Chris Boettcher specializes in teaching general education courses in reading, writing and speaking. An avid student of the scholarship of teaching and learning, Professor Boettcher uses innovative teaching methods to guide his students in seeking ‘insight’ in every situation of college life.
In addition to other teaching interests in mythology, genre literature, children’s literature, and nineteenth-century British literature, he brings a variety of experience to this instruction. He has recently co-authored a book on community-based global learning that draws on his years of experience as a practitioner of global service-learning, and he has promoted both curricular and co-curricular community engagement at Castleton University. He also has a research interest in Irish literature and national identity. His intellectual biography of Standish O’Grady, an early contributor to the Irish nationalist movement, will be published in 2019.
In recent years, Professor Boettcher has promoted ‘integrative learning’ in general education and on the Castleton campus more broadly. He is currently leading a wide-ranging project to create new curriculum and support for teaching made possible through a major grant from the Davis Educational Foundation.
M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., University of Notre Dame