Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

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

Randy Rode


Bio:

Randy Rode is a member Yale’s Information Technology Services (ITS) group where he serves as the Director of Campus IT Partner Relationship and Development. In this role he works with the distributed technology providers at the professional schools, museums, Yale College and the Graduate School to identify commons needs, promote cross- organizational collaborations, and assist these groups in fully utilizing ITS services. Prior to joining ITS, Randy worked as the Information Technology Director for the School of Drama. He is also an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University, teaching communications courses in web programming techniques and user centered design. In his spare time Randy likes sailing, singing, yoga and meditation. He welcomes conversations with students on any of these topics. randall.rode@yale.edu

Mark Ryan


Bio:

Mark Ryan was Dean of JE from 1976 through 1996, making him the second longest-serving officer in the College’s history. After leaving that post, he joined the faculty of the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico, where he helped establish the first residential college system in Latin America. He is the author of A Collegiate Way of Living: Residential Colleges and a Yale Education and currently serves as Chair of the Jonathan Edwards Trust. He would be pleased to talk to students about any aspect of residential college life, and also about life in his hometown of Houston, where he now lives with his wife Ginger Clarkson. mark.ryan@aya.yale.edu

Dr. Lourdes Sabé


Bio:

From Barcelona, Spain, she received her Teaching Degree and B.A. in Social Sciences from the Universitat de Barcelona. While finishing her studies there, she was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study in Toulouse-Le Mirail, France. She has taught a range of language courses at Yale since 1994, and directed the Elementary Spanish course from 1999 to 2008. She completed her M.A in Spanish from S.C.S.U. in New Haven, CT, and her doctorate in Modern Languages at Middlebury College, VT, where her disertation was entitled “A New Feminine Vision in the Rural Short Stories of Emilia Pardo Bazán.” Her academic focus is nineteenth century Spanish Literature, and Wromen Writers of Spain. Also, she has been trained as an examiner in the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview System, and is interested in second language acquisition techniques. She does translation and interpretation work in English, Spanish, and Catalan. lourdes.sabe@yale.edu

Tom Sellar


Bio:

Tom Sellar, an arts writer, journal editor, and performance curator, is Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama. He is also Editor of Theater magazine, Yale’s international performance journal, and a frequent contributor to the Village Voice, the New York Times and other publications. Tom regularly attends all kinds of performances in New Haven, New York, and around the globe, and is always keen to hear about—or recommend—interesting events. A proud resident of Brooklyn, he is a frequent and enthusiastic traveler and enjoys meeting JE students from all parts of the world. thomas.sellar@yale.edu

Martin Shubik


Bio:

Martin Shubik specializes in the history and theory of money using game theory, experimental gaming and literature to illustrate the central role of money, credit and financial institutions as the information and control devices in the economy of all societies. martin.shubik@yale.edu

Jeannie Suk


Bio:

Jeannie Suk, JE 95, would be happy to speak with students about legal education and legal academia. She is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she has taught criminal law, criminal procedure, family law, and the law of art, fashion, and the performing arts. She previously served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter on the United States Supreme Court. She has received a Marshall Scholarship, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her book, At Home in the Law, was awarded the Law and Society Association’s Herbert Jacob Prize. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Slate. She has given congressional testimony on law and innovation in the fashion industry. jsuk@law.harvard.edu

Matthew Suttor


Bio:

Matthew Suttor New Zealand-born composer Matthew Suttor is Professor and Director of the Laurie Beechman Center for Theatrical Sound Design and Music at Yale School of Drama. Often combining acoustic forces with music technology his operas have been produced at the Bard SummerScape Festival, Mozart Prague Festival, Guggenheim Works and Process series, BAM Next Wave Festival, and the International Festival of the Arts in New Zealand. Concert works, dance works, installations, and television scores have been commissioned by the Beinecke Library, Eastman School of Music, Folkwang Tanzstudio, Essen, Television New Zealand, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and Yale Repertory Theatre. A Fulbright Scholar, Suttor received a doctorate in composition from Columbia University.

George Syrimis


Bio:

George Syrimis, lecturer in Comparative Literature and is interested in engaging in conversation about literature, film, theater, music and the arts. He specializes in modern Greek literature with an emphasis on its interaction with Anglo-American authors. His interests range from the reception of antiquity, gender and sexuality studies, religion and literature to politically engaged music. He enjoys cooking, listening to music, and talking, preferably all at once. He is especially interested in road trips, hiking, cycling, attending theater and dance performances with students in New Haven or in New York. george.syrimis@yale.edu

David T. Totman


Bio:

David T. Totman,’61, is a lawyer who would be interested in sharing his experiences and thoughts concerning careers in the law—domestic and/or international. He says that, “The whole scene has changed significantly since I started out and students need to be current in their decision making.” dttotman@yahoo.com

Meg Urry


Bio:

Meg Urry is Professor (and former Chair) of Physics and Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. When not observing black holes and galaxies with the world's best ground-based and space-based telescopes (go Hubble!), or advising and teaching students and postdocs, she works to increase the participation of women and minorities in science. She also pioneered innovative, interactive teaching techniques in intro physics and started the Physics Study Hall (for several years in the Jonathan Edwards dining hall, thanks to the generosity of Master Laurans!). The favorite part of her job is talking to students. meg.urry@yale.edu

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