Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

A (5) | B (13) | C (3) | D (2) | E (6) | F (7) | 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)

Dr. Roger Colten


Bio:

Dr. Roger Colten is the Senior Collections Manager for the Anthropology Division at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University and an archaeologist who specializes in the study of coastal and island sites, focusing on the analysis of vertebrate animal remains (bones).  While his dissertation research focused on Native American adaptations to coastal environments in southern California, he has more recently analyzed museum collections from Europe and Cuba that are housed at the Peabody Museum.  In addition to his museum collections research he has participated in archaeological field projects in California, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malta, Michigan, and Nevada.  He has worked in several other museums including the Fowler Museum of Cultural History at UCLA and the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian. He would be happy to talk with students about the Peabody Museum, museum collections research, or archaeological field work. roger.colten@yale.edu

Catherine DeRose


Bio:

Catherine DeRose, the Engagement and Outreach Manager for the Yale Digital Humanities Lab, welcomes conversations with students about career paths for humanities (especially English) majors, graduate school, and the digital humanities (DH). In the DHLab, she meets with students and faculty for consultations, teaches workshops on data analysis and visualization, and works with DH Fellows who are thinking about how to integrate digital methods into their teaching. Prior to Yale, Catherine was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a PhD in English literature alongside a minor in Humanities Computing and Design, and taught courses on British literature and composition. Her research brings together media studies, information history, and history of the book to think about the Victorian print explosion and the challenges we’re facing with mass digitization today. catherine.derose@yale.edu

John Donatich


Bio:

John Donatich is the Director of Yale University Press, a leading scholarly, art and trade publisher based in New Haven and London.  He serves as founder and editor of the Margellos World Republic of Letters, a literature in translation series that publishes such authors as Adonis, Claudio Magris, Norman Manea and Witold Gombrowicz.

He previously served as VP, Publisher of Basic Books where he published such authors as Niall Ferguson, Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Hofstadter and Samantha Power.  He earned a BA and MA from New York University. 

His articles and essays have appeared in “The Atlantic Monthly”, “Harper’s,” “The Village Voice” and many other periodicals.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was awarded a Yaddo Fellowship.  He has published a memoir, AMBIVALENCE, A LOVE STORY and a novel, THE VARIATIONS.

Kem Edwards


Bio:

Kem Edwards JE ’49 is not the oldest Fellow, but usually can claim to be the “oldest Member of the College present.” He can also claim to be the Oldest Living Whiffenpoof, and sings with three other not-so-old Whiffs as the Elm City Four. Over the last two decades he has audited 143 courses – Anthropology to Statistics, Yoruba hasn’t appeared on his radar. He and Phoebe enjoy Fellows dinners, betting on Yale athletics, and supporting the Phillips Fund; and looking forward to Senior/Fellows Croquet and other College events. As a College Advisor, he is pleased to march with Fellows at Commencement and see the graduation of former advisees. Four years is such a short time.

Jay Emerson


Bio:

Jay Emerson, Associate Professor of Statistics, would enjoy meeting students with interest in real-world data challenges, cooking, opera, or off–the–beaten–track world travel. Jay has done several data analysis projects receiving attention in the media. Most recently, he has exposed a new quirk in the scoring system used in international figure skating competitions. He is currently attempting to master Mutter Paneer (including making the paneer from raw milk). He is looking forward to seeing Der Ring des Nibelungen again. He grew up in Vermont, has seen a good bit of the US, and has traveled to China, Brazil, and parts of Europe. He speaks French poorly. http://www.stat.yale.edu/~jay john.emerson@yale.edu

Gwen Wood Emery


Bio:

Gwen Wood Emery is a practicing Interior Designer with a focus on architectural interior design, classic furnishings, consulting and historic interior restoration including the Yale Colleges and the Yale School of Art and Architecture. 40 years of studying sustainable design have been the catalyst for opportunities to cross pollenate disciplines with the built environment and has strengthened her knowledge base for working with students. She welcomes all discussion related to the opportunities in interior architecture, sustainable design, consulting/mentoring and the organization of grass roots projects as well as supporting special interests that a student may want to pursue. She looks forward to meeting with students on a regular basis. gwenemery@gmail.com

Thierry Emonet


Bio:

Thierry Emonet, Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology & Physics & Applied Mathematics and Allen Distinguished Investigator. Thierry grew up in the Swiss mountains, rock climbing in the summer and skiing in the winter. After Studying Physics he moved to the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa where he studied how magnetic field is generated inside the Sun to eventually float to the surface and give rise to sunspots and magnetic storms. As a postdoc at the University of Chicago he switched focus to the study of how cells sense and make decisions. http://emonet.biology.yale.edu His spouse Susan Clinard is a sculptor http://www.clinard.org thierry.emonet@yale.edu

Professor Daniel C. Esty


Bio:

Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with primary appointments in Yale’s Environment and Law Schools and a secondary appointment at the Yale School of Management. He serves as Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (www.yale.edu/envirocenter). He is the author or editor of ten books and dozens of articles on environmental protection, energy, and sustainability – and their connections to corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, performance measurement, and economic development. From 2011 to 2014, Dan served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection where he earned a reputation for bringing innovative thinking to both energy and environmental policymaking. Prior to taking up his Yale Professorship in 1994, he served in a variety of senior positions at the US Environmental Protection Agency (where he helped negotiate the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change) and was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. daniel.esty@yale.edu

Karyl Evans


Bio:

Karyl Evans, A Documentary Filmmaker, would be happy to talk with students about their interest in pursuing a career in the world of television and film production. She has won 6 Emmy Awards for her work over a 30–year period. She has specialized in producing, directing, and editing historical documentary films for museums and educational institutions. She has worked in all areas of the arts entertainment business from developing feature films in Los Angeles working with director Taylor Hackford, developing a children’s series with Shelley Duvall, to live college sports and a film review series in the San Diego market, to making commercial spots—currently producing all the marketing spots for Connecticut Public Television, to long form documentaries on a national, regional, and local level. To learn morn about filmmaker Karyl Evans visit her website at KarylEvansProductions.com. Her email is: karylevans@comcast.net

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