Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

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Greta LaFleur


Associate Professor of American Studies


Richard Lalli


Richard Lalli, Professor of Music (Adjunct), taught in the Yale School of Music from 1982 until 1999; he then joined the faculty of the Department of Music. From 2001 until 2006 he was Music Director of the Yale Collegium Musicum and from 2007 until 2010 he was Artistic Director of the Yale Baroque Opera Project. Mr. Lalli also developed the Shen Musical Theater Curriculum. In March of 2008, he was designated the eleventh Master of Jonathan Edwards College, a position he relinquished because of a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Lalli has performed around the world as a singer and pianist. In 2006 Mr. Lalli was awarded the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities at Yale University. His recording of Yehudi Wyner's The Mirror was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005. In 2010 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Yale School of Music.

Hannah Lash


Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Composition at School of Music


Agnete Lassen


Associate Curator at Yale Babylonian Collection


Penelope Laurans


Penelope Laurans is currently senior advisor at the University, working with the dean of Admissions, the office of the President, and the dean of FAS. She was Master of Jonathan Edwards College from January 2009- June 2016. She started teaching in the departments of English and Literature in the 1970s, was the DUS in the Literature Major, and continued to teach her signature course in Versification while holding a series of senior administrative roles in Yale College, and as associate editor of The Yale Review. For nearly two decades she was special assistant to President Richard Levin. She had a leading role on the Committee on Yale College Education, was the principal author of several of the University’s accreditations, led the academic program for the Yale Tercentennial, and was vice chair of both study reports on the new residential colleges. For 25-years she represented Yale as the NCAA Faculty Representative and was a member of the Faculty Committee on Athletics, acting as its chair in 2015. She has been heavily involved in the arts and the administration of the arts at Yale, particularly music, was long an adviser to the Opera Theater of Yale College, writes Notes on Yale History to members of the University community, and continues to advise many Yale undergraduates around campus.

James Lawrence


James Lawrence is currently Chair of Lake Harriet Capital, LLC, an investment and advisory firm. He served as Chair of Rothschild North America from 2012 to 2015 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild North America from 2010 to 2012. Prior to this, Mr Lawrence served as Chief Financial Officer and an executive Director of Unilever plc. Mr Lawrence joined Unilever from General Mills where he was Vice-Chair and Chief Financial Officer. He previously also held senior positions with Northwest Airlines and Pepsico Inc. He is a non-executive Director of Avnet, Inc. and Aercap Holdings N.V. 

Contact Jim at jim@grnost.com

Thomas Leatherbury


Thomas S. Leatherbury, JE ’76, YLS ’79, is a partner in the Dallas office of global law firm Vinson & Elkins.  He is co-head of the firm’s appellate practice group and chair of talent management and has handled a wide variety of litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies.  Tom has served in the leadership of a number of law-related organizations, including the National Association of Law Placement Foundation, the ABA’s Forum Committee on Communications Law, the Media Law Resource Center, and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, and of a number of non-profit organizations, including Greenhill School and Business Council for the Arts.  

Tom has spent a great deal of time volunteering for Yale and is the immediate past-Chair of the Yale Alumni Fund Board.  He and his wife, lawyer Patricia Villareal, have two sons who were graduated from Yale College (Branford), Sean in ’06 and Colin in ’09.  Sean then received his M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies from the University of Oxford and is an assistant professor of History of Art at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  He is married to Steve Welsh, who is studying for his Ph.D. at Columbia University and working in educational technology at the University of Michigan. Colin works in the video product group at Twitter in San Francisco.

Tom would be pleased to visit with students who are considering law school.  tleatherbury@velaw.com

Albert E. Lee


Albert R. Lee is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Equity, Belonging and Student Life at the Yale School of Music. With degrees from the University of Connecticut, The Juilliard School, and Florida State University, he has made a career as a classical vocalist in opera, oratorio, recital, and liturgical music. Professor Lee is a featured soloist on a recording of works by composer, George Walker on Albany Records singing musical settings of the Walt Whitman poem “When lilacs last in dooryard bloomed,” a poem written as an elegy to Abraham Lincoln after his assassination. A sought-after guest lecturer, he has given the faculty keynote address for university cultural graduation celebrations and at university opening ceremonies during his time on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno. Most recently Professor Lee offered the keynote address for Sacred Heart University’s MLK observance. His TedTalk titled “When I Sing the Anthem” offers a deeply personal perspective on the significance of performing the National Anthem throughout his career. Professor Lee draws inspiration from the literary works of Langston Hughes, the focus of his doctoral and post-doctoral research, as well as his unique artistic, spiritual, and personal journey from childhood to his current life as a performer and scholar.

Noel Lenski


Professor of Classics and of History


Andre Levchenko


John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering