Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

A (5) | B (11) | C (4) | D (1) | E (6) | F (5) | G (2) | H (10) | J (2) | K (3) | L (6) | M (5) | N (2) | O (2) | P (5) | R (2) | S (6) | T (2) | U (1) | W (8) | Z (1)

Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles


Bio:

Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles, Senior Lecturer in History of Science and Medicine, is happy to speak with students about NASA and the space program, and what it was like to be the first woman to hold the Charles Lindbergh Chair at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. She can talk about how she wrote a science column for the Los Angles Times and how in writing a book about women in space she interviewed more than 40 astronauts in the US and Russia, and in writing a history of medical imaging interviewed 3 men who would later win Nobel Prizes. Students might want to talk about the discovery of X–rays, how the ability to peer into the human body gradually changed our ideas about privacy, and disease. bettyann.kevles@yale.edu

Linda Booz Klein


Bio:

Linda Booz Klein retired in 2013 as Director of Contracts and Intellectual Property after eighteen years at Yale University Press, a  job which perfectly merged two of her intellectual interests, contracts and book publishing. Linda is a graduate of Manchester College, Indiana, and Villanova Law School, and a member of the Connecticut Bar. In retirement she has taken up viola da gamba and golf, and reconnected with her love of choral singing. But her passion now is realizing a lifelong dream to recline on pianos, thanks to a class in cabaret singing at the Neighborhood Music School. She would love to talk with students about any of these interests.   lindaboozklein@gmail.com

Karen von Kunes


Bio:

Karen von Kunes, a faculty member in the Slavic Department, is in charge of all levels of Czech language teaching, and courses in English on Milos Forman’s films and Milan Kundera’s novels. Her Yale Summer Session program “Prague Film and Fiction in Kafka’s Spirit” attracts students not only from JE and other Yale residential colleges but also from Yale-NUS (and even Oxford, Harvard, and Brown) and includes an introduction to Holocaust, Prague history and culture, basics of filmmaking and travels across Central Europe (former Austria-Hungary). Dr. von Kunes enjoys talking with students about languages, literature, cultures, creative writing, screenwriting, and current trends in global immigration, which is one of the themes of her novel Among the Sinners. In addition, she has developed a keen interest in Singaporean culture, literature and economy during her teaching at Yale-NUS in 2015, and would enjoy having lunch with students from Singapore and other parts of Asia. karen.vonkunes@yale.edu