B.A., Amherst; M.A., University of Louisville
Dean of Faculty, English
Work Phone: 860-945-7804
Year Appointed: 2002
Chris has been at Taft since 2002 and currently serves the school as its dean of faculty. He graduated from Amherst College in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in English, where he also captained the college’s varsity baseball team. After Amherst, Chris taught, coached, and lived in a dormitory for three years at Gould Academy, an independent boarding school in Bethel, Maine.
In 2000, Chris earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Louisville, where he studied literature, literary theory, and creative writing, and for which he composed a collection of short fiction as his master’s thesis. After graduate school, he joined the Sage Hill School, an independent secondary day school in Newport Coast, California, as one of 12 founding faculty members. As Sage Hill’s English department chair, Chris led the creation of the English curriculum and department. He came to Taft in 2002.
In addition to serving as dean of faculty at Taft, Chris has served as director of senior projects. He currently teaches English, serves as head varsity baseball coach, and lives on campus with his wife, Dena, and their two children.