Christopher Scanlon

Chair, Teaching and Learning, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University

Dr Christopher Scanlon is a writer and commentator whose work has been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Punch, The Courier-Mail, The Canberra Times, Crikey, Business Spectator, The Monthly, Overland and Arena Magazine.

From 1999–2007, Christopher was a co-editor of Arena Magazine and online editor of Arena until 2009. Prior to joining La Trobe in 2008, Christopher worked at RMIT University's Globalism Institute, conducting research on the links between participation in community and health and wellbeing as part of an ARC linkage project.

In 2004, Christopher graduated from Monash University with a PhD in politics. Christopher developed and is production editor of www.upstart.net.au, a magazine for emerging journalists.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Chair, Teaching and Learning, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University
  • 2014–2016
    Academic Director, Learning Focus Area Hub , La Trobe University
  • 2012–2014
    Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University
  • 2008–2012
    Senior lecturer in Journalism, La Trobe University

Education

  • 2004 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1995 
    University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Arts, Honours