Matthew Henry Hall

Matthew Henry Hall (aka M. Henry) writes and draws for many publications, including Inside Higher Ed, The Missouri Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Reader’s Digest. A collection of Matt’s cartoons on academe, I Will Now Set Myself On Fire, (Ten Years of Higher Ed Cartoons) is due out in 2013 in a “book” (i.e., an object from antiquity made of paper and printed with ink). For more info, visit www.matthewhenryhall.com.

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February 4, 2015
Cartoon Caption Contest: February 2015  
January 7, 2015
Cartoon Caption Contest: January 2015  
December 3, 2014
Congratulations are in order for Donald Larsson, a professor of English at Minnesota State University-Mankato. His caption for our December cartoon -- "We have reliable reports from male and female students that you see them when they're sleeping, you know when they're awake, and you've made threats about what might happen if they pout or cry!" -- was our readers' favorite from among the three finalists chosen by our panel of judges. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon. This is Professor Larsson's second time winning the contest.
November 5, 2014
Congratulations go to John Reis, a professor of engineering at East Carolina University, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for November. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "I thought the chair was speaking metaphorically when he mentioned crossing the River Styx to get funding from the dean." -- was voted the winner by our readers. Pretty good literary reference for an engineer. He has won a gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall.
October 8, 2014
Congratulations to Mike Jenkins, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for October. Jenkins is communications director at Michigan State University's College of Arts & Letters. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "So, when you flunked me out of English, I got a job here making more than you do. But, thanks to you, I appreciate the irony." -- was our readers' choice for best caption from among the finalists chosen by our panel of judges. Congratulations to Mike, and thanks to all of you for participating.
September 4, 2014
Congratulations to Robert Kelchen, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for September. Kelchen is an assistant professor in the department of education leadership, management and policy at Seton Hall University. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "And this memorializes President Smith's final presentation to the Board of Trustees." -- captured the most votes from our readers. He will receive a gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall.
August 6, 2014
Congratulations to Joe Valades, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for August. Valades -- who also won our May 2013 contest -- is director of the Student Success Center at Black Hills State University, in South Dakota. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "Hilda, subdue the Tabby. Ludwig, the Russian Blue. This fiend has crashed our system for the last time with his infernal kitty videos." -- earned the most votes from our readers. He will receive a gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall.
July 6, 2014
Congratulations to Tracey May, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for July. May is an administrative assistant at Dalton State College's Gilmer County Center, in Georgia. Her caption for the cartoon at left -- "Are we sure combining the helminthology lab and the cafeteria to save space is a good idea?" -- earned the most votes from our readers. She will receive a gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall.
June 4, 2014
Congratulations to Ronald Paige, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for June. Paige is director of learning technology at Cleveland State Community College, in Tennessee. His caption for the cartoon at right -- "I don't see a problem. The school memo stated we would be reimbursed for any mobile device we purchased for class use." -- earned the most votes from our readers. He will receive a gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall.
May 6, 2014
Congratulations to Stephen Klien, winner of our Cartoon Caption Contest for May. Klien is a professor in the communication studies department at Illinois's Augustana College. His caption for the cartoon at right -- "I'm not sure subcontracting grad student prescription coverage to Costco was the wisest move." -- attracted the most votes from our readers. He will receive a gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall.

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