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Michael Halleran Returns to the Classroom with an Endowed Professorship

halleran2.jpgMichael Halleran, who served as provost of William & Mary from 2009 to 2019, will return to the classroom in Fall 2020 as National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Professor of Classical Studies. The NEH professorship is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching and scholarship.    Prior to entering the world of administration, Professor Halleran had a distinguished career as an educator at the University of Washington, and he also built an international reputation as a scholar of ancient Greek literature, particularly tragedy.  After stepping down as provost last year, he spent a semester as a visiting scholar at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, where he worked on one of his current research projects, a translation and commentary on Euripides' play Alcestis.    When he returns to the classroom this fall he will be teaching introductory Ancient Greek as well as advanced seminars on Greek Oratory and Greek Tragedy.  The Classical Studies department is proud to welcome Professor Halleran back to the teaching faculty!