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William Boughton

Yale Symphony Orchestra

William Boughton was born into a musical family. His grandfather was a composer, his father a professional viola player, and his mother a vocalist. After studying cello at the New England Conservatory, Guildhall School of Music, and Prague Academy, he entered the profession in London, playing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Sinfonietta and for the BBC.

Playing in orchestras led Boughton to discover his passion for conducting, which he pursued in studies with George Hurst and Sir Colin Davis. Boughton formed the English Symphony Orchestra in 1980, commissioned 21 new works and made 80 recordings many of which reached the Top 10 in the Billboard Charts. He was also Principal Conductor of the Jyvaskyla Sinfonia in Finland and has conducted orchestras from San Francisco to St Petersburg and from 2007 -2019 Boughton was the 10th Music Director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra with whom he twice earned an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming in 2011 and 2014.

At Yale, Boughton teaches graduate-level classes in Score Reading and Analysis and a combined Undergraduate/Graduate class in Conducting. He is the Music Director of the undergraduate Yale Symphony Orchestra.

He is currently researching for a book on the Life and Music of the English composer Nicholas Maw, who was a visiting Professor of Music at Yale in 1984 and 89.

Awards: Gramophone Magazine Critic’s Choice for recording of Walton’s Violin Concerto and First Symphony with NHSO (2010), ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming with NHSO (2011 & 2014), Yale School of Music – Cultural Leadership Citation, Distinguished Contribution to Music (2019).

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Susan Brady

Retired, Beinecke Library

Susan Brady has been an archivist and librarian at Yale for over 25 years, and currently is an archivist at the Beinecke Library. Specializing in performing arts archives, she processes (catalogs) archival collections and assists readers in identifying materials related to their research topics. She serves as a Personal Librarian to Trumbull College freshmen and sophomores. Originally from Austin, Texas, Susan has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Theater, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Susan loves to travel, hike, and attend theater, dance, and music performances. She is a yoga practitioner and teacher.

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William Brainard

Emeritus, Economics

Brainard is a specialist in economic theory, macroeconomics, and monetary theory. He has taught at the University since 1962. His seminal paper “Uncertainty and the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy” (1967), analyzing how the conduct of policy should be affected by uncertainty about its impact, is still widely cited by policy makers. A frequent collaborator with Nobel Prize winning Yale economist James Tobin, he developed with Tobin the concept of “q” to help explain the way financial markets influence investment and economic activity.

Brainard was provost of the University from 1981 to 1986 and twice served as director of the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. He also chaired the Department of Economics. He was named the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics in 1987 and became the first faculty member to hold the Arthur M. Okun Professorship in 1991.

In 1996, he was elected chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. A Fellow of the Econometric Society and Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, he has served as co-editor of the Brooking Papers on Economic Activity. Brainard’s former students and colleagues at Yale held a major conference on campus in his honor in 2001.

Emma Brennan-Wydra

Child Study Center

I’m a data professional, social science researcher, and avid puzzler.

In my current role as a data manager at the Yale Child Study Center, I help transform clinical and experimental data into scientific knowledge about the social and emotional development of young children.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Yale University and a Master of Science in Information (MSI) from the University of Michigan School of Information.

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Tracy Brent

Tracy Brent Collections

Tracy Brent Collections (tracybrentcollections.com) is a women’s specialty clothing and accessories boutique located by the historic Guilford green in Connecticut. The boutique features casual, business and evening attire, unique jewelry and accessories from hot to haute.

Victoria Brescoll

School of Mangement

Victoria Brescoll’s research focuses on the impact of stereotypes on individuals’ status and power within organizations, particularly for individuals who violate gender stereotypes. Her study “Can an Angry Woman Get Ahead? Gender, Status Conferral, and Workplace Emotion Expression,” published in Psychological Science, concluded that people reward men who get angry but view angry women as incompetent and unworthy of status and power in the workplace. The research was widely reported on in the popular press including the New York Times, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and U.S. News & World Report.

Additionally, Professor Brescoll examines how having power may differentially affect men and women’s behavior at work. In 2012, she published a paper in Administrative Science Quarterly, “Who Takes the Floor and Why: Gender, Power, and Volubility in Organizations,” showing that, for men, there is a strong relationship between having power and talking a lot in organizational settings (e.g., the United States Senate), but for women, there is no such relationship. Her other research interests include the cultural origins of stereotypes (e.g. the media), corporate social responsibility, and framing messages to improve health policy.

She received her MS, MPhil, and PhD in social psychology from Yale University where she was supported by a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She completed her BA in psychology from the University of Michigan. In 2004, Professor Brescoll worked in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton under a Congressional Fellowship. 

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Cynthia Brill

Brill Journalism Enterprises

Cynthia Brill came to Yale the first year that women undergraduates were admitted and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1972. She worked briefly for the Mayor’s Office for The City of New York and then obtained a law degree (J.D.) from N.Y.U. in 1977. She practiced law as a commercial litigator for 5 years, before joining her husband in running The American Lawyer and Court TV as General Counsel. Since then, Cynthia has served as General Counsel in a variety of media businesses; the most recent is Journalism Online, which is a company providing software as a service to newspaper companies.

With her husband Steven Brill (Yale College 1972; Yale Law School 1975) they have endowed the Yale Journalism Initiative, which provides an infrastructure of courses and professional assistance for students interested in pursuing careers in journalism.
They have three children, two of whom graduated from Yale College( in 2007 and 2010); our 2007 graduate also received a law degree from Yale Law School in 2011.

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Nancy Brown

School of Medicine

Nancy J. Brown, M.D. is the Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Yale School of Medicine and the C.N.H. Long professor of Internal Medicine. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brown has led a translational research program that focuses on developing new pharmacological strategies to prevent vascular disease in patients with high blood pressure and diabetes.

Throughout her career, Dr. Brown has worked to promote the development of physician-scientists. She established the Vanderbilt Master of Science in Clinical Investigation in 2000. From 2006-2010, she served as the Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development and established an institutional infrastructure to support physician-scientists in the transition to independence.

From 2010 to 2020, Dr. Brown served as chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief of Vanderbilt University Hospital. Dr. Brown was a member of the NIH National Advisory Research Resources Council and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council. Her research has been recognized by the American Heart Association (Harriet Dustan Award), the E.K. Frey-E. Werle Foundation, the American Society of Hypertension and the American Federation for Clinical Research. In 2018, she was named the Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine by the Association of Professors of Medicine.

Dr. Brown is a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Bill Brown

Digital Marketing and Graphic Design

Theresa Bryant

Attorney/Law Career Counselor/Law Asso ProfessorEmail Theresa Bryant

Peter Burrow

Xebec Global Corporation

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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