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)

LT Josh Parsons


LT Josh Parsons is originally from Chicago, IL where, in 2001, Josh enlisted in the Navy. After a three year enlisted career, Josh entered into the Naval Academy class of 2007. Josh’s degree is a BS in English with an Arabic minor. After graduating, he began flight school where he learned how to fly multi-engine aircraft. His first duty station was in Jacksonville, FL to fly the P-3C Orion. Josh has operated in almost every continent and participated in many different missions during his Navy career. At Yale he teaches Naval Science and lives in Wooster Square. joshua.parsons@yale.edu

Penelope Laurans


Penelope Laurans was head of Jonathan Edwards College from January 2009-June 2016. She started her career at Yale as a faculty member in the department of English and over the years, while continuing to teach her signature course in Versification, held roles in the Yale College Dean's Office, the Admissions Office, and the President's Office. She was the senior staff on many of the university major reports, led the academic program of the Tercentennial, helped edit The Yale Review, and held the position of special assistant to the president for over twenty years. A great supporter of athletics as well as the undergraduate arts, she served for many years as Yale's faculty athletic representative and as adviser to Yaledancers, the Opera Theater of Yale College, and the Shen Musical Theater program. penelope.laurans@yale.edu

Elaine Piraino–Holevoet


Elaine Piraino–Holevoet, JE’75 and parent of Dan JE’07, has a special interest in speaking with students who would like to find out more about life in the City beyond Yale, particularly those who share her interest in environmental activism. She has lived in downtown New Haven since graduation and works with her husband in their graphic design firm — PIROET. For years an active volunteer in the community, she has also maintained strong ties to Yale as a volunteer on the Yale Alumni Schools Committee and as a vice president of the Yale Club of New Haven. You can read more at her blog: ontheroadtogreenness. Elaine would gladly meet for lunch, most any day. elaine@piroet.com

Leon Plantinga


Leon Plantinga, professor of music (emeritus) is a music historian who joined the Yale faculty in 1963, and became a fellow at JE one year later. He still teaches about one course a year, usually a seminar for the Humanities major, cross-listed with the Music Department. His publications are mainly on European music of the late 18th and the 19th centuries, with a particular interest in the place of music in intellectual history. Teaching Yale undergraduates has always been just about his favorite activity; in second place is playing tennis. He would welcome further contacts with students. leon.plantinga@yale.edu

Mike Printy


Michael Printy (JE ‘94) is the Librarian for Western European Humanities at Yale. At the library, he focuses on collection development in French, German, Italian, and European History, and on assisting faculty and students with research. He is also a historian specializing in European Intellectual History, especially the Enlightenment and religion in Germany. In addition to a B.A. from Yale he has a Ph.D. in History from U.C. Berkeley. He has spent several years in Germany, first as a Fulbright scholar right after graduating from Yale, and then later for subsequent research stays.  As an undergraduate, Sterling Memorial Library was one of his favorite places (alongside the 7th floor of Payne-Whitney), and he is pleased to have an office there now surrounded by over 4 million books! He is quite happy to talk to students about any aspect of the library, European history, or about studying in Europe. Email: Michael.printy@yale.edu

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