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Mark Cappello

Director Facilities, ChoateEmail Mark Cappello

Janice Carlisle


Janice Carlisle has published books on Victorian fiction and John Stuart Mill and, most recently, Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction, as well as editions of Dickens’s Great Expectations and a collection of essays on narrative. Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. A study of art and politics from the 1830s to the 1860s, it treats the wood engravings of illustrated journalism in their relation to extensions of the franchise.  She particularly enjoys teaching interdisciplinary approaches to Victorian fiction in general and Dickens in particular.

Andrew Casson

Math Emeritus

Andrew Casson, B.A. and research fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge University, faculty member at Yale since 2000: You are a world leader in geometric topology, a mathematician who has made prize-winning and influential mathematical discoveries. Your accomplishments are not easy for non-mathematicians to comprehend, but everyone can understand when we say that your work has been transformative and has always been known for its clarity and exacting precision. Your quiet demeanor and reluctance to claim too much have always left your colleagues wondering what you were going to come up with next—but it was always noteworthy. You have had a knack for introducing new structures which fundamentally change mathematicians’ point of view on the subject: the mark of a fine mathematician and an original mind.

In the realm of dimension 5 and above, you contributed to the central classification theory and the disproof of what topologists call the Hauptvermutung (main conjecture), relating the different structures—continuous, piecewise-linear, and smooth—which a manifold can have. Your influence broadened as the dimension of the spaces you considered came downward. In dimension 4 you developed what we know as “Casson handles” with which you constructed exotic smooth 4-manifolds, and which played an important role in the solution of the 4-dimensional Poincaré conjecture. You continued into 3 dimensions, where you contributed to the development of the classification theory of 3-manifolds in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, introducing the “Casson invariant,” finding a solution to the Seifert conjecture, and developing a structure theory for the study of Heegaard splittings.

As testimony to your category-changing discoveries, you were awarded the Veblen Prize in Geometry in 1991 and made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1998, both well-deserved recognitions of your deep contributions.

At Yale you have been the most exemplary of citizens: Your crystal-clear lectures to both graduates and undergraduates on the most complex subjects are legendary. In 2012 Yale College awarded you the esteemed Dylan Hixon Teaching Prize in recognition of exactly this. Your dedication to the institution, and to the craft of teaching, and your willingness to shoulder the burden of DUS for far longer than your departmental tradition requires have been a boon to the department and a humbling precedent.

Your colleagues are deeply grateful for your contributions, first to mathematics, and next to the department itself. Generations of younger mathematicians owe their greater understanding of the discipline and their own commitment to mathematics to your guidance and generosity. Although you are retiring, Yale’s Mathematics department is unwilling to give you up: we look forward to your participation in department seminars and to your perspective and understated wisdom for years to come.

Michael Cavanagh

CFO Comcast Corp., Yale Trustee

Mike Cavanagh serves as President of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 30 global media and technology company that reaches hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide through the connectivity and platforms it provides and the content and experiences it creates.

Mike has a broad range of responsibilities, partnering with the Chairman and CEO to manage all aspects of the business. Comcast has approximately 186,000 employees worldwide, $121 billion in annual revenue, and is one of the 25 most profitable companies in the United States.

Mike joined Comcast as the company’s CFO in 2015 after spending more than 20 years in the financial services industry. From 2012 to 2014, he was co-CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Corporate & Investment Bank, a global leader in its industry with over $30 billion in revenue and more than 60,000 employees working in nearly 100 countries. In this role, Mike co-headed all investment banking, cash management, investor services, and the largest global markets and trading business in the world. Prior to that, he served as JPMorgan Chase’s CFO for six years, where he helped lead the company successfully through the financial crisis. Immediately prior to joining Comcast, Mike briefly served as co-President and co-COO of The Carlyle Group, a leading global alternative asset manager.

Mike earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of HealthVerity. Mike also serves on the Board of Trustees at Yale and is Chairman of the Yale Corporation Committee on Investments.

Teresa Chahine

School of Management, Resident Fellow

Teresa Chahine is a Senior Lecturer at Yale School of Management, with a secondary appointment at Yale School of Public Health. She also teaches at Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, where she is leading new programming in Social Innovation. Teresa studied and worked on drivers of health (social and environmental factors influencing health outcomes) in the U.S. and around the world. In her home country of Lebanon, she helped found a venture philanthropy organization called Alfanar Lebanon, which means “Lighthouse” in Arabic. She joined Yale in 2018, and lived in East Rock her first five years. During this time, she got to know Connecticut and established it as her home. She enjoys swimming, hiking, reading, playing the piano, and hopes to learn the guitar and ukulele. 

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Zoe Chance


Zoe studies persuasion and decision making, working passionately to understand how people can lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. At Yale, Zoë teaches Mastering Influence and Persuasion, advises Center for Customer Insights consulting and research teams, and collaborates with Google and Optum Health.

Prior to her engagement at Yale, she marketed a $200 million segment of the Barbie brand at Mattel, developed an executive education leadership program at Harvard, acted on stage and film, and failed as an entrepreneur. She received her doctorate from Harvard, MBA from the University of Southern California, and bachelor’s degree from Haverford College. Her research has been covered in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the EconomistScientific AmericanPsychology Today, Financial Times, and Discover.

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Taranpreet Chandhoke


Dr. Taranpreet (Preeti) K. Chandhoke received her DMD and PhD in Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 2008. She completed her specialty training in Orthodontics from the University of Connecticut and has served on the faculty in the Division of Orthodontics since 2011. Dr. Chandhoke has conducted research on the areas of accelerating orthodontic treatment and on impacted teeth.  She has authored and co-authored a number of articles in the area of bone biology and on topics pertaining to clinical orthodontics. Dr. Chandhoke practices orthodontics in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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Surjit Chandhoke

Dean, Trumbull College

Dean Surjit K. Chandhoke is the Dean of Trumbull College and a faculty member in the Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology department. She received her Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biochemistry from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh. Her enjoyment of research and teaching led her to pursue her PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. Her dissertation research focused on leukocyte integrins, molecules that are important for cell attachment and adhesion. Her love of microscopy and the cytoskeleton led her to Prof. Mark Mooseker’s laboratory in the Yale MCDB department in 2007, where she pursued postdoctoral research on a myosin motor protein (Myo9b) implicated in inflammatory bowel disease. From 2012-2016, she served as a course coordinator for the foundational Biology (BIOL) modules here at Yale.

Dean Chandhoke lives in Trumbull College with her husband, Gurbakhshash Singh, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Central Connecticut State University, and their son, Sahej Singh, our youngest Trumbullian!

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Margaret Clark

Psychology, Former Head of College

Professor Margaret Clark, Ph.D. (margaret.clark@yale.edu) is the former Head of Trumbull College and a faculty member in the psychology department of Yale College and Yale Graduate School.  Her research focuses on the nature of emotion, its social functions, and processes that characterize well (and poorly) functioning close relationships. She is president elect of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, an advisor to the Swiss National Science Foundation and Israel’s Bi-national science foundation, and a senior editor of Psychological Science.  At Yale she teaches courses on emotions and relationships and welcomes undergraduates who wish to become involved in research in her lab.  She also serves on a number of committees for the university and as the Graduate Vice President of Yale’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.   In Trumbull Margaret serves as a first year adviser for those students interested in psychology. 

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Paul Cleary

School of Public Health

Paul Cleary is the Dean of Public Health and the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health. He is a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Connecticut Academy for Science and Engineering, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a distinguished fellow of the Association for Health Services Research.

His research focuses on how to assess the quality of health care and how organizational and clinician characteristics affect the costs and quality of medical care. He is Principal Investigator of one of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and is Principal Investigator and Director of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). He has published more than 300 journal articles and book chapters describing his research.

His hobbies include flying, golf, bike riding, and skiing.

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Skylar Cobbett

Yale College

Skylar Cobbett graduated from Yale in May with a BA in Classics. Skylar served as Co-President of the Yale College QuestBridge Scholars Network, worked as a Student Affairs Office Assistant in the Yale College Dean’s Office, and conducted research with the Yale Babylonian Collection.

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Martin Cobern

Nuclear Physics Retired

Martin E. Cobern, ’74 Ph.D. (Nuclear physics) retired in 2014 after a long career in the oilfield services industry. His last positon was Vice President, Research & Development of APS Technologies, Inc. in Wallingford.

He has been active in community activities, serving for over a decade on both the Cheshire Planning & Zoning Commission and Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Planning Commission, and chairing both.  He served twice as President of Temple Beth David of Cheshire.  He was Chairman of the Yale Graduate Student Alumni Association and a Governor of the Association of Yale Alumni, and is currently an Associate Fellow of Trumbull College.

Since his retirement, he has expanded his volunteer activities to include Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), the Cheshire Community Food Pantry, New Haven Reads and the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, and he serves on the Board of the New Haven Jewish Foundation.  Retirement has given him more time to indulge in his favorite activities – travel and photography.

Christina Coffin

Yale PressEmail Christina Coffin

Cecile Cohen

World Language Center

Uriel Cohen

Joseph Slifka Center

Uri was appointed Executive Director of Slifka Center in July 2018 and begins on August 13. His appointment to that post follows a seven-year tenure in the same role at Queens College Hillel in the City University of New York. Prior to coming to Hillel, Uri held positions at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, Hillel International, and Perry Davis Associates, with almost two decades’ experience in fundraising, community relations, and leadership. Even in his new post, Uri continues to be involved with Jewish life at Queens College and works to raise awareness of the need for thriving Jewish life to serve the 13,000+ Jewish students currently enrolled at CUNY campuses.

Uri has been been studying, practicing, and teaching leadership for the last 25 years, and has spent 17 years working in the Jewish community. He comes to Slifka with strong experience in fundraising, administration, management, community relations, and financial management. He stewarded Queens College Hillel to being named Hillel International’s Outstanding Campus in 2015, and looks forward to beginning his work at Slifka Center, together with the outstanding team that is now in place.

Outside his time at Slifka, Uri is involved in his synagogue, is an Eagle Scout and active Cub Scout leader, loves camping and the outdoors, and is a big Mets fan. He lives in White Plains, New York with his wife Stacey and son Noah.

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Dan Cohn

Law A Trumbull alumnus (1975), Dan Cohn practices law in Boston, specializing in distressed businesses. His efforts on behalf of insolvent companies have saved thousands of jobs, generated many millions of dollars of economic value, and involved him in cutting-edge controversies of modern bankruptcy law. Dan’s interests include history, economics, grand strategy and squash. In addition, he’ll often be found reading a novel, listening to classical music, practicing yoga, or some combination of these. He has four children, the youngest a college sophomore. Dan has never been known to turn down an invitation to play squash, hear your thoughts on history or current affairs, discuss the practice of law, enjoy a glass of wine, or listen thoughtfully to what’s going on in your life. Email Dan Cohn

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.