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Two minutes with... Dr Michael McFall

22 Dec, 2020
Two minutes with... Dr Michael McFall

Kings Wisconsin are pleased to welcome to the team our new Progression Advisor, Dr Michael McFall. Michael has his PhD in Philosophy from Syracuse University and has many years of teaching experience — from his postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Stanford University, to Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.

Here, we get to know Michael better in a 2-minute interview.

Hi Michael, what do you do at Kings?

I’m a Progression Advisor. I help new students transition to college, support them as they progress through college, and help them to find and transfer to a four-year school that best fits them.

How long have you worked at Kings and what did you do before?

I started working at Kings in December of 2020. Before that, I primarily taught Philosophy (at Syracuse University, Stanford University, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley).

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I most enjoy building relationships with students and helping them to grow as life-long learners.

What do you like most about Wisconsin?

I love the natural beauty of Wisconsin. My favorite local place is High Cliff State Park.

Where is the best place you’ve visited?

The best place I’ve ever visited was Scotland.

What is the last book you read?

The last book I’ve read was Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts.

What is your favorite film?

I’ve recently enjoyed Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

What would be your ideal character to play in a film?

My ideal character would be an adventure-based academic, maybe a Philosophy-version of Indiana Jones.

Which well-known figure would you most like to invite to dinner?

I would most like to invite Aristotle to dinner.

What is your favorite quote?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

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