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Faculty Spotlight: Panoussi

Join us every month as we shine a spotlight on one of our excellent faculty members!  First up, Prof. Panoussi.

What is your favorite part about teaching at W&M?

I love teaching W&M students because they are so smart, interesting, motivated, and hard working.  No matter how I feel on a given day, I am always smiling when I leave the classroom.  I've taught at four different institutions in my career; the students here at W&M are by far my favorite.

Where did you live before coming to W&M?

I grew up in Athens, Greece.  I moved to the US, and specifically to Providence, RI, to go to grad school.  After I received my PhD, I lived in Charlottesville, VA, Williamstown, MA, Port Jefferson, NY, and Boston, MA.

How did you spend your most recent summer vacation?

This past summer I was in Greece doing research and visiting my family.  I spent my time between Brauron, in Attica, and the island of Andros in the Cyclades.  I also visited Delphi and Mt. Pelion.  Mt. Pelion has incredible natural beauty and breathtaking beaches.

What do you like to do when you're not teaching?

I love to do my research!  But I also enjoy running, hiking, biking, cooking, and playing the piano.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 books would you bring?

I wouldn't bother taking with me Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, because I almost know it by heart!  Vergil's Aeneid, Aeschylus' Oresteia, and the Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie.  Bundle Brent is one of my all-time favorite characters.

Prof. Panoussi hiking in Greece