About Me

Gender Identity

Gender is an important piece of my identity. I use male pronouns and speak openly in the classroom about being a transgender man. Students look for role models in all aspects of their identity, whether it be personally or professionally, and I hope for some, I can be both. For more information about why using pronouns in the workplace is important, please see:


play time

I am about 85% through completing my "48 4000-footer" list of hiking the 48 New Hampshire peaks that have an elevation of 4000 ft or higher (subject to other conditions). I also enjoy distance biking as well as running with my dog, Molly. In addition, I completed the 2019 Harbor to the Bay AIDS Benefit ride; this is a 125-mile bike ride from Boston, MA to Provincetown, MA to raise money, awareness, and support for people living with HIV and hepatitis.

I am also riding and running for Harbor to the Bay in 2022. If you'd like to help me raise funds for HIV and Hepatitis research for my community partner, Community Research Initiative, please visit:


Dogs for Days

The milk to my coffee is my dog, Molly. I've had her since she was 10 weeks old, and she's going on 11 years now. She's an Australian Shepherd-Husky mix, so a bit of devil-on-one-shoulder, angel-on-the-other: smart enough to know better, devious enough to do it anyway!

EMAIL Contact

For academic matters, please contact me at c [DOT] s a w y e r 1 [AT] s n h u [DOT] e d u (no spaces--spam catching techniques!)