FACULTY AND STAFF: Faculty Profiles
Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature Christopher Anderson joined the Chester College faculty in 2006. Professor Anderson received a BA in Professional Writing in 2002 from Chester College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University. He’s had stories and poetry published in the Beloit Fiction Journal, Nothing Shocking, and other magazines.
Professor Anderson believes in the power of telling stories. In fact he’s certain stories can change the world. It is his belief that stories come to everyone naturally, and that with the right tools and some crafting, anyone can write a story that is universal, meaningful, and entertaining. In fact, now more than ever, stories are necessary, because within them resides understanding, love, and rescue—and the world could always use more of these things.
Professor Anderson’s repertoire of courses include Intro to Fiction Writing, Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop, Speculative Fiction Writing, The Beat Generation, Graphic Novel, The Language of Food, Creating the Socially Conscious Narrative, and Music Journalism. Also, along with professor Jenn Monroe, professor Anderson led a group on a study abroad trip to Puerto Rico, where students studied Latin American Literature and Travel Writing. He is currently at work on his first novel, tentatively titled Rock and Roll Ghost, as well as a memoir about the two and a half years he worked for a large, corporate-run bookstore.