I’m Shawn Tucker. I teach Humanities at Elon University. I love working there! I have been at Elon since 2000. I have taught courses that introduce the Humanities with the theme of laughter and a seminar on Aspects of Laughter. I have also taught The Global Experience and, for the Elon College Fellows program, I have taught Paths of Inquiry. Previously I taught Core seminars on Pride, Humility, and the Good life as well as the Virtues and Vices in the Arts. My scholarly interests include laughter, pride and humility, and the virtues and vices in the arts, and Radiohead. Before coming to Elon, I spent 2 years, from 1987-89, as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile. I attended Brigham Young University from 1990 to 1993, earning a BA in Humanities. I attended Florida State University from 1993-1997, earning MA and PhD degrees in Humanities. From 1997-2000 I taught at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. My wife Nicole and I have four children and two grandchildren.