Christopher Shipley

Christopher Shipley earned his Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Chicago and has held faculty appointments at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Maryland, and Goucher College. He is currently Professor of English at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has also served as Dean of the Liberal Arts and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. His interests and expertise include Contemporary Drama, Fiction Writing, Literary Theory, and the Narrative. He has published both scholarly essays and fiction. Christopher's Irish Week 1999 class focused on contemporary Irish drama, featuring the work of such playwrights as Brian Friel and Martin McDonagh.