Chris Goering began his career in higher education at the University of Arkansas in 2007 upon receiving a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University. Prior, he taught high school English and leadership courses at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kansas. He writes about how English teachers use music in their teaching and education policy. He's currently the Chair of the English Language Arts Teacher Educators, Director of the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project, faculty director of the Center for Children & Youth, and holds a faculty affiation with the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Public Policy. In 2016, Goering was elected as a Fellow of the University of Arkansas Teaching Academy and also successfully renewed his NBCT license in English Language Arts. In 2019, Goering's co-edited book received the Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies Research and his collaborative work with the Center for Children and Youth was acknowledged with the Governor's Arts Award for Arts in Education.