Fisher College Faculty
Dr. Dean Walton
- Professor, English
- Division Chair of Liberal Arts and Science
- B.S., Business Administration, Northeastern University
- M.A., English, Northeastern University
- Ph.D., English, University of Delaware
- Office: 108 Beacon Street, 5th floor
- Tel. 617-236-8845
- E-mail: email@example.com
I began teaching at Fisher in 1981 and have enjoyed every year of the experience. I have watched the College develop from a two-year women's college to a co-ed baccalaureate college with plans to add other baccalaureate degrees in the future. As any teacher at Fisher can attest, one of the greatest joys of teaching is greeting a new class each fall and then watching and helping those students find themselves and their interests.
A native of the Boston area (a fact that automatically involves me in the great debate over which establishment in Massachusetts serves the best fried clams), I enjoy watching my students discover the many wonders of Boston as part of their education. We teachers at Fisher all delight in our students' stories of exploring the Freedom Trail, the fabulous Reading Room of the Boston Public Library, the collections of the Museum of African American History, the emerald outfield in that "lyric little bandbox" Fenway Park, the European architecture of their College's Back Bay neighborhood, and much, much more.
While my master's and doctoral degrees are generalist, I have particular affection for teaching composition, film, and American literature. Regarding the latter, my students know that if they want to get me sidetracked for hours, all they have to do is ask me something about The Great Gatsby.
One of technology's greatest benefits is its ability to reach a huge number of people all at once. Therefore, thank you to all my teachers in the Arlington Public Schools, Northeastern University, and the University of Delaware, and thank you to every student I have ever had the pleasure of knowing for what you have brought to my life. I only hope that in my teaching I can partially return the favors.