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Bio: Heather Roberts is an English professor who resides in Terre Haute. She has been teaching for quite a few years. Some of the classes that she teaches are English 239 and English 105.  

Q: What made you want to be a teacher?

A:  I have been incredibly fortunate during my high school, undergraduate and graduate years to have encountered several amazing and inspiring teachers. Realistically, I wanted to become a teacher to hopefully inspire and make an impact on my own students and give back the way that my own teachers had given to me. As a first-generation college student, that was really important to me. 

Q: What's your favorite and least favorite thing about teaching? 

A: My favorite thing about teaching is being able to engage with my students and see different perspectives about readings and films that we study and analyze. No semester is ever the same, and that is because students bring their own experiences to the table when we have those conversations. My least favorite thing about teaching is failing students who do not do their work. I really do want every student who is on my roster to succeed, but sometimes, they don't make that happen themselves. 

Q: What’s one of your favorite things about ISU? 

A: My favorite thing at ISU is the faculty. I have had so many amazing teachers here, and I am indebted to all of them. 

Q: What is your favorite animal?  

A:  I love cats! 

Q: Do you have a favorite book? 

A: I have so many favorite books it is hard to choose, but if I could only take one with me to a deserted island it would be “Possession” by A.S. Byatt.