Alumni News

Connie Kolssak Evans (BS60) of Mooresville, N.C., a retired English teacher, is the author of a new children's book, Caw Caw Caughty, about the bonds between a grandmother and granddaughter.

Leslie Sewell (BS64) of Washington, D.C., executive producer of her own production company, The History Project, is developing three new documentaries: "Sex, Jazz and Politics" about turn-of-the-century New Orleans, "The Times of Clara Barton" and "Government Girls of World War II." An NBC Nightly News reporter/producer for 15 years, she lived in Madagascar in 2004 on an educational program to train broadcast journalists.

Deanna Olson Hartenberg (BS66) of Rockford retired at the time of Hurricane Katrina and sent 140 boxes of teaching supplies, manipulatives, resources and furnishings to a school in Moss Point, Miss. She was a Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction and chair of the Golden Apple Teacher Academy; she is a member of the Northwestern Admissions Council and NU Club of Rockford.


Michael O'Hern (MA77) of New York is president of Christian Brothers Investment Services, which manages $4 billion for Roman Catholic organizations, using a socially responsible investment philosophy consistent with the church's teachings.

Megan Tschannen-Moran Megan Tschannen-Moran (BS78) of Williamsburg, Va., is on the faculty of Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership in the School of Education at the College of William and Mary. She recently published a book, Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools.


William Stiers William Stiers (MA80) of Cockeysville, Md., recently moved from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City to Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore, where he serves as a rehabilitation neuropsychologist specializing in stroke.



William (Bill) Rando William (Bill) Rando (PhD92) of New Haven, Conn., is dean's advisor on teaching and learning and director of the Graduate Teaching Center at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University.

Eva Gilboa-Schechtman (MA92, PhD93) is assistant professor of psychology at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.