ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MANAGEMENT
Dr. Antonio Bos is an Associate Professor of Management at Tusculum College. He is a native of Brazil who has lived in the United States for 20 years and who resides in the small East Tennessee town of Rogersville after coming from Brazil's Porto Alegre, a city of a million people.
Antonio's office is in the front building of the Charles Oliver Gray Complex. There he plans classes, meets with students, and occasionally finds time to do some research in what has become his identifying professional "niche": health care issues involving the elderly in Brazil, with an emphasis on economic aspects.
During his decade at Tusculum College, Antonio has published six papers on Brazilian health care issues in peer-reviewed journals of international reputation. He currently has two new papers under review. Though the Brazilian theme of his studies limits his reading audience in America, he has been sought out for television, radio and newspaper interviews when he is in his native country.
Antonio and his Rogersville-native wife, Jama, have two daughters, Aislinn and Ellie. "Aislinn" is an Irish name reflecting Jama's Irish heritage, and is similar, Antonio notes, to the name of a daughter of U2 guitarist The Edge.
Antonio and Jama met while both were students at the University of Tennessee, where Antonio earned his Ph.D.
Antonio maintains his ties to Brazil, where his mother and many other relatives live. He has a brother in the United States. Someday, if all goes as Antonio hopes, he and his family will be able to live "part time" in Brazil and also in the United States.
"I want to travel frequently to Brazil for both personal and scholarly reasons," he says.
Meanwhile, these days he spends much time traveling in Northeast Tennessee thanks to the 40-minute commute from his home to Tusculum College.
SPORTS: Dr. Bos holds a yellow belt in karate and is a lover of sports.
MOVIE: He is a fan of the movie "Borat" and suspense/thriller movies, particularly anything by Alfred Hitchcock.
BOOKS: As an avid reader in boyhood of English-language classics translated into Portugese, Dr. Bos now enjoys going back and reading the same works in their English versions. Some he's read in both languages include "Treasure Island," "The Three Musketeers," and "Gulliver's Travels."