Professor of Modern Languages V. Daniel Rogers’ love of learning was first sparked by his grandparents’ library in El Paso, TX.

“It is really hot in El Paso in the summertime, so my favorite place there was my grandparents’ air conditioned library,” Rogers recalls in a wide-ranging Wabash On My Mind interview with Rich Paige. “There were tons of books, and I have wonderful memories of hanging out in that library and reading to my heart’s content.”

And the “V.” stands for “Victor.”

“Victor Daniel Rogers, Jr. is my full name,” the professor explains. “I preferred ‘Dan.’ Somehow ‘Victor’ did not work in junior high.”

Enjoy the conversation with a teacher, musician, pilot, and veteran traveler whose many interests and life exemplify the liberal arts and a contagious love of learning.