Laraine Wallowitz, Ph.D.

Faculty, Associate Professor

Laraine Wallowitz, Ph.D.


June 7, 2011

Laraine Wallowitz, Ph.D.


I teach because…

I believe education is the great equalizer—or has the potential to be. I teach because I am angry about so many things: anti-intellectualism, prejudice, homophobia, sexism. Education is part of the solution.

I want to impart to my students…

That teaching is a privilege and a responsibility, to quote my colleague, Professor Mary Jean McCarthy.

Great teaching is…

Subversive and provocative.

The most exciting moment in my classroom is…

When I am outside the classroom. Since I prepare future teachers, I love when former students come back and tell me what they are doing in their own classrooms.

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