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Michael Crews, Ph.D.
Department Chair; Associate Professor, Humanities; English757.352.4333

Michael Crews, Ph.D.*


Dr. Crews received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso, where he also briefly taught as an adjunct. He received his doctorate from Baylor University. He has been teaching at Regent University since the fall of 2014.

Crews’ research interests include Cormac McCarthy and American literature. “In my teaching, I attempt to integrate faith and learning seamlessly. My goal is to encourage an approach to literature and writing that essentially denies the existence of a line between the academic discipline and faith,” he says.

Born in Louisiana, Crews grew up in the west Texas town of El Paso. He spent most of his childhood and much of his adult life in the desert city. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife, Denise, and their two children.


Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy’s Literary Influences, 2017


Faculty Award for Excellence, Regent University, 2018
Graduate Fellowship, Baylor University, 2008-2013
Teaching Fellowship, Baylor University, 2008-2014
Outstanding Master's Thesis, The College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, 2005
Outstanding Graduate Student in Literature, University of Texas El Paso, 2004