Where do you work?
Compliance Management Inc., Hingham, MA 02043
When did you serve in the Peace Corps?
Where did you serve (which country/countries)?
What were your main responsibilities as a volunteer?
Taught Physics at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria
Is there a specific person (or persons) who made a strong impression on you during that time?
Bill Shurtleff, my friend from training
What was one of the most memorable moments you had as a volunteer?
Doing a study for FAO in remote villages of northern Nigeria in the summer of 1964
In what ways did your Peace Corps experience affect your life and/or career decisions?
I grew up in the Peace Corps. It changed my life and focus. I went into public service to bring integrity to government and got that chance several times
In what ways did your U-M education, both inside and outside the classroom, prepare you for your Peace Corps experience?
Taught me advanced physics
What advice would you give to others who are contemplating going into the Peace Corps?
Do it. It's a great experience
What is the value gained from the Peace Corps experience?
I matured and learned how to survive
What lessons did you learn in the Peace Corps that you carry with you today?
How to be self-sufficient and independent and be your own person
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I remember Kennedy’s remarks, esp his opening, “I come from the Michigan of the East — Harvard” which I relayed to Ted Sorenson recently who recalled Kennedy’s line about “You may think I came hear to talk to you, but I really came here to go to bed.”