Meet the New Teachers: Dr. Martin

Dr. Martin, a.k.a. “The Man”

“Dr. Martin is the man.”

These are the words of Robert Powis ’14, Sentinel contributing photographer and St. Luke’s resident Canadian.

The Sentinel sat down with the newest member of the History department, Dr. Hunter Martin, to find out if this ringing endorsement was deserved. The short answer is “yes.”

A former lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Martin was drawn to our intellectual haven on the hilltop for its sense of community. “I am looking forward to valuable interactions with students both inside and out of the classroom,” he says. As a coach on the SLS Varsity Soccer team, Dr. Martin will certainly have the opportunity to share his love of the sport with his players.

Though the prospect of facing a room full of high school sophomores might terrify many, Dr. Martin is unlikely to be fazed. As an avid canyoneer, he regularly dances with death in an activity that takes its participants off-trail to hike and rappel in some of the most spectacular, naturally beautiful, and dangerous places in the world.

Not just a rugged mountain man, Dr. Martin regaled us with his extensive knowledge of contemporary French culture, the subject of his doctoral thesis. Well-versed in European social history, he plans to teach his tenth-graders to “look at history through texts, art, and music as well as as through politics, science, and economics.” We are confident he’ll succeed.

After all, he is the man.

–Ian Corbet, Just 4 Fun Correspondent

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