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!

A (4) | B (8) | C (5) | D (4) | E (3) | F (3) | G (3) | H (3) | K (9) | L (1) | M (2) | O (2) | P (5) | R (5) | S (9) | T (4) | V (1) | W (3)

Nikhil Padmanabhan

Faculty, Assoc. Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Biography

Nikhil Padmanabhan received his BS from Stanford in 2001 and his PhD in Physics from Princeton in 2007. Professor Padmanabhan came to Yale in 2009 and is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy. His research interests are in cosmology, specifically in understanding the “dark energy” that appears to dominate our universe. He is working with some of the largest astronomical surveys available and thinks about astronomical “big data.” 

Offers assistance in:

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen

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Jill Parchuck

, Associate University Librarian for Science, Social Science and Medicine

Biography

Jill Parchuck received a BA from LeMoyne College and an MLS and an MA in English from SUNY Albany.  She was formerly the Director of Science and Social Science Libraries and Director of Social Science Libraries at Yale. Before arriving at Yale she was  Head of the Watson Library of Business and Economics and Head of Original Monographs Cataloging at the Columbia University Libraries.  Ms. Parchuck was formerly a librarian at UCSD, the University at Buffalo, and the NY State Library.

Interests:

Ms. Parchuck is interested in information science, management, research data management, literature, working in large academic institutions, change management, emotional intelligence, collaboration in the academic environment, and career strategies.

Offers assistance in:

Career advising
Connecting students with research support services in the libraries

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Jenny Peek

Associate University Chaplain

Biography

Jenny Peek joined the Chaplain’s Office as Associate University Chaplain in July of 2017. Alongside her role as Associate Pastor for the University Church at Yale, Jenny can be found meeting one-on-one with students and staff from around campus, leading monthly W{holy} Queer discussions and spring break trips, and planning programming for the graduate and professional student community.

Jenny comes to the Chaplain’s Office after receiving a Masters of Divinity with certificates in Educational Leadership Ministry and Reformed Studies from Yale Divinity School in May of 2017. During Jenny’s time at Yale Divinity School, she served at Wesleyan University, Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Hartford, CT, and within Yale’s Title IX Office. Jenny is ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Prior to her time at Yale, Jenny worked with the Network for Victim Recovery of DC as a case manager and Lutheran Volunteer Corps volunteer and earned her B.A. in Psychology from Grinnell College. As a native Coloradan, Jenny loves exploring new pockets of the East Coast and can often be found playing the djembe, listening to musicals, or enjoying breakfast at all times of the day.

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Thomas D Pollard

Sterling Prof MCDB

Biography

Tom Pollard graduated from Pomona College in 1964. At Harvard Medical School he began a lifetime of research on the molecular basis of cellular movements. As a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Salk Institute and Yale, his research group discovered and characterized proteins that produce forces for cells to move. They used microscopy, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and mathematical modeling to formulate and test detailed molecular explanations for the roles of actin filaments in cellular movements, endocytosis and cytokinesis. Pollard chaired his departments at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and Yale and served as President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He is now Sterling Professor and Dean of the Graduate School at Yale.  Professor Pollard served as president of two scientific societies and in leadership positions at the National Academy of Sciences. His honors include the Gairdner International Award, E.B. Wilson Award from the American Society for Cell Biology and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine.

Interests:

Prof. Pollard also explores classical music, running, and hiking.

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Rafael Porrata-Doria

Professor-Professor of Law

Biography

Rafael Porrata-Doria has taught at Temple Univeristy School of Law since 1983; prior to that he was a visiting professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Rutgers-Camden Law School, LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) and at the Lauder Institute of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before teaching, Professor Porrata-Doria practiced law in Philadelphia and Miami, Florida. From Santurce, Puerto Rico, and a 1977 graduate of the Law School, he has also passed the bar in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian. He has written on securities, and international law; consulted for World Bank, American Law Insititute and Senate of Pennsylvania. 

Interests:

Prof. Porrata-Doria is immersed in international and comparative law, international business law, European Community law, securities and corporate law. He also has interests in Community development and healthcare. He is a veteran with over 20 years of service, and has experience and interest in national defense, and operational law.  

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:

215.204.7694