Faculty ProfilesKirk Douglas Peterson
pickett hall 219
Specialization: spanish, latin american studies, adirondack history and culture
Year joined Paul Smith's: 1973
Division: Science, Liberal Arts, and Business
Bio: 1969 graduate of allegheny college; 1969-72 teaching in new mexico at navajo mission school;
1972-73 fellowship at suny fredonia, M.S.; joined paul smith's faculty 1973; married with two daughters.
Interests & Activities: since 1990 have studied and traveled in mexico, guatemala, nicaragua, costa rica, venezuela, ecuador, peru, bolivia, and granada and seville in spain. have also enjoyed several trips to mexico and costa rica with student groups. re community involvement, served on Saranac Lake Board of Education 1978 to 1999, Saranac Lake Free Library Board 1999 to 2004, presently in second term on Board of Historic Saranac Lake.