Christopher leads MCAN's external communications, which includes social media, the website, e-newsletters, press releases, and annual reports. He also works with the Higher Education Advisory Board, the College Access Alliance, and employers.
Prior to joining MCAN, Christopher worked in higher education for nearly 25 years in the field of enrollment management. At the University of Michigan-Dearborn, he led the transformation of the admissions operation and increased undergraduate enrollment by 14%. He is the co-editor of the Journal of College Access which is affiliated with MCAN. Christopher has published extensively and presented at more than 75 conferences. His most recent research has focused on the role of pre-college programming in higher education.
Christopher earned a bachelor's degree in public relations and a master of arts degree in organizational communication from Western Michigan University. He also has a post-master's certificate in enrollment management from Capella University. He earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Christopher is a first-generation college student whose parents supported his pursuit of postsecondary education. Christopher credits WMU's outstanding Orientation Program for transforming his life and propelling his career in higher education and college access/success. He is also the inventor of the Getting In card game.
Outside of MCAN, Christopher is a Walt Disney researcher and college instructor and enjoys vacationing at Frank Lloyd Wright homes. You can find him cycling across Michigan nearly every summer.