Do you want to know if you really exist? How about the meaningof life? For answers to these and other brain-melting questions Dr.John Pauley is the man you should seek. Dr. Pauley jokes that hisjob here at Simpson is, “to drive students crazy”. As Professor ofPhilosophy Dr. Pauley does just this however, he does so bychallenging students with intellectually stimulating questions andideas while teaching them a thing or two.
Dr. Pauley teaches introduction to philosophy courses, historyof philosophy courses, independent studies, a senior seminar andthis May Term he will be teaching “The Problem of Evil”.
Dr. Pauley is not only an accomplished academic and effectiveteacher, Junior Mandy Peters called Dr. Pauley “intellectuallystimulating”, but according to several of his students, he is avery funny man.
Senior Brain Johnson fondly recounted an idea that Dr. Pauleyhad for a new May Term called “Toning and Tanning”; a May Termconsisting of working out in the morning and spending yourafternoons at the beach.
Next time you brain is bursting trying to figure out your placein the universe, or if you’re just in the mood for a good joke comeand see our newest Flip Side Face Dr. John Pauley.
Getting to Know…John Pauley
Job Title: Professor of Philosophy
Job Duties: To drive students crazy
Activities you’re involved in (campus, community etc): Lots
Hero and/or heroine: David Hume
Ambition: Not to say or argue something objectively stupid
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Exercise: The list is long here
Favorite Food: Lobster boiled in beer and water
Favorite Drink: In the summer, cold white wine or cold beer. Ialways like cold water. In the winter, red wine or water. Nopop
Favorite Dessert: I’m too tough for sweets
Favorite Part of your Job: Students
Least Favorite Part of your Job: Grading papers
Favorite CD: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Rust Never Sleeps orNeil Young, On the Beach or The Clash, London Calling
Favorite Book: Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant
Favorite TV show: Law and Order or Celebrity Death Match
Favorite Movie: Night of the Living Dead or Child’s Play PartIII
Proudest Accomplishment: I think my kids are basically goodguys. I hope this has something to do with me, but it probably hasmore to do with my wife Judy.
Motto: “All any man has is time” William Faulkner