Head of College’s Office Staff

Office hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

Head of College’s Office Phone:
Phone: (203) 432-0720
Fax: (203) 432-0732
Assistant Director of Operations’ Phone: (203) 432-2004
Head of College: fahmeed.hyder@yale.edu
Senior Administrative Assistant II, Trumbull College Head’s Office: reese.mcleod@yale.edu
Assistant Director of Operations, Trumbull College: deborah.bellmore@yale.edu
Mailing Address:
Trumbull College Head of College’s Office
P.O. Box 208219
New Haven, CT 06520
Campus Address:
Trumbull College Head of College’s Office
241 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Who’s Who

The Head of College is Fahmeed Hyder. In his role as chief administrative officer, he sets the college’s intellectual and cultural tone, just as he is responsible for students’ physical safety and well-being. Together with the Associate Head of College, he oversees and cultivates the college’s social life, hosting study breaks, Master’s Teas, trips, and other events. The Head of College and Associate Head of College live in the college, in the Trumbull house, where many events are coordinated.

The Assistant Director of Operations ensures the smooth functioning of the college. In addition to coordinating its events and maintaining its facilities, the OM oversees the college’s finances, serves as a liaison between the college and the business office, and supervises special projects.

Supporting the Head of College is the Trumbull Office Senior Administrative Assistant II, who handles the day-to-day business in the Trumbull Office. While coordinating with the staff in staging the college’s events, the Senior AA works especially closely with students and the TCC in support of their many activities.

The Trumbull Aides staff the front desk of the Trumbull Office and help students and visitors with the million questions they bring to the office. The aides can help with scheduling a room, getting keys, signing out a DVD or board game, or registering a party.


Head of College

Professor D. S. Fahmeed Hyder, PhD [GRD ’95] (fahmeed.hyder@yale.edu) is the Head of Trumbull College and a faculty member in the biomedical engineering department at Yale’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and radiology & biomedical imaging at Yale’s School of Medicine. His research involves developing imaging technologies for early metabolic biomarkers of brain disorders, specifically nutrient usage disparities and ion gradient imbalances. His international reputation is in functional and molecular imaging with magnetic resonance advances applied to degeneration and cancer. Professor Hyder’s scientific work, supported by continuous NIH funding for 25 years, has produced over 230 peer-reviewed papers. He has served on several scientific societies in various capacities and is a member of many editorial boards of  scientific journals. Through his research, he has won international awards and has built a track record in mentoring next-generation scientists to see local health disparities in biomedical sciences from a global perspective. Professor Hyder’s journey to Yale began in 1990 as a PhD student in Yale’s chemistry department. Prior to Yale, he attended Wabash College on a music scholarship but then later shifted to chemistry. He lives in Trumbull College with his wife Anita Sharif-Hyder, who is Associate Head of Trumbull College, and their 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, Professor Hyder enjoys championing the passions of Trumbullians, from music to arts to sciences to athletics and  intramurals. 


Associate Head of College

Anita Sharif-Hyder (anita.sharif-hyder@yale.edu) is the Associate Head of Trumbull College and serves as the Senior 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.

Assistant Director of Operations, Trumbull College

Deb Bellmore photoDeborah (Deb) Bellmore (deborah.bellmore@yale.edu) is the Trumbull College Assistant Director of Operations. She is a native of New Haven and grew up in the East Rock section. She and her family (Mike, Michael, Caroline and Jenna) spent 5 ½ years in Oklahoma and 4 years in the Marshall Islands while her husband worked as a research meteorologist. He was an alum of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies MFS’86. She holds a BA in English and Economics and has worked at Yale for 20 plus years including the Council of Heads of College office and the Oral History, American Music project.  Deb enjoys cooking, reading, music and going to the movies.  She and her daughters have three rescue cats named Benny, Lua and Charlie.


Senior Administrative Assistant II, Trumbull College Head’s Office

Reese McLeod (reese.mcleod@yale.edu)  Reese McLeod, MPA, is the Trumbull College Senior Administrative Assistant II. She is an active member of the Working Women’s Network, The Yale African American Affinity Group, and the NAACP, among many other organizations. She loves helping, volunteering, and advocating within her community. She is a writer and fitness lover and loves cooking new dishes. Reese is also a dog mom to a cute Yorkie named Duck.


Residential College Service Assistant II, Trumbull College

Karen EisenmannAs Residential College Service Assistant II for Trumbull College, Karen Eisenman (karen.eisenman@yale.edu) ensures the smooth and efficient operation including maintenance of the Head of College house and guest suite.  She provides general housekeeping and coordinates repairs to the house.  Karen coordinates all events in the house which includes menus, set up, break down and supervising student workers. Her role is vital to hosting successful events at Trumbull. She is an avid and frequent hiker, loves to garden, and loves her tiger cat Diego!

Email: karen.eisenman@yale.edu
Phone: (203) 432-8860