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.