Assistant CoachJeffrey E. Simpson arrived at St. George’s in 1982 and currently teaches American studies and advanced English, serves as faculty advisor to the school’s literary magazine – The Dragon, and coaches both girls’ cross-country and thirds boys’ basketball. Simpson served as English department chair for five years and holds the John L. Welsh ’42 Teaching Chair in English. He received his bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from Connecticut College and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in American civilization from Brown University. He was named Teacher-Scholar of Rhode Island by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1990, which funded a year of independent research.
Scott Stachelhaus (he/him/his) is the current chair of the STEM Department. He has been a member of the St. George’s faculty since 2011. During his time on the Hilltop, he has taught all four levels of chemistry, along with calculus-based physics, advanced environmental science and an environmental studies elective. Stachelhaus is additionally the assistant director of the Merck Center for Teaching, and he serves as a dorm parent in the evenings. Before arriving at St. George’s, Stachelhaus conducted scientific research as a marine chemist. His work has been published in several journals, including Marine Chemistry and the Journal of Geophysical Research. Stachelhaus holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s degree in earth science from Boston University. When he is not chasing his children around campus, he enjoys baking, reading, and playing basketball in his free time.