Jared Hall serves as dean of academic life at the Hotchkiss School and teaches humanities and history courses related to China and East Asia. As dean, he led a redesign of the Humanities program, and is coordinating a broader transformation of the school’s upper-level curriculum. He has supported student programs to Beijing/Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Cuba, and Tibet, as well as a faculty program to Singapore to study math education. Before his time at Hotchkiss, he served as a teacher and assistant dean at Dalton Academy, an international program within the Affiliated High School of Peking University in Beijing. Prior to that, he taught at several other schools in China, where he gained proficiency in Mandarin through grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the Chinese Scholarship Council. He holds an M.A. in modern Chinese history from George Washington University. He and his wife Lei Pan, a Mandarin instructor at Hotchkiss, live with their son, Jules, and two cats.
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