New blog feature: Faculty Spotlight

Throughout the years, I’ve asked Fletcher professors to contribute to the blog in many, mostly minor, ways.  For example, they’ve provided reading recommendations, both books related to their classes and, occasionally, lighter selections.  They’ve also been good sports when we have cornered them in the Hall of Flags.  And other times, without asking them to put in any effort, I’ve written about their work.

Last November, I contacted faculty members with a request — an assignment, if we’re being honest about it.  I asked them to write a short post on one of several topics designed to tell readers more about the professors’ interests.  Those who have written so far have done exactly what I would have hoped, which is to approach the topics from many different angles.  I have the first of the posts, by Prof. Michael Klein, set to run tomorrow, and I’ll plan one or two each week through the next few months.  I hope you’ll agree that, added together, the new series shines the spotlight on a diverse and interesting collection of people.

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