Dr. Stapell's areas of teaching specialization include modern Europe, Latin America, and European intellectual history.  He is also the creator of one of the first college-level courses on ancestral heath: EVO201 Evolution and Human Health.

He has been the recipient of the Provost Award for Teaching Excellence and the Liberal Arts & Sciences Teacher of the Year Award at SUNY New Paltz. 

Professor Stapell previously taught at the United States Military Academy, West Point, and for the Revelle Humanities Program at the University of California, San Diego.


Courses taught include:

▪ SUNY New Paltz, 2008-present
   ▫ Medieval Europe
   ▫ Modern Europe since 1500
  ▫ Modern Europe since 1500 (online course)
   ▫ Europe since 1945
   ▫ Spain since 1808
   ▫ Americanization of Europe
   ▫ Intellectual History of 19th Century Europe
   ▫ Intellectual History of 20th Century Europe
   ▫ Historian's Craft
   ▫ Senior Research Seminar: Madrid, Past and Present
   ▫ Senior Research Seminar: Degeneration, Health, and Modernity
   ▫ Individual and Society (Honors Program first-year seminar)
   ▫ Modern Self and Society (Honors Program seminar)
   ▫ Evolutionary Studies Seminar
   ▫ Evolution and Human Health (online course)

▪ United States Military Academy, West Point, 2006-2008
   ▫ Western Civilization: Ancient Times to 1900
   ▫ Regional Studies in World History (Latin America focus)

▪ Revelle Humanities Writing Program, UCSD, 1998-2001, 2003
   ▫ Humanities 1: The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece
   ▫ Humanities 2: Rome, Christianity, and the Middle Ages
   ▫ Humanities 3: Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Europe
   ▫ Humanities 4: Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Revolution
   ▫ Humanities 5: Modern Culture