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Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23-26, 2011


Alex Loewenthal BS After five years in academe (at the University of Southern California’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering), 15 years at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works (where he worked in operations analysis for the F-22, the JSF, the U-2, and “other unmentionable airplanes”), and nine years at Lockheed’s Enterprise Business Services, Loewenthal says he was “riffed, retired, and reemployed in one month.” He is now chief engineer/systems engineering lead at ATK, Inc., and has learned there is no rest for the wicked.


Thomas Anderson BA teaches in Seattle at a private elementary school. While enrolled in an M.A.T. program at Seattle University, he began working with computers and discovered he loved teaching children how to use them. Now he enjoys working with younger kids on their reading and writing skills.

Doug Foran BA launched LangTech International in 1995, creating an opportunity to use his foreign language skills full time after many years in corporate and marketing communications. He works mainly in the legal and medical/pharmaceutical fields, translating French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish documents into English. He recently became a member of the Paris-based Société Française des Traducteurs. In Portland, he serves as vice president of the Cercle Français and is a member of the Alliance Française. A professional musician since his college days—and a former chanteur-pianiste at Club Med in France—Foran sings and plays piano at church. He is working on his band Ovation’s third CD, which is slated for completion in 2011.


Philip Jones JD is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national organization of trust and estate lawyers and law professors. He is a partner in Portland’s Duffy Kekel law firm.


Leslie Watson BS coauthored the Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska. She has worked as a marine research biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for 26 years. During her career, she has conducted research (e.g., vessel surveys, laboratory studies) on a variety of commercially important marine species, including salmon, groundfish, shrimp, crabs, and other invertebrates. She has also carried out long-term, large-scale projects tagging red, blue, and golden king crab in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and has authored or coauthored numerous papers and journal articles.


Charles Carter JD received his PhD in business from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is an assistant professor of real estate in the Barry Kaye College of Business at Florida Atlantic University. One of his publications, “Oregon’s Experience with Property Rights Compensation Statutes,” Southeastern Environmental Law Journal 17(1), 137–168 (2008), mentions the work of James Huffman, Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Carter has published in the Journal of Real Estate Research and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics (forthcoming), among others.

K. William “Bill” Gibson JD of Clackamas won a writing award from the American Bar Association and Edge International at the 2009 ABA annual meeting for his article “Outsourcing Legal Services Abroad” (Law Practice magazine). Gibson led a delegation of lawyers to India to meet with law firms and legal outsourcing firms there.

Paul Monheimer BA, a seventh-grade history teacher at Catlin Gabel School in Portland, was one of 12 educators to receive a Distinguished Award in Teaching from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to conduct research in Israel. During his four-month trip, he studied teacher training programs and how veteran teachers acquire new skills. Monheimer blogged about his adventures at Fulbright in Israel.

Gayle Nachtigal JD is an inductee of the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society, an honor accorded those who have given exceptional time, talent, and support to the organization. A pro tem judge in Washington County Circuit and District Court from 1989 to 1991, Nachtigal was appointed to Washington County’s Circuit Court bench in 1991. Prior to her judicial service, she was in private practice for three years and with the Oregon Department of Justice for five years. She began her legal career as sole deputy district attorney in the Juvenile Department of the Washington County District Attorney’s Office in 1979.

Jack Osborn BA proudly notes he has two sons enrolled at Lewis & Clark, Benjamin CAS ’11 and Caleb CAS ’13. Osborn says they are thriving, and he enjoys hearing stories about their lives on Palatine Hill.

Randall Stender BA was named one of the top 1,000 financial advisors in the country and one of the top 10 in Oregon by Barron’s magazine.


Jennifer Moore BA has authored a new book, The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave. Interweave Press has also released a two-DVD set titled Doubleweave Basics.

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