Interview SummaryAnna R. Bosch, a professor in the University of Kentucky's English department, describes her involvement in the academic world. She was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1962, and attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She pursued a double major in Linguistics and in the College of Letters. Bosch then completed her graduate work at the University of Chicago where she earned a PhD in Linguistics. Bosch talks about the languages that she speaks, stating that she speaks fluent French. Bosch describes some awards that she has earned throughout her career. At the time of this interview, Bosch had only been at UK for two years. She discusses her decision to pursue a career in academia, noting the importance of education in her family. She mentions her interest in linguistics, language, teaching, and research. She describes her typical day and explains that she completes work both in her office and at home. Bosch discusses her feelings about the University of Kentucky in general and states that the greatest achievement of UK is bringing together students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Yet, she explains that the biggest problem on UK's campus is the emphasis on research over teaching. Bosch feels that the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the country as a whole need to put more emphasis on and funding into education. Overall, Bosch is happy with her experience at UK and her career choice.
Interview LC SubjectBosch, Anna R. Bosch, Anna R.--Interviews University of Kentucky University of Kentucky--History College teachers--Job satisfaction College teachers--Salaries, etc. Undergraduates Universities and colleges--Graduate work. English language--Research English language--Study and teaching (Higher) English language--Study and teaching--United States. University of Chicago Linguistics. College teachers--Employment--United States. College teachers--United States Linguistics teachers Universities and colleges
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Bosch, Anna R. Interview by Michelle Messner. 27 Mar. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Bosch, A.R. (1992, March 27). Interview by M. Messner. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Bosch, Anna R., interview by Michelle Messner. March 27, 1992, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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