Chris Cunningham P'14 '18

English Master Dr. Cunningham is the Lawrenceville School's Dean of Faculty.

In addition to his teaching duties, Cunningham has been the School's Third Form English Curriculum Coordinator, Acting Chair of the English department, Chair of the Discipline Committee, and a member of numerous other School committees during his nine years at Lawrenceville. His efforts as head coach of the Big Red girls' varsity cross country team earned him Coach of the Year awards from the Trenton TimesTrentonian, and Star-Ledger in 2011.

Cunningham received his A.B. in Modern Thought and Literature, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University. His poetry, criticism, and reviews have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Slate, Iowa Review, Best New Poets 2006, Southwest Review, Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, Court Green, Cincinnati Review, Poetry International, Meridian, River Styx, Notre Dame Review, Smartish Pace, Western Humanities Review, Cimarron Review, Arizona Quarterly, Mississippi Quarterly. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Cunningham has completed a collection of poetry, No Stranger but Ourself, and is working on a book-length sequence, Mr. Anderson.

Before joining Lawrenceville, Cunningham taught at Princeton Day School, Stuart Country Day School, and Montclair Kimberly Academy. He was also an adjunct professor at Rider University and Mercer County Community College.
The position of Dean of Faculty brings with it oversight of all faculty personnel issues and shares with the Dean of Academics responsibility for curriculum design, development, and implementation.

Contact Information


Office Phone

(609) 895-2061


(609) 895-2221


Mackenzie Administration Building

Assistant to the Dean of Faculty

Olinda Arias Robinson
(609) 895-2062
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.