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.