FACULTY AND STAFF: Faculty Profiles
Christopher Brooks received his bachelor’s degree in history, magna cum laude, specializing in ancient, European history from Gordon College, Wenham, MA in 1993. While working on his degree, Brooks studied archaeology and history in Greece during the summer of 1992. In 1994, he studied Byzantine history at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, MA while working with a team of graduate students analyzing Sahidic Coptic, as well as translating Coptic manuscripts, dated as early as the third century AD. In 1996, Brooks received his MA in history from the University of Maryland, with a specialization in European history and the history of ideas. His thesis, written 1995-1996, focused on the decline of Byzantium in the 11th and 12th centuries. In 1998, he completed a MEd specializing in social studies education at the secondary level and philosophy of education from the University of New Hampshire. Brooks is a certified social studies teacher in the state of New Hampshire. In October of 2002, Brooks was awarded the 2002 New Hampshire Humanities Council Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the State of New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award for 2002. In December 2006, Brooks was awarded a NH Humanities Council grant for his work in Ethics Education. As project director, he organized and taught a series of workshops for NH educators focused on citizenry, ethics and public education this past June. Currently, Brooks is working on an Ethics education text entitled Ethics and Citizenry in the High School Curriculum with his teaching partner, Amy Pham. In addition to this work, Brooks has started publication and consultation work on philosophy and public education with Dr. Joe Onosko of the University of New Hampshire and the Grandfield, OK school district. Brooks will be presenting at two conferences this fall on the value of philosophy, ethics and public education.
Brooks has taught history and philosophy in a variety of settings and levels. Brooks was a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland and completed his internship at Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH. Currently, Brooks is a professor of philosophy, management and leadership at Northeastern University, Boston, MA where he currently teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the School of Professional Studies. He is also an adjunct professor history and philosophy at Chester College of New England in Chester, NH as well as a senior level teacher at Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH. Brooks is also the co-founder and coordinator of the Souhegan Summer Institute, a high school enrichment program founded at Souhegan High School, Amherst, New Hampshire in 1999.