A little information about myself…

I believe in Jesus Christ.  I try to conduct my life according to God’s will.

I have been married to my wife, Julie, for thirty five years. Julie is a nursing professor at Indiana State.  We have three daughters; their names are Sarah, Cathryn and Robin.  Sarah has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a practicing pediatric psychologist. She is married to John Ferreira. They have a little boy named Asher, born in July 2005. Cathryn is a linguist with SIL International in East Asia. She is married to ShiZhou Yang. Robin is serving as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army. She has just finished a year in Iraq. She is a pilot, flying Blackhawk Medevacs with the 101st Airborne.

You have probably noticed that I like mountain climbing.  I am actually far more involved in reading about it than actually doing it.  I am very interested in airplanes and flying.  I love to travel.  I am fluent in Spanish and I can speak Portuguese passably. 

Once a week, I go to the Putnamville Correctional Facility where I conduct a non-denominational Christian bible study in Spanish.  There are Spanish speaking people locked up in Indiana, would you believe. I am also involved in trying to help people recover from substance abuse at the House of Hope, a Christian center for this kind of ministry on US40 between Terre Haute and Brazil.

Most of my time is taken up by my job as a professor at this great institution, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  I am very proud to belong here.  I love my students, though they often have trouble realizing it. I'm kind of a shy guy.