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Chris is, quite simply, a joy to work with, regardless of the assignment. He cares about the finest of details, yet responds to questions and suggestions without hesitation or complications of ego. He also meets or beats deadlines, pays attention to word counts, replies promptly to messages with clear and thoughtful answers, and treats story subjects with respect. And, as a delightful bonus, Chris has a wonderful sense of humor, which makes every interaction a pleasure (and, often, a bright spot in the day).
— Jean Smith, Editor, Sarah Lawrence Magazine, Sarah Lawrence College
Herd Mentality :  Harvey Mudd College Magazine.  Unless you follow the sport or grew up on a ranch, you have probably never seen a horse do anything quite like this. Crouching with hooves...

Herd Mentality: Harvey Mudd College Magazine. Unless you follow the sport or grew up on a ranch, you have probably never seen a horse do anything quite like this. Crouching with hooves...

Macro Mind, Micro Master ,  Sarah Lawrence Magazine.  In a community that prizes independent thought,  leader  can be a freighted term, as it invokes the complementary notion of  followers…

Macro Mind, Micro Master, Sarah Lawrence Magazine. In a community that prizes independent thought, leader can be a freighted term, as it invokes the complementary notion of followers…

A Bright Future for an Unbreakable Yellow Jacket,  Georgia Tech University. “They will break you,” Mari Nguyen was told by a friend when she first expressed interest in joining Georgia Tech women’s rugby club. “You are so small.” Nguyen was unfazed. “I signed up for the team out of spite,” she says…

A Bright Future for an Unbreakable Yellow Jacket, Georgia Tech University. “They will break you,” Mari Nguyen was told by a friend when she first expressed interest in joining Georgia Tech women’s rugby club. “You are so small.” Nguyen was unfazed. “I signed up for the team out of spite,” she says…

A Pragmatic Idealist ,  The Hanoverian  (Hanover College). By any account, the young Ghanaian had already achieved an enviable life. He had graduated from a prestigious American college, taking...

A Pragmatic Idealist, The Hanoverian (Hanover College). By any account, the young Ghanaian had already achieved an enviable life. He had graduated from a prestigious American college, taking...

A Second Chance in West Texas ,  Lehigh Alumni Bulletin . Small and hardy, but highly endangered, the Leon Springs Pupfish has shown a flagrant disregard for the research preferences of Murray Itzkowitz...

A Second Chance in West Texas, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin. Small and hardy, but highly endangered, the Leon Springs Pupfish has shown a flagrant disregard for the research preferences of Murray Itzkowitz...

Celebrating Shirley Kaplan ,  Sarah Lawrence Magazine . Allen Lang MFA ’95, then a newly hired coordinator of the Sarah Lawrence Theatre Outreach Program founded by Shirley Kaplan, was overwhelmed. He had just come back...

Celebrating Shirley Kaplan, Sarah Lawrence Magazine. Allen Lang MFA ’95, then a newly hired coordinator of the Sarah Lawrence Theatre Outreach Program founded by Shirley Kaplan, was overwhelmed. He had just come back...

Like a Great Comet,   Acumen  (Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences). Actor, singer, composer Gelsey Bell ’04 pushes artistic boundaries with her multi-dimensional career.

Like a Great Comet, Acumen (Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences). Actor, singer, composer Gelsey Bell ’04 pushes artistic boundaries with her multi-dimensional career.

Moonlight's  MDC Origins .  MDC News  (Miami Dade College). It was the kind of fateful coincidence that makes you think that Tarell Alvin McCraney's story was so urgent, and the moment so precise, that fortune intervened...

Moonlight's MDC Origins. MDC News (Miami Dade College). It was the kind of fateful coincidence that makes you think that Tarell Alvin McCraney's story was so urgent, and the moment so precise, that fortune intervened...

Beyond the Sports Page ,  On Wisconsin . Six months after graduating, Eric Barrow '93 was knocking around Tokyo, brushing up on his Japanese, and considering a career in international relations when...

Beyond the Sports Page, On Wisconsin. Six months after graduating, Eric Barrow '93 was knocking around Tokyo, brushing up on his Japanese, and considering a career in international relations when...

Working Out,   Harvey Mudd College Magazine . In a 21st century take on the Wanderjahr, Nitin Savant '08 signed up for a world tour, with a twist...

Working Out, Harvey Mudd College Magazine. In a 21st century take on the Wanderjahr, Nitin Savant '08 signed up for a world tour, with a twist...

It's a Philosophy of Participation ,  Lycoming Magazine . Dr. N. J. Stanley, or simply J. to anyone who has known her for more than 20 seconds, wears lightly and with melodic grace the accent of her native New Orleans. "I am very much a deep Southerner...."

It's a Philosophy of Participation, Lycoming Magazine. Dr. N. J. Stanley, or simply J. to anyone who has known her for more than 20 seconds, wears lightly and with melodic grace the accent of her native New Orleans. "I am very much a deep Southerner...."

Focusing on the Questions that Matter ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). New research institutes will amplify and promote broad-based interdisciplinary research.

Focusing on the Questions that Matter, Resolve (Lehigh University). New research institutes will amplify and promote broad-based interdisciplinary research.

Making Sweet Memories ,  Sarah Lawrence Magazine.  For Mina Erten ’21, the road to cognitive neuroscience passed through the kitchen of a two-star Michelin restaurant in Barcelona. Though that may seem an ambling route to a concentration in psychology, in Erten’s telling, it was no detour…

Making Sweet Memories, Sarah Lawrence Magazine. For Mina Erten ’21, the road to cognitive neuroscience passed through the kitchen of a two-star Michelin restaurant in Barcelona. Though that may seem an ambling route to a concentration in psychology, in Erten’s telling, it was no detour…

Interweaving Media ,  RISD XYZ . There's an old Italian saying: "Traduttore, traditore." The translator is a traitor. Poets are often the most aggrieved, mainly because in verse the sound, rhythm and resonance...

Interweaving Media, RISD XYZ. There's an old Italian saying: "Traduttore, traditore." The translator is a traitor. Poets are often the most aggrieved, mainly because in verse the sound, rhythm and resonance...

Virtually Viral ,  Harvey Mudd College Magazine . The growing urgency to learn more about how epidemics spread among large populations has inspired epidemiologists to construct a world...

Virtually Viral, Harvey Mudd College Magazine. The growing urgency to learn more about how epidemics spread among large populations has inspired epidemiologists to construct a world...

Where Family Comes First ,  Sarah Lawrence Magazine.  A veteran attorney invests her experience in a nonprofit that helps families in crisis—and a fellow alumna pitches in.

Where Family Comes First, Sarah Lawrence Magazine. A veteran attorney invests her experience in a nonprofit that helps families in crisis—and a fellow alumna pitches in.

A Detective’s Dynastic Coup ,  Lehigh Alumni Bulletin . David Pankanier was a graduate student when he joined the growing ranks of scholars stumped by a dynastic change that occurred 3,000 years ago in ancient...

A Detective’s Dynastic Coup, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin. David Pankanier was a graduate student when he joined the growing ranks of scholars stumped by a dynastic change that occurred 3,000 years ago in ancient...

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in the Community ,  Lycoming Magazine . In March, MSNBC host Chris Hayes traveled to McDowell County, W. Va., population about 20,000, for a town hall in the heart of Appalachia. As the conversation turned...

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in the Community, Lycoming Magazine. In March, MSNBC host Chris Hayes traveled to McDowell County, W. Va., population about 20,000, for a town hall in the heart of Appalachia. As the conversation turned...

Shaping the Business of Sports ,  Acumen  (Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences).   Early in Lon Babby's long and distinguished career as a lawyer, he found himself at the center of one of the most intense legal crucibles the nation has ever experienced...

Shaping the Business of Sports, Acumen (Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences). Early in Lon Babby's long and distinguished career as a lawyer, he found himself at the center of one of the most intense legal crucibles the nation has ever experienced...

Fighting Fire with Facts ,  Sarah Lawrence Magazine.  Julia Lisi ’18 launched a timely project last summer to help citizens combat the kind of misinformation that can spread like wildfire among dry brush, distorting national politics and disrupting the delicate balance of civil society. In Rwanda…

Fighting Fire with Facts, Sarah Lawrence Magazine. Julia Lisi ’18 launched a timely project last summer to help citizens combat the kind of misinformation that can spread like wildfire among dry brush, distorting national politics and disrupting the delicate balance of civil society. In Rwanda…

Jack Benjamin: A Life in Theater .  USC Aiken Magazine . The British theater critic Kenneth Tynan said that a novel is a static thing that one moves through, and that a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one. In this sense...

Jack Benjamin: A Life in Theater. USC Aiken Magazine. The British theater critic Kenneth Tynan said that a novel is a static thing that one moves through, and that a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one. In this sense...

The Warrick Factor ,  USC Aiken Magazine . Randy Warrick knew the word had gotten out as soon as he scanned the stands around the Wofford College baseball diamond one spring day in 1986. It seemed like there were more scouts than fans...

The Warrick Factor, USC Aiken Magazine. Randy Warrick knew the word had gotten out as soon as he scanned the stands around the Wofford College baseball diamond one spring day in 1986. It seemed like there were more scouts than fans...

A Vision for Africa ,  Harvey Mudd College Magazine . You could be forgiven for wondering if Mahesh Kotecha '70 harbored ambivalent feelings toward the country where he was born and raised. "Uganda was a great place to grow up...

A Vision for Africa, Harvey Mudd College Magazine. You could be forgiven for wondering if Mahesh Kotecha '70 harbored ambivalent feelings toward the country where he was born and raised. "Uganda was a great place to grow up...

A Revolutionary Overhaul ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). A piece of Bethlehem’s industrial history transforms into a foundry of modern technology.

A Revolutionary Overhaul, Resolve (Lehigh University). A piece of Bethlehem’s industrial history transforms into a foundry of modern technology.

Science and Technology

 
Google-mapping a Path to Success ,  Loyola Magazine  (Loyola University Chicago). If you don’t think a degree in sociology is a ticket to one of the most coveted jobs in the tech industry, talk to…

Google-mapping a Path to Success, Loyola Magazine (Loyola University Chicago). If you don’t think a degree in sociology is a ticket to one of the most coveted jobs in the tech industry, talk to…

Dissolving Boundaries ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Yaling Liu recalls the moment he transformed from a mechanical engineer into a cancer warrior. “I was in Washington, D.C., preparing to participate…

Dissolving Boundaries, Resolve (Lehigh University). Yaling Liu recalls the moment he transformed from a mechanical engineer into a cancer warrior. “I was in Washington, D.C., preparing to participate…

Living in a Materials World ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). The far-flung stardust and common matter that constitutes our planet and the world around us, bears within still, after millennia of human inquiry, countless riddles yet to be figured despite the most sophisticated…

Living in a Materials World, Resolve (Lehigh University). The far-flung stardust and common matter that constitutes our planet and the world around us, bears within still, after millennia of human inquiry, countless riddles yet to be figured despite the most sophisticated…

Engineering the Anthropology of the City ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). The mention of smart cities may bring to mind visions of a sparkling metropolis, but the reality will be considerably grittier, but a reality it will be—of necessity. A 2014 United Nations report…

Engineering the Anthropology of the City, Resolve (Lehigh University). The mention of smart cities may bring to mind visions of a sparkling metropolis, but the reality will be considerably grittier, but a reality it will be—of necessity. A 2014 United Nations report…

A Silver Buckshot Approach to Pathogen Detection ,  Bioengineering Newsletter  (Lehigh University). A conversation with Xuanhong Cheng on her research is like talking to a multi-disciplinary artist…

A Silver Buckshot Approach to Pathogen Detection, Bioengineering Newsletter (Lehigh University). A conversation with Xuanhong Cheng on her research is like talking to a multi-disciplinary artist…

Riding the Wave ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Harnessing the power of data analytics in diverse disciplines.

Riding the Wave, Resolve (Lehigh University). Harnessing the power of data analytics in diverse disciplines.

The Road Before Takeoff ,  Harvey Mudd College Magazine . A third-generation aviator's throws his hat into a competitive ring with a modular take on a design for a flying car.

The Road Before Takeoff, Harvey Mudd College Magazine. A third-generation aviator's throws his hat into a competitive ring with a modular take on a design for a flying car.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road—Literally ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Gecko-inspired design innovations for tire design.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road—Literally, Resolve (Lehigh University). Gecko-inspired design innovations for tire design.

The Race to Battle Superbugs ,  Bioengineering Newsletter  (Lehigh University). Last year, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, commissioned by then-UK prime minister David Cameron, began it’s final report with a chilling statistic…

The Race to Battle Superbugs, Bioengineering Newsletter (Lehigh University). Last year, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, commissioned by then-UK prime minister David Cameron, began it’s final report with a chilling statistic…

The Power of a Pulse ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Researchers are developing a handheld device that uses time domain pulses to analyze ambient pathogens.

The Power of a Pulse, Resolve (Lehigh University). Researchers are developing a handheld device that uses time domain pulses to analyze ambient pathogens.

The Sky is the Limit ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Interdisciplinary research institute established in new hub of Lehigh innovation.

The Sky is the Limit, Resolve (Lehigh University). Interdisciplinary research institute established in new hub of Lehigh innovation.

A Diagnostic Game Changer ,  Bioengineering Newsletter  (Lehigh University). Developing a diagnostic device to catch and release rare circulating tumor cells may improve therapeutic cancer monitoring.

A Diagnostic Game Changer, Bioengineering Newsletter (Lehigh University). Developing a diagnostic device to catch and release rare circulating tumor cells may improve therapeutic cancer monitoring.

Gold Standard of Data ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Developing a method to use mobile phones to diagnose early stage cervical cancers in remote regions.

Gold Standard of Data, Resolve (Lehigh University). Developing a method to use mobile phones to diagnose early stage cervical cancers in remote regions.

Learning in the Age of KEEN ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Ed Webb, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics at Lehigh, was dismayed as he reviewed the student reactions...

Learning in the Age of KEEN, Resolve (Lehigh University). Ed Webb, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics at Lehigh, was dismayed as he reviewed the student reactions...

Making a Mark with Materials ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Zakya Kafafi's innovations with organic optoelectric materials and their applications.

Making a Mark with Materials, Resolve (Lehigh University). Zakya Kafafi's innovations with organic optoelectric materials and their applications.

UHD's Promise ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). New indium gallium zinc oxide semiconductors enable ultra high definition displays with a verisimilitude that beggars belief.

UHD's Promise, Resolve (Lehigh University). New indium gallium zinc oxide semiconductors enable ultra high definition displays with a verisimilitude that beggars belief.

A Useful State of Suspension ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). The quasi-magical self-organizational qualities of nanoparticles and their applications.

A Useful State of Suspension, Resolve (Lehigh University). The quasi-magical self-organizational qualities of nanoparticles and their applications.

Unlocking Data for Easier Multitasking ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Transactional memory speeds data processing in massive computing systems.

Unlocking Data for Easier Multitasking, Resolve (Lehigh University). Transactional memory speeds data processing in massive computing systems.

Tiny Avalanche, Big Results ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Catastrophic breakdown of glass under a combination of heat and pressure yields unexpected results.

Tiny Avalanche, Big Results, Resolve (Lehigh University). Catastrophic breakdown of glass under a combination of heat and pressure yields unexpected results.

A Superhighway, for the Right Molecules ,  Resolve  (Lehigh University). Energy-saving high-speed chemical filtering technique using carbon nanofibers.

A Superhighway, for the Right Molecules, Resolve (Lehigh University). Energy-saving high-speed chemical filtering technique using carbon nanofibers.

Web copy, news releases, reports, etc...

University of South Carolina-Aiken : 2016 President's Report.

University of South Carolina-Aiken: 2016 President's Report.

Lycoming College , Sustainable coffee website.  Win, Win, Win vs. Lose, Lose, Lose: A Coffee Parable.

Lycoming College, Sustainable coffee website. Win, Win, Win vs. Lose, Lose, Lose: A Coffee Parable.

Miami Book Fair International : Former Bush v. Gore opposing attorneys Theodore Olson and David Boies join forces to argue for marriage equality at Supreme Court.

Miami Book Fair International: Former Bush v. Gore opposing attorneys Theodore Olson and David Boies join forces to argue for marriage equality at Supreme Court.

University of Minnesota-Morris : Sustainability website. Conceived and wrote multi-page website with broad audience for thought leader in sector.

University of Minnesota-Morris: Sustainability website. Conceived and wrote multi-page website with broad audience for thought leader in sector.

Lycoming College , Sustainable coffee website.  Case Study: Las Lajas.

Lycoming College, Sustainable coffee website. Case Study: Las Lajas.

Miami Book Fair International : Poetry Foundation talks with Nathaniel Mackey, winner of the Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement.

Miami Book Fair International: Poetry Foundation talks with Nathaniel Mackey, winner of the Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement.

University of Minnesota-Morris : Departmental webpage: Environmental Science.

University of Minnesota-Morris: Departmental webpage: Environmental Science.

Lycoming College , Sustainable coffee website.  Case Study: El Naranjito.

Lycoming College, Sustainable coffee website. Case Study: El Naranjito.

Miami Book Fair International : James Baldwin honored on the 90th anniversary of his birth.

Miami Book Fair International: James Baldwin honored on the 90th anniversary of his birth.

 
University of Minnesota-Morris : Departmental webpage: Political Science.

University of Minnesota-Morris: Departmental webpage: Political Science.

Lycoming College , Sustainable coffee website.  A Virtuous Circle of Benefits.

Lycoming College, Sustainable coffee website. A Virtuous Circle of Benefits.

Miami Book Fair International : Opening night with Ira Glass of  This American Life .

Miami Book Fair International: Opening night with Ira Glass of This American Life.