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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Brian Scassellati

Professor of Computer Science

Biography

Brian Scassellati spent his undergrad and graduate years at MIT finishing with a PhD in 2001. He came to Yale in 2001 and is a Professor of Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Mechanical Engineering. He is also Director of the NSF Expedition on Socially Assistive Robotics. Professor Scassellati was named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in 2007, and received an NSF CAREER award in 2003. His research focuses on building embodied computational models of human social behavior, especially the developmental progression of early social skills. Using computational modeling and socially interactive robots, his research evaluates models of how infants acquire social skills and assists in the diagnosis and quantification of disorders of social development (such as autism). Succinctly put, he builds robots that help kids.

Offers assistance in:

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen, Career advising

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Christine Scriabine

Historical Consultant

Biography

Christine Scriabine received her PhD in American Civilization at Brown University. She began her career teaching at Pennsylvania State University but quickly changed her focus upon arriving in New Haven when she had the opportunity to help the University of Hartford ultimately realize a new museum, The Museum of American Political Life. Currently, Professor Scriabine is doing historical consulting and freelance writing.

Offers assistance in:

Serving as a reader for students preparing CVs and job or fellowship applications

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Eliza Shaw Valk

Biography

Eliza is an artist and landscape architect. She works at the landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand and aims to bring design excellence to New Haven’s public spaces. She’s project manager for the Mill River Trail, currently under construction, which travels through the center of the city, connecting East Rock Park to Long Island Sound. Not far from the river Eliza runs an art studio exploring the intersection of light and form in large-scale installations. Through massing and reordering mundane, often rejected, materials, her work explores structure and improvisation, the materials acting as registrations of mechanical processes and the mechanism for capturing transitory events. Eliza holds two master’s degrees, in landscape architecture and city planning, from Penn. She was trained as a dancer and her B.A., from Oberlin, is in visual and performing arts.


Dorothy Singer

Psychologist

Biography

Dorothy G. Singer is retired Senior Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, Yale University. She is also Co-Director of the Yale University Family Television Research and Consultation Center affiliated with the Zigler Center for Child Development and Public Policy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her research and publications are in the area of early childhood development, television effects on youth, and parent training in imaginative play. Professor Singer received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2006, and in 2009, the Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Media Psychology from the American Psychological Association. She has authored over 150 articles and over 25 books. Her latest book is Handbook of Children and the Media.

Interests:

Prof. Singer enjoys music, media research and poetry.

Offers assistance in:

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

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Jerome Singer

Professor of Psycholgy Emeritus

Biography

Jerome L. Singer is a specialist in research on the psychology of imagination and daydreaming. Dr. Singer has authored articles on thought processes, imagery, personality, and psychotherapy as well as on children’s play and the effects of television. Recent books, include The House of Make-Believe, Repression and Dissociation, Imagination and Play in the Electronic Age, and Imagery in Psychotherapy and Handbook of Children and the Media. His most recent position in the American Psychological Association has been President of Division 10, Creativity and the Arts. In 2008, he was awarded the Rudolf Arnheim Award from the American Psychology Association for Distinguished Contributions to the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, and in 2009, the Paul Farnsworth Award for Lifetime Contribution and Service, Division 10, American Psychological Association.

Interests:

Dr. Singer can be found enjoying music, studies of imagination and daydreaming.

Offers assistance in:

Connecting students to internships or other opportunities, Serving as a reader for students preparing CVs and job or fellowship applications

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Michael Skonieczny

Deputy Director Yale Institute for Global Health

Biography

Michael Skonieczny is Deputy Director for the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) and Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy). Mr. Skonieczny was the director of public policy for Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where he led the organization’s advocacy efforts focused on expanding U.S. financial support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Prior to Friends, he was a senior public policy officer at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, where he focused on global AIDS funding, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, pediatric treatment and related issues. Mr. Skonieczny was also a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT), staffing her on appropriations and health-related issues. He has a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.P.A. from George Washington University.

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Sara Smiley Smith

Assistant Dean of Research and Sustainability

Biography

Sara is the Assistant Dean of Research and Sustainability at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies where she works to cultivate a community of engaged problem solvers seeking solutions to a diverse set of environmental challenges. She received her Ph.D. from F&ES in 2016, and completed the joint master’s degree program between the School of Epidemiology and Public Health and F&ES in 2007. During her time at Yale, she has also had the opportunity to work in the University’s Office of Sustainability. Sara holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Political Science from Middlebury College (2004). She spent her childhood on the remnants of her family’s dairy farm in the small town of Winslow, Maine.

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Wake Smith

Biography

Wake Smith from Yale College in 1979. He sang with the Alley Cats and the Glee Club, and played lacrosse (badly). After earning an MBA at a forlorn institution whose motto inexplicably lost its “Lux et”, he spent a career in commercial aviation and finance. He teaches a residential college seminar at Yale on Venture Capital and Private Equity, and writes on the logistics and costs of solar radiation management and geo engineering.


Alex Swensen

Craft Beer Enthusiast & IT Support Specialist

Biography

Alex Swensen graduated from Clark University with a degree in Photography and Graphic Design in 2011. His passion for craft beer flourished with his collection of labels, however, the quality of the contents of the bottles quickly overshadowed their packaging. After working as an archives assistant at the Yale University Art Gallery, Mr. Swensen’s interest in craft beer led him to accept a job at Harpoon Brewery in Boston, MA. He hosts beer tastings alongside his father, Yale University’s Chief Investment Officer David Swensen, offering insight into the developing craft beer culture.

Interests:

Mr. Swensen is a craft Beer enthusiast spending time tasting, appreciating, brewing and studying beer’s history. He also enjoys photography, and computers/technology.

Offers assistance in:

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen

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