Saturday, October 31, 2009

Despite Retirement, Peter Stine Keeps on Teaching

The Erickson Living Tribune recently interviewed retired English professor Peter Stine on why he's still teaching well into retirement. Setarreh Massihzadegan reports:


Even in one-on-one conversation, Peter Stine, Ph.D., is prone to theatrics. A story about a student’s Annie Oakley monologue easily becomes Stine’s recitation of that same monologue—from his memory of the performance years ago.
It is no surprise to learn that Stine, who lives at Brooksby Village, has no intention of giving up his teaching, which is replete with interpretations of poetry and literature and backed by a lifetime of practice.
This fall, Stine is teaching his third course at Brooksby, this time on the American novel. He will simultaneously teach courses at Gordon College, where he’s taught for 40 years, and Salem State College’s Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute.
“I thank God often that this was my calling,” says Stine, who is also a Baptist minister, of his teaching.
Read more. Photo courtesy of Setarreh Massihzadegan.

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