Minor: Political Science
Where do you work?
What is your job title?
I am a teacher in the Dearborn Public Schools. I am certified in health and Phys Ed.
How long have you had this position?
What are your key duties?
9 years and I have been head coach of Swimming and Track.
What is a typical day like?
Does your job involve travel?
Typical day is full is high energy youths!
What do you like most about your job?
What do you like least?
I get to work with kids and i get lots of time for my other hobbies.
How do you feel Philosophy has prepared you for this occupation?
Do you think Philosophy has prepared you better than other majors might have?
In my job my degree in Philosophy just brings shock! I have been asked during certain days to come and teach lessons on social contract-Constitution and the kids are always shocked as well as the teachers. I get to be the resident smart guy!
Is there anything philosophical about what you do?
I spend my life talking about philosophy, it paints everything I say and it structures everything I read.
What attracted you to Philosophy?
Why did you choose to major in Philosophy?
I wanted to study the classics, it is the foundation for everything as well as learn how to learn.
What advice would you give to an up and coming student considering majoring in Philosophy?
Get a degree in Phil then get a masters in a mainstream subject, it is the best prep for life.
What would you say to someone who was worried about the job prospects of Philosophy majors?
My philosophy degree really gave me confidence and it is very popular at cocktail parties!
Do you consider yourself a philosopher?
Yes, rightly or wrongly I always have.
What is the number one thing you learned from your experiences as an undergraduate?
The process of breaking anything down to its root to understand it.
What are your current hobbies/interests?
World affairs, politics, philosophy is still a hobby, travel, mountain climbing, Ironman Triathlon, Ultra running and marathons, snowboarding, spending lots of time out west.
Anything else you would like to say?
I loved my time at NMU, I went on to U of Toledo to pursue more Philosophy as a Grad Assistant and in the end became a Phys Ed teacher!