Where do I go from Yale - Panelist Bios

Panel on Academic & Cultural Administration - BIOGRAPHIES

Ken Browne (M.A. 1978, Italian Studies) is a film/video producer who provides communications products for corporate, non-profit, and institutional clients.  Recent documentary work focuses on innovative educational programs, such as college-based inclusion for students with autism.  That film, LOOK! I'M IN COLLEGE!, earned the 2010 Paul Robeson award at the Newark Black Film Festival.  Ken's work is detailed at: www.kbprods.com

David F. Epstein (Ph.D. 1982, Classics and Ancient History) is the executive director of the Office of Online Programs at Fairleigh Dickenson University.  Prior to joining FDU where he administers online education, he worked in academic administration at the University of Chicago and as director of corporate communications and investor relations at a Chicago based telecommunications conglomerate (TDS). He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Valerie Hotchkiss (Ph.D. 1990, Medieval Studies) is the Head of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois, where she is both a scholar-librarian and a university administrator.  She also directs the Midwest Book & Manuscript Studies Program (in the Library & Information Science School) for training special collections librarians.

Rebecca Peabody (Ph.D. 2006, History of Art and African American Studies) is manager of research projects at the Getty Research Institute, where she oversees the institutional research agenda, leads GRI projects, and conducts her own independent research.