Stephen Vallette, a math professor from Abington, Pa., is one of the new faces. Vallette earned a bachelor’s in Bible and piano at Philadelphia Biblical University and then later went on to receive his master’s in education from Arcadia University and Villanova University.
Q: How do you like Cabrini so far?
A: “I like it a lot. The campus is very open, meaning that I could walk up to anyone and ask them a question. Everyone is very approachable.”
Q: Why did you choose to teach math?
A: “It was a surprise to me actually. It started out as a summer job, teaching substitute math at an alternative school forcing me to go back to school.”
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco. It’s an Italian mystery novel.”
Q: Do you have a personal mantra?
A: “To try to convince people to explore what they are not used to, this especially applies to math.”
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: “I enjoy mostly Mediterranean and Lebanese food, but I could never turn down a hot and sour Chinese soup. I just love spicy foods.”
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: “It depends on Cabrini’s needs I would love to continue at Cabrini or at least at the college level.”
Q: Is there anything you would like the students at Cabrini to know about you?
A: “I am really glad to come here and get a great idea about how to teach at the undergraduate level and I also enjoy learning more about Cabrini.”