October 31, 2017
Meet Christopher Lapeyre, Wheaton's new visiting assistant professor of English. When he's not leading worship at his church, he's teaching Wheaton students about writing and working on a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature.
Name: Christopher Lapeyre
- B.A. English, Wheaton College
- M.A. English, Northern Illinois University
- Currently working towards a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature, Northern Illinois University
Philosophy of Education:
Students learn by combining imitation, information, and experimentation to perform academic tasks, aided by a teacher's knowledge and wisdom
Before Wheaton, I was:
Before coming to Wheaton, I was a high school English teacher for twelve years. I then began teaching at the community college level and writing grants for non-profit organizations. I then returned to graduate school at NIU to begin work on my Ph.D.
A single big question I'm trying to answer:
How does reading the lyric poetry of the English Renaissance through the lens of rhetorical analysis enhance our understanding and appreciation of it?
I wish I could teach everyone:
That John Donne is The Boss.
Last book I read for fun:
I'm currently reading a biography of Mary Tudor. Before that I read the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series so that I could keep up with what my kids were interested in.
I'd love to travel to:
Athens, to visit the Acropolis.