Professor David Hahm Retires

August 26, 2011

At the end of this Academic Year, Prof. David Hahm has retired from the Department. David Hahm, who had received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin as a student of the legendary Friedrich Solmsen, joined the then Classics Department of OSU in 1969 as an Assistant Professor, coming from the University of Missouri. He received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 1972 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1978. He chaired the Department, now Greek & Latin, from 1999 until 2006. Under his stewardship, the Department underwent a momentous generational change and positioned itself as one of the most interesting departments of classical studies in the country.