By Susan N. Hanrahan, ASAHP President
In my message in the November 2017 issue, I indicated that I will be asking some of you to send a photo and answer a series of “fun” questions to be shared with our membership so that we can continue our collegiality through our newsletter. The 6th of many profiles this year is presented as follows:
Name and Title: Charles J Gulas, Dean, Walker College of Health Professions, Professor of Physical Therapy
Place of Birth: Cleveland Ohio
University: Maryville University of Saint Louis
How long have you been in your position? Started at Maryville as an adjunct in 1999, Director of Clinical Education, and Director of Physical Therapy Program, 2000 and 2001, Dean in 2004.
What’s the value of a university education? Teaches students to be critical thinkers, reflective learners, be creative and ignite passions.
What is the value of ASAHP? Updated information, and Networking, Networking and Networking!!
Your philosophy on education in seven words: Facilitating Thinking to Expand Creativity and Passion.
If I could teach in another field, which one and why? Botany/landscaping because I love plants, or Cyber- security because I am fascinated by how our information is tracked.
Before I retire I want to: Teach abroad.
In college, I was known for: Undergraduate days organizing protests.
What music is playing in my car/office? No music in office... in car Sirius On Broadway or 80’s hits
The last book I read for fun was: “small great things” by Jodi Picoult
My favorite trip was: Greek Islands
If I could travel anywhere it would be: Africa safari
Four people I’d take to coffee or have a glass of wine with: Gertrude Stein, Abraham Lincoln, Claude Monet, Ignatius de Loyola
The best advice I ever received was: Always Be Present.
My hobby is: Gardening, Travel
My passion is: Experiencing life with fascinating people.
My pet peeve is: Having to wait for coffee to be brewed at Starbuck’s.
A perfect day is: When I am challenged to learn something new.
Cats or dogs? Either are nice to visit.
E-book or hardback? Depends on the day, but loving my Kindle more.
Beach or mountains? Beach
I wish I could: Have more time to be outdoors.
Only my friends know: How much I love chocolate, and do need time to be alone.
My favorite saying is: No good deed goes unpunished!
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