Summer – a time for catching up, relaxing, exploring, starting new projects, or perhaps completing work in progress.  With this in mind, we have asked some faculty members at St. John’s what they are reading this summer.

Dr. Stephen Llano, Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric & Speech, and Coach of the Debate Team,  writes:

This summer I plan to do a lot of reading. One of the books I’m most looking forward to reading is Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate,  by Mark Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer’s book is a humorous biography of his debate experiences both in high school and university, and how they shaped him into the person he is today. Oppenheimer is a lecturer at Yale who holds a Ph.D. in religious studies.

 I think this book could be very important in letting others know the power that even the slightest involvement in your campus or school’s debate team can change your whole concept of what your life can be.