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Martin Cobern

AYA, Board of Governors

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

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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.

Nick Conway

College Seminar Instructor

Yvonne C. Cooke

Former Associate Head of College

Susan Crown

Laura Cruickshank

Architect

Pat Dallai

Pat Dallai is a local (aka townie), born in New Haven and has lived in the area all her life. She has three children, six grandchildren and loves the arts, reading and gardening. She came to work at Yale in 1979, and is now here for 35 years, and always considered Trumbull College her home base. She began her career as the Master’s AA in Trumbull, then went on to administer the Residential College Seminar Program and moved from that position to become the Excecutive Assistant in the Council of Masters central office. After spending a good portion of her career working with student life programs and issues, she took a position as the Executive Director of the Koerner Center for Emeritus Faculty–a change that she has enjoyed immensely. Pat feels privileged to have spent her career at Yale and the best part has been getting to know so many wonderful students, staff and faculty members.

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Jake Davidson

Artist

Jake Davidson is an artist that uses moving image, research, and narration to explore the depths and reanimations of colonialism. His interests include digital colonialism and the search for micro-autonomies. Works have recently been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, MoMA PS1, Terminal Projects, Higher Pictures, Temporary Agency, Recess Project Space, and Family Business in New York, as well as the Center for Electronic Arts in Norway, Syndicate Potentiel in France, Uganda in Jerusalem, and the Athens Video Art Festival in Greece. Jake was the recipient of the Oslo Grant, and a former artist in residence at Seven-Below in Vermont and the European Exchange Academy in Berlin. He was an artist at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in the summer of 2016, and will be screening new work at the 18th Festival of Experimental Cinema, Paris in Fall 2016. He holds a BFA from Calarts and an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. His films are distributed through Doc Alliance. His book collaboration, Cloud Chambers, was published through Temporary Agency Press in New York.

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Margaret Deli

English

Margaret Deli (Maggie) is an Instructor in the Yale English Department, where she teaches classes on creative nonfiction (ENGL 120), gossip, scandal, and celebrity (ENGL 114), and the literary history of the female sociopath (ENGL 115).  In the spring of 2019, she served as the Interim Dean of Trumbull College; she currently serves as the Interim Dean of Silliman College. Maggie received her PhD from Yale in May of 2019.  She holds masters degrees from the University of Oxford and Christie’s Education in London and received her BA in English and Art History from Johns Hopkins University.  Her research focuses on aesthetic professionals and expertise during the modernist era.

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Michael Devoret

Applied Physics

Peter Dickinson

Eileen Donahue

Development

Joe Doran

Yale Investments Office

Joseph Doran is a proud Trumbull alumni who graduated from Yale College in 2020 with degrees in Economics and Global Affairs. He is originally from Springfield, Virginia but currently resides in the great city of New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating, Joseph joined the Yale Investments Office where he focuses on Private Equity. Outside of work, he loves to swim, hike, read, and play piano. 

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