So we’ve heard that you used to play basketball. Can you tell us a little about that?
Well I grew up in the Bronx and my father was my first basketball coach in the seventh and eight grade and he gave me a big head start over a lot of people because he taught us the basic fundamentals. I worked my way up from being a sub to being an all-state player as a senior and then was fortunate enough to get a scholarship to play college basketball at Holy Cross where I started for four years we had very good teams there and at the end of that I wound up playing in Spain for a year in Madrid for what is there professionally,
What/Who is your favorite thing/person about BSGE?
I just think the students are so nice, it’s a really great diverse population, people are very tolerant of one another, respectful and I think that goes for everyone, like not just the students, but the faculty as well, like it’s a really neat interaction among all the people here.
Would you say you like NY better than RI?
Well it’s home for me. You know I married into the state of RI and I really like RI, being down here there are things that I miss about it. When I go take a trip up there..there’s that little sense of homesickness because I lived up there for 24 years. But coming back to NY I feel like I’m really home having grown up in the Bronx.
How many countries or cities have you lived in? You said Spain and RI…
Well, Massachusetts for a couple of years while I was in graduate school. That is pretty much it, really.
And how would you say you got into teaching after having played bball?
Well I taught while I was in graduate school, and at the end of graduate school I though well I have to get a real job because I was getting married so I went into banking and after my daughters were born and were growing up it seemed like a good move to go back to something that I’d liked doing while I was in graduate school which was teaching. It would give me