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Prof. Tony Gill featured in UW's WholeU news, Faculty Friday

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on September 15, 2015 - 2:51pm

The school year doesn’t start until the end of September, but class is already in session for Anthony Gill.

For the past five years, the political science professor has taught in the Early Fall Start program, which lets incoming freshmen earn five credits before their first quarter. Gill’s course is called Introduction to Political Economy.

“We teach basic economic reasoning for political scientists,” he said. “And we play a lot of games and have a lot of fun doing it.”

As far as looks go, Gill probably isn’t what new college students are expecting. Sunglasses, cowboy hat, shiny belt buckle — that ain’t your typical professor garb. “My wife says it makes me look like Hank Williams, Jr.,” he said.

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