Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

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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

Jonathon (Joe) Howard


Bio:

Jonathon (Joe) Howard is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and a Professor of Physics at Yale University. He is best known for his research on motor proteins and the cytoskeleton, and the development of techniques for observing and manipulating individual biological molecules. Brought up in Australia, where he studied at the Australian National University, he has had a distinguished career in the United States, where he was a professor at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, and in Germany, where he was a founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. In 2013 he returned to the United States where he enjoys teaching, writing and new research projects on cell motility and neuronal morphology. jonathon.howard@yale.edu

K. David Jackson


Bio:

K. David Jackson, Professor of Portuguese, has a special interest in speaking with students who would like to know more about Brazil, Portugal, the Lusophone world and literature in Portuguese. He has worked closely with the Sao Paulo concrete poets, studied with Portuguese poet Jorge de Sena. In addition to Brazil and Portugal, he has had the opportunity to do research and travel in Goa, Sri Lanka, Malacca & Macau. His work includes cultural contacts, Creole music and verse as well as major writers such as Pessoa, Camoes, Machado de Assis, and the Brazilian modernists. He is a cellist and interested in music, literature, ethnomusicology and chamber music performance. k.jackson@yale.edu

Jennifer Julier


Bio:

Jennifer Julier, JE ’77 and an Assistant Director for Yale College Classes at the Association for Yale Alumni, working on reunion planning for Yale College classes, would be happy to talk to any student interested in a career in alumni relations or eager to explore how to stay connected to Yale after—gasp!—graduation. Also, she has a 1911 Steinway B at her home in Hamden and welcomes serious pianists in J.E. to contact her about arranging occasional practice times. She earned a Masters from Columbia in Library Science and worked in the field of rare books and manuscripts, later broadening her activities to free–lance editing, writing and genealogical research. For twelve years she was the volunteer chairman coordinating alumni interviews of local students applying to Yale. Jennifer.julier@yale.edu

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

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