Witold Skiba


Ed Smith


Wake Smith

Wake Smith graduated from TC in the class of 79. Among his fondest Trumbull memories was as a freshman joining the throng assembled in the main court yard to hear the then “College Master” implore in ringing tones the Trumbullians to bravely march forth and win bladderball yet again. They (we) did! Wake sang with the Alley Cats and the Glee Club, played JV lacrosse (there really was such a thing), and competed eagerly on the Trumbull’s Tang Team (competitive speed beer drinking -- there really was that too). Wake went on to get an MBA from an institution by the Charles River that will remain nameless and to have a 30+ year career in commercial aviation and finance. Wake is an Operating Partner at New State Capital Partners and lives in Bronxville NY.

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Christina Spiesel

Law School; ArtistEmail Christina Spiesel

Sydney Spiesel

School of Medicine/PediatricsEmail Sydney Spiesel

Lorin Stein

Editor, The Paris Review

Gregory Sterling

Divinity School

Gregory E. Sterling is the Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean of Yale Divinity School and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament. Dean Sterling, a New Testament scholar with a specialty in Hellenistic Judaism, has concentrated his research on the writings of Philo of Alexandria, Josephus, and Luke-Acts, with a focus on the ways in which Second Temple Jews and early Christians interacted with one another and with the Greco-Roman world. He assumed the deanship in 2012 after more than two decades at the University of Notre Dame, where he served in several capacities at the College of Arts and Letters before becoming the first dean of the independent Graduate School. Dean Sterling is the author of several books—Coptic Paradigms: A Summary of Sahidic Coptic Morphology; Armenian Paradigms; and Historiography and Self-Definition: Josephos, Luke-Acts, and Apologetic Historiography—and more than fifty-five scholarly articles and essays. He is finishing a book titled “Defining the Present through the Past” (Eerdmans), which examines how indigenous authors defined their people’s identities through the past and is an extension of his earlier Historiography and Self-Definition. Dean Sterling is general editor for the Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series (E.J. Brill) and coeditor of the Studia Philonica Annual. He served as editor of the Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity Series (University of Notre Dame Press) for twenty years. He is a member of the editorial board of Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft. A Churches of Christ minister, Dean Sterling has held numerous leadership positions in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Studiorum Novi Societas, and the Catholic Biblical Association.

Scott Storbel

Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Scott Strobel joined the Yale faculty in 1995 in the Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry (MB&B) where he served as department chair from 2006-09 and currently holds the Henry Ford II Professorship.  Since 2011 he has served as vice president for West Campus planning & program development, and in July 2014 he took on additional responsibility as the inaugural deputy provost for teaching & learning.  In this capacity, he will oversee the development of a comprehensive Yale Center for Teaching and Learning that will promote teaching excellence, foster improved student learning, and provide a clear pathway for teaching resources and support to Yale faculty, graduate students, and postdocs.  In 2006 and again in 2010, he was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor to promote efforts in undergraduate science education.  With this award he instituted a program to explore microbial and chemical diversity in the world’s rainforests as a means to inspire undergraduate students in the sciences.  He was awarded the Dylan Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences in 2004 and the Graduate Mentoring Award in the Sciences in 2007.  He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.  His current research explores the chemical basis of RNA function and catalysis and hydrocarbon production by endophytic fungi.

Robert Sullivan

Director of Operations, Yale DiningRobert Sullivan is currently the Director of Operations for Yale Dining. He has been with Yale since 1989, and previously served as Director of Yale Catering. He also serves on Yale United Way Core Committee, the New Haven Food Policy Council, and previously chaired Share Our Strength New Haven for many years. He proudly has three children in college currently, including one in Morse College.Email Robert Sullivan

Lynn Tanoue

Internal Medicine

Dr. Tanoue is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Medical School. She is a pulmonary/critical care specialist, with a focus in the field of thoracic oncology. She co-directs the Yale Cancer Center Thoracic Oncology Program and is Director of Winchester Chest Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Tanoue is a founding member of the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra.

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André D. Taylor

Chemical & Environmental Engineering

André D. Taylor is an Assistant Professor and leads the Transformative Materials and Devices Group in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at Yale University. He specializes in the synthesis and arrangement of nanomaterials in devices such as fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, and solar cells. He received all three degrees in chemical engineering with a BS from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, an MS from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a PhD from the University of Michigan. While in graduate school Taylor was a Sloan Fellow, NSF-Rackham Merit Fellow, Eastman Kodak Fellow, and GEM (MS and PhD) Fellow. He worked as a research engineer for DuPont’s Engineering Polymers division and Intellectual Asset Management Group and was a research faculty scientist in the chemical engineering department at the University of Michigan (’05-07). Taylor has developed CMOS compatible micro fuel cells (with integrated heaters and temperature sensors) and a method of patterning ITO substrates for both flat and non-planar surfaces for optoelectronic devices (Artificial Eye Project). Taylor has given several invited lectures at the local, national, and international levels. He has several patents pending and archival publications related to his research. He is an NSF CAREER award recipient and a 2011 Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) recipient.

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David Thompson Architects

Gail Tomisch

Robert Touloukian

Pediatric Medicine

Alan Trachtenberg

Emeritus, English

Kathy Trputec

Yale Summer SessionKathy Trputec is an Assistant Director in Yale Summer Session. She primarily works with incoming international students and Yale students interested in the Global Summer Program. When she is not working, she enjoys doing yoga, traveling, gardening and playing outside with her twin sons.Email Kathy Trputec

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Tom Tyler

Law School

Tom R. Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is also a professor (by courtesy) at the Yale School of Management. He joined the Yale Law faculty in January 2012 as a professor of law and psychology. He was previously a University Professor at New York University, where he taught in both the psychology department and the law school. Prior to joining NYU in 1997, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Northwestern University.

Professor Tyler’s research explores the role of justice in shaping people’s relationships with groups, organizations, communities, and societies. In particular, he examines the role of judgments about the justice or injustice of group procedures in shaping legitimacy, compliance, and cooperation. He is the author of several books, includingWhy People Cooperate (2011); Legitimacy and Criminal Justice (2007); Why People Obey the Law (2006); Trust in the Law (2002); and Cooperation in Groups (2000). He was awarded the Harry Kalven prize for “paradigm shifting scholarship in the study of law and society” by the Law and Society Association in 2000, and in 2012, was honored by the International Society for Justice Research with its Lifetime Achievement Award for innovative research on social justice. 

He holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia and an M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Noël Valis

Spanish & PortugueseEmail Noël Valis