Richard Stapleford

Professor emeritus ​, Hunter College CUNY

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Professional Background

Professor of Art History, Hunter College CUNY 1967-2012; Adjunct Professor of Architectural History, The Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, 1987 to 2008.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?

Duke English insisted on learning writing skills and those skills have instilled in me a drive to constantly seek improvement in my writing. Equally important was the example of teaching excellence provided by the English faculty: the voices of Blackburn, Beveridge, and many more still shape my teaching and speaking efforts.

Richard Stapleford