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Brother John A. Perron, CSC
Associate Professor of English

Phone: 512-448-8560

  • Postgraduate study in English at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1975
  • MA in English at University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, 1967
  • BA in English and Spanish at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1961
Why I Teach

I motivate my students by the belief that together we learn by doing. There are many other principles that inform my teaching approach, including Socrates’ maxim: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” To this end, I believe it is important to create a lively discussion in order to promote a solid understanding of ideas.

I teach out of love for my subject and passing this knowledge along to my students.