Member of Adelphi University’s Profiles in Success program.
Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Adelphi University
Fondest Adelphi memories: “I have a whole closet full of them. From my student days, they include the people I went to school with who are still close friends and the things I picked up in class that influenced who I became. As a professor, they include excellent students; funny episodes in class; socializing with students away from the classroom; leading trips to different sites and communities; and thanks to the Internet, hearing more frequently from former students.”
Hallmarks of a great teacher: Passionate about what s/he is teaching. Will do whatever is necessary to get the message across. Cares about the student, not only academically but beyond.
Best part of teaching at Adelphi: I have the latitude to be as crazy, inventive, and creative as I want to be in the classroom.
Alternate dream profession: A performer—either a dramatic actor or comedian—or a psychiatrist.
Hobbies: Reading, especially novels on the Italian-American experience and mysteries with international locales, and photography
Adelphi in three words or less: A caring place
First gift to the Adelphi University Annual Fund: $100
Most recent gift to the Adelphi University Annual Fund: $250
Why I give: “Because I believe in Adelphi—what it stands for, its philosophy about education. I want it to continue to grow and to be in important in the lives of future generations of students.”
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