Were you aware that your students paid attention to your style?
No, I wasn’t aware.
How would you describe your style?
I hope it’s neat and tidy.
Where do you get your clothes from?
Ann Taylor—they have small sizes that fit me well.
What is your morning routine for getting ready?
I just like to dress with whatever is professional and appropriate for the weather. I wear my hats to protect me from the cold in the winter and to block the sun in the summer.
Is there a story behind your winter hat?
Yes, there is. I bought it here in 1996 when I was a visiting professor from Ireland, since I needed something to protect my head from the unspeakable cold, and the leopard motif round the brim reminded me of my tabby cat, Catiline, who was left behind in Dublin. I lost it once in Widener, but thank goodness it turned up in Lost Property.
What is your favorite thing to wear?
Jeans on a Saturday.
Do you look at yourself in reflective surfaces?
No—the only times I look are to make sure that nothing is out of place.