Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

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Dean Esserman


Chief of Police, New Haven

Vanessa Estimé


Vanessa Estimé serves as Assistant Director for the Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall at Yale. Higher education has been her home since 2016, and she’s worked in a variety of roles within student retention and success, academic advising, coaching, and mentoring college and university students. Vanessa received her BS in Legal Studies from the University of New Haven, and MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work. She is also a licensed social worker and birth doula committed to strengthening under-resourced communities and guiding its members towards wholeness. Vanessa can be reached at vanessa.estime@yale.edu.

Professor Daniel C. Esty


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


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

Margaret Ewing


Goldsmith Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Eve Famutimi


Student Life Program Manager
YC Dean’s Office

Hussein Fancy


Associate Professor, History

Jonathan Fanton


Dr. Fanton is the President Emeritus of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers in the United States. Previously, he served as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Visiting Fellow and Interim Director at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. He previously was President of The MacArthur Foundation from 1999-2009. Dr. Fanton holds a Ph.D in American History from Yale University where he taught and was Special Assistant to President Kingman Brewster. He was Vice President of Planning at The University of Chicago and for 17 years was President of The New School for Social Research. The New School includes Parsons School of Design, The Mannes College of Music, and the School of Dramatic Arts. He is past Chair of Human Rights Watch, Security Council Report, The Union Square Development Corporation, The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New York, and served as a Trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council. He is currently a board member of the Scholars At Risk program, the American University of Afghanistan, the European Humanities University, Integrity Initiatives International, the World Refugee and Migration Council, the American Exchange Project, and the Jackson School of Global Affairs at Yale. Dr. Fanton has authored several books, including Foundations and Civil Society, Volumes I and II (2008) and The University and Civil Society, Volumes I and II (1995, 2002). He is also co-editor of John Brown: Great Lives Observed (1973) and The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age (1991).

Kyle Farley


Kyle is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at NYU Abu Dhabi. He is also the former Dean of Jonathan Edwards College. 

Contact Kyle at kylefarley@gmail.com