Christopher Doona, MA’90, PhD’92, is a civilian senior research chemist at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts. He works in the Materials and Defense Sciences Division, where his research focuses on ways to make medical facilities, textiles, kitchens, galleys, showers and latrines that serve American war fighters safer and more hygienic. He was formerly on the faculty at Middlebury College. Steven Dandaneau, MA’90, PhD’92, was named Kansas State University’s inaugural vice provost for undergraduate studies. He had been associate provost, associate professor of sociology, and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars programs at the University of Tennessee. Evangelos Simoudis, PhD’91, serves as managing director at Trident Capital, where he focuses on investments in Internet and software businesses. Prior to entering venture capital, Evangelos worked for more than 20 years in executive roles in high-tech industries. Chip Lamb, MFA’95, is the arts chair and theater director at the Pomfret School, where he teaches acting, playwriting and puppetry. His productions at the Connecticut school include “Twelfth Night,” “The Fantasticks,” “On the Town,” “Approaching Zanzibar” and “Bat Boy.” His professional acting credits include roles with the Trinity Repertory Company, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Hampton Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre Company at Hamilton College and the New York Actors’ Ensemble. Jean McEwen, Heller PhD’96, is the program director of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. She has spoken and written extensively on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics, particularly in the areas of genetic privacy and discrimination, DNA banking, and forensic uses of genetic information. Kevin McMahon, PhD’97, is the John R. Reitemeyer and Charles A. Dana Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College, where he has taught since 2005. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books on presidents and their relationship to the Supreme Court — “Reconsidering Roosevelt on Race: How the Presidency Paved the Road to Brown” and “Nixon’s Court: His Challenge to Judicial Liberalism and Its Political Consequences.” Jeff Wiltse, MA’97, PhD’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. Craig Walsh, MFA’97, PhD’99, is an associate professor of music at the University of Arizona and directs the school’s electro-acoustic music studio. Craig has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his work has been performed around the world. Joseph Levin, Heller MA’99, MM’99, was named chief development officer at the Jewish Community Federation (JCF) in San Francisco. He had held the position on an interim basis since January. Joseph served as vice president at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, then consulted for the Jewish Community Endowment Fund as a philanthropic investment adviser before joining JCF full time as a senior philanthropic adviser in 2010. After more than a decade working for various private banks, including Credit Suisse in Zürich, Petko Bahovski, IBS MA’99, has started his own company, Bahovski Consulting, aimed at advising Bulgarian banks on how to build private banking divisions that focus on Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Central and Eastern Europe.
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