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Larry Samuelson

Economics

Larry Samuelson is the A. Douglas Melamed Professor of Economics at Yale University. Samuelson earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1974 and his Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Illinois in 1978. He works in economic theory, with a particular interest in game theory. His areas of specialization include the evolutionary foundations of economic behavior, the theory of repeated games, and nonBayesian models of behavior. He has served as a co-editor of Econometrica. the American Economic Review, and the American Economic Review: Insights, and the president of the Game Theory Society, and in various roles in the Econometric Society. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy for the Arts and Sciences.

Lauren Sansing

Neurology

Dr. Sansing completed her residency in Neurology in 2006 followed by a Vascular Neurology fellowship from 2006-2008, both at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include acute ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage as well as other complex neurovascular diseases.

Following clinical training, she completed a Master of Science in Translational Research at Penn studying immune mechanisms of injury after intracerebral hemorrhage. She then joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut and Hartford Hospital in 2010, where she was active in the Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, and Immunology.

Dr. Sansing came to Yale in the summer of 2014, where she continues her work in cerebrovascular diseases and neuro-inflammation through basic, translational, and clinical studies. She leads a NIH-funded laboratory identifying immunological treatment targets for stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, vascular cognitive impairment and dementia. She has received numerous national and international awards for her research, including the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association, the Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Award from the American Academy of Neurology, and is an elected member of the Henry Kunkel Society and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

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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 Labor

Jane Savage is responsible for Union-Management Relations at Yale, including Labor Relations, which supports the University’s relationships with its five unions, and Best Practices, a collaborative initiative between Yale and its two largest unions, UNITE HERE Locals 34 and 35. Ms. Savage has responsibility for supporting Yale’s negotiations to achieve labor agreements and for steering constructive relationships among managers, union representatives, and employees. She oversees a team of labor relations professionals and change management facilitators who advise, instruct, and support culture change projects undertaken by managers and union leaders. Prior to joining Yale, Ms. Savage was a senior consultant and faculty member in Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations Extension Division in New York City, providing training and consulting services to industry and labor organizations. In her most recent role, she led the ILR Extension’s organizational change group and supported union-management collaboration in the private sector health care industry in New York City. Ms. Savage previously worked as a consultant to organizational change initiatives in unionized workplaces in the manufacturing sector and started her career as an engineer. She holds a B.S. in Engineering from The Ohio State University and a Master’s in Public and Private Management from Yale’s School of Management.

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Shreya Saxena

Engineering and Applied Science

Shreya Saxena is broadly interested in the neural control of complex, coordinated behavior. She is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department and a core member of the Center for Neurocomputation and Machine Intelligence at the Wu Tsai Institute at Yale. From 2020 to 2023, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before this, Shreya was a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute in the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. She did her PhD in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying the closed-loop control of fast movements from a control theory perspective. Shreya received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She is honored to have been selected as a Rising Star in both Electrical Engineering (2019) and Biomedical Engineering (2018).

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John Schowalter

Emeritus Child Study Center

Dr. Schowalter born, raised, and educated in Wisconsin. He came first to Yale in 1960 as a pediatric intern. He was a child psychiatry resident at the Yale Child Study Center between 1963 and 1965. After serving two years in the army, he joined the Child Study Center faculty in 1967 and remained throughout his career. Dr. Schowalter’s career focused mainly on issues in pediatric liaison, adolescent care, and professional training. Dr. Schowalter chaired the Child Psychiatry Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He also chaired the Child Psychiatry Examination Committee and was on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Society of Professors of Child Psychiatry, the Association for the Care of Children’s Healthcare, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and the Benjamin Rush Society. At the Child Study Center, Dr. Schowalter became a professor in 1975 and became the first Albert J. Solnit Professor in 1989. He served as the Center’s Interim Director, 2001-2002. He became emeritus in 2003, but continues to teach and consult.

Misha Semenov-Leiva

Architectural Designer

Misha  Semenov-Leiva 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

Librarian

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

Lector

Dr. Julia Silvestri, Ph.D., Ed.S, is a lector in American Sign Language and coordinator of the ASL program. She earned her Ph.D. in Physical Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she worked as a professor of ASL and Deaf Studies. From George Washington University, she earned an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, and from Smith College, an M.E.D. in Deaf Education. In addition to a background as a K-12 educator and administrator in a range of schools for the deaf and public school programs in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts; she participates in ASL poetry, film, and performance arts organizations as a producer and performer. Her research interests include Deaf Music, Deaf Studies, ASL Phonology, Bilingualism and Literacy, Adult Reading Strategies, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 

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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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Witold Skiba

Physics

Ed Smith

Sculptor

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. 

Sydney Spiesel

School of Medicine/Pediatrics

Sydney Spiesel is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine and is on the clinical faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine.  He is a regular commentator for Slate magazine and National Public Radio.  He is also the inventor of a shampoo that makes lice eggs fluoresce under ultraviolet light, so making them more visible.

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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

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