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Chris Garrett

Chris Garrett

Assistant Director
Faculty Center Administrators

Office Location: 3770 F HBLL


  • Ph.D., English Language and Literature, Texas A&M University, 2007.
  • M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies (English, History, and Philosophy), Oregon State University, 2001.
  • B.A., American Studies, Brigham Young University, 1992.

Courses Taught at BYU:

Professional Activities:

Chris Garrett serves as Assistant Director of Faculty Development in the Faculty Center. Prior to BYU, Chris worked at Nevada State University, where he was a tenured Professor of Education and the Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence. Chris has over fifteen years of experience leading faculty development programs and teaching college students.

He has a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in English Language and Literature, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University, and a B.A. in American Studies from BYU. He was previously an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Faculty Development at the University of Southern Indiana. Prior to that he was the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Oklahoma City University while serving in Assistant and Associate Professor of English roles. Chris has taught a variety of university courses, is a national leader with influence in faculty development, and publishes academic peer-reviewed research in this field.

He has considerable experience in designing, planning, and leading professional development activities, providing training to academic leaders (e.g., department chairs, deans, associate deans) on best practices in leadership and how to evaluate teaching and faculty work. In addition to skills in networking across academic units, Chris has organized and directed regional conferences on faculty development, has extensive event planning experience, and led and organized a national institute for new faculty developers.


Chris is addicted to pickleball and has competed in three national championships and numerous amateur and professional tournaments. He enjoys karaoke singing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and riding his motorcycle.