Featuring english professor at The College of St. Scholastica, James Crane.
Name: James Crane
Hometown: Gardner, KS
Department: English, and sometimes Women's and Gender Studies
Years working at the college: 6.5
What is your favorite food?
Cheese or potstickers
What is your dream job?
Honestly, being an English professor has been my dream job ever since I figured out that I wasn't likely to make a good firefighter
If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
A wolf, because they're both independent and social
If you could trade places with someone for a day who would it be and why?
I would trade places with Will Treaty, the main character from the Ranger's Apprentice series, who should definitely be played by Josh Hutcherson in a film adaptation.
What is your favorite song?
"Take my Hand" by Charli XCX
What is your favorite movie?
I don't really have a favorite, but Peter Weir's Gallipoli would be near the top of my favorites list
If your life was a book what would it be called?
Hmmm, perhaps I'd call it Perilous Adventures Amongst the Northern Pines
What annoys you more than anything else?
People with no sense of humor
Who or what has influenced your life the most?
Higher Education--all the experiences I had and relationships I built in both college and graduate school
What would your friends say is your best quality?
Well, I asked a couple of people, and they just laughed...
What would your perfect day consist of?
Good food, good books, bad movies, good coffee, loud conversation, laughter, and a walk in the woods
What is your favorite thing about St. Scholastica?
The strong sense of community and heritage
What is your favorite memory you have since working at the college?
Each of the times that my students have made me laugh so hard that I spit out my morning coffee
What is your favorite part of Duluth?
The lake and the fall colors