Kristin Merritt Bronson (Col ’90 L/M) has been appointed president of the board for the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation. A board member since 2012, she will serve a one-year term as president. She is a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber who focuses on complex corporate and business litigation, including representation of individual and corporate plaintiffs and defendants in class and derivative actions, and representation of local and national corporate entities in contract, fraud and other business litigation. Ms. Bronson also represents lender, developer and property management clients in all facets of real estate, construction and banking law.
Lisa S. Brook (Col ’90 L/M) has joined the Charlottesville law firm of MichieHamlett, where she will practice in the personal injury group. Over the course of a 20-year career in civil litigation, Ms. Brook has helped clients in a wide variety of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, wrongful death, permanent disability, and slip and fall.
Allen C. Clark III (Col ’90 L/M) and his wife, Elena, welcomed twin boys, Allen Culling IV and Henry Woodman IV, on April 3, 2015. The family lives in Annapolis, Maryland, where Mr. Clark is executive director of budget and finance for Maryland’s judicial branch.
Thomas H. Estes Jr. (Col ’90 L/M) is an associate justice of the Northampton District Court in Massachusetts. He was nominated in January 2014 by former Gov. Deval Patrick and was confirmed on March 26, 2014, beginning his term the following day. Judge Estes previously served as a public defender for 16 years.
Pebbles Fagan (Col ’90 L/M) has accepted the position of professor and director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, part of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She recently relocated from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu to Little Rock. Ms. Fagan will teach graduate courses and continue to conduct research that aims to reduce tobacco use and related diseases.
Christopher M. Graney (Grad ’90) has published Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo, an account and analysis of seventeenth-century scientific arguments against the Copernican system, with the University of Notre Dame Press. Mr. Graney’s research calls on newly translated works by anti-Copernican writers of the time to challenge the idea that opponents of the heliocentric ideas of Copernicus and Galileo were motivated by religion or devotion to an outdated intellectual tradition and instead proposes that science played an important, even predominant, role in that opposition. Mr. Graney is a professor of physics at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville, Kentucky.
Julie Kleckley Hummer (Col ’90 L/M) has been appointed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to serve a five-year term on the board of education for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Ms. Hummer brings a background in special education to the board, as well as experience parenting her own five students now in the county’s public schools.
Deborah E. Lewis (Col ’90) has published an essay, “The Weight of Ash,” in There’s A Woman In The Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments & the Healing Power of Humor, a collection edited by Martha Spong. Rev. Lewis also is the director and campus minister for the Wesley Foundation at the University of Virginia.
Kristin Kisska Mehigan (Com ’90 L/M) has contributed a short story, “The Sevens,” to the mystery anthology, Murder Under the Oaks (Down and Out Books II). The book is published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the annual World Mystery Convention.
Shanti Parikh (Com ’90 L/M) has published her second book, Regulating Romance: Youth Love Letters, Moral Anxiety, and Intervention in Uganda’s Time of AIDS with Vanderbilt University Press. The book draws on 10 years of ethnographic research, 250 interviews and more than 300 youth love letters to provide a window into young people’s heterosexual desires and practices in Uganda. Ms. Parikh is an associate professor of anthropology and African and African-American studies at Washington University in St. Louis.