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Meet The Fellows

Julius Adler

Julius Adler was born in Edelfingen, Germany in 1930. He attended Harvard University and received his A.B. in Biochemical Sciences in 1952. He continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied with Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) Classics author Henry A. Lardy and earned an M.S. in Biochemistry in 1954 and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1957.

Irving Shain

Irving Shain was born in Seattle, Washington on January 2, 1926. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946, then received a B.S. (1949) and Ph.D. (1952), both in chemistry, from the University of Washington.

Ben Sidran

Although best known in some circles for writing Steve Miller's hit song "Space Cowboy", Ben Sidran is more widely recognized as the host of National Public Radio's landmark jazz series "Jazz Alive", which received a Peabody Award, and as the host of VH-1 television's "New Visions" series, which received the Ace Award for best music series.

Ronald Wallace

Ronald Wallace is Felix Pollak Professor of Poetry and Halls-Bascom Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves as co-director of the program in creative writing, which he began in 1975, and as editor of the University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series (Pollak and Brittingham Prizes), which he founded in 1985. He served as director of the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing (a post-MFA fellowship program he founded) from 1985-1998.

 

Geneva Johnson

Geneva Johnson is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Family Service America, Inc. and Families International, Inc. She earned a B.S. degree from Albright College, an M.S. in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and a Certificate in Executive Management from the Harvard Business School. She began her career in human services as a Program Director for the Houston YWCA.

Gerda Lerner

A pioneer of women's history, Professor Gerda Lerner worked tirelessly over the course of her career to develop the field within academia.  She died Jan. 2, 2013, in Madison, Wis.

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