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Chris Adamson

Chris Adamson

Chris Adamson

Instructional Design & Technology Specialist


Center for Teaching and Learning


Ph.D., English - Emory University, 2020
Graduate Certificate, College and University Teaching - Oregon State University, 2015
M.A., English - Oregon State University, 2014
B.A., Literature and Philosophy - Mount Angel Seminary, 2008


Office Location: Karl E. Mundt Library

Dr. Adamson is a faculty developer interested in ways that the current situation in education calls for a grounding in the philosophy of education and a commitment to public scholarship. He received his doctorate from Emory University and his Certificate in College and University Teaching from Oregon State University.

Dr. Adamson's teaching interests includes:

  • Faculty Development
  • Technology Integration
  • Digital Humanities
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Medieval and Victorian Literature

Dr. Adamson's research interests include:

  • Education Technology
  • Public Scholarship
  • Faculty Development
  • Victorian Literature and Medievalism
  • Victorian Presentations of Smoking
  • Liturgical Theology
  • Temporality Studies

  • 2022 - Entering Mentoring Facilitator Training Funding, HHMI Inclusive Science Initiative
  • 2018 - Piedmont Fellowship in Sustainability, Teaching and Curriculum, Emory University
  • 2016 - Michael Camille Essay Proze Runner-up, Postmedieval and the BABEL Working Group
  • 2015-2020 - Laney Graduate Fellowship, Emory University

  • Entering Mentoring Trained Facilitator, The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research

  • 2019 - Travel Grant to Digital Humanities Summer Institute
  • 2018, 2019 - LGSC Travel Grant to NAVSA
  • 2017 - Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Mini-Grant, Emory University

  • Adamson, Christopher. “Enabling Public Scholars through Faculty Development.” Pop! Public. Open. Participatory, issue no. 3, November 2021. https://popjournal.ca/issue03/adamson.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “The Compromised Chronotope of Christminster: Hardy and Hopkins’s Medieval Oxford.” Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, vol. 9, no. 1, March 2018, 72-87. DOI:10.1057/s41280-017-0064-0.
  • Chen, Jiyao and Christopher Adamson. “Innovation: Integration of Random Variation and Creative Synthesis.” Academy of Management Review, vol. 40, no. 3, July 2015, 461-464. DOI: 10.5465/amr.2014.0438.

  • Adamson, Christopher. “‘Addressed by Name’: Re:Visioning Your Syllabus as ‘Personal Correspondence’.” Re:Imagine: The 47th Annual POD Network Conference, November 16, 2022.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “‘Over the Bent / World’: Echoing the Underthought of Gerard Manley Hopkins.” Hopkins, Voice, and Echo: Gerard Manley Hopkins International Conference, September 23, 2022.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “The Joy of Syllabus Design.” Authentic and Joyous Learning: The 2022 Midwest SoTL Conference, South Bend, Indiana, April 1, 2022.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “Faculty Development as Public Scholarship.” Engaging Open Social Scholarship: Implementing New Knowledge Environments Gathering, December 10, 2020.
  • Pyke, Jenny and Christopher Adamson. “Forming Online Communities: The Ongoing Role of Compassion and Flexibility in Course Design.” North American Victorian Studies Association Unconference, September 12, 2020.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “The Eternal Process of Burying God: Hardy’s Synthesis of Elegiac and Liturgical Form.” Media Genre, the Generic: North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 17, 2019.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “Nature’s Eschatological Transcendence in Hardy’s ‘Aquae Sulis.’” Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies: Armstrong Browning Library Flightless Conference, Waco, Texas, September 21, 2019.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “‘The Red Coal of a Cigar’: Consuming Relationships through Tobacco.” Consuming [the] Victorians: Victorians Institute Conference, Asheville, North Carolina, November 9, 2018.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “Seeking the Other through Sacramental Moments in Daniel Deronda.” Looking Outward: North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 12, 2018.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “The Compromised Chronotope of Christminster: Hardy and Hopkins’s Incarnate Past.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 13, 2017.
  • Adamson, Christopher. “‘Formed in Eternal Silence’: Creative Mystery in The Periodic Table.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 3, 2016.