Where do I go from Yale - bios

Workshop Chair and Other Mentors - BIOGRAPHIES

Mary Ann McDonald Carolan (Ph.D. 1989, Italian) is chair and Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures at Fairfield University where she also directs the Italian Studies program.   Prior to joining the Fairfield faculty in 1997, she taught at Wesleyan University as a visiting assistant professor and held the position of senior lector at Yale. She has published articles on Italian authors and directors, language pedagogy, Italian American comedies and is currently working on a book-length manuscript tentatively entitled The Transatlantic Gaze:  Visions of Italy in American Film.

Joseph W. Annunziata (GRD, 1963-65, Comparative Literature) completed a doctorate in French literature at the Sorbonne, University of Paris. He was hired from Yale to teach at the Air Force War College in Alabama.  Having been a Fulbright Scholar in Paris for three years, Joe was asked not only to teach French to Air Force personnel going to Vietnam but also to lecture, write and teach on French foreign policy and the history of French military experiences in Indochina and Africa.  This led to his going to the Pentagon to be a speech writer and foreign policy analyst for the Secretary of the Air Force and the Secretary of Defense.  Eventually, he became a national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter.

Marie-Rose Logan (Ph.D. 1974, Romance Languages, M.A. 1972, Classics) is currently Professor of European and Comparative Literature at Soka University in Orange County, California. Prior to joining the faculty at Soka she taught at Temple University, Rice University, Yale University and Columbia University. She is the general editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Annals of Scholarship: Art Practices and the Human Sciences in a Global Culture. Her many publications earned her fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She is an alumna fellow of the Harvard University Renaissance Center-Villa I Tatti (Florence, Italy), the National Humanities Center (Durham, N.C.), the Center of Advanced Study at the University of Edinburgh (U.K.), and the Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities. In 1980 the French government made her a Chevalier in the Order of the Palmes Academiques.

Anthony Sabatelli (Ph.D. 1984, Chemistry) has served as in-house legal counsel for Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in New Haven for the past eight years.  Before that, he was patent counsel at Merck & Company, where he had worldwide patent responsibility for Merck's billion dollar osteoporosis franchise and was a key member of the business development team responsible for the highly-successful launch of the Once-Weekly FOSAMAX® product. He began his career as a research and development scientist at Procter and Gamble's Miami Valley Laboratories before he moved to their patent department and earned his J.D.

Stephen Scher (B.A. 1956, Ph.D. 1966, History of Art) taught for twelve years at Brown and then took over his family’s chemical manufacturing business for thirty years, at the same time continuing his work in art history outside the academy.  Dr. Scher is a member of the visiting committees of four departments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and of the Council of The Frick Collection. He has curated exhibitions at both institutions as well as at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. He has continued to lecture and publish on subjects of medieval and Renaissance art and is currently contributing to a Census of Gothic sculpture in American collections as well as participating in a major exhibition of Italian fifteenth century portraiture to be held in Berlin and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011-2012. He has also been an avid collector of art including Renaissance and later commemorative medals, prints, drawings, and sculpture.

Bobbi Sutherland (Ph.D. 2009, Medieval Studies) wrote her dissertation on French social history. The semester before her degree was conferred, she began teaching history at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, where she is responsible for teaching several sections of Western Civ., Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern history, Women's history, Muslim World, and upper-level seminars in her area. In the spring, she will be co-teaching Medieval Philosophy. With so much teaching, she says, research is difficult, but she is continuing to write in a variety of areas, as well as exploring other possible career options.