New Haven, Connecticut has been home for 28 years. For the last 15, I have
been at the Association of Yale Alumni, planning educational programs. I
enjoy working with faculty and alumni in developing programs. Recent
projects have taken me more into the world of marketing and branding, and
I’ve had fun building the brand and developing catalog and email
promotions of our educational programs.
Educational travel programs are a favorite part of my work. I develop and
manage them, with delightful colleagues, and I have traveled to some
amazing places on trips with alumni. Peru and Egypt are among my recent
The archaeological richness of my travels inspired me to take archaeology
courses at Yale. I audited a sequence of courses on archaeological field
methods, with both Yale undergraduate and graduate students. It was fun
being back in school, learning material and skills that I hope to put to
use when I retire (when I can afford it).
Before starting to work for Yale, I planned interpretive exhibits for
historical museums, mostly as a consultant. I enjoyed the projects, but
being a consultant wasn't satisfying. And before that, I taught history of
My wife is Susanne Roberts; we met in grad school at Harvard and have been
married since 1973. She is Librarian for European History at the Yale
library. We have two kids, Ethan, who lives in Scottsdale, AZ and works as
a representative for a company that sells orthopedic implants—things we
will need in a few years—replacement knees, hips, etc., and Serena is a
Senior Art History major at Hartwick College in upstate New York. It is a
pleasure to see her mature into a confident young woman.
My brother Bob lives in Madison, where he has an acupuncture and herbal
medicine practice. My mother has moved back to Madison after some years in
San Diego to be close to him and some long-time friends.
I will not be attending this year’s reunion, but I have enjoyed hearing
from and seeing some of you from time to time. And since I get back to
Madison to visit family, I may look up some of you who are still in the