Before coming to Mt. Holyoke, Chip spent twenty years working in documentary television. He's been threatened by the Hell's Angels, stranded in a transylvanian blizzard, and was once forced to negotiate with a tiger shark for ownership of his foot. He's also spent a lot of time at his desk writing and re-writing.
In 2011, he turned to the truly dangerous world of theology and ministry. His academic interests include mysticism across religious traditions, pre-literate spirituality, and the intersection of theology and popular culture. At Mt. Holyoke (and Yale Divinity, where he's studying), he's looking forward to learning from students (and occasionally professors and staff) and asking the big questions (instead of trying to answer them).
In his spare time, he enjoys singing and playing in a variety of post-alt-punk-trash-garage bands, watching movies and generally being irreverent.