Stephen F. Haller
Adjunct Assistant Professor
I am a Historian of the Early American Republic. Particularly I am interested in the way the ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment were incorporated into college curricula. My PhD dissertation focused on the work of Rev. Charles Nisbet of Dickinson College. By studying his lectures and notes, I argued that his opinion and impression of the people of the Early Republic influenced him to change his course content. This study was the focus of my dissertation at St. John’s University, Queens, entitled “Thistle on the Frontier: Charles Nisbet and the Scottish Enlightenment at Dickinson College.”
I am a native New Yorker, who made temporary stops in Philadelphia and Glasgow, Scotland before returning to the Big Apple. I have spent the last 8 years teaching high school World History, while simultaneously completing my PhD. I am currently searching for the next stop in my career- tenure track positions, student service, budding Digital Humanist, Interpretive Dancer?