Chris currently teaches in the Engineering Education Department and manages OSU's Student Farm. He is interested in finding, testing, and developing tools toward ecologically regenerative agriculture and sustainable living. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from OSU in 2015 for which he conducted research on semiconductor materials and devices toward improved solar cell technology. He then volunteered for one year at Montana de Luz, a home for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Honduras where he implemented small-scale, sustainable agriculture systems. Since his return to OSU in 2016, he has taught international service learning courses along with Fundamentals of Engineering while working to re-launch OSU's Student Farm.