We’re taking a look at two members of our faculty each day through our upcoming application deadline — February 1st — and today, it’s poetry professor Jill Alexander Essbaum. First, a revealing interview...where Jill answers questions posed in teen magazines:
Secret Talent: I can recite the entire (all three) Jive scenes from Airplane!, not just the Barbara Billingsly bit that everyone knows.
What is the best thing about your job? I work with more amazing and hilarious people than you can imagine.
What was your most embarrassing audition moment? In a dream, I sang “Suspicious Minds” for Simon Cowell and I failed.