Professor of Anthropology/ Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities
Ph D, Anthropology, Cornell University
MA, Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
BA, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Chris has taught at Unity College since 1980. He has done ethnographic fieldwork with traditional musicians in Macedonia and Bulgaria, Maine Indian basket-makers, and recently with Waldo County residents on their criteria for evaluating local places. At present he researches the historical archaeology of early Euro-and Afro-American settlement in the Central Maine back-country, with emphasis on land-human interaction and landscape archaeology.
He lives with Susan his wife, and sometimes with his grown-up children, in the country in nearby Montville. Chris is involved with a local land trust, belongs to the local synagogue, practices shamanism and permaculture, collects mushrooms, sings in a hospice chorus, and has led a fifteen member balalaika orchestra playing Russian traditional music. He loves teaching best, though.