Malcolm Koch, M.A. ’72, whose professional experience spans the fields of political science, international relations, and banking and trade, has been appointed executive director of the University of Tennessee at Martin Center for International Education. He was named interim director in 2009 and has served as a lecturer in political science at the university since 2007.
Bernard Steinberg, M.A. ’72, the president and director of Harvard Hillel, received the prestigious Covenant Award from the Covenant Foundation for his commitment to excellence and for designing innovative approaches making a lasting impact on students, community, and Jewish education.
Robert Glennon, M.A. ’72, Ph.D. ’81, is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. A recipient of two National Science Foundation grants, he serves as water policy adviser to Pima County, Arizona. He wrote the book “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It.”
Henry Srebrnik, M.A. ’73, professor of political studies at the University of Prince Edward Island, has published “Dreams of Nationhood: American Jewish Communists and the Birobidzhan Project, 1924–1951.”
Sam Weisman, M.F.A. ’73, is one of the executive producers of the NBC show “The Sing-Off,” which pits a cappella groups against each other in a competition. The show has been popular with viewers and critics alike. “Often, these types of shows elude the critical evaluators, but this got a lot of attention,” he told The Boston Globe.
Roselyn Garber, M.A. ’74, president of family-owned Garber Travel, was profiled in the Boston Business Journal. Garber is one of the country’s 20 largest travel management companies. She worked in the nonprofit world for 25 years before taking over Garber following her husband’s death in 2002. “In my nonprofit work I learned the importance of leadership, building community, being an educator, and dealing with people,” Roselyn told the BBJ. “That helped me work my way up the nonprofit ranks, and it has helped me grow Garber Travel.”
Rabbi Cherie Koller-Fox, M.A. ’75, is helping revive the bankrupt Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education she helped found more than three decades ago. Along with her daughter Leora Koller-Fox ’05 and others, she is hoping to turn the New CAJE (Coalition on Alternatives in Jewish Education) into a nonprofit organization.
Gary Mesibov, Ph.D. ’75, has spent 35 years on the University of North Carolina faculty. He recently stepped down from his post as director of the Program for the Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped Children, a job he held for more than three decades. Mesibov, who has written extensively on autism and served as editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders from 1997 to 2007, received both the UNC Chancellor’s Award for Public Service and a Distinguished Professional Contribution Award for Public Service from the American Psychological Association.
Daniel Altschuler Stern, Ph.D. ’75, a member of the physics faculty at the University of Puerto Rico since 1979, was recognized with the Andrew W. Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics. Altschuler Stern received a $5,000 award and a grant of $3,000 to further the public communication of physics. Throughout his career, he has tried to bridge the gap between scientists and the public through both his teaching and his writing.
Alan Teperow, M.A. ’76, was honored for his work as a member of the board of the Zamir Chorale during the group’s concert “JaZZamir: An Evening of Jewish and Israeli Jazz.”
Lawrence Reese, M.F.A. ’78, had an exhibition of his work, “Mapping Creativity — a Journey of Transformations,” at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in Alberta, Canada.
Christina Hoff Sommers, Ph.D. ’79, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She has written and edited several books, including “Who Stole Feminism?,” “The War Against Boys” and “The Science on Women and Science.”