Branford Fellows

Branford College has an active and enthusiastic Fellowship. Branford’s Fellowship includes Fellows (distinguished Faculty and Staff at the University) and Associate Fellows (often Branford alum or people who have made important contributions to New Haven and the larger society).

Fellows meetings for 2018-2019 will be announced shortly.

Fellows Profiles

Below are profiles of members of Branford College’s Fellowship, along with their general interest.

Sakena Abedin (History of Science and Medicine)
Ron Adelman (Medicine; Ophthalmology)
Ian Adelstein (Mathematics)
Jean-Christophe Agnew (History; American Studies)
Jay Ague (Geology & Geophysics)
Nancy Ahlstrom
Andrea Asnes (Medicine)
Eleanor Babbitt (Alumni Association)
Arthur Baer (Finance)
Charrise Barron
Mark Bauer (English)
Burkhard Bilger (Writer)
Harry Blair (Political Science)
Paul Bloom (Psychology)
Max Blum (Choral)
Stephen Blum (Finance)
Sandra Boltax-Stern (Psychology)
Gregory Bonenberger (Law; Music)
Edward Bottomly (Interior Design)
Emile Boulpaep (Cellular & Molecular Physiology)
Dominique Bourassa (Library Sciences)
Michael Bracken (Medicine)
Demetrios Braddock (Pathology)
Elizabeth Bradley (Public Health; Global Health; Former HOC)
John Bradley (Social Services)
David Breslow (Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology)
April Capone (City/State Liaison)
Leslie Carmin
Hannah Carroll (Yale Business Operations)
Anees Chagpar (Medicine)
Timothy Chegwidden (Wine importer)
Frances Clark
Stockton Clark (Non-Profit)
Nicole Kho Clay (Biology)
Ray Clemens (Beinecke)
Andrew Cohen (Medicine)
Lawrence Cohen (Medicine)
Daniel Colon-Ramos (Neuroscience)
Judith Colton (History of Art)
Earl Conti 
David Coon (Architecture)
Mark Custer (Library Tech Services)
Jessica David (British Art Ctr)
Worth David (Former HOC)
Iain Dawson (Biology)
Enrique De La Cruz (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Mayur Desai (Public Health)
Carol Dhawan
Satish Dhawan (Physics)
Michael Dobbs (Community Service, Finance, Performing Arts Production)
Anne Dropick 
Martina Droth
Edwin Duval (French)
Richard Edelson (Cancer; Dermatology)
Amber Edwards (Documentaries; Filmmaking)
Catherine Egan (English; Writing)
Menache Elimelech (Environmental Engineering)
Thierry Emonet (Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology & Physics)
Tara Eyma (Psychiatry)
Anne Fadiman (Writing)
Alden Ferro (Editing)
Timothy Fisher (Law)
Bonnie Fleming (Physics)
Gillian Forrester (British Art Ctr)
Roberta Frank (English)
Belmont Freeman (Architecture)
Joanne Freeman (History)
Reinaldo Funes Monzote (Latin American Studies)
Alan Garen (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Shelley Geballe (Law; Public Health)
Myron Genel (Medicine)
Connie Gersick (Women in Leadership; Human Resources and Organizational Behavior)
Kelin Gersick (Organizational Psychology; Psychology; Consulting)
Nate Gibbons (Printing Press, Art)
Jane Gillis (Beinecke)
Nina Glickson (Former HOC)
Alessandro Gomez (Mechanical Engineering)
John Stuart Gordon (Art; American design)
Valentina Greco (Genetics)
Maria Gutierrez (International Programs; Art & Archaeology)
Valerie Hansen (History)
Leslie Harkema (Spanish)
Verity Harte (Philosophy)
Stavroula Hatzios (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology)
Marketa Havlickova (Math)
Hannan Hever (Judaic Studies)
Joy Hirsch (Psychiatry; Neurobiology)
Charles “Robin” Hogen (Communications)
Robert Horwitz (Psychology)
A. Sarah Hreha (Gruber Foundation)
Lisa Huck (Divinity; Title IX)
Marcia Inhorn (Anthropology; International Affairs)
Anjani Jain (Management)
Mary Dillon Johnson
Jutta Joormann (Psychology)
Thomas Kavanagh (French Literature)
Hilary Kawall
Betsy Kellem
Stephen Kellert (Forestry & Environmental Studies)
Jeffrey Kenney (Astronomy)
Jenna Kim (Ophthalmology)
Jeffrey Koplan (Medicine)
Samuel Kortum (Physics)
Linda Kulman (Journalism)
Azamat Kumykov (Business)
Albert Laguna (American Studies)
Anthony Lavely (Restaurant industry)
Keith Light (Admissions/Higher Education) 
Haifan Lin (Biology)
Brett Lindenbach (Microbial Pathogenesis)
Lainie Lipsher (Development)
Lawrence Lipsher (Management/Finance)
Zachary Liscow (Law)
Francis Lobo (Medicine)
Henry Lord (Business)
Vivien Lu (East Asian Languages and Literatures)
Felix Lui (Medicine)
Nancy Lyon (Sterling Library Archivist)
Jocelyn Malkin (Psychiatry)
Vincent Marchesi (Biology)
Mindy Marks (Alumni, Psychology)
Sean McAvoy (Development)
Thomas McCarthy (Air Force ROTC)
Dave McCoart (Culinary)
Thomas McGlashan (Psychiatry)
John Merriman (History; Former HOC)
Hope Metcalf (Law)
Christopher Miller (International Security Studies)
Victoria Miller (Development)
Alastair Minnis (English)
Pilar Montalvo
Nuno Monteiro (Political Science)
David Monz (Law)
Judith Moore
Arvin Murch (Development)
Michael Murrell (Biomedical Engineering)
Gina Narracci (Architect)
Robert Narracci (Architect)
James Nikkel (Physics)
Sarah Nikkel (Development)
Laura Niklason (Vascular Biology; Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering)
Indra Nooyi (Management)
Dara Norwood (Admissions; Education)
David Novicki (Medicine)
Sarah Nuland
Marcella Nunez-Smith (Global Health; Medicine)
Edward O’Brien (Government)
Isabel Oliva Cortopassi(Radiology)
Susan Olson (Divinity; Career Services)
Gene Outka (Philosophy)
Annabel Patterson (English)
Stephen Peterson
Danilo Petranovich
Christian Pettker (Medicine)
Lauren Pinzka (French)
Christopher Pittenger (Psychiatry)
Vincent Pitts
Leopold Pospisil (Anthropology)
Richard Powers (Business, College Seminar Instr)
Maya Prabhu (Psychiatry)
Zheala Qayyum (Psychiatry)
John Rice
Joseph Roach (Theater; English; African American Studies)
Susanne Roberts (Library Sciences)
Fernande Ross
Sheilah Rostow (Community Service; Non-Profit organizations)
Abby Roth (Law; Government)
James Rothman (Cell Biology)
Andrew Rubenoff (Event Coordinator)
Tori Rysz (Development)
Basmah Safdar (Medicine)
Maurice Samuels (French)
Martin Saunders (Chemistry)
Ellen Scalettar (Government)
​Gloria Schaffer (Government)
Mark Schenker (Sr Assoc Dean Yale College)
Eric Schorr (Playwright, Composer)
Ellie Schmelzer
Carol Schreiber
Richard Shank (Electrical engineering)
Eugene Shapiro (Medicine)
Jason Shaw (Linguistics)
Cicero Silva (Medicine)
John Sinard (Pathology)
Emma Sky (Global Affairs)
Steven Smith (Political Science; Former HOC)
Susan Smith (Former Assoc HOC)
Joseph Solodow (Classics)
Stephanie Spangler (Public Health; Medicine)
Adam Spivack (Psychiatry)
Eliyahu Stern (Judaic Studies)
Thomas Stewart (Psychiatry)
Paul Stonehart
Fred Strebeigh (Writing)
Matthew Tanico
Camila Tessler (Manuscripts and Archives)
Jack Thomas (Theater production)
Vic Tolentino (Law; Healthcare; International Students)
Sarah Tudesco (Librarian)
Federico Vaca (Medicine)
Flora Vaccarino (Psychiatry; Neurobiology; Child Stdy Ctr)
Josephina van Wolfswikel (Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology)
George Veronis (Geophysics)
Robert Villani (Facilities)
David Walker (Medicine)
Merle Waxman (Career Development)
Stephen Waxman (Neuroscience)
Marney White (Psychology/Public Health)
Stephanie Wiles
Evan Wilson (International Security Studies)
Anders Winroth (History)
Aicha Woods (Architect)
Gui Woolston (Business; Economics)
Jonas Zdanys (English)
George Zdru (Architecture; Facilities Planning)
Heping Zhang (Biostatistics)
Lauren Zucker (Community Affairs)
 

Resident Fellows


Branford’s Resident Fellows reside in the College and serve as a great resource for Branford students.

James E. Rothman, Ph.D. and his wife, Joy Hirsch, Ph.D.

Professor James Rothman is the Chairman of the Department of Cell Biology in the medical school and the Director of the Biodesign Institute on the West campus, and also a professor of Chemistry. He is a graduate of Branford, studied physics at Yale, biochemistry at Harvard, and his research concerns the mechanism of synaptic transmission in the brain. Jim’s wife, Joy Hirsch, is a professor of Neuroscience at Columbia and an expert in functional brain imaging.  They are happy to meet with any Branford students interested in science or medicine, and to facilitate research opportunities at Yale or elsewhere.

Stephen “Steve” Blum

Steve Blum is Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives (Yale/AYA). Steve is also a graduate of Yale (Branford, BA/Economics) and parent of Branford alumni Rebecca and Max. After graduating, Steve got his Master’s degree in Accounting from NYU/Stern. Before coming back to Yale a few years ago, Steve (a CPA) was a partner at KPMG and then Managing Director at Burnham Financial Group. He loves traveling, racket sports, games-playing, and reading Sci-Fi and alternate histories.