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Curriculum Vitae

Christopher Graham Hall

Redwood Writing Project Teacher Consultant

15169 Lewis Rd.

Nevada City, CA 95959

Telephone: (707) 889-3375


Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

M.A. English Teaching of Writing (emphasis in Place-Based Education), December, 2009

B.A. English (emphasis in Creative Writing), August, 2007

Sierra Community College, Rocklin, CA

Associate’s Degree Social Science, May 2004

Associate’s Degree Liberal Arts, May 2004

Associate’s Degree Humanities, May 2004

Professional Experience

     Teaching Experience

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Lecturer, Fall 2010:

-Instructor for three sections of English 100/A, First Year Reading and Composition—Intensive

Teaching Associate, Fall 2008- Spring 2009:

-Instructor for English 100/A, First Year Reading and Composition—Intensive

Book of the Year Class Section Instructor, Fall 2008-Spring2010:

            -Instructor for English 480, Special Topics in Literature

Internship in Teaching of Writing, Spring 2008:

            -Internship with Professor Jim Dodge for English 311, Nature Writing

-Student paper grading, facilitating occasional class discussions, managing other practical course-related tasks

     Other Academic Employment

Educational Testing Services (ETS)

General Record Examination Scorer, Summer 2010-Present

            -Online scoring of the analytical writing section of the Graduate Record Examinations

California English Placement Test Scorer, March 2010-Present

            -Online scoring of the written portion of the California English Placement Test

College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA

Academic Support Seminars English Expert, Spring 2010-Summer 2010

            - One-on-one and small group tutoring and instruction in English and writing

            -Providing support for struggling and at-risk students in English and writing

-Promoting new student support program through canvassing enrolled students, posting flyers, etc.

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Writing Center Consultant, 2006-2009:

            -Tutor training for English 100 Writing Labs and University Writing Center employees

            -One-on-one peer tutoring in the University Writing Center             

            -One-on-one peer tutoring for English 100 A

-Working closely with Writing Project Administrator and numerous First-Year Reading and Composition instructors

Sierra Community College, Nevada City, CA

English Writing Tutor, 2002-2004:

-One-on-one peer tutoring in the Tutor Center          


     Creative Writing

“There and Back Again.” Forthcoming in The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, 2011. Print.

“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Forthcoming in The Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine,  2011, Print.

“Where Peace Washes Down Like Rain.” Econews, 2008. Print.

“Sunlight and Sorrow.” Toyon Literary Magazine, 2007. Print.

“A Secret We Know Best in Youth.” Toyon Literary Magazine. 2007. Print.


Review of Philosophical Foundations for the Practice of Ecology, by William A. Reiners and        Jeffrey A. Lockwood. Ecozona: European Journal of Literature, Culture, and Environment, Vol. 1.2  2010. Web.

Review of Songs for the Songs of Birds, by Don Mackay. Literary Bird Journal, Fall 2009. Print.

Review of The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, by Neil Gaiman. The       Northcoast Journal, April 2008. Print.

Review of I think my Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon, by Lagwagon. The Northcoast   Journal, April 2008. Print.

Review of The Feel Good Album of the Year, by No Use for a Name. The Northcoast Journal,      April 2008. Print.

Conference Papers and Presentations

“There and Back Again.” (Upcoming) Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference: Indiana University,       Bloomington, IN, June 22-26, 2010.

“What’s your English 100 Class Doing in the Woods? The Troubling Leap of Faith in        Ecocomposition.” Redwood Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute and Spring            Conference: Arcata, CA, July 2010 and March 2011.

 “My Two Cents on Blogs.” North Coast Student Research Conference and Graduate Fair,           Arcata, CA, March 2009.

“Language and Landscape: Contextual Specificity in the Study of Native Indigenous Literature."            North Eastern MLA Conference, Boston. MA, April 2007.

Connections and Community: Reinhabitory Principles in Bioregionalism and Literary Field           Studies (Panel Chair), North Eastern MLA Conference, Boston. MA, April 2008.

Academic Honors

Dennis Lee Cullins Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Fall 2009

J. Dodge “Best Ku” Poetry Contest, Second-place Winner, Spring 2005

Professional Memberships

ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment) 2007-present

NeMLA (North Eastern Modern Language Association) 2007-present

Redwood Writing Project: Teacher-Consultant Summer 2010-present

Research and Teaching Interests

Ecocriticism, Ecocomposition, Nature Writing, Place-based Education, Irish Poetry, Speculative Fiction, Graphic Novels, Technology and Teaching of Writing

Professional References:

Jim Dodge, Professor, Humboldt State University, English Department

Phone: 826-5919; E-mail: dd2@humboldt.edu

Tracy Duckart, Acting Composition Director, Humboldt State University, English Department

Phone: 826-5958; E-mail: tdd2@humboldt.edu

Corey Lewis, Associate Professor, Humboldt State University, English Department

Phone: 826-3228; E-mail: cll35@humboldt.edu

David Stacey, Professor, Humboldt State University, English Department

Phone: 826-3176; E-mail: des11@humboldt.edu


(Updated 5/10/11)

Chris Hall,
Jun 21, 2011, 2:13 PM