You may know your professor’s name, but do you truly know about their life? If you think you do, then take a shot at this edition of Guess That Professor!
This professor teaches in the history department. They enjoy meeting students and they truly want their students to succeed in the future. They attended college at University of Tennessee for their undergraduate degree and their masters degree. This professor has been teaching for 25 years, and 12 of those years have been here at Blackburn. Their favorite thing about Blackburn is the small size and being able to meet all of the students and faculty members. They also enjoy that there are frequent meetings to have discussions about Blackburn.
Their hometown is Shadyside, Ohio and their favorite sports team is the Pittsburgh steelers. Their favorite music genre is spanish music or “Whatever is on the oldies station” and they prefer to read books rather than watch movies. Their favorite food is cheese cake with a lot of whipped cream on it and their favorite excuse for missing homework that they have heard is “I emailed it to you”, but they didn’t actually write the paper and their favorite holiday as a child was Christmas.
The most interesting place they have visited is Columbia, South America and they spent approximately 6-8 years there. Their favorite quote is “For history, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities and our aspirations.” from James Baldwin.
If you believe you know who this professor is, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org where we will give a shout-out for the first three correct answers in the next issue of The ‘Burnian.
The professor who was covered in the last edition of the Guess That Professor was Dr. Carter Aikin from the philosophy and religion department.