Chatham Views

Five Questions With John J. Dubé


Name: John J. Dubé
Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Joined Chatham: August 2015
Born & Raised: Virginia
Interests: Cooking, home improvement

1.  How did you develop an interest in the field in which you teach?

I’m an exercise physiologist by training, but I wanted to better understand how exercise affects the body. I started working in a laboratory doing some basic science experiments with rodents and loved the idea of being able to translate our findings to the human condition.

2.  What was your first job and what did you learn from it?

My first real job was a sales person/technician in my grandmother’s paint store. I learned that in order to succeed, there must be a plan.

3.  What aspect of your life before teaching best prepared you to do so?

I’ve always been teaching in some fashion. Many of my jobs have been in the fitness industry essentially teaching people how to exercise.

4.  What is your favorite thing about working with Chatham students?

The ah-ha moments. Those moments when the link is made between theory and practice.

5.  What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?

Cook. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I can cook so many different things.

John Dube, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Chatham University’s Department of Biology.  John enjoys cooking and home improvement.