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Dear readers, I am very excited (and daunted) to follow in Marcus Dixon’s footsteps with Max. Classroom Capacity! It’s an incredibly tough act to follow (if you haven’t read his farewell column last issue, you must!). To use a basketball analogy, I feel a bit like how Alonzo Gee must have felt replacing LeBron James after he “took his talents to South Beach” and left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010. Ever heard of Alonzo Gee? Exact- ly… Nevertheless, let’s get started! I’ve had a few months to reflect on what Max. Classroom Capacity has been and where I think I can take it. My two goals for this first solo column are to (1) tell you a bit about myself and (2) provide a mission statement of sorts to give you a sense of what to expect in the near future. Loren Naidoo Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY 52 As to goal #1, let me tell you a few stories about me. I am an associate professor of Psychology at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. While I spend a lot of time and energy conducting research, I am proud to consider myself first and foremost a teacher. I am the son of two teachers. My father was a chemistry professor at a small college in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where I grew up. My mother was an occasional substitute teacher who spent most of her work life as a reporter for a small local newspaper. As early as elementary school I remember feeling a great sense of satisfaction when I could “translate” my teachers’ lectures to classmates in ways that (hopefully) made them better under- stand and connect with the material. Later on, during my final year as a psychology undergrad at McGill University, I started working as a trainer for Industry Canada in a government program designed to employ tech savvy (and inexpensive) college students to train small and medium-sized businesses in the use of the Internet, which was relatively new back then. Starting (and ending!) in 1999, we also provided Year 2000 or “Y2K” readiness training. I like to think that our actions were critical to averting the collapse of western civilization that otherwise would have transpired as a result of computers believing that time had run backward to the year 1900. You’re welcome! January 2016, Volume 53, Number 3