Q&A with Ann Lawson, instructor of communication arts

Ann Lawson, instructor of communication arts, received a bachelor of science in business at Geneva College. She also studied at Youngstown State University for her MBA. She taught part time at Stark State College and The University of Akron before beginning at Malone full time.

Aviso: Where did you grow up?

Lawson: I am from a little town called Rochester, Pennsylvania.

Aviso: Why Malone?

Lawson: Because of my experience at Geneva as a student. When God made it clear teaching would be my second career, I wanted to teach at a Christian university like Geneva.

Aviso: What’s your favorite animal? 

Ann Lawson is a full time instructor of Communication Arts (Photo courtesy of Ann Lawson)

Lawson: Other than a cat or dog, I don’t know.

Aviso: What’s your favorite place to go on vacation?

Lawson: If money wasn’t an object, Italy. I have gone to colonial Williamsburg, Virginia every year with my family and recently just my mom.

Aviso: Steelers or Browns?

Lawson: Steelers! Are you kidding me? I have black and gold running through my veins.

Aviso: Dogs or cats?

Lawson: I am more of a dog person, but my husband is a cat person. I am a cat person now. It’s not my fault, Its my husband’s fault.

Aviso: What decade do you wish you would have grown up in?

Lawson: Any decade that would make me younger. I am too much of a pragmatist, but I am fond of Ancient Rome and the Revolutionary War period. I guess would live in the 50s, but that would make me older than I already am.

Aviso: What’s your favorite part of teaching?

Lawson: One-on-one relationships. Being able to meet a student their first semester and watching them grow, then celebrating getting a job with them.

Aviso: Do you have advice for new students?

Lawson: If you live in a dorm, get out of your room. There are so many things here to develop you as a person, Christian and student, but you have to get out of your room and go to them. Find that place where you feel like you fit in. Find a handful of people where you feel like you can be yourself and together take advantage of all the things [Malone] has to offer.

Josey Petz is a staff writer for The Aviso AVW.

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