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Behind the Lectern

Behind the Lectern is a features column written by a different writer each week. We aim to show a different side to the professors you know and love, or perhaps don't know after all.

Professor Paul Pickowicz – Thirty Steps to the Front

Out of the hundreds of students in his lecture at a small Western Massachusetts college, Paul Pickowicz sat toward the back. He was a quiet student, barely noticeable among the bustling crowds that would...

Mia Minnes: Mathematician and Computer Scientist Extraordinaire

It is a wet day. I sit on the bright red couch in computer science professor Mia Minnes’ room, warming up from the weather outside. As she walks her previous guest out, I stare...

Breaking the Boundaries of Communication: Professor Daniel Hallin

When then-political science graduate student Daniel Hallin set out to write his final dissertation on public opinion and the Vietnam War, he stumbled upon the budding field that excited and thrilled him. Hallin’s time...

Behind the Lectern: Stephen Potts – A Journey to Middle Earth

As a herd of students files into WLH 2111, it isn’t obvious who this class is meant for, as literature majors take their places next to pink-haired punks and electrical engineers. However, at 2...

Behind the Lectern: Analyzing the Zombie Apocalypse

"instead of this nonsense why don't you give me some of your data to play with, and if I haven't done something cool by the end of the day, we'll go our separate ways.” Zombie...

Eliot Wirshbo – UCSD’s Latin Teacher

Eliot Wirshbo was born on a cold evening in Brooklyn during a record-setting snowstorm. When he was two years old his parents moved to the Bronx, where Wirshbo attended high school and later Hunter...

Leaving the American Sector: Professor William O’Brien

Tucked away at the end of a third-floor hallway in the literature building, you’ll come across a curious door. Plastered over it are mid-century publications, most in German, dealing with a variety of subject...

The Plight of the College Student

“Art is everywhere in our terribly visual culture. You don’t have to study art. You’re living it.” –Professor Norman Bryson Professor Norman Bryson stands out in more ways than one. As a lecturer, he is...

Behind the Lectern: Deborah Hertz – Making History Present

Professor Hertz’s office is lined with books on German, Jewish and modern European history. The only gap in her office is a space for her desk, which just so happens to be outlined with...

The Professor Who Fought Border Patrol with Poetry

As a professor his passion for art is evident through his lectures, delivered with a loud booming voice which resonates throughout the lecture hall. His dedication and genuine affection for performance art is contagious...

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