College Professors Who Made All the Difference Pt. 1


This morning I woke up thinking how much I owe to college professors of mine  who – while not knowing it at the time – were teaching me the joy and best values of a profession I would eventually be lucky enough to join.

I have friends who will read this, however, who – if I don’t add the following disclaimer — would surely taunt me for years to come.

Several of these great teachers would have had no reason to expect I would choose their line of work, given my tendency to spend more time in various film school archives and local movie theatres  (not to mention a place called The Bull and Mouth) than in the library. But incompletes aside (all of which were eventually completed) these professors were and are extraordinary in every way.

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”
— Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Don Brown

Bob Epstein

Carl Faber

Robert V. Hine

Josephine Holz

Francine Rabinovitz

Willie Ruff

Ron Takaki

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