GS Class of 1988

Apr, 2023

John Landry ’88 AM, ’95 PhD, and Howard Wolk coauthored Launchpad Republic: America’s Entrepreneurial Edge and Why It Matters, in August 2022. He writes: “The book traces the evolution of entrepreneurship in America and its link to the country’s political economy. Entrepreneurship is often a rebellious act, and America’s democracy, decentralized corporate and financial system, and strong consumer marketplace make it uniquely supportive of entrepreneurship. The book discusses Big Tech, ESG (environmental, social, and governance), and China, and provides some comparisons with other countries across the world.”

Apr, 2023
A Lawyer and Seeker of Justice
Stephanie L. Robinson ’87, ’88 AM, A Lawyer and Seeker of Justice obituary Read More
Jan, 2023

Dr. Kang Sun ’88 PhD has launched an IPO on NYSE of his third renewable company, Amprius Technologies Inc. Contact Dr. Sun at

Apr, 2022

Susan Morrison ’88 AM, ’91PhD, was named a Texas State University System Regents Professor at the Nov. 18 quarterly Board of Regents meeting. This is the highest faculty honor conferred upon professors who demonstrate excellence and exemplary achievement in the areas of teaching, research and publication, and service. She was also made University Distinguished Professor of English at Texas State University.

Aug, 2021

Robert G. Goodby ’88 AM, ’94 PhD published A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History, in which he tells the 13,000-year story of Native Americans in the Monadnock Region. 

Apr, 2021

Kang Sun ’88 PhD was elected as Asia’s Most Influential Entrepreneur 2020 by Fortune Times for his accomplishments in the renewable energy industry. He is currently the chief executive officer of Amprius, Inc., an advanced lithium ion battery business. He also built two successful solar companies: RayTracker, acquired by First Solar; and JA Solar, which launched an IPO on NASDAQ. He can be reached at or (408) 887-1937.

Jan, 2021

Susan Signe Morrison ’88 AM, ’91 PhD, edited a collection of her mother’s poetry in her new chapbook Another Troy, published by Finishing Line Press. Her mother, Joan Wehlen Morrison, wrote her verse from 1938-44, when she was 17 to 21 years old, and it was discovered only upon her death. 

Aug, 2020
In the news

Denice Spero ’88 PhD, president and chief business officer of ProThera Biologics, announced the company had entered into a licensing agreement with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to develop plasma-derived therapies for the treatment of acute inflammatory conditions. ProThera was co-founded by Yow-Pin Lim and Douglas Hixson, faculty members at Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School.

Aug, 2020

Laura Hendrickson ’88 AM, ’08 PhD (see Patricia MacBride Hendrickson ’52).

Apr, 2020
Fresh Ink
Books by Ann Harleman ’88 AM, Sarah McFarland Taylor ’90, and Richard Lee Turits ’83 Read More
Apr, 2020

 Ann Harleman ’88 AM published her fifth book Tell Me, Signora, a novel set in Italy just after 9/11. Its heroine, an archaeologist caught up in efforts to aid refugees from the Kosovo War, must make the choice of a lifetime.


Mar, 2019

Kang Sun ’88 PhD is working on his third company in renewable energy. He is currently CEO of Amprius Inc, a high energy density lithium ion battery developer and manufacturer based on silicon anode technology. His solar battery company, JA Solar, launched an IPO on NASDAQ in 2007 and his solar tracking system company, RayTracker, was acquired by First Solar Inc in 2011.



Apr, 2024

Michael L. Carlebach ’84 AM, ’88 PhD, of Asheville, N.C.; Aug. 22. He was a staff photographer for the Miami Herald and The Village Post and a freelancer contributing to the Miami Herald’s Tropic magazine, Time, and the New York Times before he began teaching photography at the University of Miami in 1978 and continued until 2005 when he retired as professor emeritus. While at the University of Miami, he directed the American Studies program and chaired the Department of Art History. During his tenure he won the Wilson Hicks Conference Award, the freshman teaching award, the excellence in teaching award, and a provost’s award for scholarly activity. He authored nine books, including American Photojournalism Comes of Age, a historical account of the photographs and photojournalists who shaped American news in the early 20th century. Having lost four siblings to cystic fibrosis, which he had himself, he made time each year to photograph the children at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Ventilation Assisted Children’s Center sleepaway camp. He donated images from his personal archives to the University of Miami Libraries’ Special Collections. He is survived by his wife, Margot; two sons; a brother; and two grandchildren.

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