10 questions with

Jonathan Andreas

Jonathan AndreasWhat is your favorite thing about being a teacher?
I like the learning aspect of teaching, I am always learning as I go. I enjoy watching others learn as well.

What age were you when you first discovered that you wanted to be a teacher?
I sort of fell into teaching as my vocation. I wanted to travel, and had heard that by becoming an ESL (English as a second language) teacher that you could have many opportunities for travel. I did so, and came to thoroughly enjoy teaching.

What is your favorite subject to teach, and why?
My favorite subject to teach is Development of Economics. It is interesting to me because it poses the question that got me into economics in the first place, and that is why some countries are so much richer than others. It is just a fun class to teach.

Where is your favorite place/ season/ event on Bluffton's campus?
The place that I like the most on Bluffton's campus is probably the Riley Creek. I walk over it every morning on my way to work and it's just picturesque. My favorite season would probably have to be spring, though I do enjoy all four seasons here on campus. The event that I most enjoy in my leisure time is getting together with the faculty for coffee.

Who were your favorite teachers in high school and middle school?
My history teacher in high school had such passion for teaching and was fun to listen to.

What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy reading and lately I have been reading economics blogs for fun.

What was the first job you ever had?
I was eight years old and had to pick up nails in our yard after we had gotten our roof redone. I got paid a penny a nail.

What kinds of activities did you participate in when you attended college?
I was involved in the outdoor recreation club, theater activities, the singing group and was an RA for one year. I also worked as a newspaper editor.

Where is somewhere that you would like to visit?
I like visiting places where I can speak the language, such as Latin America and China.

What is on your 'bucket list'?
Honestly if I knew when I was going to die the most important thing to me would be spending time with my friends and my family.