Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Geoffrey Bateman, Peace & Justice Department

We're finally back at it with the recurring web feature you've all come to know and love! Our first Faculty Spotlight of the semester is Dr. Geoffrey Bateman of the Peace and Justice Department who teaches classes ranging from Writing for Social Justice to Peace and Justice in Catholic Social Thought.

What's the first album you bought?
I bought three albums (as cassette tapes) at the same time from Musicland in the Vancouver Mall: Janet Jackson's Control, A-ha's Scoundrel, and Duran Duran's Notorious.

Who was your first concert?
When I was a summer exchange student to Germany in high school, I went to see one of my host brothers perform in a heavy metal band. More notably, I think my first real concert was Lilith Fair in the late 1990s, and I'm pretty sure Sarah McLaughlin performed.

Who is an artist you enjoyed listening to in college?
My senior year of college we were all obsessed with Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill.

Do you play any instruments?
Not so much now, but in high school and college I sang in the Adelphians, which was a concert choir.

Song You Can't Not Sing Along to/Go to Karaoke Song
"Love Shack" by the B-52's

Odious Artist/Song You Just Can't Stand
Hmmm...not much is coming to mind. I'm not really the biggest fan of country music, but my husband does like it, so I've learned to appreciate it.

What artists and types of music do you listen to now?
Musical theatre. I'm obsessed with HamiltonFun Home, and The Book of Mormon. I also listen to a lot of classical music. Lately, that's meant a lot of string quartets, especially those composed by Schubert. Also, Beyoncé.

To learn more about Dr. Bateman, check out his faculty biography on the main Regis website.


Natalie Doggett