Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

A (5) | B (13) | C (3) | D (2) | E (6) | F (8) | G (3) | H (11) | J (3) | K (3) | L (9) | M (5) | N (2) | O (2) | P (6) | R (4) | S (9) | T (4) | U (1) | W (9) | Z (1)

Priscila Bala


Bio:

Priscila Bala is a Portfolio Associate with Octopus Ventures, in New York City. Previously, she was the Director of the Mentor Network at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, connecting ventures to experienced advisors, and growing Yale’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. She is an entrepreneur and business professional with experience in investment banking, fundraising and business development. Priscila has taught executive courses on behavioral economics, negotiations and competitive strategy. She is a fellow of the Yale Center for Customer Insights. Her financial career included working with European Equities at Credit Suisse in New York and Latin American Equities at Morgan Stanley in São Paulo, Brazil. She has served on various nonprofit boards and is a fervent advocate for financial literacy, access to education, the arts and the outdoors. She holds a BA and MBA from Yale University.

 

Russell Barbour Ph.D..


Bio:

Russell Barbour Ph.D.. As Associate-Director for Yale’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA), he studies HIV and hepatitis C risk. His teaching focuses on clustered and missing data, and Bayesian Methods. Dr. Barbour also teaches seminars at the State University of St. Petersburg. He is involved in international health projects in South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan and Madagascar. His interest in wildlife conservation includes service on the Advisory Board of the Cape Peninsula National Park in South Africa and the Development Committee of the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve in Madagascar. russell.barbour@yale.edu

Marisa Bass


Bio:

Marisa Bass is Assistant Professor in the History of Art Department at Yale. She a scholar of Renaissance art, with a focus on intersections between art and intellectual culture in the early modern Netherlands. Her research interests include the representation of nature, the cult of images, portraiture, print culture, and Renaissance notions of imagination and invention. She teaches courses on everything from anatomical illustration to the paintings of Rembrandt.

Deborah Berke


Bio:

Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP is the founder of the New York-based architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners. Since 1982, the practice has created a body of work with a distinct and lasting character, all of which is informed by Deborah’s vision and values. In 2013, she received the first Berkeley-Rupp award, given by the University of California at Berkeley to an architect who has advanced the position of women in the profession, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and community. In 2017, Deborah Berke Partners received the National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
 
Deborah is the Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University, where she has taught since 1987. She is on the boards of the James Howell Foundation and the Yaddo Artist’s Residency and is an honorary Trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation.
 
Deborah is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (B.F.A. and B. Architecture) and The City University of New York (M. Urban Planning in Urban Design). She received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Deborah Berman


Bio:

Deborah Berman, Lecturer in Theater Management, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs for Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre, and editor of the Yale School of Drama Annual Magazine, has been leading the YSD/YRT Development Office since February 2005. In addition to workshops in the Theater Management department, she teaches an all-school workshop on fundraising for the individual artist. Prior to coming to Yale, Deborah ran the firm DSB consulting, where she worked with numerous non-profit organizations in programming, fundraising, and board development. Clients included a public/private partnership with NASA to build a new science museum in Mississippi and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, where Deborah was also Acting Director of Development. Deborah studied art history at Barnard College (Columbia University) and pursued her MA in Art History at the University of Delaware. She has worked at many museums, including the Guggenheim, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery and College of Art, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Deborah is also an artist who works in mixed-media and collage and has shown her works in both Washington, DC, and New Haven.

Enrique Betancourt


Bio:

Enrique Betancourt is an expert on urban policy and crime and violence prevention. He recently served as Executive Director of the National Center for Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation in Mexico. Currently he is Executive Director and co-founder of CONTEXTUAL, an organization that develops tools for bridging the gap between policy design and successful implementation. Previously he was Deputy General Director of Social Policy for the Presidency of the Republic of Mexico. betancourt.enrique@gmail.com

Murray Biggs


Bio:

Murray Biggs has taught English, Theater Studies, and some Film since he joined the Yale faculty in 1986. He is now part- time. His chief interests are Renaissance English drama, and modern drama across the globe, with a special focus on the interplay between text and performance. Every year he offers an upper-level course in acting Shakespeare. murray.biggs@yale.edu

R. Howard Bloch


Bio:

R. Howard Bloch is Sterling Professor of French and Chair of Medieval Studies at Yale.  For many years he directed the Humanities Program and the Directed Studies Program.  Having studied at Amherst College and Stanford, he taught at SUNY-Buffalo, UC-Berkeley, and Columbia University, before settling in the 06511 zip code.  He is the author of many books on medieval and modern literature, most recently A Needle in the Right Hand of God: The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry (Random House, 2006) and One Toss of the Dice: The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made Us Modern (W. W. Norton, 2016).

Maikel Boot


Bio:

Maikel Boot is a postdoctoral fellow in the Rego Lab in the department of Microbial Pathogenesis at the Yale University School of Medicine. He joined as a JE fellow in December 2018. Maikel’s research focuses on the causative agent of tuberculosis; Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He is specifically interested in killing this bacterium by identifying its Achilles heel while it lives within its human host. Maikel is involved in the Yale Postdoctoral Association and hopes to help structure the professional learning curve of Yale Postdocs. In his free time, you can find Maikel at the JE Fellow dinners or in Payne Whitney in case you want to introduce yourself. Emailing is also fine: maikel.boot@yale.edu

Gerhard Bowering


Bio:

Gerhard Bowering, is Professor of Islamic Studies, specializing in the study of the Qur’an and its interpretation, Islamic religious history, and the contemporary world of Islam. Over lunch in JE, on either Tuesdays or Thursdays, he would like to share his experiences of study, research and travel in the Islamic world all across the globe from Morocco to Mindanao (in the Arab Middle East, North Africa, Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Indonesia, as well as contacts with Muslim communities of China, Europe and America). No special language skills required, just an informal exchange of views and ideas. gerhard.bowering@yale.edu