Chris received an MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut and will receive his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in December, 2018. His doctoral work has focused on adolescent literacy, teacher education and the literacy needs of students with disabilities. His dissertation on reading profiles among adolescents with ASD was supported by grants from the International Literacy Association and the Connecticut Association for Reading Research. Before pursuing graduate study, Chris served as a Residential Dean and Humanities Instructor at Franklin Academy: a high school for students with ASD and nonverbal learning differences. There he served as an advisor to students, designed service-learning programs and taught courses in English, History, Life Skills and Songwriting.
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, December 2018
MA, Educational Psychology, 2014
BA, History and Cognitive Science, 2007
Adolescent and Adult Literacy Instruction
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Literacy and Identity Development