University of Rochester

Rochester Review
March–April 2013
Vol. 75, No. 4

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Graduate/Arts, Sciences & Engineering


Larry Klein (MS) has published Sensor and Data Fusion: A Tool for Information Assessment and Decision Making (Second Edition) (SPIE). An electrical engineer and private consultant in Southern California, Larry has consulted on traffic management and other issues.


Madeline Hubbard Schmitt (MA) (see ’65 nursing).


Theresa Coletti (PhD), professor of English at the University of Maryland–College Park, has been named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the school. The honor, sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Office of Academic Affairs, recognizes “a small number of faculty members each year who have demonstrated notable success in both scholarship and teaching.” A specialist in medieval drama, Theresa has been on the Maryland faculty since 1975. In accepting her recognition, she delivered a lecture titled “Medieval Women, Mary Magdalene, and Me.”


Jonathan Post (PhD) has edited and introduced The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht (Johns Hopkins University). Jonathan, who took courses with Hecht at Rochester and remained in contact with the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet until Hecht’s death in 2004, holds the title of Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA.


Mary Huth (MA) is coeditor, with Rochester City Historian Christine Ridarsky, of Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights (University of Rochester). Mary is the retired assistant director of Rush Rhees Library’s Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.


Sheryl Drobny Sawin (PhD) has been elected to the Moorestown (N.J.) Board of Education. Sheryl has three children and has taught literature and study skills at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and St. Joseph’s University, as well as at Rochester.


Yu-Hsiang (Bennett) Fu (MA), assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the National Taiwan University, has published Transgressive Transcripts: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Chinese Canadian Women’s Writing (Rodopi Press). . . . Scott Stevens (PhD) has been named the inaugural John and Linda Seiter Endowed Chair in Writing at the University of Redlands. Scott will direct the Writing across the Curriculum program at the university. Most recently, he was the director of composition at Western Washington University.


Sujeet Kumar (PhD) is cofounder of Envia Systems, a battery maker in Newark, Calif. The company is working with auto companies to commercialize a high-density rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which it developed in 2012.


Antonio Williams, director of the marking elements and integration laboratory at Xerox, has won the company’s 2013 Black Engineer of the Year award.


Kelly Evanovich McNelis (PhD) is a wellness coach in Pittsburgh and has founded New Leaf Wellness. She’s published an e-cookbook, 15-Minute Freezer Recipes: The Healthy Meal Solution for Busy Moms and Moms-to-Be, distributed through her company’s website. She adds: “I live in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with my husband, Andy, and two daughters, Cameran, 3, and Isla, 1.” . . . Emre Salman (PhD), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Stony Brook University, has published High Performance Integrated Circuit Design (McGraw-Hill). Eby Friedman, who is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Rochester, is coauthor.