realized in time that studying 20th-century events, especially those close to the time of the Vietnam War, was emotionally unsettling to me. I became a prep school history teacher and was more comfortable researching and teaching about ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Levant, Mesopotamia, India, and China. About 40 years ago, I converted to the Sikh religion, which originated in India about 500 years ago. I take pride in being the only Western Sikh to have been president of an Indian Sikh temple in the United States. I also write articles on my faith and have a regular column on a Canadian Sikh website, www.”

Apr, 2018

Phil Zarlengo ’65 AM, a leader at AARP/RI for many years, received the 2017 AARP Rhode Island Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. He served as AARP Rhode Island’s first volunteer state president and has remained an active volunteer for nearly a decade.

Apr, 2018

Andrea S. Wister married long-time partner Frode Kagge on July 8, in Oslo, Norway. Many people crossed the Atlantic to attend, including Patrick Cox, Steven McGarty, Nicole Peterson, Tiffany Tassin ’15 ScM, Sabrina Yu ’15, and Kyle Zurcher.

Apr, 2018

Kimberly Dickinson ’14 MPH, ’14 MD, and Ross Beckman ’13 MD announce their Aug. 26 wedding at the Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore. Anabel Agloro, Rebecca Binder, Emily Eng, Heather Jones ’14 MD, Rachel Marano ’14 MD, Emma Reitman, and Leona Rosenblum were bridesmaids. Chris Mardy, Adam Margolius, Will Packer, Aaron Small, Brett Weinstock, and Ben Wolpaw were groomsmen. Other alumni in attendance included Neishay Ayub ’14 MD, Jeff Bayne, Ellen Loudermilk Cone ’10, Eugene Cone ’13 MD, Brad Cotter ’13 MD, Paul Cotter, Josh Drago, Julia Goldner ’11, Mark Hepokoski ’13, Shreyus Kulkarni ’14 MD, Ijeoma Njaka, Laura Mercurio Ouellette ’14 MD, James Simmons ’13 MD, Shannon Oppenheim Simmons ’09,’13 MD, Devin Smith ’13 MD, Pamela Escobar Smith ’13 MD, Ina Soh ’13 MD, Adam Vasconcellos ’07, ’11 MD, Mansi Vasconcellos ’10,’14 MD, and Lauren Vitkus. The couple works at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Kimberly is a pediatric pulmonary fellow and Ross is completing his residency in general surgery.

Apr, 2018

Ryan Richards and Emily Yahr were married on Sept. 9. They write that it was “a memorable Vermont ceremony and celebration filled with love, laughter, chair-lifting, hammerschlagen, a full wedding conga line, and multiple generations of Brown alums on both sides of the aisle, including Rick Damon ’81 AM, Brad Hessel ’75, Robb Hughes ’08, Leon Jalbert ’69, Bruce Richards ’69, Aly Richards ’08, Celeste Riendeau ’08, Aaron Yahr ’05, and Barron Youngsmith.”

Apr, 2018

Michael Zahalsky ’98 MMSc,’99 MD writes: “I was on season 35 of Survivor, which ended on Dec. 20!”

Apr, 2018

The Mid-York (N.Y.) Weekly reported the appointment of Washington and Lee University’s dean of the college, Suzanne P. Keen ’84, ’86 AM, as vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Hamilton College. She will also be a professor in the literature and creative writing department,” Biennale president Paolo Baratta said.

Apr, 2018

Margaret Brooks ’83 AM, ’89 PhD writes: “I was an RUE student while attending Brown as an undergraduate, and I served as president of Resumed Undergraduate Student Association in my senior year. I graduated magna cum laude and with departmental honors. I have had a long and successful career teaching economics at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, where I have worked full-time since 1984. In recent years I have also been working to advance financial literacy in our state and region as the president of two Rhode Island–based nonprofits. I am a primary organizer for the Financial Capability Conference, which was held at Rhode Island College on Dec. 9. Under my leadership, financial literacy has become a growing collaborative effort in our state.”

Apr, 2018

Dean Alexander writes: “I had the wonderful opportunity in October to visit with family and friends from Brown. My cousin, Paul Alexander ’67, ’69 MMSc, showed my wife and me around campus, which I had not seen since graduation. I also had a chance to talk to Paul’s daughter, Rachel Alexander Levy ’95, about her exciting work abroad, as well as spend time with the rest of the family. Later I visited the Cleveland area with former freshman roommate and dear friend Don Sayre and his lovely wife, Nancy. Hope to be back in 2018; definitely 2020 for our 50th.”

Apr, 2018

Glenn Mitchell ’69 ScM, ’75 MD writes: “I finally received the 15 minutes of fame that Andy Warhol promised. My recent TED talk is now on YouTube. It is about the positive direction in which clinical medicine is hopefully headed in the near future. I failed at retirement and now I am professor and chair of healthcare informatics at Harrisburg Univ. of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania. I’d be happy to have your comments.”

Apr, 2018

Frederic J. Fleron Jr. ’61 AM writes: “Lexington Books published my latest book, Russian Studies and Comparative Politics: Views from Metatheory and Middle-Range Theory. A previous book I coauthored was titled Can Democracy Take Root in Post-Soviet Russia? Explorations in State-Society Relations. I am currently working on a book titled The Politics of Technology and Culture: Toward a Social Science Philosophy of Technology.”

Apr, 2018

Lewis A. Kay ’59 AM writes: “After a major medical incident and a few months in the hospital and rehab centers, I am back to work at Pediatric Dental Associates on a part-time basis and loving it again. The Dr. Lewis A. Kay Excellence in Education Award has been established by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, presented to the member who most closely follows my ideals in pediatric dentistry. JoAnn and I still live in Moorestown, New Jersey, but spend several months a year at our home on Long Beach Island. Best wishes to all.”

Jan, 2018

Jason Zysk ’07 AM, ’11 PhD published Shadow and Substance: Eucharistic Controversy and English Drama across the Reformation Divide with Univ. of Notre Dame Press.

Jan, 2018

Steve M. Anglin ’03 ScM founded eQ&S, a unique Question and Answer of differential eQuations & Solutions for engineers, scientists, applied mathematicians, big data, and financial analysts. Consulting and workshops are available. For more information, visit @eQandS (

Jan, 2018

Lourdes E. Morales-Gudmundsson ’82 PhD retired from La Sierra Univ. in June as full professor, after serving nearly all of her 21 years there as chair of the World Languages Department. Prior to this, she chaired the Modern Languages Department at Atlantic Union College (So. Lancaster, Mass.) and the Spanish Department at Antillean College (now Universidad Adventista de las Antillas) in Puerto Rico, and was tenured while teaching 11 years at UConn’s Stamford campus. She and her husband, Reynir Gudmundsson (Boston Univ.), are living in Riverside, Calif., near their only daughter, Carmen Gudmundsson, and her family. Over the years Lourdes has published scholarly articles on Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, and, most recently, Cuban-born poet Rita Geada. In collaboration with Ms. Geada, she is completing a critical anthology of Geada’s poetic works, to be published in 2018 by Editorial Verbum (Madrid). She has fond and grateful memories of all her Brown professors in the Hispanic and Italian Studies Department, particularly Alan S. Trueblood, her dissertation director.

Jan, 2018

Paul J. Croce ’81 AM, ’87 PhD has been teaching at Stetson Univ. in Florida since 1987. His book Young William James Thinking was published in December. He has written many scholarly articles on James and related areas in American cultural and intellectual history and in the history of science and religion. He has served as president of the William James Society.

Jan, 2018

Thomas Carson ’75 AM, ’77 PhD announces the Cambridge University Press publication of Lincoln’s Ethics. The book asks whether Lincoln deserves his reputation as a morally exemplary person. Carson discusses some of Lincoln’s morally controversial policies and presents evidence for thinking that Lincoln was morally good in many important respects. Carson also considers the reasons why some fault Lincoln as a husband, father, and son and the reasons why some people claim that he was a racist.

From the November/December 2017 Issue

Karen Williams Lantner ’69 AM (see ’69).

Maryann Cale McGuire ’72 AM, ’75 PhD was named Goodwill International’s 2017 Volunteer Mission Leader of the Year. Her Atlanta-based entrepreneurship program for minority women is presently under review for adoption by Goodwill. A retired Coca-Cola executive, she had previously served a two-year tour as a Peace Corps volunteer working with her husband, Peter McGuire ’75 PhD, on economic development in Ukraine.

Dennis Butcher ’73 AM (see ’72).

Mary Hutchings Reed ’73 AM (see ’73).

Jack Bonner ’84 AM writes: “I continue to write for Kirkus Reviews and Asheville Poetry Review. I miss hearing from my peers in the writing program.”

Jose Estabil ’88 ScM (see Theresa Diaz ’82).

Lorraine Robinson ’96 AM was awarded an Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Theatre Education by the 2017 Tony Awards.

 Carolyn Ernst ’03 ScM, ’08 PhD (see Jeremy Smith ’01).

Stephanie Elson Bruneau ’06 AM is a beekeeper in Philadelphia and has written a book, The Benevolent Bee, published in July by Quarry Books.

Adam Emrich ’09 ScM and Mike Huang ’09 ScM (see Robb Hughes ’08).

Alec Pinkham ’09 ScM (see Jean Trescott Lambert ’68).

David Andrews ’12 AM writes: “I returned from South Dakota on another mission as a volunteer with the Veteran Service Corps (VSC). As a veteran of the Rhode Island National Guard, I volunteered with Veterans Stand in December of 2016. I traveled to North Dakota in February of this year to assist in building a camp in support of the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and water protectors at the nearby Oceti Sakowin camp. The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe of North Dakota leased the land where we built this support camp, called Four Bands. As a result, VSC has formed a partnership with the Cheyenne River Sioux. My son, Willem, and I collected sports equipment to donate to them and stayed on their reservation for a few days. While there, we helped refurbish a youth community center and set up outbuildings for the Sundance Ritual. I am continuing to try to spread the word about the travesties occurring in the United States.”

Jinaabah Showa ’13 MAT (see ’11).

Mary Laski ’14 AM, John S. Warren ’14 AM, Sinnjinn Bucknell ’14 AM, and Rachel Eggleston ’15 AM (see Mary Laski ’13).  

Ben LeVeque ’14 ScM (see Doug Sisk ’72).

Stephen Zins ’15 PhD (see Richard Zins ’75).

From the September/October 2017 Issue

Bob Blakely ’59 MAT (see ’58).

Marilyn Tarasiewicz Erickson ’59 AM (see ’57 and Bob Hummerstone ’57).

Marie O’Donahoe Kirn ’62 AM (see Patricia Checchia Abbatomarco ’57.)

Raoul Smith ’64 AM, ’68 PhD (see George Bryant ’63).

Charles Shumway ’66 AM (see ’58).

Nancy Turck ’68 AM (see Sally Kusnitz Horn ’68).

Joan Bartlam Turner-Coven ’69 AM (see Joan Tomaszewski ’67).

Stuart Horn ’70 ScM (see Sally Kusnitz Horn ’68).

Paul Schopf ’73 ScM (see ’71 and Jane Seigler ’73).

John Bowe ’86 ScM and Dorothy Faulstich Bowe ’86 are celebrating their 30th anniversary in September. They met in a summer Unix internals course in 1985. They have lived outside Boston since graduation. Their eldest child just graduated from Simmons College, and their youngest is a sophomore at Lafayette College.

Lisa Kusel ’88 AM will publish her third book, Rash, A Memoir in September (WiDo Publishing).

Gregory Gross ’89 AM, ’94 PhD, was named chief creative officer at Greater Than One, a pharmaceutical advertising agency in New York City. Greg joined Greater Than One in 2013 as executive creative director.

Rachel Sexton ’89 MAT was named chief of the Area Cooperative Educational Services Institute, a regional educational service center, one of six in the state of Connecticut. It has been serving the educational needs of the 25 communities in Greater New Haven for close to 50 years. More information on ACES can be found at

Stephen Eskilson ’90 AM, ’95 PhD (see Arlene Brown Eskilson ’59).

Jennifer Jang ’95 AM, ’03 PhD, coauthored Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours, published May 28 by Schiffer Publishing.

Jarrod Lynn ’07 ScM (see ’05).

Leslie Shimotakahara ’07 PhD’s debut novel, After the Bloom, was published by Dundurn Press and received a starred review in Booklist. More information can be found at

Nathanael Geman ’10 AM (see Diana Wollach ’10).

Taryn Martinez ’12 AM (see ’08).

Rachel Cronin ’17 MAT (see Taryn Martinez ’08).

Amanda Duffy ’17 PhD (see Allison Bernstein ’09).

From the July/August 2017 Issue

Jeng-Eng Lin ’76 PhD retired from George Mason Univ. and is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown.

Zachary Antonio ’80 AM (see Bill Olney ’70).

Joseph Coughlin ’85 AM writes: “Emily Geanacopulos Coughlin ’84 was named 2017 Massachusetts Defense Lawyer of the Year by the Massachusetts Defense Lawyer Assoc. Founding partner of Boston-based Coughlin Betke LLP, Emily was recognized for her state and federal court trial experience involving construction-related litigation, employment liability, professional liability, products liability, and premises litigation. She serves as a national director on the board of directors of Defense Research Institute, the 22,000 member national organization representing the defense bar. Emily is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and was selected to serve on the prestigious IADC Trial Academy faculty at Stanford University Law School in 2015, where she taught trial skills to defense lawyers from across the country. Joseph and Emily live with their two daughters in Boston’s western suburbs.

Matthew A. Root ’00 ScM (see ’99).

Christopher Marashlian ’04 ScM (see Jacqui Hogans ’03).

Sargon M. De Jesus ’08 ScM (see Prentiss De Jesus ’61).

Sara C. Emmenecker ’11 AM (see ’04).

From the May/June 2017 Issue

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM (see ’57).

Atle Gjelsvik ’60 ScM, ’62 PhD (see Carol Canner Gjelsvik ’59).

Paul Taylor ’61 PhD (see ’54).

Allen R. Dyer ’70 MMSc (see ’67).

Stuart Horn ’70 ScM (see Sally Kusnitz Horn ’68).

Stephen Tillman ’70 PhD (see ’65).

Ken Kobre ’71 AM, emeritus professor of photo and video journalism at San Francisco State Univ., won the NPPA Sprague Award in March 2017, the highest honor in the field of visual journalism recognizing an individual who advances and elevates the visual journalism profession.

Leslie Lawrence ’73 MAT writes: “I’m sorry to have lost touch with my cohort of would-be high school English teachers, and I’d love to hear from you. After teaching in a high school for two years, I earned an MFA in creative writing. Since then I’ve been writing and teaching (mostly college students and adults). My first book, The Death of Fred Astaire: And Other Essays From a Life Outside the Lines (SUNY Press), was featured in the BAM’s January/February 2017 Fresh Ink column.”

Denise S. Orenstein ’73 MAT will publish her fourth novel for children, Dirt, in July.

Mary Hutchings Reed ’73 AM (see ’73).

Ashley Cross ’89 AM, ’94 PhD writes “My book, Mary Robinson and the Genesis of Romanticism, was published by Routledge in August 2016. The book traces Mary Robinson’s entanglements with a majority of the major Romantic writers, including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Charlotte Smith.”

Annie Gjelsvik ’03 PhD (see Carol Canner Gjelsvik ’59).

Nicholas Bredie ’09 MFA will publish Not Constantinople in June. As a writer he lived and worked in Istanbul from 2010 to 2013. He is a university fellow at the Univ. of Southern California.

Talisha Ramchal ’12 ScM, and Maswazi Sihlabela ’15 ScM (see Jen Stone ’11).

From the March/April 2017 Issue

Loren Pennington ’56 AM (see David Durfee ’56).

Peter Sibley ’05 ScM (see Amy Koo ’04).

Clarissa J. Ceglio ’09 AM, ’15 PhD became an assistant professor of Digital Humanities and associate director of research for Greenhouse Studios/Scholarly Communications Design at UConn in fall 2016. She and her husband, Jack, live in Connecticut.

Rachel Philbrick ’16 (see Larry Philbrick, Jr. ’67).

From the January/February 2017 Issue

Charlie Shumway ’66 AM (see Jill Hirst Scobie ’58).

Judith Ginsberg ’68 AM (see Sally Kusnitz Horn ’68).

Martie Barylick ’69 MAT (see Sally Kusnitz Horn ’68).

Lois Hodgins Monteiro ’70 PhD  (see Jill Hirst Scobie ’58).

Stephen Tillman ’70 PhD (see ’65).

Richard W. Vorder Bruegge ’91 PhD (see ’85).

Thalia Field ’95 MFA (see ’88).

Alva Rogers ’98 MFA is one of the stars of the classic film Daughters of the Dust, which was rereleased nationally on Nov. 18.

Jessica Knauss ’04 AM, ’08 PhD, published Seven Noble Knights: A Novel of Medieval Spain (Bagwyn Books, an imprint of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies). In May she will give a reading at the Harvard Book Store.

Demetrious Harrington ’05, ’06 ScM (see Ellen Wernecke ’06).

Praowpan Tansitpong ’08 ScM is a faculty member at Mahidol Univ. in Thailand. Praowpan received a 2016 US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship to conduct health analytic research for improving the medical process for developing countries in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) community.

William T. Shore ’09 ScM (see Rula Patterson Shore ’67). 

From the November/December 2016 Issue

Marilyn Tarasiewicz Erickson ’59 AM (see ’57).

Marie O’Donahoe Kirn ’62 AM (see ’57).

Karen Lauter Feinberg ’66 AM (see Dave Connell ’61).

Jerry Coker ’79 AM writes: “I’m back in New England for Kay Cassill’s latest show in Orleans, on Cape Cod, at the end of June. Many of her paintings for this show were the older ones, reflecting the early years for the family in France, Iowa, and the Cape. Kay Cassill is the wife of the late R.V. Cassill, my mentor and friend when I attended the Brown Writing Program. It was wonderful to see her and her oldest son, Orin, and kick around Truro and Wellfleet again, and have a great dinner in P’town. For those of you who remember Verlin and Kay and the old house on the hill and have lost touch, check out her work and website at 

Marina Budhos’s ’87 AM novel Watched was published by Random House in September.

Honor Molloy‘s ’91 MFA play, Crackskull Row, had its world premiere in September as part of the 1st Irish Theatre Festival in New York City.

Padma Rajagopalan ’96 PhD, professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the Robert E. Hord Jr. Professorship in chemical engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. She joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 2007 and is a leader in the field of liver tissue engineering. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Steve Anglin ’03 ScM will be publishing his 500th book in 2016 as an executive editor at Apress Media of Springer Nature. Prior to Apress, Steve was also a publisher of two web-zines for O’Reilly Media.

Danfeng Yao ’04 ScM, ’08 PhD, associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. ’56 Faculty Fellowship in Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2010, she has made significant technical contributions to the field of cybersecurity. She has published 15 papers in peer-reviewed journals, three book chapters, and 53 peer-reviewed papers at top security conferences. She has been an associate editor of the IEEE Computer Society journal in cybersecurity. She was named Virginia Tech’s L-3 Cyber Faculty Fellow in June 2014.

Susannah Flug ’09 AM (see Brandon Finegold ’02).

Alec Pinkham ’09 ScM (see Virginia Macmillan Trescott ’38).

Lauren Wier Guilhardi ’09 MPH (see Molly MacGregor ’04).

Liz Drewniak Watts ’11 PhD (see Molly MacGregor ’04).

From the September/October 2016 Issue

Marjorie Harvey Purves ’65 AM writes: “It’s hard to believe that over 50 years ago I received a master’s from Brown. I enjoyed my years at Brown, and now I’m enjoying life, especially any time I can spend with my grandson, Rodeo.”

Hilary Salk ’65 MAT (see ’63).

David Orsini ’66 AM, ’75 PhD, writes that Quaternity Books has published new editions of his novels The Woman Who Loved Too Well and The Ghost Lovers. Kirkus called The Woman . . . “a swiftly-paced, action-packed story.” Lois Cuddy, the author of Penelope’s Song, said that The Ghost Lovers “is wonderfully written and crafted with a strong, dramatic plot and unforgettable characters.”

John J. Macisco Jr. ’66 PhD writes that his cancer has been in remission for the last 10 years and that his daughter and grandson live with him in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Jill Winters Ortman ’71 AM (see Patricia Hartley Partnow ’70).

Susan Lukesh ’76 PhD (see ’68).

Jack Ryalls ’81 AM, ’84 PhD, published Foreign Accent Syndromes: The Stories People Have to Tell with Nick Miller of Newcastle Univ. It contains 28 personal testimonies of persons with FAS from around the world, as well as history, definitions, and clinical recommendations.

Andrew Mirsky ’00 ScM (see Richard Bettan ’01).

Jennifer Paolino Romano ’07 MPA (see ’06).

Brent Wetters ’07 AM, ’12 PhD writes: “This spring I put together a Festschrift in honor of David Josephson that featured tributes by many colleagues and former students. I think there are many other former students who might be happy to know that the book is available on Amazon at:

Emma Berca Hatcher ’08 MPH and her husband, Jeffrey, announce the Feb. 26 birth of their daughter, Charlotte Rose Hatcher. Emma writes: “She is an energetic, healthy, and happy baby. Despite many sleepless nights, we feel very lucky to have this sweet little girl in our lives.”

Amber Ma ’14 MPA (see Kevin Hui ’07).

Mike Chon ’16 PhD (see Kevin Hui ’07). 

From the July/August 2016 Issue

Judy Kelso Nass ’61 ScM (see Dave Nass ’58).

Marjory Miller Brenner ’70 MAT writes that her granddaughter, Talia Lily Brenner ’19 of Bethesda, Md., is at Brown.

John B. Hattendorf ’71 AM, a maritime historian at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., was awarded a Doctor of Letters degree by the Univ. of Oxford. John, who has produced scholarly work for nearly 50 years, has served as the college’s Ernest J. King professor of maritime history since 1984, and as chair of the maritime history department and director of the NWC museum since 2003. He has authored or edited more than 40 books and numerous articles in the field of maritime history, including being editor-in-chief of the multi-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History, which was awarded the Dartmouth Medal of the American Library Association in 2008. His most recent work is a three-volume series U.S. Naval Strategy: Selected Documents from the 1970s Through the 1990s.

Russell Potter ’91 PhD writes that his book, Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search, will come out this September from McGill-Queen’s Univ. Press in Montreal. He writes: “The book tells the story of the more than 50 modern search expeditions that have sought to solve the disappearance of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 Arctic expedition.”

Darline Berrios ’03 MAT writes: “In March, I successfully defended my dissertation, Sharing Our Unheard Stories: Perceptions of the Lived Experience of Teachers of Color. I graduated from the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Johnson & Wales University in May. I dedicated my doctoral journey to my parents, Jose and Gloria Berrios.”

Jennifer Knauss ’04 AM, ’08 PhD, released her literary paranormal novel, Awash in Talent, through Kindle Press in June. She writes: “It follows the tribulations of three narrators through a Providence I couldn’t help writing about with affection.” Her medieval epic novel, Seven Noble Knights, will be published in December through Bagwyn Books. Jennifer writes: “Seven Noble Knights took its inspiration when I was earning my PhD in Hispanic Studies.”

Vivette El Fawal ’10 ScM (see Danielle Raad ’10).

Han Jung Park ’11 PhD and his wife, Minhee Park, announce the Nov. 11 birth of their daughter, Katherine Yuna Park. They recently moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., for his teaching position at the Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Matthew McCabe ’14 MPP (see Yifan Luo ’09). 

From the May/June 2016 Issue

Michael Woods ’61 ScM joined the 43rd Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in January protesting the death penalty and the continued killing of the unborn.  

Glenn Mitchell ’69 ScM, ’75 MD (see Brian Murphy ’67).

Joel Wolf ’73 PhD retired at the beginning of this year. He writes: “When I left Brown, I was pure as the driven snow. I went to Harvard as an assistant professor of mathematics, specializing in algebraic topology. After four years at Harvard I became pure as the driven-on snow, still doing mathematics but focusing on optimization in general, and scheduling theory in particular. I was named a distinguished member of technical staff at Bell Labs (for seven years) and a principal research staff member at IBM Research (for 32 years). All in all, great fun. My wife of 48 years, Catherine Gody Wolf ’72 AM, ’74 PhD, has had ALS for 20 years now. She also worked at Bell Labs and IBM Research and remains amazing. We have two daughters and five grandchildren.”

Anna Bobiak Nagurney ’80 ScM, ’83 PhD (see ’76).

Jose B. Gonzalez ’91 MAT published his poetry collection, Toys Made of Rock. He writes: “The book is based on my journey from a non-English speaking immigrant in El Salvador to a professor of English in the United States. Naturally, it mentions Brown as part of my journey.”

Karin Aguilar-San Juan ’95 AM, ’00 PhD, coedited The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement. She writes: “We are having an event at Macalester College, where I teach and where, in August 1970, the National Student Congress planted the seeds for the People’s Peace Treaty. Several chapters of the book include reflections by student activists who were involved in the People’s Peace Treaty.” 

Greg Seidman ’01 ScM (see Vic Weinstein ’73).

Angela Koine Flynn ’06 MAT (see ’04).

From the March/April 2016 Issue 

Allen Goldman ’53 ScM (see ’51).

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM (see ’57).

Judith Kelso Nass ’61 ScM (see David Nass ’58).

Duncan Smith ’63 AM, ’67 PhD (see C. William Stamm ’58 and Shelley Atwood ’67).

Gale Williams Woolley ’63 MAT (see Jill Hirst Scobie ’58).

Joyce Reed ’65 AM (see ’61).

David M. Orsini ’66 AM, ’75 PhD, has two novels in bookstores and online this year entitled The Woman Who Loved Too Well and The Ghost Lovers. Visit 

Jane Donahue Eberwein ’69 PhD published Dickinson in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates. The book includes both new and reprinted materials that shed light on Emily Dickinson as surprisingly less morose than her poetry would suggest.

Carlynn Reed ’69 AM writes: “Three years ago I began to train with a world-class cabaret dancer, Carlos Zapata. Within a few months we started competing as a ProAm dance couple at Dancesport competitions in Ontario and Quebec. Last year we entered the world competition in the Ohio Star Ball, the largest in North America. We came in second. In November 2015, just before my 71st birthday, we competed again and took first place as the World ProAm Dancesport Champions in Theatrical Arts. With no age divisions in this category, it was a great accomplishment to win in an acrobatic dance style over competitors in their 20s and 30s. If you want to see a video of my work, google my name.”

Daniel J. Orsini  ’74 PhD (see ’62).

Jesse Mavro Diamond ’75 AM published a book of poems, Swimming the Hellespont: Selected Poems 1971–2001. She writes: “I first composed some of these poems when I was studying with Brown professors Edwin Honig and Keith Waldrop from 1973 to 1975.”

Jack Bonner IV ’84 AM is a freelance writer for Kirkus Reviews. He interviewed Rick Moody ’83 about his recent novel, Hotels of North America. Jack writes: “I highly recommend the novel, not the interview.”

Tony Affigne ’91 AM, ’92 PhD (see Elliott Negin ’76).

Tecumseh Fitch ’94 PhD (see ’85).

Patrick MacRoy ’01 AM (see Andrew Dupuy ’01).

Sharon Sonenblum ’03 ScM (see Jenny Mitnick ’02).

Andi Fein ’05 ScM (see Daniel Leventhal ’07).

Sarah Hirschman ’06 AM (see Lizzy Klein ’05).

Christine Livoti ’09 ScM (see Blythe Crane ’08). 

From the January/February 2016 Issue

Bruce Chick ’53 ScM (see ’50 and Paul Lipsitt ’50).

Neil Isaacs ’59 PhD writes: “I have published, on Kindle Direct, my 38th (and surely my last) book. Flirtations with Fame is a comic memoir that tells tales of my lifelong, failed pursuit of celebrity status. At least one of the early parts takes place on campus.”

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM (see ’57).

John Macisco ’66 PhD writes: “My daughter and her son have blessed me with their presence in our home in Scarsdale, N.Y. The young keep us honest. Praise God.”

William Stork ’66 MAT was appointed regional coordinator for East Asia and Southeast Asia by the Yale International Alliance. William is in Singapore.

Harvey Silverman ’68 ScM, ’71 PhD (see Ying Yu ’03 ScM, ’07 PhD).

Judith Sockut Silverman ’69 ScM, ’85 ScM (see Ying Yu ’03 ScM, ’07 PhD).

Nancy Rosenstein Mayer ’73 MAT (see Paul Lipsitt ’50).

Mary Hutchings Reed ’73 AM (see ’73).

Ladimir Nagurney ’74 ScM, ’86 PhD (see Ying Yu ’03 ScM, ’07 PhD).

Geoffrey Sadock ’74 PhD writes: “The Carnegie Foundation informs me that I have been named a Professor of the Year. I am a member of the English Department of Bergen Community College, where I have taught literature, composition, and Introduction to Religion for many years.”

Mark Asquino ’75 AM, ’78 PhD (see ’71).

Jerry Coker ’79 AM published his second novel, Into the Wet, through Black Oak Writing. He writes: “Into the Wet is a historical novel set in the Southwest Pacific during WWII.  I received some good reviews off the manuscript.”

John Mousseau ’80 AM lives in Sarasota, Fla., where he directs fixed income management for Cumberland Advisors, a money management firm with $2.5 billion under management. He coauthored Adventures in Muniland: A Guide to Municipal Bond Investing in the Post-Crisis Era. He and his wife, Pam (Lehigh Univ. ’79), have three daughters who have all gone to Lehigh.  

Anna Bobiak Nagurney ’80 ScM, ’83 PhD (see Ying Yu ’03 ScM, ’07 PhD).

Renée Rose Shield ’84 PhD (see Lily Shield ’09).

Stephanie Robinson ’88 AM (see ’87).

Edwidge Danticat ’93 MFA (see Andrew Blauner ’86).

Anthony Arnove ’94 AM, ’98 PhD, wrote the new introduction for the 35th anniversary edition of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.

Karin Aguilar-San Juan ’95 AM, ’00 PhD, edited the newly published book The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement. C-SPAN covered a panel discussion about the book, featuring Karin and several of the book’s contributors.

Tad Heuer ’99 AM (see ’99).

Emily O’Dell ’03 MFA, ’06 AM, ’08 PhD (see ’01).

Ying Yu ’03 ScM, ’07 PhD, married Eric Wehger at Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Conn. The Aug. 16 wedding included Ladimir Nagurney ’74 ScM, ’86 PhD; Anna Bobiak Nagurney ’76, ’80 ScM, ’83 PhD; Professor Harvey Silverman ’68 ScM, ’71 PhD; and Judith Sockut Silverman ’67, ’69 ScM, ’85 ScM.

W. Curt LaFrance ’07 MPH released his second and third books, Taking Control of Your Seizures: Workbook, and Treating Nonepileptic Seizures: Therapist Guide, from Oxford Univ. Press. He writes: “The books are used to treat both epileptic and nonepileptic seizures, and represent the first manualized evidence-based nonpharmacologic therapies for epilepsy and for conversion disorders based on clinical trials.” He is director of neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology at Rhode Island Hospital; staff physician at the Providence VA Medical Center and clinical-lead of its National Telemental Health Center’s Tele-Seizures program; and associate professor of psychiatry and neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School.

Joel Weinberger ’07 ScM (see David Pacheco ’07).

Eric Tamura ’07 ScM (see Jackie Chen ’06).

David Beckoff ’08 AM (see Renee Ahlers ’09).

Stephen Chambers ’09 AM, ’12 PhD, published his book No God But Gain: The Untold Story of Cuban Slavery, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Making of the United States in September.

Sargon de Jesus ’08 ScM (see ’07). 

Kate Dumouchel ’09 ScM (see Jessica Gorkin ’08).

Christine Livoti ’09 ScM (see Jessica Gorkin ’08).

Heather Marshall ’15 EMHL (see Alan Vaskas ’67).

Anne-Caroline Sieffert ’15 AM married Claire Menard (Rutgers PhD candidate) on May 30. The wedding was in Manning Chapel, in the presence of families and friends from both sides of the Atlantic. Anne-Caroline writes: “The wine of honor—a French tradition—was held at the graduate student lounge, and dinner with close friends and family was held at Bravo Brasserie. The family and the brides would like to thank Brown’s staff, the office of the chaplain, and the Graduate Student Council for their help in prepping the spaces and helping make it a beautiful day.”

From the November/December 2015 Issue

Bob Blakeley ’59 MAT (see ’58).

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM (see ’57).

John Cross ’68 AM (see ’66).

Russell Kirkland ’76 AM (see ’76).

Laura Hallowell Putnam ’94 MAT is the author of Workplace Wellness That Works: 10 Steps to Infuse Well-Being and Vitality into Any Organization, released in June. She writes: “The book takes a critical look at the prevailing approach in promoting health and well-being in the workplace, then offers a 10-step strategy on how we might do this better. The book has already received some press, including a mention in a recent Business Insider article.”

Jeffrey Parrish ’97 PhD (see Jay Parker ’67).

Heidi Brevik-Zender ’02 AM ’06 PhD, published her book, Fashioning Spaces: Mode and Modernity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Paris.

N. Harry Rothschild ’03 PhD wrote Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers, recently published by Columbia. Harry is a professor of Asian History at the Univ. of North Florida.

Andrew Matheny ’06 AM (see Hannah Shulman ’08).

Joe Heymann ’12 MAT (see Cathy Mardula ’12).

From the September/October 2015 Issue

Marilyn Tarasiewicz Erickson ’59 AM (see ’57).

Judy Kelso Nass ’61 ScM (see David L. Nass ’58).

Jim Moody ’65 ScM (see Jill Hirst Scobie ’58).

Bernard Mendillo ’73 AM (see ’70).

Margaret E. M. Tolbert ’74 PhD writes: “Although I retired from the position of senior advisor at the National Science Foundation in 2011, I have kept busy with a variety of personal projects. Recently, I completed my autobiography, Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Suffolkian’s Life Story. The cover and abstract are available online at and at other websites. Personal and career details contained in the book will keep you reading.”

Jess Gilbert ’75 MAT published Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal.

Sally Goldin ’75 AM (see ’75).

Denise Bledsoe Slaughter ’77 AM (see Rhonda Port Walker ’75).

Rachel Harding ’90 MFA (see ’86).

Albert Telfeian ’93 MD, ’93 PhD, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Brown, recently performed the first-ever awake endoscopic removal of a spinal tumor at R.I. Hospital. The story made the front page of the Providence Journal and was featured on NBC News.

Ken Herndon ’96 ScM (see Donna Miele ’92).

Jeff Moore ’99 ScM (see Tony Quarnaccio ’96).

Thomas Devaney ’06 AM ’11 PhD published his book, Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460–1492. He writes that the book “examines medieval personalities, cities, and pageants at the border of Castile and Grenada, illuminating how public spectacle reflected and altered attitudes toward Jews, Muslims, and converts. Although it once helped to dissipate anxieties, pageantry ultimately contributed to the rejection of religious minorities.”

Borislav Hristov ’10 ScM (see Christian Martell ’10).

Rocio Bravo ’11 AM (see Christian Martell ’10).

Sara Emmenecker ’11 AM (see Naia Cucukov ’04).

Stephen Zins ’15 PhD (see Richard Zins ’75).

From the May/June 2015 Issue

Susan Rosenfeld ’65 AM (see ’64).

John M. Cross ’68 AM (see ’66).

Harriette Rinaldi ’68 MAT, a former senior CIA officer who served in Cambodia from 1972 through 1975, last year published Four Faces of Truth, a book of historical fiction concerning the rise of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. While writing the book, which was one of the Providence Journal’s Top Books of 2014, Harriette had access to unique source material, including the recently declassified correspondence between Richard Nixon and Cambodian president Lon Nol, the secret archives of the Khmer Rouge discovered in the 1990s, and the medical records of Pol Pot’s wife. Details regarding Four Faces of Truth can be found at and at

Glen Mitchell ’69 ScM (see Sidney E. Okashige ’67).

Connie Sancetta ’73 ScM (see ’71).

Lim Chheng Siang ’74 AM retired from Tunghai Univ. in January 2005 after teaching 25 years in the department of computer science and information engineering.

David Watters ’79 PhD was reelected to the New Hampshire State Senate. He serves on the transportation and education committees and represents New Hampshire on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Peter Balakian ’80 PhD published his seventh book of poems, Ozone Journal, and a book of selected essays, Vise and Shadow: Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art, and Culture. He writes that “a good piece of Vise and Shadow deals with the Armenian genocide and major poets, artists, and filmmakers who have made great art from this history. Trauma, memory, and imagination are the major themes. Also, an Armenian thread runs through the poems.”

Laurie Rubin Spangle ’84 AM (see Gwenn Masterman Snider ’83).

Eric Golin ’85 ScM, ’91 PhD (see Sanford Golin ’51).

Emily O’Dell ’03 AM, ’06 AM, ’08 PhD (see ’01).

Hanya El-Sheshtawy Sustache ’01 MAT (see Gilberto Sustache ’96).

Greg Moffitt ’05 MAT (see ’02).

Deborah Silverman Robbins ’05 ScM (see Joseph and Susan Greenhaus Silverman ’77).

Sara C. Emmenecker ’11 AM (see ’04).

Bevin Kelley ’11 AM, ’14 PhD, received the MacColl Johnson Fellowship in January. She works as a composer, sound designer, and electronic music/multimedia performer. She releases records under the name Blevin Blectum and also performs with Kristin Grace Erickson as Blectum from Blechdom. Their first CD won a top prize in Digital Music at the Arts Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, in 2001.

Benjamin Simon ’12 ScM (see Ben Cohen ’10).

From the March/April 2015 Issue

Austin Caroll ’63 AM writes: “I officially retired from my position as undersecretary general of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal agency serving the ancient Christian churches of the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India, and the former U.S.S.R. I am enjoying the time to garden and work on my model railroad in our basement. I am also writing articles to add to the 150 I have in the digital cloud.”

Robert Ashcom ’69 MAT (see ’62).

Don Fletcher ’69 AM, ’72 ScM (see Paul Payton ’69).

Edward Kleinbard ’73 AM (see ’73).

Ken Finder ’77 AM (see Eric Nissley ’76).

Geoff Bakewell ’94 PhD lives in Memphis, where he teaches Greek and Roman Studies and directs the Search for Values in Light of Western History and Religion Program at Rhodes College. His book, Aeschylus’ Suppliant Women: The Tragedy of Immigration, was published in 2013 by the Univ. of Wisconsin Press.

Katherine Cannon ’04 AM (see ’03).

Dan Katz ’05 ScM, ’09 PhD, announces the November publication of his book, The Puzzle Files of Larry Logic.

From the January/February 2015 Issue

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM (see ’57).

Andrew Palmer ’65 PhD intends to retire this year. He writes: “Jane and I will stay in Singapore, and I shall consult and continue as an expert witness.”

Daniel Schwarz ’65 AM, ’68 PhD, published his book Reading the European Novel to 1900. His last book, Endtimes? Crises and Turmoil at The New York Times, was released in paperback in 2014.

Richard Snipes ’65 AM, ’67 PhD, retired after 30 years as a professor of anatomy and academic director at the Medical School of Giessen Univ. in Giessen, Germany. In his career, he taught anatomy and medical English to German students and physicians, served as the European Union commissioner in medicine for the medical school, and was the inter-European and world exchange coordinator for medical students. He is now traveling extensively and visiting his daughters and four grandchildren in Maine and Indiana. He has been married for 43 years.

Jean Chase McCarthy ’66 MAT (see ’60).

David Orsini ’66 AM, ’75 PhD, writes: “Take the adventure. Visit for information about my books and for those of my twin brother, Daniel Orsini ’62, ’74 PhD. We are Phi Beta Kappas who cherish our memories of Brown.”

Laurence Goldstein ’70 PhD is a professor of English at the Univ. of Michigan. The Univ. of Michigan Press published his book Poetry Los Angeles: Reading the Essential Poems of the City, which is his 14th book as a writer or editor. He writes: “The book is a historical study of poems about Los Angeles, both an anthology and a commentary.”

Kenneth Cieplik ’74 MAT (see ’73).

Marly Youmans Miller ’76 AM published her book Glimmerglass.

Nomi Eve ’93 MFA published her second novel, Henna House. Her first novel, The Family Orchard, was published in 2000.

Jordan Rosenblum ’05 AM, ’08 PhD, and his wife, Valerie Maine, a former neuroscience lab technician at Brown, announce the Sept. 10 birth of their son, Josiah Henry Rosenblum. He writes: “One of the many reasons for his name is the connection with Brown, as we met at the GCB.”

Daniel Orenstein ’06 PhD announces the publication of his book Between Ruin and Restoration: An Environmental History of Israel, coedited with Char Miller and Alon Tal. The book, published by Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, covers major aspects of environmental history from the Ottoman Period through perspectives on the future, including the impact of grazing, population growth, desertification, and more.

From the November/December 2014 Issue

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM (see ’57).

Franklin Zawacki ’72 AM won the 2014 Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award. He also served as Rhode Island’s first writer-in-residence after graduating from Brown, where he studied with Edwin Honig and Jim Schevill.

Raymond S. Broadhead ’77 ScM (see Sarah Broadhead Baird ’03).

Doug Halperin ’79 ScM (see ’79).

Pornchai Suchitta ’79 AM, ’83 PhD, retired from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In his last post, he served as the UNFPA representative in Timor-Leste. He now lives in Bangkok, Thailand.

M.B. McLatchey ’83 MAT is the 2013 recipient of the May Swenson Prize in Poetry for her debut collection of poems, The Lame God, published by Utah State Univ. Press. Additional information can be found on her website,

Nomi Eve ’93 MFA writes that her second novel, Henna House, was published by Scribner in August.

Anthony Arnove ’94 AM, ’98 PhD announces the release of his book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition. Details can be found at

Sarah McCabe England ’05 PhD writes: “My husband, Brent, and I are delighted to announce the arrival of our second son, Everett Varek England. He graced us with his presence five weeks early, on June 20.… He just couldn’t wait to join the family! Our ‘new’ England has been joyfully welcomed by his big brother, Oliver, who showers him with many hugs and kisses. We look forward to walking under the campus dogwoods with our stroller and 3-year-old.… Such a change from dashing to classes with backpack and coffee in hand.”

Jarrod Lynn ’07 ScM (see Deborah Dryer ’06).

Alec Pinkham ’09 ScM (see Virginia MacMillan Trescott ’38).

Andrew Clifford ’10 PhD (see Jason Lambrese ’06).

Emily Button Kambic ’11 AM (see Jason Lambrese ’06).

Janet Zwolinski ’11 AM was recently appointed to the position of senior manager of development with Historic New England.

Robert Kambic ’14 PhD (see Jason Lambrese ’06).

From the September/October 2014 Issue

Francis A. Brooks Jr. ’65 MAT (see ’55).

Susan Adler Kaplan ’65 MAT (see ’58).

L. Robert “Larry” Smith ’68 SCM received the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Award over the July 4 weekend in Washington, D.C. This is the highest award given to an individual by the Society and is presented to an engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the public welfare, and humankind. The first recipient of the award was Herbert Hoover, and the second was David B. Steinman, the famous bridge engineer who designed the Mackinac Straits Bridge, among others. Steinman and Larry are both graduates of the engineering program at The City College of New York; Larry’s engineering classes were in Steinman Hall. The NSPE Award has only been presented five times in the last nine years. Larry was nominated by the NSPE state societies in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maryland, and South Carolina. Larry has also been named to the board of directors of the National Institute for Engineering Ethic, based at Texas Tech.

John Seater ’72 AM, ’75 PhD (see ’69).

David Cooper ’77 PhD recently published a career-spanning collection of essays, Learning in the Plural: Essays on the Humanities and Public Life. He writes: “The book poses some tough questions about teaching and learning, a habit I acquired while a graduate student at Brown in the 1970s. The collection includes an essay about my experiences at Brown—‘Bus Rides and Forks in the Road: The Making of a Public Scholar.’”

Susan Harris Seater ’78 PhD (see John Seater ’69).

Steve Greenbaum ’78 ScM, ’82 PhD, was selected as a 2014–15 Jefferson Science Fellow.

Susan Behrens ’86 AM, ’86 PhD has published Understanding Language Use in the Classroom: A Linguistic Guide for College Educators, and has released her first documentary, The Three Rs: On the Nature of Academic Discourse. She writes: “In addition, five of us from the linguistics department at Brown (as it was then called) reunited in May in Providence to attend the Acoustical Society of America conference and visit with the mentor we all grew up with, Sheila Blumstein. In attendance were Allard Jongman ’85 AM, ’86 PhD; Bill Katz ’85 AM; Amy Rakowsky Neeman ’84 AM, ’89 PhD; Joan Sereno ’86 AM, ’88 PhD; and me.”

Margaret Freije ’86 PhD has been named vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of the Holy Cross. A mathematician and leader in Jesuit higher education, she is the first woman to hold the top academic post at the College.

Carla Thacker ’08 ScM (see Jennifer Redd ’07).

Aaron Kovalchik ’11 MFA (see Thomas Beatty ’03).

From the July/August 2014 Issue

Allen Goldman ’53 ScM (see ’51).

John Macisco ’66 PhD writes: “My daughter Rosalind runs the Santa Barbara Dance Institute in California.”

Karen Williams Lantner ’69 AM (see Louis P. Lantner ’68).

“Strategy and the Sea,” an international conference in honor of John B. Hattendorf  ’71 AM, was held at All Souls College, Oxford, in April. The conference celebrated his distinguished career and leading role in expanding the field of maritime history. For 30 years, Hattendorf has been the Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport.

Paul Blocklyn ’73 MFA ’75 AM writes: “After a 40-year hiatus, I have moved back to Providence. I am living in Wayland Square, a block and a half from where I lived as a graduate student. I hope to continue to write, lecture, and teach part-time at a college or university in the Providence area.”

Gary Rosen ’76 ScM, ’80 PhD (see Jeffrey Eckber ’76).

Nancy Harris ’77 PhD writes: “Brad Parsons ’76 MD and I attended our middle son, Cameron’s, graduation from Brown in May. Cameron will join his older brother Spencer ’13 in moving to D.C. Our last son, Colby, is a junior at Milton Academy. Brad continues to practice dentistry, and I write book reviews for the Boston Globe and work as a psychologist to pay for all the tuitions.” 

Lisa Heavey Evans ’85 ScM (see Katie Evans Goldman ’10).

Suzanne Keen ’86 AM (see ’84).

Benjamin Seigle ’98 AM (see ’97).

Sarah Rose ’07 ScM (see Randy Schwarzmann ’05).

Dan Rosenberg ’10 ScM (see Dan Rosenberg ’09).

From the May/June 2014 Issue

Don Breslow ’57 ScM (see ’54).

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM (see ’57).

Richard D. Hunt ’75 MAT was inducted into the Central New York Genesis Group Educator’s Hall of Distinction in November. He retired as Clinton High School principal in 2011 and now serves as an adjunct instructor at Utica College and Mohawk Valley Community College.

Melvin Donalson ’81 PhD (see Phillis Skye Dent ’76).

Susan Schilling Keats ’82 PhD (see John P. Keats ’75).

David Lloyd ’85 AM, ’85 PhD, directs the creative writing program at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. He recently published two books: his third poetry collection, Warriors, and his second book of fiction, Over the Line.

Chuck Adler ’89 ScM, ’92 PhD (see ’87).

Karen Lehr ’89 AM (see Chuck Adler ’87).

Valerie Tutson ’90 AM (see ’87).

Steve Anglin ’03 ScM is a practicing applied mathematician specializing in partial differential equations through one-on-one consulting and workshops. Steve is also a lecturer of mathematics, formerly with Case Western Reserve Univ. and Saint Leo Univ.

Megan Reha Livingston ’03 MAT (see Corina Peters ’99).

Robert Newcomb ’08 PhD (see ’02).

Sarah Potts ’08 AM (see ’06).

Dan Rosenberg ’10 ScM (see ’09).

Robert Sarwark ’13 AM writes: “While completing my degree last year, I began to put together customized package tours for new visitors to the Republic of Cape Verde, West Africa. The idea for this business started as an extension of my experience living there, first as a Peace Corps volunteer and then as an expat working in the private sector. It seemed like a natural progression to turn helping curious travelers into a full-fledged travel and consulting agency. With my master’s degree in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, I was able to add a very meaningful credential to my CV, especially since Cape Verde is one of the eight officially Portuguese-speaking nations.”

From the March/April 2014 Issue

Ron Rubin ’63 AM reports that his collection A Jewish Professor’s Political Punditry: Fifty Plus Years of Published Commentary, which contains material from both popular and scholarly journals, was published by Syracuse Univ. Press in 2013. He writes: “I researched ‘A Kosher Supermarket Fights the Blue Laws’ while I was in residence at Brown. I am currently a professor of political science at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.”

David Orsini ’66 AM, ’75 PhD published Bitterness/Seven Stories in December,  and his first novel, The Woman Who Loved Too Well, was published in January with Quaternity Books.

Stanley Schretter ’68 ScM (see ’65).

James Alley ’71 AM (see Alexandra Brown ’08).

Joan Klingel Ray ’73 AM, ’77 PhD, professor emerita of English, retired on Dec. 31, 2012, after more than 34 years on the faculty and in the administration at the Univ. of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She was named a University of Colorado President’s Teaching Scholar in 1993. She remains president of the North American Friends of Chawton House Library, U.K., on the estate of Jane Austen’s brother Edward, up the road from the cottage where Austen wrote or revised her novels. Joan writes: “My career has included appearances about Austen on NPR and the Biography Channel and lectures and talks about Austen the world over, including the Library of Congress. I am in the special features of the DVDs for the films The Jane Austen Book Club and Becoming Jane, in spite of publishing in Notes and Queries a piece that corrects the film’s premise. I’m enjoying retirement. I made a three-week visit back east in the fall, which included attending operas at the Met, seeing old friends and family in New York City, and making a brief trip to Providence and the campus.”

Elizabeth M. Montgomery ’87 MAT (see Wilson Brown ’61).

Susan Meschwitz Sarazen ’89 PhD (see Arnold Sarazen ’83).

Jochen Wermuth ’92 AM (see ’92).

Barbara Lakeberg ’96 AM, ’96 PhD writes: “I worked for six years (2003 to 2009) in Iraqi Kurdistan/Northern Iraq as the general director and board chair of Concordia, a local Iraqi human rights organization I founded in November 2003 with Iraqis in Erbil and Duhok. We did many workshops and hundreds of seminars with local Yezidis, Muslims, Christians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Armenians, Arabs, and Kurds, funded by grants from the United Nations, U.S. and Scandinavian organizations, and local and regional offices in Kurdistan. I returned to my hometown of Rochester, N.Y., and have not been able to find a political science or international relations job here. Meanwhile, I keep family members and myself happy by living in a safe place and working as a per diem substitute teacher with primary and secondary students in four school districts covering all subjects, including phys. ed. I hope I can find another good international relations job someday soon, and I also hope Iraq becomes safer.”

Jane Fronek ’99 MAT (see ’97).

Nikki Churchwell ’11 AM, Rickie Kostiner ’11 AM, and Meredith Lee ’11 AM (see Michaela Corrente ’09).

Michaela Corrente ’11 AM (see ’09).

From the January/February 2014 Issue

Marilyn Tarasiewicz Erickson ’59 AM. (see ’57).

Bill Owen ’59 MAT (see Evandro Radoccia ’58).

Atle Gjelsvik ’60 ScM, ’62 PhD (see Carol Canner Gjelsvik ’59).

Joyce Williams Warren ’60 AM (see Barbara Sears Tessmer ’57).

Gail Woolley ’63 MAT (see Brenda Williams McLean ’58).

Susan Adler Kaplan ’65 MAT (see ’58).

Ronald Germain ’70 ScM (see ’70).

Art Grossman ’71 ScM (see ’68).

Rudy Nelson ’71 PhD (see ’52).

John Seater ’72 AM, ’74 ScM, ’75 PhD (see Susan Harris Seater ’71).

Anthony Caldamone ’75 MMSc, ’75 MD (see Engagements & Weddings, Michaela Corrente ’09).

Roy Johnson ’75 ScM (see Georgiana White Johnson ’70).

Susan Harris Seater ’78 PhD (see ’71).

Joel Scheraga ’79 AM, ’81 PhD (see ’76).

Anna Bobiak Nagurney ’80 ScM, ’83 PhD (see ’76).

Jill M. Smith ’00 AM successfully defended her dissertation on the role of independent educational consultants in the college application process on Oct. 24. She was awarded a PhD in sociology from Brandeis in February.

Mark J. Sundahl ’00 PhD announces the publication of The Cape Town Convention: Its Application to Space Assets and Relation to the Law of Outer Space. He's the associate dean for administration and associate professor at Cleveland State Univ.’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He specializes in laws and regulation governing the commercial use of outer space and advises the Federal Aviation Administration on commercial space regulation as a member of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee.

Sara Primo ’05 MAT (see Births & Adoptions, ’02).

Amandine Cagnioncle ’05 ScM, ’09 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Skyler Ng ’04).

Marshall Sundberg ’06 ScM, ’09 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Skyler Ng ’04).

Will Brucher ’07 AM, ’12 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Allison Lauterbach ’05).

Annie Johnson ’08 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Allison Lauterbach ’05).

Caitlin Fisher ’10 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Katharine Moore ’05).

Michaela Corrente ’11 AM, Nikki Churchwell ’11 AM, Rickie Kostiner ’11 AM, Meredith Lee ’11 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Michaela Corrente ’09).

Kari Best ’12 MAT (see Engagements & Weddings ’09).

Steve Guglielmo ’13 PhD joined the Macalester College psychology department as a tenure-track assistant professor. His research explores the psychological processes of moral judgment. He joined Macalester from Yale, where he was a lecturer in the department of psychology and the program in cognitive science.

From the November/December 2013 Issue

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM (see ’57).

Kent Gardner ’62 MAT (see ’61).

Marie O’Donahoe Kirn ’62 AM (see ’57).

Joyce Reed ’65 AM (see ’61).

Vaughn Fuller ’68 MAT (see Bob O’Such ’55).

Carolyn Clark ’83 AM announces the publication of her poetry chapbook, Mnemosyne: The Long Traverse.

Nelson Ritschel ’84 AM, ’97 PhD is a professor of Irish literature and theater at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He writes that Univ. of Florida Press published his fourth book, Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation, in 2011, in its Florida Bernard Shaw Series, and two months later he was invited to deliver the first plenary lecture at the George Bernard Shaw conference hosted by University College Dublin in Ireland. In February 2012, the president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, recognized the book while addressing the London School of Economics and later, in early May, Nelson and his wife received an invitation from the Irish consulate general’s office to attend President Higgins’s Famine Memorial speech in Boston. On May 29, 2012, Nelson returned to the Dublin Shaw Conference to greet the president. His book is now available in paperback, and Nelson has received Mass. Maritime’s Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award.

Paja Faudree ’92 MFA, assistant professor of anthropology, published Singing for the Dead: The Politics of Indigenous Revival in Mexico in May with Duke Univ. Press.

Vinesh Motwani ’03 ScM and Mitzi Sales ’03 MAT (see p. 53, Engagements & Weddings, Baldhiraj Singh Dang ’03).

Deborah Silverman Robbins ’05 ScM (see p. 53, Engagements & Weddings, Julia Riddle Winter ’08).

Sonia Handa ’06 MPH and Anthony Panzera ’06 MPH (see p. 53, Engagements & Weddings, Emma Berca ’08 MPH).

Carlos Rincon ’06 ScM and Eugene Wan ’06 ScM (see p. 53, Engagements & Weddings, Shirlene Liew ’07).

Jennifer C. Paolino ’07 MPA (see p. 53, Engagements & Weddings ’06).

Natalie Prosin ’07 MPP is the executive director of an animal rights organization that is preparing to file a first-of-its-kind lawsuit seeking legal personhood with specific legal rights for a chimpanzee. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, the New Yorker, and CNN.

From the September/October 2013 Issue

Donald Breslow ’57 ScM (see ’54).

Mel B. Yoken ’61 MAT, Chancellor Professor Emeritus of French Language and Literature at UMass Dartmouth, was recently presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from UMass Amherst. The university’s highest honor, it recognizes UMass graduates who have translated their life experience into the most distinguished achievements in the professional realm and have brought great honor to the university in their field of endeavor.

Allen R. Dyer ’70 MMSc (See ’67).

Dorothee Kocks ’89 AM, ’93 PhD is the author of the historical novel The Glass Harmonica: A Sensualist’s Tale and a companion illustrated history, Such Were My Temptations: Bawdy Americans, 1760–1830. The audiobook edition of the novel, released in June, features glass harmonica music with Linda Ronstadt, soprano. Dorothee’s website is

Jane Lancaster ’93 AM, ’98 PhD (see Elaine Piller Congress ’63).

Bobby Mander ’95 ScM (See Births & Adoptions ’92).

Gregory Sisco ’07 ScM (See James C. Sisco ’47). 

From the May/June 2013 Issue

Rachael Deborah Amos ’66 MAT (See ’64).

William Stork ’66 MAT made a presentation, “China Rising,” at Yale on June 1.

A. Lynn Hickey ’69 AM (see ’67).

Ladimer S. Nagurney ’74 ScM, ’86 PhD (See Anna Nagurney ’76).

Joel Scheraga ’79 AM, ’81 PhD (See ’76).

Anna Nagurney ’83 PhD (See ’76).

Karin Aguilar-San Juan ’95 AM, ’00 PhD, writes that she was in Hanoi in January with a delegation of U.S. peace/antiwar activists in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement of Jan. 27, 1973.

Dan O’Brien ’99 MFA received the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize in drama for his work, The Body of an American. The play explores the ways in which a Paul Watson photo of the body of an American soldier dragged from the wreckage of a Blackhawk helicopter through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993, reshaped the course of global events. The play premiered at Portland Center Stage in 2012.

Alexander Kontos ’00 ScM (See Births & Adoptions, Emily Zobel Kontos ’00).

Jessica Knauss ’04 AM, ’08 PhD announces the publication of her translation of No Turning Back, the saga of the Spanish transition to democracy, by Lidia Falcon. This is the first time the work has been available in English. Jessica is available to give readings or talks in other selected areas about No Turning Back or translation.

Katharine Bacuyag Payson ’06 MAT (See Births & Adoptions ’04).

Nathaniel Manning ’08 AM (See Engagements & Weddings, Nathaniel Manning ’08).

Nathaniel Lepp ’09 MPH (See Engagements & Weddings ’08). 

From the March/April 2013 Issue

Atle Gjelsvik ’60 ScM, ’62 PhD (See Carol Canner Gjelsvik ’59).

Andrew Palmer ’65 PhD writes: “I have no wish to retire. I will continue to research and teach at the National Univ. of Singapore for as long as they will put up with me, eat Chinese food, make class, and explore this fascinating region.”

Susan Rosenfeld ’65 AM (See ’64).

Ronald Markoff ’71 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Sheryl Shapiro ’03).

Kenneth Cieplik ’74 MAT (See ’73).

In 2012 Marly Youmans ’76 AM published three books: a novel set in the Depression Era South, A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage (winner of the Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction) with Mercer Univ. Press; The Foliate Head (U.K.: Stanza Press), a collection of formal poetry profusely decorated with art by major artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins of Wales; and Thaliad (Montreal: Phoenicia Publishing), a post-apocalyptic epic in blank verse, also with art by Hicks-Jenkins. She also served on the judging panel for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Her 12th and 13th books will be the upcoming Glimmerglass and Maze of Blood.

Diane Rallis Conover ’79 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Margot Lawton ’07).

David Watters ’79 PhD was elected to the New Hampshire State Senate, District 4, for Barrington, Dover, Rollinsford, and Somersworth. He also serves on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Jon Mukand ’95 PhD is the author of The Man with the Bionic Brain and Other Victories over Paralysis, which was favorably reviewed by Booklist, Library Journal, and the Washington Post.

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation has appointed Mark J. Sundahl ’00 PhD to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The COMSTAC advises the Office of Commercial Space Transportation within the Federal Aviation Administration regarding new regulations governing private space activity.

Michael Clements ’02 ScM and Elizabeth Rubin Clements ’02 AM (See Births & Adoptions, Elizabeth Rubin Clements ’00).

Annie Gjelsvik ’03 PhD (See Carol Canner Gjelsvik ’59).

Pauline Hall ’06 AM received the ASCAP Foundation’s Joe Raposo Children’s Music Award for the song ‘When You’re a Dog,’ which she cowrote with Andrew Barkan. It appeared on their self-produced 2010 album Up and at ’Em. Joe Raposo was a founder of Sesame Street. “Even more exciting,” Pauline writes, “is that we were invited to perform the song at the ASCAP Foundation awards ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Dec. 12. We are the first children’s musicians to have performed at the event.” For more information go to:,

Brian Holt ’11 PhD (See Engagements & Weddings, Margot Lawton ’07).

Rachael L. Jeffers ’12 AM (See Barbara Clark Jeffers ’59). 

From the January/February 2013 Issue

John J. Macisco ’66 PhD writes: “My cancer is in remission. Many thanks for all of your prayers.”

Marjory Miller Brenner ’70 MAT retired on June 30 from teaching fourth grade at Halliwell Memorial School in North Smithfield, R.I. She writes: “During my teaching career in that school district, I also taught third and sixth grades at Halliwell, as well as seventh, ninth, and tenth grades at the former North Smithfield Junior-Senior High School. I now look forward to traveling more with my husband, Jerry, visiting our four married sons and their spouses and our eight grandchildren who live in Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.”

Kenneth Burchard ’71 ScM (see ’69).

Susan M. Schneider ’82 AM writes that after a short career in engineering, she did a stint in the Peace Corps, then obtained a PhD in psychology (Univ. of Kansas, ’89). She specialized in learning from consequences, mathematical modeling of behavior, and the systems approach to nature-nurture relations. Her academic career has included faculty positions at St. Olaf College, Auburn Univ., and Florida International Univ. Her new book is The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World (”

Jon Mukand ’95 PhD published The Man with the Bionic Brain and other Victories over Paralysis. It has been favorably mentioned in Booklist, Library Journal, Stanford Magazine, and the Washington Post.

Yvonne Mark ’97 MMSc (see Rob Sokolic ’91).   

Michele Ireland Gora ’98 AM writes: “Following a featured appearance in the Croatian documentary film Udruzena Nepravda, I launched my debut novel, Fragments of War, on Sept. 7, 2012. The book is based on my experiences as a humanitarian aid worker in the former Yugoslavia in 1993 and is available on Amazon.”

Ivo K. Dimitrov ’01 ScM, ’07 PhD writes: “I have been living in New York City since the beginning of July after I finished my post-doctoral research position at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. Right now, I am unemployed and living in Queens with my mother. If you happen to be in the New York area and want to grab a coffee, drop me a line.”

Andy Selsberg ’01 MFA (see Engagements & Weddings, Lillian Marshall ’03).

Kevin McGinnis ’03 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Jessica Pesce ’06).

Tisa Bryant ’04 MFA (see Engagements & Weddings, Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa ’98).

Jessie Cooper ’04 AM (see Engagements &Weddings, Loni Colegrove ’03).

Daniel Ullucci ’04 AM, ’09 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Jessica Pesce ’06).

Rishi Sanyal ’05 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Serena Hon ’06).

Nate DesRosiers ’07 PhD, Steven Larson ’08 PhD, Jordan Rosenblum ’08 PhD, and Phil Marcelo ’10 MPA (see Engagements & Weddings, Jessica Pesce ’06).

From the November/December 2012 Issue

Rev. Larry Bradner ’60 MAT (see Bishop Arthur Williams ’57).

Jim Moody ’65 ScM (see Jill Hirst Scobie ’58).

Mark L. Asquino ’75 AM, ’78 PhD (see ’71).

Steve Hochstadt ’75 AM, ’83 PhD writes: “I just came back from a three-week trip to China, where I visited and talked with the leaders of Jewish studies programs there. I gave the opening address at the second Young Scholars Forum on Jewish Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. I also visited the community of Chinese Jews in Kaifeng, descendants of the medieval Jewish community in that former capital of the Song dynasty. At the same time, my new book about Jewish refugees in Shanghai has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. Besides my teaching at Illinois College, I write a weekly column for the Jacksonville Journal.

Barbara Keiler ’76 AM has published dozens of romantic novels under her pen name, Judith Arnold. Barbara writes: “This spring saw the release of my comic literary novel, Goodbye to All That, published by Bell Bridge Books.”

Susan Tiano ’79 PhD and Moira Murphy-Aguilar ’85 have coedited Borderline Slavery: Mexico, United States and the Human Trade (Ashgate). The book addresses human trafficking at the U.S.-Mexico border. Susan is director of the Latin American and Iberian Institute and professor of sociology at the Univ. of New Mexico. She is author of Patriarchy on the Line: Labor, Gender, and Ideology in the Mexican Maquila Industry and coeditor of Women on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Responses to Change. Moira works at the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies at the Univ. of Texas at El Paso and teaches in the Latin American and border studies program. Previously she was a professor of administration and social sciences at El Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico. She is editor of Ciudad Juárez: Entre la Frontera y el Mundo and coeditor of Educación e Investigación: Retos y Oportunidades.

James R. Burnell ’83 PhD was presented with the 2012 American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) John T. Galey Sr. Memorial Public Service Award at the AIPG annual meeting in Rapid City, S.D., on Sept. 24. Jim is senior minerals geologist with the Colorado Geological Survey in Denver.

Caroline McCracken-Flesher ’86 AM, ’89 PhD, published The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural Autopsy of the Burke and Hare Murders (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Scotland as Science Fiction (Bucknell University Press, 2011). Approaches to Teaching the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (which she edited) will appear in 2014 from the Modern Language Association.

Jessica Sunshine ’89 ScM, ’94 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Sean McLeod ’88).

Hans Uli Widmaier ’90 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Sean McLeod ’88).

Timothy de Waal Malefyt ’91 AM, ’97 PhD, published Advertising and Anthropology: Ethnographic Practice and Cultural Perspectives (Berg). He has also accepted a position as visiting associate professor of marketing at Fordham Univ. School of Business in New York City.

Lisa Jarnot ’94 MFA published a biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan, Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus: A Comprehensive Biography (Univ. of California Press).

Tien-Lih Chen ’02 MAT and Mi-Mi Chen ’03 MAT (see Engagements & Weddings, Mi-Mi Chen ’02).

Jason D’Cruz ’09 PhD (see Births & Adoptions, ’09).

Amy Dodenhoff ’09 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Erik Resly ’08).

From the September/October 2012 Issue

Richard Cook ’48 AM and Arnold Soloway ’48 AM (see Bernie Bell ’42).

M. Wayne Wilson ’68 PhD retired and is moving to Reno.

Bernard Mendillo ’73 AM (see ’70).

Larissa Taylor ’82 AM, ’90 PhD writes: “I am professor of history at Colby College. My most recent book is The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc. This spring, on the 600th anniversary of Joan’s birth, I was asked to comment on the off-Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, and then filmed in Rouen and Chinon, France, with Ken Follett for a documentary to accompany his fall miniseries, World Without End. Info on both can be found at Yale London’s blog: at my author Facebook page:”

Dilip D’Souza ’84 ScM won the first Newsweek & The Daily Beast–Open Hands Prize for commentary. The $25,000 prize was created to promote South Asian journalism. A Mumbai-based freelance writer, Dilip was praised for “his elegant, vivid, and powerful reports—from the business of tutoring in India to how a rural hospital struggles to keep people alive.”

Don Fisher ’88 PhD (see Mary Ellen Davies Fisher ’89 MD).

Spyros Bartsocas ’91 ScM (see Births & Adoptions ’89).

Ned Stuckey-French ’92 AM has coauthored the collection Essayists on the Essay: From Montaigne to Our Time (Univ. of Iowa Press). It is described as “a path-breaking work that serves as a richly varied sourcebook for anyone interested in the theory, practice, and art of the essay.”

From the July/August 2012 Issue

Paula J. Diehl ’54 AM (see ’47).

William Chen ’62 ScM retired from IBM in 1997 and from the Institute of Material Research and Engineering in Singapore in 2001. He is now working at ASE in Sunnyvale, Calif. He is active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

James Hogan Jr. ’72 PhD received an honorary Associate Degree from Gateway Community College in New Haven in May 2011.

Ted Clarke ’75 MAT (see ’74).

Laurence S. Costin ’78 PhD (see ’70).

Lorenzo Majno ’81 ScM (see Jed Kwartler ’79).

Larissa Juliet Taylor ’82 AM, ’90 PhD, a professor of history at Colby College, was invited to give an open question/discussion session based on her book The Virgin Warrior at the off-Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan. Larissa also plans to go to France for a joint British/German TV documentary to accompany Ken Follett’s books Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. The focus will be on medieval women, especially Joan of Arc, Hildegard of Bingen, and Marguerite Porete.

Robert K. Fitts ’89 AM, ’95 PhD has written Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, & Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan, about “the doomed attempt to reconcile the United States and Japan through a tour of Major League all-stars in 1934.”

Joe Basile ’90 AM, ’92 PhD is now associate dean of liberal arts at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Christopher Whelan ’04 ScM (see Births & Adoptions).

Marc Manseau ’05 MPH (see Engagements & Weddings, Brian Fass ’05).

Dmitri Lemmerman ’06 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Allen Bonner ’02)

Shawna Sullivan ’11 MPP has been hired by Schneider Associates, an integrated marketing and public relations firm, as director of public affairs.


From the May/June 2012 Issue

Lenore Donofrio DeLucia ’60 AM, ’62 PhD (see ’58).

Maureen Connolly McFeely ’67 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Maggie Connolly ’03).

Duane L. Cady ’70 AM, ’71 PhD, writes: “I published a 21st-anniversary second edition of my first book, From Warism to Pacifism: A Moral Continuum, late in 2010 and was promoted to permanent sabbatical (some dare call it “retirement”) in June 2011 after 40 years of full-time teaching at two fine liberal arts colleges. Now I plan to travel, like my hero, Professor Carberry.”

Elizabeth Pfeiffer Tumbas ’70 AM and Steve Tumbas ’73 AM (see Elizabeth Pfeiffer Tumbas ’69).

Jerome Zeldis ’72 ScM (see Births & Adoptions, Cara Zeldis Snyder ’04).

Caroline Beiler Brettel ’72 AM, ’78 PhD, has coauthored a new book with another anthropologist, Deborah Reed Danahay: Civic Engagements: The Citizenship Practices of Indian and Vietnamese Immigrants, published by Stanford Univ. Press in 2012. Caroline is a distinguished professor in the department of anthropology at Southern Methodist Univ. and has been working most of her career on immigration issues, beginning with her Brown dissertation on Portuguese migrant women in France. Other recent books are the second edition of Migration Theory: Talking Across Disciplines, which she coedited with James F. Hollifield, and Twenty-First Century Gateways, coedited with Audrey Singer and Susan Hardwick.

Tom Couser ’77 PhD retired from teaching at Hofstra Univ., where he was professor of English and director of the disability studies program, which he founded in 2003. His latest book, Memoir: An Introduction, has just been published by Oxford Univ. Press.

Daniel Cavicchi ’91 AM, ’96 PhD, writes: “I want to announce my new book, Listening and Longing: Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum (Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2011). It traces the emergence of music listening as a distinct cultural practice in the 19th-century United States, something that set the stage for the phonograph and modern music fandom.”

Honor Molloy ’91 MFA had her autobiographical novel Smarty Girl: Dublin Savage published by GemmaMedia in March. It is a portrait of 1960s Dublin filtered through the eyes of an impish little girl with a mischievous imagination. See Arts & Culture for a review.

Greg D’Alesandre ’96 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Caitlin Thompson ’97).

Karen An-hwei Lee ’97 MFA (see Karen An-hwei Lee ’95).

Christopher M. Whelan ’04 ScM (see Births & Adoptions).

Carrie Alexandrowicz Shandra ’06 AM, ’09 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Jessica Zerillo ’05).

Nhu-An Le ’07 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Jessica Zerillo ’05).

Seth Kadish ’08 ScM, ’11 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Dana Guterman ’08).

Chris Engels ’09 AM has taken on a new post as head of judicial and legal reform for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ailish Kress ’10 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Dana Guterman ’08).

From the January/February 2012 Issue

Allen S. Goldman '53 ScM (see '51).

Lee Jacobus '59 AM (see '57).

Arthur Levin '62 AM (see '59).

Jim Moody '65 ScM (see '58).

John Macisco '66 PhD writes that he keeps active with his former students.

Terry Simon Murphy '69 MAT (see Gene Newman '67).

Tzvee Zahavy '76 PhD introduces readers to the archetypes within Jewish liturgy in God's Favorite Prayers, a new book directed to lay people, educators and academics, Jews and non-Jews. Tzvee has held professorial positions at the Univ. of Minnesota, where he won a distinguished teaching award, and at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he taught Jewish liturgy.

Ian M Taplin '86 PhD published The Modern American Wine Industry: Market Formation and Growth in North Carolina. He is based at Wake Forest Univ., but is also a visiting research professor at Bordeaux Ecole de Management in France, where he teaches in the wine MBA program.

Geoffrey A Landis '85 ScM, '88 PhD, continues to write science fiction when he's not developing technology for missions to Venus and other destinations at NASA Glenn. His story "The Sultan of the Clouds" was on the final ballot for the Hugo and Nebula awards this year and won the Theodore Sturgeon Award for best short science fiction story of 2010. More can be found at

Peter McHugh '90 ScM, '92 PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the National Univ. of Ireland, Galway, was elected to membership in the Royal Irish Academy, the principal learned society in Ireland.

Luk C. Yeung '01 ScM, '05 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Kristina Davitt '04 ScM, '06 PhD).

Tien-Lih Chen '01, '02 MAT (see Engagements & Weddings, Hansen Law '00).

Tien-Ye Mi-Mi Chen '02, '03 MAT (see Engagements & Weddings, Hansen Law '00).

Andrew Callan-Jones '03 ScM, '06 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Kristina Davitt '04 ScM, '06 PhD).

Ben Schrag '99 ScM, '03 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Kristina Davitt '04 ScM, '06 PhD).

Kristina Davitt '04 ScM, '06 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings).

Jessica Blanco Busam '04 MAT (see Engagements & Weddings, Gabrielle Johnson '03).

Daniel Ullucci '04 AM, '09 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Jessica Pesce '06).

Nicholas Yang '03, '04 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Peter Chai '06).

Sarah McCabe England '05 PhD (see Births & Adoptions).

Surena Namdari '07 MMS (see Engagements & Weddings, Gabrielle Johnson '03).

Peter Chai '07 MMS (see Engagements & Weddings, '06).

Hossein Khiabanian '08 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Kristina Davitt '04 ScM, '06 PhD).

Eileen Wang '07, '08 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Peter Chai '06).

Nathaniel Lepp '06, '09 MPH (see Trevor Stutz '07).

Wesley Wu '08, '09 MMS (see Engagements & Weddings, Peter Chai '06).

From the November/December 2011 Issue

Tzvee Zahavy '76 PhD has published God's Favorite Prayers, which introduces six archetypes within Jewish liturgy: the performer, the mystic, the scribe, the priest, the meditator, and the celebrity. He wrote the book to counter the dry theological approaches that have been applied to readings of the liturgy, with the result that in many synagogues worshippers are bored with or alienated from services. "Liturgy is not dry theology," he writes. This is the first volume published by Talmudic Books, a new imprint that Tzvee started in Teaneck, N.J.

Marjorie Thompson '79 PhD and Ian Thompson '79 PhD (see Births & Adoptions, Alexis Thompson '02 and Sarah Bowman '06).

Alice Lemos '81 PhD writes: "My son, Jesse Lemos, joined the Marines in August. He has turned down college scholarships to serve his country. I am proud of his sacrifice. He is a true patriot and, like his mother, a staunch conservative who loves the USA and the military."

Kathy Peiss '77 AM, '82 PhD published Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style ( Univ. of Pennsylvania Press), exploring the history and spread of the fabled fashion.

Edwidge Danticat '93 MFA (see Kim Wright-King '90).

Russell Potter '91 PhD is publishing the book, Pyg: The Memoirs of a Learned Pig, (Canongate Books) in the U.K. in November. It's based on the real-life exploits of Toby, the original learned or "sapient" pig of the 1780s, who was trained to respond to questions by spelling out the answers using cards on which letters and numbers were printed. An audio book read by Simon Callow will also be released.

Jenny Stuber '97 AM is an assistant professor of sociology at the Univ. of North Florida. She writes: "I just published my first book, Inside the College Gates: How Class and Culture Matter in Higher Education (Lexington Press, Rowman & Littlefield). This book offers valuable insight into issues of social class equity within higher education, and provides lessons that may be of use to administrators at universities like Brown, who educate and mold students from diverse class backgrounds inside and outside the classroom. Clearly, the sociological education that I received at Brown is alive and well."

Lisa Spector '07 MPP (see Engagements & Weddings).

Sara Emmenecker '11 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Meredith Jones '04).

Linda Chernak '08 ScM, '11 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings).


From the September/October 2011 Issue

George Monteiro PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Deborah Kapstein Bronitsky '69 MAT and Leonard Bronitsky announce the Apr. 7 birth of their first grandchild, Abigail Rose Cote.

Nancy Levitt-Vieira '72 AM, '79 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Bernard Mendillo '73 AM (see '70).

Onesimo Almeida '77 AM, '80 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Adeline Becker '77 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Mira Friedman Eides '78 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Joel Scheraga '79 AM, '81 MD (See '76).

Alice Goldberg Lemos '81 PhD writes that her son, Jesse, is a true patriot. He graduated from high school and has enlisted in the Marines.

Luiz Valente '83 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Nelson Ritschel '84 AM, '97 PhD published his fourth book, Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation, in the Florida Bernard Shaw Series. The book explores Bernard Shaw's presence in Irish radical debate during the first two decades of the 20th century.

Russell Potter '91 PhD has written a novel entitled Pyg: The Memoirs of a Learned Pig, to be published in the U.K. by Canongate Books in November. Potter writes that his novel is "based on the real-life exploits of Toby, the original learned or 'sapient' pig of the 1780s, who was trained to respond to questions by spelling out the answers to audience questions using cards on which letters and numbers were printed."

Patricia Sobral '97 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Leonor Simas-Almeida '99 AM, '04 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Kyle Mitschele '01 MAT (see Births & Adoptions,'00).

Suzanne Magaziner '02 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Jennifer Doorly '07).

Angela Koine Flynn '06 MAT (see Births & Adoptions '04).

Linda Chernak '08 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings).

Glenn Donovan '09 ScM, who lives in Bristol, R.I., and works at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, R.I., is the winner of the 2010 Arthur S. Flemming Award for Applied Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. Working in the autonomous and defense system department of the NUWC, Glenn has spent the last eight years developing an autonomous underwater vehicle navigation method for the U.S. Navy.

From the July/August 2011 Issue

Allen S. Goldman '53 ScM (see '51).

Gregory E. Heath '65 ScM (see '62).

Susan Rosenfeld '65 AM (see '64).

David Orsini '66 AM, '75 PhD published his first book, Bitterness: Seven Stories, in 2010. Visit

Paul Laurenza '70 AM was appointed managing member of the Washington, D.C., office of Dykema Gossett PLLC in November 2010.

Richard Minsky '70 AM was presented with the 2011 Worldwide Books Award for Publications by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) for his book The Art of American Book Covers 1875–1930, published by George Braziller Inc. Richard studied with Brown's master bookbinder, Daniel Gibson Knowlton, in 1968–69 while getting his master's in economics, which led Richard to found the Center for Book Arts in 1974. This year Braziller is publishing The Book Art of Richard Minsky. Last year Yale presented an exhibition of a half-century of his work. In one of the exhibit cases the curator included his certificate from the Brown extension course in Hand Bookbinding, Spring 1969. Yale is the repository of the Richard Minsky Archive, and the curator had 57 boxes of things to choose from. Richard writes: "You never know what will become important."

Bernard Mendillo '73 AM (see '70).

Douglas Skopp '74 PhD taught German and European history at both the introductory and advanced level at SUNY Plattsburgh from 1972 until his retirement in 2006. He continues to serve as college historian and as a mentor in the Institute for Ethics and Public Life. He recently completed his historical novel, Shadows Walking. For more information visit

Adeline Becker '77 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Mira Friedman Eides '78 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Onesimo Almeida '80 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Luiz Valente '83 PhD (see Drita Protopapa '91 AM, and Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Lisa Heavey Evans '85 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Sam Goldman '08).

Lee Anne Sylva Nugent '88 ScM (see '86).

Elizabeth Searle '88 AM has a fourth book of fiction, the novel Girl Held in Home, coming out in October from New Rivers Press. In January Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, based on the skating scandal, premiered, at American Repertory Theater's Oberon Theater in Cambridge, Mass.; Elizabeth wrote the libretto. She teaches fiction and scriptwriting at the Univ. of Maine's Stonecoast creative writing program.

Drita Protopapa '91 AM writes: "In honor of my 20th reunion, I thought I should highlight a few key accomplishments since graduating from Brown! My oldest, Mateus, is graduating from high school and hopes to pursue a degree in music production and engineering. Alyssa, the middle child, is a sophomore in high school and is actively pursuing singing via participation in the premier choir of the Boston Children's Chorus. She recently started doing track and is getting back into acting and hopes to make it to Broadway or L.A. or both! Alexandre, the baby, is starting school in the fall and is into everything, but we are pretty certain he will be an athlete or stunt man! I've been living in the Boston area since 2007 and hoping to connect with other Brown alums. I have kept in touch with a few former students from my days as a TA for the intensive Portuguese class, and I see Professor Luiz Valente '83 PhD when possible. After much contemplation, I finally opened the doors to my own business, MAPA Translations & Language Solutions. I enjoy the freedom and flexibility being my own boss allows, and my family likes it too. My 'other half' also has his own business, but he uses his hands to create beautiful outdoor hardscape and landscapes. We enjoy home cooking, backyard BBQs, and traveling locally, especially to the Cape in August."

Sara Levine '94 AM, '98 PhD published a collection of short stories, Short Dark Oracles, available at independent bookstores and at Tonga Books will publish her novel, Treasure Island, next year. She teaches writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Patricia Sobral '97 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Olivier Barnouin '98 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Kuang Chiang '01).

David Tice '01 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Atiya Ali '01).

Elizabeth Cho '02 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Atiya Ali '01).

Leonor Simas-Almeida '04 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Renya Larson '96).

Carolyn Ernst '08 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Kuang Chiang '01).

Miranda Summers '09 AM writes: "I just got back from Tanzania, where I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on the five-day Lemosho route. I had a little bit of a surprise at the summit, where my boyfriend (sadly, not a Brunonian) proposed at 19,341 feet! Before altitude sickness set in, I found time to take a picture."

From the May/June 2011 Issue

Donald Breslow '57 ScM (see'54).

Mary Marinelli Gizzarelli '62 MAT (see '58).

Charles Shumway '66 AM (see '58).

William E. Olewiler '67 AM is an interim pastor at Community United Methodist Church in Lake Como, Fla.

Rod Dashnaw'69 MAT (see Don Arsenault '57).

Chris Klein '69 AM (see '68).

Carol Bonomo Ahearn Albright '70 AM published American Woman, Italian Style with Fordham Univ. Press. The volume is an anthology of articles about Italian American women from immigrant times to the present. Her first book with Fordham, Wild Dreams, an anthology of short stories, memoirs, and poetry, became a Fordham Press bestseller.

Christopher Kende '70 AM (see '70).

Randolph Steinen '73 PhD (see '62).

Regina Andrews '81 AM won the national 2010 AKW Books eNovel of the Year Award in fiction for her novel, Destiny's Designs. Regina writes: "Set in Newport, Rhode Island, Destiny's Designs is a fast-paced inspirational romance novel about an interior designer in Newport who meets a dashing sailor." This is Regina's fourth published inspirational romance e-novel; it was also selected as one of the two books of the month for November 2010 by the American Christian Fiction Writers. In March, she released book one of her nine-book Sterling Lakes Series, Light of the Heart. Visit her website,

Gwen Hallsmith '84 AM, director of the department of planning and community development for Montpelier, Vt., in conjunction with the Parent Support Network of Rhode Island, will be on campus Aug. 4–7 to speak at the Time Banking Conference. In the fall of 2009 she authored one of only 12 grants given out by the U.S. Administration on Aging. Her book Creating Wealth will be published in May and featured at the conference

Kathy Hintz '90 MAT graduated in Dec. from the Univ. of North Dakota with a PhD in teaching and learning. She in an assistant professor in the teacher education department at Minot State Univ.

Amanda C. Burdan '97 AM, '06 PhD joined the Florence Griswold Museum in July 2008 as the museum's first Catherine Fehrer Curatorial Fellow and was promoted to assistant curator in January. She is putting together an exhibition on Walker Evans that will open in October.

Jessica Vander Salm '97 AM and Jamie Vander Salm '95 wrote a children's book app. It's called Maid Marian Muffins and is based on their adventures as Brooklyn's legendary bicycling bakers. Visit their website at

Ulle Viiroja Holt '00 PhD (see '66).

Evan Leventhal '10 PhD (see Alec and Jessica Galante O'Neill '03).

From the March/April 2011 Issue

Karen Williams Lantner '69 AM (see '69).

Nader Zamani '77 ScM, '80 PhD is associate dean of engineering at the Univ. of Windsor in Canada.

David H. Watters '79 PhD has been reelected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Governor John Lynch appointed him to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Eswar Shanker Prasad '86 AM has written Emerging Markets: Resilience and Growth Amid Global Turmoil (Brookings) with M. Ayhan Kose. The Brookings Institution Press calls it "the definitive account of the evolution of emerging-market economies and use the lens of the global financial crisis to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses."

Stephanie Robinson '88 AM (see '87).

Jonathan Wiesen '92 AM, '98 PhD published Creating the Nazi Marketplace, which traces the ways National Socialists attempted to create their own distinctive world of buying and selling, and shows how corporate leaders and everyday Germans navigated what he calls "the Nazi marketplace."

Mary-Kim Da Silva Arnold '98 MFA (see '93).

John Kruk '70 MAT (see Engagements & Weddings, Nora Meghan Kruk '97).

Elizabeth O'Neill Larkin '08 AM (see Engagements & Weddings, Sara Cannata Emmencker).

Devi Ross '09 MPH (see Engagements & Weddings, Christopher Casey '03).

From the January/February 2011 Issue

Allen Goldman '53 ScM (see '51).

Ann Rademachor Burrow '55 AM (see Marshall H. Cohen '54).

Lee Jacobus '59 AM (see '57).

Calvin Goldscheider '63 AM '64 PhD (see Engagements & Weddings, Abigail Gilbert '02).

Charles Shumway '66 AM (see Larry Delhagen '58).

William W. Stork '66 MAT will travel with a group of alumni on an Alumni Service Corps two-week stay in July at an impoverished village in Anhui Province, China. Alumni from Tsinghua Univ. and Peking Univ. will join them.

Joanna E. Rapf '73 PhD (see '63).

Louis Schepp '74 ScM see (Elie Hirschfeld '71).

Karen S. Misher '77 AM (see '77).

Susan Harris Seater '78 PhD (see '71).

Joel D. Scheraga '79 AM, '81 PhD (see '76).

Susan Behrens '84 AM, '86 PhD published Grammar: A Pocket Guide. She writes: "Kind of a grammar-for-grownups guide. Among my family and friends, it's a big hit (and takes the burden off me when they have grammar questions)." The link to the book is

Peter Harrington '84 AM (see Dick Marcus '57).

Anthony Arnove '94 AM, '98 PhD is working in partnership with AETN UK to create a unique stage performance and documentary, The People Speak. The project celebrates extraordinary moments in British history when ordinary people have spoken out for change.

Andrew Mirsky '00 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Seth Orkand '99).

Ulle Viiroja Holt '00 PhD (see '66).

Antony Augoustakis '01 PhD published Motherhood and the Other Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic with Oxford Univ. Press. He has also edited a volume of Brill's Companion to Silius Italicus.

Frank Costanzo '04 MAT (see Births & Adoptions).

Nhu-An Le '07 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Alida Kinney McGlone '05).

Jarrod Lynn '07 ScM (see Births & Adoptions '05).

Stephen Chambers '08 AM is a doctoral candidate in the history department at Brown. His young adult novel, Jane and the Raven King, was published in December. It is available on

Suza Gilbert '09 ScM (see Engagements & Weddings, Abigail Gilbert '02).

Abby Murphy '10 MAT (see Hope Ford Murphy '79).

From the September/October 2010 Issue

Norman G. Einspruch '59 PhD retired from the Univ. of Miami after 33 years of service. After completing his studies, he was employed by Texas Instruments Inc. in Dallas for 18 years in a variety of technical/managerial positions, including director of the central research laboratories and as a corporate officer and a director of corporate development. At the Univ. of Miami, he served as dean of the College of Engineering and as chairman of the department of Industrial Engineering. He has been designated an emeritus dean, emeritus senior fellow in science and technology, and emeritus professor of electrical and computer engineering. His most recent research area, in which he has published extensively, relates to characterizing the similarities and differences between the goods and services sectors of the economy, with special emphasis on the role of technology and technology management. He is a life fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a fellow of the American Physical Society, a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and a fellow of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, and numerous other honorary societies. He and his wife, Edith, plan to divide their time between their homes in Coral Gables, Fla., and Lake Oswego, Ore.

Lee Jacobus '59 AM (see Britten Dean '57).

Wendell S. Brown III '67 ScM (see Dylan Brown '03).

Lawrence H. Cox '73 Ph.D. has been appointed assistant director for official statistics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). He has more than 150 publications in scientific journals, including more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. He has served on the ASA board of directors, the ISI Council, and the board of directors of the National Computer Graphics Assoc. He has been associate editor of several journals, including the Journal of the American Statistical Association; has taught, consulted, and presented more than 300 scientific lectures in the U.S. and abroad; and has organized many scientific meetings. He is the recipient of several awards, including a Department of Commerce Medal for Superior Federal Service. His primary research contributions are in mathematical and computational theory, methods, and optimization algorithms applied to problems in statistical science and surveys.

Peter J. Donaldson '74 PhD received an honorary doctorate from Mahidol Univ. in Thailand in recognition of his contributions to population studies and his work with the university's Institute for Population and Social Research. He is president of the Population Council.

Robert Mair '75 ScM, '79 PhD (see Dylan Brown '03).

Rebekah Ham '94 MAT (see '92).

Joshua Garren '96 AM (see '91).

Marti Rosenberg '97 AM (see Peter Asen '04).

Kristin Kantner Allio '99 MFA, '00 MAT writes that her short story "Clothed, Female Figure" was included in The PEN/O'Henry Prize Stories of 2010.

Alejandro Aixala '02 AM (see Alix Sobler '01).

Patrick Curran '07 ScM (see Michael Westbrook '05).

Rob Newcomb '08 PhD (see '02).

Devi Ross '09 MPH(see Dylan Brown '03).



Eli N. Avila '86 MD (see '81).

Joshua Garren'97 MD (see '91).

Sapna Jain '04 MD (see Sandra Fernando '00).

Jordan Schecter '04 MD (see '99).

Amy Kaplan Schecter '04 MMS, '04 MD (see Jordan Schecter '99).

Daniel Kelly '07 MD (see Joanne Chiu '04).

Cameron McClure '07 MD (see Zoe Hunton '03).

Warren Young '07 MD (see Joanne Chiu '04).

Gina Coscia '08 MD (see Joanne Chiu '04).

Mike Joseph '08 MD (see Dylan Brown '03).

Joanne Chiu '09 MD (see '04).

Nick Monu '10 MD (see Courtney Olson '06).

Courtney Olson '10 MD (see '06).

From the July/August 2010 Issue

Ruth Manter Lind '42 AM (see '39).

John M. Cross '68 AM (see '66).

Paul Raymond Michaud '70 AM (see '70).

Adrienne Williams Covington '77 AM (see '77).

Kingston Wm. Heath '77 AM, '85 PhD recently published Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design: Cultural Process and Environmental Response.

Shuli Cohen Shwartz '82 ScM, '84 PhD announces that Adam Shwartz '81 ScM, '83 PhD is dean of electrical engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Eileen Angelini '89 AM, '93 PhD was recently awarded a position as a visiting scholar in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton Univ. in Ottawa. This summer she is returning to the French language school at her undergraduate alma mater, Middlebury College, as a professor in the DML and MA programs. She's also teaching a graduate course in stylistics.

Larissa Taylor '82 AM, '90 PhD is vice president and president-elect of the American Catholic Historical Association.

Jacqueline Lentini McCullough '92 AM opened a solo law practice concentrating in business employment immigration.

Eric Huang '01 PhD (see '94).

Joel Weinberger '07 ScM (see Kate Schrire '06).

From the May/June 2010 Issue

Malcolm Freiberg '47 AM, '51 PhD (see Sarah Freiberg '80).

Allen S. Goldman '53 ScM, '51 MD and his wife, Rachel, will be visiting the North Cape of Norway and St. Petersburg this summer.

Glendon Rowell '58 PhD writes: "This year I beat multiple myeloma and moved my corporate base to Makati. The offices in China and the one in Hong Kong are doing very well. I have not retired. I like what I do, so why change?"

Raymond W. Houghton '57 AM (see '49).

Carole Gannon Potter '62 MAT (see '61).

Eugene Bouley '63 MAT (see '61).

Austin D. Carroll '63 MAT, chairman of the board of trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y., was named the Aquinas Chair of Catholic Studies for the 2010 spring semester. He was undersecretary general of the Catholic Near East Welfare Assoc. until his retirement last year.

John J. Macisco Jr. '66 PhD writes: "My lymphoma is in remission."

Harry Roy '66 ScM (see '65).

Frank Bason '68 ScM will retire from teaching in June 2010.

Allen R. Dyer '70 MMS (see Allen R. Dyer '67).

Tom Wadden '75 PhD and his wife, Jan Linowitz '75 celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Nov. 2009. They live in Wynnewood, Pa., and have three sons: Daniel, 22, Michael, 20, and Steven, 16. Jan works as a psychologist at the Thorne School of Bryn Mawr College, and Tom, also a psychologist, is the director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Laurence S. Costin '76 ScM, '78 PhD (see '70).

Neal Sondergaard '77 ScM, '77 PhD retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in July and now works for a small engineering firm. His wife, Sally Olver Sondergaard '76 MD, still practices obstetrics and gynecology full-time in Baltimore. Their daughter Krista graduated with a master's in genetics from North Carolina State Univ. She also received a national teaching assistant award this year.

Robert B. Nachbar '79 PhD (see Mary Finnerty Nachbar '74).

Joel Scheraga '79 AM, '81 PhD (see '76).

Regina Lawlor Andrews '81 AM wrote four full-length novels between July 2009 and March 2010: In Good Faith was released in July by Awe-Struck Publishing; Spotlight on Love was released by Desert Breeze Publishing; The Perfect Proposal was released in September by Mountain View Publishing/Treble Hearts Books; Destiny's Designs was released in March by Desert Breeze Publishing. By day, Regina is an ecopy manager for the Ross-Simons Web marketing team.

Dave Berman '85 ScM (see Sandy Kent Carielli '98).

Susan Behrens '86 PhD coedited Language in the Real World: An Introduction to Linguistics with Judith A. Parker '84 AM, '92 PhD, and it contains chapters by Carol E. Chaski '85 AM, 88 PhD; Nan Decker '85 PhD; and Mary Snider Boldt '86 AM, '91 PhD. It came out in April, from Routledge. Grammar: A Pocket Guide is due out in October, also from Routledge.

David Howard '95 PhD (see Pete Howard '58).

Larissa Juliet Taylor '82 AM, '90 PhD is a professor of history at Colby College and was elected vice president and president elect of the American Catholic Historical Assoc. for the 2010–12 term.

Writers Colony: A Play on Words, written by David Allyn '91 PhD, was the highest-grossing production at New York City's 2009 Fresh Fruit theater festival. His play Commencement will be read at the 2010 Baltimore Playwrights Festival.

Charles Larry McKay '92 ScM wrote Smart Real Estate Deals in the Bank Bailout Era and Beyond, a book that gives homeowners and investors strategies to save money, avoid foreclosure, and become more profitable. Brown alumni are mentioned in the book, which is available at

Matt Derby '99 MFA was one of three R.I. writers to receive a MacColl Johnson Fellowship.

Tad Heuer '99 AM (see '99).

Greg Seidman '01 ScM (see Jamie Martin-McNaughton '03).

James Coburn '03 ScM (see Jamie Martin-McNaughton '03).

Mary Curran Schiefelbein '03 ScM (see Mary Finnerty Nachbar '74).

Sharon Sonenblum '03 ScM (see Jamie Martin-McNaughton '03).

W. Curt LaFrance Jr. '07 MPH coedited Gates and Rowan's Nonepileptic Seizures, 3rd Edition, published in Jan. 2010 by Cambridge Univ. Press.

Christine Montross'07 MMS (see '06 MD).

Jim Yong Kim '09 DMS (see Praveen Basaviah '05).

From the March/April 2010 Issue

Bob Tavares '58 PhD (see Paul Johnson '58)

Lee Jacobus '59 AM (see '57)

Ellie Marks Zexter '62 MAT (see '58).

Jim Moody '65 ScM (see William Chadwick '58).

Susan Rosenfeld '65 AM (see '64).

Judith Mayer Barnet '66 AM writes: "This fall, finally, I found the perfect venue to teach a course in the subject of my thesis: Moby Dick. At the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Cape Cod Community College, I have 20 participants eager to find out what I had in mind in a course called The Other Moby Dick, which deals with my idea that Melville was conducting an elaborate but veiled critique of contemporary science and religious practices. I had a wonderful time working with Professor David Hirsch on it and always wanted to say thank you to him and to Brown."

Frances A. Cairncross '67 AM is the head rector of Exeter College at Oxford Univ.

James C. Hogan Jr. '72 PhD retired from the Connecticut Department of Public Health Laboratory after 22 years as a public health lab administrator. He has been a post-doctoral fellow and a research associate at Yale, an assistant professor at Howard, and a director and associate professor at UConn. He and his wife, Izola, have three children and six granddaughters.

Lois Abromitis Mackin '72 AM, '77 PhD (see '72).

Rick Schwertfeger '72 MAT (see '70).

Louis Schepp '74 ScM (see Lev Nelson '04).

Karen Misler '77 AM (see Lev Nelson '04).

Leslie Kamen Siegel '83 ScM, (see Hilary Gerstein '03).

Paul S. Bunten '86 AM (see '75).

Roger Nozaki '89 MAT writes that his MAT class held a 20th reunion on June 20 at Colt State Park in Bristol, R.I. Attending were T.J. Baker, Keith Corpus, Jonathan Goodman, Julie Henderson, John Kucich, Rebecca Leamon, Roger and Theresa Toomey-Fox.

Edrex Fontanilla '02 AM (see Shawn Zeller '00).

Robert Altshuler '03 ScM (see Courtney Brown '01).

Alice Kelman Keller '03 MAT (see Hilary Gerstein '03).

Jonah McBride '03 ScM (see Hilary Gerstein '03).

Jason Sobel '03 ScM (see Courtney Brown '01).

Dengnoi Phommasith Reineke '05 AM (see '01).


From the January/February 2010 Issue

Bob Blakely '59 MAT (see Jill Hirst Scobie '58).

Lee Jacobus '59 AM (see '57).

Arthur Levin '62 AM (see '59).

Nathalie Coulter Grabar '63 AM writes that she enjoys living in Paris and takes in its cultural treasures when her health permits.

Jim Moody '65 ScM (see Jill Hirst Scobie '58).

Gary Naftalis '65 AM (see Benjamin Naftalis '99).

Andrew Palmer '65 PhD reached the mandatory retirement age at Cambridge in 2005 and initially went back to being a consulting engineer in London, but he then was invited to research and teach at the National Univ. of Singapore, at first for a semester, but now until 2011. He writes: "It is a stimulating place to live and work, and it is not hard to see that Asian countries will be in a strong position in a few years. We should be delighted to see any friends passing through Asia."

Janice Riley Halvorsen '66 MAT (see David W. Halvosen '55).

Jane Donahue Eberwein '69 PhD reports that her book, Reading Emily Dickinson's Letters: Critical Essays, is being published in winter 2010 by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Joanna Rapf '73 PhD (see '63).

Leigh Abts '82 PhD (see Craig Martin '75).

Gregory Gross '89 AM, '94 PhD and his partner, Rafael Esquer (Art Center '96), have launched, a new brand of quality graphic T-shirts. "Seven Deadly Sins" is the debut collection, followed by "Seven Latin Divas." Greg and Rafael live in Manhattan, where they work as creative directors in advertising and design, respectively.

Liz West Blakely '90 PhD (see '84).

Zachary Sng '94 AM (see Lindy Lek '94).

Charlotte Hunter '02 PhD and her family moved to Sacramento, Calif. for Charlotte to take the position of the California Bureau of Land Management's Deputy Preservation Officer. She is responsible for the archaeology, paleontology, and tribal relations for the state of California. There are 109 federally recognized tribes in California and 16 field offices. Charlotte writes, "thanks to Brown's training in stress management, I'm loving every minute of my new work!"

Rose Shuman '02 AM (see '02).

Ben Dalley '04 AM (see Sam Snead '00).

Daniel Ullucci '04 AM, '09 PhD (see Hilary Farrell '05).

Jae Lim '06 PhD (see Steven Chan '00).

Daniel Warren '06 PhD and Dania Villarnovo '03 were married on Oct. 24 in Davis, Calif. The ceremony was officiated by Brown Professor Emeritus Dr. Donald Jackson. Vanessa Toney Bobb '97, '04 PhD, '06 MD was in attendance. Dania is in her final year at UC Davis Veterinary School.

From the November/December 2009 Issue

Aldo Bernardo '47 AM (see Bernie Bell '42).

Edward Proctor '47 AM (see'42).

Richard P. Cook '48 AM (see Bernie Bell '42).

Jackie Jones '63 MAT (see Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth '59).

Freda Egnal '65 MAT writes: "Retirement from my job with the Philadelphia Health Department means time to fight to keep city libraries and pools open, to work for progressive taxation to maintain essential services, and for tai chi and crafts, too!"

Bill Silvert '65 PhD (see '58).

John B. Hattendorf '71 AM, of the U.S. Naval War College, received the Dept. of the Navy's Superior Civilian Service Medal for his work from 2006 to 2008 as chairman/secretary of the Navy's advisory subcommittee on naval history.

John Silvia '73 AM was named Wells Fargo & Co.'s chief economist. He will lead a nationwide team to provide comprehensive coverage of the U.S. economy and will conduct research on major U.S. trading partners.

Larissa Juliet Taylor '82 AM, '90 PhD, a professor of history at Colby College, was interviewed by BBC Radio Woman's Hour on August 13 about her latest book, The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc (Yale University Press).

Lynn Ewart-Paine '86 ScM, '90 PhD. (see '85).

Jane Lancaster '93 AM, '98 PhD (see Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth '59).

Andrew Gentes '95 AM, '02 PhD begins a foreign-visitors fellowship at the Slavic Research Center of Hokkaido Univ. in September and has two new publications: Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich's "Sakhalin" (Anthem Press) and Exile to Siberia, 1590-1822 (Palgrave-Macmillan).

Michael Fontaines '03 PhD published his first book, Funny Words in Plautine Comedy, with Oxford University Press in October. Michael has also been appearing on the History Channel as a speaker in the series Clash of the Gods. Michael is married to Alyssa Hochberg Fontaine '02, who has been a practicing attorney since finishing Cornell Law School. They live with two dogs in Ithaca, N.Y.

Jessica Blanco-Busam '04 MAT (see Jim Busam '75).

Jae Lim '06 PhD, '07 MD (see Steven Chan '00).

Lindsey Ryckman Palardy '07 AM was married on May 30 to Jim Palardy on Captiva Island, Fla. Jim is completing his PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology at Brown.

Eli Feiman '08 AM met with Fulya Apaydin '05 AM, Matthias vom Hau '07 PhD, and Sinem Adar '09 AM in July for lunch at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Golden Horn in Istanbul. Eli was en route to Tajikistan for a research project on political participation in post-conflict societies, while Sinem was headed for Cairo to study nationalism and urban planning, and Fulya and Matthias were on their way to Manchester.

Lindsey Musen '09 AM (see Erwin Musen '42).

From the September/October 2009 Issue

Ruth Manter Lind '42 AM (see Chuck Heims '39).

Allen S. Goldman '53 ScM (see '51).

Roxanne Karibian Arzoomanian '62 MAT (see '44).

Jim Moody '65 ScM (see Jill Hirst Scobie '58).

William Olewiler '67 AM is a retired United Methodist pastor; on May 11, he received his doctor of ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Mary C. Livingston '74 AM (see '74).

Sharon Mosher '75 ScM has been named dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. Sharon has served as president of the Geological Society of America and chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, and is a founder and current member of GeoScienceWorld, an Internet resource for geoscientists.

Anthony Arnove '98 PhD will be coproducing a film with Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin called The People Speak, to air on the History Channel. The network will air a two-hour special this fall and plans to release at least 24 short-form segments through 2010 for online and VOD distribution. The film will focus on the nature of democracy and on ordinary Americans who changed the course of history.

Sarah Ruhl '01 MFA (see Lila Rose Kaplan '02).

Len Erickson '04 PhD (see '94).

From the July/August 2009 Issue

William Peterson '48 AM (see '48).

Norm Sprinthall '59 AM (see '54).

Jim Moody '65 ScM (see Jill Hirst Scobie '58).

Glenn Mitchell '69 ScM, '75 MD (see '67).

Anne Bercovitch '71 MMSc (see Rhana Ishimoto '00).

Naomi Neufeld '71 MMSc (see Rhana Ishimoto '00).

Michael Skerritt '84 ScB (see Joan Winter Skerritt '84).

Joan Winter Skerritt '85 AM (see '84).

Christopher Clouet '87 AM has been selected to serve as superintendent of schools in White Plains, N.Y. Since leaving Brown, Chris has worked in urban education as a public school teacher, a high school principal, and a superintendent. He completed a doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia Univ. He is currently superintendent of the New London (Conn.) Public Schools.

George Smith '89 PhD is founder and president of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Headquartered in Portland, Me., it is the first U.S. school established for the sole purpose of providing doctoral studies in art theory and philosophy to visual artists.

Lawrence Morales '95 ScM recently completed his PhD in learning sciences and cognitive studies at the Univ. of Washington. Since receiving his master's degree in mathematics at Brown he's been a mathematics professor in Seattle, but he decided to return to school to study how students are motivated to learn in college mathematics classrooms.

John Robinson '95 MFA recently published his first novel, A Fistful of Diamonds, with McBooks Press. It is about the blood diamond trade in Rwanda and the Dominican Republic of the Congo and is an offshoot of his trip to Kigali in 2000 to research and write the plot for the movie Hotel Rwanda.

Rose Weaver LaMountain '00 MFA writes that she is performing one of her own plays in Los Angeles: her thesis play, Skips in the Record, about Alzheimer's disease. Her Menopause Mama continues to tour. The new piece is a solo work called The Incomparable Ethel Waters: A Night of Stormy Weather. Rose also revitalized the nonprofit she founded, Waterspill Junction, for this project. She writes: "I happened to mention to the Brown Women's Committee here in Los Angeles that I was developing this one-woman show for the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. Not only have the ladies signed on to come to the show; it is now directed by Brooke Dammkoehler '85, with production management by Gay Lynn Parrish '68 and additional costume elements by Diane Heller '78."

Marisa Nardo '02 AM teaches English as a second language to kindergarten and grade one students for the Mass. Public School Department.

From the May/June 2009 Issue

Lee Jacobus '59 AM (see '57).

Marie O'Donahoe Kirn '62 AM (see '57).

Madeline Ehrman '65 AM (see '64).

John Macisco Jr. '66 PhD has been appointed an emeritus professor at Fordham and continues to work on his book with David Neft.

Robert Ashcom '69 MAT (see '62).

Elliot Perlman '71 AM (see '69).

Laura Leff Becker '72 AM (see '72).

Deborah Funkhouer Perlman '72 ScM, '91 PhD (see Elliot Perlman '69).

Bernard Mendillo '73 AM (see '70).

Ido Jamar '74 ScM, '77 PhD (see '69).

William Blumenthal '77 AM (see '77).

Douglas Cumming '80 AM, an assistant professor of journalism at Washington & Lee Univ., has published The Southern Press: Literacy Legacies and the Challenge of Modernity. His wife, Libby Cumming '84 ScM, is a lab instructor in Washington & Lee's physics and engineering department. All three of their children have moved on to college or beyond.

Irvin Lustig '83 '83 ScM (see Michele Berdinis Fagin '81).

Geoffrey A. Landis '84 ScM, '88 PhD recently published a short book of poetry, Iron Angels, with Van Zero Press, collecting many of his science- and science-fiction related poems. More details can be found at

Donald Pate '84 AM, '89 PhD was promoted to full professor in the archaeology department at Flinders Univ., Adelaide, South Australia, in 2008. He joined the Flinders faculty following the completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in the anthropology department at Harvard in 1990.

John Ireland '87 ScM (see '86).

David Allen '88 MAT (see Suzy Ort '89).

Grace Kim '88 ScM (see Randy Haykin '85).

Robert K. Fitts '89 AM, '95 PhD announces that his latest book, Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball, has been released by the Univ. of Nebraska Press. More information is available at

Paul LePore '90 AM (see '90).

Dilip Barman '92 ScM and Sangeeta Godbole announce the Nov. 21 birth of their first child, Anuragini Sapna Barman. All are doing well.

Laurie Fields Brooks '92 AM, '95 PhD (see '89).

Roberto Serralles '93 MAT (see Evan Kimble '89).

Lisa Chick '94 MAT (see '93).

Andrew Flescher '95 AM, '00 PhD coauthored a book with Daniel Worthen, titled The Altruistic Species that recently won the Outstanding Academic Title Award issued by Choice Magazine.

John Stein '95 PhD (see Robert Sanchez '58).

From the March/April 2009 Issue

Allen S. Goldman '53 ScM (see '51).

Marilyn Tarasiewicz Erickson '59 AM (see '57).

Irene V. Gouveia '61 MAT (see '57).

John Worsley '63 MAT (see '56).

Jim Moody '65 ScM (see '58).

Bob Grafton '67 PhD (see '57).

Naomi Neufeld '69, '71 MMSc (see Pamela Neufeld Collingwood '99).

Warren Trepeta '76 AM, '81 PhD (see '73).

David Watters '79 PhD was elected to the New Hampshire legislature in November, representing Strafford County District 4, Dover, N.H.

Richard G. Hardy '81 AM was appointed the new head of school for Concord (Mass.) Academy.

Lee Anne Sylva Nugent '88 AM (see '86).

Jeff Marshall '92 MAT is CEO of Brightstorm, a San Francisco–based, venture–backed learning company he cofounded last spring.

Nestor Matthews '95 AM, '97 PhD earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor of psychology at Denison Univ.

Carol Guzman Pagan '00 MAT (see '99).

Erin Northey '02 MAT (see Jon Gold and Julia Wolfson '06).

From the January/February 2009 Issue

Teresa Gagnon Mellone '39 '69 AM (see Justin Monti '99).

Howard Baetzhold '48 AM (see '44).

Paul B. Taylor '61 PhD (see '54).

Harry Roy '66 ScM (see '65).

Frank Bason '68 ScM continues to manage the consulting firm SolData Instruments. He plans to retire from teaching this year.

Walter Liedtke '69 AM is the curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. His two-volume catalogue of the museum's Dutch paintings was published last year, and his book, Vermeer: The Complete Paintings, was published in October.

Mary Hutchings Reed '73 AM (see William R. Reed '74).

Mark Halliday '76 AM (see '71).

Mardges Bacon '78 PhD served as editor and author of the introduction to Ambolic Essence and Other Writings on Modern Architecture and American Culture by William H. Jordy.

Randall W. Betz '78 MAT has been appointed vice president for workforce development at Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin, Va.

Joel Scheraga '79 AM, '81 PhD (see '76).

Alan Levenson '82 AM (see '82).

Selena Maranjian '86 MAT (see '84).

Elizabeth Montgomery '87 MAT (see '86).

Karen Cronacher '88 AM won the Jane Chambers Award for playwriting, and was interviewed about her plays and solo performances for a documentary film about Jane Chambers called, The Eight Faces of Jane. The film will open in Provincetown in October 2009.

Maurice Collins '90 AM, '92 PhD (see Joanna Grossman '03).

Brook Conner '96 ScM (see Robert Soule '99).

Michele Davis Collins '97 PhD (see Joanna Grossman '03).

Julia Lamenzo '00 PhD (see Robert Soule '99).

Andrew Selsberg '01 MFA (see Joanna Grossman '03).

Kevin M Middleton '03 PhD married Elizabeth G. King on August 23 on Amelia Island, Fla. Kevin is an assistant professor in the department of biology at California State Univ., San Bernardino. Elizabeth is finishing her PhD at UC Riverside.

Quiara Hudes '04 MFA (see Jill Furman Willis '90).

Wilson Brown '05 AM (see Julia Grob '05).

From the November/December 2008 Issue 

Carol Bonomo Albright '70 AM coedited Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana (published by Fordham Univ. Press, Sept. 2008).

Linda Hayward '72 AM (see James Hayward'01).

Mark Asquino '78 PhD (see '71).

Jody Ziegler '84 PhD (see '78).

Peg Hausman '88 PhD writes: "I have been working at DAI (formerly Development Alternatives Inc.) as a senior editor for the past year. My husband, Art, works for Booz Allen, our friendly rival across town. We're still living in Vienna, Va., and our sons, Kit and Greg, are both in Indiana at the moment and doing well. Drop by when you're in our nation's capital!"

Virgil Sharpton '85 PhD was appointed to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. He is the vice chancellor of research at the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks.

Judith Herd '87 PhD (see Kevin Sholes '91).

Robert Robertson '87 PhD (see Alexandra Matthews '86).

Carolyn Whitney-Brown '91 PhD edited and introduced Jean Vanier: Essential Writings, the 38th volume of the Orbis Modern Spiri-

From the September/October 2008 Issue

Helene Pat Hogan Shea '35 AM (See '30).

Lyman Allen '58 AM published To Save the Love that Was Lost (AuthorHouse, 2008). It is available at, Barnes and Noble, and Borders.

Anthony Fratiello '62 PhD writes: "California State Univ., Los Angeles, recently dedicated a high field nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory in my honor, in recognition of my service for the past 45 years. I presently am assisting the administration of several research training grants for minority students underrepresented in the sciences."

Jim Moody '65 AM (see Jill Hirst Scobie '58).

Laura Anker '71 AM was promoted from professor of American studies to distinguished service professor by the SUNY. She has been a member of the faculty at Old Westbury since 1978. The title honors and recognizes substantial extraordinary service not only at the campus and within SUNY, but also at the community, regional, and state levels.

Charles Holland '72 PhD was recently recognized with a technology leadership award from Government Computer News. He is deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Processing and Techniques Office and a program manager for DARPA's High Productivity Computing Systems program.

Chuck Primus '75 PhD (see '67).

Sigmund Roos '80 AM has been elected chair of Hampshire College's board of trustees. He is a partner at Block and Roos LLP, specializing in commercial litigation.

Anna Bobiak Nagurney '83 PhD (see '76).

Josue Ramirez '02 PhD (see '87).

Katherine Hagedorn '95 PhD was promoted to full professor of music at Pomona College.

Caroline Dahllof '99 ScM (see Norm Alt '63).

Drew Davis '99 ScM (see Kate Adamiak Davis '99).

Ulle Viiroja Holt '00 PhD (see Phyllis Kollmer Santry '66)

Alex Kontos '00 ScM (see Emily Zobel Kontos '00).

Tien-Lih Chen '02 MAT (see Regina Pei Chan '02).

Mi-Mi Chen '03 MAT (see Regina Pei Chan '02).

Deborah Silverman '05 ScM (see '03).

Amy Marks '07 PhD (see Deborah Silverman '03).

Rob Newcomb '08 PhD (see '02).

From the July/August 2008 Issue

Ruth Manter Lind '42 AM (see '39).

Maxwell M. Mozell '56 PhD (see '51).

J.R. Leibowitz '62 PhD recently published Hidden Harmony: The Connected Worlds of Physics and Art (Johns Hopkins).

Earl G. Alexander '63 PhD (see Olive Jeanfreau Alexander '60).

Raymond H. Lopez '63 AM is a professor of finance and economics at the Lubin School of Business, Pace Univ. His case, "Sula Vineyards," coauthored with Armand Gilinsky, professor of business at Sonoma State Univ., and Jigar Shah, won first prize at the 27th annual John Molson MBA International Case Competition, held in January in Montréal.

Nick McCave '67 PhD (see Will Howard '81).

Ted Clarke '75 MAT (see '74).

Tom Crowley '76 PhD (see Will Howard '81).

Howard Abrams '79 AM (see '77).

John Higgins '88 PhD has joined Merck Research Labs as a senior research investigator, leading the Pharmaceutical Lead Optimization Group at the West Point, Pa., site.

Robert B. Hackey '92 PhD, professor of health policy and management at Providence College, received the 2007–08 Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award. The award is presented annually to the faculty member who best exhibits teaching excellence, passion, and enthusiasm for learning, and concern for students' academic and personal growth.

Will Howard '92 PhD (see '81).

Eileen M. Angelini '93 PhD writes: "At the beginning of March 2008, I received two pieces of wonderful news: I was promoted to full professor of French at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y, and I was the recipient of the 2008 American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Dorothy Ludwig National Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University Level."

Bob MacDonald '93 PhD (see Monica Brady-Myerov '89).

Heather C. Akerberg '02 MFA has published her first book of poetry. Dwelling was released on May 15, 2008, by Burning Deck Press of Providence.

Sarah Berman '03 AM (see Rebecca Spielfogel Polivy '02).

Joel Park '03 PhD (see '88).

Christopher Whelan '04 ScM writes that he has been in Iraq since November 2007 on a military transition team. His job is to teach, coach, and mentor the commander and staff of a mechanized brigade in the new Iraqi army so they can become a self-sufficient force, paving the way for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. Additionally, he is engaged to Jennifer Walton, from Yarmouth, Me. They plan a wedding at the United States Military Academy following his November 2008 return from Iraq.

Jeffrey Reingold '06 PhD and his wife, Kristen, are happy to announce the February 5, 2008, birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn Ann.

Marlow Tessmer '08 PhD (see Barbara Sears Tessmer '57).

From the May/June 2008 Issue

Bernard Buonanno, Sr. '35 AM (see Elaine Berlinsky Fain '70).

Lee Jacobus '59 AM (see '57).

Robert J. Shapiro '60 MAT retired in June 2007 after 50 years as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of the Warwick, R.I., public schools.

Allister Fraser '62 ScM (see '54).

Richard F. Santopietro '64 ScM (see '61).

Susan Adler Kaplan '65 MAT (see Elaine Berlinsky Fain '70).

Hilary Salk '65 MAT (see '63).

William Stork '66 MAT writes that in fall 2007 he was awarded the Teacher Tribute by Stanford for exceptional teaching.

Terrell Simon Murphy '69 MAT (see Anna Murphy Deutmeyer '99).

Michael Weir '70 PhD (see '65).

D. Gordon MacLeod '71 ScM writes: "I retired in June 2007 after nine years as head of school at Tampa Preparatory School. I am now enjoying time playing golf and visiting grandchildren in New Jersey and California."

John S. Henke '73 MAT just received his MSLIS degree from the Syracuse Univ. School of Information Studies. He plans to retire from his position as a social studies teacher at Brookfield Central School in Upstate New York and enter the library field.

Wendy Orr Arienzo '77 ScM (see '77).

Jerry Tessendorf '84 PhD (see Johanna Masse '98).

Eric Golin '91 PhD (see '81).

Dan Tapiero'91 AM (see Jane Brodsky Sprung '88).

Tony Affigne '92 PhD (see '76).

Drew Davis'99 ScM (see Anna Murphy Deutmeyer '99).

Christine Gray '99 AM has accepted a job as the travel assignment editor for USA Today. She previously worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer as a deputy features editor responsible for the Image section. She married Don Faust in October 2007 on Captiva Island, Fla. Brown alum Stephanie Grace '87, political columnist for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, was among the attendees.

Michael Kowalski '99 ScM (see Johanna Masse '98).

Joshua Marshall '03 PhD of Talking Points Memo was awarded a George Polk Award in 2008, most specifically for his role in reporting on the U.S. Attorney scandal. This also marked the first Polk Award to be awarded to an internet blogger.

Heather L. Brennan '05 MAT is teaching middle school and currently enrolled in an educational leadership program.

Andi Fein '05 ScM (see Susan Warren Weston '03).

From the March/April 2008 Issue

Allen S. Goldman '53 ScM (see '51).

Rev. William Olewiler '67 AM of White Hall, Va., and Nancy Payne of Orange Park, Fla., announce their engagement. The wedding is scheduled for April 26 in Orange Park at CrossRoads Lutheran Church. The couple will live in Orange Park, near Jacksonville, beginning in July. William's first wife, Mary Baugh, passed away two years ago from cancer.

Ronald A. Sudol '67 AM has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oakland Univ. in Michigan. He was previously associate provost and continues as professor of rhetoric.

Dennis Butcher (see '72).

Bernard Mendillo '73 AM (see '70).

Joanna E. Rapf '73 PhD (see '63).

Mary Hutchings Reed '73AM (see '73).

Connie Sancetta '73 ScM (see '71).

Hon Fong Louie Mark '74 PhD and Roger Mark '76 PhD (see Yvonne Mark '92).

Jill Grigsby '77 AM (see '76).

Joel D. Scheraga '81 PhD (see '76).

Mark Spitzer '81 PhD (see Leah Sigal Spitzer '81).

Anna Bobiak Nagurney '83 PhD (see '77).

Russell Potter '91 PhD published a new book, Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875, in September. He lives in Providence with his partner, Karen Carr, and their three children, two dogs, five cats, and one mouse.

Noel O'Dowd '92 PhD and Peter McHugh '92 PhD have recently been appointed to full tenure professorships in Ireland. Noel now holds the chair in mechanical engineering at the Univ. of Limerick, following 13 years in the department of mechanical engineering at Imperial College, London. Peter holds the newly established chair in biomedical engineering at the National Univ. of Ireland, Galway.

Eileen M. Angelini, PhD '93 writes: "In July 2006 my family and I relocated from the Philadelphia area to the Buffalo, N.Y., area for my new position as associate professor of French and chair of the department of modern languages at Canisius College. It is nice to be back in a liberal arts environment. Most recently, the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers gave me the Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teaching Award Post-Secondary. What an incredibly warm welcome to the state of New York. Most importantly, my 7-year-old daughter is thriving in the public school system in Williamsville, N.Y."

Nestor Matthews '97 PhD has earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor in the department of psychology at Denison Univ.

Andrew Flescher '00 PhD published a new book, The Altruistic Species, with Templeton Foundation Press in 2007.

Roger Mark Jr '00 MAT (see Yvonne Mark '92).

Andrew Mirsky '00 ScM (see Joshua Edelglass '99).

Eric Huang '01 PhD (see '94).

Lori Bielinski Matten '02 AM (see Joe Hou '98).

Len Erickson '03 PhD (see '94).

Andi Fein '05 ScM (see Susan Warren '03).

From the January / February 2008 Issue

Richard Cook ’48 AM (see Bernie Bell ’42).

Marilyn Tarasiewicz Erickson ’59 AM (see ’57).

Erich Kunzel ’60 AM (see Ben King ’64).

Mel B. Yoken ’61 MAT has published Breakthrough: Essays and Vignettes in Honor of John A. Rassias, a celebration of the educator who revolutionized the art of learning languages. Mel has published eight books, including this most recent one, and has received several prestigious awards from the French Academy, the French government, the New York State Foreign Language Association, and MaFLA. He is the director of the Boivin Center of French Language and Culture at UMass Dartmouth.

Susan Adler Kaplan ’65 MAT (see ’58).

William Silvert ’65 PhD (see ’58).

Gerald J. Michael ’66 ScM (see ’65).

Tom Kuhlman ’67 PhD, an associate professor emeritus of English at Creighton Univ., recently published Baroque Nebraska, published by AuthorHouse, and an article on

S.J. Perelman printed in Studies in Jewish Civi

lization; American Judaism in Popular Culture, printed by Creighton University Press.

Susan Johnston ’68 MAT is the coauthor of Princess Bubble, a modern-day book celebrating singleness and written to reduce the overwhelming sense of failure, self-doubt, and despair that some single women face.

L. Robert Smith ’68 ScM was elected treasurer of the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. He is still trying to figure out how he had time to work before he retired.

John Freeman ’69 ScM (see Isabel Jackson Freeman ’69).

Walter Liedtke ’69 AM was named Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, on the occasion of the opening of his exhibition, The Age of Rembrandt, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Walter’s 1100-page catalogue of the 228 Dutch paintings in the museum (where he has been curator of European paintings since 1980) was published in August 2007. In 1993 he was made Knight in the Order of Leopold by King Albert II of Belgium, in recognition of his publications on Flemish art.

Allen Dyer ScM ’70 (see ’67). Marilyn Friedman Hoffman ’71 AM

(see ’67).

Dirk T. Held ’72 PhD (see ’60).

Jaimee Wriston Colbert ’76 AM has published a new book, Dream Lives of Butterflies: Stories, which explores the discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots at the end of 20th century America. It is also a finalist for the USA BookNews National Best Books of 2007 Awards in Fiction/Stories.

Kristin Hayes ’77 AM (see David Lichtenstein ’99).

Joanne Schneider ’77 PhD writes: “My book Age of Romanticism appeared in May 2007. I am in my last year as chair of the history department at Rhode Island College. I look forward to returning to the rank of regular professor!”

Lisa Dennison ’78 AM was named to a newly created position, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City in October. She has held the position of deputy director and chief curator at the Guggenheim since 1996, and has been a member of the curatorial department since 1978. Lisa aided in the preparation of several important exhibitions,including Arshile Gorky, 1904–1948: A Retrospective (1981). She was promoted to assistant curator in 1981, associate curator in 1990, collections curator in 1991, curator of Collections and exhibitions in 1994, and deputy director and chief curator in 1996.

Susan Schilling Keats ’82 PhD (see John Keats ’75).

Cary Honig ’84 MAT (see Jennifer Borman ’85).

Sila Liane Chakrawarti ’89 AM (see ’79).

Valerie Tutson ’90 AM (see Justin Green ’48).

Erin Egan ’91 MAT (see Jennifer Borman ’85).

Deborah Merrill ’91 PhD released Moth-ers-in-Law and Daughters-in Law: Understanding the Relationship and What Makes Them Friends or Foe in September 2007. She is a sociology professor at Clark Univ.

David Durfee ’92 PhD (see Celinda Gourd ’04).

Alexander Merk ’92 ScM (see Hanna Tikkanen Merk ’91).

Diane Hoffman-Kim ’93 PhD (see Celinda Gourd ’04).

Anna Klosowska ’94 PhD, an associate professor of French at Miami Univ. of Ohio, is the editor of Madeleine de l’Aubespine: Selected Poems and Translations, published by the Univ. of Chicago Press as part of its series, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe. Klosowska has published widely, including a 2004 book, Queer Love in the Middle Ages, and in 1988 conceived and edited Violence Against Women in Medieval Texts, widely hailed as an important volume in her field.

Mark Amerika ’97 MFA writes: “For those who are interested, I have just published two new books: META/DATA: A Digital Poetics and 29 Inches: A Long Narrative Poem More info at:”

Brent Stuart Goodwin ’97 AM has been promoted to supervisor of the U.S. Departmentof HomelandSecurity’sLAXCommand Center. He oversees the coordination of state, local, and federal antiterrorism efforts. He also maintains the readiness of the department’s Emergency Operations Center. Contact him through

Sam Houser ’97 PhD was appointed secretary of the college and executive assistant to the president of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.

Edward Bok Lee ’98 MFA was appointed assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Metropolitan State Univ. (Minn.). He will teach poetry, fiction,andmemoir writing with an emphasis on the experiences of

U.S. people of color. Stephen Martin’99 AM (see Jennifer Borman ’85). Andrew Mirsky ’00 ScM (see Josh Lawrence ’99). Dorkina Myrick ’01 MD, ’01 PhD (see ’01 MD). Thomas Kucera ’02 ScM (see Andrew Paulsen ’01). Christina O’Connor ’02 MAT (see David Lichtenstein ’99). Sharon Sonenblum ’03 ScM (see Rachel

Cruz ’01).

Jason Sobel ’03 ScM (see ’02).

Sean Cannella’04 ScM (see Nicole Fis

chler ’03). Maureen McCamley ’04 ScM (see Celinda Gourd ’04) Linda Yeh ’04, ’05 MAT (see Celinda Gourd ’04). Michaela Andrews ’03, ’06 MAT (see Celinda Gourd ’04). Elizabeth Deweerd ’05, ’06 ScM (see Celinda Gourd ’04). Melissa Labonte ’06 PhD (see Thad Williamson ’92). Portia Thurmond ’06 MPH (see Vincent Capaldi ’02). Gerald Patterson ’07 PhD (see Celinda Gourd ’04). Ninian Stein ’07 PhD (see Laura Schmitt Olabisi ’99 and Jasmine Waddell ’99).

From the November / December 2007 Issue

Paula Jespersen Diehl ’54 AM (see ’47).

Christine Holmberg Freiberger ’59 MAT (see ’56).

Douglas Anderson ’62 AM (see Celia Wu Sophonpanich ’83).

Wanni Wibulswasdi Anderson ’62 AM (see Celia Wu Sophonpanich ’83).

,Rosalie Greenberg Goldman ’66 MAT (see ’56).

Alice Clemente ’67 PhD (see ’56).

Sally Goldin ’75 AM (see Celia Wu Sophonpanich ’83).

Jack W. Silverstein ’75 PhD was named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). The induction ceremony took place July 30 at the IMS Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Jack received the award for seminal contributions to the theory and application of random matrices. He is a professor at North Carolina State.

Susan Lukesh ’76 PhD (see ’68).

Bella Brodzki ’80 PhD has published Can These Bones Live? Translation, Survival, and Cultural Memory (Stanford Univ. Press, 2007).

Richard Gourse ’80 PhD (see ’71).

Joan Lescinski ’81 PhD resigned after nine years as 14th president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana to become the 13th president of St. Ambrose Univ. in Davenport, Iowa. Joan is the first woman to be president of St. Ambrose.

Pornchai Suchitta ’83 PhD (see Celia Wu Sophonpanich ’83).

Jeffrey Lesser ’84 AM (see ’82).

Lonzia Berry ’89 AM (see Celia Wu Sophonpanich ’83).

Ted McEnroe ’92 MAT (see Cindy Moser ’90).

Joseph Samuel Houser ’97 PhD was appointed secretary of the college and executive assistant to the president at Franklin Marshall College on July 1.

Asimina Georges ’00 PhD has joined Fish & Richardson PC as a technology specialist in the Boston office. She will support the firm’s Patent Prosecution Group in the area of chemistry. Before joining Fish, Asimina was a senior scientist at Infinity Pharmaceuticals.

Andrew Shen ’00 MAT (see ’99).

Patrick MacRoy ’01 AM (see Anna Goldberg ’02).

Jon Reiter ’01 ScM (see Anna Goldberg ’02).

Matt Herman ‘04 ScM (see William Starrett Esworthy ’05).

Sarah Lang ’04 MFA is currently touring North America in support of her new book, The Work of Days (Coach House Books). With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, she will then circumnavigate the globe, writing her next book in and about airports.

Jarrod Lynn ’07 ScM (see William Starrett Esworthy ’05).

From the July / August 2007 Issue

Ernest Hofer ’47 AM (see ’46).

Arsen Shamshoian ’59 MAT (see Mike Rubin ’00).

Arthur Louis Levin ’62 AM (see ’59).

John Worsley ’63 MAT (see ’56).

Mike Griem ’66 ScM (see ’65).

John E. Finnerty ’68 AM (see ’65).

Geoffrey R. Barrow ’68 AM, ’71 PhD, manages the nonprofit, which offers sail racing and adventure expeditions on Lake Michigan to young sailors, mostly Hispanics and African Americans in disadvantaged high schools. The sailors will compete in the Chicago–Mac race and Soling nationals again this year.

Stuart Flashman ’69 ScM (see ’69).

Louis Schepp ’74 ScM (see Barry M. Nathan ’70).

David Altshuler ’71 AM (see ’71).

Paul Schopf ’73 ScM (see Jane Seigler ’73).

Geoffrey Stewart ’73 AM (see ’73).

Ken Cieplik ’74 MAT (see ’73).

Tony Coelho ’80 PhD (see Mike Rubin ’00).

Glenn Cummings ’84 MAT was unanimously elected as the ninety-eighth speaker of the Maine House of Representatives in Dec. He is professor of economics and entrepreneurship at Southern Maine Community College and the Univ. of Southern Maine.

Steven Zhu ’92 PhD returned to New York, after working in Tokyo for three years. He is currently working at Bank of America as head of risk management analytics.

Mike Gleason ’94 PhD (see ’82).

Alejandra Placci ’00 MAT writes: “I have just recently accepted a job in the Buenos Aires office of Axialent. I moved there in late May 2007. I’m very excited to spend time in the ‘mother country’ and hope to be there for at least a few years. If anyone is in town, please drop me a line.”

Antonios Augoustakis ’01 PhD received tenure in the classics department of Baylor Univ. in Feb.

Liz Cho ’02 AM (see Valerie Phillips ’98).

Wendy Schiller ’02 AM (see George Rollinson ’57).

Heather L. Brennan ’05 MAT writes: “I’m currently teaching college writing at the Community College of R.I., as well as English language arts in the Mansfield schools. Over the summers, I teach poetry at the Hamilton House on Angell St.”

From the May / June 2007 Issue

Mary Ann Rossi ’57 AM has been included in a new publication, Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975, edited by Barbara J. Love, in partnership with Veteran Feminists of America. It was created to document the “Second Wave” movement and motivate younger generations.

Joyce Reed ’65 AM (see Leslie Armstrong ’62).

Stan Schretter ’68 ScM (see ’65).

John (Jack) Freeman ’69 ScM (see Isabel Jackson Freeman ’69).

Lynn Mooney Hickey ’69 AM (see ’67).

John V. Guttag ’73 ScM (see Peter Norvig ’78).

Cliff Hickey ’77 PhD (see Lynn Mooney Hickey ’67).

Mark L. Asquino ’78 PhD (see ’71).

Geoffrey A. Landis ’88 PhD writes: “In January, I finished my stint as the Ronald E. McNair Visiting Professor of Astronautics at MIT and returned to my home base, the NASA John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, where I am a scientist in the photovoltaics and space environmental effects branch. I continue to spend half my time working on the Mars Exploration Rovers mission, and look forward to finding some time to start writing science fiction again.”

Stephen Eskilson ’95 PhD (see Maya Grosz ’93).

Christopher Hays ’95 ScB (see Elizabeth Perez ’99).

Antonios Augoustakis ’01 PhD received tenure in the classics department of Baylor University in Februrary.

Hanya El-Sheshtawy ’01 MAT (see Ron Kiino ’97).

Kristy Juaire’02 ScM (see Lisa Cisneros ’01).

Joe Coleman ’03 PhD (see Ellen Stern Griswold ’01)

Josh Schwartz’03 ScM (see Dana Ross ’99).

Benjamin Steinfeld ’05 MFA (see Jessie Ratey ’01).

From the March / April 2007 Issue

Dean Staats ’48 AM (see ’46).

Erich Kunzel ’60 AM, the conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, was awarded a 2006 Medal of Arts by President George W. Bush. The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. Government. Erich first appeared as conductor of the Pops in October 1965.

Austin D. Carroll ’63 MAT was elected this past summer as chairman of the board of trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Catholic college of the Dominican tradition located in Sparkill, N.Y. Brother Carroll remains active in the field of higher education through board service and publications.

Peter Gillis ’64 PhD (see ’52).

Susan Rosenfeld ’65 AM (see ’64).

Neal Sondergaard ’77 PhD (see Sally Olver Sondergaard ’76).

Mary Greene Horvath ’78 MAT writes: “Chas and I have two wonderful sons, ages 11 and 14. We are enjoying their transitions from elementary school to middle school and middle school to high school. It will be an interesting year.”

Jerry Weil ’84 ScM (see ’83).

Paul Beade ’88 ScM, ’94 MD (see Lauren Cohen Starr ’94).

George Hradil ’91 PhD (see Christina Boyd Zavell ’85).

Ted McEnroe ’92 MAT (see Naline Lai ’89).

Phil Lai ’95 AM, ’99 MD (see Lauren Cohen Starr ’94).

Catherine Torigian ’95 PhD, who has been head of the foreign language department at the Browning School in New York City since 2003, was awarded the American Philological Association’s Award for Excellence in Pre-Collegiate Teaching at the Association’s January 2007 meeting in San Diego. The award is given annually to two teachers of Latin at the pre-collegiate level. Catherine attended the meeting with her husband, Anthony Gini ’89 PhD, and their 2-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Catherine Torigian-Gini.

Brent Goodwin ’97 AM handles critical incident and crisis management and coordinates antiterrorism in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Los Angeles Command Center. He writes: “In my spare time I like to fish for mahi mahi, albacore, or yellow-fin tuna. Otherwise, I enjoy sailing to Catalina Island. I can be reached through”

Esther Isabelle Wilder ’97 PhD writes: “In September my husband, Saam Trivedi, and I celebrated the birth of our daughter, Tara Naomi Trivedi. Both Saam and I are professors at the City University of New York (CUNY). Saam is in the philosophy department at Brooklyn College, and I am in the sociology program at Lehman College. We live in Riverdale, N.Y."

Tim Cooley ’99 PhD received the 2006 Orbis Prize for Polish Studies from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in recognition of his new book, Making Music in the Polish Tatras (Indiana). Tim is an associate professor of music at U.C. Santa Barbara.

Benjamin Hertzog ’99 PhD (see Trevor S. Mottl ’98).

Chris Bowley ’00 PhD, a technical specialist for the past five years at Fish & Richardson, is now an associate in the Patent Prosecution Group. Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, he served as a senior research physicist in the Optical Systems Division of 3M.

Erik Sylven ’02 ScM (see Michael Jesionowski ’00).

Sam Marks ’06 MFA received the first-ever John C. Russell Fellowship from the Brown Graduate Program in Literary Arts. The fellowship is named in honor of John C. Russell ’91 MFA, a promising young playwright who died at age 31. Sam will serve as an adviser to graduate playwrights and will curate two staged readings of plays by Brown undergraduates while continuing to develop his own work.

From the January / February 2007 Issue

Arnold Soloway ’48 AM (see Laurie Reeder ’86).

Ed Clarke ’51 PhD (see Dick Tracy ’46).

Allen S. Goldman ’53 ScM (see ’51).

Richard Doenges ’55 AM retired in 1991 as dean of College of Arts and Hu man i ties at the University of Bridgeport.

Raymond H. Lopez ’63 AM has just completed his 40th year teaching finance and economics classes in the MBA program at the Lubin School of Business, Pace Univ. He is also chairman of the board of directors of the Academic Federal Credit Union, which provides financial services to employees of fifteen colleges, universities, and secondary schools in the New York metropolitan area.

Kenneth Pruitt ’65 PhD is professor emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Norman Reynolds ’65 ScM (see ’63).

John Brandenberg ’69 PhD was honored as the first recipient of Lawrence University’s Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity Award during its June 11 commencement. This new award recognizes professional accomplishment in scholarship of creative activity and symbolizes the importance of both endeavors in advancing the mission of Lawrence University.

George V. Frisk ’69 ScM, professor of ocean engineering at Florida Atlantic University, has been named vice president elect of the Acoustical Society of America. Professor Frisk is an expert on ocean and seafloor acoustics. He has authored and coauthored many publications. He also holds the title of scientist emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Glenn W. Mitchell ’69 ScM, ’75 MD (see ’67).

John A. Stankovic ’79 PhD (see ’70).

Carla Ballon Gorrell ’81 PhD (see Ellen Seely ’77).

Stephen Siegel ’85 PhD (see Alex Kruglov ’02).

Allyson Poska ’86 AM writes: “My book Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia (Oxford Univ. Press, 2006) was just awarded the Bainton Prize, the Sixteenth-Century Studies Association’s award for the best book in early modern history or theology.”

Beth Montgomery Brown ’87 MAT (see Matthew Brown ’86).

Ann Harleman ’88 AM received the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fiction Fellowship Award. Ann is the author of two books, and one coming in 2007. She has won three previous Rhode Island State Council fellowships in the past, as well as Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships and many other writing honors. She is on the faculty at Brown and RISD.

Elizabeth Searle ’88 AM is the author of three books of fiction and received national media coverage for her latest work, Tonya & Nancy: The Opera, an original opera based on the infamous Harding–Kerrigan skating scandal. The opera, with music composed by Abigail Al-Doory, premiered at the American Repertory Theatre’s “new space for new works” in Boston in May. The show received coverage from the Associated Press, ESPN Hollywood, Sports Illustrated, MSNBC and National Public Radio. A new West Coast production of the opera is in the works. Elizabeth lives with her husband and their 8-year-old son, Will, in Arlington, Mass. She teaches fiction writing in the Stonecoast MFA program.

Elysabeth Bidwell Ray ’93 MAT (see ’92).

Lisa Chick ’94 MAT (see ’93).

Brook Conner ’94 ScM (see ’91).

Arthur Gianelli ’94 AM was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Nassau Health Care Corporation on Oct. 23. The corporation includes a tertiary teaching hospital, an extended care facility, and six community health centers and provides safety-net health care for the uninsured and underinsured in Nassau County.

Ann Costelloe Landenberger ’94 MAT (see ’76).

Esther Isabelle Wilder ’97 PhD married Saam Trivedi in early 2006. They welcomed their daughter, Tara Naomi Trivedi, on Sept. 14. Also in September, Esther’s book Wheeling and Dealing: Living with Spinal Cord Injury was published by Vanderbilt University Press. This is her second book in the area of disability. Her earlier book, Voices from the Heartland: The Needs and Rights of Individuals with Disabilities, was written with William H. Walters ’02 PhD and published in 2005 by Brookline Books.

Avijit Sen ’98 AM (see Indy Sen ’00).

Chao-Yang Lee ’00 PhD (see Irene Ho ’00).

Matthew Kromer ’01 ScM (see Elizabeth Schoenfeld ’01).

Jie Zhang ’01 ScM and Dongyuan Piao ’00 PhD married on Aug. 27. Jie and Dongyuan met and fell in love when both attended Brown graduate school. In attendance at the intimate wedding ceremony were the bride’s and groom’s family and friends.

Tien-Lih Chen (see Irene Ho ’00).

Douglas Klahr ’02 PhD (see ’77).

Grismaldy Laboy ’02 MAT (see Ivonne Ferrer ’01).

Bob Altshuler ’03 ScM (see Igor Helman ’01).

Chris Weeks ’03 ScM (see Melissa Zerofsky ’03).

Sheldon Provost ’04 ScM (see Melissa Zerofsky ’03).

From the September / October 2006 Issue


Walter Chucnin ’41 AM(see Beatrice Minkins ’36).

Margaret Porter Dolan ’43 AM (see Martha Ahlijian Kevorkian ’39).

Anne Maven Young ’48 ScM (see ’44).

Howard Young ’48 PhD (see Anne Maven Young ’44).

Lotte Van Geldern Povar ’62 MAT (see Nancy Cantor Eddy ’48).

Susan Rosenfeld ’65 AM (see ’64).

Robert J. Bucci ’67 ScM, technical consultant for product design and analysis at Alcoa, has been named a 2006 recipient of the ASTM award of merit and accompanying title of fellow—the highest ASTM recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

Robert Marino ’69 PhD was appointed president of the American Univ. of Rome.

David Tarr ’70 PhD(see Rainy LaVenture ’00).

Hon Fong L. Mark ’74 PhD (see Seamus Mark ’02).

Bud Wiley ’77 MD (see ’74).

Jon Cristy ’76 AM (see Terri Kiser Cristy ’75).

Roger Mark ’76 PhD (see Seamus Mark ’02).

Panos J. Antsaklis ’77 PhD, the H.C. and E.A. Brosey Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Univ. of Notre Dame, received the 2006 Brown Engineering Alumni Medal at the engineering awards dinner on May 27 during Commencement weekend. Established in 1997 as part of the sesquicentennial celebration of engineering at Brown, the award is presented to alumni who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in their engineering careers. Panos previously served as a faculty member at Brown as well as at Rice Univ. and London’s Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty. The medal was designed by Walter Feldman, professor of art at Brown.

Michael Toman ’78 AM has been appointed director of the RAND Corpor­ation’s environment, energy, and economic development program.

Paul F. Barbara ’80 PhD was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in April 2006. He holds the R.J.V. Johnson Welch Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Univ. of Texas at Austin and is the director of the Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology. Paul enjoys living in Austin with his wife, daughter (soon to go off to Wellesley College), and their two Jack Russell terriers.

Andrea Libresco ’82 MAT writes: “After a six-year journey, I finally got my doctorate in social studies education this spring from Teachers College at Columbia Univ.—just in time to go up for tenure this fall at Hofstra Univ. As was the case with course work at Brown, apparently there’s still nothing like a deadline to make me write the paper.”

Joanna Scott ’85 AM received the Ambassador Book Award for Fiction for her recent novel, Liberation. The English-Speaking Union of the United States presents the award annually to authors whose works make an outstanding contribution to interpreting the life and culture of the United States to other English-speaking people. Joanna is the Roswell S. Burrows Professor of English at the Univ. of Rochester.

Rich Vorder Bruegge ’91 PhD (see Beth Parks ’85).

H. Sanjeeva Balasuriya ’93 ScM, ’96 ScM has been hired as an assistant professor of mathematics at Connecticut College. Sanjeeva’s research interests include applied analysis, fluid dynamics, applications, modeling and nonlinear dynamics.

George Strander ’93 PhD, of Albion, Mich., has been elected president of the Michigan Probate and Juvenile Registers Association (MPJRA). George is court administrator and probate register for the Ingham County probate court in Lansing. He also serves on the Albion city council,

From the May / June 2006 Issue

Eleanor McMahon '54 A.M., Pawtucket, R.I., received an Honorary Doctor of Business and Economics degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering on Nov. 21. She was honored for her devotion to her field and her contributions to the nation's educational institutions, systems, and policies. She is a distinguished visiting professor at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown.

John Ainsworth '59 Ph.D. retired from the U.S. Department of Defense as a member of the senior executive service. He served for nine years as the scientific director of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. He writes: "My wife, Carolyn (Hastings College '60), and I plan to stay in the Washington area and be tourists for about a year and then move back to the San Francisco area where our three grown children and six grandchildren reside."

Ting-wei Tang '64 Ph.D. has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electronical and Electronic Engineers. A professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Ting-wei was recognized for his contributions to numerical and computer modeling of high-speed and high-power semiconductor devices. These highly sophisticated models have helped improve the performance of a new generation of transistors and diodes, and have significantly reduced design and manufacturing costs for the semiconductor industry.

Michael M. Carroll '65 Ph.D. (see Carolyn Gahagan Carroll '64).

Susan L. Phillips '78 A.M. was elected as an international vice president of the 1.4 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers Union at the union's convention in July. She is responsible for planning and implementing programs involving women and retirees.

Gail Donovan '88 A.M., Portland, Maine, writes that her short story "Trying to Go Nowhere" was published in the Chicago Tribune as a winner of the 1998 Nelson Algren Literary Award.

Nina Zannieri '80 A.M., Pawtucket, R.I., was elected president of the New England Museum Association (NEMA) at the organization's recent conference in Burlington, Vt. Previously she served in several capacities on the NEMA board, most recently as vice president. Nina is director of the Paul Revere Memorial Association in Boston.

Adam Szpiro '94 Sc.M. (see Alex Klibaner '95).

From the November / December 2004 Issue

Two books written by Norm Morris ’62 AM, Ghetto Memories and Ghetto Memories Revisited, which relate stories about the old DRM suburbs of Boston, are being made into videos and DVDs. The producers are looking for any additional film footage or pictures that may be available. More information about the books and production can be obtained at

Paul K. Nakane ’63 PhD, a professor at the Environmental Biotechnology Institute at California Polytechnic State Univ., was the first recipient of an award named in his honor by the International Federation of Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. The international group named the award in Paul’s honor in recognition of his scientific accomplishments and leadership in scientific societies in the United States and Japan.

Peter P. Gillis ’64 PhD (see ’52).

Sally E. Goldin ’75 AM (see ’75).

Robert A. Moffitt ’75 PhD has been named to the Krieger-Eisenhower Professorship in Economics at Johns Hopkins Univ. He is best known for his research on the economic consequences of welfare and other antipoverty programs on work, marriage, and childbearing. He has published important work on the economics of labor, population, and demography and has formulated and tested economic models of marriage, cohabitation, female headship, and fertility. This spring he was appointed editor in chief of American Economic Review and chaired a National Academy of Sciences panel of experts on welfare reform to review current research on the topic. Robert is a fellow of the Econometric Society and a national associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

Bob MacDonald ’93 PhD (see ’89).

Patrick Reynolds ’94 AM has been given a one-year appointment as assistant professor of theater at Eastern Mennonite Univ.

Tracy D. Sharpley-Whiting ’94 PhD has been named director of the African American studies program at Vanderbilt Univ. She held a chair of Africana studies for three years at Hamilton College.

Alan Arehart ’97 PhD and Robin McCarthy Arehart ’93 MAT had a daughter, Renée Alexi Arehart, on April 9, in Pasadena, Calif. Alan is an engineer at Northrop Grumman. Robin, who had been serving as English department chair at Crescenta Valley High School, is taking some time off to care for Renée.

John Iceland ’97 PhD (see ’92).

Duncan B. Black ’99 PhD was revealed as “Atrios,” one of the more notable bloggers who covered this year’s Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Keith Schmidt ’00 ScM (see ’00).

Sarah Chase ’04 PhD (see Paul B. Alexander ’52).

Jessica Cooper ’04 AM (see ’03).

Duncan Vinson ’04 PhD (see Joanne Wilkinson ’90).

From the September / October 2004 Issue

Homer Smith ’33 PhD (see ’29).

Peg Porter Dolan ’43 AM (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

Norman G. Einspruch ’59 PhD, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Univ. of Miami, has received the 2003 Alexander Orr Award for Excellence in Teaching. A faculty member of the college since 1977, Einspruch is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Physical Society, the Acoustical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also coauthored a paper with Bonita Preston entitled “An Investigation Tool Resource,” which received the Outstanding Student Paper award at the International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research held in Miami.

Christine Holmberg Freiberger ’59 MAT (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

Norm Morris ’63 AM reports that his books Ghetto Memories and Ghetto Memories Revisited are being used to create a historical video and DVD about the Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan areas of Boston; Arizona State is also using the books as part of a course in sociology. More information is available at

John Worsley ’63 MAT (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

Steven C. Batterman ’64 PhD has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is managing partner of Batterman Engineering and a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Society for Experimental Mechanics, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Society for Safety Engineers, the American Academy of Mechanics, and the American Society for Engineering Education.

Joyce Reed ’65 AM (see ’61).

Dave Halvorsen ’66 MAT (see ’55).

Frances McRae Cairncross ’67 AM, who lives in London and chairs the Economic and Social Research Council, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She is a senior editor of The Economist. Her latest book, The Company of the Future, examines the challenges and opportunities technology poses for corporate structure. In October she will take up the post of rector of Exeter College, Oxford.

Barrett Barnard ’70 MAT (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

Linda G. Thompson ’71 MAT, professor of mathematics at Carroll College, was honored at their commencement ceremony with the Benjamin F. Richason Jr. Faculty Award, which honors faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and educational innovation.

John Mills ’73 PhD is president of Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, New York. Previously he served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the school, and taught at Dartmouth, Harvard, Temple, and Clarkson universities, as well as at the Univ. of Copenhagen.

Hon Fong Louie Mark ’74 PhD (see ’69).

Steve Hochstadt ’83 PhD (see ’70).

Robert Berchman ’84 PhD was appointed professor of philosophy and religious studies at Dowling College.

Jeffrey Lesser ’84 AM (see ’82).

Kathleen Mellor ’89 AM, an ESL teacher at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, R.I., was named 2004’s National Teacher of the Year in April. The first Rhode Island teacher to win the honor, she was recognized at a White House ceremony and was named godmother of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Jewel of the Seas. She has taught at Davisville for nineteen years.

Alana Thorpe-Bender ’91 PhD (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

Tony Affigne ’92 PhD (see ’76).

Owen Doonan ’93 PhD has just finished an eventful first year as assistant professor of art history at California State Univ. at Northridge. His wife, Nursel, gave birth to their first child, Dylan Ogan, in March. Two days earlier Owen’s first book was published. Sinop Landscapes: Exploring Connection in the Hinterland of a Black Sea Port (Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum Press) is based on his continuing research project along the Black Sea coast of Turkey.

Lisa Pruitt ’93 PhD, a professor of mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, was one of nine people chosen for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Lisa was honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in May.

Vivek Arora ’95 PhD was appointed IMF resident representative in South Africa in January.

Daniel Cavicchi ’96 PhD received the 2004 John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. The award is given annually to a member of the faculty who demonstrates exceptional ability fostering student learning. He has taught a variety of courses in history, politics, music, and film over the past three years as assistant professor of American studies.

Tony Lee ’96 PhD (see Yeuen Kim ’92).

Adrienne Miller Drinkwater ’97 PhD and Matthew Drinkwater ’98 PhD announce the April 26 birth of Laura Danielle.

Sarah Ruhl ’01 MFA (see ’97).

Tien-Lih Chen ’02 MAT (see Franco Capaldi ’99).

Josue Ramirez ’02 PhD (see ’87).

Adam Fontecchio ’03 PhD (see ’96).

Tia Malkin-Fontecchio ’03 PhD (see Adam Fontecchio ’96).

Mijail Serruya ’03 PhD (see Jeffrey Wetz­ler ’96).

From the July / August 2004 Issue

Ruth Manter Lind ’42 AM (see ’39).

Arnie Soloway ’48 AM (see Bernie Bell ’42).

Norm Sprinthall ’59 AM (see Marshall H. Cohen ’54).

John Jeffers ’63 MAT (see Barbara Clark Jeffers ’59).

Jacqueline Jones ’63 MAT (see ’59).

Michael M. Carroll ’65 PhD (see Carolyn Gahagan Carroll ’64).

Grace Azevedo Murphy ’67 AM (see ’59).

John M. Cross ’68 AM (see ’66).

Kenneth Starr ’69 AM, former Whitewater special prosecutor, will take over as dean of Pepperdine Univ.’s School of Law on Aug. 1.

John Sapinsley ’70 AM (see Bernie Bell ’42).

Joe Augustyn ’71 AM, of Fairfax, Va., has joined the consulting firm of Booz/Allen/ Hamilton after a twenty-eight-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Rick Schwertfeger ’72 MAT (see ’70).

Luis G. Sarmiento ’74 AM (see ’73).

Vikram K. Kinra ’75 PhD has been elected a 2004 Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics. He is the General Dynamics Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M Univ.

Sarah C. O’Dowd ’76 PhD has published A Rhode Island Original, the first biography of Frances Harriet Whipple Green McDougall: reformer, poet, editor, botanist, spiritualist, and early campaigner for women’s rights. Sarah, a retired professor of psychology, is a board member of the Pembroke Club of Providence. She lives in Barrington, R.I., and Venice, Fla.

Neil Selvin ’76 ScM has been appointed chief marketing officer for Approva Corp. He previously served as president and CEO of several technology companies, including Pivia, OneWorld Systems, and Global Village Communication, and was the director of marketing for portable computing at Apple Computer.

Ezra Greenspan ’81 PhD has been named Kahn Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English at Southern Methodist Univ. He has taught in the English departments at Tel Aviv Univ. and the Univ. of South Carolina. His son Noam is a member of the class of 2005.

Efstathios E. Michaelides ’81 PhD, a professor at Tulane, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Medical Engineers.

Jeffrey Lesser ’84 AM (see ’82).

Pedro Noguera ’84 A.M. (see ’81).

Jeffrey A. Brown ’87 PhD was appointed senior deputy comptroller for International and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He previously headed the risk analysis division at the OCC.

Jeffery J. Leader ’90 PhD has published Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation. He is an associate professor of mathematics at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Valerie Tutson ’90 AM (see ’87).

Eileen M. Angelini ’93 PhD reports that France Divided, the film she cowrote, codirected, and coproduced, had its New York premiere at the New York City Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center Jan. 28 and 29.

Prema Kurien ’93 PhD, of Syracuse, N.Y., has joined the Maxwell School of Syracuse Univ. as an associate professor of sociology. Prema was an assistant professor of sociology at USC. She’s also a visiting fellow at Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion.

Ed Bielawa ’96 ScM (see ’95).

Valérie Key Orlando ’96 PhD, associate professor of French at Illinois Wesleyan, has been selected to participate in a Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar in Morocco.

Seth Boatright Horowitz ’97 PhD writes: “My sound design firm/independent record label NeuroPop is releasing its second music CD, Overload: The Sonic Intoxicant. The CD combines ambient electronic music with neurosensory algorithms to generate ‘emotional soundtracks’ and is available through CDBaby and Tower Records. For more information, go to”

Bessie Dernikos ’98 AM (see Michael F. Keyes ’95).

Jane Wang Bielawa ’99 ScM (see ’95).

Jeff Moore ’99 ScM (see Michael F. Keyes ’95).

Lori Penna Bonynge ’00 ScM (see Sarah Livson Levy ’98).

Dmitriy Gershenson ’00 PhD and Victoria Gershenson announce the Feb. 14 birth of Anna Alexandra. Anna joins big sister Ilana, 3.

Dan Trelogan ’03 ScM (see Cathy Dechert Bernath ’97).

From the May / June 2004 Issue

Ernest H. Hofer ’47 AM (see ’46).

Edward Clarke ’51 PhD (see ’46).

Astrid Bottis Kromayer ’51 AM writes: “Last October my husband, Peter, and I traveled to Brown for a mini-reunion for a presentation by Robert Glickman ’51 AM, a fellow former graduate student, to a group of faculty and students in the Hispanic and Portuguese studies department. Also present was Jose Amor y Vasquez ’57 PhD, who is still teaching at Brown. Bob and I were grad students with him more than fifty years ago.”

Lee Jacobus ’59 AM (see ’57).

Parker G. Marden ’66 PhD, president of Manchester College in northern Indiana, received an honorary degree from Martin University in Indianapolis.

Bob Rothenberg ’67 MAT (see Dana Cook Grossman ’73).

Larry Smith ’68 ScM (see Nancy Schuleen Helle ’55).

Bob Blackburn ’68 AM (see Mort Gilstein ’55).

Monica Schaefer Devens ’70 AM (see ’70).

Barrett Barnard ’70 MAT (see Justin Monti ’99).

Chris Kende ’70 AM (see ’70).

Ronn Edmundson ’72 AM writes: “My son, Jordan Alexander, turned two on Dec. 12. Having observed his positive impact on ladies young and old at heart, I have decided to write him a book on how to conduct himself with the fairer sex over his lifetime.”

Gerald Fetner ’73 PhD joined the Educational Broadcasting Corp. in New York City as director of foundation and government grants. He has published Immersed in Great Affairs: Allan Nevins and the Heroic Age of American History (State Univ. of New York).

John A. Gable ’72 PhD edited The Man in the Arena: Selected Speeches, Letters & Essays by Theodore Roosevelt. The book has been included in the Legacy Project’s books for the armed forces. The paperbacks are oblong and sized to fit into pockets so they can be carried in the field. Similar books were distributed in World War II. John is executive director of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.

Najwa Adra ’75 AM writes: “I have been involved with a literacy project in Yemen that teaches women to read and write using their own oral poetry as text. I’m very pleased to report that National Geographic’s Web site has featured the project.”

Micheline Nilsen ’75 AM received a PhD in art history from the Univ. of Delaware in January.

Luiz Valente ’83 PhD (see Nancy Schuleen Helle ’55).

Michael E. Morris ’84 ScM writes: “I’ve been in this corner of Southeast Asia for almost six years now. Although the past year has been really tough on both a professional and personal level, I’m optimistic that 2004 will see a turnaround.”

Jessan Dunn Otis ’85 AM married Albert R. Otis on Dec. 30, at the White Street Pier in Key West, Fla. She writes: “We sold darn near everything we owned, bought a motor home, and began journeying down the East Coast to Key West. We plan to drive through the South, then head for Alaska—and beyond. Al and I, along with our ten-year-old Sheltie, Sassy, would enjoy suggestions and recommendations about where to go and what to see, taste, touch, feel, smell, and hear as we continue our journey.”

Kathleen Myers ’86 PhD has published Neither Saints Nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Spanish American Women (Oxford). She was promoted to full professor at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Constantine Megaridis ’87 PhD, a professor at the University of Illinois–Chicago, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a member of the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Combustion Institute.

Carl Brownell ’89 MAT and his wife, Jeanine, announced the Nov. 6 birth of their first daughter, Amelia O’Nan Brownell.

Patricia Powell ’91 MFA recently had two novels released under Beacon Press’s Bluestreak imprint: A Small Gathering of Bones (with a new introduction by Thomas Glave ’98 MFA) and Me Dying Trial (with an introduction by Edwidge Danticat ’93 MFA). Patricia’s latest novel, The Good Life, is forthcoming.

Horacio D. Espinosa ’92 PhD, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Northwestern, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

James Thomas Stevens ’93 MFA has been awarded a Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society to research the Stockbridge Indian Community of Western Massachusetts for material for a long historical poem. Stevens is the author of Tokinish and Combing the Snakes from His Hair. He is professor of English and Native American studies at SUNY–Fredonia.

Bob Arellano ’94 MFA (see ’91).

Sara Lindheim ’95 PhD has published Mail and Female: Epistolary Narrative and Desire in Ovid’s Heroides (Wisconsin).

Kipp Bradford-Zeiler ’96 ScM (see Joanie Morris DiMicco ’95).

Ben Boer ’98 ScM (see Torri Still ’97).

Sarah Leavitt ’99 PhD has authored a new Web exhibit, “A Thin Blue Line: The History of the Pregnancy Test Kit,” at the National Institutes of Health history office.

Ai Ping Wendy Tan ’99 AM (see Leyla Goldsmith Leatherwood ’98).

Chrissy Woodward Dougherty ’00 ScM (see Jen Kay ’99 and Chrissy Wilt ’99).

Jonathan Segal ’02 AM (see Jonathan Grossberg ’02).

Mitzi Sales ’03 MAT (see ’00).

From the March / April 2004 Issue

William M. Peterson ’48 AM (see ’48).

James W. Hanner ’62 M.A.T (see ’58).

Jonathan Vaughan ’70 PhD, professor of psychology at Hamilton College, has been elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association for 2004.

Marcel Ausloos ’70 ScM writes: “I received a doctorate honoris causa from the Univ. of Houte-si-Plou on Feb. 8, 2003, for my work on econophysics.”

Ron Markoff ’71 AM (see ’71).

Morry Edwards ’73 MAT writes: “The newly expanded and revised second edition of my book Mind Body Cancer Wellness (Acorn) has been published. I will be presenting three poster abstracts at the first annual American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference.”

Robert G. Mair ’79 PhD (see ’72).

Janet Bickel ’76 AM has started her own business as a career development coach specializing in medical school faculty. She is the author of two books: Educating for Professionalism: Creating a Culture of Humanism in Medical Education (Univ. of Iowa Press) and Women in Medicine: Getting In, Growing and Advancing (Sage). For more information, visit

Marly Youmans ’76 AM has published her debut poetry collection, Claire (Louisiana State). Marly is the author of three novels: The Wolf Pit, winner of the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War fiction; Catherwood; and Little Jordan.

Lisa Rubin Neal ’81 ScM served as project manager for Plimoth Plantation’s online learning center. The center won the prestigious Massachusetts Interactive Media Council 2003 Education Award.

Warren Trepeta ’81 PhD (see ’73).

Kathryn Dunbar Gargiulo ’83 MAT writes that she completed a sabbatical from her position as English teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill. During her break, Kathryn completed her plus-thirty certification with a concentration in the teaching of reading. She also became a literacy volunteer for western Cook County, Ill.

Irvin Lustig ’83 ScM (see ’83).

Susan Keen ’86 AM (see ’84).

Jose Estabil ’88 ScM (see Pay Boylan Ong ’84).

Ernest E. Rothman ’88 PhD, an associate professor and chair of the mathematical sciences at Salve Regina Univ., has coauthored Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks (O’Reilly & Associates). Ernie also won first prize at the 2003 Newf Tide Annual Photo Contest. The winning photograph of his Newfoundland, Max, appeared on the front cover of Newf Tide Magazine in 2003. Ernie lives in Newport, R.I., with his wife, Kim. Ernie’s Web site is

Jeff Fiedler ’94 AM (see Charles “Chip” Giller ’93).

David Danaher ’95 PhD (see Christopher Ott ’93).

Stacia Chmura Furtado ’01 ScM (see Jennifer DeLucia ’95).

Dan Filler ’02 MAT (see Stephen Filler ’69).

J.T. Park ’03 PhD (see ’88).

From the January / February 2004 Issue

Rowena Bellows ’33 A.M. (see Anita Bellows Rogowski ’31).

Dick Cook ’48 A.M. (see Bernie Bell ’42).

Atle Gjelsvik ’62 Ph.D. (see Carol Canner Gjelsvik ’59, Annie Gjelsvik ’91).

Nathalie Coulter Grabar ’63 A.M. writes: “I have wonderful memories of a small graduate school, where all members of all departments knew each other and enjoyed it. Thanks to the alumni directory, I found classmates and friends gathered all around the world.”

John Howard ’65 M.A.T. (see ’59).

Kenneth Barkin ’65 Ph.D. writes: “After thirteen years of editing Central European History, I have stepped down as editor.”

David Nicholas ’67 Ph.D. was awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Guggenheim fellowship will help fund David’s research on regional identities in Germanic Europe between 1270 and 1500.

Ruth Meyer ’68 A.M. was named senior curator at the Carl Solway Gallery. She will be responsible for exhibition research, organization, and documentation, and sales. Ruth has taught art history at the Univ. of Cincinnati and teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Thomas Ryder Park ’68 Ph.D. continues to own and operate the Adirondack Center in St. Johnsville, N.Y., an experimental learning center for disadvantaged youth. Thom and Susan reside in Tallahassee, Fla.

Walter Liedtke ’69 A.M. writes: “I have been the curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since 1980. Since organizing “Vermeer and the Delft School,” at the Met and at the National Gallery, London, in 2001, I have been writing the first catalog of all the Met’s Dutch paintings.”

Bakul Kamani ’71 Sc.M. writes that after twenty years he is still in the office supplies business. “My son, Amit, has joined me in the business. My daughter, Anjali, is in Philadelphia working as a supervisor with Blue Cross/Blue Shield.”

Judith Wolder Rosenthal ’71 Ph.D. (see ’67).

Isabelle de Courtivron ’73 Ph.D. has edited two books, Beyond French Feminisms: Debates on Women, Culture and Society in Contemporary France and Livres in Translation: Bilingual Writers on Identity and Creativity.

Grace Farrell ’73 Ph.D. was named a finalist in the biography and memoir category of the Connecticut Book Awards for her book, Lillie Devereux Blake: Retracing a Life Erased (UMass Press). The awards, which are the Connecticut Center for the Book’s tribute to the state’s literary notables, were held in the atrium of Hartford’s City Hall.

Randolph Steinen ’73 Ph.D. (see ’62).

Ira L. Strauber ’73 Ph.D., professor of political science at Grinnell College, won the American Political Science Association’s C. Herman Pritchett Award for his book Neglected Policies: Constitutional Law and Legal Commentary as Civic Education.

Greg Exarhos ’74 Ph.D. has been named a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society. He is being recognized for his fundamental studies of charge transport phenomena in dielectric films and the use of spectroscopic methods to relate resident structure and chemistry to film properties.

Travis Hedrick ’74 Ph.D. writes that he is now professor emeritus of health management at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. He was a member of the health administration faculty for twenty-five years, and chairman for fifteen.

Rita Duarte Marinho ’79 Ph.D., also known as Rita Moniz, is dean of liberal arts at Towson University.

Michael Timberlake ’79 Ph.D. writes: “I moved to Utah in 2000. The mountains are great; the city is interesting. I’m currently chair and professor in the sociology department at the University of Utah.”

Anna Bobiak Nagurney ’80 Ph.D. (see ’77).

Anne Castleton ’86 A.M. writes that she manages internal communication for F. Hoffman La Roche in Basel, Switzerland. Anne’s four children are all grown and independent, and she is enjoying exploring Europe, although she says she does not enjoy having to explain the behavior of the Bush administration.

Geoffrey Landis ’88 Ph.D. was awarded the Hugo Award for his story “Falling onto Mars,” which was named the best short story of 2002 at the recent World Science Fiction Convention in Toronto. This is Landis’s second Hugo award. He also won in 1992.

Jay W. Bonner IV ’84 A.M. reviews books regularly for Oyster Bay Review and Asheville Poetry Review. A review of C.D. Wright’s Steal Away is forthcoming in the next issue of Asheville Poetry Review. He continues to teach writing and literature at Asheville School.

Jeffrey Lesser ’84 A.M. (see ’82).

Selena Maranjian ’86 M.A.T. (see ’84).

Makhosazana Matshitse ’90 M.A.T. (see ’89).

John Mustard ’90 Ph.D. (see Cameron Mustard ’75).

Peter Gizzi ’91 M.F.A. has published a new book of poems, Some Values of Landscape and Weather (Wesleyan).

Steven Hales ’92 Ph.D. (see Susan Hay Hales ’85).

Timothy D. Malefyt ’97 Ph.D. is the new director of cultural discoveries at BBDO Advertising in New York City and has published Advertising Cultures (Berg). A former dancer with Joffrey Ballet, Timothy taught ballet at Brown, received a Fulbright scholarship to study flamenco in Spain, and earned his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. In his current position, he is often quoted in the New York Times, Business Week, and Rolling Stone.

Linda Reinen ’93 Ph.D., an associate professor of geology at Pomona College, won the Geological Society of America’s 2003 Biggs Award for Excellence in Geoscience Education.

John Robinson ’95 M.F.A. has published The Sapphire Sea (William Morrow).

Frank McLellan ’96 Ph.D. (see Scott Paley ’95).

Hanya Sheshtawy Sustache ’97, ’01 M.A.T. (see Gilberto Sustache ’96).

Monica J. Maurer ’98 Sc.M. announces the Oct. 27 birth of her son Lucas Kian George, at Princesse Grasse Hospital in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

David Fryer ’99 Ph.D. (see Terry Lubin ’98).

Jenifer Allsworth ’01 Ph.D. (see Annie Gjelsvik ’91).

Dina Silvaggio ’02 A.M. writes that she is teaching fifth grade E.S.L. at Asa Messer Elementary School in Providence.

Sarah Berman ’03 A.M. and Mike Panich ’03 Sc.M. (see Meagan McKenney Gillette ’02).

Sherry Weitzen ’03 Ph.D. (see Annie Gjelsvik ’91).

From the November / December 2003 Issue

Yung Hsuan Chou ’54 A.M. and Don Breslow ’57 Sc.M. (see Marshall Cohen ’54).

Jim Carroll ’57 Sc.M. (see Maxwell Howell ’51).

Elaine Richard Pastore ’58 A.M. (see Marshall Cohen ’54).

David Nicholas ’67 Ph.D., professor of history at Clemson, has been named a 2003 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow. He will use the fellowship to complete research on a book, The Northern Lands: Germanic Europe, c. 1270–1500.

Martha Cornog ’68 A.M. (see ’66).

Lynn A. DeNoia ’80 Ph.D. (see ’68).

Patricia Howell Geyer ’80 A.M. (see Maxwell Howell ’51).

Lourdes Morales-Gudmundsson ’81 Ph.D. writes: “I finished a five-year stint with my husband, Reynir Gudmundsson, at the Universidad Adventista de las Antillas, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and subsequently joined the Spanish faculty at the Univ. of Connecticut, Stamford, where I worked for eleven years, receiving tenure. In 1996, I accepted a position as full professor at La Sierra Univ., Riverside, Calif., to be close to my elderly parents. I chair the Department of Modern Languages and keep busy teaching, writing, and setting up tutoring centers for at-risk Latino children in the area.”

Joel Scheraga ’81 Ph.D. (see ’76).

Andrew Douglas ’82 Ph.D., the associate dean for academic affairs in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins, has been appointed to serve as interim dean of engineering.

Ian Taplin ’86 Ph.D. married Cindy Kelly in June 2003. They outdoor wedding ceremony took place in Hawaii. Ian and Cindy live in North Carolina, where Ian is a professor of sociology at Wake Forest Univ.

Jack Praschnik ’89 A.M. has joined Radian Asset Assurance Inc. as senior vice president of global strategies.

Eileen Angelini ’93 Ph.D. writes: “In October 2002 I finished my thirty-seven-minute documentary, La France Divisée/France Divided. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the project took three years. My codirector, Barbara P. Barnett, and I are now fund-raising again so we can give the film free of charge to as many interested secondary and post-secondary teachers as possible, as well as create a Web site. The film is now also being entered in several national and international film festivals.”

Allison Smith-Estelle ’94 A.M. (see Craig Burns ’93 and Arielle D. Stanford ’93).

Phil Blair ’95 M.A.T. (see Craig Burns ’93).

David Primo ’98 A.M. (see Bonnie Meguid ’95).

Alva Rogers ’98 M.F.A. writes that she is the Theater Communications Group/NEA Playwright-in-Residence at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, where she is working on a commissioned play. She received a Rockefeller Multi-Arts Production Grant that was used to produce her play, the doll plays, at Atlanta’s Actors Express Theater. The play was directed by Peter Dubois ’97, artistic director of Perseverance Theater in Alaska. Alva’s collection of three short plays, belly, three shorts, was produced by New Georges at the Off-Off Broadway theater Here, in SoHo. It opened in September and ran through the first week of October.

Tad Heuer ’99, ’99 A.M. (see Lisa Cole ’99).

Sandi Pike ’00 Sc.M. (see ’99).

Dale Bertrand ’02 Sc.M. (see Mariah Sieber ’99).

From the May / June 2003 Issue

Ruth Manter Lind ’42 A.M. (see ’39).

Anne Maven Young ’48 Sc.M. (see ’44).

Donald D. Hook ’61 Ph.D. writes: “I have continued to write in the fields of linguistics, theolinguistics, history, and religion since my retirement from Trinity College in 1994. Some books include Switching Churches: A Layman’s Guide to a New Commitment and Psychograms of Sickness and Death: A Partial Autobiography. Another, Back Then—Those Were the Days: Recollections of a Boy Growing Up During the Great Depression, is due out soon.”

Wanni Wibulswasdi Anderson ’62 A.M. writes: “Thai Brown’s alumni classes, spanning forty-four years of Thai students and families studying at Brown, gathered at the Bangkok home of Pornchai Suchitta ’83 Ph.D. this January. Present were Supawan Lamsam Panyarachun ’77, Sudhana Napombejra ’81, Supaprat Panyarachun ’05, and me. Also joining the group was Douglas D. Anderson ’62 A.M.”

Victoria Santopietro Lederberg ’66 Ph.D. (see Sarah Lederberg Stone ’88).

Bob Rothenberg ’67 M.A.T. (see Susan Hsia ’97).

Charlotte Downey ’71 A.M., ’78 Ph.D., is editor of the series American Linguistics 1700-1900 and is now preparing the 44th volume.

Ted Clarke ’75 M.A.T. (see ’74).

Everett C. Goodwin ’79 Ph.D. has published Down by the Riverside: A Brief History of Baptist Faith (Judson Press, 2002). The volume joins two others by Goodwin, The New Hiscox Guide for Baptist Churches (Judson Press, 1995) and Baptists in the Balance: The Tension Between Freedom and Responsibility (Judson Press, 1997). Goodwin is senior minister of the Scarsdale Community Baptist Church in Scarsdale, N.Y., and formerly senior minister of the historic First Baptist Church of Washington, D.C.

Steven Ruby ’76 M.A.T. writes: “After three years of teaching and twenty-two in sales management for such media outlets as Comcast Cable and Cumulus Media, I opened my own ad agency last May. My wife, Linda, and I have been married almost twenty-four years. We have two sons, Ben, 22, and Jake, 20.”

Sally K. Ward ’77 Ph. D. writes: “I am the very happy recipient of the 2003 Lindberg Award for Outstanding Teacher-Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire.”

Tony Keats ’78 A.M. (see ’77).

Bob Mander ’95 Sc.M. (see Mary Ann Campo ’92).

Lisa Kusel ’88 A.M. and her husband, Victor Prussack, announce the Feb. 23, 2002, birth of their daughter, Loy. Lisa and Victor moved to the Sierra foothills in northern California a few years ago and restored an 1871 miner’s cabin. Lisa’s collection of interconnected stories, Other Fish in the Sea (Hyperion), will be published in the fall.

Ben Felzer ’96 Ph.D. (see Dena Hyman ’93).

Valerie Orlando ’96 Ph.D. has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. She joined the faculty in 1999.

Wendy Webber Nelson ’98 Ph.D. (see ’93).

From the March / April 2003 Issue

William M. Peterson ’48 A.M. (see ’48).

Robert Burlingame ’54 Ph.D. has published four poems in Texas in Poetry 2 (Texas Christian University Press). His poem “Some Recognition of the Joshua Lizard” earned a Pushcart Prize.

Alan M. Levine ’70 A.M. (see ’70).

Denny Arar ’71 A.M. (see ’70).

Paul Burke ’72 A.M. (see ’70).

Bernard Mendillo ’73 A.M. (see ’70).

Randolph Steinen ’73 Ph.D. (see ’62).

Michael R. Hoffmann ’74 Ph.D., the James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science at the California Institute of Technology, was appointed dean of graduate studies effective July 2002.

Barbara Keiler ’76 A.M. reports that Publishers Weekly named her novel, Love in Bloom’s, one of the eight best mass-market books of last year. Love in Bloom’s, which was written under the pen name Judith Arnold, is a romantic comedy about a family-owned kosher-style deli on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Barbara lives near Boston with her husband, Ted Fedynyshyn ’80 Ph.D., and their two sons.

Janis Clearfield Bell ’83 Ph.D. writes: “I have coauthored with Thomas Willette Art History in the Age of Bellori: Scholarship and Cultural Politics in Seventeenth-Century Rome (Cambridge University Press). I also announce my graduation as a naturopathic medical doctor from the Southern College of Naturopathic Medicine.”

Renee Rose Shield ’84 Ph.D. (see Elaine Berlinsky Fain ’70).

Gerry Crinnin ’87 A.M. has published four poems in the latest Modern American Poetry anthology. An associate professor of English at Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College, Gerry is the youngest poet included in the collection.

From the November / December 2002 Issue

Anne Milbouer Nelson '66 M.A.T. (see Robert N. Nelson '63).

William Sternfeld '69 M.M.S. (see '67).

John Sapinsley '70 A.M. (see Bernard Bell '42).

Rich Muratori '73 Sc.M. (see Matthew Medeiros '67).

Graciela Blanchet '80 Ph.D. was a featured scientist on the DuPont Global Web site this summer. The article described her work on using laser ablation to print on bendable surfaces, a technology that could lead to inexpensive printing on flexible plastics. Graciela has worked at DuPont for nineteen years.

Joel D. Scheraga '81 Ph.D. (see '76).

Anna Bobiak Nagurney '83 Ph.D. (see '77).

Don DePalma '86 Ph.D. has published Business Without Borders: A Strategic Guide to Global Marketing. He is an industry analyst and corporate strategist. He lives in Chelmsford, Mass., with his wife, Karen McGayhey '79 Sc.M., and their two children.

Lad Nagurney '86 Ph.D. (see Anna Bobiak Nagurney '77).

Alan Cienki '88 Ph.D. writes: "I will be on a sabbatical from Emory University for the academic year 2002-03 and will be a visiting scholar in the English depart-ment at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam."

Ernest E. Rothman '88 Ph.D. has coauthored Mac OS X for UNIX Developers (O'Reilly). He chairs the mathematical sciences department at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I.

Richard Kogut '90 Sc.M (see '69).

Keith Greenbaum '93 Ph.D. (see Meg van Achterberg '93).

Elysabeth Bidwell Ray '93 M.A.T. (see '92).

Katherine Hagedorn '95 Ph.D., an associate professor of music at Pomona College, was elected a 2002 Wig Distinguished Professor by the college's junior and senior classes. The award recognizes exceptional teaching, outstanding research, and service to the college and community.

Alisa Sokol '00 A.M. (see Jennie Wolff '99).

Andrew Frishman '02 M.A.T. married Leigh Needleman in Mystic, Conn., on June 21. Andrew is the son of Kay Berthold '65.

From the September / October 2002 Issue

Homer Smith '33 Ph.D. and Pat Hogan Shea '35 A.M. (see Hank Vandersip '56).

Ruth Manter Lind '42 A.M. (see Peg Porter Dolan '39).

Annette Aaronian Baronian '43 A.M. (see Martha Wicks Bellisle '36).

Peg Porter Dolan '43 A.M. (see '39).

Allen Goldman '53 Sc.M. (see Charles A. Andrews Jr. '51).

Homer Smith '53 Ph.D. (see Hank Vandersip '56).

Donald Baker '55 Ph.D. (see '44).

Christine Holmberg Freiberger '59 M.A.T. and Ann Nelson '59 M.A.T. (see Hank Vandersip '56).

Norm Sprinthall '59 A.M. (see Marshall Cohen '54).

Teresa Gagnon Mellone '62 A.M. (see Peg Porter Dolan '39).

John Worsley '63 M.A.T. and Charlotte Lowney Tomas '65 A.M. (see Hank Vandersip '56).

Margaret "Ricky" Rickett Cranmer '67 M.A.T. (see Peg Porter Dolan '39).

Lewis Kamm '71 Ph.D. writes that he has been chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as a panelist responsible for evaluating proposals to the NEH Division of Education. He has previously been selected five times as a seminar director in the NEH Program of Summer Seminars for School Teachers, and was recently appointed associate editor of Academic Exchange Quarterly, an interdisciplinary journal devoted to theoretical and practical applications of teaching across disciplines. He is a professor of French literature and computer science at UMass Dartmouth.

John Keedy '72 M.A.T. (see '66).

Andrea Libresco '82 M.A.T. writes: "I've changed jobs, though I'm still in the field of education. I'm now an assistant professor in the department of curriculum and teaching at Hofstra University, instructing teachers and prospective teachers on how to teach social studies."

Kingston Heath '85 Ph.D. has received the Vernacular Architecture Forum's Abbott Lowell Cummings Award for his book The Patina of Place: The Cultural Weathering of a New England Industrial Landscape. A professor of architecture at UNC Charlotte, Kingston writes that he spent a decade researching and writing about the transformation of New Bedford, Mass., from a whaling center to one of America's leading textile cities and about the effects of that transformation on the local architecture.

Joseph M. Proietta '92 M.F.A. received a law degree from Roger Williams University's Ralph R. Papitto School of Law in May. Joseph clerked for the District Court for the District of Rhode Island in Providence.

John P. Ranieri '94 Ph.D. has been named vice president of DuPont's bio-based materials business. He will be responsible for the rapid and sustainable growth of a broad portfolio of bio-based technologies. John was previously vice president and managing director of the biomaterials and cardiovascular businesses at Aortech, a medical device company.

Edward Beiser '95 A.M. (see Karen Wachtel '96).

Atul Butte '95 M.M.S. (see '91).

Christos Triantafillidis '95 Sc.M. (see Pavlos C. Krenteras '97).

Jacob Appel '96 A.M. (see Matthew Holzer '96 and Karen Wachtel '96).

Brian Lucena '98 Sc.M. (see Karen Wachtel '96).

Rose Weaver Lamountain '00 M.F.A. was awarded an independent research grant from the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities. She will use the grant to investigate midlife changes in Rhode Island women.

Govind Menon '01 Ph.D. (see Karen Wachtel '96).

Josue Ramirez '02 Ph.D. (see '87).

Lauren Vigliotti Wincze '02 Sc.M. has joined the Massachusetts office of Woodard & Curran, an environmental consulting firm, as a scientist. For her master's thesis, she used chemistry to analyze sediment samples to evaluate climate changes in the Arabian Sea.

From the July / August 2002 Issue

Woodrow E. Johnson '42 Ph.D. (see Charlotte Gallup Cox '42).

David B. Walker '56 Ph.D. writes that he is retiring this year from the University of Connecticut. The second edition of his book, Rebirth of Federalism, came out in 2000.

Harriette Rinaldi '68 M.A.T. writes: "I'm retired from the Central Intelligence Agency after years as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service and Senior Executive Service. I'm currently training U.S. Army Special Forces Units at bases around the country. I completed a nonfiction book on African Americans at the battle of Gettysburg."

Walter Liedtke '69 A.M. writes: "I've been curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for twenty-one years. Recent projects include the exhibition "Vermeer and the Delft School," which came with a 640-page catalog and had the highest attendance of any art museum exhibition in 2001 (555,000 in New York). My related book, A View of Delft: Vermeer and His Contemporaries, was published in 2001. I am currently cataloging the museum's permanent collection of 260 Dutch paintings. In 1993, I was knighted by the King of Belgium for my contributions to the study of Flemish art."

Jay Moskowitz '69 Ph.D. has been named associate vice president for health sciences research at Penn State University and vice dean for research at its College of Medicine.

Paul Laurenza '71 A.M. writes that he has joined the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm of Dykema Gossett.

Sam Woolford '74 Sc.M. (see Dana Frank '73).

Caroline Bieler Brettell '78 Ph.D. received a National Science Foundation grant for a three-year project, "Immigrants, Rights, and Incorporation in a Suburban Metropolis." Caroline is the 2001–∞02 president of the faculty senate at Southern Methodist University.

Ian Thompson '79 Ph.D. (see Marjorie Drucker Thompson '74).

Marjorie Drucker Thompson '79 Ph.D. (see '74).

Stephen Siegel '85 Ph.D. has been elected incoming board president of the Brown University Entrepreneurship Program. His term will last until July 2004. For more information visit

Eun Mee Kim '87 Ph.D. writes that she returned to Korea in 1997 after teaching at the University of Southern California for eleven years. She teaches in the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Women's University in Seoul. She is also the dean of the International Education Institute, which is in charge of international coed exchange programs at Ewha.

Harry J. Dowsett '88 Ph.D. writes: "In January I started a detail as associate director of the Paleoclimate Program at the National Science Foundation. Betty, Jonathan, 14, Matthew, 12, Harry, 9, and Morgan, 3, are fine."

Lee Anne Sylva Nugent '88 Sc.M. (see '86).

Linda M. Grasso '93 Ph.D. has published The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women's Literature in America, 1820–±1860 (University of North Carolina Press).

Maureen Adams '94 M.F.A. writes: "I live in San Diego with my husband and 19-month-old daughter, Emma."

Wilson Hago '94 Ph.D. (see Cynthia Saenz '93).

Tracy D. Sharpley-Whiting '94 Ph.D. was recently granted tenure at Hamilton College. She is a professor of Africana studies.

David J. Howard '95 Ph.D. (see Peter B. Howard '58).

Lisa Buttner '96 A.M. (see Laura Flores '90).

Bessie Dernikos '98 A.M. (see Jeff Pickering '97).

Carrie Chorba Fross '98 Ph.D. writes: "I am teaching Spanish at Claremont McKenna. Last September my husband, Brad, and I welcomed Olivia Marie into the world."

Lawrence H. Price '98 A.M. has been appointed editor of the Brown University Psychopharmacology Update. Lawrence is professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown and an attending psychiatrist, clinical director, and director of research at Butler Hospital in Providence.

Jeff Pickering '99 Sc.M. (see '97).

From the May / June 2002 Issue

Ernest Hofer '47 A.M. (see '46).

Ed Clarke '51 Ph.D. (see '46).

Raymond G. Bayer '59 Sc.M. has published his third book on tribology, Wear Analysis for Engineers (HNB Publishing).

Arthur Levin '62 A.M. (see '59).

Madeline Ehrman '65 A.M. (see '64).

Peter DeFilippis '66 A.M. retired in June 2001 after thirty-five years at Bethlehem Catholic High School.

Mary McLaren Quadrini '68 M.A.T. married John Quadrini in August in Saunderstown, R.I. Mary is the chair of the mathematics department for the East Greenwich (R.I.) School District. John is an engineer with Electric Boat, a division of General Dynamics.

L. Robert "Larry" Smith '68 Sc.M. writes that he chairs the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors Committee, which administers all the professional engineering exams offered nationally. In addition, he is in his twenty-second year as president of Waterman Engineering Company, the oldest engineering firm in Rhode Island.

David Chase '69 A.M. (see Katherine Chase '97).

Christopher Kende '70 A.M. (see '70). Beth A. Bower '75 A.M. guest-curated an exhibition of archival materials belonging to the late Massachusetts Rep. Joe Moakley at Suffolk University Law School. The exhibition ran from January through April.

Carol Shuchman '80 A.M. writes: "I joined Columbia as director of commercial leasing and development, overseeing the management and leasing of the university's retail office space. I had previously managed retail leasing at the mall at the World Trade Center, after 18 years with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Though I survived the collapse of the World Trade Center, I lost close friends and colleagues in the disaster. Thanks to my friends and colleagues who wrote or called to make sure that I was okay. My husband, Kendall Christiansen, and I live in Brooklyn, with our children Benjamin, 13, Rachel, 11, and Noah, 7."

George V. Reilly '91 Sc.M. writes that he married Emma Bartholomew on May 5, 2000, in Seattle. Peter Granger '92 Sc.M. was the best man. George rejoined Microsoft in 1997 after a four-year hiatus. He has co-authored two computer books. For more information, visit

Simon Tiller '92 A.M. (see '91).

James Stevens '93 M.F.A. writes that he was awarded the Whiting Writer's Award in 2000. His new book of poetry, Combing the Snakes from His Hair, was released in March from Michigan State University Press.

Daniel Cavicchi '96 Ph.D. writes: "I was appointed assistant professor of American studies in the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at Rhode Island School of Design, beginning September 2002. I have been teaching at RISD as an adjunct professor since 1996. Also, a reprint of a book I coedited with Susan D. Crafts and Charles Keil in 1993, called My Music: Explorations of Music in Daily Life (Wesleyan University Press), will be released this spring."

Barry Miller '98 A.M. (see Lee Khan '97).

Dan O'Brien '99 M.F.A. published An Irish Play (Dramatic Publishing Inc.) in January. The play was awarded the Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award through the Kennedy Center and was previously produced at Brown.

Andrey Vertikov '99 Ph.D. and Maria Petukhova '00 Ph.D. announce the Nov. 21 birth of Katerina.

From the November / December 2000 Issue

Joseph N. Gayles ’63 Ph.D. received an honorary degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. The degree recognizes the “key contributions made to the medical school in its early development and founding by Dr. Gayles and his colleagues in 1971–75 and thereafter.”

Bud Brooks ’65 M.A.T. (see George Caffrey ’56).

Jack Ryalls ’84 Ph.D. and Susan Behrens ’86 Ph.D. have published the textbook Introduction to Speech Science: From Basic Theories to Clinical Applications (Allyn and Bacon). Jack is an associate professor in the communicative disorders department at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Susan is an associate professor in the communication science and disorders department at Marymount Manhattan College. Both were research assistants for Brown President Sheila Blumstein, who also worked with them on their theses. “We are certain that Brown is in excellent hands and we congratulate our mentor,” they write.

Elizabeth Searle ’88 A.M. writes that her third book, Celebrities in Disgrace, a novella and story collection, will be published in the spring by Graywolf Press. Her first book, My Body to You, won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. Her second book, the novel A Four-Sided Bed, was a finalist for the American Library Association GLBT Book Award. She lives in Arlington, Mass., with her husband, John Hodgkinson, a principal software developer at Intuit, and their son, Will, 2.

Elizabeth Georgiopoulos Bradley ’89 A.M. is an art historian who has launched, a new on-line art gallery. The site showcases emerging and established artists who live and work in New England.

Reva Stern ’89 A.M. (see Karen Stern Hammarstrom ’88).

George V. Reilly ’91 Sc.M., of Seattle, writes: “I married Emma Bartholomew in May. Peter Granger ’92 Sc.M. was the best man. In 1997, after a four-year hiatus, I went back to Microsoft, where I now lead the Internet information services performance team.”

Nomi Eve ’93 M.F.A. published her first novel, The Family Orchard (Knopf), in October.

Danielle Ford ’93 Sc.M., of Newark, Del., received the annual Outstanding Dissertation award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. She is an assistant professor of education at the University of Delaware. Her dissertation, completed at the University of Michigan, involved research on innovative ways to use textbooks as a supplement to hands-on experimentation in teaching elementary-school science.

Eurydice Kamvisseli ’93 M.F.A., of Miami Beach, announces the birth of her daughter, Photini. The author of Satyricon U.S.A. (Scribner), Eurydice writes a monthly column for Gear magazine.

Howie Rigberg ’94 M.A.T. (see Julie Kim ’93).

From the September / October 2000 Issue

Rose Whelan Sedgewick ’29 Ph.D. (see ’25).

Christine Holmberg Freiberger ’59 M.A.T. (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

Teresa Gagnon Mellone ’62 A.M. (see Margaret Porter Dolan ’39 and Hank Vandersip ’56).

William G. Shade ’62 M.A.T. (see ’61).

Nicoletta Barbarito Alegi ’63 A.M. (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

John Worsley ’63 M.A.T. (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

Robert L. Park ’64 Ph.D., of Adelphi, Md., authored Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud (Oxford University Press). He is a professor of physics and former physics department chair at the University of Maryland. He also directs the Washington, D.C., office of the American Physical Society.

Stephen G. Bishop ’65 Ph.D., a professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the microelectronics lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was reelected in May to the Gettysburg College board of trustees. Before working at the University of Illinois, Stephen spent twenty-three years at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., during which time he was awarded six patents. He also did research at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, and the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in England. He and his wife, Helene, live in Champaign.

Kenneth M. Pruitt ’65 Ph.D. writes that he retired from the University of Alabama at Birmingham on April 3, after more than thirty-five years on the faculty. He was professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics and state project director for the National Science Foundation’s experimental program to stimulate competitive research. He was named professor emeritus.

Charlotte Lowney Tomas ’65 A.M. (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

Alan Sondheim ’69 A.M. (see ’64).

Barret Barnard ’70 M.A.T. (see Hank Vandersip ’56).

Phillip J. Campana ’70 Ph.D. writes that he was appointed to the editorial board of Die Unterrichtspraxis, the pedagogical journal of the American Association of Teachers of German. Philip has been chairman of the department of foreign languages at Tennessee Technological University for thirty years. He is also the only original member still serving on the board of the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute.

Jonathan Vaughan ’70 Ph.D., professor of psychology at Hamilton College, was appointed editor of Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers. The journal, which is part of Psychonomic Society Publications, focuses on computer technology in psychological research and software developments in the field.

Naomi Das Neufeld ’71 M.M.Sc. (see ’69).

Ken Kobré ’71 A.M. authored Photojournalism: The Professional’s Approach, the 20th anniversary edition of the photojournalism textbook. He directs the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University. His home page is

Caroline King Hall ’73 Ph.D. (see York A. King Jr. ’34).

Bernice Forrest Guillaume ’74 A.M. began her new job as assistant vice chancellor for academic and multicultural affairs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on July 1. She was also named associate professor of history. Bernice, an expert in African American and Native American cultures, previously chaired the department of social sciences at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.

C. Robert Phillips III ’74 Ph.D., of Bethlehem, Pa., has been on the Lehigh University faculty for twenty-five years. A professor of classics and ancient history, he specializes in the history of the Roman Empire, Greco-Roman religion, and classical scholarship. He also has a strong interest in the sociology of knowledge and literature. He is finishing a book on Roman religion. At Lehigh, he has taught Greek, Latin, classical civilization, and ancient religion. He has also served as chair of the department of classics and director of the College Scholars Program. He recently taught Roman religion at Universitaet Erfurt in Germany.

John Seater ’75 Ph.D. and Susan Harris Seater ’78 Ph.D. (see John Seater ’69).

Caroline Preston ’79 A.M. published her second novel, Lucy Crocker 2.0 (Scribner). Her first novel, Jackie by Josie, was named a New York Times notable book of the year. Caroline lives near Boston with her husband, Christopher Tilighman, and their three sons.

Alice Goldberg Lemos ’81 Ph.D. writes that she is the Republican candidate in the 37th assembly district of Queens in New York City. Her son, Jesse, is in second grade. On weekends she volunteers for Rick Lazio’s U.S. Senate campaign.

Jeffrey Lesser ’84 A.M. (see ’82).

Amy Kuntz Maxwell ’87 Sc.M. (see Allegra Hosford Scheirer ’95).

Kang Sun ’88 Ph.D. writes that he was appointed vice president of new ventures and technology at Honeywell International in Morristown, N.J.

Jian Lin ’89 Ph.D. (see Allegra Hosford Scheirer ’95).

John Saillant ’89 Ph.D. (see (Glenn Hendler ’84).

Rachel Harding ’90 M.F.A. (see ’86).

Eric Golin ’91 Ph.D. (see Sanford Golin ’51).

Patricia Kollander ’91 Ph.D., of Boca Raton, Fla., writes that she and her husband, Bruce Fuller (Purdue ’85), have been busy raising their children: Marcus, born in 1997, and Julia, born in December 1998. Patricia was awarded a sabbatical from Florida Atlantic University to write her second book on the life of a native German who fought in Patton’s Third Army in World War II.

Chris Shin Yin ’92 M.A.T. (see Clifford Yin ’91)

Eurydice Kamvisseli ’93 M.F.A. writes that she has published the nonfiction book Satyricon USA. The Brown community is mentioned in the introduction.

Anthony Arnove ’98 Ph.D. writes that he edited and contributed to Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War (Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press; London: Pluto Press).

James Conder ’98 Sc.M. (see Allegra Hosford Scheirer ’95).

Nancy Eichenlaub ’98 Sc.M. (see Jane Fronek ’97).

Aileen Yingst ’98 Ph.D. (see Allegra Hosford Scheirer ’95).

Jane Fronek ’99 A.M. (see ’97).

From the July / August 2000 Issue

Daniel Schwarz ’68 Ph.D. writes: "I am a professor of English at Cornell, where I have taught since 1968. My most recent book, Imagining the Holocaust, is about how the Holocaust has been rendered in diaries, memoirs, novels, fables, and cartoons. I discuss the first-person reminiscences in Wiesel’s Night, Levi’s Survival at Auschwitz, and The Dairy of Anne Frank; searingly realistic fictions such as Hersey’s The Wall, Kosinski’s The Painted Bird, and Borowski’s This Way for the Gas Chamber, Ladies and Gentlemen. In later chapters I explore diverse fictions and discuss the mythopoeic vision of Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just, the psychoanalytic complexity of Styron’s Sophie’s Choice, the illuminating distortions of Epstein’s King of the Jews, the kafkaesque parables of Appelfeld, and the fantastic cartoons of Spiegelman’s Maus. I also include two works of fictions that have most shaped the popular response to the Holocaust as major films: Gerald Green’s The Holocaust, derived from his popular teledrama of the same name; and Keneally’s Schindler’s List. I have been awarded Cornell’s most prestigious teaching honor: a lifetime designation as a Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow." To learn more, go to

Elaine Ostrach Chaika ’72 Ph.D., professor of linguistics at Providence College, had her fifth book, Linguistics, Pragmatics, and Psychotherapy, published by Whurr Publishers of London and Philadelphia. Besides teaching, she is director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Providence College.

Hon Fong Louie Mark ’74 Ph.D. (see ’69).

Roger Mark ’76 Ph.D. (see Yvonne Mark ’92).

Charlotte Downey ’78 P.h.D., of Cumberland, R.I., writes: "I have completed the thirty-ninth book of my series American Linguistics 1700-1900 and am now working on the fortieth."

Doug Cumming ’80 A.M. writes that this summer he will start an accelerated Ph.D. program in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, sponsored by a Freedom Forum fellowship. The Freedom Forum, the foundation of the Gannett newspaper group, created this program at U.N.C. six years ago to give seasoned journalists the academic credentials needed for maximum impact in America’s journalism schools. Doug covers education for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he has worked since 1990. He and his family will live in Chapel Hill for the next two and a half years. Doug served on the BAM board of editors from 1990 to 1996.

Amy Mandelker ’82 Ph.D. coedited Pilgrim Souls: An Anthology of Spiritual Autobiography (Simon and Schuster, 1999). She also edited Bakhtin in Contexts: Across the Disciplines (Northwestern University Press, 1985). She is associate professor of comparative literature at the graduate center of the City University of New York. She lives in Princeton, N.J., with her son, Nicholas.

Duncan MacFarlane ’85 Sc.M. (see ’84).

Harry Williams ’88 Ph.D. will participate in this year’s Fulbright German studies seminar called "History and Memory: Jewish Past and Present in Germany," to be held in June and July in Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt, and Munich. Harry is an associate professor of history at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

Edmond J. Nadler ’85 Ph.D. writes: "After five years living in Israel, my family and I returned to the United States in the summer of 1999. We live in Ann Arbor, Mich., and I develop CAD software for Autodesk, Inc."

Peter Watkins ’86 A.M. (see Peter DeChiara ’84).

Geoffrey A. Landis ’88 Ph.D. writes: "My first science fiction novel, Mars Crossing, is scheduled to be released in hardcover by Tor Books in December. In ‘real life’ I continue to be a scientist at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, and I also work on various space projects with the NASA Glenn Research Center. I am principal investigator of the DART (Dust Accumulation and Removal Test) experiment on the Mars Surveyor Lander, which has been delayed until at least 2003." To learn more, go to

Stephen Vincent ’91 Ph.D. has published Southern Seed, Northern Soil (Indiana University Press). The book is about the history of the Beech and Roberts settlements, which were two African-American and mixed-race farming communities that formed on the Indiana frontier in the 1830s. Stephen is an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.

Tom Oller ’93 Ph.D. writes that he is a senior fellow at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions, where he researches Mongolian religions (mainly Buddhism and shamanism). He has visited Mongolia four times to conduct fieldwork. He also teaches religion and philosophy at Emmanuel College. He and his wife live in Stow, Mass.

Michael Brandstein ’95 Ph.D. (see Rube Weiner ’59).

Patricia Christian ’95 Ph.D. received the Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award for leadership at the annual women’s studies luncheon in April at Canisius College in Buffalo. Patricia is chair of the school’s sociology and anthropology department. She joined the faculty in 1990 as an assistant professor and formerly served as director of women’s studies.

Thomas Glave ’98 M.F.A. has published Whose Song? And Other Stories (City Lights Books). He is an assistant professor of English at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Glave won an O.Henry Award for his short story "The Final Inning" in 1997.

From the May / June 2000 Issue

Igor Ansoff ’48 Ph.D., who retired in February after nearly forty years of teaching, was named distinguished professor emeritus at the United States International University in San Diego, Calif., where he taught for seventeen years. The university is establishing the Ansoff Strategic Management Research Institute.

Allen S. Goldman ’53 Sc.M. (see ’51).

Celeste Griffin ’65 A.M. (see Earl W. Harrington Jr. ’41).

William Silvert ’65 Ph.D. (see ’58).

Bob Ashcom ’69 M.A.T. (see ’62).

Morris Edwards ’73 M.A.T. writes: "I have been at Borgess Medical Center for more than twenty-one years as a health and medical psychologist. I recently began consulting with Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goshen, Ind., in addition to serving as director of psychological services at the West Michigan Cancer Center. I completed a book on stress management for cancer patients. My poetry and art are part of "The Art of Healing-2" exhibit. My poem "At Least 5,000 Views of the River from the Island City" was read at the dedication of the new riverwalk in Plainwell, Mich." Morris lives in Plainwell with his wife, Dawn, and son Micah, 4.

Roger M. Olien ’73 Ph.D. coauthored Oil and Ideology: The Cultural Creation of the American Petroleum Industry (University of North Carolina Press).

Thomas John Dimieri ’76 Ph.D. writes: "On Nov. 12 I married Danielle Sunday Bernstein, whom I met while working as director of institutional research at Simmons College. Danny is a psychiatric clinical case manager and coordinator of psychiatric triage at Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Massachusetts. We were married at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, and then spent several weeks in Italy. We settled in our home in the South End neighborhood of Boston. I’m director of institutional research and planning at Bryant College. My wife and I are conducting research for a book that will take a historical look at Boston’s street names."

Maria Martins Brennan ’79 A.M. (see Tara Brennan Primis ’92).

William D. Wharton ’81 A.M. (see ’79).

Brian A. Dalio ’85 Sc.M. was appointed chief technical officer of Genedax in Portland, Ore., where he will research, develop, and prototype new technologies. Brian previously worked at Mentor Graphics for thirteen years.

John Bowe ’86 A.M. (see Dorothy Faulstich Bowe ’86).

Allard Jongman ’86 Ph.D. writes that he and Joan Sereno ’88 Ph.D. moved to Lawrence, Kans., after eight years at Cornell. Both work in the linguistics department at the University of Kansas. Allard; Joan; Katrina, 10; and Mark, 8, spent a sabbatical in the Netherlands last year. They would love to hear from old friends.

Tracy Lindsay ’87 Sc.M. (see ’85).

Reginald Shepherd ’91 M.F.A. of Ithaca, N.Y., has published his third book of poetry, Wrong (Pittsburgh University Press). His first book, Some Are Drowning, was the 1994 AWP award winner in poetry. His second collection, Angel, Interrupted, was a finalist for the 1997 Lambda Literary Award. Reginald is an assistant professor of English at Cornell.

James Thomas Stevens ’93 M.F.A. writes that his work opened a new anthology of postmodern Native American poetry, Visit Teepee Town: Native Writings After the Detours (Coffeehouse Press). James, who won a Kansas Arts Commission 2000 fellowship, is a creative-writing and Indian-literature instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kans.

Lisa Chick ’94 M.A.T. (see Sonia Katyal ’93).

Rafael Rivera Leon ’95 Ph.D. writes: "I’m working at Yahoo!"

Mary Lou Jepsen ’96 Ph.D. (see ’87).

Mark Amerika ’97 M.F.A., founder of the Alt-X Online Network, was selected to participate in the Whitney Biennial 2000. To learn more about the biennial, go to

Michelle Boue ’98 Ph.D. and Douglas McDermid ’98 Ph.D. announce the birth of Julia Elena McDermid Boue, on Aug. 17 in Mexico City.

From the March / April 2000 Issue

H.E. Francis ’50 A.M., of Huntsville, Ala., has a new collection of short fiction, The Sudden Trees.

Earl Pope ’62 Ph.D., a professor emeritus at Lafayette College, lectured twice last year to foreign-service officers assigned to the American Embassy in Bucharest at the National Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Va. He conducted a seminar on the religious situation in Romania last June, and, under the auspices of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, he briefed a second group of officers on religious life and freedom in Romania. He also helped to brief officers assigned to Bulgaria in November. Earl directed an international ecumenical seminar in Cluj, Romania, called “Challenges to the Religious Communities: Dialogue, Reconciliation, and Peacemaking,” at which there were more than ninety participants (priests, professors, social workers, theologians, and college and university students) from twelve religious communities. In November he gave the lecture, “Seeing God in the Neighborhood: A Lesson from the Balkans,” at Moravian Theological Seminary.

Larry Chimerine ’65 Ph.D. (see Meredith Chimerine Camp ’92).

C. Herndon Williams ’65 Ph.D. has retired from Radian International in Austin, Texas, after twenty years as a consultant in environmental health and safety. He plans to spend more time with his grandchildren and to sail, hike, and do community work.

Jean Chase McCarthy ’66 M.A.T. (see ’60).

John Brandenberger ’68 Ph.D. has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions to physics education in America. A professor of physics at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., John is the school’s first physicist to receive the honor. He was also named Lawrence’s Alice G. Chapman Chair in Physics in September. He is a specialist in atomic physics and laser spectroscopy and has played a leading role in building Lawrence’s Laser Palace.

Frank Kirkpatrick ’70 Ph.D. was awarded the Bishop’s Award for Distinguished Service from the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut on Oct. 30. The award recognizes exemplary dedication to church and community. An Episcopal priest, he is a professor of religion at Trinity College in Hartford and has published two books, Community: A Trinity of Models and Together Bound: God, History and the Religious Community. He has also chaired the diocesan commission on peace and justice.

Christopher Hewitt ’71 Ph.D. and Tom Cheetham ’81 Ph.D. have completed the Encyclopedia of Modern Separatist Movements, a reference book on the world’s ethnic separatist and unification crusades, organizations, parties, campaigns, political events, and leaders. Christopher is a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland and has written two books on ethnic conflict and political violence, The Effectiveness of Anti-terrorist Policies and Consequences of Political Violence. Tom is an independent researcher and lecturer specializing in international relations and political science.

Hassan Mekouar ’77 Ph.D. has published The future remains, a book of poetry. It was published in Morocco, where he has been teaching American literature and administering a few institutions on higher education.

Mark Asquino ’78 Ph.D. (see ’71).

Hal Hirshon ’80 M.A.T. (see Mark Van Noppen ’81).

Peter J. Haas ’80 Ph.D. became the Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies and the director of the Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University. Before moving to Cleveland in January, he taught Jewish studies in the religious-studies department of Vanderbilt University.

Stephen Belcher ’85 Ph.D. has published Epic Traditions of Africa (Indiana University Press). It is available in bookstores. Stephen also co-edited Oral Epics from Africa: Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent.

Marina Budhos ’87 A.M. has published Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers (Henry Holt), which is about the lives of twenty young people from Asia, Europe, Central America, and Africa. She also authored The Professor of Light, a novel.

Anu Rangarajan ’90 Ph.D. was named associate director of human-services research at Mathematica Policy Research, an independent firm that conducts policy research and surveys for federal and state governments and private clients. Anu has been at Mathematica since 1989.

Camille Roman ’90 Ph.D. was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor at Washington State University last spring. The co-editor of nine books and the author of numerous essays and reviews, she is publishing Elizabeth Bishop and the Cold War (St. Martin’s Press).

Axel Merk ’92 Sc.M. and Ronald Antony ’93 Sc.M. (see Hanna Tikkanen Merk ’91).

Sania Perez ’94 Sc.M. (see Maria Gracia Galvez Picon ’94).

Bill Martin ’95 Ph.D. (see Kelsey Lowitz ’94).

John Bukowski ’97 Ph.D. (see Cathy Stenson Bukowski ’94).

Xena Huff ’98 A.M. (see Evan Hazen Kimble ’89).

From the January / February 2000 Issue

Betty Horenstein Pickett '49 Ph.D. (see '45).

James Pickett '51 Ph.D. (see Betty Horenstein Pickett '45).

Andrew Palmer '65 PhD., a research professor of petroleum engineering at Cambridge University, returned to the academic world after twenty-one years in the offshore petroleum industry. He and Jane have a farmhouse in Maine and would like to see old friends.

Betty Horenstein Pickett '49 Ph.D. (see Betty Horenstein Pickett '45).

Pat Keating'80 Ph.D.(see Betty Horenstein Pickett '45).

Chiu-Yu Tseng'81 Ph.D. (see Betty Horenstein Pickett '45).

Aditi Lahiri '82 Ph.D. (see Betty Horenstein Pickett '45).

John Higgins '87 Ph.D., of Fort Washington, Pa., and his wife, Kate, announce the birth of Daniel on Sept. 16. John is a principal scientist at McNeil Consumer Healthcare and team leader of its New Concept Development and Preformulation Group.

Jeff Durso-Finley '91 M.A.T. (see Jennifer Seale Aitken '96).

Nomi Eve '93 M.F.A. (see Laura Cluff '96).

Laurie Teal '93 Ph.D. married Hamish Dempster '89 A.M. in Providence during March 1998. They live in New Zealand with their newborn son, Finlay Thomas Teal Dempster.

Elijah Sivin '94 M.A.T. (see Carl McCarthy '93).

Daniel Cavicchi '96 Ph.D. writes: "After teaching as an adjunct for three years at RISD, I have accepted a new position as director of education and public programs at the Experience Music Project, a new popular-music museum in Seattle. The museum, which will open in June, was founded by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and designed by architect Frank Gehry. It's going to be part traditional museum, with exhibits; part performance space, with several stages; part school, with classrooms; and part outreach center, with concerts, programs, and festivals for the community. I'm sad to be leaving my students and colleagues at RISD, but I'm excited about the opportunity to use my research and thinking about popular music in a new, dynamic context."

Valerie Orlando '96 Ph.D., an assistant professor of French, has received a tenure-track position at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Rizman Othman '97 Sc.M. (see Feisal Maroof '95).

David Fryer '99 Ph.D., an assistant professor of religion, has received a tenure-track position at Illinois Wesleyan University.

From the November / December 1999 Issue

Nils Y. Wessell '58 Ph.D. has published Directors and Trustees - a Candid Assessment of their Motivation and Performance (Vantage Press).

Samuel Pollock '56 Sc.M. (see Hyman L. Pollock '30).

Richard Shalvoy '77 Ph.D. has rejoined the analytical chemistry group at Arch Chemicals (formerly Olin Corp.) in Cheshire, Conn. He writes: "I've added SEM/EDS, XRD, and government auditing expertise to my surface-analysis skills first developed at Brown. I'm still living in Cheshire with my wife, Karol Ann, and daughters Stacy, Joanna, and Becky."

Mark D. Thomas '81 M.A.T. writes that he misses the friends he made in the M.A.T. program and would be glad to put together a list of addresses for those who contact him. Maybe a 20th reunion could be arranged.

Audrey Gup-Mathews '84 A.M. writes: "After moving to California, teaching English as a Second Language at the U.C.-Irvine Extension for five years, becoming academic coordinator of the ESL program, getting a divorce (Zvonimir Hlousek '88 Ph.D), meeting and marrying my husband, Brian Mathews, and moving to Maine, I am finally and happily settled down in Kennebunk, Maine, with Brian and our 2-year-old daughter, Castine (Cassie). I'm currently the business manager for Dale Carnegie Training in Maine as well as an author of children's books that I hope to see published sometime soon. I would love to hear from any alums I hung out with back in the old days."

Jeffrey Lesser '84 A.M. (see '82).

Felipe J. Gorostiza '88 A.M. has been appointed executive director of the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University's Camden campus. He has served as a community builder fellow with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in New York City, where he worked with community leaders and local and state officials on housing and economic development issues. Felipe was a senior associate with Urban Partners, a Philadelphia consulting firm specializing in neighborhood revitalizations and strategic planning for municipalities and nonprofit groups along the eastern United States. He was previously the voice of Ernie the Elf in Spanish-language Nabisco commercials. Felipe lives with his wife, Lisa Taylor, in Yardley, Pa.

Scott Johnston '89 Sc.M. (see '87).

Bruce G. Hammond '90 M.A.T. has published Discounts and Deals at the Nation's 360 Best Colleges (St. Martin's Griffin). Bruce counsels thousands of parents of college-bound students each year as the college expert at Parent Soup. He has been editor-in-chief of The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, managing editor of The Fiske Guide to Colleges, and coauthor of The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College. He is currently a college counselor at an independent school in Albuquerque, where he lives.

Larissa Taylor '90 Ph.D., of Waterville, Maine, has published Heresy and Orthodoxy in Sixteenth-Century Paris: Franois Le Picart and the Beginnings of the Catholic Reformation (E.J. Brill). She was also appointed to the editorial board of French Historical Studies.

Coast guard Lt. Cmdr. Eric C. Jones '92 Sc.M. departed on a five-month South American deployment aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Forward. Eric is part of the U.S. force participating in UNITAS, an annual deployment that circumnavigates South America and promotes interoperability and friendship between U.S. and Latin American navies.

James P. Sickinger '92 Ph.D. has published Public Records and Archives in Classical Athens (University of North Carolina Press).

Elysabeth Bidwell Ray '93 M.A.T. (see '92).

Zili Liu '94 Ph.D. has joined the psychology department as an assistant professor at Rutgers University in Newark.

Mark Destler '95 M.A.T. (see Kate Destler '96).

Catherine Imbriglio '95 Ph.D. read her poetry at the Providence Athenaeum in October as part of a poetry-reading series. Catherine's poems and criticisms have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, New American Writing, Caliban, New Voices #7, and Contemporary Literature. She has received an Untermeyer Fellowship in poetry. Catherine is a lecturer in English and the coordinator of the Writing Center at Brown.

Laura Okun '95 Sc.M. (see '94).

Bernard Yamron '95 Ph.D. ( see Jennifer Lewis Yamron '90).

Jennifer Lewis Yamron '95 Ph.D. (see '90).

Mark Amerika '97 M.F.A., of Boulder, Colo., founding director of the Alt-X Online Publishing Network, has created a new Web project called PHON:E:ME, which invites people to re-mix their own textual-auditory compositions. The project launched June 30 at

From the September / October 1999 Issue

Harumi Tanaka '71 Ph.D. writes: "At the end of March, I retired from Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, where I had taught English and linguistics for nearly twenty-three years. Now I am professor emeritus at Nanzan, and since March I have also been teaching at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The assignment will last three to five years."

Lawrence Kaplan '60 A.M., '77 Sc.M., Essex, Conn., is a fellow of Zero to Three's Leaders for the 21st Century program. Lawrence is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the disabled-child care program and the center for children with special health-care needs at the Yale School of Medicine. During the two-year fellowship he will create a child health-and-development curriculum for parents of children with special health-care needs. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Marc H. Friedberg '91 Ph.D. (see '87).

Harry Dowsett '88 Ph.D. and his wife, Elizabeth, announce the birth of Morgan Theresa on March 25 (Harry's birthday). Morgan joins her brothers Jonathan, 11, Matthew, 9, and Harry, 6. Harry is a geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., and a part-time teacher at George Mason University.

Alana Thorpe '91 Ph.D. (see Hank Vandersip '56).

George F. Raiser '93 Ph.D., Chandler, Ariz., is a senior mechanical engineer at Intel Corp. He writes: "After graduating from Brown, I went on to a postdoctoral research position at Washington State University. In 1995, I accepted a position as a visiting professor at Yale before being lured to Intel in January 1996. I've been here ever since, and have enjoyed the technical and social challenges immensely. Intel is very fast-paced, yet the people and the environment make the days sail. Personal news: I'm still single and looking for the right woman. I'm reading a lot now and continue to stay active. I am now enjoying the many outdoor activities here in Arizona. Classical music, cigars, and investing are some of my new hobbies."

Margaret Muckenhoupt '94 Sc.M. has published Sigmund Freud: Explorer of the Unconscious (Oxford University Press), which is now in paperback. Margaret is an independent psychological researcher. She has worked on clinical studies of schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder, and has performed research on color vision and psycholinguistics.

Valerie C. Colas '99 A.M. is working for the United Nations and the International Institute for Sustainable Development. She attends U.N. conferences around the world, reporting on them to the U.N. secretariat general. This summer she attended the climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, as well as conferences in Rome, Geneva, South Africa, Brazil, and China.

From the July / August 1999 Issue

James M. Pickett '51 Ph.D. co-authored Acoustics of Speech and Communication (Allyn and Bacon). The book is a follow-up to his 1980 textbook, The Sounds of Speech Communication. The new book is geared toward graduate students in speech and audiology. James has been an emeritus professor at Gallaudet University since 1987 and lives in Surry, Maine, with his wife, Betty Horenstein Pickett '45, '49 Ph.D.

Mary C. Mulvey '53 A.M., Windham, Mass., continues as a founding board member of the National Council of Senior Citizens. She was master of ceremonies at the council's legislative conference last summer. One conference highlight was a rally opposing Wall Street's attempts to privatize social security.

Lewis L. Gould '61 Ph.D., Austin, Tex., co-edited Inside the Natchez Trace Collection: New Sources for Southern History (Louisiana State University Press). Bill Shade '61 M.A.T. contributed one of the essays that explores the riches of the primary source material in the Center for American History.

Brian Hunt '67 Ph.D. Costa Mesa, Calif., has been appointed vice president of engineering and technology, air combat systems, at the Northrop Greuzman Corp.

Wyman H. Herendeen '70 A.M. (see '70).

Leon F. Bouvier '71 Ph.D. published World Population: Challenges for the 21st Century (Seven Locks Press) in April. He co-authored the book with Jane Trowbridge Bertrand '71. Both are affiliated with the Tulane University School of Public Health, where Jane serves as professor and chair of the international health division and Leon is an adjunct professor of demography.

Paul Burke '72 A.M. (see '70).

Anthony Bukoski '73 A.M., Superior, Wis., published his third book, Polonaise, on March 1. He reports that the book received very nice reviews in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist.

Mary Counihan Livingston '74 A.M. (see '74).

David Maxwell '74 Ph.D. was named the twelfth president of Drake University (Des Moines). David officially assumed his new post on May 15. Previously he was director of Johns Hopkins University's National Foreign Language Center in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Madeleine, a freelance creative director, have two children: Justin, 23, and Stephen, 20.

Gerhard F. Strasser '74 Ph.D., University Park, Pa., returned in 1993 to his primary area of knowledge -European literature of the 16th and 17th centuries -after training teaching assistants and running the language program in Pennsylvania State University's German department. He was promoted to professor of German and comparative literature in 1996, and was asked to head the newly merged Penn State department of Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures in 1997. When he is not involved in departmental administration, he spends research time at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbttel, Germany, which houses the continent's best collection of 16th- and 17th-century print materials.

Kathleen Duffy Pannozzi '78 A.M. writes: "Though I'm not active in official alumni events, Susan Phillips '78 A.M. and I stay in close touch. She's in Silver Spring, Md., and is international vice president for the United Food and Commercial Workers. Susan had a big surprise last summer when she discovered that Bob Dreher '79 was a neighbor! I'm an adjunct history instructor at Rhode Island College, and I live in Providence with my husband, Frank, and two boys, John and Michael. My other Brown connection is my maternal grandfather, John Fitzgerald, class of 1893."

Paul A. Gilje '80 Ph.D. has published Rioting in America (Indiana University Press). Gilje is a history professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Lawrence E. Babits '81 Ph.D., Greenville, N.C., writes: "It was a good year for me. Two books and an edited volume on underwater archaeology: Maritime Archaeology (Plenum Press); A Devil of a Whipping: The Battle of Cowpens (UNC Press); and Underwater Archaeology 1998 (Society for Historical Archaeology). In addition, I was promoted to full professor here at East Carolina University."

Sonya Michel '86 Ph.D. has published Engendering America: A Documentary History, 1865 to the Present (McGraw-Hill), co-authored with Robyn Muncy; and Children's Interests/ Mother's Rights: The Shaping of America's Child Care Policy (Yale University Press). She is director of women's studies and associate professor of history and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andrew Hoffman '87 Ph.D (see Samuel Gourse '40).

Geoffrey A. Landis '88 Ph.D., Berea, Ohio, has been nominated for two Nebula awards, the highest literary honor in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. One nomination is for his novella Ecopoiesis, and the other for his short story "Winter Fire." Geoffrey is a scientist at the Ohio Aerospace Institute on permanent assignment to the NASA Lewis Research Center. He is the author of more than fifty published short stories and about twenty poems.

Ernest E. Rothman '88 Ph.D. has been granted tenure, promoted to associate professor of mathematics, and appointed director of the computational science program at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I.

Kang Sun '88 Ph.D., Petersburg, Va., was appointed vice president of technology for the $2 billion Performance Polymer Business at AlliedSignal Inc. Previously he was general manager of Imaging Devices.

Michael Maiello '92 Sc.M. (see '91).

James Wen '92 Sc.M. writes: "Having been elected president of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York, I would like to hear from all PBK alums in the New York metropolitan area who would like to get involved."

Stephen O. Fought '93 Ph.D. is dean of academic affairs at the Air War College in Montgomery, Ala. The Air War College is the senior academic institution of the U.S. Air Force.

Bob MacDonald '93 Ph.D. (see '89).

Elysabeth Bidwell Ray '93 M.A.T. (see '92).

Peter Laurence O'Sullivan '94 Ph.D., Stirling, N.J., writes: "Following an extended courtship, I married Rebecca Yeaw on Nov. 13, 1998, in Providence." Peter works at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, N.J.

Andrew Sornborger '96 Ph.D. (see Christine V. Fiorello '90).

From the March / April 1999 Issue

Eleanor McMahon '54 A.M., Pawtucket, R.I., received an Honorary Doctor of Business and Economics degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering on Nov. 21. She was honored for her devotion to her field and her contributions to the nation's educational institutions, systems, and policies. She is a distinguished visiting professor at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown.

John Ainsworth '59 Ph.D. retired from the U.S. Department of Defense as a member of the senior executive service. He served for nine years as the scientific director of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. He writes: "My wife, Carolyn (Hastings College '60), and I plan to stay in the Washington area and be tourists for about a year and then move back to the San Francisco area where our three grown children and six grandchildren reside."

Ting-wei Tang '64 Ph.D. has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electronical and Electronic Engineers. A professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Ting-wei was recognized for his contributions to numerical and computer modeling of high-speed and high-power semiconductor devices. These highly sophisticated models have helped improve the performance of a new generation of transistors and diodes, and have significantly reduced design and manufacturing costs for the semiconductor industry.

Michael M. Carroll '65 Ph.D. (see Carolyn Gahagan Carroll '64).

Susan L. Phillips '78 A.M. was elected as an international vice president of the 1.4 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers Union at the union's convention in July. She is responsible for planning and implementing programs involving women and retirees.

Gail Donovan '88 A.M., Portland, Maine, writes that her short story "Trying to Go Nowhere" was published in the Chicago Tribune as a winner of the 1998 Nelson Algren Literary Award.

Nina Zannieri '80 A.M., Pawtucket, R.I., was elected president of the New England Museum Association (NEMA) at the organization's recent conference in Burlington, Vt. Previously she served in several capacities on the NEMA board, most recently as vice president. Nina is director of the Paul Revere Memorial Association in Boston.

Adam Szpiro '94 Sc.M. (see Alex Klibaner '95).

From the January / February 1999 Issue

Keith Lehrer '60 Ph.D. is the Donald J. Cowling Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Carleton College in Minnesota.

Deidre Henderson '68 M.A.T. (see Marc Koplik '68).

Florence Castelle Eaton '69 M.A.T. (see Mary and Ken Eaton '33).

James Kallmerten '79 Ph.D. is the 1998 recipient of the Syracuse University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. James, a professor of chemistry, helped create Syracuse's new biochemistry major.

Andrew R. L. Cayton '81 Ph.D. has published Frontier Indiana (Indiana University Press), a history of the Trans-Appalachian frontier.

Robert J. Zatorre '81 Ph.D. writes: "I am still living in Montreal, which I love, and still working at a full-time research job at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. My two boys, Evan, 9, and Alex, 8, are doing just fine; they split their time between the pastoral pleasure of their home in Vermont and the multicultural excitement of Montreal. My most significant (and happy) news is that in October, I will marry Virginia Penhune, who recently earned her Ph.D. at McGill." They would love to hear from old friends.

Kathryn Dunbar Gargiulo '83 M.A.T. and her husband, Anthony Gargiulo Jr., Oak Park, Ill., announce the birth of Naomi Marie on May 6. She joins brothers John and Theodore. Kathryn is an English teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

Cameron Marshall '84 Ph.D. has been appointed executive director of marketing for the European operations of Eli Lilly and Co., the Indianapolis pharmaceutical company. His group will be based at Lilly's R&D site near Ascot, west of London. Says Cameron, "I've been on the move constantly for the nine years since I pulled my last microelectrode - France, the U.K., Ireland, the U.K., and back to France for the last few years. It would be great to hear from old friends and colleagues in Europe and the United States. I'm living proof there is life after Neuro 100 - even for T.A.s!" Jay Davison '86 Sc.M. (see Chipper Brown '77).

Mathew T. Kapstein '87 Ph.D. has coedited Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet (University of California Press).

James von Geldern '87 Ph.D. has coedited Entertaining Tzarist Russia: Tales, Songs, Plays, Movies, Jokes, Ads, and Images from Russian Urban Life, 1779-1917 (Indiana University Press).

Afaa Michael Weaver (formerly Michael S. Weaver) '87 A.M. has accepted an endowed chair at Simmons College, where he is now the Alumnae Professor of English. His sixth book of poetry, Talisman (Tia Chucha/Northwestern University), has been published. Afaa received a $50,000 Pew fellowship in poetry this year. His seventh and eighth books of poetry, Sandy Point and The Ten Lights of God, are forthcoming from the Press of Appletree Alley and Bucknell University Press.

David Allen '88 M.A.T. has edited Assessing Student Learning From Grading to Understanding (Teachers College Press). David is an education researcher and has worked for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Coalition for Essential Schools, both located at Brown.

Gail Donovan Kesich '88 A.M. writes: "My short story, 'Trying To Go Nowhere,' is a winner of the Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award. My name is now Gail Kesich, but I write under the name of Gail Donovan. I was a student of Meredith Steinbach and the late John Hawkes. It's also interesting to note that I am in a writing group with Elizabeth Searle and Ann Harleman."

Erich Fischer '91 Ph.D., Cleveland, is working at McKinsey after living in Boston for a few months.

Jason L. White '97 Sc.M., New London, Conn., has published his first book, A Witness to Faith (Dorrance Publishing Co.). He is a former member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and is active in the New London Adult Education Center.

From the November / December 1998 Issue

Peter P. Gillis '64 Ph.D. (see '52).

'66 Ph.D., Pittsburgh, has been appointed vice president for student development and dean of students at Point Park College. Charles has been dean of student development at Point Park since 1975. Previously he was assistant to the vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Marshall University in West Virginia, and associate dean of students at Maine's Colby College.

Charles R. Quillin

Arthur S. Reber '67 Ph.D. was named Broeklundian Professor of Psychology at Brooklyn College of C.U.N.Y., where he has taught since 1970. In the past few years he has published Implicit Learning and Tacit Knowledge (Oxford University Press), The Dictionary of Psychology (Penguin Books), and The New Gambler's Bible (Crown). The last was done, he says, so folks appreciate that even wooly-headed intellectuals get out and have some fun once in a while. Arthur's son Paul was just appointed assistant professor of psychology at Northwestern University, and daughter Emily to a similar post at Franklin Pierce College. "Yes, it runs in the family," Arthur writes.

Burton M. Leiser '68 Ph.D., distinguished professor of philosophy at Pace University, New York, is organizing a world congress on the philosophy of law, to take place in New York City in June 1999. The general theme of the congress, "The Transformation of Legal Systems and Economies in an Age of Global Interdependence," will be discussed at sessions on human rights, minority rights, the rights of women, computer ethics, laws of war and peace, medical ethics, and more. Burton anticipates attendance from every part of the world. Distinguished scholars in philosophy, law, politics, and related fields will be presenting major papers at the principal congress site and at the United Nations.

Michael Falkoff '69 Sc.M. has joined Nutter, McClennen and Fish as counsel in the intellectual property department. He previously specialized in patent law related to advanced electronics, optics, medical devices, and materials technologies at Lahive and Cockfield. He is a member of the Boston Intellectual Property Law Association, the American International Property Law Association, and the Boston Bar Association.

Ronald J. Quirk '71 Ph.D. has published Literature as Introspection: Spain Confronts Trafalgar, which examines the frequent appearance of Trafalgar in Spanish literature throughout the nineteenth century. He is a professor of modern languages at Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Conn.

Joyce Toomre '71 Ph.D. has published Classic Russian Cooking (Indiana University Press). A Slavicist and culinary historian, Joyce co-edited Food in Russian History and Culture. Isaac M. Colbert '74 Ph.D., Dorchester, Mass., is the new chair of the board of trustees at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Mass. Isaac has been a board member since 1991 and is the senior associate dean for graduate education at M.I.T.

Robert F. Allen '77 Ph.D. writes: "I am proud to report that my born-at-Brown daughter, Sarah, graduated from the University of Maryland in May. Son-number-one will follow her in another year. I put my Brown linguistic training to use translating documents for refugees from the former Yugoslavia. My partner and I are considering relocating overseas in a few years, exploring creative alternatives for a stockbroker and an architect."

Anna Bobiak Nagurney '80 Ph.D. (see '77).

Alice Goldberg Lemos '81 Ph.D. was made a member of the Queens County Republic Committee and hopes to run for office one day. She is vice chair of her election district for the Republic committee and is campaigning for Republican candidates in Queens. She recently invited ABC radio host Steve Maltzberg to speak at the Republic Club of Sunnyside/Woodside Queens and was a guest in his studio. Her son, Jesse, is entering kindergarten and is taking karate classes.

B. Michael Zuckerman '81 Ph.D. received the John Cotton Dana Award at the New Jersey Association of Museums's annual meeting on June 15. The award honors those who have advanced the service of museums to the region and demonstrated visionary and innovated leadership. He is director of Cape May's Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Louis Newman '84 Ph.D. has been promoted to professor of religion at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. He is author of The Sanctity of the Seventh Year: A Study of the Mishnah Tractate Shebit, co-editor of Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality: A Reader, and has completed two other books to be published this year.

Michael Householder '90 M.A.T. (see Suzanne Rivera '91).

John D. Piette '92 Ph.D. won the Diabetes Research Award from the Society for Behavioral Medicine for his development of new technologies to improve population-based medicine. John is an assistant professor at Stanford and a senior research associate in the V.A. Center for Health Care Evaluation in Palo Alto.

William Martin '95 Ph.D. (see Hope Jarvis '93).

Benjamin Boer '98 Sc.M. (see Rachel Bishop '96).

From the September / October 1998 Issue

Irwin Yellowitz '61 Ph.D. has retired from the history department at City College, City University of New York, after a career that began in 1961.


Bill Shade '62 M.A.T. (see '61).

Freda R. Egnal '65 M.A.T. writes: "I am involved in organizing a secular Jewish community in the greater Philadelphia area and would love to hear from interested alumni. My son, Michael, is in ninth grade at Masterman High School, the top-rated public high school in Philadelphia."

Nachman Cohen '66 Sc.M., a rabbi, is the founding spiritual leader of Young Israel Ohab Zedek, an orthodox synagogue serving the communities of North Riverdale and Yonkers, N.Y. In May, he and his wife, Ellen, were honored at a tribute dinner for their eighteen years of service to the congregation.

Chain T. Liu '67 Ph.D. was selected to receive Brown's Engineering Alumni Medal. The medal honors alumni with a record of exceptional accomplishment in their careers. Recognized as a world authority in the field of structural intermetallics, Chain is senior corporate fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he has worked since 1967.

Nancy Rosenstein Mayer '73 M.A.T. received the inaugural Good Housekeeping Magazine Award for Women in Government, which recognizes "outstanding women whose extraordinary efforts demonstrate how government can directly improve people's lives." Nancy is the general treasurer for the state of Rhode Island.

Stuart Rosenfeld '73 Ph.D. has published Basic Skills for Organic Chemistry: A Toolkit (Jones and Bartlett).

Debendra Kumar Das '74 Sc.M. has been appointed head of mechanical engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Linda J. Lehrer '76 Ph.D. is director of communications for the Aspen Institute and has spent her career in both media and education. Previously she taught journalism at Fordham and New York University. As a journalist, Linda reported for the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune. Her articles have appeared in Forbes, Ms., Health, and publications of the American Management Association. During her seven years with Dow Jones, she was responsible for setting up business operations for the European edition of the Wall Street Journal, as well as conducting a study on the feasibility of creating an edition of the Journal for Latin America. Linda has also worked for the PBS business show Adam Smith and for the Children's Television Workshop, creator of Sesame Street. While communication director at Scholastic, an educational multimedia company, she launched The Magic School Bus, an award-winning children's show, as well as the first on-line service for students and teachers. Linda serves on the board of Rolling Readers, a national literacy organization, and is a member of the Audience Development Committee of the Aspen/Snowmass Council on the Arts.

Roland Merullo '76 A.M. (see '75).

Rolf J. Goebel '77 A.M. has published Constructing China: Kafka's Orientalist Discourse (Camden House). Rolf is a professor of German at the University of Alabama, Huntsville.

Joseph McLaren '80 Ph.D. has published Langston Hughes: Folk Dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943 (Greenwood Press). Joseph is a professor of English at Hofstra University.

Joan M. Lescinski '81 Ph.D. became president and professor of English at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (located near Terre Haute, Ind.) on July 1. Previously, she was vice president, dean for academic affairs, and professor of English at Fontbonne College in St. Louis.

Carolyn Beard Whitlow '84 A.M. was chosen as the commencement speaker by the senior class for the 161st Guilford College (N.C.) graduation. An associate professor of English at the college, Carolyn received the Board of Visitors Excellence in Teaching Award at the spring awards convocation.

Alexander Jones '85 Ph.D. was elected to the American Philosophical Society at its annual general meeting in April. The society, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, is the oldest learned society in the United States. Alexander is a professor of classics and the history of science at the University of Toronto.

Dragana Pilipovic '86 Sc.M. has published Energy Risk: Valuing and Managing Derivatives, a text for traders, risk managers, engineers, and their managers. The book is based on Dragana's experience as founder and president of SAVA Risk Management Corp.

Jeff Marshall '92 M.A.T. writes: "After teaching for four years - three in Coalition Schools in Daly City, Calif., with Beth Rubin '92 M.A.T., Greg Nakata '93 M.A.T., and Laura Putnam '94 M.A.T., and in Sedona, Ariz., with Alixe Callen '92 - I attended the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and just received an M.B.A." Jeff plans to spend the next four months traveling in Europe and Africa. He will then begin work as a management consultant for the Mitchell Madison Group.

Simon J. Tiller '92 A.M. (see '91).

Sam Truitt '94 M.F.A. has published Anamorphosis Eisenhower (Lost Roads Publishers). Sam teaches at the Parsons School of Design and lives in New York City. His work has appeared in a range of literary journals, including Denver Quarterly, First Intensity, Gargoyle, and Talisman.

Jayne E. Triber '95 Ph.D. has published A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere (Univ. of Massachusetts Press). A selection of the History Book Club, the book is the first full-length biography of Revere published in more than fifty years.

Frank MacLellan '96 Ph.D. (see Simon J. Tiller 91).

From the July / August 1998 Issue

John W. Tukey '37 Sc.M. (see '37).

Mel B. Yoken '61 M.A.T. received the 1998 Distinguished Alumnus Award of BMC Durfee High School in Fall River, Mass. The award honors a graduate who has attained preeminence in a profession. Mel is a French professor at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Judith Ginsberg '68 A.M. (see '68).

Samuel C. Coale '70 A.M., Ph.D. published Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American Romance (University of Alabama Press), which examines the profound influence that the mesmerist and spiritualist craze of the 1840s and 1850s had on Nathaniel Hawthorne's fictional techniques.

Joanna E. Rapf '73 Ph.D. (see '63).

Gurmukh D. Mehta '75 Ph.D. has had an eventful year. He writes: "All children are in college this year, one at the University of Virginia and the other two at Penn State. I was promoted to vice president at Science Applications International Corp. and just completed seventeen years there. And some old friends from Brown visited, which was great. Anyone in the Washington, D.C., area, please visit." 

Jack Stankovic '76 Sc.M., '79 Ph.D. (see '70).

Ugur Akinci '78 A.M., '82 Ph.D. has accepted an offer from the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., to write a history of U.S.-Turkish relations as an adjunct scholar. He is the U.S. bureau chief of Turkish Daily News ( and has been covering the State Department and Congress since 1994. From 1990 to 1994, he worked as managing editor and editor in chief of the Turkish Times. He has recently given two lectures on U.S.-Turkish relations, one at the Middle East Institute in January and one at the Foreign Service Institute in March.

Berkeley Miller '79 A.M., '88 Ph.D. was promoted from senior research scientist to principal research scientist and associate director of the Applied Behavioral Sciences Group at the American Institutes for Research in Palo Alto, Calif. Berkeley directs litigation- support projects and serves as a testifying expert in employment-discrimination lawsuits.

Joel Scheraga '79 Sc.M., '81 Ph.D. (see '76).

Laurie Rubin '84 A.M. (see '83).

Robert L. Dorman '85 A.M., '91 Ph.D. has published A Word for Nature: Four Pioneering Environmental Advocates, 1845-1913 (University of North Carolina Press).

Robert Hackey '90 A.M., '92 Ph.D. published Rethinking Health Care Policy: The New Politics of State Regulation (Georgetown University Press). Robert is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He formerly served as program manager of the Trauma Systems Development Project for the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Pilar Del Carmen Tirado '93 Ph.D. is the first recipient of the Robert G. Mead Jr. Travel and Study Scholarship Award from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Pilar will use the award to research the medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

Susan M. Zimmermann '93 A.M, '97 Ph.D. published Silicone Survivors: Women's Experiences with Breast Implants (Temple University Press). Susan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University.

Aaron Smith '94 A.M. (see Ann Pokora '93).

Claire E. Lang '95 A.M. is the executive director of the Summit Historical Society in Breckenridge, Colo.

Jonathan Weinberger '97 A.M. (see '95).

From the May / June 1998 Issue

Malcolm Freiberg '47 A.M., '51 Ph.D. (see Sarah Freiberg Ellison '80).

Richard H. Reis '57 A.M., '62 Ph.D., Marion, Mass., is retired from teaching English at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He has written a memoir about the political maneuvering that rocked UMass-Dartmouth (then Southeastern Massachusetts University) in the 1960s and 1970s. When he's not golfing, gardening, or cooking, Dick works on two writing projects: a cookbook and an Arthurian novel.

Carole Gannon Potter '62 M.A.T. (see '61).

James H. Herzog '63 Ph.D. served on various multinational and joint service staffs as a political/military expert. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1972 as a highly decorated captain and joined the international staff in the defense plans and policy division of NATOheadquarters. He retired from NATO in 1980. From 1982 until last July, he taught in the European division of the University of Maryland. He offered special courses and seminars on U.S.-U.S.S.R. and NATO-Warsaw Pact relations and contemporary problems in the Middle East. James lives in Alexandria,Va., with his wife, Michele, who recently retired from the international staff of NATO Brussels.

Daniel R. Schwarz '65 A.M., '68 Ph.D. published Reconfiguring Modernism: Explorations in the Relationship between Modern Art and Modern Literature (St. Martin's Press). Daniel is a professor of English at Cornell University. He has written several other books and is editor of The Dead and The Secret Sharer and co-editor of Narrative and Culture.

John E. Finnerty '68 A.M. (see '65).

Anne Bratton Fairbanks '69 M.A.T. completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in May 1997.

Nancy Goldsmith Leiphart '70 A.M., Winston-Salem, N.C., is the assistant dean of general studies in the college division of the North Carolina School of the Arts. Nancy writes, "We are a cluster of performing arts conservatories teaching students dance, design and production, drama, filmmaking, and music at the high school, college, and graduate levels."

Gilbert T. Sewall '70 A.M. is editor of The Eighties: A Reader (Addison-Wesley), a collection of writing about the decade's politics, economics, and culture ("Anthologies Noted," Books, January/February). Gilbert is a cultural historian and the president of the Center for Education Studies in New York City. He is also the director of the American Textbook Council, a research organization that conducts independent reviews and studies of history curricula and textbooks.

Jack Henke '73 M.A.T. has been teaching social studies at Brookfield Central School, Brookfield, N.Y., for twenty-four years. Jack spends his spare time coaching basketball, writing local history, gardening, and fishing.

Eleanor Levie '73 M.A.T., Doylestown, Pa., writes: "I am an author, editor, and, now, a book packager in needlework and crafts. My book Country Living Country Paint just came out, and Creations in Miniature is due out in September. I advocate for civil rights and women's issues as state public affairs chair of the National Council of Jewish Women. Carl Harrington '73 M.A.T., and I are having our own 25th reunion celebration, plus a 16th wedding anniversary. Carl is in charge of marketing for K'NEX, the second-largest and fastest-growing construction toy company. Our 11-year-old son, Sam, happens to be an expert construction toy builder and a great business asset to his dad. This year, Carl won both his fantasy baseball and fantasy basket-ball league games. No couch potatoes here, though: Carl got us all to join a gym recently. With luck, we should be around for our 50th reunion."

William Gaulin '74 M.A.T. is a principal at Synectics Inc., in Cambridge,Mass.

Peter S. Thompson '75 Ph.D. published Littérature moderne du monde francophone: une anthologie (National Textbook Co.).

Jaimee Wriston Colbert '76 A. M. is the winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Prize for her second collection of short stories, Climbing the God Tree. Jaimee lives in Rockport, Maine, where she is an instructor of writing and communications at the University of Maine at Augusta. She also teaches creative writing at the state prison and is a faculty associate at the Stonecoast Writers Conference. Her short stories have been published in a variety of literary journals. Her short fiction collection Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile won the Zephyr Publishing Prize in Fiction in 1993.

David Felder '76 A.M. lives in London with his wife, Louise, and their children, Miriam, 9, and Naomi, 3. He is head of international fixed income for Dresdner RCM Global Investors, part of the Dresdner Bank Group.

Tom Couser '77 Ph.D. published Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing (University of Wisconsin Press), an analysis of the relationship between physical and cultural dimensions of illness and disability. Tom is an English professor at Hofstra University.

Jwo Pan '78 Sc.M., '82 Ph.D. was named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an honor conferred on a member of the society who has at least ten years of active engineering practice and has made significant contributions to the field. Jwo is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan.

Mary Martins Brennan '79 A.M. (see Tara Brennan '92).

Joseph McLaren '80 Ph.D. published Langston Hughes: Folk Dramatist in the Protest Tradition, 1921-1943 (Greenwood Publishing Group). A specialist in African-American literature and African literature in English, Joseph has written numerous articles on literary and cultural topics. His writings have appeared in Masterpieces of African-American Literature and The African American Encyclopedia. He is an associate professor of English at Hofstra University.

Ann-Louise Sticklor Shapiro '80 Ph.D. (see Michael D. Shapiro '62).

Bill Ferraro '83 A.M., '91 Ph.D. married Laura Hellmann, a public health nutritionist, on Nov. 29 in Carbondale, Ill. Bill is a documentary editor with the Ulysses S. Grant Association at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC). Todd Gernes '87 A.M., '92 Ph.D. and Thom Mitchell '81 A.M., '84 Ph.D. attended the wedding. Todd coordinates the upper-level writing program in the Gayle Morris Sweetland Writing Center and is a member of the department of English language and literature at the University of Michigan. Thom, who lives around the corner from Bill, is an associate professor of economics at SIUC.

Stephen Siegel '83 Sc.M., '85 Ph.D. (see Jayne Kurkjian-Siegel '84).

Patricia McDonnell '85 A.M. '91 Ph.D. is the author of the catalog for "Marsden Hartley: American Modern," an exhibition that will be on tour nationally through 2000. Patricia is a curator at the University of Minnesota's Weisman Art Museum.

J.M. Landsberg '86 Sc.M. (see '86).

Paul Bechta '88 Sc.M. (see '87).

Kang Sun '88 Ph.D. joined Allied Signal Inc. as a general manager of imaging devices. Prior to joining Allied Signal, he spent six years at Arkwright Inc. as a vice president of technology.

Manojit Sarkar '92 Sc.M. has two children, Arjun, 2, and Natasha, born in January. Manojit works in Silicon Valley, where he writes computer software for managing tele-communications networks. His wife, Pallabi, is pursuing biotechnology.

From the March / April 1998 Issue

Bernard Budiansky '50 Ph.D. received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) medal for distinguished engineering achievement on Nov. 15 in New York City. Bernard is Gordon McKay Professor Emeritus of Structural Mechanics and Abbot and James Lawrence Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Harvard. His career in mechanics and engineering helped form the foundation of micromechanics. His work has also earned him such honors as the ASME Timoshenko Medal, the von Kármán Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Eringen Medal from the Society of Engineering Science. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

John L. Thomas '61 Ph.D. received a Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning at Brown on Oct. 25 for his commitment to reflective teaching as an integral part of higher education. Jack is the George L. Littlefield Professor of American History.

Earl A. Pope '62 Ph.D. recently attended the awards ceremony at Johns Hopkins University at which former President George Bush was presented the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for humanitarianism. Earl is one of seven board members who select the recipients for this award. He also briefed newly appointed foreign service officers assigned to the American embassies in Moldova and Romania on the religious situation in their respective countries. Earl's review of Romania: Orthodox Identity at a Crossroads of Europe, by Ion Bria, was in the October issue of Religion in Eastern Europe. Earl is a professor emeritus of religion at Lafayette College.

Alvin H. Rosenfeld '67 Ph.D. edited Thinking About the Holocaust (Indiana University Press). Alvin is a professor of English at Indiana University, where he is also director of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program.

Lucie-Anne Dionne-Thomas '70 A.M. was promoted to captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserves on Sept. 10. She spent four years on active duty after teaching French with the Naval Reserves for six years. As a naval reserve lawyer she translates documents and teaching materials and serves as an interpreter for foreign visitors at the international training department at the Naval Justice School in Newport, R.I. Lucie-Anne is married to Andrew Thomas, a lawyer in private practice in Middletown, R.I., and a Naval Reserve captain. They have a 10-year-old daughter, Kim.

Jeffrey L. Meikle '71 A.M. (see '71).

Kathleen C. Smith '75 A.M. has been a certified social worker in the chemical dependency field for seven years. She is engaged, and a June wedding is planned. Kathleen would love to hear from classmates.

Joyce Toomre '77 Ph.D. coedited Food in Russian History and Culture (Indiana University Press) with Musya Glants. Joyce, a Slavist and culinary historian, is a fellow at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard.

Charlotte Downey '78 Ph.D. (see '71).

Ambassador William H. Courtney '80 Ph.D. has become special assistant to President Clinton and senior director of the National Security Council for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.

Andrea Libresco '82 M.A.T. was named Outstanding Secondary Teacher by the Long Island Council for the Social Studies. Andrea teaches history at Oceanside High School and is lead teacher for elementary social studies in the Oceanside public schools. She also teaches social studies methods to graduate students at Hofstra University.

M.D. Litonjua '82 Ph.D. published The Paradigm Shift (University Press of America). Utilizing the Kuhnian theory of scientific revolutions, the work contends that Latin American liberation theology constitutes a shift in theological paradigms. M.D. is associate professor of sociology at the College of St. Joseph in Cincinnati.

David Downie '84 M.A. published Enchanted Liguria, an account of the history and lifestyle of the Italian Riviera. David is a freelance writer and contributing editor of Departures magazine.

Yue-Kwun Kwok '85 Ph.D. won a 1997 School of Science Teaching Award at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he teaches mathematics for engineers.

Susan Miller '88 Ph.D. received an alumni citation from Trinity College for outstanding professional achievement in engineering. Susan is a technical manager at Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies, where she is responsible for systems engineering in the development of digital loop carrier systems for the global market. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and IEEE.

Sal Fratantaro '87 Ph.D. and his wife, Lucia (SUNY-Stonybrook '89 Ph.D.), following a Long Island wedding in 1994, embarked on a whirlwind honeymoon through southern Italy, Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, and five of the Greek Cycladic Islands. They then settled in a waterfront condo overlooking Narragansett Bay. The winters have been broken up by trips to Sanibel and Captiva islands, St. Maarten, and California. Most recently the couple spent Sal's sabbatical at Cambridge University in England, where Sal was completing research for a book. They lived in an authentic Tudor cottage and immersed themselves in British academic life. On his return, Sal learned that he had been selected as one of two scholars from the eastern United States to serve on the editorial advisory board of Collegiate Press for their next production of World Civilization. Sal is assistant professor of philosophy at Providence College and director of the Rhode Island chapter of Phi Sigma Tau. Lucia is a clinical neuropsychologist and director of psychology at the Child Development Center of Rhode Island Hospital. She is also clinical assistant professor of pediatrics in the Brown Medical School.

Michael Altman '88 Ph.D. won a 1997 School of Science Teaching Award at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He teaches courses in electricity, magnetism, modern physics, and advanced experimental physics at the university.

Julie Henderson '89 M.A.T. and her husband, Michael W. Smith, have bought a house and moved to Ridgefield, Conn. Julie hopes to hear from other members of her M.A.T. class.

Larissa Taylor '90 Ph.D. has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the history department at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Nona Olivia '94 Ph.D. married Stephen Black (UC-Santa Cruz '89 Ph.D.) last June in Jackson, Miss., where they both teach at Millsaps College. Nona is in the classical studies department and spent the summer in London and Paris with the college's European studies program. Stephen is chair of the psychology department and a second-degree black belt in hopkido and tae kwon do. He teaches women's self-defense classes in Jackson. Nona was a co-organizer of the third bi-annual women's studies conference sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the South. Her son Jasper is a junior at Jackson Preparatory School and a student of martial arts. Her older son, Scott, is studying anthropology at Millsaps and plans to graduate next year.

Claire Lang '95 M.A. (see '94).

Jon Mukand '95 Ph.D. received the American Heart Association's special service award for his work on the association's board of directors and his contributions to stroke rehabilitation education. Jon is medical director of the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center at St. Joseph Hospital for Specialty Care in Providence. He is a clinical assistant professor at the medical schools of Brown and Boston University.

Richard Pires '95 Ph.D. is an assistant professor of chemistry at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.



Sep, 2018

Rozanne Karibian Arzoomanian ’45, ’62 MAT, of Cranston, R.I.; Apr. 30. She taught science at Hugh B. Bain Middle School in Cranston and was coprincipal of the Mourad Armenian School. She was a longtime member of St. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church and is survived by a daughter, a son, and two siblings.


Sep, 2018

Glenn S. Everett ’88 PhD, of Pembroke, Mass.; Apr. 19, after a struggle with leukemia and other health issues. He taught English at Temple Univ. and the Univ. of Tennessee at Martin. He enjoyed photography, singing, playing tennis, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; two sons; a sister; a niece; and two nephews. 

Sep, 2018

Rida M. Mirie ’77 ScM, ’80 PhD, of Lowell, Mass.; Feb. 16. He was a mathematics professor at UMass Lowell. He is survived by a daughter.


Sep, 2018

Richard G. MacKay ’74 MAT, of West Hartford, Conn.; Apr. 9. He taught in Watertown Public Schools and also worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. He is survived by a brother.


Sep, 2018

Mary Ogden Trotta ’72 MAT, of Clarksboro, N.J.; Apr. 18. She taught English at Woodbury High School for 30 years. After retiring from Woodbury, she joined the Univ. of Pennsylvania’s Literacy Network, where she devoted her time to professional development with teachers across the country. She enjoyed expanding literacy among children in under-resourced school districts. She is survived by her husband, James; a daughter; a son-in-law; and a sister.


Sep, 2018

Marion Lord Kessen ’72 AM, of Branford, Conn.; May 24. She worked in various positions at Yale Univ., conducting research in the department of psychology. She enjoyed bowling and playing bridge and golf. She served as chairman of the Branford Human Rights Council in the 1960s and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by six children, six grandchildren, and a great-grandson.


Sep, 2018

Arlene Haas Little ’70 AM, ’73 PhD, of Penacook, N.H.; Jan. 2. She had been a professor of psychology at UMass Amherst, retiring in 2002. She is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, a sister, and a sister-in-law.


Sep, 2018

Linda Daignault Howell ’69 MAT, of New Bern, N.C.; Mar. 29. After moving to Boston in 1974, she worked for the New England Governors Council. In 1976 she cofounded the Council for Northeast Economic Action, which became an international consulting firm focused on creating opportunities for growth in New England. She later moved to New Bern and focused on historic preservation and gardening as a member of the New Bern Preservation and Historical Society. As a member of the Questers, she worked to raise funds to restore Cedar Grove Cemetery. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Jim; a son; a daughter-in-law; and a sister.


Sep, 2018

Vittorio A. Bonomo ’69 PhD, of Blacksburg, Va.; Apr. 20, 2017. He began teaching at UC Santa Barbara. He subsequently taught at Virginia Tech in the College of Business for 48 years and was a winner of the William E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence. He was a financial advisor to two Virginia governors and served on advisory boards for many banks and financial institutions spanning his career. He enjoyed painting, Virginia Tech football, and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.


Sep, 2018

Fred I. Cooperstock ’66 PhD, of Victoria, B.C.; Jan. 17. He was a physics professor at the Univ. of Victoria. He enjoyed photography, writing, playing badminton, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and a sister.


Sep, 2018

Marjorie Harvey Purves ’65 AM, of Worcester, Mass.; Mar. 27, of lung cancer. She ran the volunteer program of the palliative care unit at UMass Memorial Medical Center for 10 years. She served on the board of Daybreak, then stepped down to be executive director until the early 1990s. After leaving Daybreak, she worked for the Battered Women’s Coalition in Boston. She was also a mediator for the court system for many years. She sang with the Worcester Choral Society and enjoyed poetry. She is survived by two daughters, a son-in-law, a grandson, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.


Sep, 2018

Gordon R. Williamson ’64 ScM, of Hanover, N.H.; Feb. 15. He worked as an intellectual property lawyer in Boston before joining the staff of Byte magazine in the 1970s. In retirement he founded a nonprofit organization supporting artisans in Rwanda, authored a career guide for young lawyers, and volunteered with the Dartmouth athletics department. He is survived by a daughter, a son, a stepdaughter, three grandchildren, and a brother.


Sep, 2018

Rozanne Karibian Arzoomanian ’62 MAT (see ’45).


Sep, 2018

Robert E. Green Jr. ’56 ScM, ’59 PhD, of Towson, Md. He was an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Univ. in Baltimore. He is survived by his wife, Sydney; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

Sep, 2018

Ryozo G. Kumekawa ’55 AM, of Wakefield, R.I.; Apr. 16. He served as the director of city planning for the City of Warwick (R.I.) from 1958 to 1972. He was then appointed as the executive assistant for Policy and Program Review for Gov. Noel of Rhode Island, serving from 1973 to 1977. From 1977 to 1979 he was the executive director of the Coalition of Northeastern Governors Policy Research Center, and from 1980 until his retirement in 1998, he was the director of the URI Graduate Program in Community Planning. He was honored with the distinguished leadership award by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Planning Assoc. in 1996 and was elected a fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Yoshiko; three children; and several nieces and nephews.


Sep, 2018

Charles A. Pleasance ’53 AM (see ’50).


Sep, 2018

Alice Slavin Krafft ’47 ScM, of Alexandria, Va.; Feb. 23. She was a retired science teacher. She is survived by eight children, 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a sister.


Sep, 2018

Richard N. Berry ’41 ScM, ’47 PhD, of Bloomington, Ind.; Feb. 26. He was a professor of psychology and brain sciences at Indiana State Univ. from 1947 until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed following the stock market, gardening, and playing golf. He is survived by a sister-in-law, nieces, and nephews.


Sep, 2018

Charles A. Pleasance ’50, ’53 AM, of Greenville, Del.; Mar. 18. He was a retired manager of Wescom Inc. in Downers Grove, Ill. During his long career in the telephone industry, he had an interest in the history of the independent telephone industry and self-published a book on the subject in 1989, The Spirit of Independent Telephony. He was a member of the Independent Telephone Pioneer Assoc. He is survived by three daughters and their spouses, five grandchildren, a great-grandson, and a sister.


Jul, 2018

Reva Angel Stern ’89 AM, of Providence; Feb. 3. She was a retired instructor in continuing education at RISD andmember of Temple Emanu-El. She is survived by daughters Karen Stern Hammarstrom ’88 and Lisa Stern ’89; sons Joel ’91 MD and Alan ’94; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; and a brother.


Jul, 2018

Adam Irgon ’84 ScM, of Princeton, N.J.; Jan. 19. He worked at Telcordia before founding STS Consulting in East Brunswick, N.J. He enjoyed gardening and philanthropic work. He is survived by his wife, Irina; a daughter, Marina Gu ’11; a son; his mother; and two sisters.


Jul, 2018

Archie J. Powell ’74 AM, of Roxbury, Mass.; Jan. 30. He worked for the Rhode Island Department of Education until 1981, when he took a position at Brown to become minority affairs officer in the division of biology and medicine. He left Brown to be associate dean of students for minority affairs at Albany Medical College (New York) and later was associate director of admissions at Boston Univ. He was a gifted musician and taught piano, organ, and voice in the Boston area; he performed with the Morehouse College Glee Club and also directed the Boston Orchestra and Chorale choir. In addition to his many memberships, he belonged to the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Minority Medical Educators, and sat on several boards. He was inducted into the Distinguished Service Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma in 2013. He is survived by two sisters, a half-sister, and a nephew.


Jul, 2018

Joan Pollins Feldman ’68 MAT, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Pawtucket, R.I. She was an art teacher at Shea High School in Pawtucket for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Providence Art Club, the Boca Raton Watercolor Society, and the Artist Guild of Boca Raton. She is survived by two daughters; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter.


Jul, 2018

Frank L. Ingenito ’67 PhD, of Washington, D.C.; Feb. 14, from progressive supranuclear palsy. He was a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie, and several cousins.


Jul, 2018

David L. Berube ’65 MAT, of Bluffton, S.C.; Feb. 7, of bone cancer. He was a retired high school history teacher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed playing tennis. He is survived by his wife, Janice: a daughter; two sons; two granddaughters; a sister; and a brother.


Jul, 2018

Richard A. Derrig ’64 ScM, ’70 PhD, of Providence; Feb. 8. He was president of OPAL Consulting LLC, which he established in 2004 to provide research and support to the property-casualty insurance industry. Prior to forming OPAL, he was a senior vice president at the Automobile Insurers Bureau and a vice president at the Insurance Fraud Bureaus, both of Massachusetts. He taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics at Villanova Univ. and Wheaton College. He wrote several prize-winning papers and lectured to professional groups, law enforcement personnel, and U.S. and foreign trade organizations. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and attending Brown football, basketball, and hockey games. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter; a son; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter, Tess Rossi ’20.


Jul, 2018

John H. Abel ’64 MAT, ’66 PhD, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Feb. 27. He was a professor of cell and molecular biology and chairman of the biology department at Lehigh Univ. He also held professorships at New York Medical College, Colorado State Univ., the Univ. of Bonn in Germany and the Univ. of Tennessee. He had been involved with NASA early in his career, especially with the Gemini program. He enjoyed golf, photography, and traveling. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Jul, 2018

Charles E. Dyke ’62 AM, ’66 PhD, of Plumstead, Pa.; Feb. 21. He taught philosophy at Temple Univ. for 50 years. Some of his publications include The Evolutionary Dynamics of Complex Systems and How Nature Speaks: The Dynamics of the Human Ecological Condition. For two years he taught at Temple’s campus in Rome, Italy. In retirement he turned to sculpture and exhibited his work at the Tinicum Arts Festival. He also enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons and their spouses; and three grandchildren.


Jul, 2018

Earl W. O’Dell ’58 ScM, of Morris Plains, N.J.; Mar. 3. He was a research physicist at Allied-Signal in Morristown and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and five grandchildren.


Jul, 2018

Joseph T. Mullhaupt ’58 PhD, of Warwick, N.Y.; Feb. 21. He was a research chemist employed with Linde Division of Union Carbide in Tonawanda, N.Y. During his more than 45-year career with Linde, he coauthored at least six technical papers and was an inventor on nine patents. He was active in his church, serving as a cantor. He is survived by a daughter, four sons, three daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren.


Jul, 2018

Robert D. Hall ’58 AM, ’60 PhD, of Sudbury, Mass.; Jan. 24. He was a staff scientist in the neurosciences research program at MIT, later at the Worcester Foundation, and retired from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He became an avid runner in his 50s and joined the Concord Runners. He ran several Boston Marathons and the annual Mt. Washington road race into his 80s. He served on numerous boards and enjoyed traveling, the symphony, and the theater. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a daughter; two sons; and four grandchildren.


Jul, 2018

Astrid Bottis Kromayer ’51 AM, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Feb. 19. She began teaching Spanish at Lehigh Univ. in 1951. From 1958 to 1963 she taught at Moravian Academy and later at Moravian College (both in Bethlehem), teaching both Spanish and French courses. She retired in 1992 as a recipient of the Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching. She enjoyed animals and helping at the nonprofit Animals in Distress. She is survived by her husband, Peter; two daughters; and their spouses.


Jul, 2018

Aldo S. Lehmann ’41 PhD, of Fallbrook, Calif.; Nov. 24. He joined Shell Development Co. as a chemist in 1946 and held several managerial positions in the company, retiring after 31 years. During World War II he worked for the U.S. Department of the Navy on special assignments, including the Manhattan Project. An avid traveler, he visited numerous countries and every state in the United States. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, American Petroleum Institute, Alpha Chi Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma XI. He enjoyed camping, hiking, fly-fishing, hunting, and horseback riding. He is survived by two sons, two grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


Jul, 2018

James W. Hanner ’58, ’62 MAT, of Amherst, Mass., formerly of Arcadia, Calif.; Feb. 8. He was a retired financial consultant. He enjoyed singing in the Valley Light Opera and the Hampshire Choral Society. He also enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a daughter; a sister-in-law; and a brother-in-law.


Jul, 2018

Joyce Williams Warren ’57, ’60 AM, of Roslyn Heights, N.Y.; Dec. 17. She was a professor of English and director of Women’s Studies at Queens College in New York. She was the author of The American Narcissus: Individualism and Women in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction; Fanny Fern: An Independent Woman; and Women, Money, and the Law: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gender, and the Courts, as well as the children’s book A Mouse to Be Free. She served on her local library board and was active in environmental and community organizations. She is survived by her husband, Frank ’57 AM, ’62 PhD; four children, including Catherine Warren ’88, and their spouses, including Anthony R. Loumis ’99; and five grandchildren.


Jul, 2018

Bruce B. Chick ’50, ’53 ScM, of Rumford, R.I., and West Dennis, Mass.; Mar. 9 of cancer.While working towards his master’s degree at Brown, he worked in the metals research laboratory and was appointed assistant director of the lab in 1953. This led to a career in ultrasonic testing and the formation of two companies; Matec Inc., where he was president until it was sold in 1983, and RITEC Inc. in Warwick, R.I., where he was chairman. He wrote or cowrote numerous papers related to the specialized field of ultrasonic measurements and was coauthor of the text book Ultrasonic Methods in Solid State Physics. He held two patents for ultrasonic instruments. While at Brown as an undergrad, he was an announcer for WBRU for four years and after graduating became a faculty advisor and later served as president of the advisory board until 1983. He was a member of many organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, The East Providence Historical Society, the East Providence Development Commission, and Sigma Xi. In 2015 he and his wife were elected copresidents of the Brown Class of 1950. Additionally, he was a senior warden at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Rumford. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Decatur Chick ’50; daughters Deborah Chick Burke ’77 and Nancy Chick Hyde ’80; and six grandchildren, including Nathan Hyde ’17 and Sara Hyde ’17.

May, 2018

John P. Cook ’64 AM, of Bath, Pa.; Dec. 22. He performed fieldwork in the Canadian Yukon Territory and Alaska’s Onion Portage and investigated the prehistory of Healy Lake in Alaska before beginning work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1968. There, in addition to a full teaching schedule, he was eventually in charge of all archaeological surveys and excavations north of Glennallen, before and during construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, and he directed salvage excavations at Amchitka Island. In the early 1970s he cofounded the Alaska Anthropological Assoc. and in the mid-to-late 1970s he pioneered the use of x-ray fluorescence and instrumental neutron activation analysis testing the possibility of determining prehistoric trade routes. In 1980 he began working at the Bureau of Land Management, where for nearly two decades he was in charge of investigation and management of cultural resources in the trans-Alaska pipeline corridor and interior Alaska lands controlled by the U.S. Army and Air Force. He was involved with several organizations, including the Alaska State Historical Commission, the Fairbanks Borough Commission for Historic Preservation, the Canadian Archaeological Assoc., and the Society for American Archeology. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, including Timothy ’96 AM; a stepson; three grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and former wife, Nancy Wolens Cook ’60, ’64 MAT.

May, 2018

Norma Peters Cariglia ’90 AM, of Hanover, Mass.; Dec. 5, after a long illness. She is survived by four daughters, a stepdaughter, three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


May, 2018

Alan F. Arcuri ’71 PhD, of Absecon, N.J.; Nov. 20. He taught political science at Stockton (N.J.) University, where he was instrumental in establishing the prelaw program and served as prelaw adviser. In addition, he was the academic coordinator of the Educational Opportunity Fund Summer Program, a guest lecturer at the State Police Training Academy and a core member of a high school-college cooperative program. He enjoyed playing squash. He is survived by his wife, Kris.


May, 2018

Brian Taylor ’70 PhD, of Algonac, Mich.; Jan. 5. He retired from General Motors after 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; five children; seven grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.


May, 2018

Wilson C. Obi ’68 ScM, of East Orange, N.J.; Aug. 16. He is survived by his wife, Chinwe; three sons; three grandchildren; a sister; and nieces and nephews.


May, 2018

 Erik Erginer ’66 ScM, ’69 PhD, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Oct. 31. After graduating, he returned to Istanbul to complete mandatory military service. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant in 1972. In 1974 he returned to the United States and worked as an engineer. He held two U.S. patents for forging die design and for turbine processes. After retiring, he briefly taught high school, volunteered at the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, and in 1991 helped found the Winston-Salem chapter of Women Against War. He is survived by his children; his grandchildren; a sister-in-law; a niece; and his former wife, Linda Holgate.


May, 2018

Arthur S. Grossman ’68, ’71 ScM, of Everett, Wash.; Dec. 21, of complications from ALS. He was a family physician for many years in Everett. After retiring, he taught fitness classes at the Everett YMCA and other fitness clubs and volunteered at the local clinic. He was also a volunteer coach and referee for the Washington State Youth Soccer Assoc. He was a member of the Washington State Medical Assoc. and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He enjoyed swimming, running, biking, bridge, and opera. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Vanderwicken Grossman ’70, ’71 ScM; two daughters, including Emily Grossman ’97; a son; five grandchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law.


Apr, 2018

MacGregor Robinson ’96 MAT, of Pawling, N.Y.; Sept. 4, of liver cancer. He worked as an English teacher and housemaster at the Berkshire School (Mass.), and as an admissions professional and student adviser at The Gunnery (Conn.). He also worked at Trinity-Pawling School (N.Y.); and at King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan. He is survived by two brothers, two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2018

Robert A. Johnson ’71 PhD, of Acton, Mass.; Nov. 4. He taught physics at Bucknell Univ. and later did consulting work. He was a member of the American Physical Society, the International Solar Energy Society, and the Federation of American Scientists. He was an Acton selectman and served on various town committees. He enjoyed playing bridge. He is survived by a son, a daughter-in-law, a grandson, two sisters, and his former wife, Elizabeth Comstock.

Apr, 2018

David Gullet ’70 AM, of Ashland, Ore., formerly of Oakland, Calif.; Oct. 11. He worked for the city of Oakland as a supervisor, area manager, park/recreation manager, and assistant director. He retired in 2004. He enjoyed gardening, photography, and traveling to state and national parks. He is survived by his wife, Christina, and two children.

Apr, 2018

Charles R. Jungwirth ’70 MAT, of Riverside, R.I.; Jan. 3, 2017. He was a biology teacher at Roger Williams Univ. for more than 25 years and also served as ombudsman. He is survived by his wife, Veretta; a daughter; two grandsons; two sisters; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Apr, 2018

John D. Harper ’69 PhD, of Calgary, Canada; Oct. 24. A geologist, he worked across the globe and made significant contributions to petroleum geoscience and hydrocarbon exploration during his 50-year career. He was a professor at Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland and director of the Geological Survey of Canada, and he worked with Alconsult International and ConocoPhillips in Texas. He volunteered with the Canadian ski patrol system for 40 years, and was involved in various other community organizations. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; two sons and their spouses; and two grandchildren.

Apr, 2018

Herbert G. Sutter ’69 PhD, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Staten Island, N.Y.; Nov. 14. He taught at Union College; did research on nuclear waste in the Maryland/Washington, D.C., area; and was a consultant, but his real passion was helping people. While in Maryland, he served as a counselor and elder at Northgate Community Church and later was pastor at a church in Germantown, Md. After moving to Ohio, he was active at Canton First Friends Church, where he was an elder and taught classes, mentored young married couples, and headed up the emergency relief and food pantry ministry. He is survived by his wife, Norma; two children; four grandchildren; and five adopted grandchildren.

Apr, 2018

John H. Spang ’67 ScM, ’71 PhD, of League City, Tex.; Nov. 9. He was a geology professor at the Univ. of Calgary, and then at Texas A&M, from which he retired. He was active in the American Assoc. of Petroleum Geologists, U.S. Power Squadrons, America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Assoc., and Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife, Terry; a son; a daughter-in-law; grandchildren; a brother; and a sister-in-law.

Apr, 2018

Mark E. Connelly ’51 ScM, of Concord, Mass.; Oct. 15. He had a long career as a researcher at MIT and worked on hybrid computing, air defense, aircraft simulation, air traffic control, and mass transit. He advised numerous graduate students on their research. He was an active member of the Concord Sailfishing Group and played tennis, cribbage, and bridge. He also enjoyed reading the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and books on economics, history, and political science. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and is survived by two daughters, a son, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Apr, 2018

James Melius ’70, ’72 MMS

Architect of aid for 9/11 first responders

“For most occupational or environmental illnesses, what treatment do we have?” Dr. James Melius ’70, ’72 MMS told the Niagara Sunday Gazette in the late 1980s. As director of the New York Department  of Health’s division of occupational health and environmental epidemiology, he was leading the cleanup of Forest Glen, a Niagara Falls neighborhood that became a Superfund site.  “Our best treatment,” Melius insisted, “is to stop exposure.” 

Melius, who died January 1 of cardiac arrest at his home in Copake Falls, N.Y.,  had a decades-long career as a strong advocate for workers’ health and safety, with an emphasis on prevention. His repeated testimony before Congress was key to the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which authorized billions of dollars for the medical care of first responders. “The failure of the government to properly inform and protect these people from these exposures added substantially to their health risks,” Melius testified in 2009.

As an international expert on workplace medicine, Melius was part of the cohort of U.S. experts sent to Bhopal, India, in 1984, to investigate the poisonous gas leak at the Union Carbide pesticide plant, considered one of the world’s worst industrial disasters. From 1994 until his death, Melius served the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). “Jim was a true working class warrior,” said LIUNA general president Terry O’Sullivan, in a tribute. 

James Malcolm Melius was born on June 16, 1948, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and raised in nearby Copake Falls, New York. At Brown, he studied biology and managed the varsity hockey team. In a letter to the BAM from 1972, Melius’s last year in the six-year medical science program,  he and fellow members of the Brown Medical Student Society made a forceful argument that Brown should start a medical school, both to enhance the University and to improve health care in Rhode Island. 

The son of a farmer and a first-grade teacher, Melius showed concern for the working class even before the start of his career. “Quality medical care is a right rather than a privilege which must be made equally available to all people,” he and his classmates wrote in the BAM.

Melius received his MD from the University of Illinois School of Medicine and his doctorate of epidemiology from the University of Illinois School of Public Health.  

Starting with a residency in occupational medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Melius’s career was focused on reducing the number of workers killed, injured, or exposed to dangerous substances on the job. “He had an early sense of wanting to do good and remain connected to working class people,”his son Jeremy Melius told the New York Times in early January. “He had a strong sense of service.”

Melius improved occupational health practices in New York  long before he spelled out to Congress what hadn’t been done properly after 9/11 and what the procedure should be in future disaster response. In 1980, after an explosion and fire at the Chemical Control Corp. chemical storage site in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Melius got the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, where he’d worked previously, to come in and do medical evaluations of the firefighters. “It was one of the first times that firefighters were evaluated after a major incident,” a longtime former official of the International Association of Fire Fighters told the Times. “And that continues today.” 

Just months before his death, Melius coauthored an op-ed in the New York Daily News calling a monument for 9/11 first responders a moral imperative. “For them,” he wrote, “9/11 and its aftermath is still a daily battle.”

—Louise Sloan ’88

Feb, 2018

Mary D. Provost ’67 MAT, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Blackstone, Mass.; Aug. 27. She taught at Blackstone High School and then North Smithfield High School (R.I.), where she was honored for 28 years of service to the North Smithfield school system. She was selected for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics. She volunteered as a religious educator and a Eucharistic minister at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Blackstone and was an active member of the Blackstone School Committee. She is survived by her husband, Edward; seven children and their spouses; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and seven siblings.

Feb, 2018

Robert G. Sherer Jr. ’67 AM, of Little Rock, Ark.; Aug. 22. He taught part-time at North Carolina State and Tulane and had professorships at Stetson Univ. (Fla.), Alcorn State Univ. (Miss.), and Wiley College, (Tex.). Active in the civil rights movement, he participated in the March on Washington, where he heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. give his “I Have a Dream” speech. After moving to Little Rock, he served on the boards of the Arkansas Museum, the Univ. of Arkansas History Institute, and the Arkansas United Methodist Conference History board. He also taught at the Unity Sunday School and helped the Reconciling Ministries Network. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter; a son; two grandsons; a niece; and a nephew.

Feb, 2018

Hubert E. Harber Jr. ’68 MAT, of Southampton, Pa., formerly of West Chester, Pa.; Sept. 25. He was a professor of astronomy at West Chester Univ. He published several articles in Sky & Telescope and Science News in the 1970s and was the author of an astronomy and stargazing guide for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Bucks County Radio Control Club, where he flew, displayed, and discussed hand-built model planes. He also enjoyed building model trains and sailing ships. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons; three stepsons; and three granddaughters.

Feb, 2018

Olga K. Ingelse ’68 MAT, of Rockville, Md.; Aug. 31. She was a professor of Spanish at the Community College of Rhode Island until her retirement. She is survived by two nieces and four nephews.

Feb, 2018

Iris Weidenfeld Falck Donnelly ’71 MAT, of Narragansett, R.I.; Sept. 12. She spent most of her career with the Providence school system as a bilingual kindergarten teacher and many years as a bilingual special education resource teacher. She also taught high school French and Spanish in Smithfield (R.I.) and Johnston (R.I.). In retirement, she volunteered at Sophia Academy, a school for young women from underserved communities in Rhode Island, and with adult literacy programs. She was a talented photographer. She is survived by her husband, Charles; two children; and a grandchild.

Feb, 2018

Penny S. Pickett ’71 AM, ’73 PhD, of Washington, D.C.; Sept. 11, after a long illness. She worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). She was hired in 1980 as a journeyman editor helping the GAO communicate its findings to Congress and the public. She previously was part of the research team at the Folger Institute of Renaissance and 18th Century Studies in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a proofreader for U.S. News &World Report and for a time taught English literature at Georgetown.

Feb, 2018

Jeanne Elizabeth Hansen Kugler ’76 MAT, of New Bedford, Mass.; Aug. 16. She taught English at Bristol Community College. She also worked as a freelancer for the university presses of  both Harvard and Yale, as well as some New York publishing houses. In retirement she enjoyed painting, gardening, and walking on the beach and in the woods. She is survived by four children, including a daughter, Anne Kugler ’90; a son, Richard ’99 PhD; seven grandchildren; and a sister.

Feb, 2018

Henry J. Halko ’49 AM, ’57 PhD, of Charlton, Mass.; Sept. 24. He was a history professor at Simmons College for 37 years. He retired in 1990. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with family, and solving the New York Times crossword puzzles. He is survived by a brother and several nieces and nephews.

Feb, 2018

Simon Ostrach ’49 ScM, ’50 PhD, of Pepper Pike, Ohio; Oct. 2. He was a distinguished professor emeritus of engineering at Case Western Reserve Univ. and retired director of NASA’s National Center for Space Exploration Research. A pioneer in microgravity research, he designed experiments that flew aboard the Space Shuttle in 1992 and 1995. He authored more than 150 articles and papers in scientific and engineering journals. He was instrumental in establishing new engineering schools at Rowan Univ., Florida A&M, and Florida State Univ. He was listed in many publications, including Who’s Who in Aviation History and American Men of Science. As a lecturer, he was the recipient of numerous awards and was a member of several educational societies, including the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. He also served as a consultant to many national companies and was an NCAA licensed wrestling official. He enjoyed skippering a sailboat out of Edgewater Yacht Club and driving Corvettes. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; four children, including his son, Stefan ’69; five grandchildren, including Lillian Ostrach Toborek ’07, ’08 ScM, and Sarah Ostrach ’10; and one great-grandchild.

Feb, 2018

Arthur A. Ebenfield ’50 AM, Falmouth, Mass.; Oct. 7. He worked for the CIA as an analyst in Washington, D.C., for 25 years and consulted with a variety of defense firms from his home in Falmouth after retiring from the CIA. He volunteered and assisted in the chaplain’s office at Falmouth Hospital for 16 years. He enjoyed reading and playing golf. He is survived by five children, three stepchildren, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Feb, 2018

Joan Wilcox Cass ’52 ScM, of Enfield, Conn., formerly of Weathersfield, Vt.; Sept. 15. She was a member of the Enfield Congregational Church for more than 50 years and volunteered with many organizations. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, and reading. She is survived by a daughter, a son, a son-in-law, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Feb, 2018

Gordon J. Eaton ’59 PhD, of Dresher, Pa.; Sept. 7. He was a professor of science at Barrington College (R.I.), the Univ. of Lagos in Nigeria, and Delaware Valley Univ. He also held a research position at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he received five Battle Stars. He is survived by his wife, Trudy; three children and their spouses; a daughter-in-law; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Feb, 2018

Rebecca Hughes Malm ’60 AM, of Ashland, Ore.; Aug. 13, of a brain bleed. She taught dance, performed, and choreographed with a local semiprofessional company. Later she became a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education and maintained a successful practice for 25 years. She was an activist for civil rights and was involved in Unitarian Universalist congregations. She enjoyed the arts, painting, sculpting, photography, and travel. She is survived by a daughter, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.

Feb, 2018

William P. Ziemer ’61 PhD, of Waupaca, Wisc., formerly of Bloomington, Ind.; Aug. 5, of Parkinson’s. He served in the U.S. Army before joining the Indiana Univ. mathematics faculty. He retired in 2003. He lectured internationally and published four mathematics textbooks. For many years he was managing editor of the IU mathematics journal. He served a term as associate dean of the graduate school and in 1996 received Indiana Univ.’s Distinguished Faculty Award. He enjoyed singing with the Bloomington Chamber Singers and as the bass voice of the local barbershop quartet, the Bloomingtones. He sailed competitively, racing in local and regional Thistle class regattas, and enjoyed playing tennis and squash. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two daughters; a son; and six grandchildren.

Feb, 2018

Caroline King Barnard Hall  ’66 AM,  ’73 PhD (see ’60).

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