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John Wa'Njogu

African Studies

John Wa’Njogu’s interests include foreign language curriculum development, teaching methodology, material development, and assessment. Other areas of interest are language planning, language and democracy, ethnicity, Kiswahili and other African literatures and literary criticism.

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John Wargo

School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesJohn Wargo is a Professor of Risk Analysis, Environmental Policy, and Political Science, and Chair of the Yale College Environmental Studies Major and Program. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.L.A. University of Massachusetts, and Ph.D., Yale University. He holds appointments in the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Department of Political Science. He has been a professor at Yale since 1985. He has lectured extensively on the limits and potential of environmental law, with a focus on human health.Email John Wargo

Linda Wargo

Environmental Studies ProgramEmail Linda Wargo

Marta Wells

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Marta Wells, originally from Colombia, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Yale, and a Research Scientist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at The University of Connecticut. She came to Yale in 1997, and has been teaching and advising students since.  Among the courses she has taught are: Biology of Terrestrial Arthropods, Laboratory for Biology of Terrestrial Arthropods, Animal Behavior, Introduction to Biology, Diversity of Life, Laboratory for Evolutionary Biology, Laboratory for Principles of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Laboratory on Evolution, Functional Traits, and The Tree of Life.

In addition to teaching, Marta is an Academic Advisor for undergraduate students in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, Mellon-Bouchet Fellows, and a sophomore advisor. In addition, she advises students doing their research and tutorial courses and does all the corresponding administrative work, as wells as organizing and running the E&EB Undergraduate Senior Symposium every year.

Marta’s research interests are with insects, using green lacewings as model systems to investigate topics in Evolution, species origins, behavior, acoustic signals, and phylogenetic systematics.

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Tamar Wells


Tamar Wells is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind Quintet and the principal oboist of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. She is also well acquainted with the underside of her sea kayak as she and her husband, Rich, work toward their BCU level 3 kayak certification, a piece of which requires their skill of rolling to be at least rudimentary.  They enjoy ballroom dancing, and taking lessons in “how not to be embarrassed on the dance floor.”

In the interest of communication with new Brazilian in-laws, Tamar is attempting to learn Portuguese, which she finds delightful!

They divide their time between Northwest CT and the coast of RI.

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Eli Westerman

Summer SessionEmail Eli Westerman

Paul Whitmore

Director, Aging Diagnostics LabEmail Paul Whitmore

R. John Williams


John William’s research and teaching focuses on the intersections between international histories of technological innovation and the perceived difference of racial and cultural otherness.  His current book project, “Technology and the Meeting of East and West,” examines the role of technological discourse in representations of Asian/American aesthetics in late-nineteenth and twentieth century film and literature. He argues that insofar as Anglo American modernism based its aesthetic innovations on a range of new technologies, it did so by throwing into question the relation of these technologies to the cultural traditions from which it seemed to break. It is from this vantage that Asia signaled both the perilous transnationalization of Western technologies as well as an especially therapeutic and non-alienated relation between technê and the environment.

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Brendan Woo

Yale School of Management

Brendan Woo is assistant director of Asia program operations in the executive education department at the Yale School of Management. In this role, he leads the delivery of Yale’s non-degree programs for Chinese business leaders, both in New Haven and in China. He is also responsible for recruiting and managing the executive education student workforce. Prior to Yale SOM, Brendan had a seven-year tenure with the Yale-China Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring Chinese and Americans to learn and serve together, where he worked in a variety of teaching, recruiting, coaching, development, and strategic roles in New Haven as well as Hong Kong and Anhui Province, China. He holds a BA in linguistics from Yale University, where he was a member of the varsity swimming team and the Guild of Carillonneurs.

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Amy Wrzesniewski

School of Mangement

I’m a professor at the Yale School of Management, where I’m an organizational psychologist studying the meaning of work. In short, I’m fascinated by what makes work meaningful or alienating, as it is the domain of life that gets most of our waking time. I’ve been at Yale for 11 years, and live in New Haven with my husband, two kids, dog, two cats, goldfish, and six chickens. When I’m not working on data or manuscripts, I’m serving on boards or advising students.

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Jonathan Wyrtzen


Jonathan Wyrtzen is a comparative-historical sociologist with teaching and research interests in North African society and politics. He works on the areas of state formation and non-state forms of political organization; colonialism and empire; ethnicity and nationalism; urban and rural contentious politics; and Islamic social movements. He has recently completed a book manuscript titled, Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity, that examines the relationships among European imperial expansion, colonial policies of modernization and state formation, and the rise of Arabo-Islamic nationalism in North Africa in the mid-20th century. This study also explores the central roles of three marginal groups – Imazighen (Berbers), Jews, and women - in defining Moroccan identity during the mobilization of anti-colonial nationalism. He is beginning a comparative project examing the transformation of political space in the North Africa and the Middle East in the 1920s, looking at movements defending local autonomy in Morocco, Libya, Syria, Anatolia, and the Arabian Peninsula.

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