Matthew Henry Hall

Matthew Henry Hall’s cartoons appear, of course, here at Inside Higher Ed as well as The Missouri Review, Reader’s Digest, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, The Chronicle of Higher Education and many other publications. He also writes stories for children -- Phoebe and Chub (a Western Writers of America Storyteller Finalist, 2005), What Coyote Brought (reading on “Border Songs,” 2012), and The Lucky Hat  (Grand Canyon Association) due out in 2015. Please send him an email (contact@matthewhenryhall.com) and/or visit his website (matt@matthewhenryhall.com).

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July 8, 2015
Cartoon Caption Contest: July 2015  
June 4, 2015
Cartoon Caption Contest: June 2015  
May 6, 2015
Congratulations to the winner of our May contest, David Nemeth, a professor in the department of geography and planning at the University of Toledo. His caption for the cartoon at left -- "And who might have imagined that I, a humble slug from Chernobyl, would some day achieve this honor ... " -- received the most votes from our readers. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by the artist, Matthew Henry Hall.
March 4, 2015
The winning caption chosen by readers for our March cartoon was this: "The Dean thanks you for your lengthy critique of the college strategic plan. He hopes you like your new office." Here's the trick: we couldn't track down the author, who used the moniker "ScottF" but didn't provide a working email address. If that's you, please come forward to claim your prize, an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon. And thanks to all for playing.
February 4, 2015
The winner of our February caption contest -- whose caption for the cartoon at left was "Our new Dean of Students? I think she worked for the Department of Homeland Security. Why do you ask?" -- wished to remain anonymous. But we will send the winner a gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon nonetheless.
January 7, 2015
Congratulations to Brendan Powers, an actor and former university artistic director, whose caption for the cartoon at left -- "Our library takes overdue fees quite seriously." -- was chosen by our readers from among three finalists. He will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall.
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.

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