Lecturer, Journalism Department, Diederich College of Communication
I can’t believe I’ve been teaching (part time) at Marquette for 40 years. That’s 40 percent of journalism’s history at MU! Why do I continue? Because I am constantly inspired by my students. They are bright, they work hard and they are infused with Jesuit ideals of service. Sure, some of them have succeeded, sometimes spectacularly, in journalism. But I’m equally proud of those who are making other quiet paths in the world. For example, the graduate from the early 1980s who selflessly works with troubled youth in North Carolina. Whenever I think I might stop teaching, I realize I wouldn’t get to know people like her.