Jeffrey A Fadiman
Preferred: (408) 924-3527
Spring 2016: I teach two classes, not four. Thus I have fewer office hours. My office hours are Tuesday -Thursday: 11:30 PM - 12:15 PM and Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM My phone is 924 3527. However, every minute of an office hour is often filled with students.. That stops me from answering the phone. In most of the (non-western) world, including Asian, African, Latin-American, Persian, and Arabic speaking peoples, it is impolite to keep visitors waiting while YOU answer phone calls. To these peoples (i.e. the people with whom YOU hope to do business), human contact takes precedence over electronic contact. In consequence,so do I. My office visitor is my guest! If you phone while someone is visiting, do NOT assume I am away from my office. Rather, assume I am working with a guest, leave a message and I will phone back, ideally within 48 hours.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971