Chris Parsons is an Assistant Professor of English and the Coordinator of Secondary English Education at Keene State. He teaches courses on the methods of teaching English in secondary schools, descriptive grammar, and field instruction for teacher candidates. He earned his Ph.D in 2017 from the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan. His dissertation research focuses on the circulation of ideologies about gender and literacy in secondary English classrooms, especially as they relate to crisis rhetoric about young men and literacy. He is a coauthor of the e-book Textual Complexity: Supporting Student Readers and was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Laurel School for Girls Symposium. Prior to doctoral study, Chris taught high school English in North Las Vegas, NV.