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Paul Stapleton

Honors College Faculty


Paul Stapleton began teaching in the Honors College at UH in 2018, where he teaches the Human Situation course and classes related to the minor in Creative Work. He has been an instructor at public universities in Illinois and North Carolina, including University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received several teaching awards, including a Chancellor’s Student Undergraduate Teaching Award, a student-committee selected honor given annually to three faculty members university-wide. He also spent three years teaching college literature in North Carolina prisons, and for more than a decade worked as a high school Latin teacher. His career in education began in New York City in Catholic schools in the Bronx and Harlem. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology and classical studies from Boston College, and a master's degree in classics from Fordham University. Stapleton also received a master's in English and creative writing from North Carolina State University and a doctorate in comparative literature from UNC-Chapel Hill. His published scholarship addresses topics variously related to the intersection between religion and literature, as well as to classical receptions, and his short stories include a Pushcart Prize in fiction for “The Fall of Punicea.”