Christopher H. Moinet, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Department Chair
The 2013-14 academic year is my twenty-ninth as a member of Thiel’s English department and will conclude my third three-year term as the department chair. I am the American literature specialist here, so I teach an American literature survey course every semester and lead the Exploring Literary New England travel course every third May. I am also responsible for teaching two of our three novel classes (Nineteenth-Century Novel, Twentieth-Century Novel), our Contemporary Fiction of Africa, Asia, and Latin America course, and numerous other classes. I have served the college as a member of various committees over the years, but am probably most widely known across campus as the Faculty Marshall, the person who walks at the front of all the formal academic processions while carrying the college mace.
As for my personal life, my wife Judi and I have lived a few miles east of Greenville on a small farm ever since I came to Thiel. This was a great place to raise our two sons and continues to be our dream home. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, bicycling, golfing, and playing in the Thiel faculty/community noon basketball league. Naturally, I also love to read. I am a big sports fan and spend perhaps too much time rooting for my favorite teams including, of course, the Tomcats, whom I serve as Thiel’s N.C.A.A. Faculty Athletics Representative and as the scoreboard operator during home football games.