Chris Nonhof
Assistant Professor of Education and English
Chris Nonhof

Northwestern’s Blekkink Endowed Education Professor, Dr. Nonhof builds relationships with students in and out of the classroom and wants them to fall in love with teaching as much as he has.

Distinguished professor
Dr. Nonhof received Northwestern’s Blekkink Endowed Education Professorship, an appointment given to professors who have a distinguished record as an outstanding teacher, extensive scholarly and leadership contributions to their discipline, and strong service and commitment to Northwestern and the community.

Experienced educator
Dr. Nonhof teaches his students the importance of adaptation in the classroom. Drawing on his 16 years of high school teaching experience, he explains how essential it is to modify content and practices to meet the needs of their future students.

Students across campus have praised Dr. Nonhof for caring for their personal and professional lives. In his engaging classes, he encourages students to be caring teachers and servants of Christ.

Pedagogical thinker
As an incorporation of his interests in the relationship between teacher and student, he has taken his students to Native American schools to experience the differences in pedagogy. With some colleagues, he is now researching how teachers can build community in rural, online or socially distanced spaces.

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