Dr. Tom Wells
title: Professor, Exercise Science
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hometown/state: Luling, Texas, but Kerrville is home now
your alma mater: UT-Austin
favorite movies: "Brain Donors", "The Holy Grail", "Jaws"
favorite food: French fries (emphasis on the French)
favorite music/band/type of music: Roots Rock/Rockabilly. If there's a better song than Jim Stringer and the AM Band doing, "Looking for Romeo", I'd like to hear it.
favorite vacation spot: Day trip-wise, it's Austin, hands down. A real vacation -- Seattle is mighty nice on several levels.
what's on your night-stand right now? (book/music/DVD): Chomsky's "Keeping the Rabble in Line" and Thomas' "Cuba"
note: Tom is an accomplished author of several books; his latest novel is DROP-INS >>>
who/what/where INSPIRES you & why? Anyone overcoming a stacked deck and making progress toward their goals.
hobbies/interests/extra-curricular activities OUTSIDE SU: reading, writing and exercising, with the writing emerging as my favorite lately.
activities/interests/associations ON CAMPUS: AAUP and keeping the "Speak Truth To Power" program up and running. Plus, there are a couple of secret campus societies I belong to, but I can't divulge those because they are secret... (well, the Trismegistus Society isn't so secret... I'm the Assistant Grand Decoder for that one...)
favorite class to teach @ SU & why: Global Issues in a Cultural Context for two reasons: (1) It allows me to have contact with students outside the EXSI discipline and (2) It helps keep me current on issues affecting us all.
why (do you like) Schreiner?
It's probably the only university in the world that would hire someone like me and then have it work for both parties. It is a close-knit community, top-to-bottom; left-to-right.
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