Graduate Student Spotlights

Alphonse Falcone

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
As an administrator at NYU for the last 15 years, I learned how dedicated the faculty of the Steinhardt School are to education and the pursuit of knowledge. When I decided to choose my next career, I thought that teaching English as a second language was a wise choice which fit my future plans perfectly.
My inspiration is:
...a constant desire for self-improvement
I would like to be remembered for:
being a good person
Something I collect:
Masks
Why I went to Graduate School:
To prepare for a new career
My best job ever:
NYU Administrator
A hobby I have is:
the study of New York History
The professor who influenced me the most:
Miriam Epsworth-Epstein
My favorite place to study is:
At my desk at home
My best commuity service experience:
Facilitating an ESL conversation course
My secret passion is:
Theater
If I could take a year off I would:
live in Rome

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Brooklyn NY
What are your plans after you graduate?
Retiring and moving to Singapore to start a new career.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Community Service and Other Activities:
Facilitator of the NYU ESL conversation course for 4 semesters. Long time AMC member at NYU, Church parish council member for 5 years.