Lisa Sarnoff Gochman (BA '80) is the author of At the Altar of the Appellate Gods: Arguing Before the US Supreme Court (a memoir) to be published by Indiana University Press in early October 2022. At the Altar of the Appellate Gods recounts Lisa's first-hand experience arguing the landmark criminal sentencing case of Apprendi v. New Jersey before the Rehnquist Court in 2000. Lisa is a career prosecutor and presently serves Of Counsel to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey.
Judith Kerman (BA '67) published her most recent book of poems, Definitions, with Fomite Press in 2021. It was her ninth or tenth book of poems, depending on how you count a second edition with added material. She retired as Professor Emerita of English from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan in 1991 after 20 years at SVSU, first as Dean of Arts and Behavioral Sciences and then as full time faculty. She lives, writes, and is active in civic life in Woodstock, NY.
William A. Peniston (PhD '97) has been busy with a number of personal and professional projects following his retirement as the librarian and archivist at
the Newark Museum of Art in 2021. One of them was the publication of The Italian
Invert: A Gay Man's Intimate Confessions to Emile Zola, which he co-edited
with Michael Rosenfeld and co-translated with Nancy Erber (Columbia Univeristy
Mark Zaid (BA '89) was recently named one of Washington DC’s 500 Most Influential People, specifically in the category of Legal Intelligentsia, by Washingtonian Magazine.