20 Questions: A sketch of Centre economics professor David Anderson

RELEASED: Feb. 16, 2006

David Anderson (l-r): rotating coffee beans in Hawaii as part of the Centre Term 2006 course there, with son Austin, with a friendly kangaroo in Australia for the 2005 CentreTerm Sustainability course, wrestling on bid day with Eric Gibbins
DANVILLE, KY—1. Position/title: Paul G. Blazer Associate Professor of Economics

2. Hometown: East Lansing, Michigan

3. Career highlight: Thank you notes from students who learned a lot and research findings used in the Economic Report of the President

4. Signature class: "Law and Economics" and "Environmental Economics"

5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance:Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management textbook
6. Family details: wife, son (8) and daughter (4)

7. Hobbies: Marathons, juggling, cooking

8. Pets: Dog—Oscar

9. Prized possession: Farm

10. Last book read:Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii

11. Memorable trip/vacation: India, Belize, Jamaica

12. Favorite movie:Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original)

13. Favorite album: Junk Music

14. Favorite food: Indian

15. Favorite smell: Vanilla

16. Person you most admire: Jimmy Carter

17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Paul Newman

18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Thomas Jefferson

19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: French chef

20. Describe yourself in three words: Curious, affirming, ethical


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