professor, politics, Mount Holyoke College
Chris Pyle is a teacher, scholar, and political activist whose interests range across history, law, and politics, with an emphasis on civil liberties. Pyle has taught intelligence agents in the army, policemen at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, undergraduates at University College in Dublin, law students at Harvard, and graduate students at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has chaired Mount Holyoke's Department of Politics and the College's programs in complex organizations and American studies. In 2007, he received the College's distinguished teaching award.