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Suffolk University Oral History Collection (SOH-055)
Tony Merzlak, Professor Emeritus of English and past department chair, discusses his upbringing and education in Los Angeles and then his Ph.D. studies at Harvard. He goes on to describe his arrival at Suffolk, his many and varied teaching experiences over the years, his tenure as chair, and his contributions to the English Department’s overall educational approach. Merzlak describes teaching as his vocation and how Suffolk provided an inspiring and sustaining environment for him. He then discusses the authors and courses that he loved to teach, year in and year out, plus memories of the students and colleagues who had meant the most to him over his lengthy career at Suffolk. He also reflection on Suffolk’s evolution in the years leading up to his retirement.
oral history, History of Suffolk University
Suffolk University—History; Suffolk University—College of Arts and Sciences
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Merzlak, Anthony and Marchant, Fred, "Oral History Interview with Anthony Merzlak (SOH-055 video recording and transcript)" (2020). Suffolk University Oral History Project. 50.