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)

John Donatich


John Donatich is the Director of Yale University Press, a leading scholarly, art and trade publisher based in New Haven and London.  He serves as founder and editor of the Margellos World Republic of Letters, a literature in translation series that publishes such authors as Adonis, Claudio Magris, Norman Manea and Witold Gombrowicz.

He previously served as VP, Publisher of Basic Books where he published such authors as Niall Ferguson, Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Hofstadter and Samantha Power.  He earned a BA and MA from New York University. 

His articles and essays have appeared in “The Atlantic Monthly”, “Harper’s,” “The Village Voice” and many other periodicals.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was awarded a Yaddo Fellowship.  He has published a memoir, AMBIVALENCE, A LOVE STORY and a novel, THE VARIATIONS.

Kem Edwards


Kem Edwards ‘49 is an alumnus and Associate Fellow of JE. After a career in insurance systems and computer processing he retired to New Haven - his birthplace - and has been auditing courses since 1996. He has totaled about 115 so far in practically every department (not chemistry or physics) and every term finds at least twenty he’s missed and wants to take. As an undergraduate he won a varsity letter in swimming, sang with the Yale Glee Club, the Spizzwinks(?) and the Whiffenpoofs and has continued singing, most recently in a quartet with three Whiffs from the Classes of 1939 and 1942. Singing goes on forever. He is also a Freshman Advisor, works out in the gym daily, and can be found in SML trying to catch up on course reading. kemedwards@aya.yale.edu

Jay Emerson


Jay Emerson, Associate Professor of Statistics, would enjoy meeting students with interest in real-world data challenges, cooking, opera, or off–the–beaten–track world travel. Jay has done several data analysis projects receiving attention in the media. Most recently, he has exposed a new quirk in the scoring system used in international figure skating competitions. He is currently attempting to master Mutter Paneer (including making the paneer from raw milk). He is looking forward to seeing Der Ring des Nibelungen again. He grew up in Vermont, has seen a good bit of the US, and has traveled to China, Brazil, and parts of Europe. He speaks French poorly. http://www.stat.yale.edu/~jay john.emerson@yale.edu

Gwen Wood Emery


Gwen Wood Emery is a practicing Interior Designer with a focus on architectural interior design, classic furnishings, consulting and historic interior restoration including the Yale Colleges and the Yale School of Art and Architecture. 40 years of studying sustainable design have been the catalyst for opportunities to cross pollenate disciplines with the built environment and has strengthened her knowledge base for working with students. She welcomes all discussion related to the opportunities in interior architecture, sustainable design, consulting/mentoring and the organization of grass roots projects as well as supporting special interests that a student may want to pursue. She looks forward to meeting with students on a regular basis. gwenemery@gmail.com

Thierry Emonet


Thierry Emonet, Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology & Physics & Applied Mathematics and Allen Distinguished Investigator. Thierry grew up in the Swiss mountains, rock climbing in the summer and skiing in the winter. After Studying Physics he moved to the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa where he studied how magnetic field is generated inside the Sun to eventually float to the surface and give rise to sunspots and magnetic storms. As a postdoc at the University of Chicago he switched focus to the study of how cells sense and make decisions. http://emonet.biology.yale.edu His spouse Susan Clinard is a sculptor http://www.clinard.org thierry.emonet@yale.edu

Professor Daniel C. Esty


Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with primary appointments in Yale’s Environment and Law Schools and a secondary appointment at the Yale School of Management. He serves as Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (www.yale.edu/envirocenter). He is the author or editor of ten books and dozens of articles on environmental protection, energy, and sustainability – and their connections to corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, performance measurement, and economic development. From 2011 to 2014, Dan served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection where he earned a reputation for bringing innovative thinking to both energy and environmental policymaking. Prior to taking up his Yale Professorship in 1994, he served in a variety of senior positions at the US Environmental Protection Agency (where he helped negotiate the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change) and was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. daniel.esty@yale.edu

Karyl Evans


Karyl Evans, A Documentary Filmmaker, would be happy to talk with students about their interest in pursuing a career in the world of television and film production. She has won 6 Emmy Awards for her work over a 30–year period. She has specialized in producing, directing, and editing historical documentary films for museums and educational institutions. She has worked in all areas of the arts entertainment business from developing feature films in Los Angeles working with director Taylor Hackford, developing a children’s series with Shelley Duvall, to live college sports and a film review series in the San Diego market, to making commercial spots—currently producing all the marketing spots for Connecticut Public Television, to long form documentaries on a national, regional, and local level. karyl@snet.net

Ayaska Fernando


Ayaska Fernando, JE ’08, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Director of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Recruitment, would like to speak with students who wonder about pursuing something quite different to their major area of study at Yale post-graduation. He was a Mechanical Engineering (ABET) major while at Yale, spent his junior year summer on Wall Street at Bear Stearns, and is now in his 6th year at Yale Admissions. Students often wonder why they were admitted to Yale – Ayaska is happy to talk about admissions and the considerations that go into these decisions. Ayaska is a JE resident fellow and you will see him in the dining hall or at IM Waterpolo/Badminton in case you want to introduce yourself before writing an email. ayaska.fernando@yale.edu

Eugene R. Fidell


Eugene R. Fidell is a Senior Research Scholar and Visiting Lecturer at the Law School. He attended public schools in New York City and graduated from Queens College (1965, Philosophy) and Harvard Law School (1968). After law school he served in the U.S. Coast Guard, then practiced law in Washington, D.C. He began teaching at Yale in 1993 as an adjunct faculty member, and became a full-time lecturer in 2009. His main field of scholarly interest is military justice, but he also teaches courses on Guantanamo, Federal Indian Law, and American Indian Tribal Law, among other subjects. He is married to Linda Greenhouse, who also teaches at the Law School. Their daughter, Hannah Fidell, is a filmmaker. eugene.fidell@yale.edu

David Florin


David Florin is Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs. He has worked for the Public Defender Service in the District of Columbia, was a partner in three major law firms in Washington, D.C., has been active in the public service community and has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Although David has specialized in health care law, he has been involved in many other specialty areas over a long and varied legal career. He has also traveled extensively throughout the world and currently volunteers his time as a member of the National Ski Patrol. He would be delighted to meet with and talk with any student who might be interested in law, travel, the non-profit world, skiing or any other topic of mutual interest. david.florin@yale.edu