2013 Faculty Award for
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Excellence in Teaching
Associate Professor, Humanistic Studies
Stefan Hall inspires student enthusiasm for a subject he himself notes can seem "alien and a bit stuffy." Whether teaching the classics or medieval literature, he stresses the relationship between characters to engage his students in thought-provoking discussions, and he is able to make these older, foreign works of literature intensely relevant to students regardless of their major. His fascination with language inspires his students, and his knowledge in Old Norse and Latin have led to a number of independent-study courses for advanced students desiring instruction in those languages. In his spare time, Hall has mastered jazz guitar — a skill he shares with students as an adjunct music instructor.