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Anna Souchuk
YACOL courses taught: Ideas and Inspirations from the 1900s Viennese Coffeehouse

Anna Souchuk is Associate Professor of German in DePaul's Department of Modern Languages. She received her Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Yale University in 2008, with a dissertation on constructions of place in the novels of Elfriede Jelinek, Josef Haslinger, and Robert Menasse. Since then, her research has concentrated largely on the collected works of Josef Haslinger and his depictions of Austria’s conflicted relationship to Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming to terms with the past), though Dr. Souchuk continues to write on other Austrian writers and artists, including Elfriede Jelinek, Linda Stift, the visual artist Deborah Sengl, and the filmmaker Markus Schleinzer. Her research has been presented frequently at the annual Conferences of the German Studies Association and Austrian Studies Association (the leading conferences in the fields of German and Austrian Studies in the U.S.), along with the Convention of the Modern Language Association. Most recently, she edited a special edition of the scholarly journal Modern Languages Open with a focus on the family novel in German(ic) literature. This project drew on her interests in the generational transmission of the family story as an emblem of problematic Austrian Vergangenheitsbewältigung while exploring the recent increase in popularity of Familienromane (family novels) in German-language literature. Dr. Souchuk teaches a wide variety of courses in DePaul University’s German Program and Honors Program. She has also developed several short- and long-term study abroad programs at DePaul, most recently a long-term program for students to study in Vienna, and a short-term program to Berlin, where students volunteer with refugees and learn about human rights and multicultural Germany.

Mark Spicer
YACOL courses taught: The Beatles and Their Legacy; The Beatles and Their Legacy part 2; In the Beatles Wake; The Beatles—Early Years

Mark Spicer is Professor of Music at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He received his B.Mus. and M.Mus. (1987, 1990) from the University of North Texas and his Ph.D. (2001) from Yale University. Prof. Spicer specializes in the reception history and analysis of popular music, especially British pop and rock since the1960s, and his writings have appeared widely in a number of scholarly journals and essay collections. His book Sounding Out Pop, co-edited with John Covach, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2010, and he has since edited the volume on Rock Music for the Library of Essays on Popular Music series from Ashgate (2011). Most recently, he completed a three-year term (2013–15) as Associate Editor of Music Theory Spectrum, the flagship journal of the Society for Music Theory. Prof. Spicer served for ten years (2005–15) as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music at Hunter College, as was the 2015 recipient of Hunter’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to his scholarship and teaching, he maintains an active parallel career as a professional keyboardist and vocalist, having worked with several groups in the US and the UK since the 1980s. In the early 1990s, he was a founding member of the critically acclaimed group Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks, and can be heard on their first two CDs, On the Blank Generation (1991) and World of Fireworks (1994). He continues to take the stage most weekends, both with his own “electric R&B” group, the Bernadettes, and with the Christ Church Choir in New Haven.
Thomas Stanton
YACOL courses taughtRisk Management Lessons from the Financial Crisis; American Race Relations and the Legacy of British Colonialism; Overcoming the Social Divide: Learning from the History of American Race Relations

Thomas H. Stanton has helped to establish ERM through long-term engagements at several government agencies and has learned yet more through years of teaching on ERM and exchanging views with participants from numerous federal and other agencies. He also served as the lead staff person on governance and risk management for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, where he interviewed CEOs and other top leaders of major financial institutions, traders, bankers, risk officers, and regulators. In that work he studied governance and risk management at four firms that successfully navigated the Crisis and eight that failed. Mr. Stanton’s writings on governance and risk management include Kenneth C. Fletcher and Thomas H. Stanton, eds., Public Sector Enterprise Risk Management: Advancing Beyond the Basics, (Routledge, 2019); and Thomas H. Stanton and Douglas W. Webster, eds., Managing Risk and Performance: A Guide for Government Decision Makers, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014); and Thomas H. Stanton, Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2012). Mr. Stanton is a member of the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). He is a former member of the federal Senior Executive Service, and a former President of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM). In 2018 AFERM presented him its Hall of Fame Award. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). In 2017 NAPA awarded him its George Graham Award for Exceptional Service to the Academy. Mr. Stanton teaches on the adjunct faculty of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He teaches on ERM to government officials for the George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Management. Further information, and many of his writings, are available at www.thomas-stanton.com.
Abraham Stoll
YACOL courses taught: Kingship and Revolution in the Age of Shakespeare

Abraham Stoll is Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of San Diego. He received a BA from Yale in 1992, studying English and literary theory. He received a PhD from Princeton in 2000, specializing in the Renaissance and early modern periods. He was a Mellon Prize Fellow at the University Center for Human Values in Princeton, and has been a research fellow at the Huntington Library and the Folger Library, as well as receiving funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Folger Institute. In 2015, he was awarded a University Professorship at the University of San Diego, and has won several teaching awards. He was Visiting Faculty at Hebrew University in Jersualem, and is an Affiliated Faculty in the Old Globe and USD Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, teaching the actors in USD's top-ranked MFA program in classical acting. Professor Stoll has a new book, Conscience in Early Modern English Literature, forthcoming this fall from Cambridge University Press. It explores the theological and political discourses that surround the idea of conscience, and the way that poets such as Shakespeare and Milton attempt to capture how it feels to be in the throes of conscience. He is also currently editing a new edition of Paradise Lost for Broadview Press. His first book was Milton and Monotheism (2009), and he was the General Editor of the five-volume edition of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene (2006-7).
Paul Sullivan
YACOL courses taught: Economics, Politics and the Arab World; Bullets, Ballets, Bureaucrats and Balances: the Arab World and its Tough Neighbors; A Global Tour of Economics, Politics, Culture and International Relations (Part 1); Natural Resouces and International Security; Climate Change and the Energy Revolution; The Middle East Today; A world tour of energy, economic, environmental, climate, and natural resource issues
Dr. Paul Sullivan is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, nonresident senior research associate at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, a Distinguished International Fellow at NCUSAR, and teaches courses on environmental and energy security at John Hopkins. He was a full professor at the National Defense University (USA) for over 22 years where he ran the Energy Industry Study, taught Industry Analytics, Economics of National Security, and many electives and regional studies related to the MENA region, the Islamic world, and many other timely issues. As part of his NDU duties, he ran energy field studies in the US, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the EU. Dr. Sullivan has also taught at Georgetown, The American University in Cairo, and Yale. He has given presentations on five continents at places as varied as Windsor Castle, Ditchley Park, The American Research Center in Egypt, The Diplomatic Academy of Jordan, The Diplomatic Academy of Malta, The IEEJ in Tokyo, The Defense College of Mongolia, The Army HQ in Santiago, Chile, The Swedish FAO, The German Council on Foreign Relations, among many others. His present research interests include the energy-resilience nexus, economic and resource aspects of human security, the energy transition, Asia-US-MENA relations, energy issues in MENA and Asia, the energy-water-food nexus, energy in the rebuilding of states after conflict, and many other topics. He has MA, MPhil, and PhD degrees from Yale University. He was part of MIT’s Seminar XXI’s class of 2006. He obtained certificate of completion for an ethnoarchaeology field study in Barunga, Australia run by Flinders University. Dr. Sullivan has advised senior leaders on topics of his expertise for decades.  A selected list of his publications and other activities can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsullivenergy.
Gordon Turnbull
YACOL courses taught: The European Literary Tradition: Tragic Drama; Fiction, the Monstrous, and the Limits of the Human

Gordon Turnbull is General Editor of the Yale Boswell Editions, one of Yale's outstanding large-scale scholarly editorial enterprises, where he oversees a global editorial team bringing to publication selections of the vast archive of James Boswell's private papers. Boswell had been best-known to literary history for his pioneering biography, The Life of Samuel Johnson(1791), but his personal papers — most of which had been suppressed by his descendants and were recovered only in the twentieth century and are now in Yale's Beinecke Library — have brought him renewed fame as a compelling confessional diarist. Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 became an international best-seller when in first appeared in 1950, edited by Yale's Frederick A. Pottle. Turnbull, born and raised in Sydney, is an honors graduate of the Australian National University, in Canberra, and came to Yale for doctoral study as a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar. He taught in the Yale English Department and at Smith College before assuming directorship of the Yale Boswell Editions in 1997. His specialty is the literature of the British eighteenth-century, in particular of the Samuel Johnson circle, and he is a former course director of The European Literary Tradition, one of the Yale English Department's main introductory survey courses for literature students. He is the author of numerous scholarly and critical essays on Boswell, Johnson, and their circle, has taught and lectured widely on these authors, and is a featured speaker at the annual Boswell Book Festival at Boswell's family estate in Auchinleck, Ayrshire. He contributes a regular column, "Yale Boswell Editions Notes," to the twice-yearly Johnsonian News Letter. His edition of Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763, the first re-editing of this famous diary since Pottle's worldwide bestseller of 1950, appeared in 2010 in Penguin Classics, and has just been re-issued in 2013 in a second printing.
Anders Winroth
YACOL courses taught: Vikings at Home and Away

Professor Winroth specializes in the history of medieval Europe, especially religious, intellectual and legal history as well as the Viking Age. He teaches both halves of the survey lecture course in medieval history, seminars in religious, legal, intellectual, and Scandinavian history.  His new book, The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe, argues for a radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages (Yale Press, December 2011). In 2003, Winroth was named a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which honors individuals for the originality and creativity of their work and the potential to do more in the future. Winroth published The Making of Gratian’s Decretum in 2000. The Decretum was the first scholastic canon law textbook produced in the Middle Ages. Winroth is credited with showing that manuscripts previously thought to be abbreviations of the standard text are actually early versions of the text. “This painstaking analysis would have been impossible absent his mastery of canon law, command of medieval Latin, and aptitude for paleographic reconstruction of materials that exist primarily in the form of unedited medieval manuscripts,” the MacArthur Foundation stated. “By reversing the chronology of the earliest publications in canon law, Winroth opens new avenues for interpreting its origins and development.”
Professor Jon Butler, former chair of the History Department, said, “Anders is a simply stunning scholar and wonderfully warm, humane person. His ingenuity and discipline flow naturally out of a personal graciousness that makes him a marvelous teacher and colleague. By honoring our most creative, path-breaking scholars, MacArthur Fellowships remind us all of academia’s principal purpose—the pursuit of knowledge and learning in the pursuit of truth and human dignity. Winroth, who learned of his honor through a surprise phone call from the MacArthur Foundation, was one of 24 MacArthur Fellows for 2003. “The annual announcement of the MacArthur Fellows is a special opportunity to celebrate the creative individual in our midst,” said Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the MacArthur Foundation. “The new MacArthur Fellows illustrate the foundation’s conviction that talented individuals, free to follow their insights and instincts, will make a difference in shaping the future.” The foundation’s board of directors choose MacArthur Fellows based on the recommendations of a selection committee and several hundred nominators. The committee members and nominators serve anonymously.
“To receive this fellowship, many people must have believed in my potential to do more things,” Winroth said. “There are people out there who must have recommended me, others who evaluated my work. I have a responsibility to them and to the foundation now.” In 2003, Winroth’s book on the Decretum was awarded the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication by Yale University. Then Dean of Yale College Richard H. Brodhead motivated the award: “In the judgment of the referees, the book is a remarkable piece of hard-headed academic detective work that changes our understanding of the Middle Ages in a significant way.” The book was also given the prestigious John Nicholas Brown Prize by the Medieval Academy of America in 2004.
Winroth is co-editor of Canon Law, Religion, and Politics: Liber Amicorum Robert Somerville (2012) and Charters, Cartularies, and Archives: The Preservation and Transmission of Documents in the Medieval West (2002). His research is focused on the cultural, intellectual and legal history of the European High Middle Ages and on the economic and social history of early medieval Scandinavia. Winroth received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1996 and was the Sir James Knott Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1996-1998. He joined the Yale faculty as an assistant professor in 1998, was promoted to associate professor in 2003 and to full professor in 2004. He was the chair of the Medieval Studies Program 2005-2007.
Justin Zaremby
YACOL courses taught: Free Speech and its Discontent; Theories of Justice

Justin Zaremby received his B.A., Ph.D. in Political Science and J.D. from Yale, where he taught political science and humanities. Currently a practicing lawyer at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in New York, he is the author of Legal Realism and American Law and Directed Studies and the Evolution of American General Education.  His writings have been published in various journals including the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Suffolk University Law Review, Rutgers Law Review and The New Criterion. In his law practice, Justin specializes in the representation of tax-exempt organizations.  His advises a range of public charities and private foundations, including universities, cultural institutions, and other tax-exempt entities on a variety of matters including corporate governance and restructuring, charitable giving, program-related investing, international grantmaking, commercially driven mission activities, and other state and federal regulatory matters. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Zaremby served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. José A. Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to joining Patterson Belknap, Justin advised for-profit companies on complex commercial transactions and corporate governance matters.
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