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Louis Barone - History
State University of New York at Postdam, B.S and M.S. in Education
State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A. and Ph.D. in History
What have you learned while teaching at B-W?:
B-W is the type of college and has the type of students that I like to teach.
What inspired you to get into college teaching?:
I suppose I am the “eternal sophomore.” I wanted to teach on a college level ever since I was 14. I chose history because I had from High School up through Graduate excellent History teachers. I hoped to emulate them.
Describe the ways in which you mentor students interested in your department:
When I was Chair of the Dept. I did more of this. I still talk to most Athletic recruits who might be interested in History.
If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?:
I have a summer home in Canada. I, otherwise, don’t know- I have taught since I was 21 years old. I still get a super “kick” out of it
What do students like best about your class?:
I believe it is my lecture style, my weird sense of humor, my interest in them as individuals and my willingness to meet with them. My classes are usually full and I have very few drops.
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