Dr. Stephen MaiulloInterim Dean for Arts & Humanities
Since joining the Hope College faculty in 2010, Dr. Stephen Maiullo has been teaching Latin and Greek language courses, and classes that focus on the literature of the classical world — from Homer to Plato’s Republic to the New Testament, and work by other classical authors such as Vergil, Apuleius and Cicero. The thread that runs through everything he does is teaching students how to read old books, and how they might be applicable in their lives now.
Dr. Maiullo also teaches general education courses on topics including classical mythology, the history of Rome, sport in the ancient world and freedom in the modern world. He advises students who are preparing to apply for post-graduate fellowships, most notably the Fulbright program.
His recent research has focused on the reception of the classical world, particularly among intellectuals in the early modern period. He recently completed a book with his Hope colleague Dr. Anne Larsen on the letters and poems of the 17th-century Dutch intellectual Anna van Schurman.
Areas of Expertise
- Greek literature
- Greek and Roman philosophy
- Reception of classical literature
- Ph.D., classics, Ohio State University, 2010
- B.A., classics, Saint Anselm College, 2003
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Anna Maria van Schurman: Letters and Poems to and from Her Mentor and Other Members of Her Circle, Iter Press, 2021
- “The Selfie as a Pedagogical Tool in the College Classroom,” with S. Johnson et al., College Teaching, 2014
- “Philosophical Pursuit and Flight: Homer and Thucydides in Plato’s Laches,” International Journal for the Platonic Tradition, 2014
- “Daily Life in Ancient Rome,” presentation at Michigan Classical Conference, 2014
- “Rereading the Republic through Er: The Clash of the Political and Theoretical,” presentation at conference of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 2014
Outside the College
Dr. Maiullo is a marathon runner, and enjoys hiking and playing the guitar.