HENRY CLAY LINDGREN, PHD 42, has been writing mostly autobiographical short stories and poetry. His story, Up the Creek, based on a summer experience gold panning on the Feather River during his undergraduate years, was published in the July/August 2001 issue of Stanford Magazine.
HERBERT J. KLAUSMEIER, EDD 49, VAC Henmon Emeritus Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is the author of many books and journal articles. His most recent work, Research Writing in Education and Psychology From Planning to Publication: A Practical Handbook, was released in May 2001 by publisher Charles C. Thomas to assist students, faculty members, researchers, and practitioners in writing their research and getting it published.
After 30 years of experience as an elementary school teacher and principal, KENNETH E. McCARTHY, AM 53, recently wrote the book Why Thomas Can Read, a tutorial that explains how to prevent and remedy reading disabilities. Published by the Basic Foundation Press in 2000, his work both answers questions that concerned parents commonly have and also provides a step-by-step program of basic reading fundamentals. He is also the owner and director of the Center For Learning Improvement in Menlo Park, CA.
RAYMOND R. MENAKER, AM 53, now lives in Haines, Alaska. After retiring from teaching in Atherton, California, and then in Pelican, Alaska, he served on the Haines local school board for sixteen years.
In 1997, ELIZABETH A. CERINI-LOPIS, AM 56, retired from her position in Issaquah School District in Washington, where she had served as an educator for 28 years, with 25 years as a school librarian at both elementary and high school levels. For the last two years, she has served as part-time librarian at Providence Point, a retirement community in Issaquah, as well as helped to care for her two active grandsons.
For his contributions to the field of special education and to people with disabilities and their families, HAROLD D. BUD FREDERICKS, EDS 59, will receive the 2001 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Oregon College of Education Alumni Society. Presently retired from his twenty-five year career as a researcher at Western Oregon Universitys Teaching Research Division, he continues to be active in his Corvallis, Oregon community, working with Habitat for Humanity, the Beyond War organization, and serving as Chairperson of the Benton County Commission on Children and Families.
After leaving California in 1963, PHYLLIS LAKE WIESER, AM 59, spent her first years in Austria raising three children and working occasionally as a translator. Subsequently, she began teaching English as a foreign language to Polish refugees in Austria, and eventually went to the Bell School in Cambridge to become a certified EFL teacher. She then taught at a language school in Vienna until 1996. Currently retired, Phyllis now splits her time between Vienna and her old home on Balboa Island, CA.
CONSTANCE A. JOHNSON, AM 63, retired in 1998 but stays busy by working part-time for her school districts Retirees Work Program and traveling with her significant other to Australia, Tahiti, Morocco, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Antarctica. She also helps care for the family avocado and palm ranch. Constance is pictured to the left of DEANNA NIELSON, AM 63, on their annual trip to the Southwest.
In June 2000, SUZANNE ROYER SMITH, AM 63, retired from forty years of teaching mathematics and serving as department chair at Brethren Christian High School in the Long Beach, California area.
BARBARA VARENHORST, PHD 64, recently received the Seeds of Hope Award presented by Wheat Ridge Ministries in honor of her contributions to the establishment of peer counseling and peer ministry programs for youth. Another recent honor includes her induction in Stanford Universitys McDaniel Guidance Hall of Fame. Barbara is the co-founder and past president of the National Peer Helpers Association and has served on numerous professional and academic boards. She has also authored numerous books and articles on the topics of decision-making, counseling methods, adolescent problems, peer helping and peer ministry.
Artist HAROLD J. McWHINNIE, EDD 65, is currently leading a series of monthly childrens art workshops at the Foundry Gallery and is showing his computer-based art at Slaytoh House Gallery in Washington, DC. In addition, a collection of his papers is now at the archives of Penn State University.
CLAIRE W. SOLT, AM 66, is now retired after a career that included Fulbright and NEH fellowships for teaching the Middle Ages and much success with her students in the classroom.
After twenty-seven years teaching both middle and high school math in California, Michigan, Arizona and Washington, BECKY (BARNES) ELMENDORF, AM 67, became involved in designing a new high school in Bellingham, Washington. She found it so exciting that she earned her administrative credential and served two years as the Assistant Principal upon the schools opening. Presently, she works as the schools Head Principal.
JAMES J. FENWICK AM 58, PHD 67, spent thirty years with the Portland, Oregon public schools, beginning as a substitute teacher and retiring as superintendent of the school district. A second career involved service as an independent strategic planning consultant with the California Department of Education in which he specialized in middle school education. He is best known as the primary author of two books on middle-level education: Caught in the Middle, Educational Reform for Young Adolescents in California Public Schools and Taking Center Stage: A Commitment to Standards-Based Education for Californias Middle Grades Students. He currently makes his home in Bend, Oregon and mentors young educators.
Now living in Adelaide, South Australia, BRUCE DUDLEY KEEPES, EDD 68, has retired as Associate Professor from the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney.
GAVRIEL SALOMON, PHD 68, was recently honored by receiving the Israel Award, the highest scientific award the State of Israel gives its scientists for life long achievements.
LUANN AVAKIAN SOCHOR, AM 69, relocated with her husband, John, to Molokai, Hawaii in 1998 after thirteen years of teaching, serving as a Principal for the Armenian Community School, and sixteen years as a counselor at Roosevelt High School in Fresno, CA. She now lives on the island of Maui and is a counselor at Lahaina Intermediate School.
W. PATRICK CUNNINGHAM, AM 70, retired from MassMutual after twenty years in the financial services business. He is Assistant Principal and Acting Principal at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas, and is studying for the Catholic diaconate.
THOMAS P. JOHNSON, AM 71, works as an Executive Associate for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, where he feeds his interest in promoting teacher quality through the job-embedded, standards-based model of professional development. He is also a member of the Annenberg Superintendent Fellows and the Labor Panel of the American Arbitration Association.
THOMAS B. ROBERTS, PHD 72, is the editor of Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion (published by the Council on Spiritual Practices, 2001), a book of essays by religion and mental health leaders.
After years of teaching K-12 music in schools and church choirs, ELAINE CLIFT GORE, AM 73, returned to her undergraduate alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, for a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies. She is now in a tenure-track position teaching Creative Arts and Elementary Methods to pre-service teachers at Georgia Southern University. Her scholarship focuses on the social curriculum in public arts magnet high schools.
An appointee to Iowas State Board of Education, MARY JEAN MONTGOMERY, AM 73, is currently excited about Iowas participation in a Wallace/Readers Digest Foundation Grant to change state policies in order to strengthen leadership in public schools. Focusing on K-12 education administrators, Iowa joins fifteen other state-grantees in developing plans and demonstration projects that change the way schools recruit, support, prepare, and sustain high quality leadership focused on student learning and achievement.
BEVERLY POTTER, PHD 74, recently published her new book, The Way of the Ronin: Riding the Waves of Change. It describes a career strategy for success and fulfillment in times of rapid change.
After twenty years away from the classroom, ANNE BERGSTROM, AM 75, recently returned to teach music in her second language at an all-French school on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Having survived the first year, one of her goals is to improve her spoken French enough that the students correct her less and less! Her two daughters are both musicians in college and high school the younger attends the school where Anne teaches.
In September 2000, CHRISTOPHER M. CLARK, AM 72, PHD 76, was appointed Director of the University of Delaware School of Education. His latest book, Talking Shop: Authentic Conversation and Teacher Learning, was published by Teachers College Press in January 2001.
JILLIAN MALING-KEEPES, PHD 77, is President of the Governing Board and Chair of Council of the Australian Council for Educational Research. She resides in Adelaide, South Australia.
After serving Stanford for ten years, JAMES MONTOYA, AM 78, recently left his post as Vice Provost for Student Affairs to accept the position of Vice President of the College Board. He is pictured (left) with Provost John Etchemendy.
Now living in Georgetown, Guyana, WILSTON C. ANDERSON, AM 81, has been Vice Principal of Development at the Cyril Potter College of Education, Guyana, since 1995 and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Guyana since 1990. In addition, he finds time to teach a few education, art, and music courses, and to train the College Choir, which has gained regional and national recognition. Currently, he is working on his book, History of Teacher Education in Guyana.
JIM MATHRUSSE, AM 81, has been working to bring Oracles user education to the Internet in addition to getting his poetry and writing published.
JANE SJOGREN, AM 73, PHD 81, is both an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island and a Senior Associate at Edvisors, Inc. where she works with President JOSEPH CRONIN, EDD 65. For the past two and a half years, they have been working with Harcourt Higher Education, the first licensed, wholly online degree program in New England.
This past April, RICHARD K. JUNG, EDD 83, announced that in June 2002, he will step down from his post as headmaster for The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. During his eleven-year tenure, he has led the co-educational student body to new heights of academic and athletic achievement. Upon retirement, he plans to spend time with his kids, do some church work, and write a book on his educational experience.
ROBERT STEARNS, PHD 83, directs the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, an office of the National Park Service which works with partners in the historic preservation community to advance the art, craft, and science of saving Americas cultural heritage in the fields of ethnography, archeology, architecture, landscapes, and cultural resources.
ROXANA B. CARVALHO, AM 84, has been responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of projects financed by the European Commission in the fields of youth unemployment, social exclusion, and innovative teaching techniques.
DENISE E. MURRAY, PHD 86, was invited to become the Director of the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (NCELTR) at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. NCELTR is the lead partner in Australias Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Research Centre, which conducts national research and provides information services for immigrant adults learning English.
After eight years of teaching social studies and six years as a school technology specialist, BOB STOCKING, AM 86, just completed his first year as Director of Instructional Technology and Media for the Chapel Hill, North Carolina schools. His wife, VICKI STOCKING, PHD 90, is Director of Research for the Talent Identification Program at Duke University and holds an adjunct professorship in Dukes psychology department. They have two children, Bobby and Valerie.
DAN MINDICH, AM 91, teaches English in a high school just outside of Burlington Vermont. He and Stanford grad Becky Wigglesworth 92 have started a webzine for teachers called FacultyShack.com. The e-journal strives to be readable and engaging and takes the novel approach of looking at the humor in the teaching world and writing thoughtfully, but not stiffly, about educational issues. They are looking for submissions so SUSE alumni are encouraged to send articles.
An Associate Professor of Anthropology at The College of Wooster in Ohio, DAVID McCONNELL, PHD 92, was recently chosen as a recipient of the Masayoshi Ohira Prize for his book, Importing Diversity: Inside Japans JET Program, which was his dissertation at Stanford. Published last summer, his book examines how Japanese schools cope with diversity through the lens of a major government program to internationalize Japanese education.
JAMES JF FOREST, AM 94, is now the Assistant Dean for Academic Assessment and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. He has recently published a new book entitled I Prefer to Teach (Routledge, 2001) and is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Higher Education in the United States (2 Volumes: ABC-CLIO, 2002).
SHIRLEY KURNOFF, AM 95, has published the self-help book The Human Side of Dyslexia (2000). She has an adult daughter who is dyslexic and found most books on learning disabilities to be dry and clinical. So she put togetherin e-book formthe resource she wished shed had years ago. It consists of 143 candid interviews with dyslexic students, their parents and siblings from around the U. S. and the United Kingdom. Kurnoff says she aims to offer readers a kind of electronic support system by sharing experiences and strategies for counteracting a condition that affects 10 percent of the population.
JOSEPH I. CASTRO, PHD 98, has just accepted a new position as Executive Director of Campus Outreach Initiatives at UC Santa Barbara and is also joining the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education faculty.
ROBERT REICH, PHD 98, has founded the Stanford Summer Philosophy Discovery Institute, an academic program for high school students. He currently teaches in the Political Science department and Ethics in Society program at Stanford.
A lecturer in both the Stanford School of Education and Drama department, JANICE ROSS, PHD 98, will be a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center for the 2001-2002 school year. She was also awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for the same year. Both will support her research for a book on dance and American culture in the late 20th century.
After working nine years for the San Francisco Unified School District, LINDA C. CARTER, AM 00, left to start a career in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District as a Student Services Coordinator at Glenbrook Middle School.
GRETCHEN I. SANDLER, AM 00, is currently a coach for the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment program in the San Francisco Unified School District. In addition to coaching first and second year teachers, she helps to coordinate the program and its professional development for beginning teachers and support providers.
GERARD LUCAS, AM 60, PHD 65, died on June 30, 2001. He made significant contributions to the francophone educational world, working in Africa, Canada, Brazil, and Indonesia. His services to the education community included active work in the Peace Corps, followed by thirty years of teaching at the University of Quebec in Montreal. In addition, Lucas served as an expert in francophone African educational systems for the Canadian International Development Agency, the United Nations, and the World Bank, leading to the eventual founding of his own company, EDUCON, and his establishment as a major player on the international development scene.
AM 71, vice president of business development at a San Francisco-based software company, was attending a conference at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when the building came under attack. Though a resident of New York City since the late 1980s, Solomon spent most of her life in the Bay Area. She was raised on the Stanford campus, where her father, Herbert Solomon, is a professor emeritus of statistics. After graduating as valedictorian from Gunn High School in Palo Alto in 1966, she went on to earn her bachelors degree in French literature and her masters in educational research from Stanford. Recruited by Bank of America in the mid-1970s, she worked her way up to become one of the few female vice presidents. After thirteen years, she worked at Chase Manhattan for nine years before joining Callixa, where she headed the companys New York City office. The family held a memorial service on October 14 in Los Altos Hills. They request that donations in her memory be sent to the Naomi L. Solomon Fund, of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, 121 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA 94105.
After working as an educator for 35 years in the Stockton Unified School District, BARBARA CHAN VUCKOVIC, AM 69, died on September 2, 2000 of leukemia. Before retiring in 1994, she had served as a teacher, a specialist, a vice principal, and also a principal of several schools. Recently, the Stockton Teachers Association established a scholarship in her name to be awarded to a young woman who plans to go into teaching.
Editors note: Professor Shelley Goldman remembers VINCENT BOLAND, 01, who worked at Marsh & McLennan in the World Trade Center and was reported missing after September 11, 2001. Twenty-five year old Bolan was a Ringwood, New Jersey native who received his BA from NYU in 98 and his MA from SUSE in 01.
I had great expectations for Vincent when he graduated from the Learning, Design and Technology program in June of 2001. Vincent was one of a class of 22 students who had endured four quarters of intense, fast-paced learning leading to a masters degree. He had threatened to miss graduation so he could return to New York and find a job, so I was glad to see him celebrate the accomplishment of his year at SUSE.
Vincent was a New Yorker in style and in expectations, and a year at school in California taxed many of his sensibilities. He found Stanford manicured, clean and quiet. He found driving a nuisance. He wondered if group work and projects were a California thing. He found San Francisco rather quaint for a city. Eventually, he learned how to get around, and even learned how to walk the Stanford loop for exercise. He softened on the idea of group learning, opened up to new perspectives he was offered, and developed several enduring friendships. He grew intellectually and socially.
As an LDT student Vincent was a quick learn. He searched for the value in every article, book and class assignment. He disliked busy work, sought the relevance of his academic work, and thought long and hard about how he would apply SUSE studies to his future. He questioned the value of his degree, knowing he was making huge sacrifices for it. He forced the faculty to be betterto make sure we gave him the foundation he would need. Amazingly, he did all of this with an irrepressible sense of humor and total attention to, and mastery of, the intense workload required by the LDT program.
I was his academic advisor and we met regularly. Both misplaced New Yorkers at heart, we had a bond. We shared inside jokes. He asked serious, existential questions while enjoying being funny. I think I understood where he was coming from and I took him seriously and laughed with him. He made me earn his respect through what I said, what I did, and what I asked him to do. He trusted my advice, and me, and when he left here in June we were friends. I knew hed use what he learned and find his way in the world.
Vincent recently returned to New York and took a job with Marsh & McLennan developing technology solutions on the 97th floor of the World Trade Center. He sent me an email to say that he was surprising himself by missing California. The job was fine. On a daily basis he was finding himself quoting articles and research work he read at SUSE. As always, he was likely early for work and at his desk when the building was hit by the first jetliner.
I miss him.
Professor Shelley Goldman
Vincent kept all of us rolling with laughter most of the time and was never afraid to say, albeit under his breath, what he, and quite frankly the rest of us, were thinking.
Joanne Kline, LDT 01
The thing I remember most about Vincent was his irrepressible sense of humor. I have chosen the word irrepressible carefully since even he frequently couldnt help but smile at himself
Hunter Gehlbach, LDT 01