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 14th of many profiles and the fifth in 2019 is presented as follows:
Name and Title: Gwendolyn Mahon, Dean and Professor
Place of birth: Tullamore, Ireland
University: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
How long have you been in your position? 4 years
What’s the value of a university education? Opens up your mind to other worlds.
What is the value of ASAHP? ASAHP provides the opportunity to network with educators, administrators and clinicians from other schools across the country.
Your philosophy on education in seven words: A lifelong endeavor for growth and improvement
If I could teach in another field, which one and why? Architectural Engineering, I love the idea of developing ways to build structures that fulfill real world needs.
Before I retire I want to: Walk the entire Camino de Santiago.
In college, I was known for: Studying and working hard.
What music is playing in my car/office? Spanish guitar, Folk, Alternative Rock
The last book I read for fun was: Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
My favorite trip was: We go to Acadia National Park in Maine every summer and it is always my favorite trip.
If I could travel anywhere it would be: A 6 month driving trip across America in an RV hitting every national park.
Four people I’d take to coffee or have a glass of wine with: Leo Varadkar (current Taoiseach of Ireland), Barack Obama, Jane Goodall, My Mom
The best advice I ever received was: If you have nothing good to say about someone then best to say nothing at all.
My hobby is: Gardening, walking, cooking
My passion is: My family
My pet peeve is: People saying they are bored.
A perfect day is: A foggy day on the coast of Maine with family
Cats or dogs? Like both but allergic to cats.
E-book or hardback? Hardback
Beach or mountains? Mountains
I wish I could: Spend more time outdoors.
Only my friends know I: Love to decorate my home.
My favorite saying is: If you are not going to do your best then do not do it at all.
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