Dan "The Brayton" Brayton usually teaches Spring semester at the Williams-Mystic Program. He is the coolest Maritime Lit professor ever. He permanently teaches at Middlebury, so his one day a week at Mystic is prefaced by a four-hour commute. That's how much he loves us! The Brayton also has two kids: a boy, Nico, and a newborn baby girl whose name I can't remember.
On a recent field seminar to California, The Brayton stripped down to his boxers and swung on a rope into the river that, minutes before, he had been kayaking in. Now, that's a literature professor for you. (He even asked permission from his students.)