Gene Hahn is one of the instructors on the ESL staff. He helps students from non-English speaking countries develop the English skills necessary to be successful at American universities. Gene is originally from the Stevens Point area, growing up in Pittsville, Wisconsin. Pittsville is famous for handsome men, beautiful women, and intelligent children. Gene received his degree from UW-Stevens Point and then spent the next ten years in China and Taiwan teaching English, learning Chinese, traveling, and studying. While there, he developed an understanding of how difficult it is to live and work in a different culture. Since returning in 1996, he has been teaching English to International students at UWSP. Gene loves meeting students from other countries, learning about their lives, and helping them realize their futures. In his spare time, Gene loves to cook vegan cuisine, read Robert Parker novels, travel the state of Wisconsin, and help his wife raise their three children.