People Notes

December 2020


William “Bill” Shaw this month joins the Office of the Vice Provost for Research as the university’s senior director of technology transfer and industry collaboration. He comes to Tufts from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was executive director. Shaw brings extensive experience in establishing international collaboration agreements with a focus on China and Japan. He received an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2017 and recently finished a fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law. He also studied intellectual property law at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Kerri Greenidge, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora and director of American Studies, reviewed two books in the Nov. 16 New York Times in a piece titled “Enslaved, Terrorized, Disenfranchised: Black Americans Still Found Ways to Change America.”

Jamie Kirsch, lecturer in the music department and director of choral activities, was featured on NBC’s morning show, Today, as director of Chorus pro Musica. Watch the video clip of “This choir sings in harmony from their cars to keep everyone safe.”

Akash Mishra, A22, was among 10 students honored at the recent Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum. The virtual event spotlighted the Cybersecurity Mentorship Pilot Program, developed by the MassCyberCenter to pair accomplished college students with cybersecurity industry mentors. The program aims to boost workforce diversity; mentees work with mentors on a long-term cybersecurity project, learning critical cybersecurity skills, building valuable connections, and developing important professional skills. At Tufts, Mishra is majoring in international relations with a concentration in international security, with minors in computer science and foreign policy analysis. Outside of the classroom, Mishra is a team leader for the Tufts branch of 180 Degrees Consulting and a teaching assistant for COMP15. 

Rosa Liliana Palacios-Baldwin, the university’s deputy general counsel for labor, employment, and litigation, was recently included in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women of Law. Palacios-Baldwin is co-chair of the Latino Affinity Group of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the former co-chair of the College and University Section of the Boston Bar Association, and a member of the advisory board of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education. A member of the Academy for Academic Personnel Administration, she currently sits on the BBA Council and the WGBH advisory board.


Lisa Tittemore, J89, chair of the litigation practice group at Sunstein, has been honored by being included in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women of Law’s Circle of Excellence. Tittemore serves as lead counsel in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation in federal courts across the United States. The former president of the Massachusetts chapter of the Federal Bar Association, she has served on the Boston Bar Association Council and as co-chair of the BBA’s Litigation Section. She currently serves on the BBA Law Firm Leadership Forum. She is also active with the American Bar Association, the Boston Patent Law Association, the International Trademark Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group and Women in Bio. Tittemore also gives back to the community by mentoring, teaching and tutoring.