For Carol Luckhardt Redfield, Ph.D., teaching isn’t a one-way process. “Learning is inherently fun; let’s keep it that way,” said Redfield, who is a Computer Science Professor and director of the St. Mary’s Computer Science graduate program.
Jeff Johnson, Ph.D., is a well-versed expert of foreign entrepreneurial practices. As director of the Center for Global Business Studies in the Bill Greehey School of Business and an Associate Professor of International Business, that’s to be expected. But when it comes to teaching what he knows, Johnson prefers to take students out of the classroom and right to the subject — in whatever country that may be.
Sometimes, when he’s driving through South Texas, Rafael Ricardo “Rick” Ramirez feels his jaw clench and his grip tighten on the steering wheel. It happens when he’s spotted a pasture that hasn’t been tended to in years, left to bake in the sun. To a lifelong steward of the land like Rick, it’s a tragedy.
On first viewing, the wild movement and colors of artist James Joffe's paintings present a distinct feeling. But after peering at a piece’s title the elements on the canvas shift and give way to a greater vision.
Thirteen months after graduation, Homer Ahr was on mission control of NASA’s Apollo 11 — the 1969 mission that landed the first man on the moon — working as a computer programmer. A year later, he was working on Apollo 13.