Organization: University of Illinois, Urbana
Title: Interim Dean
Hometown: Mahaska, KS
First paying job: detasseling corn
Mentor or role model: My mentors are John Philip Jones – my professor at Syracuse University and Mary Williamson, who gave me my first teaching job. My role models are my parents – Calvin and June Slater.
If I weren't an editor/educator I'd be: a theater director.
To unwind I: play with my dog.
Favorite book, TV show or movie: "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Valley of Decision"
What music I am listening to: Barbara Streisand and Tom Jones