To get to know our new faculty and staff a little better, we asked them to answer a handful of questions from the Proust Questionnaire — the famous questionnaire that Vanity Fair asks celebrities to answer on its back page. Here, we learn a little bit more about Upper School Science Faculty David Dodge.
Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A: Sharing a laugh with a few friends around a fire after a long day in the mountains.
Q: Which living person do you most admire?
A: I admire my grandmother for her unfailing optimism and ability to find joy in life's simplest pleasures.
Q: What is your greatest extravagance?
A: I've ridden second-hand mountain bikes since high school, so I've probably spent more time fixing broken parts than riding trails, but I recently splurged on my dream bike, and now I feel very fancy riding it.
Q: What is your most marked characteristic?
A: I think I have a deep sense of curiosity about the world that drives my desire to constantly learn and explore.
Q: What do you most value in your friends?
A: Dependability and a sense of humor and adventure.
Q: Who are your favorite writers?
A: John Buchan is a Scottish novelist and historian whose early 1900's thrillers I can't seem to get enough of. Otherwise, the stuff I read is pretty dry.
Q: What is it that you most dislike?
A: Willful ignorance of scientific evidence.
Q: What is your motto?
A: My favorite ski coach was a real backwoods Vermonter and used to say, "Every day's a good day; some are better." I like that and have tried to live by it.
Upper School Science Faculty David Dodge.