During her career Waddy served as a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University and Syracuse University and visiting professor at Cornell and University of Louisville during the course of her career.
She told students about her evolution from student to professional – university professor and author – which combined her love of history, art and architecture. She shared that what she liked about her career was working with colleagues from foreign countries.
Waddy encouraged students to prepare and act on their interests. She concluded with the thought that even though she is retired as a professor, her career is still open-ended.
MWISD Public Information Officer Mary Creighton contributed to this article.