GSAA Conference Panel II bios

1:45-3:00 PM:  Transdisciplinary Panel II

Lauren Tilton, graduate student in American Studies, is chair of the Graduate Student Assembly.

Carrie Lane ’05 PhD (American Studies) is a tenured professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, where she teaches courses on work, community, and gender in the United States. Dr. Lane is the author of A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment (Cornell University Press, 2011) and regularly publishes in the fields of American studies, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. Her current research concerns the growing occupation of professional organizing and its implications for the changing nature of service work, entrepreneurship, and consumerism in the contemporary US.

Andrew Lemon ’05 PhD (Economics) specialized in microeconomic theory and industrial organization while at Yale.  He is a Vice President at Compass Lexecon, an economics consulting firm, advising clients involved in legal and regulatory proceedings.  Andrew has extensive experience on matters of antitrust, class certification, liability and damages in such industries as energy, automobiles, agriculture and telecommunications.  Peer-reviewed publications include “Rigorous Analysis to Bridge the Inference Gap in Class Certification,” Journal of Competition Law & Economics (2011).  He is an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University and a visiting professor in the Dept. of Economics at Vassar College, his alma mater, for the Spring 2013 semester.

Gregg Keaney ’05 PhD (Chemistry) began his career at Infinity Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At Infinity, he was involved in drug discovery programs in both medicinal chemistry and process chemistry capacities, and his efforts have contributed toward the discovery of novel treatments for cancer which are currently being evaluated in clinical trials. After six exciting years at Infinity, he decided to take on a new challenge by joining a five-person startup company called H3 Biomedicine. His various roles at H3 Biomedicine have included recruitment of scientific staff, evaluation of scientific programs, and design of small-molecule chemical compound libraries.

Karene Grad Steiner ’06 PhD (American Studies) is Program Officer at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Academic Exchanges, Europe/Eurasia.  Her current assignment includes oversight of several exchange programs for undergraduate and graduate students, and university faculty.  Previously she served as Program Officer for the Fulbright and Community College Initiative programs.  Before joining the State Department in 2007, Karene was an instructor for the undergraduate writing program at Boston University and lectured at the History and Literature program at Harvard University.  She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (piano performance, B. Music) as well as Yale.  She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and young child.