Lecturer

Chris Evans is a former newspaper reporter, returned Peace Corps volunteer and fiction writer. At UVM, he advises The Vermont Cynic, WRUV-FM, and UVMtv in addition to teaching courses in college media, news-writing, and communication law.


UVM Student Media Page
UVM Media Blog
UVM's theView article "Man in the Middle"
"How do you teach writing?"- a blogged review of Chris Evans' teaching approach

Research and/or Creative Works

PUBLISHED FICTION

  • “Out West.” Vantage Point. Burlington, Vermont. Spring 2011.
  • “Candidate Clinton Visits the Bronx.” Apalachee Review. Tallahassee, Florida. Summer 2004.
  • “Cheated.” Washington Square. New York, New York. Summer 2004.
  • “Colic.” The Florida Review. Orlando, Florida. Spring 2004.
  • “Alpha Female.” Thought Magazine. Burlingame, California. 2003.
  • “Amnio.” Soundings East. Salem, Massachusetts. 2003.
  • “New Family Life.” Confluence. Belpre, Ohio. 2003.

Publications

Conference Presentations

  • “How Do You Teach Writing?” National College Newspaper Convention: Associated Collegiate Press. Los Angeles, 2015.
  • “Social Justice Journalism.” National College Media Convention: College Media Association, Associated Collegiate Press. Philadelphia, 2014.
  • “Adviser Training: What You Need to Know About the ‘Money Side.’” National College Media Convention: College Media Association, Associated Collegiate Press. Philadelphia, 2014.
  • “Adviser Training: How to Motivate Students.” National College Media Convention: College Media Association, Associated Collegiate Press. Philadelphia, 2014.
  • “How Do You Teach Writing?” National College Media Convention: College Media Association, Associated Collegiate Press. Philadelphia, 2014.
  • “Adviser Training: Managing Students and Money.” National College Media Convention: College Media Association. New York City, 2014.
  • “Adviser Training: An Introduction to Advising.” National College Media Convention: College Media Association. New York City, 2014.
  • “How Do You Teach Writing?” National College Media Convention: College Media Association. New York City, 2014.
  • “Writing About Social Justice: Objective Reporting or Biased 

Awards and Recognition

  • Distinguished Multimedia Adviser Award. College Media Association, 2014.
  • Montana Prize in Fiction (Finalist). Cutbank Literary Magazine. 2014.
  • Top 100 Key Ethics and Media Law Resources for Journalists. The University of Vermont Journalism and Media Blog: UVMmedia.net. JournalismDegree.com. 2014.
  • The 100 Best Sites for Journalists. The University of Vermont Journalism and Media Blog: UVMmedia.net. JournalismDegree.com. 2012.
  • The 40 Best Blogs for Student Journalists. The University of Vermont Journalism and Media Blog: UVMmedia.net. The Open Education Database. 2012.
  • The College Media Association Board of Directors Award. National award for excellence in college media advising and advocacy. 2011.
  • The Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award (Finalist). University of Vermont. 2011.
  • Very Short Fiction Award (Finalist). Glimmer Train. 2010.
  • Student Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching. Valencia Community College. 2006.
  • Program Director’sAward for Teaching Excellence. New York University Expository Writing Program. 2002, 2003, 2004.
  • Very Short Fiction Award (Finalist). Glimmer Train. 2002.
  • Best Education Reporting. School Bell Award: Florida Education Association. 1996.
  • Best Single Newspaper Section. National Award: Education Writers Association. 1995.
  • Benjamin Fine Award for Outstanding Education Reporting. National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1995.
  • Best Education Reporting, Overall and Series Reporting. School Bell Award: Florida Education Association. 1995
Chris Evans

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

college media, news-writing, and communication law.

Education

  • MFA 2002 New York University
  • MA 1998 University of Central Florida
  • BS and BA 1991 University of Kansas

Contact

Phone:
  • 802.656.2060

Courses Taught

  • CDAE 121: News Writing Across Media
  • CDAE 129 Communication Law
  • CDAE 195: College Media Practicum