Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

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Kara Haas


Bio:

Kara is the Assistant Director for Federal Relations, where she serves as a liaison between the University, Members of Congress (and their staff), and the Executive Branch agencies. Prior to joining the University in 2006, Kara worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly twelve years. In that time, she served as Professional Staff for the House Science Committee, with legislative and oversight responsibilities for the National Science Foundation and federal math and science education programs. She also held legislative positions for various members of the U.S. House of Representatives (now all retired!) with responsibility for issues ranging from education and labor to patents and immigration. Kara holds a Bachelor of Science in History and Politics from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kara currently lives in Wooster Square with her dog, Bob Barker. She likes to cook, but her dinner guests are frequently grateful that Pepe’s is just around the corner. kara.haas@yale.edu

David Hafler


Bio:

David Hafler, Professor of Neurology and Immunobiology and Chairman, Department of Neurology, loves to kayak in the Long Island Sound, go for runs, and to pontificate on how we should train the next cadre of physician scientists. He decided early in his career (college) to make the understanding of multiple sclerosis as a life passion, and during this adventure became a clinical neurologist, immunologist, and geneticist. After spending 28 years at Harvard, he with great joy a number of years ago moved to Yale with his wife Janet (see her blurb), a Medical Educator. While he is the Breakstone Professor Emeritus at Harvard, he always sits on the Yale side at “The Game”. They have two wonderful children, Brian, an MD/PhD graduate and research ophthalmologist and Jason, a PhD in Genetics graduate involved in venture capital. david.hafler@yale.edu

Janet Hafler


Bio:

Janet Hafler, Associate Dean for Educational Scholarship and Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale Medical School is very interested in talking with students about the transition to Yale University, about careers in health care and in education. Over her career she has taught, advised students, residents and faculty in the health care professions, and participated in medical school admissions. As the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the YSM, which was opened in 2012 Janet loves the contact with students and faculty who are passionate about education. Being a new grandmother, and raising two sons with David Hafler who is the Chair of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine she has tried to balance her balance work and family. She loves to take walks, do yoga and cook. janet.hafler@yale.edu

Gary L. Haller


Bio:

Gary L. Haller is Henry Prentiss Becton Emeritus Professor of Engineering and Applied Science. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1966 from Northwestern University and was a member of the Yale faculty 1967-2015.  At Yale, he served as Departmental Chair, Chair of the Council of Engineering, Deputy Provost for Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Master of the Jonathan Edwards College.

Professor Haller has held visiting positions in international several including Oxford University, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, Universidad del Sur, Argentina (United Nations consultant), University of Edinburgh, Technical University of Münich, New York University, and the National Bureau of Standards.  He was editor of the Journal of Catalysis and a member of several editorial boards, including that of the Yale Alumni Magazine. He has been an active industrial consultant for more than 15 companies and is author or co-author of more than 250 publications, one book and eight industrial patents.

Donald J. Hannan lll


Bio:

Donald J. Hannan lll is currently a Partner at the Atwood Group, a Wealth Management team at Merrill Lynch’s Private Bank in Boston. Before joining  Merrill lynch, Don worked at East Coast Asset Management and Saturn Asset , a New England based venture capital firm .Prior to his Financial Services career, Don served for twenty years as an ordained Episcopal Priest, after graduating from Yale Divinity School , spending the majority of his ministry in Connecticut. His not for profit interests Included being Board Chairman of Big Brothers/Big Sisters  and Board member of the American Red Cross. Today he continues to serve on Harvard Medical Schools Global Advisory council. He has three Children, Tully Robinson, Emily Wynne and Parley Eastwood and lives with his companion Rosanne Thomas on Beacon Hill.

Donald J. Hannan lll


Bio:

Donald J. Hannan lll is currently a Partner at the Atwood Group, a Wealth Management team at Merrill Lynch’s Private Bank in Boston. Before joining  Merrill lynch, Don worked at East Coast Asset Management and Saturn Asset , a New England based venture capital firm .Prior to his Financial Services career, Don served for twenty years as an ordained Episcopal Priest, after graduating from Yale Divinity School , spending the majority of his ministry in Connecticut. His not for profit interests Included being Board Chairman of Big Brothers/Big Sisters  and Board member of the American Red Cross. Today he continues to serve on Harvard Medical Schools Global Advisory council. He has three Children, Tully Robinson, Emily Wynne and Parley Eastwood and lives with his companion Rosanne Thomas on Beacon Hill.

Theresa Fairbanks Harris


Bio:

Theresa Fairbanks Harris is the Senior Conservator, Works on Paper for the two Yale Art Museums.  She has a BA from Yale College and was a student in Jonathan Edwards.  She has a Masters in Science in Conservation from the University of Delaware Winterthur Conservation Program. Fairbanks Harris is an expert in paper history, art, and artist’s materials.  She has researched, published, lectured and taught about paper for over 40 years.  Her extensive employment experience in this discipline includes work as conservator and teacher in Conservation departments at Yale University and the Yale University Art Museums since 1982, the Smithsonian from 1981-1982, Harvard from 1980-1981, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale Rare Book Conservation Lab for Libraries from 1974-75.  She has taught since 1983 in Yale University departments of: History of Art, Fine Arts and more recently for the Paleography and Music Departments. She lectures on paper and artist’s materials nationally and internationally.

Karsten Heeger


Bio:

Karsten Heeger is a Professor of Physics and Director of the Wright Laboratory at Yale University. His research focuses on the study of neutrino oscillations, neutrino mass, and dark matter and he conducts experiments at underground laboratories around the world. Prof. Heeger received his undergraduate degree in physics from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle where he worked on a model-independent measurement of the solar 8B neutrino flux in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO).

Caroline Hendel


Bio:

Caroline Hendel, JE ‘83, wife of John Wysolmerski, JE ‘82, and parent of Michael Wysolmerski, JE ‘12, is a Senior Associate General Counsel in the University’s Office of the General Counsel. She is interested in speaking with students who are considering careers in the law. Caroline graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986, clerked for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and worked for several years in a large Boston law firm before coming back to work at Yale. As a result, she has experience in a variety of legal practice areas. Her focus is on employment law and discrimination law, with particular emphasis on those practice areas in the field of higher education. She is always happy to discuss anything having to do with life at Yale and in JE. Caroline.hendel@yale.edu

Emily Horning


Bio:

Emily Horning, Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Yale Library, enjoys speaking with students about career paths for history and humanities majors. By training she is a historian of early modern Europe; her work in graduate school concerned the transition from manuscript to print culture in France and England. Emily is also the curator of the Yale Library’s Curtis Mountaineering Collection, and while not strictly speaking a mountaineer, she is an enthusiastic hiker, having climbed in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Arctic, eastern and southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Over lunch in JE she would be delighted to talk about foreign and domestic travel, so-called “Arc TV” (those finely-crafted television serials like Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos and especially, especially The Wire), literature and movies of all kinds, and volunteering in New Haven. She hails from southern California, is a fan of UCLA Basketball and the Lakers and would be happy to commiserate about New England weather. emily.horning@yale.edu

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