Dr. Stephanie J. Hull earned her bachelor’s degree in French Literature at Wellesley College and her master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard University in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Her dissertation focused on the cinematic adaptation of Enlightenment literature and culture. She began her academic career as an assistant professor in the Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth College, becoming Assistant Dean of the College after serving in that capacity for an interim year in her fourth year and discovering an affinity for administration. As a dean in the First-Year Office, Dr. Hull also taught as an adjunct assistant professor in the Women’s Studies Department and directed the Integrated Academic Support program, which provided tutoring to first-generation students and underrepresented minority students in English, math and physics. After six years at Dartmouth, Dr. Hull went on to serve for five years as the Assistant to the President and Secretary of the College at Mount Holyoke College, where she also taught as an adjunct in the French Department. For the next eight years, she was Head of the Brearley School, a girls’ K–12 college preparatory school in New York City, where she led a highly successful capital campaign and long-range planning process and oversaw the introduction of a number of new initiatives, including a partnership with a nearby public charter girls’ middle school and a summer travel/study program with trips to India, China and Vermont. A Massachusetts native, Dr. Hull resides in Princeton and also has a home in Easton, Connecticut. She is currently studying Mandarin and oil painting; her hobbies include dressage, mystery novels, and collecting and restoring vintage Vespa scooters.
Updated September 2020