Jennifer Zoltanski, M.A.’01, Ph.D.’06, was named an assistant professor of sociology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She has taught at Wheaton College, Washington State University at Vancouver, and Portland (Ore.) State University.

Kathleen Jenkins, Ph.D.’02, an associate professor of sociology at William & Mary, received the school’s Alumni Fellowship Award in recognition of her outstanding teaching. The award is presented annually to five younger faculty members.

Paul Foster, M.A.’06,
was named chief information officer for the public schools in Springfield, Mass. Paul had been the city’s first director of CitiStat, a data-driven system of management and accountability.

Laura Lorenz, M.A.’06, Ph.D.’08,
writes, “It’s been an exciting year. My book ‘Brain Injury Survivors: Narratives of Rehabilitation and Healing’ came out in April. I moved professionally from the Executive Education Program to the Institute for Behavioral Health and am happy to remain a member of the team at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis. Perhaps best news of all: My two 3-year-old grandsons visited from Hawaii for a week in August!”

A story in The Jewish Week highlighted the efforts of Michael Cohen, Ph.D.’08, to expand the Jewish studies program at Tulane and raise its profile through cultural programs and other campus activities. Since Michael arrived two years ago, the number of students taking Jewish studies classes has grown from 150 to 350.

Stephen Radcliffe, M.F.A.’08,
is the new music director of the Thalia Symphony in Seattle. Stephen, founder of the New York Chamber Ensemble, has conducted on four continents.

Lindsey McWhorter, M.F.A.’08,
played Elizabeth, a strong 19th-century woman, in the SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room” at the Boston Center for the Arts.

David McKenna, M.S.’08,
was promoted to assistant vice president and director of claims metrics at Selective Insurance Company of America. He joined Selective in September 2010. He had been manager of claims project services at Homesite Insurance.

A new stage work by Richard Beaudoin, Ph.D.’08, “The After-Image,” which was commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera, had its premier performances in February at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston. The libretto is by the composer, after Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Rückert and William Henry Fox Talbot. The work, sung in English, is a tableau in which a daughter (mezzo-soprano Jamie van Eyck) sings to the photograph of her late father (bass Kevin Burdette). The work was commissioned by BLO as a companion piece to Viktor Ullmann’s “The Kaiser of Atlantis,” which was composed at the Terezin concentration camp in 1944. Richard is a lecturer in the music department at Harvard.

Chandra Murphy, M.A.’09,
married David DiGregorio on Oct. 24, 2010, at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York. Chandra is a senior analyst with the online division at Nielsen, the ratings company, in New York.

Anna Salomon, M.A.’09, just started her second year as a general studies teacher at New Orleans Jewish Day School. She is an active part of the DeLeT alumni community as well.

Sonia Wong, M.A.T.’09,
is teaching two Mandarin classes and three history classes at Windham High School in New Hampshire.

Erica Nuber, M.B.A.’10,
married Oliver Haydock on Aug. 29, 2010, in Nonquitt, Mass. Erica is an intern at iProspect, an 
Internet marketing firm in Boston, where she helps clients increase the visibility of their websites on search engines.
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