Teachers Pet: Dr. Joseph Holland
By Jack Macias ’14
Mr. Hubbell’s question from November 2012’s “Teacher’s Pet”: What is an essential piece of clothing every man should have?
An essentially piece of clothing very man should have are boots.
What was an aspiration of yours when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a priest.
Where did you attend college?
I did my undergrad at TCU, and I went to grad school at Northwestern University.
What did you study in college?
I did undergrad in chemistry and minored in biology, and in grad school, chemistry.
How can students get a reputable grade in your class?
Students have to take very good notes, study hard and use their time wisely when they are in class.
What is your favorite period of the day?
Ha, I can’t do that, I can’t choose favorites. I would say lunch, definitely lunch. I enjoy all of my classes.
Why did you choose to teach chemistry?
It is a really fun subject and you do lots of fun stuff while it’s challenging. It’s a really good opportunity to see people try hard and do their best.
What are your hobbies?
Some of my hobbies are powerlifting, Xbox and “Battlefield.” I like going to church and church groups, stuff like that.
Where do you lift?
I lift at Gorillas Gym.
What is your pre-workout meal?
My pre-workout meal is usually an apple. A piece of fruit and then sometimes if it is going to be a particularly hard day, I will drink a Monster.
Pose a question for the next teacher?
Who is your favorite saint, and why?