New Faculty/Staff Q&A: Meet David Dodge

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
Upper School Science Faculty David Dodge.