Skip to the page content Skip to primary navigation Skip to the search form Skip to the audience-based navigation Skip to the site tools and log-in Information about website accessibility

English

Crutcher, Paul

Paul Crutcher

    Paul Crutcher, PhD

    Rank: Assistant Professor
    Office: 501-H Stabler Hall
    Office Phone:569-8315
    Email: pacrutcher@ualr.edu

    Educational Background

    PhD, Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, Michigan State University, 2013
    MA, English Composition and Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Missouri, 2005
    Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, 2005
    BA in Philosophy and Certificate in Writing, University of Missouri, 2002

    Areas of Focus
      Empathy in culture, especially in K-12 and higher education, language and literacy (including TESOL), pop culture (e.g., TV, games, movies, comics), children’s and YA literature, religious/secular ethics, and critical theory (particularly gender, sexuality, and LBGTQ issues)

      Select Publications and Professional Activities
      • “University agent in the local school: A Jesus-and-George-Clooney narrative.” Co-authored and presented with Kyle Greenwalt (MSU) at the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference. (2013)
      • “Addressing the Common Core Through Comics, from Global Competencies to Skills Across the Subjects and Curriculum.” Midwest Popular Culture Association & Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. (2013)
      • “The cultural capital of tofu, for example, in rural Missouri.” Presented at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) Symposium. (2013)
      • Review of J. Bitchener & D. R. Ferris, Written Corrective Feedback in Second Language Acquisition and Writing (Routledge, 2012). Education Review. (2013)
      • “The Gordon Ramsay Pedagogy and Curriculum (You Thought You Knew).” Midwest Popular Culture Association & Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. (2013)
      • “Exploring possibility: Challenging curriculum, students, and teachers to be engaged.” Journal of Curriculum Theorizing 28(1), 220-226. (2012)
      • “Overcoming fear of math while in the desert.” Presented on the “Collection of Readings in ‘Creative Non-Fiction and Inventive Gestures’” panel at The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) Symposium. (2011)
      • “The comic and graphic novel medium: Inquiry through bestselling Batman stories.” Journal of Popular Culture 44(1), 53-72. (2011)
      • “Expectations vs. practice: Addressing the challenges of teaching children’s and YA literature in colleges of education.” Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention. (2010)
      • Review of Lin, J, Brantmeier, E. J., & Bruhn, C. (Eds.), Transforming education for peace (Information Age Publishing, 2008). Education Review, available at http://www.edrev.info/reviews/rev768.htm. (2009)
      • “Face.” McSweeney’s (2007), available at http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-fifth-batch-2007
      • 新世纪应用英语教程, A New Century Practical English Course. By Peking and Chengdu Universities. Textbook Editor & Contributor (2006)
        Updated 8.26.2013