Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2018
About Christopher Reider
Currently a Residential Education Faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Reider possess a BA in English from ASU, and a Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, from Ottawa University. Besides being a relentless promoter for the career choice of education, he advocates for sustaining multicultural education, endorses active learning in student-centered classrooms, and challenges students to be intrinsic learners through problem-based learning. In addition to teaching Cultural Diversity in Education, The Art of Storytelling, and Teaching at the Community College (teaching college faculty) Reider also teaches English, and is the former Division Chair of the Composition, Creative Writing, and Literature Division. He regularly facilitates experiential project opportunities for the campus culture and his students, and enjoys organizing multicultural programming on his campus. He is the chair of the Creative Writing and Arts Committee, and Co-Coordinator for Learning Communities at CGCC.
In addition to a short story published in the Gila River Review, he has created podcasts for advocacy projects and written a number of stand-up comedy routines and stories for the stage. As an instructor of Storytelling, Reider teaches scientifically researched techniques, balanced with a variety of inspirational creative writing activities to unlock ideas in the form of exercises and mini-stories in his students; these lead to personal narrative vignettes, and then Advocacy stories, based in primary and secondary academic research.