Morse Fellows

Morse College is a vibrant community. We would love to count you among us. The Fellows meet a few times per semester at the Head of College’s house, to interact with friends from all parts of the University and from the broader community. Many play the role of Advisor for a student or two. We extend invitations to student functions such as performances and college-wide social events, welcome participation at intramural sports, provide dining privileges in the college at lunch or dinner, all so you can meet with students, faculty and friends. Please join us - we welcome you!

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Nicholas Bennett

Research Scientist, Schlumberger Oilfield Services

Biography

Nicholas Bennett received his BA in Mathematics from the University of the South (1991), and his PhD, also in Mathematics, from Yale (1997). His interests have always involved applied math in one form or another. Beyond the training he received at Sewanee and at Yale, Professor Bennett feels the most important formative influences on his career were a semester study abroad experience at Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Tennessee, two summer internships in the Director’s Summer Program at the National Security Agency, and the two summer internships at Schlumberger. The latter paved the way for his current employment as Research Scientist for Schlumberger.
 

Interests:

Prof. Bennett’s work is quite interdisciplinary (math, acoustics, electromagnetics, geology, computer science) and so requires considerable technical collaborations. An important skill he has developed over the years, and recommends to others, is to learn how to present very technical work to a general audience. He is happy to discuss his public speaking techniques.

Offers assistance in:

Career advising

Beth Bennett

Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering

Biography

Beth Bennett graduated from Yale (Morse Class of 1991) with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Math. She has stayed at Yale ever since, earning her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 and subsequently rising through the research ranks to her current position of Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer. Dr. Bennett’s research focuses on efficient numerical modeling of flames, and she teaches two engineering courses on numerical methods. She is also the enthusiastic faculty advisor for three engineering student organizations: ASME, SWE, and Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society).

Interests:

In her spare time, Dr. Bennett reads mysteries and spy novels, and she and her husband enjoy renovating their home, which is a never-ending source of interesting DIY projects.

Dr. Bennett would be happy to discuss Yale’s engineering and applied math programs, what engineering research involves (i.e., what to expect if you are doing a semester or a summer of research), and what to expect when applying to and attending engineering grad school. Conversations about what Morse was like 25 years ago are also welcome!

Offers assistance in:

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen, Career advising, Serving as a reader for students preparing CVs and job or fellowship applications

Contact Information:


Ingunn Bjornson

Biography

Ingunn Bjornson (M.D., neurology), now works as a weaver in New Haven. She was born and raised in Norway and went to medical school in Oslo. She moved to England in 1998 and worked as a neurologist and later as a primary care physician in the Cambridge area. As a physician, Ingunn worked on headaches and pain control, women’s health, and family planning.  She is married to another Norwegian, and has two adult children.  She has been living in New England since 2016, and moved to New Haven in the summer of 2019.

Ingunn has been interested in fiber crafts, knitting, sewing and weaving since childhood.  Although she had not done any weaving for years, she started doing it again when she retired and really enjoys it.  Ingunn likes its challenges, setting up the project, and the differences between the different fibers, techniques, and looms.  She helps out in the fiber studio in the college, and feels that it is wonderful to meet the students and learn from them as well as teach them crafts.


Henry Bolanos

Lecturer- SEAS

Biography

Henry Bolanos, retired VP of R&D for US Surgical Corporation, is named on Over 120 US patents in the Surgical and other Fields. He was responsible for the creation of state of the art surgical instruments: Endoscopic Clip Appliers and Endoscopic GIA devices used in Laparoscopic Surgery. He has a BSME from CCNY, and a Masters in Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
His career has spanned both National and International corporate assignments. He is currently a Consultant on Creativity and New Product Development, and is a Lecturer at Yale University and a Visiting Professor at The University of Virginia and The University of Auckland, in New Zealand.
Mr. Bolanos has also serves as an Expert Witness in Patent and Product Liability litigation and he is the author of 5 books on Creativity and New Product Development.
Mr. Bolanos also conducts Seminars in Creativity and New Product Development for both Groups and Corporations.. He currently serves on the Board of an on-line Computer Company and is Chairman of a company in New Zealand, EverEdge IP, Ltd. 

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William Boos

Assistant Professor

Biography

William Boos completed his MS at MIT and continued there to get his PhD in Atmospheric Science (2008.) He is now an Assistant Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale. Professor Boos’ research focuses on the fluid dynamics of Earth’s tropical atmosphere. One emphasis is monsoon circulations, which deliver water to billions of people in socially vulnerable, agricultural economies. Despite the importance of monsoon rainfall, there is no established theory that explains the observed variability of monsoons, and climate models make disparate predictions for next-century changes in monsoon rainfall. In his work, he combines theory, observational analyses, and numerical models.

Interests:

Prof. Boos focuses his time on climate dynamics and societal impacts.

Offers assistance in:

Career advising

Marijeta Bozovic

Assistant Professor, Slavic Department

Biography

Marijeta Bozovic is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. She recently completed work on a monograph based on her dissertation, From Onegin to Ada: Nabokov’s Canon. She was a principal organizer for the Black and Blue Danube Symposium at Colgate University in March 2013 and the international conference Legacies of the Russian Avant-Garde at Columbia University in February 2012. Professor Bozovic is a founding member of the Central New York Mellon Humanities Corridor working group “Legacies of the Second World” and a participant in the Digital Mnemonics in Slavic Studies 2013 spring school in Freising, Germany. She is working on a book project on post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav literature and culture.

Interests:

Prof. Bozovic is focused on twentieth and twenty-first-century Russian poetry, Russian and Balkan avant-gardes, diasporas and transnational culture, translation and adaptation across media, and the poetics and politics of the Danube river.

Offers assistance in:

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen

Alexandria Brackett

Clinical Librarian at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

Biography

Liaison to: 
Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, and Surgery
Responsibilities: 
  • Provides in­depth reference, information, research and consultation services for clinical professionals and users in the health sciences community, including literature searches in support of systematic reviews, research, grants, clinical practice, animal use, teaching, and publishing.
Education
  • MLIS, Library & Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, 2015
    • Inducted into Beta Phi Mu, International Library Science Honor Society, 2016
  • MA, English, Oklahoma State University, 2011
  • BA, English, Roanoke College, 2009

Publications

  • Zhang L, Dai F, Brackett A, Ai Y, Meng L. Association of conflicts of interest with the results and conclusions of goal-directed hemodynamic therapy research: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Intensive care medicine. 2018;44(10):1638-1656. PubMed PMID: 30105599.
  • Brackett A. Tips for the First-Year Health Sciences Librarian. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2016 Oct-Dec;35(4):454-60. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2016.1220762. PubMed PMID: 27657373.
  • Bahna S, Brackett A. Is it Your Disease or the Patient’s? The American Journal of Medical Sciences 2016 May 24. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2016.05.016.

Contact Information:

203-785-3226

Michael Brenes

Biography

Michael Brenes is a historian, the Senior Archivist for American Diplomacy, and Lecturer in the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Before coming to Yale, he taught American and international history at Hunter College and Seton Hall University. His first book, For Might and Right: The Cold War and the Remaking of American Democracy is under contract with University of Massachusetts Press for their series in Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond. He is currently writing a dual biography of President Lyndon Johnson and Vice President Hubert Humphrey entitled The Price of Loyalty: Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson, and the Struggle for American Liberalism.

His work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Newsweek, The Hill, Vox, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Interests:

Cold War foreign policy, American political history, archives and archival research. He is also a runner, musician, and enjoys travel and good food.

Offers assistance in:

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen, Career advising, Serving as a reader for students preparing CVs and job or fellowship applications

Contact Information:


Andrew Lee Butters

Lecturer in Political Science

Biography

As the former Beirut Bureau Chief and Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, Andrew Lee Butters spent about a decade covering every major conflict and country in the region from the war in Iraq to the Arab Spring. He’s also worked for the Economist magazine and Bloomberg News in New York, his native city. He’s taught writing at Brown University as an undergraduate peer tutor, to Arab journalists at an English-language magazine in Damascus, Syria, and to journalism graduate students at the Arthur J. Carter Institute at New York University. He was also a journalist fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.  He is very proud of his two fierce and funny Iranian-American daughters.


Kyle Buyers

Biography

Kyle Buyers loves to learn, adventure, exercise, spend time with dogs - and excel in business to enable these passions. He works at eBay as the Global Performance Marketing Manager for Paid Social, acquiring new users at scale worldwide. Previously he worked at HP and Qualcomm as well as several startups in Vancouver, BC, spanning a 10+ year career in Marketing. He earned his B.A. in Psychology at the University of California Santa Cruz (go Banana Slugs!), and technical certificates in Marketing at British Columbia Institute of Technology. 

Interests:

He is a dual citizen of the US & Canada, a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo, and delights in numerous interests both athletic and nerdy: mountain biking, board games, snowboarding, video gaming, gymnastics, reading, martial arts, and more.