1997 Class Notes

Pettrina Clarke, ’97, runs a daycare center and is currently in the process of acquiring another business. She previously worked as a teacher with the New York City Department of Education. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Christopher Maher, ’97, left the telecommunications industry in 2004 to start his own media company. He previously worked for eight years at Ameritech, SBC Communications, and TDS Metrocom. He lives in Portage.

Megan O’Neill McMillan, ’97, is a lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Salford in Greater Manchester (England), where she teaches criminology. Her second book, an edited collection called Police Occupational Culture: New Debates and Directions, will be out later this year. Her first book, Policing Football: Social Interaction and Negotiated Disorder, was published in 2005 and was based on her Ph.D. thesis. She and her husband, Bob, have a son and live in Sheffield, England.

Sarah Cieciorka Pasia, ’97, has joined a private pediatric practice in Port Huron. She and her husband, Neil, have two children and live in Port Huron.

Tom Raven, ’97, has been hired as a tenure-track assistant professor of political science at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His wife, Janie DeCourcy Raven, ’98, has been accepted as a dean’s scholar at the Syracuse University College of Law. She previously worked for nine years as a high school Spanish teacher. During this time, she was a Fulbright exchange teacher and earned a master’s degree in second language education. They have two daughters and live in Manlius, NY.

Edward Rohn, ’97, has recently passed to candidacy in his doctoral program in medical anthropology at Wayne State University. He will begin his dissertation work soon, focusing on police culture. He is currently working at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit as the interim director of behavioral science education for the family medicine residency program. He and his wife, Katy, have a daughter. They live in Eastpointe and can be reached via e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Jennifer Wells, ’97, teaches middle school Spanish in Redford. She completed her master’s degree in teaching from Wayne State University in August 2006. Her family hosted a German exchange student for 10 months. She and her husband, Chris, have a son and live in Plymouth.

Matthew Woods, ’97, has joined Marshall Internal and Family Medicine in Marshall and Olivet. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed a family practice residency at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. He is a captain with the U.S. Army Reserves.