Jon Bouknight

Jon Bouknight Professor of Speech and Writing

Following the examples of some of the greatest educators in Western history such as Socrates, Aristotle and Cicero, discussion is the cornerstone of all my classes and is what makes them interesting, I hope. I love watching students who get excited about a topic, or who admit to having their long-held beliefs challenged. Also enjoyable are students who reach a personal goal even in a course they'd love to skip. Best of all, though, and selfishly, I most enjoy it when the students teach me something.