10 questions with

Gary SchieferGary Schiefer

What excites you the most about teaching business?
The most gratifying part is working with students when they are starting their careers and learning the skills needed for their profession.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a business professor?
There was no defining moment when I knew I was destined to teach. I've always enjoyed learning and being in a classroom. One day I just realized it was my turn to be the professor.

What is your favorite class to teach and why?
I enjoy my finance courses because that's my actual area of expertise. I also enjoy teaching Principles of Macroeconomics because students from other departments take the course and I get a chance to meet them.

What is your favorite event on campus?
My favorite event on campus is graduation weekend. We get to meet the families of the students we've had over the last four years. I also enjoy May Day because you get to visit with alumni and see how their lives have turned out.

What is your favorite season on campus?
My favorite season is fall when all the leaves begin to change colors.

When you are not teaching, what do you enjoy doing?
I read a lot, magazines and newspapers mostly, to keep up with current events and theories. In the summer I ride bikes with my wife and golf with my friends. I have also taken up cross country skiing.

What was the first job you ever had?
I grew up on a family farm so my first job was doing whatever needed to be done on the farm. My first job out of college was at Kaufman's Restaurant in Bowling Green.

What extracurricular activities were you involved in when you were a college student?
I spent a lot of time in the library studying. I played intramural soccer and helped to start the International Business Club.

Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
My wife and I enjoy going to Kelleys Island. Lake Erie is beautiful and right in our own backyard.

What are some things on your 'bucket list'?
I think it would be interesting to ride a motorcycle across the United States. Play golf at Pebble Beach. Learn to fly an airplane and do more traveling than we've done in the past.