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1957

Robert E. Baensch, A&S '57, developed and presented a four-day management seminar, The Challenges for the Development of Quality Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journals, in Xi'an, China, for more than 260 participating publishers. Also in Xi'an, he presented the lecture series The Role of Publishers in the Global Market for more than 140 members of the Shaanxi Normal University General Publishing House.

1962

Steven L. Jaffe, A&S '62, a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Emory University and clinical professor of psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine, wrote Sacred Connections: Studies of Spirituality in Recovering Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Abusers, released by Meek Publishing in November 2017. The collection of vignettes describes the role of spirituality in helping substance-abusing youth work through their recovery program.

1964

Mark Monmonier, A&S '64, Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, wrote Connections and Content: Reflections on Networks and the History of Cartography, published by Esri Press in August 2019. The book explores the interconnected relationship between networks and maps.

1967

Sergio Cervetti, Peab '67, is excited to announce that scenes from his 2005 opera, Elegy for a Prince, were performed by the Distinguished Concerts International New York at Carnegie Hall in February 2020. The opera is based on Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince, with a libretto by Elizabeth Esris.

1969

C. Lamar Elmore, A&S '69 (MA), '75 (PhD), is the subject of a forthcoming book, You Are Lamar, by his great-nephew, J. Daniel Elam. Any classmates of Elmore's who wish to share their memories for possible inclusion in the book should email j.daniel.elam@gmail.com.

1970

Myra Sklarew, A&S '70 (MA), a professor emerita of literature at American University, wrote A Survivor Named Trauma, published by SUNY Press in February 2020. The book combines personal accounts and insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.

1972

Daniel N. Nelson, A&S '72 (MS), '75 (PhD), wrote his second book of poetry, Minnesota and Other Poems, published by Atmosphere Press in November 2019. He has authored or edited 23 books in his field of political science during a career in academia, government, and consulting, and also enjoys writing poetry. While at Johns Hopkins, he credits Elliott Coleman, founder of the Writing Seminars, with providing both supportive critiques and requisite humor to grasp the art of writing.

1974

Henrietta "Heddy" Hubbard, SPH '74 (MPH), retired from her position as executive vice president of the American Urological Association in April 2019. She now lives in Athens, Georgia, with Gerald Hart, who served as the director of the Department of Biological Chemistry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for more than 20 years.

1975

Carl Guarneri, A&S '75 (MA), '79 (PhD), recently celebrated a 40-year career teaching United States history at Saint Mary's College of California. His latest book, Lincoln's Informer: Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union War, was published by the University Press of Kansas in October 2019. It follows President Abraham Lincoln's and War Secretary Edwin Stanton's confidential reporter and troubleshooter in Washington, D.C., and at the battlefront during the American Civil War.

1978

Bruce S. Bochner, A&S '78, Med '88 (PGF), was awarded the 2019 Mentorship Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the 2019 Service Award from the International Eosinophil Society, an organization of scientists and clinicians interested in the eosinophil, a blood cell strongly associated with many diseases. A former chief of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins, Bochner is currently the Samuel M. Feinberg Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He continues NIH-funded research on mast cell– and eosinophil-related disorders, and a few years ago co-founded a company called Allakos Inc., which is developing therapeutic antibodies targeting allergic, inflammatory, and proliferative diseases based on two decades of his research.

Caren M. Fleit, A&S '78, a managing director at Korn Ferry consulting firm, was elected to the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States in 2018.

1979

Richard Brooks, Engr '79, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University, completed a research project funded by the State Department's Internet Freedom program. As a result, a group of his system's users formed NGO Africtivistes, which repeated Brooks' computer security training in all sub-Saharan African countries last year. Brooks also led a weeklong hackathon in Dakar, Senegal, in August 2019, working with African technologists to extend his privacy-preserving network communications tools. Additionally, Brooks is chief technology officer for Danaides.org, a French nongovernmental organization that aims to strengthen civil grassroots initiatives during political or armed conflicts to ensure a strong civil society. Its P2PR2P emergency resource distribution tool, a secure layered hub of small trusted networks, was one of 114 projects chosen to be presented to 33 heads of state at the Paris Peace Forum in November.

Colin Chinn, A&S '79, SPH '82 (MPH), retired as a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy after 38 years of service. His final position was joint staff surgeon, senior medical adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He began his second career as the scholar-in-residence and clinical professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.

1985

Alan Pearlmutter, Peab '85 (DMA), is music director and conductor of the Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet in Bedford, Massachusetts, a chamber music society that performs known and lesser known classical works. He also teaches at Fitchburg State University, Bristol Community College, and Quinsigamond Community College, all inMassachusetts.

1988

Carole Bernstein, A&S '88 (MA), released her third poetry collection called Buried Alive: A To-Do List, published by Hanging Loose Press in June 2019. The poems grapple with childhood sexual abuse, infertility, adoption, pregnancy, mothering, grief, death, and our current political climate. She is grateful to her professors and fellow students from the Writing Seminars program.

1989

John L. Fox, Med '89 (MD), '92 (PGF), HS '92, was appointed vice president of clinical transformation for Spectrum Health Systems and executive medical director of the West Michigan Accountable Care Organization in Grand Rapids in June 2019.

David S. Gordon, A&S '89, a graduate of the Writing Seminars program and an international branding and communications expert, wrote his first book, TIP: A Simple Strategy to Inspire High Performance and Lasting Success, published in January 2020 by Wiley. The book gives professional and personal advice through the motivational story of a salesman whose life is uprooted when he is fired from his job.

Sagar Lonial, A&S '89, chief medical officer for Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and chair of the School of Medicine's Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, was honored with the Anne and Bernard Gray Family Chair in Cancer.

1993

Tom Sauer, SAIS Eur '93 (Cert), an associate professor in international politics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, is co-editor of the book Non-Nuclear Peace: Beyond the Nuclear Ban Treaty, published in December 2019. The book examines the historical perspective and current views of non-nuclear peace with the Humanitarian Initiative and 2017 Nuclear Ban Treaty.

Edward S. Tuvin, Bus '93 (MBA), senior vice president and relationship manager at City First Bank of D.C., serves as the treasurer and as a board member for B Local Mid-Atlantic, a community of corporations from Washington, Maryland, and Virginia helping businesspeople make a socioeconomic and environmental impact.

1994

Mary Somers, Ed '94 (MS), was featured on the social media channels hosted by Women in Business as its "Woman in the Spotlight." The student-led organization at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, where Somers works as associate director for coaching and education, seeks to recognize employees who help build meaningful opportunities for women in the field of business.

1995

Linda Bledsoe, Ed '95 (MS), wrote Through the Needle's Eye, published by Mercer University Press in July 2019. Set in post-WWII southern Appalachia, the novel won the 2017 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction.

1997

Bradley Heim, A&S '97, a professor at the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, was recently appointed the school's executive associate dean.

1998

Kathy Borrus, A&S '98 (MA), has published two new books: Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral (Black Dog & Leventhal, October 2019), which chronicles the history of Notre Dame; and Stubby: Inspired by the True Story of an American Hero in World War I (December 2018), a children's picture book about the only dog ever to be promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Stephen Sozio, A&S '98, Med '02 (MD), SPH '08 (MPH), Ed '17 (MEHP), an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, received the 2019 Distinguished Educator Award from the American Society of Nephrology for his educational contributions to the field of nephrology on a local and national level.

1999

Tatiana M. Prowell, Med '99 (MD), HS '07, was awarded the 2019 John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science by her alma mater, Bard College, for her pioneering achievements and contributions to the field of oncology.

2000

Allison Mathis, A&S '00, was elected president of the North Hills School District Board of Education in Pittsburgh. Sharon H. Porter, Ed '00 (Cert), has launched Next in Line to Lead: Aspiring Principal Leadership Academy (APLA), designed to assist and develop current assistant principals in their pursuit of the principalship. APLA is a virtual professional learning community with 10 modules focused on leadership, instruction, and parent/community engagement.

2001

Ian M. Wasser, A&S '01 (MS), '05 (PhD), a registered patent attorney focused on preparing patent applications and managing their domestic and international prosecution, was promoted to counsel at Cantor Colburn, ranked by IP Law360 as the nation's No. 3 patent law firm in 2018.

2003

Elaine Morrato, SPH '03 (MPH), '06 (DrPH), was named the founding dean of the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health at Loyola University Chicago in February 2020.

2004

Joshua Mendell, Med '04 (MD/PhD), a professor of molecular biology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, was named a winner of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research for his research on noncoding microRNAs.

Eva Wortherly, Ed '04 (MAT), retired from Clark County School District in Nevada and is now happily volunteering with several local associations, such as Vegas PBS TV and Opportunity Village Las Vegas, which supports individuals with severe physical and intellectual disabilities. She also reads to students or assists when needed in their classrooms. She takes advantage of retirement by exploring new cities in other states and truly believes attending Johns Hopkins was instrumental in the direction her life has taken.

2008

Paul Rabil, A&S '08, co-founded the Premier Lacrosse League, a six-team, touring league that debuted in June. Backed by sports and media investors, the league offers players full-time pay, health benefits, and an ownership stake.

Cassandra Vogel, A&S '08, a civil litigator at Yankwitt LLP in White Plains, New York, was named a recipient of the 2019 Westfair Inc. Millennial Awards, which recognizes young professionals in the technology and business communities of Westchester and Fairfield, New York.

2010

Jacqueline C. Burson, Ed '10 (MS), has been promoted to acting clinical supervisor for the Maryland Department of Health after being a mental health professional counselor for nine years.

James Natan Matthews, A&S '10, was recently named to the Forbes Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors list for 2019, which recognizes high-achieving young wealth advisers in each state. He is a wealth adviser for Merrill Lynch in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

2011

Molly Dillon, A&S '11, who served as an adviser on civil rights policy in the White House internship program during the Obama administration, teamed up with nine of her "White House sisters" to write The New York Times bestselling anthology Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change From Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House, published by Penguin Random House in March 2019.

2012

Abhilaksh Likhi, SAIS '12 (MIPP), presented "Rural and Agricultural Finance: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Development" at the sixth World Congress on Rural and Agricultural Finance in New Delhi in November 2019, organized by the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association.

Margaret "Maggie" M. White, Ed '12 (MS), is the new director of special projects at Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning programs designed to drive student achievement for academic and career success.

2015

Michael Lo Piano, A&S '15, is a 2019–2020 Fulbright Grant recipient. Lo Piano will conduct research at the Jagiellonian Library, in affiliation with the Institute of the Polish Language of the Polish Academy of Sciences, as part of a project to support the completion of his dissertation on Renaissance humanism and neo-Latin literature in East Central Europe.

2018

Tiffany Hingley, Ed '18 (MS), completed her third year teaching in the Urban Teachers program as a first-grade teacher in Washington, D.C. She is now considering a position as a Marine Corps officer and hopes to one day return in uniform to the school to speak with students about service and sacrifice.

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