Hershel P. Reichlin

Instructor in Modern Languages
Percy C. Rogers Professor of Romance Languages
Paolo Reichlin

I feel blessed to be able to share my love for Mediterranean culture with my students. My greatest satisfaction comes from the news that they have elected to study or live abroad.


B.A. Brown University

M.A. Johns Hopkins University


Though born in Massachusetts, Mr. Reichlin grew up in Buffalo, New York. His love for Mediterranean culture — and languages — stems from the year his family spent in Rome, when he was barely 1 year old, but afterward, he always wanted to discover his pseudo-Italian roots and know why his name was “Paolo,” not Paul. He began his teaching career in Lugano, Switzerland, and also taught in Barcelona, Spain, and in Providence, Rhode Island.

Mr. Reichlin joined the Exeter faculty in 2007, and he teaches courses in Spanish, French and Italian. In addition to his classes, he coached boys JV soccer for many years, and now serves on the Academic Advising Committee. He has been honored with two of the school’s teaching awards.

Mr. Reichlin lives and works in Amen Hall, a girls dorm. He and his wife have a daughter who goes to school in Boston. In his spare time he enjoys Mediterranean cooking, reading the European press, and cheering on his beloved Buffalo Bills and FC Barca.