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Thomas Masse

Music

Thomas Masse is dean of the Stetson University School of Music and professor of music. A clarinetist, he has performed as concerto soloist, orchestral musician and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia, and has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Northern Colorado and Yale University. As a university administrator, he is known as a passionate advocate for the role of the arts in education and society.

A graduate of Yale University, where he received the first artist diploma ever awarded a clarinetist, Masse earned his doctoral degree at the University of Michigan where he was a Regents Fellow. His primary teachers were David Shifrin and Fred Ormand. In addition, he holds an master of business administration degree from the University of Connecticut and a professional certificate in fundraising from New York University.

Prior to his appointment at Stetson University, Masse was the associate provost for the arts at Yale University where he had academic, financial and strategic responsibility for the schools of architecture, art, divinity, drama and music, as well as the Institute for Sacred Music and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Art and Music. For nearly ten years, Masse served in a variety of decanal positions at the Yale School of Music culminating in his appointment as deputy dean from 2005 to 2009. He began his academic career at the University of Northern Colorado in 1995 and became the youngest tenured faculty member at the university.

Opelo Matome

Office of Strategiv Analysis and Institutional Research

Opelo Matome is a recent Trumbull College alumna and is currently a Swensen Fellow/Analyst within Yale’s Office of Strategic Analysis and Institutional Research. Her primary responsibilities include conducting research into University policies and programs. Using data analysis and statistical methods, Opelo assists key policy makers across the University make data-driven and evidence-based decisions that ultimately benefit Yale students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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Andrew May

Truxton TrustEmail Andrew May

Enrique Mayer Behrendt

AnthropologyBorn in the highlands of Peru to Jewish immigrant parents who had fled Nazi Germany, Enrique Mayer completed his college education at the London School of Economics and received his doctorate from Cornell University. His professional career as a university teacher began at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Lima, Peru. He later moved to Mexico City, where he took charge of the Department of Anthropological Research at the Inter American Indian Institute. In 1982 he joined the faculty of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. In 1995, he became a member of the Anthropology Department at Yale University. Professor Mayer specializes in Andean agricultural systems and Latin American peasantries. His work has shown that regions characterized by diversity (such as mountainous environments, small islands, and “marginal” lands), not suitable for agribusiness, are exploited by peasants in strikingly similar ways. Worldwide, peasant forms of production predominate and persist in these environments. These agricultural systems are important to those concerned about world genetic resources, or about environmental conservation, and to scholars who seek an understanding of ancient and yet also very contemporary Non Western rural life-ways. He is currently collecting “ugly” stories about the agrarian reform in Peru (1969), finding that most people, although they benefited from it, nonetheless feel victimized and regard the reform as a failure. He is also the author of The Articulated Peasant: Household Economies in the Andes (2001). Email Enrique Mayer Behrendt

Gregory McCarthy

PsychologyOur research program is concerned with the functional organization of the human brain. We seek to identify and characterize functional brain processes, and to determine how these processes are evident in psychological phenomena. We are also interested in how these functional brain processes and their anatomical substrates are altered in pathological states. A current and enduring theme of our research is social perception and cognition. We have been particularly interested in the manner in which information about the surface features of animate entities (such as faces and bodies) and information about motion trajectories contribute to inferences about the goals and intentions of social agents. With respect to the brain, these studies have focused on two regions: 1) ventral occipitotemporal cortex, an area generally associated with the perception of visual categories including faces and bodies, and 2) lateral occipitotemporal cortex, and area associated with biological motion. Another research theme is the neuroscience of executive processing and working memory. We are interested in the way that task-irrelevant stressors influence functional connectivity between the amygdala, inferior frontal gyrus, and ventromedial prefrontal cortex when subjects are engaged in demanding primary tasks such as working memory or maze finding. Our methods include neuroimaging (functional and structural MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging), EEG and ERP from scalp recordings in healthy volunteers, intracranial EEG recording and direct cortical stimulation in patients, eye tracking, and behavioral measures.Email Gregory McCarthy

Patrick McCreless

Music Department

Patrick McCreless has a Master of Music in Music Theory from the University of Michigan, and the Ph. D. in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. Before coming to Yale in 1998, he taught for fifteen years at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was Associate Director of the School of Music, and five years before that at the Eastman School of Music.

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Jennifer McNiff

Dermatology

Dr. McNiff is a Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and directs the Yale Dermatopathology service, which receives skin biopsies for diagnosis from around the world. She went to Swarthmore College and then University of Vermont for medical school. When not working at her microscope, Dr. McNiff enjoys hiking, sailing, and relaxing at home with her family, including husband Mike, two children (high school students at Choate Rosemary Hall) and two rambunctious dogs.

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Jill McSorley

School of ManagementJill McSorley is the Director of Facilities Operations at the Yale School of Management. She was an economics major member in the 2003 Trumbull College class. She has recently returned to New Haven after working in El Salvador and Qatar for 11 years and is enjoying living back in Connecticut. Email Jill McSorley

James Meehan

Computer Science

James Meehan studied math & music theory as a Yale undergraduate [BS ‘71] and stayed at Yale to enter the charter class of grad students in Computer Science [PhD ‘76]. He taught Computer Science at UC Irvine for 6 years, then returned to New Haven to work for an AI startup. In 1990, he worked at a research lab in Palo Alto, on a project with Oxford University Press to create a new dictionary whose definitions were based on actual word-usage as seen in documents on the Web. He later went to Adobe and helped to define, implement, and document PDF and Acrobat. He then moved to Google, in the Internationalization Engineering group, which enables Google software to work with every language and every alphabet on the planet. He retired from Google in May 2018.

Apart from computers, Jim is a fan of classical music. He studied piano and organ and was the organist for the Yale Symphony as an undergraduate and a graduate student. He returned to Yale in 2016 as organist for the 50th Anniversary celebration of the YSO in New Haven and at Carnegie Hall. As a student, he also sang with the Yale Bach Society, the Glee Club, and many other groups. He lives in San Francisco, where he says there is more music per square foot than anywhere else in the world except New Haven. He serves on the boards of organizations for Baroque music and opera training.

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Konstantinos Meghir

Economics

Konstantinos Meghir is the Douglas A Warner III Professor of Economics.  Professor Meghir’s research interests include Econometrics, Public policy, Labor economics, Economics of education, Microeconometrics, Evaluation of public policy, Household behavior, Retirement and pensions, Income distribution, Consumption, Demand analysis, Investment, Development economics.

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Jay Meizlish

School of Medicine

Quin Melvin

Naval ROTCSubmarine Warfare Officer Naval ROTC LT Quinlan Melvin is a Colorado Native. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. In 2016 he reported to the new construction submarine project, USS COLORADO, his home-state’s namesake submarine. After his tour on USS COLORADO he reported to Yale NROTC to serve as a Naval Science Instructor. He was accepted into Yale School of Management and is pursuing his MBA (SOM ’21) while jointly performing his duties as a member of the Yale NROTC staff, teaching two courses; Naval Systems and Naval Operations. In his spare time, Quinlan enjoys CrossFit and team sports; he currently plays rugby for the Yale Graduate Rugby Club and the New Haven All Black Rugby Football Club. Email Quin Melvin

Mark Mitchell

Art GalleryMark D. Mitchell is the Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery. He came to Yale in August 2015 from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he organized Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life and George Inness in Italy. He completed his doctorate at Princeton in 2002 and previously worked at the Princeton University Art Museum, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and National Academy Museum in New York. His research interests in American art extend from the colonial period to the later twentieth century in all media, with particular depth in landscape and still life painting.Email Mark Mitchell

Joan Monin

School of Public Health

Professor Monin’s research examines how emotional processes affect health in older adult relationships. Her research combines survey methods and laboratory experiments to understand the mechanisms (e.g. emotional contagion, cardiovascular reactivity) and moderators (gender, individual differences in attachment) involved in these processes. Currently her research focuses on understanding how caregivers and care recipients support one another in late life marriage.

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Gil Mor

Ob/Gyn

Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Yale University School of Medicine. In his research he examines topics related to the immunology of implantation, the role of apoptosis in tissue remodeling and cancer, as well as the role of inflammation in cancer formation and progression. At the present time he is the Division Director of the Reproductive Science Division at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He directs the Reproductive Immunology Unit and the Translational Research Program “Discovery To Cure” at Yale University. Dr. Mor is the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 
Dr. Mor is funded by grants from National Institute on Child Health and Human Development and National Cancer Institute as well as several pharmaceutical companies and is widely published in the area of immunology and reproduction with more than 230 publications.

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Maria Moreno

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyEmail Maria Moreno

John Murray

PsychiatryA Trumbull alumnus, John Murray, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Yale twice over, having received his B.S. In Physics and Mathematics in 2006 and Ph.D. In Physics in 2013. His lab’s research is in theoretical neuroscience, a multidisciplinary field that uses computational and mathematical modeling approaches to study brain function.

Stephen Naron

Fortunoff ArchivesStephen Naron began his career as an archivist at the Fortunoff Video Archive before moving to Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, where he worked as a translator and academic librarian. He returned to New Haven in 2015 with his wife and two daughters. He received his MSIS from the University of Texas in Austin, a BA in History from the University of Kansas, and has studied at Tel Aviv University, Freie Universitaet Berlin, and the Zentrum fuer Antisemitismusforschung/TU Berlin. Email Stephen Naron

Herbert Newman

School of Architecture

Mr. Newman has been on the Yale faculty since 1965. As a principal of Newman Architects, his work is found on many campuses and he has been active in planning, preserving, and rebuilding cities. He received the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from the AIA for lifetime achievement in 1995 and the Master Builder Award from Habitat for Humanity in 1993. He has received national AIA Honor Awards for Design Excellence for the redevelopment of New Haven’s Ninth Square District, the restoration and renovation of Yale’s Battell Chapel, and the Center for American Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery; national AIA/ALA awards for Yale Law School Library and Colgate University Library; more than twenty-five AIA/Connecticut Design Awards; and many New England Regional Design Awards. Mr. Newman’s firm is the subject of a monograph entitled Herbert S. Newman and Partners: Selected and Current Works, which is part of the Images Publishing Master Architect Series.

Paul North

Germanic Lang/LitEmail Paul North