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Know Your Professor: Bob White

Meet Professor Bob White. Professor White has taught in the Simmons Communications Department for more than 40 years. He's best known by Simmons students, faculty, staff, and alumni for his animation skills, cheerful attitude, and teaching the crowd favorite, Communications Media. But did you know he wants to travel to Avalon and has an extremely useful hidden talent? Plus, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear who he wishes every boss in the world was!


What is your favorite class to teach?
Communications Media which I have taught for 40 years.
What's your favorite book?
The novelization of the screenplay for Forbidden Planet, the movie that burned the back of my eyes and the edges of my brain away when I was 10 and a half years old.
Do you have a favorite TV show?
I wish every boss in the world was Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS.
Fill in the blank: When I was in college, I ____
Learned to perform for the public while working in college radio, and by reading my poems & stories, and by being a student teacher, and screening my films, and by serving as acolyte in the Jesuit Cloister before dawn as Mass was celebrated.
What's your favorite band/artist?
I have loved Kind of Blue by Miles Davis ever since I saw tears running down a woman's face while she listened to it.
What's your favorite website or social network?
My short films may be found on YouTube.
What's your favorite restaurant in Boston?
I lose myself in the corridors and galleries of The Museum of Fine Arts and always find my way to that restaurant where I am greeted as a visiting dignitary and friend. It is called Bravo.
If you could travel to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
I would visit Avalon because I would stand and pray at the grave of Arthur the King.
When I'm not teaching, I'm ____
Sad that I haven't been able to get back to my animation studio.
Do you have a hidden talent?
My hidden talent is the silence of a good friend listening.
Favorite quote?
"What we've got here is failure to communicate." Cool Hand Luke (1967)
What song is your personal anthem?
It is chilling to hear Kate Bush sing "The Man with the Child in His Eyes."
I love my students because ____
Nurses, who were my students, cared for my father as he lay dying.
Fill in the blank: I love Simmons because ____
Despite the fact that I age each year, my students are perpetually young and magically ageless.

Want to learn more about Professor White? Be sure to check out Professor White's blog.

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Posted by Marissa Window
Category: Know Your Professor
Topics: communications, professors

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This page contains a single entry by Marissa Window published on April 17, 2012 8:22 AM.

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