Faculty Spotlight Series – Professor Sabrina Speights

Name: Sabrina L. Speights
Position: Assistant Professor of Business and Management
Years at Wheaton: 2
Hometown: Prince George, VA
Education: PhD in Organizational Science

What are you currently watching on TV or reading?
Currently watching: Gotham
Currently reading: The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

What is the best way to stay connected with others?
I’ve always been bad at reaching out and staying in touch with people so I put reminders in my phone. That way, I don’t go too long without checking in.

What is the worst thing about being in quarantine?
The ability to snack all day long.

What is the best thing about being in quarantine?
The ability to snack all day long (LOL).

What is your favorite thing about working at Wheaton?
The community. At Wheaton, I feel supported, connected, and valued.

What is your favorite event to attend at Wheaton College?
I really like Diwali.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
Not doing too much of this now, but I enjoy salsa dancing.

Do you have pets? What are they?
One amazing dog, Shia.

Favorite vacation spot?
I like going to cabins in the mountains

Which talent would you most like to have?
Being able to speak every spoken language. It is amazing how connected you feel to others when you can share language.

What is your motto?
The current situation may not be my fault, but it is my responsibility to make it better.

What is something surprising about you that most people don’t know?
I like to do little fitness challenges where I set a total number of a specific exercise that I have to reach by the end of the day. I recently started a pull up challenge.