Chris is a master’s student in the EPPL Higher Education program, a graduate assistant in our Curriculum & Instruction department, and a member of The William and Mary Educational Review. Chris earned his B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Salisbury University where his interests focused on moral theory and cognition. His past experiences include working with students as a Supplemental Instruction leader for Political Philosophy and Critical Thinking courses, and serving as a researcher with Maryland’s Emergency Heroin and Opioid Task Force.
“While exploring graduate programs, the unique research being undertaken by faculty here in the Higher Education program was what originally piqued my interest. Upon visiting, I really got the sense that the faculty here are committed not only to research and teaching, but also to making connections between students and ensuring that any academic or extracurricular interest a student has is met with the appropriate resource, opportunity, or point of contact. Academically, I was attracted to the flexibility of the program and the way in which the required courses serve as a foundation upon which students can tailor their other coursework to their professional interests. Combined, these aspects of the program create an environment in which students are free to explore their interests, gain experience in real-world professional environments, build broad networks, and become confident in their ability to succeed after graduation, regardless of their goals.”
Feel free to email Chris if you want to learn more about his perspectives on the program.