Chris Henson has been teaching in
the English Department at California State University, Fresno,
since 1984. Her specialty is 20 century American literature.
In addition to American literature survey courses, she teaches Introduction to Literature, Modem World Literature, composition, and such topics courses as Faulkner, James and Wharton, American Women Poets, American Modernist Poets, and Japanese Novel.
She and her husband, Fresno State Professor Emeritus Eugene Zumwalt, own and operate Scrub Jay Press, publishing work from the San Joaquin Valley as well as works of national significance. The press has published two books of poetry by Valley writers, a study of the Vedanta religion, a book of Louisiana Depression-era history and photographs, and a book on the Lewis and Clark expedition near the mouth of the Columbia River.
The press specializes in small editions of fine quality books, some printed on an antique platen press, using handset type.