The Guy Next Door
I teach at Dartmouth College. I also have an appointment at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. We lived in Chicago for nearly 20 years, and absolutely loved the city, but we also love the rural outdoors. My wife teaches high school math. We are getting value from our property taxes, as we have children in elementary, middle, and high school.
The whole family shares a love (bordering on obsession) with international travel. My wife Leah and I traveled around the world together after graduating from Dartmouth in 1988. Many years later, I took my two daughters around the world via the Trans-Mongolian Railroad.
In December of 2013 we will visit India with a group of 12 college students as part of a Dartmouth class that I will be teaching.
A Day in the Life
We live in New Hampshire, and if you live in New Hampshire, you had better like the outdoors. Just yesterday, our black Labrador retriever Lily ended up with a porcupine quill hanging off her nose after an afternoon of cross-country skiing. (My wife and daughter were cross-country skiing, not the dog.)
Our house abuts the Appalachian Trail, so it’s easy to get off into the woods at just about any time of year (though snow shoes are recommended in the winter). I’m an avid golfer in the summer. Come winter, I try to play hockey without injuring myself. There is nothing more exhilarating than playing pond hockey (outdoors on a pond) on a brisk winter day
When I’m not doing that kind of stuff, I try to write books and grade my students’ papers!