Catching up with...Timothy Stablein

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Timothy Stablein, associate professor of sociology, studies adolescence, deviance and health. He joined Union in 2013. Stablein lives in Greenfield Center with his wife Allison, their two sons, Patrick and Charlie, two dogs, Rosie and Molly, and a pet turtle named Triangle.

Timothy Stablein, associate professor of sociology, with his son, Charlie.

Timothy Stablein, associate professor of sociology, with his son, Charlie.

FIRST APP YOU LOOK AT IN THE MORNING: My news feed, then Imgur (not always in that order)

ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES: For work, “Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich; for fun, “God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater” by Kurt Vonnegut

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BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED: “I guess you've just got to find something you love to do, and then... do it for the rest of your life.”

FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Nott Memorial, but I’m afraid to climb the stairs to the top floor

GO-TO-BREAKFAST: Hibiscus tea and sometimes egg whites with hot sauce

NETFLIX OR AMAZON: Both, but I have issues with each of them

FAVORITE PODCAST: “This American Life” for as long as I can remember and more recently, “99% Invisible”

ONE SKILL YOU WISH YOU HAD: I wish I could play the piano.

ANOTHER SUBJECT YOU WISH YOU COULD TEACH: I think it would be horticulture. I love to grow things, especially trees.

BEST EXCUSE YOU EVER HEARD FOR A LATE ASSIGNMENT: Maybe not the best one, but the most common is the student who forgets to attach the assignment to an email. The problem is there is no way of knowing what’s an excuse and what’s a legitimate error. Gets me every time.