Travel-Learn Faculty Hosts
Born in Italy, Dr. Laura Baffoni Licata earned her first doctoral degree from the Universita’ degli Studi di Bologna (Italy) with a concentration in Foreign Languages and Literatures. She received her Ph.D. in Italian Literature from the University of Connecticut. She combines a background in Italian literature, culture, and history with an interest in travel. Dr. Baffoni Licata’s professional scholarship and research include several publications in the field of Italian Literature, with a concentration on 20th-Century Italian Poetry. Before joining the Tufts Faculty in 1985, she taught in the Italian School System, at Trinity College in Connecticut, and at Wheaton College. At Tufts, she teaches upper-level Italian Literature courses. Dr. Baffoni Licata is an experienced faculty host who accompanied alumni on tours of Northern Italian Lakes, the Veneto Region, Umbria, and Sicily.
Professor Baskins received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 and has been teaching Italian Renaissance Art History for 21 years. The recipient of prestigious awards and grants, she joined Tufts University as an Associate Professor in 1997. Previously, she taught at the University of Rochester, and at the College of the Holy Cross. She is the author of several scholarly articles, book chapters, and books, and the editor of two anthologies. In fall 2008 she co-curated an exhibition, "The Triumph of Marriage: Painted Cassoni of the Renaissance," for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Her area of specialization is 15th-century Italy and the relation of art to culture, politics, and gender. Professor Baskins’ current work examines representations of Ottoman Turks in Renaissance art. She has extensive familiarity with Italy, from Turin to Naples, and has traveled throughout Europe.
Born in Lima, Peru, Professor Belansky was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the U.S., and completed her higher education at Catholic University, earning a master’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Public Relations. She is an Adjunct Professor at Tufts and teaches Spanish language courses. While teaching at Tufts, she has also taught at a number of other institutions, including Simmons, MIT, and Bentley College. Professor Belansky’s interests include writing, oil painting, and drawing. Her travels have taken her to a number of destinations including Colombia, Egypt, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and Spain.
Jeffrey Berry received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins University. Professor Berry holds the John Richard Skuse Class of 1941 Chair in the Department of Political Science at Tufts. His many books include The New Liberalism and Lobbying and Policy Change. In 2004 Professor Berry was awarded the Leon D. Epstein Best Book Award by the American Political Science Association for his book, A Voice for Nonprofits. In 2006 he received the Tufts Distinguished Scholar Award. He has a strong interest in European politics and economics and in the development of the European Union (EU).
Katrina Burgess is an Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She authored Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy and was co-editor with Abraham F. Lowenthal of The California-Mexico Connection. She has also published numerous book chapters and articles, including pieces in World Politics, South European Politics and Society, Comparative Political Studies, Politica y gobierno, International Studies Review, and Studies in Comparative International Development. Her current project addresses the impact of migration on local governance in new democracies, with particular attention to translocal public-private partnerships in the Mexican states of Michoacán and Zacatecas. She received a B.A. in political science from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University.
Developmental psychologist and educator, Kathleen Camara, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and former Chair of the Department of Education at Tufts. She received her doctorate from Stanford University in child development, and her Master of Arts degree in theater from Northwestern University. Her research and publications focus on family influences on children's development and on the role of the arts on children's development. She is the recipient of many awards and speaks internationally at education conferences. At Tufts she teaches courses in social development, children's musical development and learning, and the uses of drama and improvisation in teaching. She is the Principal Investigator and Director of the YouthBEAT Research and Evaluation Project, studying the impact of music participation on youth development. She has traveled extensively in France, lived in Ireland, and has been a regular visitor to Great Britain, Ireland, Denmark, and Italy.
Alessandra Campana grew up in Italy, received her PhD from Cornell University and came to Tufts after serving as Junior Research Fellow at New College, University of Oxford. At Tufts she has been teaching courses on music history and aesthetics, opera and staging practices, film and film music. She has published several studies on 18th- and 19th-century opera -- most recently an article on Puccini's “Manon Lescaut” and an essay on the theatricality of Mozart's “Don Giovanni”. She is an Associate Editor of the scholarly periodical “The Opera Quarterly” and she is currently completing a book on operatic spectatorship in Italy at the turn of the 20th century. Among her current research projects there is an article on music in late Fellini's films.
Senior Lecturer/Coordinator of the Italian Language Program at Tufts University, Patricia Di Silvio received an M.A. in Italian from Middlebury College, the Laurea in lingue e letterature straniere moderne from the Università di Firenze, an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Colorado, and her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina. She teaches all levels of Italian language at Tufts. Professor Di Silvio is a frequent contributor at the annual meetings of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, the American Association of Italian Studies, and the Northeast Modern Language Association. Her areas of specialization and interests are Italian language, linguistics, foreign language methodology, and Italian cinema.
Study Leader Dorothy Dudley, known to many Osher LLI study group members as Dot, earned her Master of Arts degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University. Her interest in the Victorian era determined her rather more intense focus on the life and work of Charles Dickens, whose novel Hard Times formed the basis of her master’s thesis. Dot has made many trips to the UK, not only to London for all things Dickensian, but also to the Midlands, the Lake District, the Cotswolds, Cornwall, Devon, and Kent. Several of these trips were walking tours that allowed time and opportunity for one-to-one contact and lots of local culture. A longtime member of the Dickens Fellowship, she attended the International Dickens Conference in London in 2002 and in Canterbury in 2005.
Associate Professor Kevin Dunn holds a B.A. from the University of Louisville, an M.A. from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Yale University. Previous to joining the Tufts faculty in 1995, he taught at Yale. In the summers, he has taught at the Bread Loaf School of English, Juneau Campus, where he was also on-site Director. He has published on a variety of topics in Renaissance poetry, prose and drama. Professor Dunn’s areas of specialization and interests are Renaissance literature and history, Shakespeare and drama, and the Bible as literature.
Born in Germany, raised in France, and educated in California, Professor Ellmore earned his Ph.D. in Botany at the University of California at Berkeley. His Tufts research combines basic and applied work in plant biology. His work on fluid flow rates in trees led to new injection methods for treating Dutch elm disease. His most recent work on water flow in trees may help predict the future of forests over the next 50–70 years. In addition to teaching biology courses, Professor Ellmore runs annual student research trips to Hummingbird Tropical Field Station near Great Exuma, Bahamas; directs the Environmental Studies Program; teaches Alpine Botany in Talloires, France; and advises the Tufts Wilderness Orientation program.
Ioannis D. Evrigenis is Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, with a secondary appointment in Classics. He received his PhD in Political Science from Harvard University in 2005, and his dissertation was awarded the Herrnstein Prize. He is co-editor of J.G. Herder's Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings, and the author of Fear of Enemies and Collective Action, which received the Delba Winthrop Award for Excellence in Political Science. He has received fellowships and grants from Princeton University's Center for Human Values, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
A faculty lecturer on alumni journeys, Professor Fyler has taught in the Department of English at Tufts since 1971. He also served as the Chair of English, and Acting Chair of Romance Languages. With a degree from Dartmouth and a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley, Professor Fyler has held multiple fellowships, including those from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Huntington Library. His areas of expertise are Chaucer and medieval literature, the Latin classics, and Renaissance literature. He has published numerous works in these areas. He has traveled extensively in Western Europe, lived in Provence, and has done a great deal of work with Latin and Old English.
Professor Gardulski has acted as the faculty host on previous Travel-Learn trips including Antarctica and Great Journey through Europe. She is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Geology at Tufts. She earned a B.S. at Michigan State University, an M.S. at the University of Arizona, and Ph.D. at Syracuse University. She has been on the Tufts faculty since 1987, where she teaches oceanography, structural geology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy. Her research interests are focused on Triassic strata and environments in the southwestern U.S. She has traveled to Australia, New Zealand, and England for geologic field trips, and to the Four Corners area of the U.S., including Navajo Nation land.
Born in Moscow, Tatyana Gassel-Vozlinskaya graduated from Moscow State University with an M.A. in Journalism and worked in various Russian newspapers as well as radio. In 1980, she and her family emigrated to the U.S. She joined the faculty of Tufts University in 1986 and has taught Russian language and special courses on politics, business, media, social, and cultural issues in Russia and the former Soviet Union. She graduated from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with an M.A. in Soviet Studies in 1988. In addition to frequent trips to Russia and the Ukraine, her travels have taken her to Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, and the Balkans as well as across the United States.
Professor Genster received her Ph.D. in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley, where she wrote her thesis on 18th-century literature with a concentration on the novel. She has published articles on Shakespeare’s Othello and Richardson’s Clarissa, and her teaching fields include Shakespeare, Romantic and Victorian literature, Epic, Jane Austen, the Novel, and Contemporary Fiction. She is interested in literature, European art history, gardens and garden history, textiles, and Shakespeare. She has visited England frequently and traveled to Scotland, France, Florence, Amsterdam, Brussels, St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Montreal.
Annie P. Geoghegan
Born in France, Annie Geoghegan came to the United States as an American Field Service student. She holds a master’s degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a French Licence and Maîtrise in English and American literature. Professor Geoghegan teaches in the Department of Romance Languages at Tufts, and has also taught at Talloires. She has traveled extensively around the world and spent time in more than 20 countries in South, Central, East, and Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Europe. She has an interest in international affairs and a passion for history, art and architecture. Wanderlust has taken her to such varied locations as Uzbekistan, China, Japan, Sumatra, Mexico, Peru, and Madagascar.
Dean of Undergraduate Education James M. Glaser received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991, the year he came to the Tufts faculty. He was appointed Dean in 2003. Glaser’s scholarship addresses issues of American electoral politics and political behavior. He is the author of Race, Campaign Politics, and the Realignment in the South and The Hand of the Past in Contemporary Southern Politics (both published by Yale University Press), as well as articles in the premiere periodicals of the discipline. He often compares our political system to the political systems of other western countries. Such comparisons, he argues, highlight the distinctiveness of our political culture and illustrate democracy in all of its variety. Dean Glaser served as a faculty host on several Tufts Travel-Learn Trips.
Affiliated with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Eulogio Guzmán holds a Ph.D. in Art History and an M.A. from the University of California, as well as a B.Arch. from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. His courses focus on the visual culture of Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and Modern Latin America, and the important role art plays in societies. Accordingly, he has a deep interest in cave art in both the Old and New World. He has traveled extensively throughout the American and European continents. Dr. Guzmán is currently completing a manuscript for a book that investigates the ways the Aztec used art and architecture to advance the socio-political interest of their multi-ethnic state.
Evan Haefeli was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1992. He completed his PhD at Princeton University in 2000, where he then taught for two years. He has been teaching at tufts since 2002. He has lived and studied in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, England, France, Canada, Spain, and Ecuador. With Kevin Sweeney of Amherst College, he is the author of Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield.
Professor Haltom received her M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College. She has completed residence and study in Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain, and traveled extensively throughout Latin America. She has taught Spanish at Tufts for many years, and specializes in developing Spanish conversational skills and cultural awareness. She worked previously at Harvard’s Latin American Scholarship Program advising graduate students. She has also served as writer/editorial consultant for Harvard’s Informativo. She is especially interested in contemporary Latin American literature and film, and has traveled frequently to Mexico.
Dr. Hasselblatt grew up in Germany and Ethiopia. He began his higher education in Berlin and received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1989. His areas of specialization and interest are dynamical systems ("chaos theory") and classical music. He has published extensively, and his travels as variously a lecturer, researcher, performer and tourist have taken him to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East as well as throughout Europe and the Americas.
Marcie Hershman is the author of the novels Tales of the Master Race and Safe in America, and the memoir, Speak to Me: Grief, Love and What Endures. Her essays and reviews have appeared widely: The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, Poets & Writers, The Women’s Review of Books , in anthologies, and on NPR. Awards include those from the Bunting Institute/Harvard University, the L.L.Winship/Boston Globe Foundation, the St. Botolph Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, the McDowell Colony, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. A Lecturer in Creative Writing at Tufts University, she is also on the summer faculty of the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Mass. She has served as the Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University, on the Executive Board of PEN/New England, and as a judge for literary grant competitions on the state and national levels.
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Professor Vida Johnson came to the U.S. with her family. She received her B.A. in Russian History and Literature from Radcliffe and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard. Professor Johnson currently serves as Director of the Russian Program. She has taught Russian language, literature and film for many years. Currently the focus of her research is post-Soviet, post-colonial, Central Asian, and world cinema. A seasoned travel veteran, she is a faculty host for the Tufts Travel-Learn Program and has lectured on cruises in Russia, the Mediterranean, and visited Africa, India, and East Asia.
Born and raised in Kagoshima, Japan, Ikumi Kaminishi moved to the United States in 1980. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and is now Associate Professor in Art History at Tufts and Coordinator of the Asian Studies Program. She teaches history of Asian arts, as well as the cultural interactions between East and West. Her recent book on Japanese Buddhists’ propagandistic use of paintings for popularizing Buddhism earned critical acclaim. She travels widely in Japan and Europe. Her areas of interest include: Buddhist art, Japanese art and architecture, Chinese art and architecture, early Indian art, early Hindu art, East Asian landscape art, tea ceremony, Zen Buddhism, Japanese anime, and Japanese performing arts.
Born in Germany, Dr. Joerg Mayer earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Budapest/Hungary. He came to the U.S. for an internship in Zoological Medicine and Surgery at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. He earned his Master of Science degree in Wild Animal Health at the Royal Veterinary College in London. The master’s project brought him to the Tufts Wildlife Clinic. Dr. Mayer became the Director and Head of the Clinical Service for Exotic Animals and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Population Health. He lectures at large national and international conferences on all aspects of exotic animal medicine and is on the editorial board of many peer-reviewed journals. He is a highly experienced photographer.
After earning her P.H.D. in Geology from Brown University, Professor McCanta conducted research at NASA’s Lunar and Planetary Institute. In addition to volcanology, and geochemistry, Professor McCanta’s current study includes planetary geology. In order to evaluate rocks from planets throughout the solar system, she employs experimental techniques to simulate the high temperature and pressure under which these rocks may have formed. Professor McCanta’s terrestrial explorations include trips to Central and South America as well as Europe.
Professor of History, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe has held the Darakjian Jafarian Chair in Armenian History at Tufts University since 1998. She previously taught at Columbia University and at the University of Chicago and Bennington College. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a D.E.A. from the Sorbonne, Paris, France. She is the author of several books and numerous articles on the histories of Armenia, Iran, and France. Her latest book is entitled: Orientalism in Early Modern France Eurasian Trade, Exoticism, and the Ancien Régime, Oxford, 2008. Her research is on the Armenian silk trade, Eurasian trade, Diaspora studies, historiography, and cross-cultural world history. She is also a specialist of the Safavid period (1501-1722) in Iran. She is a faculty host for the Armenia and Georgia trip.
Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts & Sciences and Professor of Art History, Andrew McClellan joined the Tufts faculty in 1986 after earning his B.A. from University College, London, and his Ph.D. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, also in London. McClellan’s field of expertise as an art historian is 17th–19th century European art and the history of collecting and museums. He has authored several books. As a member of the Tufts faculty he has been a frequent contributor to the Talloires program near Annecy and has traveled widely in Europe. He has visited Italy many times and is a seasoned faculty host, having accompanied alumni on a number of Tufts Travel-Learn programs.
Kerri Lee Conditto Miller
Kerri Conditto Miller has been a Lecturer of French at Tufts University since 1999 and is the co-creator/director of the Department’s French Film Series. Her avid interest in contemporary French culture has led her to author language, culture, and film texts including Cinéphile, an Intermediate French language and culture textbook, and a complementary workbook series. Before settling in Boston, Kerri lived in Paris where she taught English at the Ecole Nationale de Commerce. She received a B.A. in French and Dance, and a M.A. in French from the University of North Texas. Her other interests include dance, art, and music, and traveling, learning about diverse cultures, and sharing her experiences with others.
Colin Orians received his Ph.D. at Penn State University. He is a plant ecologist whose research focuses on plant responses to environmental stress and heterogeneity. His research on how plants defend themselves against their enemies is internationally recognized. He is also a leader of the Tufts Green Roof Collaborative. He was a recipient of the Bullard Fellowship from Harvard University and is chair-elect of the Plant Herbivore Interactions Gordon Research Conference.
Lecturer in Italian, Elena Paolini has taught at Tufts University since 1996. She received an M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University in 1993 and a B.A. magna cum laude in Italian Studies from Brown University in 1991. During her time at Brown, she spent a year studying at the University of Bologna in Italy. She has won numerous awards for her excellent teaching. She is fluent in Italian and Spanish and has a good knowledge of German and French. She is passionate about travel and has explored Europe extensively. Her research primarily focuses on literature, folklore, and local traditions, and she has a particular fondness for discovering culinary specialties.
Lynne Pepall is a Professor of Economics at Tufts University and is currently Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Professor Pepall received her PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, England and has authored papers in microeconomics and industrial organization, appearing in many of the most well-known Economics Academic Journals. With George Norman and Dan Richards she is the co-author of the leading textbook Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications, now in its fourth edition, and also of Contemporary Industrial Organization: A Quantitative Approach.
Mark Pokras received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his D.V.M. from Tufts University. Currently he is a faculty member and the former Director of both the Wildlife Clinic, and Center for Conservation Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts. Research areas include functional and surgical anatomy of birds and reptiles (including imaging techniques); environmental pathology (including toxicology) of wildlife species; captive management of aquatic reptiles, birds, and mammals; allometric scaling as a tool for understanding comparative clinical medicine; and development of minimally invasive field techniques for wildlife health studies. His hobbies include birding, kayaking, outdoor activities, and folk music.
Professor of Economics and Food Policy and Director of the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program, Bea Rogers has been on the faculty at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy since 1982. She holds a Ph.D. from the Heller School at Brandeis, where she studied economics and health policy. Her undergraduate degree is from Radcliffe College. Her research on food aid programs, food price policy, household food security, and the means by which food and other resources are distributed within households has taken her to Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Her courses include survey research design and economics of food policy, and she has taught U.S. food and nutrition policy. Her personal interests include dance, reading poetry, and looking at art. She enjoys hiking and swimming.
Full time Coach (golf and basketball) and Lecturer in the Athletic Department at Tufts University, Bob Sheldon is also President of the NEIGA (New England Intercollegiate Golf Association). He holds an undergraduate degree in physical education from St. Lawrence University, and an M.Ed. in educational administration from Fordham University. In addition to his more than 20 years of coaching and teaching at Tufts, Bob also taught in Morocco. In the summer, Bob runs a conference center near Lake Placid, N.Y., for St. Lawrence University.
Born in Hungary, raised in Switzerland and the United States, Emese Soos combines an extensive background in literature, culture, and history with a lifelong enthusiasm for travel. She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining the Tufts faculty in 1982 she taught at Holy Cross College, Wellesley, and Harvard Divinity School. Director of French language instruction at Tufts, she also teaches courses on masterpieces of French literature and on the arts in Paris during the Belle Époque, 1880-1914. Recently the French government recognized her contribution to French culture by naming her an Officer of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Among Dr. Soos’ other interests are fine arts, classical music, mythology, and archetypal literary criticism.
Constance Toth-Berindei received a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Italian literature from the University of Minnesota. She studied in Italy at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia and in Siena. She lived and worked in Rome and studied in both Tuscany (Siena) and Umbria (Perugia), and has traveled extensively throughout the region. She has been teaching Italian at Tufts for 20 years. She has also taught at Harvard, Boston College, and Brandeis. Professor Berindei is an avid reader with an interest in literature, art history, history, mythology, folklore, and foreign cultures. She enjoys classical music, the theatre, museums, film, the outdoors, and travel.
Assistant Athletics Director for Operations, Facilities & Game Management Tim Troville joined the Tufts University Department of Athletics in August 2008. Prior to Tufts, Tim was the Assistant Athletics Director at Indiana State University. His golf experience earned him the sport supervisor role for the women's golf team from 2006-2008. The golf team began intercollegiate play in 2006. With the golf coach reporting to him, Tim’s leadership assisted in the program's rise to prominence in the Midwest region and in the Missouri Valley Conference. Tim received a B.S. in Communication Studies and launched his athletic career at Northeastern University as Assistant Baseball Coach and Assistant Director of Operations. In his undergraduate years, Tim was a Division I baseball player at Northeastern.
In 2000, Flo Tseng joined the faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts where she is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Wildlife Clinic. She received her B.S. from Oberlin College and graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University with her D.V.M. degree. She completed an internship in wildlife medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. She was the staff veterinarian at two large wildlife rehabilitation centers where she became involved in oiled wildlife response and developed expertise in seabird medicine and rehabilitation. She has published articles in numerous wildlife journals. She has traveled to Costa Rica, Ecuador, China, South Africa, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.
Van Toi Vo
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Professor Van Toi Vo earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland) in Micro Engineering. He was a visiting scientist in the Laboratory of Medical Physics at Amsterdam University (Holland) and a post-doc at MIT in the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology program. Currently he is with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Tufts. He also founded and has directed the Biomedical Engineering Program. He developed educational activities with several universities in Vietnam. His research areas include human vision and ophthalmology, and applications of information technology in health care.
Judith Wechsler is the National Endowment for the Humanities Professor in the Department of Art and Art History. Her field is 19th century French art and she has written a number of books, including books on Cezanne and Daumier. Professor Wechsler has also written and directed 22 films on art, including one on drawing for the Louvre Museum, and one in conjunction with the Daumier exhibition for the Organization of French National Museums and a film with the Comedie Francaise on the 19th century French actress Rachel. She is the recipient of many awards including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities CINE Golden Eagle Awards for documentary films. The French government awarded her the decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Donald Wertlieb, Ph.D., is Professor and former Chairman of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, and former Director, Tufts University Center for Children. He serves on the Community Health Policy Board and the University College of Citizenship and Public Service Advisory Board at Tufts. He was the founding director of the Center for Applied Child Development (CACD) partnering with scores of schools and human service agencies in the New England region in school reform initiatives. Dr. Wertlieb's undergraduate education and first master’s degrees are from Tufts. He is also a graduate of the Clinical and Community Psychology Program at Boston University. Prior to joining the Tufts faculty, he served on the faculty of the Judge Baker Guidance Center.