Jonathan Haidt: One Thinking DPort Alum

Jonathan David Haidt is an American social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. Haidt is the author of two books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006) and The Righteous Mind: Why [...]

Garry Trudeau: One “Comic” Alum!

Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip.  Trudeau has also worked in television and theater; he is the creator and executive producer of the Amazon Studios political comedy series Alpha House.  While a Davenporter at Yale, Trudeau began contributing to the Yale Daily News. This led to the creation of Bull [...]

Michael Gerber: One Funny DPort Alum!

Michael Gerber is best known as the author of the Barry Trotter series, which are Sunday Times best-selling parodies of the Harry Potter books.  The series to date comprises Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody (published as Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody in the United States), Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel and Barry Trotter and the Dead Horse (Barry Trotter and the [...]