Photo of Joe Talarico
  • Class of 2006

  • Roots of GU experience: TPST Classes, Mask & Bauble, Children’s Theater
  • How does the Davis Center affect your current values and work? The Davis Center and TPST taught me how social justice and the arts can collide to create new visions of the world as it should be. This hope and determination to redress inequities through art and education drives me every day. 
  • What are some professional highlights? I received a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching in Greece, focusing on “implementation of cross-thematic curricula with the goal of building more student independence, inquiry, critical thinking skills, socio-emotional learning, cultural awareness, and, ultimately, educational progress.” The Washington Post highlighted the hard work and successes of some of our undocumented students from our dual language immersion school, the Columbia Heights Educational Campus.
  • What did you study and did you pursue graduate school? I intended to study Government, but I graduated with a major in English and a minor in Theater. I also earned an MFA from Northwestern.
  • What is your wish for the future of the Davis Center? To continue to champion inclusion and increase diversity of both faculty and student participants.