The Person Who Inspired Others : 15 Questions with Dr.Force

Photo provided by Mount Saint Mary College

by Katie Ketterer

Senior Katie Ketterer, sat down with Dr. Lawrence Force, Chair of the Division of Social Sciences; Professor of Psychology, and Director of The Center on Aging and Policy at Mount Saint Mary College.

1) What are your most played songs on your ipod?

A: David Crosby/Still and Nash/Joni Mitchell

2) If you were in a street fight, what colleagues would you want on your side?

A: Any/All of them because everyone brings different skills to the table.

3) Without naming name, what is the craziest/memorable thing a student has done in class?

Nothing stands out as remarkable but there are very interesting moments throughout my teaching career..

4) What is the dumbest/craziest most memorable thing you have done during class?

A: Not so much craziest, but I look to push students out of the box, and it is very interesting and crazy seeing how they react to what I do.

5) Be honest, have you texted in class?

A:  Yes, but not for any other reason than to get health statuses and updates on family members,

6) Your pet peeve?

A: I don’t necessarily know if this is a pet peeve, but there needs to be sense of equality across all boards

7) What is something you don’t get about our generation?

A: Most of communication is electronic.

8) What was the last movie you saw?

A: Moonrise Kingdom

9) Your feelings on Honey Boo Boo

A: I have no idea who that is.

10) If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to play the lead role as you?

A: Obviously Brad Pitt.

11) What was your first job?

A: Working in a stationary store.

12) If you won the lottery, what would you do first…besides charity?

A: I would do exactly what I am doing now, except less of it.

13) What do you hope students say about you?

A: That I was great teacher and that I somehow inspired them. (Coming from a student of his, that is exactly what I would say he is/does)

14) If you weren’t a professor, what would you be doing?

A: Motivational Speaker

15) If you were written about in the newspaper, on the front page, what would the headline read?

A: The person who inspired others.