The Seagull Professor

Lucy Negash | December 2, 2014

I knew that Richard Sheehan, an economics professor, had found his passion in wildlife photography. What surprised me was his saying he approached the task by emulating the seagull.

As an editor with Scholastic, the student-run magazine that incorporates stories of interesting faculty members in its monthly fare, I had heard of Sheehan and had gone to interview him. It was during office hours, so I’d ask questions in between his answering student inquiries about calculating GDP growth and shifting curves. I crouched in the corner, kneeling on a thick textbook, and jotted notes as he spoke.
His travels and work were fascinating; the seagull comment stopped me in my tracks. But his explanation made perfect sense.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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