Arlene Vivian Kurtis (WSC '48) is the author of three non-fiction books, and her novel, Lila's Hamsa, tells the story of how an amulet became a life-changer (Xlibris).

Bruce J. Ferber (TISCH '75) has published The Way We Work: On the Job in Hollywood (Rare Bird Books).

Mark Hehl (TANDON '78) has published his second book, An Immigrant's Dilemma, which chronicles the agony, hardships, and dilemma of an immigrant during the peak Italian immigration period of the early 1900s (Legas).

Howard Reis (STERN '79) has been named CEO at The TeleDentists.

Shalom Goldman (STEINHARDT '86) has written Starstruck in the Promised Land (UNC Press).

Jim Wetmore (STEINHARDT '87) has been promoted to General Manager of global public relations firm Weber Shandwick's Los Angeles office; he remains health practice lead for the region.

Kevin Morris (LAW '88) has published his second novel, Gettysburg (Grove Press).

James Ketterer (GSAS '90) has been named dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University in Cairo.

Gary Green (STERN '91) was elected to the AHRC NYC Foundation Board. The Foundation is a fund-raising and grant-making entity that supports programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who live in New York City.

Russell W. Granet (STEINHARDT '93) has been named the President and CEO of The New 42nd Street, the nonprofit organization behind the New Victory Theater, the New 42nd Street Studios, and the Duke.

Stuart A. Barr (LAW '94) has joined Fried Frank as partner in the Corporate Department.

Dorothy Patton (LAW '94) has published From Suffragists to Senators: A Century of Laws by Women Since 1920, a book commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and celebrating legislative accomplishments by women since suffrage.

Stephanie Lucas (GAL '02) has been awarded a Research & Development grant by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, to finish a feature-length documentary about a bright and talented young person haunted by the effects of childhood trauma.

Jeremy L. Schulman (SPS '03) has been named Director of Economic Development & Tourism for the County of Rockland, NY.

Stacey N. Roshan (CAS '04) published her first book, Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms.

Aaron J. Glass (GSAS '06) has curated the exhibition "The Story Box" at Bard Graduate Center on W. 86th Street.

David J. Gallo (SPS '07) received the ERASE Racism Leadership Award at the June 11 Annual Benefit of the regional civil rights organization based on Long Island in New York.

Robin Levenson (STEINHARDT '07) has published her first book, Acting Chekhov in Translation, on acting and dramatrugy in Chekhov's last four masterpieces (Peter Lang, Inc.).

Hayal Koc (STERN '08) was selected as a Top Global Influencer in HR Tech 2019 by Digital HR Tech.

John Paterakis (SPS '09) has been elected Chairman of Scouting in the borough of Manhattan. He presides over the "Big Apple District" within the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America, which includes 44 Cub Scout packs, Scout troops, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships.

Libin Zhang (LAW '10) has joined Friend Frank as partner in the Tax Department.

Justin Tausig (STEINHARDT '11) will be inducted into the US Fencing Hall of Fame in 2020.

Rebecca Kostell (STEINHARDT '12) has been honored with a special recognition from her high school, Saint Joseph Academy, with the "25 Under 35 Award."

Maya Kochavi (STEINHARDT '13) recently directed and wrote a project called Eva.Stories, which received more than 300 million viewers and international press.

Alper Ekmekci (TANDON '16) has been appointed as a board member of leading Turkish tech integrator, Netser Group.

Leah Roth (GAL '16) has published her first book, Every Woman's Guide to Healthy Glowing Skin: Simple Steps to Beautiful Skin at Any Age (Simon & Schuster).


Sheldon Winkler (DEN '56) published the third edition of his book, The Music of World War II: War Songs and their Stories (Merriam Press).

Ivan Dolgins (WSUC '62) has been named by the Financial Times as one of the "Top 400 Financial Advisors" for 2019.

Haig R. Nalbantian (WSC '74) has been named one of Consulting Magazine's top 25 consultants for 2019.

Lucille Carra's (TISCH '76) award-winning film, The Inland Sea, has been restored and a special edition is available from The Criterion Collection, to be released August 13, 2019.

Spencer D. Levine (WSC '79) was unanimously elected by his colleagues as Chief Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Anthony Rostain (MED '80) has collaborated with Dr. B. Janet Hibbs on The Stressed Years of Their Lives, a book that shares their expert advice and experience on youth psychology and the successful launch from home to college.

Iris Dorbian (WSC '83) has published a new novel, Sentenced to Shakespeare (Sunbury Press/Milford House Press).

Elaine Eisenman (GSAS '86) has published a new book of non-fiction, Betrayed: A Survivor's Guide to Lying, Cheating, and Double-Dealing, wherein she interviewed over 50 people to learn about their betrayals by friends, colleagues, bosses, boards, spouses, siblings, and parents, and how they moved forward in their lives to learn from the experience and create a new and brighter future.

James Calvin (STEINHARDT '87) received the 2019 Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award from the International Community Development Society for his outstanding record of leadership training, community activism, and global engagement.

M. Greig Metzger, II (STERN '89) has been named executive director of the Little Free Library nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to expanding book access and building community by fostering neighborhood book exchanges worldwide.

Tomasita Sherer (WSC '92) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the New York Women's Foundation, a foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit women's organizations.

Bob Ravener (STERN '94) a former executive with the Dollar General Corporation, has joined the board of directors of Goodwill Industries International.

Ellen Friedrichs (STEINHARDT '02) has published a new book, Good Sexual Citizenship: How to Create a (Sexually) Safer World (Cleis Press).

Kimberly Ha (CAS '04) has started her own healthcare communications agency called KKH advisors, which focuses on both public and investor relations.

Lauren Shockey (STEINHARDT '10) has published a new cookbook, Hangover Helper, a fun, gift-y illustrated collection of international hangover cures - everything from a full English breakfast to a Mexican Michelada to a South Korean beansprout soup called kongnamul gukbap (Hardie Grant).

Kate Beever (STEINHARDT '10) won $10,000 for her music therapy practice, Maine Music & Health, in a nationwide small business contest hosted by The UPS Store and Inc. Magazine.

Jacob Watkins (CAS '14) and Shevani Patel (WAG '15) were selected as a runners up for the Frederick O'Reilly Hayes prize, an annual award which recognizes high professional achievement in the service of New York City's government.

Lana Dee Povitz (GSAS '17) has published Stirrings: How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice (UNC Press).