Blind history professor earns Ph.D

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tags: Stephen Kissel



At St. Louis University, Stephen Kissel is passionate about teaching U.S. history.

"What it was like to walk in their shoes, how they adapted to their changing world," he told us.

He helps his students see the past even though he cannot see his students. 

Kissel was born with congenital cataracts and limited eye sight. Growing up meant he would eventually be go blind.

"It was kind of more of a question of when, not if," Stephen Kissel explained.

Though his eyes didn't work well, he never lost sight of his goals, like becoming a straight-A student and an Eagle Scout — the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. ...




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