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Graduate Arts, Sciences & Engineering

1952 Donald Devoe (PhD) died in July. His son, Jim, writes: “He was very proud of his PhD in psychology.” Prior to coming to Rochester, Don served in World War II as an aviation cadet and, after specialized training in meteorology at MIT, providing weather advisories to bomber crews in the European and Mediterranean theaters. After completing his doctorate, Don forged a career in human factors, with a focus on human perception and human-machine interfaces. . . . Susanne Behrendt Esan (MA) (see ’76 College).

1970 Read Moffett (PhD) (see ’69 Warner).

1973 Ken Sullivan (MA) is executive director of the West Virginia Humanities Council. A historian, Ken was born in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia and has lived in West Virginia since 1976. Last spring, Ken won the Vandalia Award, West Virginia’s highest folklife honor, granted by the state’s Division of Culture and History. The award recognized Ken’s work in preservation and restoration, research and publications, and public events celebrating and educating the public about West Virginia’s history.

1974 Donald Edge (PhD) (see ’69 Warner).

1982 Scott Birnbaum (MS) (see ’81 College). . . . Sandy Strenger (MS) (see ’81 College).

1987 David Winyard (MS) writes that he’s spearheaded an engineering program at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where he’s an associate professor.

1995 Jennifer Traylor Kruschwitz (MS) (see ’89 College).

1999 Jeff Jackson (PhD) is coeditor of the primary source anthology, The Underground Reader: Sources in the Transatlantic Counterculture (Berghahn). Jeff is a professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

2004 Melissa Bernstein Ser (PhD) writes: “My husband, Sam Ser, and I are overjoyed to welcome a daughter, Maya Rachel, to our family. Maya, born in May, joins older brothers Ariel, 9, and Yonatan, 6.”

2006 Michael Livingston (PhD) is coeditor of The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook (Liverpool University Press), and has published his debut novel, The Shards of Heaven (Tor and Forge Books). Michael teaches at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

2015 Jeff Ludwig (PhD) has been named director of education at the William H. Seward House Historic Museum in Auburn, New York.