Formerly of Middletown, now living in Indiana, Jeff Turco, who studied at MxCC from 1989–1991, is an assistant professor at Purdue University (German, Comparative Literature, and Medieval Studies). He first found his love of learning at Middlesex. After earning his B.A. from Connecticut College, he received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2009. Jeff is the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships (Germany and Iceland).
“I’ve often looked in vain for teachers as good as the ones I had at MxCC: Tom Melbert (Shakespeare), Bill Nagle, and the late Dick Srb. I became a German professor because of Tom Melbert’s class on Goethe’s Faust which still sets the standard I try to live up to as a teacher. MxCC is the academic affiliation of which I am most proud.”