The Search Committee
In addition to several members of the Board of Managers, the Committee includes representatives from our student, faculty and staff communities who were selected by the Board from among nominees chosen by each constituency. Given the superb qualifications of each nominee, that was not an easy task. However, having choices has made it possible to balance skills, perspectives and experience so that the members reflect the broad diversity and interests of the campus community. The committee also includes a representative from the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees and the Haverford College Alumni Association.
The committee is as follows:
Jonathan W. Evans '77, co-chair, specializes in international development, emergency relief, peace, and foreign policy work. He has worked and/or consulted for the American Friends Service Committee, Africare, Catholic Relief Services, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and The World Bank, among other organizations. He earned his M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is clerk of the Board of Trustees of Westtown School, and is active in Westtown (PA) Monthly Meeting and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Jon is clerk of the Corporation and a member of the Board of Managers of Haverford College.
Garry W. Jenkins '92, co-chair, is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He earned his M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, serving as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Prior to joining Ohio State, he was chief operating officer and general counsel of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. He is the Board Treasurer of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio. Garry served as president of the Haverford College Alumni Association from 2006-08 and was elected to the Board of Managers in 2010.
Cynthia A. Archer is Vice President, Marketing and Development, Sunoco, Inc. Prior to joining Sunoco, she was Senior Vice President, Operations for Williams-Sonoma Inc., in charge of their direct-to-customer business. She is a 1975 graduate of Bryn Mawr College and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Cynthia is vice chair of the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees.
Susan E. Bell '72 is the A. Myrick Freeman Professor of Social Sciences at Bowdoin College. She graduated from Haverford with a degree in philosophy, received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brandeis University, and was a post-doctoral research fellow in Sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School. She joined Bowdoin's Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 1983. Her specialty is the sociology of health and illness, in which she investigates the experience of illness, women's health, and the responses of US hospitals to an increasingly diverse immigrant patient population. For twelve years she served on the Board of Managers of Haverford College where she was chair of the Educational Affairs Committee. She is a member of Brunswick Friends Meeting.
Kim Benston is the Francis B. Gummere Professor of English at Haverford College. Interests include Early Modern Studies (especially the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; Donne; and Milton); African-American Literature and Cultural Studies; Race Theory; Performance Studies; Modern Drama; Philosophy and Literature; Poetics; Photographic History and Theory; and Critical Animal Studies. A 1974 graduate of Yale University where he also received his M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D, he has been director of Haverford's Hurford Humanities Center and a member of the Pulitzer Prize jury for Drama, and has received numerous fellowships and scholarly awards.
Seth P. Bernstein '84 is Managing Director and head of global fixed income and currency at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In this role, Seth oversees U.S. and international fixed income and currency investment activities, operations and product management. He is a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission of New York, a board member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's Asset Management Group, and a member of the Economics Club of New York. At Haverford, he majored in political science and economics.
Franklyn N. Cantor '12 is majoring in History of Art and minor in Political Science, both at Bryn Mawr College. He has served in a variety of student government positions, including Co-President of Students' Council, Co-Vice President, and Treasurer. His advocacy for the student voice continued on a number of College committees, such as the Committee on College Honors and the Committee on Admission. Since sophomore year, he has been involved in the first-year orientation process as a Customs Person, a Peer Awareness Facilitator, and this year, as Co-Head of Customs Week. He also works in the Admission Office as a tour guide, host, senior interviewer, and as the senior intern.
Gemma Donofrio '12 is a senior Political Science major with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. Over the summer, she worked as a policy intern for Children's HealthWatch as part of a self-designed internship sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship. During her internship, she prepared two policy papers exploring the impact of food insecurity on young children, and conducted interviews with low-income families in the Pediatric Emergency Department of Boston Medical Center regarding their children's health and overall access to resources. This year at Haverford, she is an Ambassador for Multicultural Awareness and the facilitator of the Body Image Discussion Group. In the past, she has been at Customs Person and a member of Customs Committee, as well as the founder and facilitator of 'Workshops on Class,' a student discussion series about socioeconomic status.
Bob Harper is Manager of Central Plant and HVAC Services at Haverford. He holds an associates degree in civil engineering and a B.A. in business, and has worked at Haverford since 1990. Bob oversees the operation of all heating and cooling systems throughout the campus; negotiates all electric and gas utility contracts for the College; and operates our computerized energy management system. His appointment to the Presidential Search Committee follows two terms as president of the Haverford College Staff Association, four terms on the Executive Committee and service on the Long Range Planning Committee under President Tom Kessinger in the early 1990s.
Shizhe Huang is the C. V. Starr Professor of Asian Studies and Associate Professor of Chinese and Linguistics at Haverford College. A 1984 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she earned her Master's and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked and published on quantification theory, modification theory, event semantics, indefinites and scope ambiguity in Chinese, Chinese dialects, and comparative syntax/semantics of Chinese and English. Recipient of the Lindback Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2004, she teaches courses in both Linguistics and Chinese, and serves as the Director of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Chinese Language Program, and Director of the Haverford College Linguistics Program. Between 2008-2010, she served on the Executive Committee of International Association of Chinese Linguistics.
Steven M. Jaharis '82 is a family practice physician in private practice at Winnetka Family Medicine in Winnetka, IL. He earned his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. In addition to serving on the Haverford College Board of Managers, he sits on the Board of Overseers of Tufts University School of Medicine and the board of the Jaharis Family Foundation.
Cathy Koshland '72 is the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning and Facilities, the Wood-Calvert Professor in Engineering, and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and of Energy and Resources at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research is at the intersection of energy, air pollution and environmental (human) health emphasizing mechanistic approaches as well as a systems perspective. She holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and earned a degree in fine arts from Haverford College. Cathy also serves as chair of the Haverford College Board of Managers.
Dana Shanler Ladden '84 is Special Counsel at MetLife Inc., where she specializes in corporate and securities law. She earned her J.D. from the Benjamin J. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Dana has been chair of Haverford's Annual Giving Executive Committee and served on the Board of Managers since 2002, where she is chair of the Audit Committee.
Peter Love is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Haverford College. He earned his M. Phys from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University and D. Phil in Theoretical Physics from Oxford University. He held postdoctoral positions at Queen Mary College London and Tufts University, and was Senior Applications Scientist at D-Wave Systems in Vancouver before joining Haverford in 2006. His research interests are in computational and mathematical physics and focus on the prospect of using future quantum mechanical computers for the efficient solution of problems in physics and chemistry. He received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching at Haverford in 2009, and received an NSF Career award in 2010. He is also the Haverford co-PI of an NSF Center for Chemical Innovation linking Haverford, Harvard, Georgia Tech, Purdue and USC.
Paul Jakov Smith is the John R. Coleman Professor of Social Sciences in Haverford's Department of History, and is also a founding member of the Bi-College Department of East Asian Studies. He offers courses on Chinese, East Asian, and world history, with a special focus on interactions between East Asia and the world at large from the tenth through the twentieth century. His scholarship is centered on the institutional, social and cultural history of mid-imperial China, spanning the Song (960-1279), Yuan (1271-1368), and Ming (1368-1644) dynasties. He is co-editor of The Cambridge History of China Vol 5, Part 1, and has written books and articles on state intervention in the Song economy, Chinese culture and society under Mongol rule, war and the northern frontier as a factor in political culture, and on the great 16th century novel Shuihu zhuan (Water Margin) as a window onto the military subculture of North China from the 10th century onwards. His current book project, under contract with Cambridge University Press, traces the politics of war in China from the tenth through the thirteenth century.
John R. Taylor '83 is the Managing Partner of Wellspring Advisors LLC, a private consulting firm that structures and administers strategic philanthropic programs that advance the realization of human rights and social and economic justice. He earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School. Before founding Wellspring, John was a litigator in private practice. He currently serves on the board of Human Rights Watch and served formerly on the governing boards of the Landmine Survivor Network, Planned Parenthood Foundation, and Equality Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct member of the Haverford College Board of Managers.
Theresa Tensuan '89 is newly appointed to Haverford College's Office of Multicultural Affairs, where she is Director and Dean. The OMA collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and alumni on initiatives that cultivate connections between the curriculum and programs that enhance and extend Haverford's intellectual and cultural diversity. She earned her PhD. in English from U.C. Berkeley and writes about the interrelations between contemporary culture and practices of social transformation. In the context of her work as an Assistant Professor of English, she was a coordinator of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Concentration; she is currently involved with the interfaith mentoring program Word and World which fosters emerging activists in peace-building movements.
Rick White '81 is Managing Partner of Minot Capital, LLC, a Boulder, Colorado-based investment firm providing global advisory services to institutional and family clients. While at Haverford, Rick majored in economics. He currently serves on the boards of the Robert H. N. Ho Foundation, Hemera Foundation, and the Wind River Trust Company. Formerly, he was vice chairman of the board of the Landmine Survivors Network, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to helping land-mine victims reclaim their lives. He is a member of Purchase Friends Meeting in Purchase, N.Y., and serves on the Corporation of Haverford College.
Sarah Willie-LeBreton '86 is Associate Professor of Sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Swarthmore College. Since joining Swarthmore's faculty in 1997, she has also served as associate provost and as coordinator of its Black Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and is an authority on social inequality, work and the professions, higher education and African American culture. Sarah is an adjunct member of the Haverford College Board of Managers and a former member of the Haverford Alumni Association Executive Committee. She is a member of Providence Friends Meeting in Media, PA and serves on the Corporation of Haverford College.
Howard W. Lutnick '83 is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., one of the world's leading financial services firms, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company serving the wholesale financial markets. While at Haverford, he majored in economics and is a member of the boards of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at Rockefeller University, Intrepid Museum Foundation, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum Foundation, and The Partnership for New York City. Howard is co-vice chair of the Haverford College Board of Managers.
Christopher K. Norton '80 is a retired Managing Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He majored in history at Haverford. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Loomis Chafee School, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Washington Center in D.C., and is founder and board member of The Magical Music for Life Foundation. Chris is co-vice chair of the Haverford College Board of Managers.