Archive for April, 2007

Interview Series 2007: Dr. Dora Pinou

Author: Frank LaBanca, Ed.D.

Dr. Dora Pinou is a professor at Western Connecticut State University. She is in the Biology Department and is a herpetologist by training.

Read about herpetology here.

Dr. Pinou has her own website. Read about her here.
Her research interests are here.

Using the information above as well as your own interests and further research, compose appropriate, relevant questions to ask Dr. Pinou when she visits us on May 3rd. Questions should be conceptual, in-depth, and original (do not repeat other students’ questions). Post them here so we can share our ideas and thoughts.

Our interview will conclude with the “Big10.” . . . a series of rapid-fire, quick-response questions based on The Pivot Questionnaire. You will probably recognize them as similar to the 10 questions James Lipton asks of his interviewees on the television program Inside the Actor’s Studio.

01. What is your favorite word?
02. What is your least favorite word?
03. What gets your creative juices flowing?
04. Who has made the biggest impact on your life? (name and relation)
05. What is your favorite scientific word?
06. What sound or noise do you love?
07. What sound or noise do you hate?
08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
09. What profession would you not like to do?
10. What phrase or message should all people know?