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Behind the Desk: Dr. John McLarnon

Q: How long have you worked at MU?
A:  Ten years.

Q: Have you ever traveled outside the United States ? If so, where and which location would you consider visiting again (and again and again!)?
A: Yes. I’ve been to Vietnam, England (several times), Canada, Russia, France, Latvia, Ukraine. Does New Jersey count as a foreign country? I’ve been there too. I would definitely return to England , especially London during World Cup time. Canada – Toronto is the best city in North America, Ukraine – particularly Odessa , a fabulous resort city on the Black Sea and  Kiev , the capital.

Q: What is your favorite type of cuisine?
A: That’s easy – Italian.

Q: What is the first thing you do when you get home from work?
A: Read the mail, then try to figure what I will eat for dinner

Q: Cats or dogs?
A:   Definitely dogs.

Q: Who was your most memorable professor, and why?
A:  If I answer this honestly, I’m bound to insult someone who taught me and is still on the faculty here. So, I’ll say:  Mel Allen,  Dennis Downey, Frank Bremer, Rita Smith Wade-el and John Ellsworth Winter – easily the most entertaining.

Q: What is your most unique hobby?
A: Playing guitar, keyboards and pedal steel guitar in a rock band.

Q: Being a history professor, what is the most memorable historical event that had the most impact on you?

A: The return of Classic Coke. The serious answer would be the Vietnam War.