David W. Hostage
B.A., Middlebury College; M.A.L.S., C.A.S., Wesleyan University
Henry L. Hillman Chair
Work Phone: 860-945-7827, 945-7863
Year Appointed: 1984
Mr. Hostage has been teaching chemistry and biology since 1976. Since coming to Taft in 1984, he has taught all levels of chemistry and frequently adds to the biology program. He has been head of the Science Department for two different terms. An active participant in the AP Chemistry community, he has taught the course since 1986 and led workshops in the subject for teachers since 1988. For 20 years he was director of the Taft Educational Center, leading a large professional development institute for teachers from around the world. He has been a reader, table leader, and is currently a question leader at the grading of the AP exam and was a member of the Test Development Committee for the subject. Mr. Hostage is the author of a lab manual and a test review book for AP Chemistry.