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Dr. Chase Arnold joined the Menaul School after moving to Albuquerque in 2023. He had previously lived in Québec, the San Francisco Bay Area, Tennessee, Accra, Cambridgeshire, Utah, and Southern California. These travels stemmed from his and his wife’s academic interests.  They met and married while earning PhD’s at UC Berkeley. Dr. Arnold is an historian of sub-Saharan Africa and his wife is a data scientist in ecology. Together, they have a son, a daughter, and an enthusiastic border collie named Hopper.

As an educator, Dr. Arnold has worked with students across elementary, secondary, and university education. He began teaching as an adjunct professor in African history at the University of San Francisco in 2016. Four years later, he moved to the Harker School, an independent school in San Jose, California, where he taught sixth grade language arts. He’s also worked with scores of students as a private tutor, designing unique curriculum to help them achieve their own academic goals.  Dr. Arnold’s passion is to explore the broadest range of the humanities, combining history, sociology, and literature to better understand the world(s) his students have inherited.

Dr. Chase Arnold is a welcome addition to the Menaul humanities faculty, where he will be an English Teacher. Students are advised that Dr. Arnold can be most easily and consistently distracted into tangential thoughts through questions regarding MI5’s activities in Africa, the histories behind Marvel Comics’ Black Panther, or Ursula K. Le Guin. 

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