Professor Cahill teaches the business law classes here at STAC! She is also the Assistant Dean of the School of Business. We were so excited to interview her!
Thoma Staff: When did you start working at STAC, and what is the best part about your job?
Professor Cahill: I started here in 2009. The best part is no classes on Friday! It’s a long weekend every weekend!
Thoma Staff: What were your favorite and least favorite classes in college?
Prof. C: My favorite was a class on Marxism; least favorite was an English class on folklore.
Thoma: What is your favorite college memory?
Prof. C: Ummm—-I can’t tell you that. But my favorite academic college memory was taking an environmental studies class on forestry, and going on a hike in the nature preserve at Binghamton. It really opened my eyes up to nature.
Thoma: What was your first job?
Prof. C: My first ever job was newspaper delivery. My first ‘real job’ was associate attorney at a large law firm in Chicago.
Thoma: What app do you find yourself using most often?
Prof. C: Pandora
Thoma: Imagine you just sold your tech startup for 10 million dollars! What’s the first thing you do with the money?
Prof. C: Print up my resignation letter and travel to Australia with my family. And keep traveling!
Thoma: Out of all the classes you teach, which is your favorite?
Prof. C: International Law is my favorite because each semester the focus is different.
Thoma: If someone made a movie about your life, which actress would you pick to play you? Prof. C: Julia Roberts (ha ha!)
Thoma: Do you have any hobbies you that people don’t know about?
Prof. C:Running, hiking, or any sport (Most people I encounter in my professional life are shocked that I am athletic).
Thoma: Do you have any current movie, TV, or music obsessions you want to mention?
Prof. C: House of Cards–I binge watch entire seasons! As for music, Springsteen is a favorite, but many friends are trying to get me to like country music (which I hate!!).
Thoma: If you were a candy, which would you be?
Prof. C: Swedish fish? It’s my favorite!
Thoma: Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Prof. C: Be happy.