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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September 2, 2015
Cartoon Caption Contest: September 2015  
August 11, 2015
Cartoon Caption Contest: August 2015  
July 8, 2015
Congratulations to Louise Freeman, a professor of psychology at Mary Baldwin College and winner of our July competition. Her caption for the cartoon at left -- "Professor Bob quickly realized that asking his introductory statistics students to calculate 10% of 150 without using a calculator was an exercise in futility." -- received more votes from our readers than the other two finalists. She will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a copy of the cartoon signed by Matthew Henry Hall. Thanks to all for playing.
June 4, 2015
Congratulations to the winner of our June caption contest, Cheryl Silcox, a learning management system technologist at Wright State University. Her caption for the cartoon -- "The contract says that every faculty member gets an office with a window. The adjuncts just get the window." -- was chosen by our readers from among three finalists. She will receive an Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of the cartoon. Thanks to all for playing.
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.

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