Adela Collins

Divinity School

Adela Y. Collins joined YDS in 2000 after teaching at the University of Chicago Divinity School for nine years. Prior to that, she was a professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Her first teaching position was at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She is serving as president of the Society for New Testament Studies from July 2010 until August 2011. She was president of the New England Region of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2004–2005. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in theology by the University of Oslo, Norway, in 1994 and a Fellowship for University Teachers by the National Endowment for the Humanities for 1995–96. Her most recent books are King and Messiah as Son of God, coauthored with John J. Collins (2009), and Mark: A Commentary in the Hermeneia commentary series, published in 2007. Among her other publications are Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism; The Beginning of the Gospel: Probings of Mark in Context; Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse; The Apocalypse (New Testament Message series); and The Combat Myth in the Book of Revelation. She served as editor of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Monograph Series from 1985 to 1990. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Hermeneia commentary series and theJournal for the Study of the New TestamentBiblical Interpretation. Professor Yarbro Collins is a fellow of Trumbull College. B.A. Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University.

John Collins

Divinity School

John Collins, a native of Ireland, was a professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Chicago from 1991 until his arrival at YDS in 2000. He previously taught at the University of Notre Dame. He has published widely on the subjects of apocalypticism, wisdom, Hellenistic Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. His books include The Dead Sea Scrolls: A BiographyEarly Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview; the commentary on Daniel in the Hermeneia series; The Scepter and the Star: The Messiahs of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Ancient Literature; Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls; Jewish Wisdom in the Hellenistic Age; The Apocalyptic Imagination; Between Athens and Jerusalem: Jewish Identity in the Hellenistic Diaspora; Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with CD-ROM; Does the Bible Justify Violence?; Jewish Cult and Hellenistic Culture; Encounters with Biblical Theology; The Bible after Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age; King and Messiah as Son of God (with Adela Yarbro Collins); and Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is coeditor of the three-volumeEncyclopedia of Apocalypticism, The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, andThe Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and has participated in the editing of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is general editor of the Yale Anchor Bible series. He has served as editor of the Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series, Dead Sea Discoveries, and Journal of Biblical Literature, and as president of both the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. He holds an honorary D.Litt. from University College Dublin.

James Comer

Child Study Center

James Comer is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center, and has been a Yale medical faculty member since 1968. During these years, he has concentrated his career on promoting a focus on child development as a way of improving schools. His efforts in support of healthy development of young people are known internationally.

Nick Conway

College Seminar Instructor

Yvonne C. Cooke

Former Associate Head of College

Susan Crown

Laura Cruickshank


Pat Dallai

Pat Dallai is a local (aka townie), born in New Haven and has lived in the area all her life. She has three children, six grandchildren and loves the arts, reading and gardening. She came to work at Yale in 1979, and is now here for 35 years, and always considered Trumbull College her home base. She began her career as the Master’s AA in Trumbull, then went on to administer the Residential College Seminar Program and moved from that position to become the Excecutive Assistant in the Council of Masters central office. After spending a good portion of her career working with student life programs and issues, she took a position as the Executive Director of the Koerner Center for Emeritus Faculty–a change that she has enjoyed immensely. Pat feels privileged to have spent her career at Yale and the best part has been getting to know so many wonderful students, staff and faculty members.

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Colleen Darnell

Near Eastern Lang/Civ

Jake Davidson


Jake Davidson is an artist that uses moving image, research, and narration to explore the depths and reanimations of colonialism. His interests include digital colonialism and the search for micro-autonomies. Works have recently been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, MoMA PS1, Terminal Projects, Higher Pictures, Temporary Agency, Recess Project Space, and Family Business in New York, as well as the Center for Electronic Arts in Norway, Syndicate Potentiel in France, Uganda in Jerusalem, and the Athens Video Art Festival in Greece. Jake was the recipient of the Oslo Grant, and a former artist in residence at Seven-Below in Vermont and the European Exchange Academy in Berlin. He was an artist at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in the summer of 2016, and will be screening new work at the 18th Festival of Experimental Cinema, Paris in Fall 2016. He holds a BFA from Calarts and an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. His films are distributed through Doc Alliance. His book collaboration, Cloud Chambers, was published through Temporary Agency Press in New York.

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Michael Devoret

Applied Physics

Peter Dickinson

Morris Dillard

Primary Care Center

Eileen Donahue


Thomas Duffy

Int. Medicine-Hematology

Katherine Edersheim

Association of Yale AlumniEmail Katherine Edersheim

Palmer Epler

Kai Erickson

Emeritus, Sociology

Kai Erikson is past president of the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Eastern Sociological Society. He has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a Visiting Scholar of the Russell Sage Foundation. He is the author of Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance, which won the MacIver Award of the ASA; and of Everything In Its Path, which won the Sorokin Award of the ASA. He is the only sociologist to ever twice win the top award of the Association for the best book of the year. His latest book is entitled A New Species of Trouble: Explorations in Disaster, Trauma, and Community. His research and teaching interests include American communities, human disasters, and ethnonational conflict. He has been Master of Trumbull College, Chair of the American Studies program at Yale, editor of The Yale Review, and Chair of the Department of Sociology.

Ray Fair

EconomicsRay Clarence Fair is the John M. Musser Professor of Economics at Yale University. Fair received his B.A. from Fresno State College in 1964 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1968. He spent several years at Princeton University before moving to Yale.

John Faragher

HistoryEmail John Faragher