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)

Greg Raskin


Dr. Greg Raskin (JE 94, MED 98) is the Vice President of Technology Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. In this role, he leads efforts to ensure that promising discoveries made in MSK’s laboratories are further developed and commercialized. Prior to re-entering the world of academic medicine in 2012, Greg worked for a decade as an investor in public and private biotechnology companies; for a few years as a management consultant to pharmaceutical companies; and briefly as a medical resident. Greg is a Lecturer in Yale College, co-teaching an undergraduate seminar on biotechnology and drug development. He’d be happy to talk to students about careers at the intersection of business and medicine.

Randy Rode


Randy Rode is a member Yale’s Information Technology Services (ITS) group where he serves as the Director of Campus IT Partner Relationship and Development. In this role he works with the distributed technology providers at the professional schools, museums, Yale College and the Graduate School to identify commons needs, promote cross- organizational collaborations, and assist these groups in fully utilizing ITS services. Prior to joining ITS, Randy worked as the Information Technology Director for the School of Drama. He is also an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University, teaching communications courses in web programming techniques and user centered design. In his spare time Randy likes sailing, singing, yoga and meditation. He welcomes conversations with students on any of these topics. randall.rode@yale.edu

Constance L. Royster


Constance L. Royster is the principal of Laurel Associates LLC. She is a recognized fundraising, education, non-profit, and organizational leader. Ms. Royster served as the first ever director of
major giving for WSHU National Public Radio station in Connecticut, and subsequently at Yale University, her alma mater, as associate director of development at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and then as director of development at the Yale Divinity School. Ms. Royster came to nonprofit work after a successful career as a lawyer, and is deeply committed to civic responsibility. She has been entrusted with leadership positions at numerous local, national, and international organizations. In addition to Open Communities Alliance, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven’s Fund for Women and Girls, Federal Bar Council, Yale Alumni Fund, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and Dwight Hall at Yale –The Center for Public Service and Social Justice are but a few of the boards that have benefited from her wisdom. Beyond her impressive career accomplishments, Ms. Royster brings to OCA her family’s deep civil rights legacy. Her aunt, Constance Baker Motley, was the first black female federal judge, and participated in drafting the complaint in Brown v. Board of Education. Ms. Royster and her extended family remain committed supporters of civil rights and social justice issues. Born and raised in New Haven, CT, Ms. Royster is a Fellow of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale. She received her juris doctor from Rutgers University Law School – Newark, and graduated with a B.A. cum laude from Yale University.

Mark Ryan


Mark Ryan was Dean of JE from 1976 through 1996, making him the second longest-serving officer in the College’s history. After leaving that post, he joined the faculty of the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico, where he helped establish the first residential college system in Latin America. He is the author of A Collegiate Way of Living: Residential Colleges and a Yale Education and currently serves as Chair of the Jonathan Edwards Trust. He would be pleased to talk to students about any aspect of residential college life, and also about life in his hometown of Houston, where he now lives with his wife Ginger Clarkson. mark.ryan@aya.yale.edu

Dr. Lourdes Sabé


From Barcelona, Spain, she received her Teaching Degree and B.A. in Social Sciences from the Universitat de Barcelona. While finishing her studies there, she was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study in Toulouse-Le Mirail, France. She has taught a range of language courses at Yale since 1994, and directed the Elementary Spanish course from 1999 to 2008. She completed her M.A in Spanish from S.C.S.U. in New Haven, CT, and her doctorate in Modern Languages at Middlebury College, VT, where her disertation was entitled “A New Feminine Vision in the Rural Short Stories of Emilia Pardo Bazán.” Her academic focus is nineteenth century Spanish Literature, and Wromen Writers of Spain. Also, she has been trained as an examiner in the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview System, and is interested in second language acquisition techniques. She does translation and interpretation work in English, Spanish, and Catalan. lourdes.sabe@yale.edu

Tom Sellar


Tom Sellar, an arts writer, journal editor, and performance curator, is Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama. He is also Editor of Theater magazine, Yale’s international performance journal, and a frequent contributor to the Village Voice, the New York Times and other publications. Tom regularly attends all kinds of performances in New Haven, New York, and around the globe, and is always keen to hear about—or recommend—interesting events. A proud resident of Brooklyn, he is a frequent and enthusiastic traveler and enjoys meeting JE students from all parts of the world. thomas.sellar@yale.edu

Lorraine Siggins

Richard A. Silverman


Born and raised in Memphis, entered Yale & JE at 17, was an intramural athlete and printer in the JE Print Shop.  Withdrew after junior year.  Joined the Army, married Nancy, served in Military Intelligence in Germany, where daughter Melissa was born.  After discharge, returned to Yale, where son Joshua was born.  Graduated with BA in 1970, awarded Carnegie Foundation teaching Fellowship and accepted into the PhD program by the Yale Philosophy Department.  Left without the degree to teach at The Children’s Center in Hamden, CT.  Yale admissions career began in 1977: Six years in Undergraduate Admissions, 16 years as Director of Admissions at the School of Management, and almost 20 years as Director of Admissions at the School of Medicine.  Retired in 2018 and, with Nancy (retired earlier from the American Red Cross) entered the next chapter of their life together. 

Alan Stamm


Alan Stamm  YC ‘52 is an Associate Fellow of JE. After his graduation in 1952 (as an English major w/ 4 years of financial aid) he served 2 years active sea duty in the US Navy, and then attended Harvard Law School (with a JD in  1957). He lives in Los Angeles and has practiced law in CA for more than 60 years. He’s still working, currently serving as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.  He’s reasonably fluent in Spanish, and has trekked extensively in the Andes, Himalayas, Africa, the Alps and elsewhere.  He’s been happily married for many years, and he and his wife have one child, Lucinda, who graduated from Yale (and JE!)  in 2004. He’s been Chair of Class Agents for his class for 20+  years – and his Class regularly is in the Number 1 top spot among all Yale college classes in terms of its overall percentage of annual alumni Fund participation.

Caesar T. Storlazzi


Caesar T. Storlazzi, BA ’75 and MM ‘84, is Yale’s University Director of Financial Aid, overseeing the operation of the thirteen aid offices on the Yale campus. He studied music history and theory at Yale College and oboe and organ performance at the School of Music. In addition to his administrative duties at Yale, he is the music director at United Church on the Green in New Haven, as well as the oboist of the Elm City Quintet.