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Publication Date

Spring 2013


This interview examines Dr. John Rossi’s life since his formal retirement in 2006. Major topics in the interview include Dr. Rossi’s publication of the La Salle history book, Living the Promise. Rossi details the archival experience, the research, drafts, and publication of the book. He also discusses the book’s reception at the school, as well as the community. Another major topic that was explored was Dr. Rossi’s travels and experience in Great Britain while he was researching his doctoral dissertation in the 1960s. Other topics include his analysis of history and his perspective on how technology has affected the classroom and teaching experience. Dr. Rossi also describes his reaction and the process of being granted the title of professor emeritus in 2006. Finally, his post-retirement life is explored; he continues to remain connected to the university through his teaching, as well as several writing projects that he is involved with.

Rossi Abstract-1.pdf (62 kB)
Abstract and Log of Interview

John Rossi Interview #1.mp3 (69342 kB)
Audio Recording of Interview Session 1

Rossi Interview #2.mp3 (73427 kB)
Audio Recording of Interview Session 2

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