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Photo credit: Stuart Goldenberg, Penn GSE








Principal Nimet Eren, GED’09, GRD’20, in her office at Kensington Health Sciences Academy.



Dean Pam Grossman has guided Penn GSE through a capital campaign, a global pandemic, a historic building expansion, and unprecedented growth with ambition and compassion.
Samara Cohen, C’93, W’93, is inspired to support others on a journey of lifelong learning.
Katharine O. Strunk will be Penn GSE’s next leader.
Penn GSE alumni work in film, finance, communications, and classrooms to fight climate change.
A Q&A with Assistant Professor Damani White-Lewis about his research exploring why university faculty still lack racial diversity.






Incorporating ChatGPT into the classroom.

Letter from the Dean

Photo credit: Krista Patton Photography

Dear Alumni and Friends,

It feels surreal to be here, at the end of a journey that started almost nine years ago when my husband and I sat at our kitchen counter in Palo Alto, California, listening to Mark Knopfler’s “Sailing to Philadelphia,” as we pressed send on our emails to accept our respective positions at Penn: his in the Office of General Counsel and mine as dean of the Graduate School of Education.

With that keystroke, everything changed. I went from suburban to urban, West Coast to East Coast, professor to administrator. But there was something about the potential of Penn GSE to become the kind of professional school I believed in that drew me here. And I’m so glad we made that leap. I’ve found wonderful colleagues at both Penn GSE and the University, inspiring students and alumni, an incredible board, and a new city that I loved learning about and exploring.

As a lifelong educator—I began as a teaching assistant when I was 16 and haven’t left the classroom since—I was worried that I would miss teaching when I became dean. Little did I know that I would find similar joy and satisfaction from working with our community to build a stronger Penn GSE. Together, we’ve expanded the work of the School, both in Philadelphia and across the world. We’ve created a more cohesive community, and transformed our physical footprint by building a building that matches our grand ambitions.


Faculty Bookshelf

Faculty books
Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy
By Sigal R. Ben-Porath
Published January 2023
University of Chicago Press
Studying Language in Interaction: A Practical Research Guide to Communicative Repertoire and
Sociolinguistic Diversity
By Betsy Rymes
Published October 2022
Faculty books
Research Methods for Understanding Child Second Language Development
By Yuko Goto Butler and Becky H. Huang
Published September 2022
Leadership Mindsets for Adaptive Change: The Flux 5
By Sharon Ravitch and Liza Herzog, foreword by Raghu Krishnamoorthy
Published August 2023

Faculty Awards & Honors

Sade Bonilla received two grants. A $360,537 award from Arnold Ventures supports her and Columbia University Teachers College’s Veronica Minaya-Lazarte’s randomized controlled trial to evaluate a cost-of-living grant for low-income community college students. A $2,299,746 award from the Institute of Education Sciences—shared with co-PIs Nicole Edgecombe, Maria Cormier, and Catherine Finnegan from Columbia University—funds a project examining the Virginia Community College System’s central pandemic workforce recovery strategy. \ The Heising-Simons Foundation awarded Caroline Brayer Ebby and her co-PI Karina G. Diaz $399,854 for a mixed-methods study examining the efficacy of aligned formative assessment and professional learning on preK–3 teacher and student outcomes in a network of public elementary schools in Philadelphia.

News Briefs

McGraw Center Welcomes Inaugural Leader

Cheryl Logan, GRD’17 in white cardigan
Photo: Courtesy of Cheryl Logan
Cheryl Logan, GRD’17, is returning to Penn GSE, where she will oversee the launch of the new McGraw Center for Educational Leadership as its first executive director. A former chief academic officer at the School District of Philadelphia, Logan was most recently the superintendent of Omaha Public Schools, where she led the district through a groundbreaking COVID-19 testing pilot study with the University of Nebraska Medical Center that enabled Omaha to be one of the first large, urban school districts in the nation to return to in-person learning in 2020. That leadership was one of the defining factors cited when she won the McGraw Prize for K–12 Education in 2022.

Two New Grads Awarded Early Career Honors

Two recent graduates of the Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR) program received significant teaching awards as early career teachers.
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Sabrina de Brito, C’21, GED’23, works as an upper school humanities teacher at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was recently awarded the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching for the 2022–2023 school year, a prize whose winners represent less than two percent of all teachers in public and private schools in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. She was also recently selected for a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Thailand, which begins this summer after her current fellowship ends.

“Receiving the Fulbright news was so surreal, I still can’t believe that it’s actually happening,” she said. “I feel incredibly grateful for the immense support that I’ve received both at St. Anne’s-Belfield School and through the ISTR program at Penn. I really am so very lucky.”

\Policy Corner\

Policy Corner

Penn GSE experts on the educational headlines of the moment
by Rebecca Raber

The Headline

Commonwealth Court Rules Pennsylvania’s School Funding System Unconstitutional

The Story

A lawsuit was filed in 2014 by six school districts, four parents and their children, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, and the NAACP-Pennsylvania State Conference claiming that the state wasn’t investing enough in its public education system, particularly in its lower-wealth districts, and, therefore, was not meeting its constitutional duty.

This past February, Commonwealth Court Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer agreed, ruling that the petitioners had demonstrated “manifest deficiencies between low-wealth districts . . . and their more affluent counterparts.” To comply with its state constitution, she said, Pennsylvania must ensure “that every student receives a meaningful opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and civically, which requires that all students have access to a comprehensive, effective, and contemporary system of public education.”

That currently is not happening because Pennsylvania public schools only receive about a third of their funding from the Commonwealth, while the majority of a district’s funding comes from local property taxes. This creates fundamental inequality based on the wealth of a local community.

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New Support for Early Childhood Education

A $5 million gift from the Suzanne McGraw Foundation will
create a new graduate concentration in early childhood
education and scholarships for students who pursue it.
A $5 million gift from the
Suzanne McGraw Foundation will
create a new graduate concentration
in early childhood education and
scholarships for students who pursue it.

he Suzanne McGraw Foundation has made a $5 million commitment, one of the largest ever to the School, to build on Penn GSE’s strengths in early childhood education and family studies. The funding will support student scholarships, a cross-university graduate concentration, and cross-disciplinary programming aimed at cultivating a new generation of highly skilled educators, leaders, researchers, and policymakers who are optimally positioned to serve our youngest children and those who care for them.

Suzanne McGraw, outside of Penn GSE's Walnut Street entrance.<br />
Photo credit: Krista Patton for Penn GSE
Pictured: Suzanne McGraw, outside of Penn GSE’s Walnut Street entrance.
Photo credit: Krista Patton for Penn GSE
“Suzanne McGraw’s unwavering commitment to education is an inspiration,” said Penn President Liz Magill. “This important gift will allow our students to become early childhood educators without the burden of overwhelming debt and will capitalize on Penn’s interdisciplinary strengths to enhance early childhood development and management. We are most grateful for Suzanne’s generosity and her dedication to GSE’s mission.”


Our Alums in Their Spaces

Nimet Eren, GED’09, GRD’20

Principal, Kensington Health Sciences Academy

Nimet Eren is the award-winning principal at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, a Philadelphia community school with career programs focused on the medical field. (Students can major in health-related technology, dental assisting, sports medicine, or global leadership.)

“The most important lesson I learned at GSE is that school should be the model democracy, the model community,” Eren said, thinking back on her time at Penn GSE, where she earned her master’s in urban education and doctorate in educational leadership. “I think here at Kensington Health, we try very hard to develop a school that puts its constituents first, gives our students a voice, and teaches them that they have the ability to shape the community they live in and the world we hope to achieve one day.”

Located in North Philadelphia’s East Kensington neighborhood, the school is housed in a small, 25-year-old building. Eren often shares her office with anyone who needs the space—from teachers holding meetings to students eating lunch. “Even though I have a lot of my things here, this is everybody’s space,” she said.

The office’s closet is filled with books and props from her years as a high school English teacher at nearby Olney High School—including the pool noodles her students used to act out Shakespearean sword fights. The minifridge is stocked with red cans of Coke. And the shelves are full of photos and mementos of her students and community. She shared a few with us.


A View from Campus

woman excited to be receiving her degree


On May 13, Penn GSE celebrated roughly 730 master’s and doctoral students with their families at Commencement. “It is up to all of us, including those of you graduating today in your roles as educational leaders, to help address the complex challenges facing public education in this country,” said Dean Grossman in her remarks.


This year’s Commencement speaker was Emmy-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning writer, actor, executive producer, and creator of the hit sitcom Abbott Elementary, Quinta Brunson, a West Philadelphia native. She spoke about the importance of teachers, including one of her own, who, she said, “gave me a future.” “We need you, and even though it may not always feel like it, you have the most important job in the world,” she told the graduating educators. “Yes, even more important than doctors. Sorry, doctors, you save lives . . . but somebody had to teach you. So by the transitive property, teachers win!”
Photo credit: Joe McFetridge for Penn GSE
This year’s Commencement speaker was Emmy-, SAG Award-, and Golden Globe-winning writer, actor, executive producer, and creator of the hit sitcom Abbott Elementary, Quinta Brunson, a West Philadelphia native
Dean Grossman (center) presented Education Alumni Awards to (from left): Qian (Sylvia) He, GED’20; Noah D. Drezner, GED’04, GR’08; Lourdes M. DelRosso, GED’16; Joy Anderson Davis, C’96, GRD’17; Felecia E. Commodore, GR’15; Daniel Rice, GED’20


This year’s Celebration of Educators, Penn GSE’s annual event honoring the impact of its outstanding alumni, included a ceremony at which Dean Grossman (center) presented Education Alumni Awards to (from left): Qian (Sylvia) He, GED’20; Noah D. Drezner, GED’04, GR’08; Lourdes M. DelRosso, GED’16; Joy Anderson Davis, C’96, GRD’17; Felecia E. Commodore, GR’15; Daniel Rice, GED’20; and Lawrence Ward, GRD’11 (not pictured). Learn more about these and other awards presented to honorees: penng.se/coe23program.
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A Legacy of Leadership

Dean Pam Grossman has guided Penn GSE through a capital campaign, a global pandemic, a historic building expansion, and unprecedented growth with ambition and compassion.
by Rebecca Raber
Photo credit: Stuart Goldenberg for Penn GSE

ine years ago, on September 19, 2014, the Penn GSE community came together to celebrate the School’s Centennial, reflecting on how far it had come from its initial 97 students, three faculty members, and nine courses. The kickoff for what would be a yearlong 100th birthday party featured the requisite cake, balloons, and music. But it also included one very important attendee: Pam Grossman, a scholar of teacher education from Stanford University’s School of Education who was soon to become Penn GSE’s newest dean.

Grossman, who began her career as a high school English teacher, had never planned to be a dean—in fact, she had previously turned down other offers so she could continue teaching and advising doctoral students at Stanford. But she felt a pull to lead Penn GSE, compelled by its unique partnerships with the School District of Philadelphia and the potential to make a real, tangible impact.

“It was a big leap for us, particularly because I’m from the Bay Area and had never spent time in Philadelphia, so there was a lot of learning to be done,” Dean Grossman said. “But if you care about urban education, which I do, it really helps to be in a city.”


In Their Own Words

The Grossman Legacy

In Their Own Words: The Grossman Legacy
“Dean Grossman has been invested in thinking carefully about issues of culture, community, and climate at GSE. I believe that that will continue to be important for the School and its next dean as they build upon Grossman’s efforts”

John L. Jackson Jr.

Dean, Annenberg School of Communications
Incoming University Provost
“Pam is a giant in her field. She’s not only a dean of a graduate school of education, she’s also, hands down, one of the leading scholars of teacher education in not just the United States but the world. … It’s probably not an accident that her research has informed her leadership. We are all people who are preparing and supporting educators, and she is leading us in figuring out how we are going to do that work. And she knows a lot about it because it is actually the center of her research.”

Associate Professor
Sarah Schneider Kavanagh

“Pam really helped to nurture the environment where I was able to discover my life’s work.”

Wendy McCulley, WG’91, GED’16
Alumni Leadership Board Member

“Pam really helped to nurture the environment where I was able to discover my life’s work.”

Wendy McCulley, WG’91, GED’16
Alumni Leadership Board Member

In Their Own Words: The Grossman Legacy

Faces of Philanthropy

Faces of Philanthropy

Samara Cohen, C’93, W’93

by Rebecca Raber

Following a mantra of “progress and purpose,” Penn GSE’s newest board member is inspired to support others on a journey of lifelong learning.

Portrait of Samara Cohen

eachers have shaped Samara Cohen’s life in profound ways. Educators run in her family: both her sister and aunt are teachers. An “incredible” high school calculus teacher nurtured her love of math. And a Tufts economics professor introduced her to the discipline that put her on her path to a career in finance.

“I think a constant thread in my life has been the transformative power of great teachers,” said Cohen, who transferred to Penn her sophomore year and graduated with a dual degree in theater and economics from the College and Wharton. “When students ask me what they should study in college, I always tell them to find the best teachers first.”

Progress and purpose—and leadership

That’s why Cohen, a senior managing director at BlackRock, wanted to join Penn GSE’s board of advisors, which she did earlier this year—to offer her leadership expertise in service of a School that educates the next generation of educators.

“I hope to be a part of progressing the mission of GSE,” she said. “Progress and purpose are my dual mantras, and GSE very much has a story of creating a culture [of both].”


Katharine O. Strunk
Named Dean of Penn’s Graduate School of Education

Portrait of Katherine O. Strunk wearing black blazer and white shirt, with bushes and plants behind.
Photo credit: Eric Sucar, University Communications

enn GSE will welcome Katharine O. Strunk as its new dean on July 1, 2023. Strunk, an award-winning mixed methods scholar, holds the Clifford E. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Education at Michigan State University, where she is a professor of education policy and economics. She is the inaugural director of Michigan State’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC), the strategic research partner to the Michigan Department of Education. She is an expert on teacher labor markets, school and district improvement and accountability policies, and efforts to boost student achievement.

“Katharine Strunk’s career has been built around the concept of ‘research with consequence.’” said President Liz Magill. “She has a long and distinguished track record and an exciting vision for the role of educators and education schools in research universities and society. Her mission-driven leadership is an ideal match for Penn’s Graduate School of Education. Penn, GSE, and Philadelphia are extremely fortunate to have her.”

Strunk is the past president of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). Prior to joining Michigan State, she served from 2009 to 2017 on the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education and Sol Price School of Public Policy. She began her career at the University of California at Davis School of Education from 2007 to 2009.


Educating for a Sustainable Future

By Lini S. Kadaba
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apple with world map on it
Penn GSE alumni work in film, finance, communications, and classrooms to fight climate change—a fight that becomes more urgent as earth heads toward a critical threshold for global warming within the next decade.

s part of her master’s in higher education studies at Penn GSE, Thammika Songkaeo, GED’14, researched why—or if—faculty get siloed in how they teach about sustainability. Her findings? What gets results in academia may not be what gets solutions in “the real world.”

“The professors said, ‘You only get tenure if you specialize,’” said the Singapore resident of her independent research conducted with Penn GSE Professor and Board of Advisors Chair of Education Matt Hartley.

“That answer made me realize how deep-rooted a lot of the hurdles were,” Songkaeo said. “It gave me that sense of rebellion. If this is the system, whatever I do in the future is going to make sure it cracks down on silos.”

Goal accomplished. Songkaeo is founder and director of the production company Two Glasses, which she started in 2021 to tackle climate change in broad, multidisciplinary ways. At its heart is education—a “critical agent,” as the United Nations noted at last year’s Transforming Education Summit, to sway attitudes, change behaviors, and help the public make more informed decisions.

\Q & A\

Studying the Academy

from Within

By Rebecca Raber
Assistant Professor Damani White-Lewis’ research investigates why university faculty still lack racial diversity and seeks pathways towards equity in higher education.

amani White-Lewis, who joined the Penn GSE faculty last summer, studies racial inequality in academic careers. He focuses his research on higher education, examining hiring, retention, and tenure for faculty of color and asking questions about why the sector, which claims to want racial diversity in its professoriate, has been so slow to change.

His dissertation, “The Facade of Fit and Preponderance of Power in Faculty Search Processes: Facilitators and Inhibitors of Diversity,” was showered with honors from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, the American Educational Research Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education.

His current research includes a National Science Foundation–supported study on how tenure reviewers weigh candidates’ diversity, equity, and inclusion work, as well as a series of studies that uses data from Harvard’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education to interrogate trends in faculty retention.

Photo credit: Stuart Goldenberg for Penn GSE

Alumni Notes

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    At Penn, all alumni have an affiliation, or series of letters and numbers, following their name to indicate their degree, school, and year of graduation. A master’s degree from Penn GSE is represented as GED and an education doctorate as GRD. A philosophy doctorate from any school at Penn is represented as GR. An undergraduate degree offered by the School of Education until 1961 is represented as ED. The two numbers following the letters represent the year in which that degree was completed.

  • John McArdle, G’97, GED’98, GRD’14, associate professor at Salem State University, was awarded a Fulbright grant to go to Kosovo in October, where he assessed academic programs and developed recommendations for program accreditation at University Isa Boletini in Mitrovica.
  • Shawn McCaney, GED’97, executive director at the William Penn Foundation, was invited to give this spring’s commencement address at the Temple University College of Liberal Arts.
  • Lisa Morenoff, GED’98, is in her second year as a special education case manager for the lower school at Capital City Public Charter School. She develops high-quality IEPs for students in preK–fourth grade and helps train special education teachers who work directly with students.
  • Christine Kerlin Nasserghodsi, GED’97, is the founder of education consulting firm Verdant. She has been asked to serve as the division director for education improvement overseeing school improvement across 250-plus charter and private K–12 and early childhood institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Denise Raimondo, CGS’92, GED’94, is a consulting partner at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, working in global medical affairs for oncology.
  • John Roche, D’92, GED’92, writes: “Always grateful for the opportunity to achieve my master’s at Penn GSE while earning my dental degree. It has been a source of pride and motivation to give back to the academic side of orthodontics.”
  • Susan O’Malley Stephan, GED’97, teaches AP Spanish and serves as the world language department chair at Oxford Academy, a public school for grades 7–12 in Anaheim Union High School District. This past year, she served as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) chair, guiding the faculty and staff in the self-study accreditation process. She co-authored the ethnic studies course, “Spanish III Latinx Studies,” which will be offered at her school next year. She serves as an advisor to the school’s international club, mentor for the school’s robotics team, and coach for the junior high track team.
  • Laura Zaharakis, GED’92, has been a school counselor in the Allentown School District for almost 20 years, working to create a data-driven program. She led the school to earn the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation in 2020. She and her husband created SCUTA, the widely used and comprehensive School Counselor Use of Time Analysis tool. She is earning a Pennsylvania Department of Education certificate in supervision of school guidance services through Millersville University.
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    Antoinette Brown, GED’05, started a new position as assistant dean of administration and strategic initiatives for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in February.

  • Theodore Burnes, GED’01, a professor at the University of Southern California, recently published Essential Clinical Care for Sex Workers: A Sex-Positive Handbook for Mental Health Practitioners (North Atlantic Press).
  • Toni Gordon, GED’10, transitioned from diversity, equity, and inclusion work into advancement. She is now assistant director of alumni engagement at Bowling Green State University, cultivating relationships with alumni and other constituents.
  • Aman Goyal, GED’13, LPS’20, was recently promoted to director for alumni relations and Penn traditions in the Development and Alumni Relations division at the University, supporting the experience of recent graduates.
  • Deanna Handy, GED’12, is a youth services coordinator at the Salvation Army and self-published her first wellness journal, Walking into Your Purpose: A Handy Wellness Journal, now available on Amazon. This summer, she will be coordinating a therapeutic summer enrichment program for youth, ages 5–17, in one of Philadelphia’s largest emergency shelters.
  • Sonya Somerville Harrison, GRD’12, will become head of school at the School at Columbia University on July 1. She has spent 30 years as an educator, most recently as assistant superintendent in the School District of Philadelphia.
  • Mark Heath, GED’16, recently made the pivot from classroom teaching to working as a consultant for the national nonprofit Education Resource Strategies. He supports school and district leaders in organizing their resources to expand equitable access to—and success through—college and career pathways in high schools. He has also contributed to a series of guidebooks for school and district leaders on leveraging Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for more strategic schedules, staffing, and spending.
  • Stephan Heuer, GED’13, will become dean of students at Frankford Friends School this fall, after years of being a third-grade lead teacher there.
  • Peter Horn, GRD’14, on his “Point of Learning” podcast, recently interviewed author and educator Jonathan Kozol about Kozol’s forthcoming book, Batter Down the Walls.
  • Nicole Johnson, GED’16, is the capital campaign director at South Chicago charter school EPIC Academy, working to fund a $22 million transformation of the single-site charter school into an institution that spurs economic and community development.
  • Xinyi (Cindy) Liang, GED’18, is the assistant to associate vice president at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, coordinating the smooth running of five colleges (soon to be seven) in the rapidly developing university.
  • Tianyu Liu, GED’19, an English instructor at the Affiliated International High School of Shenzhen University, is proud to have her first class of students graduate this summer.
  • Hang Qin, GED’18,, successfully organized the TEDxSanya 2023 Standard Event with his team on April 15. More: penng.se/tedxsanya
Tips from the Educator’s Playbook

5 Ways
Teachers can integrate ChatGPT into the classroom

Since OpenAI launched ChatGPT, the question on everyone’s mind has been, “How will this change our world?”

hatGPT is one of the most advanced machine learning and language processing models. It can read and understand text in context and respond in a human-like way—from writing essays to solving problem sets—leading to the question on everyone’s mind: How will this change education?

But education is about more than just the correct answers or perfect essays, says Betty Chandy, GED’05, GRD’13, director of online learning for Catalyst, Penn GSE’s center for innovation. Education is acquiring knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. It is the process that matters more than the product. “Calculators did not make math redundant, and the internet did not make schools obsolete,” she said. “AI will create opportunities that were unimaginable a year ago.”

Chandy, who runs the Virtual Online Teaching (VOLT) and the Experiences in Applied Computational Thinking (EXACT) certificate programs at Penn GSE, started her career as a high school teacher and instructional coach, then moved into research exploring the impact of professional development on teachers’ pedagogical practices. Her research interests include the design of learning environments, online learning, technology in classrooms, and teacher development. Below are five of Chandy’s ideas for integrating ChatGPT into the classroom:

Portrait headshot photograph of Betty Chandy (GED’05, GRD’13, director of online learning for Catalyst, Penn GSE’s center for innovation) smiling in a black blouse containing white diamond shaped pattern style symbols all over and bronze colored shiny metallic earrings
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Board of Advisors
Douglas R. Korn, W’84, Chair
Jeffrey S. McKibben, W’93, Vice Chair

Deborah L. Ancona, C’76, GED’77
Olumoroti G. Balogun, GRD’20
Brett H. Barth, W’93
Allison J. Blitzer, C’91
Harlan B. Cherniak, W’01
Jolley Bruce Christman, GED’71, GR’87
Samara E. Cohen, C’93, W’93
Beth S. Ertel, W’88, WG’92
Evan S. Feinberg, W’09
Jeffrey L. Goldberg, W’83, WG’89
Patricia Grant, GED’01, GRD’04
Joel M. Greenblatt, W’79, WG’80
John Henry
Andrew H. Jacobson, WG’93
Gustave K. Lipman, W’94
Gregory A. Milken, C’95
Andrea J. Pollack, C’83, L’87, GED’17
David N. Roberts, W’84
Francisco J. Rodriguez, W’93
Molly P. Rouse-Terlevich, C’90, GED’00
Michael J. Sorrell, GRD’15
Navin M. Valrani, W’93, GED’18, GED’22, GRD’23
Steven M. Wagshal, W’94

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