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)

K. David Jackson


K. David Jackson, Professor of Portuguese, has a special interest in speaking with students who would like to know more about Brazil, Portugal, the Lusophone world and literature in Portuguese. He has worked closely with the Sao Paulo concrete poets, studied with Portuguese poet Jorge de Sena. In addition to Brazil and Portugal, he has had the opportunity to do research and travel in Goa, Sri Lanka, Malacca & Macau. His work includes cultural contacts, Creole music and verse as well as major writers such as Pessoa, Camoes, Machado de Assis, and the Brazilian modernists. He is a cellist and interested in music, literature, ethnomusicology and chamber music performance. k.jackson@yale.edu

Tom Jasinski


Tom (JE ’78) is currently an Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) with the Office of Cooperative Research working with faculty innovators and the Yale Accelerator for Innovation Development (Y-AID) to advance early stage ventures.  Previously he was an EIR with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, forerunner of the Tsai CITY program, where he mentored a wide variety of student innovators and startup teams.  Once upon a time, he was also one of the original JE Sux, the most powerful dynasty in the history of Yale intramural ice hockey.  Today, he is delighted to talk with students interested in: their innovations, entrepreneurship and startup life; careers in consumer branding, international marketing and media; and the true value of a liberal arts education.


Jennifer Julier


Jennifer Julier, JE ’77 and an Assistant Director for Yale College Classes at the Association for Yale Alumni, working on reunion planning for Yale College classes, would be happy to talk to any student interested in a career in alumni relations or eager to explore how to stay connected to Yale after—gasp!—graduation. Also, she has a 1911 Steinway B at her home in Hamden and welcomes serious pianists in J.E. to contact her about arranging occasional practice times. She earned a Masters from Columbia in Library Science and worked in the field of rare books and manuscripts, later broadening her activities to free–lance editing, writing and genealogical research. For twelve years she was the volunteer chairman coordinating alumni interviews of local students applying to Yale. Jennifer.julier@yale.edu

Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles


Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles, Senior Lecturer in History of Science and Medicine, is happy to speak with students about NASA and the space program, and what it was like to be the first woman to hold the Charles Lindbergh Chair at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. She can talk about how she wrote a science column for the Los Angles Times and how in writing a book about women in space she interviewed more than 40 astronauts in the US and Russia, and in writing a history of medical imaging interviewed 3 men who would later win Nobel Prizes. Students might want to talk about the discovery of X–rays, how the ability to peer into the human body gradually changed our ideas about privacy, and disease. bettyann.kevles@yale.edu

Linda Booz Klein


Linda Booz Klein retired in 2013 as Director of Contracts and Intellectual Property after eighteen years at Yale University Press, a  job which perfectly merged two of her intellectual interests, contracts and book publishing. Linda is a graduate of Manchester College, Indiana, and Villanova Law School, and a member of the Connecticut Bar. In retirement she has taken up viola da gamba and golf, and reconnected with her love of choral singing. But her passion now is realizing a lifelong dream to recline on pianos, thanks to a class in cabaret singing at the Neighborhood Music School. She would love to talk with students about any of these interests.   lindaboozklein@gmail.com

Karen von Kunes


Karen von Kunes, a faculty member in the Slavic Department, is in charge of all levels of Czech language teaching, and courses in English on Milos Forman’s films and Milan Kundera’s novels. Her Yale Summer Session program “Prague Film and Fiction in Kafka’s Spirit” attracts students not only from JE and other Yale residential colleges but also from Yale-NUS (and even Oxford, Harvard, and Brown) and includes an introduction to Holocaust, Prague history and culture, basics of filmmaking and travels across Central Europe (former Austria-Hungary). Dr. von Kunes enjoys talking with students about languages, literature, cultures, creative writing, screenwriting, and current trends in global immigration, which is one of the themes of her novel Among the Sinners. In addition, she has developed a keen interest in Singaporean culture, literature and economy during her teaching at Yale-NUS in 2015, and would enjoy having lunch with students from Singapore and other parts of Asia. karen.vonkunes@yale.edu

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.

Constance LaPalombara


Constance LaPalombara - I am a landscape and still life painter who works from direct observation.  The landscapes focus on urban New Haven and coastal Maine.  I have also spent considerable time working in Italy, most recently as a Fellow at the Borgo Finochietto Artist Residency.  Among the many painters I admire and who have influenced my work, the standouts are Edward Hopper, John Baptiste Camille Corot and Giorgio Morandi.  I am currently represented by the DaSilva Gallery, New Haven and the Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME.  For information about education, awards and honors, bibliography, exhibitions, as well as examples of my work, see  www.constancelapalombara.com, clapalombara@hotmail.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

Ann P. Lehman


Ann P. Lehman. Smith college BA 1949; Cranbrook Academy of Arts;Yale Art School  ‘56. Sculptor. Teaching at Creative Arts Workshop, head of sculpture dept. Taught Metal sculpture in Yale seminar program for 10 years.  Founder and first president of Creative Arts Workshop ;First president of Artspace. Public  sculpture throughout area.  Other interest is all about horses.