20 Questions: A sketch of Centre sociology professor Beau Weston

RELEASED: Jan. 25, 2006

Beau Weston in a familiar setting—mocha at his side and hard at work on his Gruntled Center blog in the Hub Coffee House.

DANVILLE, KY—1. Position/title: NEH Associate Professor of Sociology
2. Hometown: Plymouth Meeting, PA
3. Career highlight: Tri-Delta Professor of the Year, 2001
4. Signature class: "Introduction to Family Life"
5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance: Leading from the Center: Strengthening the Pillars of the Church (2003; Geneva Press)
6. Family details: Married to Susan since 1982, proud parents of Molly, Nora and Joe.
7. Hobbies: My labor is not alienated—my work is my pleasure.
8. Pets: Cat Mikey
9. Prized possession: Wedding certificate lettered by my father
10. Last book read: Raising Boys Without Men
11. Memorable trip/vacation: All around Scotland by train with my daughter, Nora.
12. Favorite movie: Casablanca
13. Favorite album: Born to Run
14, Favorite food: Mocha
15. Favorite smell: Leather
16. Person you most admire: Lincoln
17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Nelson Mandela
18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Augustine
19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: Running a small liberal arts college
20. Describe yourself in three words: Soul of a bishop


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