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Know Your Professor: Leanne Doherty

Welcome to 300 The Fenway's "Know Your Professor." Here's your opportunity to get to know Simmons' professors on a more personal level. You'll get the inside scoop on their favorite books, music, hidden talents, and more!

leannedhoerty2.jpgMeet Professor Leanne Doherty from the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Professor Doherty was named Professor of the Year in 2008 and received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising in 2009. But did you know she has a hidden talent of shooting free throws and loves listening to Pearl Jam?

What is your favorite class to teach?
POLS 219 - Gender and Politics and POLS 217 American Public Policy

What book are you currently reading?
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

What's your favorite book?
The Passage, by Justin Cronin.

Do you have a favorite TV show?

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I never met my Grandfather Marshall, so I would love to have dinner with him.

What's your favorite band/artist?
It is a tie between Pearl Jam and Rick Astley.

Fill in the blank: When I was in college, I _______
Didn't study as much as I should have. I wish I knew then what I know now....

What's your favorite website or social network? - I love me some popular culture.

What's your favorite restaurant in Boston?
Eastern Standard

If I could travel to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
I would visit the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean because I am kind of addicted to the cruising lifestyle.

When I'm not teaching, I'm _______
Hanging out with my boys.

Do you have a hidden talent?
Shooting free throws.

Favorite quote?
"A house divided against itself cannot stand." - Abraham Lincoln

I love my students because ________
They are engaged, inquisitive, and passionate.

Describe Simmons in one word:

To learn even more about Professor Doherty and political science program at Simmons, you can follow her on Twitter @leannedoherty22. She's also an avid sports fan. Be sure to listen to her live on The Sports Profs every Wednesday 1 - 2 p.m. on Simmons College Radio.

Who would you like to see featured on "Know Your Professor?" Send us your suggestions! @SimmonsCollege,

Posted by Marissa Window
Category: Know Your Professor

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