Professor Richard Keller’s Course Featured in Local News

Richard Keller in HSMT 513
UW-Madison professor Richard Keller leads a discussion with students on Tuesday, September 14. Classes moved online the same day last year. Photo credit: John Hart, State Journal.

An article featuring Professor Richard Keller’s course, History of Science 553: International Health and Global Society, was published last week in the Wisconsin State Journal. The piece addresses the return to in-person teaching this fall that many instructors have experienced for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. Keller, a Professor of the History of Medicine, has taught for 19 years on the UW-Madison campus, and this is his first year teaching in-person during a pandemic.

“Some on campus, particularly students, welcomed the transition back to in-person instruction after a frustrating experience connecting through computers. Others see it as a move coming much too soon because of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. And for many, including Keller, it’s a mix of both excitement and nerves.”

Read more at the Wisconsin State Journal.