Denisonian Profile: Asst. Prof. Heather Pool
In an interview with Assistant Professor Heather Pool, Denison’s student-run paper, “The Denisonian,” learned about Pool’s background and how she came to be a political scientist.
“Pool’s journey to Denison has been an unconventional one. Raised in a small town in Oklahoma with “mostly cows and oil,” she joined the Air National Guard at 18, “for a host of reasons, one of which was trying to figure out how I could not live in Oklahoma for the rest of my life,” says Pool. ‘I ended up only being in there for a short period of time, for a variety of reasons, but I went on a rotation to Panama in 1992 and that was a really eye opening experience for me.’”