Chris Crowe

Professor, English

4121 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

I try to create a community of learners in my classes, a community where it’s safe to express emerging ideas and impressions about what students have read or written.

I’ve received our department teaching award and a Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award from BYU.

The most memorable teaching experience I’ve ever had came when teaching in the BYU London Centre.


Most of my writing and research is in young adult literature. In addition to my academic writing, I also write fiction and nonfiction for young adults.

Selected Publications

  • Mississippi Trial, 1955
  • Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case
  • Death Coming Up the Hill
  • Presenting Mildred D. Taylor
  • More than a Game: Sports Literature for Young Adults


I have served in department, college, and university committees and in a number of positions in professional organizations.

Citizenship assignments

President, Utah Council of Teachers of English
Editor, Utah English Journal
Editor, Hawaii English Journal
Founder, Phi Kappa Phi chapter at BYU-Hawaii
Director, Honors Program at BYU-Hawaii
Associate Chair, BYU English Department
President, The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN)
Member, Board of Directors, ALAN

ENGL 420
MW 3:00-4:15 p.m.
ENGL 476

ENGL 479
M 4:30-6:30 p.m.