Sara Rosen, Ph.D.’90, dean of graduate studies at the University of Kansas since 2007, was promoted to senior vice provost for academic affairs. “Sara has a proven record of advancing KU’s mission of teaching, research and service to the state of Kansas,” Provost Jeffrey Vitter said. Sara joined the KU faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor of linguistics and served as chair of the Department of Linguistics from 2000–07. Antoinette Hays, Ph.D.’90, the dean of the Regis College School of Nursing, was named president of the college in Weston, Mass. She succeeds Mary Jane England, with whom she collaborated on the school’s international nursing program in Haiti. “I am passionate about Regis College,” Antoinette says. “The students and the positive impact of Regis’ mission on them energize me.” Karen Allen, Ph.D.’90, is a chemistry professor at Boston University. Prior to joining the chemistry department in 2008, she was professor of physiology and biophysics at BU’s School of Medicine. She is a leader in the American Chemical Society (ACS) and serves as associate editor of Biochemistry, an ACS journal. Beth Bernstein, M.A.’90, director of programming for the Brandeis National Committee, was selected to the board of directors of the Millennium Campus Network (MCN). MCN is a nonprofit network of students working to end extreme poverty and achieve the United Nations millennium development goals. The organization was founded by Sam Vaghar ’08. After 33 years of teaching, Andrew
Nilsson, Ph.D.’92, has retired from his position at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he coordinated the university’s social work program. After retiring, Andrew was honored as Social Work Educator of the Year by the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Milette Shamir, M.A.’92, Ph.D.’96, is a professor of English and American studies at Tel Aviv University. Jennifer Nahas, M.M.H.S.’93, was named executive director of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, which assists college-aged Orthodox Christians in being fully present and active in their faith, their church and society. “Meditations and Memories,” a composition for two alto flutes by Stanley Hoffman, Ph.D.’93, is featured on the CD “Monologues and Dialogues,” performed by flutist Peter Sheridan on the Australian label Move Records. Sara Aleman, Ph.D.’93, is a professor of sociology and social work and director of ethnic studies at Northern Arizona University, where she has worked since 1997. Angela Thompson, M.A.’93, Ph.D.’98, is an instructor in the sociology department at Texas Christian University. Rabbi Phil Cohen, Ph.D.’94, was named the spiritual leader at Agudas Israel Synagogue in Hendersonville, N.C. He has also served congregations in Buffalo, N.Y.; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and Abington, Pa., and taught Jewish studies at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, N.C. Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, M.A.’94, was appointed rabbi for the Movement of Reform Judaism and will serve as the organization’s official rabbinic spokesperson in England. She is the rabbi at Alyth (North Western Reform Synagogue) in Temple Fortune and is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day” and BBC1’s “The Big Question.” Patricia Davis, M.S.’95, is a senior chemistry instructor at the University of South Alabama. John Cox, M.A.’98, is an assistant professor of modern European history at Florida Gulf Coast University. His interests include modern Europe and Germany, the Holocaust, anti-Nazi resistance, comparative genocide, imperialism, labor and working-class history. In 2009, he wrote “Circles of Resistance: Jewish, Leftist, and Youth Dissidence in Nazi Germany.” Jeff Wiltse, M.A.’97, Ph.D.’03, is an associate professor of history at the University of Montana. His research explores the social, cultural and political dimensions of public life in America from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. His current project, tentatively titled “In and Out of Harmony,” examines the role that music played in shaping the public life of American cities from 1870–1930.
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