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)

Janna Wagner


Janna Wagner is a ‘95 graduate of Yale (JE). She taught in the Bronx and graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education before returning to New Haven to co-found All Our Kin, a Connecticut non-profit devoted to expanding access to high-quality early education for all children. She also co-teaches an Ed Studies course called “Child Care, Society and Social Policy.” When not running AOK, Janna volunteers on non-profit boards including “The Group with No Name”, a social, civic organization that she and her friends founded to make New Haven a more fun place to live and to turn residents into citizens, and U.S. Grant, a summer program for New Haven students run by Yalies. She is excited to meet with students who want to discuss social entrepreneurship, founding a non-profit, teaching, educational equity, and New Haven. janna@allourkin.org

Paul Walsh


Paul Walsh is Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism in Yale’s School of Drama. He has worked in theaters across the country including nine years as senior dramaturg at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. His translations of plays by Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg have been produced professionally in numerous theaters including Yale Rep. Walsh was artistic director of the New Harmony Project, a new play development program in southern Indiana, from 2006 to 2012 and has taught at Southern Methodist University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. paul.walsh@yale.edu

Martin Wand M.D.


Martin Wand M.D., Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Connecticut and past Chair, American Board of Ophthalmology, has a special interest in speaking with JE students contemplating medicine as a future career who have questions regarding the whole process, from application to ultimately which area of medicine, and whether in private practice, industry, academia, or public service. He has been in full time private practice of glaucoma (an ophthalmology sub–specialty) in Farmington CT but has been an active participant in academic medicine and in national health organizations. He is recently retired but would still be able to arrange for a visit to his office to see first-hand what the practice of ophthalmology is like. martin.wand@comcast.net or 860 677-7639.

John Harley Warner


John Harley Warner is an historian of medicine, public health, and science. His work focuses on health and healing cultures in America from the late-eighteenth century through the present, with particular attention to professional identity, the visual cultures of medicine, and transnational comparison. At Yale he is Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine, Professor of History and of American Studies, and Chair of the History of Medicine department at the Yale Medical School. He teaches undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and has been Director of Undergraduate Studies for the major in HSHM (History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health). Undergraduate courses include “Media and Medicine in Modern America.” john.warner@yale.edu

Jonathan Weinberg, Ph. D.


Jonathan Weinberg, Ph. D. (BA, Yale ’78) is a painter and art historian. He is currently a Visiting Critic at the Yale Art School. He is the author of Male Desire: the Homoerotic in American Art; Ambition and Love in American Art; and Speaking for Vice: Homosexuality in the Art of Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley and the First-American Avant-Garde. He has taught at Brown, the Rhode Island School of Design, and at Yale. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, and he has been an artist-in-residence at the Getty Research Center and at the Addison Museum of American Art. jonathan.weinberg@yale.edu

Harold Welch, Jr.


Harold Welch, Jr. (Harry) was born in New Haven, CT in 1928.  He attended Foote School, Groton School and graduated in Yale’s largest class, 1950.  He had many jobs: in banking, the U.S. Government, The Edward Malley Co. (New Haven) brokerage and finally as President of Yale New Haven Medical Center, Inc.  He was active in local endeavors: The South Central Connecticut regional Water Authority, Yale new Haven Hospital and served as President of the New Haven Arts Council. He was recruited to J.E during the reign of Beekman Cannon. J.E. thought that they were getting a person of stature in the Arts, though Harry tried to disabuse them of this idea.  He is currently a resident of Vermont.

Ted Whitten


I am an architect and writer with a small practice in Hamden, just outside of New Haven. I received my undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Rochester and a Master of Architecture from Yale, where I was awarded the Henry Adams Certificate and studied with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry and Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger. After graduating in 2000, I apprenticed at a variety of firms in New York and New Haven, including Gray Organschi Architecture and Turner Brooks Architect. In 2006, I established my own practice, Ted Whitten, Architecture & Writing, where I design houses and apartments, most of which involve mixing contemporary design with existing, more traditional, buildings. As a writer, I received a grant from the Graham Foundation to conduct research on evangelical Christian schools of architecture, and I have consulted for nearly a decade to Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, where I have contributed to several books, lectures, and winning competition proposals. I would be happy to help students interested in studying architecture, either as undergraduates or graduates.

Keith Wrightson


Keith Wrightson is an historian of society, economy and culture in ‘early modern’ Britain (c.1450-1800). Before coming to Yale, he taught at St Andrews (1975-84), and Cambridge (1984-99). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. At Yale, he has been Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Essay Director for the Department of History, chaired the Renaissance Studies Program, co-directed the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions, and served on the advisory board of the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre (London). He regularly teaches a survey course on early modern Britain, and seminar courses on social, economic and cultural themes. In 2008, he was awarded Yale’s Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.

Cynthia Zarin


Cynthia Zarin is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department where she teaches Creative Writing (poetry and nonfiction) and is the coordinator of the Concentration in Creative Writing. She is the author of five books of poetry, including "Orbit," which will be published this year, five books for children, and a collection of essays, "An Enlarged Heart, A Personal History." She is a longtime writer for The New Yorker. Her interests include theater and dance--she is currently Resident Writer for the New York based company, BalletCollective-- and she is always happy to talk to students. She lives in New York with her family. cynthia.zarin@yale.edu