Dr. Chris Buttram

Dr. Buttram poses for a photo.

Dr. Chris Buttram

PhD Columbia University

Raised in Tennessee, Chris went to Emory University, taught high school in Maryland, and then conducted her graduate work at Columbia University. After two years in Seattle, she worked as a professor in Texas until she joined the faculty of WSU in 2000.

Though her teaching interests range widely, her field of specialization is 20th-Century British Literature with secondary concentrations in related areas. Most of Chris's research concerns T.S. Eliot, on whose writing she has published in several journals; she is currently at work on a book about Eliot and the human body.

Her free time is devoted to her dogs, Random and Chancy, who are young and sweet, but rather wild. With the scattered zest of a dilettante, Chris also likes to garden, exercise, play around with the guitar, and read about scientific miscellany. Watching films is one of her great pleasures, as is staying in touch with friends and family.