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Three questions with… Eric Dolansky

Posted by Samantha on Dec 9th, 2011 and filed under People. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Eric Dolansky

Eric Dolansky, assistant professor of Marketing, has been at Brock for four years. He lives in Oakville with his wife Farah and two children. In addition to teaching and research, he has another claim to fame — he was a two-time Jeopardy champion in 2006.

What do you like about your job?

I like interacting with the other faculty. I like interacting with the students. I like the freedom to pursue what I’m interested in with my research and the fact that I can more or less set my own schedule. I like working in a field that involves the pursuit of knowledge and disseminating knowledge.

What do you do for fun?

I like to play with my kids. My son is five and into Lego and Star Wars and all that fun stuff. My daughter is one and learning new words, which is great to watch.

What’s the last good book you read?

I recently read Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell. It was an excellent read and often gets overshadowed by some of his better known books. Now I’m reading The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman, which has a man in pursuit of science bent to it.

Related story:
TV’s lessons — Research or no research? — thestar.com (an interview with Dolansky about his research and his Jeopardy appearance)

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