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.