Christian Austin

English Department Chair

Christian earned a Bachelors degree in English Literature in 2007 and a Masters degree in Education in 2010. He began teaching in the public sector in 2009 at Mohawk Trail High School in Shelburne Falls, MA. There he taught literature and writing as well as coached tennis for six years. Christian grew up outside Rochester in western New York. He was a tennis player in both high school and college. Coaching the Girls Varsity Tennis team every spring at Deerfield is one of the highlights of his year. During his undergraduate years at Elmira College, inspired by the writings of Mark Twain, Christian crisscrossed the country by train, working as a travel journalist. Christian enjoys music, film, reading, and time spent outdoors with his wife Elizabeth.