20 Questions: A sketch of Centre economics professor Michael Fabritius

RELEASED: Dec. 21, 2006

DANVILLE, KY—1. Position/title: Visiting Professor of Economics.           
2. Hometown: Dunkirk, N.Y.
3. Career highlight: Thirty years of doing what I've always wanted to do—teaching economics/finance.
4. Signature class: I enjoy managerial economics class and managerial finance class.
5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance: Evaluating the lifecycles of education—supporting lotteries—public finance review.

6. Family details: My wife Stephanie, dog Thorstein, cats Indie and Katie.
7. Hobbies: I enjoy most sports, my favorite being badminton.

8. Pets: Indie, Katie, Thorstein.

9. Prized possession: Can't think of any.
10. Last book read: My Double Life by Fran Hamerstron.
11. Memorable trip/vacation: Our trip to Australia and New Zealand.

12. Favorite movie: "Splendor in the Grass."

13. Favorite album: Any "Tower of Power" albums.
14. Favorite food: Most any Italian or Mexican dish.

15. Favorite smell: Grapes from the vineyards near where I grew up.

16. Person you most admire: James Nordyke, a great mentor to me.

17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Bill Clinton.

18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Thorstein Veblen.

19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: I would like to think teaching at some other small liberal arts college.

20. Describe yourself in three words: Tries very hard.




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