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Eric Sargis

Physical Anthropology

Eric J. Sargis is a Professor of Anthropology, with secondary appointments in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  He is also Curator of Mammalogy and Vertebrate Paleontology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History.

His interests include the origin and early evolution of primates, and the functional morphology and systematics of treeshrews (Scandentia), plesiadapiforms (Primates), and Old World monkeys (Primates, Cercopithecidae). He recently published an edited book, Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology: A Tribute to Frederick S. Szalay. He has conducted fieldwork in Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Florida. He is also a Series Editor for the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series.

Jane Savage

Senior Director, Yale Best Practices and LaborEmail Jane Savage

John Schowalter

Child Study Center

Misha Semenov-Leiva

Architectural Designer

Misha Semenov is an architectural designer at Centerbrook Architects and Planners in Centerbrook, CT.  He is a recent graduate of the joint Master’s program between the Schools of Architecture and Forestry/Environmental Studies at Yale, where he focused his studies on architectural strategies to reconnect the human habitat–our buildings and cities–with the natural world. Originally from San Francisco, Misha graduated in 2015 from Princeton with a major in Architecture and minors in Urban Studies and Translation. 

Misha was a proud Graduate Affiliate at Trumbull, and served as the head GA for Trumbull from 2017 to 2019. He is excited to remain part of the Trumbull family as a fellow and as organizer of the monthly Mellon Forum dinners for seniors.

Besides his day job as an architect, Misha also sings with the Yale Camerata, runs a blog on architecture and nature (https://ecoempathyproject.wordpress.com), and enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities around his home in Essex, CT, including but not limited to kayaking, hiking, camping, and mushroom and wild plant foraging. He is also a translator of poetry from Russian to English, and loves discussing languages, literature, and culture.

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Adam Sexton

EnglishAdam Reid Sexton is a Lecturer in the English Department and a Critic in the School of Art. Since 2014 he has been the Trumbull College Writing Tutor. Adam’s writing has been published in the Boston Phoenix, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and other publications, and his books include Difficult Listening (forthcoming from Routledge in 2021) and Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats (McGraw-Hill, 2005). With a team of visual artists he adapted four of Shakespeare’s tragedies as manga (Japanese-style graphic novels), and his anthology Rap on Rap was acquired by Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research. Adam has taught writing and literature at Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, and Parsons School of Design. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in Writing from Columbia University.Email Adam Sexton

Anita Sharif-Hyder

Associate Head of CollegeAnita Sharif-Hyder is the Associate Head of Trumbull College and serves as the Associate Secretary for the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct at Yale. Ms. Sharif-Hyder has degrees in psychology and counseling from Syracuse University and Towson University. She also has an international background and is multilingual: of Bangladeshi origin, she was born in Thailand, and lived in Venezuela, Kuwait, Egypt, and India during her formative years. Ms. Sharif-Hyder has applied her cross-cultural and counseling backgrounds in higher education administration, initially at the International House of Philadelphia and Kaplan Inc., and for the past 15 years at Yale University with the World Fellows Program and the Provost’s Office. She lives in Trumbull College with her husband D. S. Fahmeed Hyder, who is Head of Trumbull College, and her daughter Leila Hyder who is a senior at Hopkins School (New Haven, CT). Their son Arman Hyder is a sophomore at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN). At Trumbull, Ms. Sharif-Hyder embraces hospitality and celebrating cultural traditions in service to the vibrant and diverse Trumbull community.Email Anita Sharif-Hyder

Andrew Shimp


I am a librarian in the engineering and sciences at Yale supporting the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Chemistry and Mathematics Departments.  As a library liaison I am committed to user-centered services and have built relationships through individual reference interactions, research consultations, and instruction. I have expanded my skills to support reference management systems such as EndNote. I am currently engaged in new opportunities for outreach to entrepreneurial programs including teaching workshops for undergraduate and graduate members of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Summer Fellowship Program and the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design. I have co-organized library programming in the Center for Language Study’s summer session for new international students and developed workshops for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program.

In addition to being employed as a science librarian, I have an academic background in the humanities with an undergraduate degree in History and a minor in Art. I recently served as a judge for senior essays in the humanities submitted for Manuscripts & Archives prizes. My interests include studying and collecting American art, particularly related to printmaking. I also enjoy hiking especially in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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Julia Silvestri

LectorEmail Julia Silvestri

Stefan Simon

Preservation Cultural Heritage

Stefan Simon is a conservation scientist with broad experience in scientific research and multilateral project coordination. He has specialized in material deterioration diagnostics, microanalytics, non-destructive testing, physico-chemical analysis and climatology. Other areas of specialization include the testing and evaluation of conservation products and the control of treatment efficacy and durability.

He is the founder and director of the private laboratory KDC Konservierung & Denkmalpflege Cons. in Olching (Germany) since 1993, he is teaching conservation science at Munich Technical University since 1998. From 2001-2005 Stefan Simon was heading the “Building Materials” section at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, before being appointed Director of the Rathgen Research Laboratory at the National Museums, Berlin in February 2005.

Stefan Simon was elected member (2005-2013) and Vice President for Finance and Administration of ICCROM Council (2009-2011). Since 2008 he is President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee Stone (ISCS) and since 2012 corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). Since 2009 he is Honorary Professor at X´ian Jiaotong University (PR China), since 2013 also at Technical University Berlin. On April 1st, 2014, he was appointed Inaugural Director of Yale´s new Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) at West Campus, overseeing its scientific, digital and conservation departments and programs.

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Gurbakhshash Singh

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Ed Smith


Wake Smith

Wake Smith is a Lecturer in the Yale School of Environment, where he teaches a graduate level course on climate engineering.  He is also a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.  His book Pandora’s Toolbox: The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2022.  He has published scholarly papers on the aeronautics, costs, and governance of solar geoengineering and has helped develop preliminary designs for high altitude research aircraft.  He was previously a senior executive at Boeing among other commercial aviation firms and earned a BA from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. 

Christina Spiesel

Law School; ArtistEmail Christina Spiesel

Sydney Spiesel

School of Medicine/PediatricsEmail Sydney Spiesel

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 Strobel

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