Senior Advisory Board


BAlexanderBruce D. Alexander, Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs and Campus Development

Bruce Alexander was appointed Yale’s Vice President and Director of New Haven and State Affairs in May 1998. In February 2006, when he assumed responsibility for the oversight and management of facilities planning, construction, renovation, and operations, his title was changed to Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs and Campus Development.

Alexander retired in 1996 from the Rouse Company to engage in civic activities after twenty-five years as a senior executive with the company. At Rouse, he was Senior Vice President and Director of the Commercial Development Division, responsible for the development of retail and mixed-use properties throughout the United States, including South Street Seaport in Manhattan, Harborplace in Baltimore, Miami’s Bayside, and Portland’s Pioneer Place.

Dean SnyderEdward A. Snyder, Dean, Yale School of Management

Edward A. Snyder is Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Management.  As Dean, he has overall responsibility for the school’s academic programs, for maintaining its reputation, and for strengthening its finances.  An emerging priority is positioning Yale SOM as the business school that is the most integrated and most involved in its home university.

Mr. Snyder began his professional career as an economist with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.  He earned a Ph.D. in Economics and an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.  He began his academic career at the University of Michigan where he developed programs in Central Europe, China, India, and Russia.  His research and teaching is focused on industrial organization, antitrust economics, law and economics, and financial institutions.

Most recently, Mr. Snyder was the Dean and George Shultz Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  While Dean he co-taught Economic Analysis of Major Policy Issues with Gary Becker and Kevin Murphy

JSoderstromE. Jonathan Soderstrom, Managing Director, Yale Office of Cooperative Research

Jon Soderstrom manages the intellectual assets created at Yale to achieve the maximum benefit for the public and provide a financial return to support the University’s research efforts. He is responsible for (1) developing and managing the intellectual property portfolio, (2) defining and executing commercialization strategies including negotiation of licenses and corporate-sponsored research agreements, and (3) development and marketing of business concepts for new spin-off ventures to the investment community.

Since joining the Office in 1996, he has participated in the formation of more than 25 new ventures including polyGenomics, Molecular Staging (acquired by Qiagen), Agilix, Asilas Genomic Systems, Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASQ: ACHN), PhytoCeutica, Protometrix (acquired by Invitrogen), Iconic Therapeutics, Applied Spine Technologies, HistoRx and VaxInnate. Collectively, these companies have raised over $350 million in professional venture capital.