Catching up with...

"Catching Up With..." is a new feature that launched in fall 2020 in The Chronicle. Each week a faculty or staff member is profiled. Answering a series of short questions, the profiles are intended to be light, informative and conversational.

Catching up with…Mark Yetman

Originally from Long Island, Mark Yetman enjoys reading, gaming and convincing himself that he enjoys hot yoga. He has a cat named Ellie.

Catching up with...Robert Samet

Robert Samet, associate professor of anthropology, grew up in High Point, N.C., which is known as the furniture capital of the world. His mother taught high school English, while his father was an attorney.

Catching up with...Erika Nelson

Narrative medicine, which encourages patients and families to share stories about their experience with illness or death, may seem like an unlikely path for someone whose career has focused mostly on German language and literature.

Catching up with...Sarah Mottalini

Sarah Mottalini, Union’s curatorial assistant of art collections and exhibitions, was exposed to art at a young age. Her parents often took her and her brother to museums, and there were always voluminous art supplies around the house.

Catching up with…Nick Webb

Nick Webb, associate professor of computer science, is originally from Leicester in the United Kingdom. He still hasn't come to terms with Leicester City, the English football club, winning the Premier League in 2016

Catching up with...Ashley Dwyer

As the associate director of Career Advising in the Becker Career Center, Ashley Dwyer works with students to assist in their overall career development and exploration.

Catching up with...Jue (Joy) Wang

Jue (Joy) Wang is an associate professor of mathematics. Wang (meaning king) is the most common surname in China. Jue (the name given to her by her grandfather) means a pair of jades joined together.

Catching up with...Jordan Tedesco-Blair

If you know Jordan Tedesco-Blair, the fact that he’s been a residence hall director in Davidson and Webster since 2019 won’t surprise you. But did you know he’s good at tennis? Or that he collects headphones and loves board games?