Ph.D. Kevin R. Crawford

Faculty

Kevin R. Crawford, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

Undergraduate Communication Studies Program Coordinator

Bio

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.

Awards

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

Publications

Provoking Biblical Conversations through Popular Media: Lessons Learned from The Shack and Superbook, Glocal Conversations ISSN: 2296-7176

Affiliations

MEMBERSHIPS:


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


AFFILIATIONS:
Writers Guild of America, Independent Writer’s Caucus
American Screenwriters Association
Producers Guild of America

Meet Our Faculty

William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor & Research Fellow, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
Michael Crews, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4333 mcrews@regent.edu
Michael D. Elam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4878 melam@regent.edu
Peter Fraser, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4562 pfraser@regent.edu
Eric Harrell, MFA

Associate Professor, Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4211 eharrell@regent.edu
Barbara Harrington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4561 bharrington@regent.edu
Michael Hill-Kirkland, Ph.D.

Professor, Performing Arts & Music

Supervisor for MFA in Acting Program

757.352.4730 michhil@regent.edu
David Impellizzeri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4237 dimpellizzer@regent.edu
John Keeler, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4248 johnkee@regent.edu
Don Krudop, DMA

Professional in Residence, Performing Arts & Music

Director of Choral Activities

757.352.4204 donkrud@regent.edu
Jeremy Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4221 jlarson@regent.edu
Micah Mattix, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4464 mmattix@regent.edu
Stephen D. Perry, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

Director of Graduate Programs in Communication

757.352.4203 sperry@regent.edu
Peggy Southerland, B.A.

Department Chair; Professional-in-Residence, Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4698 peggys@regent.edu
Caramine White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4614 cwhite@regent.edu
Vincent Williams, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4373 vwilliams@regent.edu
David Xu, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4235 dxu@regent.edu

Adjunct

Blair Allen, M.A.
Mary A. Andrews
Hartmut Blackert
J. Dennis Bounds, Ph.D.
Adam Bova, MFA
Gregory Boyd
Chester Branch, Ph.D.
Heidi Campbell
Katharine E. Clemons
Jonathan Cyprowski, M.A.
Peter J. Eaton
Gillette Elvgren, Ph.D.
Nelson Fong, J.D.
David Foster, MFA
Joseph Frost, MFA
Terilyn Goins, Ph.D.
Judith Gooch, M.A.
Michael Graves, Ph.D.
Steven W. Halliday
Edward Johnson, Ph.D.
Peter Kenny, Ph.D.
Mark Keuthan, Ph.D.
Marcie-Anna Klaustermeyer
Lindsey S. Lahaie
Kevin C. Lee
John McClary, M.A.
Rebecca McCoy-Reese, M.A.
Anne Marie G. Morgan
Mary E. Myers
Ryan Pace, MFA
Michael D. Patrick
Vincent K. Pelligrino
Markus Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Cheryl Price, M.A.
Shaker A. Rajasekar
Charles Reese, MFA
Richard M. Santoro
Marianne Savell
Michael R. Smith, Ph.D.
Michael Stahl, M.A.
Heather A. Stilwell
Sarah Turney, M.A.
James Ward, Ph.D.
Kathryn Wilson, B.M.