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Professor of History Paul Moreno is returning to Hillsdale College’s Michigan campus next fall semester after spending several years at the Allan P. Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship.
Next fall semester, Professor of History Paul Moreno will return to Hillsdale College after several semesters teaching in Washington, D.C. at the Allan P. Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship.
Moreno will replace Professor of Education Jon Fennell as the Dean of Division III, the social sciences. Fennell has held the position since 2009 and is retiring at the end of the academic year.
“As an inveterate Red Sox fan, Dr. Moreno is eminently qualified to be dean,” Provost David Whalen said.
“Dr. Moreno is a man of great principle, character, learning, and devotion to the college, its students, and its faculty,” Whalen said. “It will be a delight to have him back at Hillsdale. His abilities and temperament suit him admirably for the duties of division dean.”
Moreno currently serving as the director of academic programs and teaches classes at the Kirby Center.
“I’ve been teaching the WHIP students, participating in other Kirby Center events and co-curricular activities, working as a liaison between the Kirby Center and the academic departments back on campus and working with our adjunct faculty here,” Moreno said.
When Moreno returns to campus, he will continue to teach courses in recent U.S. history and the history of American constitutionalism, in addition to the heritage sequence core requirements for freshmen and sophomores.
Students who took classes with Moreno in Washington, D.C. give him rave reviews.
Senior Emily DePangher took Constitutional History of the United States Since 1870 with Moreno during her WHIP semester.
“Dr. Moreno is an excellent combination of intelligence, wit, and enthusiasm,” DePangher said. “Beginning each class discussing current events or historical nuances always led to an instructive class time full of historical detail as well as broader perspectives.”
“He inspires love of history through his extensive knowledge and the concern he shows for each of his students,” she said.
In addition to teaching during his time in the nation’s capital, Moreno also completed work on his book, “The American State from the Civil War to New Deal,” published in 2013. Moreno has previously published books on affirmative action and the American labor movement.
Moreno received his bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York and his master’s degree and doctorate, both in history, from the University of Maryland.
In addition to teaching at the Kirby Center, Moreno has held visiting professorships at Princeton University and the Paris School of Law.
Moreno said he is excited to return to campus and is looking forward to reconnecting with the Hillsdale community in Michigan.
“Apart from seeing more of my freshman daughter, Judy, I’m most looking forward to seeing old friends again,” Moreno said.