Search Committee

Faculty Members

Sean Cocco
Associate Professor of History 

Sean Cocco teaches Italian history and studies science and culture in the early modern period. He is the author of one book, titled Watching Vesuvius, that tells the story of a powerful 17th-century volcanic eruption. He strives every day to bring history alive in all its complexity, difference, and importance. Most of all, he hopes that his students will share his passion. Cocco, who received tenure in 2011, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and was a Fulbright Fellow in Naples, Italy, in 2001.


Susan A. Masino
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Susan Masino is a professor of psychology and neuroscience and teaches a variety of courses, including one titled “The Green Mind.” Her recent research has focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying a proven metabolic therapy for epilepsy—a ketogenic diet—as well as opportunities for metabolic therapy in other disorders such as autism. As part of her interest in brain health, Masino, who was promoted to full professor in 2013, is involved in educational and environmental issues.


Craig W. Schneider P’99, '05
Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology 

Craig Schneider (P’99, P’05) is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology at Trinity. He earned his B.A. from Gettysburg College, from which he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000; he received his Ph.D. from Duke University. Schneider's goal in teaching is to help students understand the natural world by logically dissecting it and then finding out how it all fits back together. If students can develop ways of thinking that challenge their established assumptions, then he has succeeded.  He is the author of one book and is presently working on a molecular taxonomic study of the marine algal flora of Bermuda with NSF funding. He has been on the Trinity faculty since 1975 and was promoted to full professor in 1987.

Staff Members

Suzanne L. Aber P’13
Director of Information Technology Services & Chief Information Officer

As the director of information technology & CIO, Sue guides the overall direction for technology through strategic planning, collaboration, evaluation, budgeting and management of all areas of technology for the college. Responsible for leading a customer focused IT organization that delivers innovative, efficient and effective systems and services to advance the colleges academic goals and business operations. An IT professional with a strong understanding of how IT can be an important enabler of institutional effectiveness and efficiencies.

Jason Rojas M’12
Director of Community Relations

As Director of Community Relations Jason works to build and maintain strategic relationships between the College and the Greater Hartford community.  He works with city officials and agencies, neighborhood organizations, local business associations and corporations, social service providers, and neighborhoods residents on a broad range of issues of vital interest to the community and the College.  Jason represents the College on the boards of directors of four Hartford non-profits, attends neighborhood meetings and events and serves as the point of contact for community inquiries.  Jason also serves in the Connecticut House of Representatives where he is Chairman of the Planning and Development Committee and previously served on the East Hartford Board of Education and Town Council.

Student Members

Josh J. Frank ’16
Joshua Frank is from New York City and is a sophomore at Trinity. Coming from a family of boxers, he is actively involved in exercising, fitness, and health. He helps his father uncles facilitate a new family owned boxing business. Over the past two years at Trinity, Joshua has been deeply involved in serving the community. Joshua tutored two mentees for a year with the Vision Academic Mentoring Program. He used his experiences to build a model for a Web site that received support from the Clinton Global Initiative University, CGI U. More recently, Joshua served alongside other student representatives in the Student Implementation Committee. Joshua is a P.R.I.D.E leader for the Funston Common room and is currently serving his second year on the Student Government Association (SGA). He is working alongside other Trinity sophomores in the CLI Community Research program to help ELL students.

Caroline B. Melly ’14

Caroline Melly is a senior from Greenwich, CT, and an active member of St. Anthony Hall where she is president of the Eating Club. For the past three years, Caroline has worked in the College's Development Office, and this year she manages the student calling program. This past summer she worked at BBDO, an advertising firm in New York City, as a digital strategist. Trinity has deep roots in Caroline's family; her father, Thomas L. Melly, is a member of the Class of 1980. Her brother, Tom, graduated in 2011, and her sister Madeline is a member of the Class of 2016.

Board of Fellows

Ling S. Kwok ’94

Ling Kwok ’94 was raised in Farmington, CT, and attended Kingswood Oxford School. He earned his B.A. with honors from Trinity College, where he also serves on the Board of Fellows. Ling is also a member of the Board of Trustees at The Browning School, a private school located in New York City.

Ling co-founded KP Capital Partners in 2005 in New York City to access the China market while still investing in the US. It is set up as a family of private equity limited partnerships focused on constructive investing in restructurings, turnarounds, and other special situations. Prior to that, he worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley and Citicorp in New York.

Alumni and members of the Board of Trustees

Philip S. Khoury ’71 

Philip S. Khoury '71 is Associate Provost and Ford International Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Professor Khoury was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and educated at the Sidwell Friends School, the American University of Beirut, Trinity College, and Harvard University (PhD, 1980).  He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on the Middle East. He served as Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences between 1991 and 2006, and was appointed Kenan Sahin Dean in 2002 and Associate Provost in 2006. He is currently responsible for MIT’s arts programs and initiatives and its international strategy.

Professor Khoury is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a past President of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut, Chairman of the World Peace Foundation, Trustee of the National Humanities Center, and a member of the  Academic Research Council of Singapore.  At Trinity he belonged to Delta Psi and received the College’s Alumni Medal of Excellence in 2006.

William K. Marimow ’69 

Bill Marimow, Class of 1969, is the editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the recipient of Trinity’s 175th Anniversary Award and the Alumni Achievement Award. In 1982-1983, Bill was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he studied First Amendment Law. He was also the editor of The Baltimore Sun and the vice president of news at National Public Radio. Bill lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Diane, an art educator and a clay artist.

Paul Raether ’68, P’93, ’96, ’01

Paul Raether ’68 is a Member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in their New York City office, having become a partner in 1986. He joined KKR in 1980 and prior to that was a Vice President in the Corporate Finance Department of Blyth Eastman Dillon & Co.

Mr. Raether obtained his B.A. from Trinity College in 1968. He then served as an officer in the United States Navy, and received his M.B.A. from Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College in 1973.
Paul is active on a number of boards, serving as the Chairman of the Board at Trinity College. He also serves as a Trustee of the Board of Overseers of the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration and is a Trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation.

Paul and his wife, Wendy, reside in Greenwich, CT and have three daughters, all graduates of Trinity College.

William C. Richardson, PhD. ’62, H’03

William C. Richardson, PhD. '62, H '03 is College Professor of Policy at Kalamazoo College (pro bono); and President Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University and of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He is the retired chairman and co-trustee of the $8.0 billion W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust.
Educated at the Choate School; Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut (B.A. in History); and the University of Chicago (MBA and PhD. in Health Policy), Dr. Richardson has devoted his academic career to research related to the organization and financing of health services in the U.S. He served as Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Washington in Seattle, the Pennsylvania State University, and the Johns Hopkins University. He was Graduate Dean and Vice Provost for Research at Washington, Executive Vice President and Provost of Penn State, and President of Johns Hopkins University.

He has been awarded ten honorary doctoral degrees, including ones from Trinity, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, and Tuskegee; and recently was awarded the University of Chicago Alumni Professional Excellence award, and the Rall Medal from the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

Cornelia Parsons Thornburgh ’80
Chair, Presidential Search Committee

Cornelia Thornburgh '80, known as "Cornie," resides in Palm Beach, Florida.  Cornie graduated from Trinity College in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science and also holds an M.B.A. degree from the Columbia University Business School from which she graduated in 1985.  Cornie has served as a Trustee for the Board of Trinity College for the last eight years and is the Chair-elect. Her term as Board Chair will begin in July 2014 and is intended to coincide with that of the incoming President of the College.  In 2012, she co-chaired with Philip Khoury the Charter Committee leading to the adoption by the Board of a new Student Plan that is currently being implemented by the College.  Other non-profits with which she had been involved include a term as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City, a preK-12 independent school; as a current director of the Lord’s Place, an agency dedicated to ending homelessness in West Palm Beach, Florida; and, as a board member of the American Ballet Theatre from 2001-2005. Her professional experiences include positions at J. Walter Thompson as a vice president, account supervisor and the First Boston Corporation as a financial analyst.

Rhea Pincus Turteltaub ’82

Rhea Pincus Turteltaub '82 B. A. Political Science. Rhea is the Vice Chancellor for External Affairs at UCLA, leading one of the most successful and comprehensive advancement programs in the nation.  She oversees a diverse, yet integrated department comprising Development, Alumni Relations, University Communications & Public Outreach and Government & Community Relations.  She also serves in a a leadership capacity with the UCLA Foundation and UCLA Alumni Association. Rhea began her UCLA career in 1994, having previously held positions at the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley and Otis College of Art and Design.  Rhea launched her career in the Development Office at Trinity shortly after her graduation.

Trinity involvement:  National Alumni Association Executive Committee ( president 2011-13, vice president 1996-1998 and 2009-2011, as well as a board member 1991-1996); alumnae leadership committee (2008); class agent (1996-2007; Alumni Medal for Excellence (1997); Residential Advisor, Cerberus; crew.


Staff Liaison

Mary Jo Keating ‘74
Secretary of the College
  and Vice President for College Relations