Visiting Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies
Undergraduate Communication Studies Program Coordinator
Dr. Crawford is a writer and an executive-producer. He has served as visiting lecturer in screenwriting at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and graduate professor of film studies at Regent’s School of Communication & the Arts. He has authored more than a dozen award-winning screenplays. He is also President and CEO of Peloton Entertainment. He came to screenwriting from “a previous life” working as a pastor-teacher. He is an ordained minister with the Christian & Missionary Alliance and has led congregations in Western Canada and throughout the Southern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.
His published works range in scope from professional and trade periodicals to newspaper and scholarly journals. His latest projects include a novel in-progress, a feature-length motion picture now entering distribution, and a popular version of his own dissertation on the legendary work of Hollywood Director Christopher Nolan. Dr. Crawford has written and spoken on issues of pop culture, film and spirituality, and believes the most "sacred" task in every age falls to the Writer. His motto: Whoever tells the story, defines culture!
Crawford’s research interests include storytelling and screenwriting, analysis of the motion picture arts (rhetoric of film, faith and film, media history and criticism), and media activism. His teaching philosophy “assumes that if higher education and redemptive communication are strategies for changing the world, then art and media are about reaching the soul.”
Born and raised in Ohio, Crawford runs the world on two passports! Having lived and worked both sides of the border, he is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. He is an avid cyclist; he raced semi-professionally during high school and college, and still road bikes 100+ miles per week. Happily married for more than thirty-five years, Dr. Crawford and his wife make their home in Chesapeake, Virginia. They have two children, four grandchildren, and a Golden Retriever named Archer.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Regent University, 2010
Glen G. Henson Memorial Scholar, 2010
Morse Family Communication Arts Scholar, 2010
Louise Du Art and SQuire Rushnell Communication Arts Scholar, 2010
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Regent University, 2007
Provoking Biblical Conversations through Popular Media: Lessons Learned from The Shack and Superbook, Glocal Conversations ISSN: 2296-7176
International Society of Theta Phi
Chi Alpha Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Society for Animation Studies
University Film & Video Association
International Communication Association
National Communication Association
Religious Communication Association
Writers Guild of America, Independent Writer’s Caucus
American Screenwriters Association
Producers Guild of America