Christopher E. Crowe

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Christopher Everett "Chris" Crowe (born in Danville, Illinois) [1] is an American professor of English and English education at Brigham Young University (BYU) specializing in young adult literature. In addition to his academic work, Crowe also writes books for the young-adult market, including the heralded Mississippi Trial, 1955.[2]

Crowe taught English and coached football and track at McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona, for ten years.[when?] He attended Brigham Young University on a football scholarship from 1972 to 1976 and graduated with a B.A. in English. He earned an M.Ed. and an Ed.D. in English education from Arizona State University in 1986.[3]

Prior to joining the BYU faculty in 1993 Crowe had been a professor at Himeji Dokkyo University and Brigham Young University Hawaii. In 2007, Crowe was awarded the Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Research and Creative Arts Award from BYU and in 2008 was awarded the Nan Osmond Grass Professorship in English.[4] In November 2010, he received the Ted Hipple Service Award from the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE (ALAN).

Crowe is a Latter-day Saint and serves as a counselor in the Provo Utah Edgemont South Stake presidency.[5]


Crowe has written many reviews of young adult literature. He has been a contributor or editor of a wide variety of journals including Medical English and English Journal. Books he has written include From the Outside Looking In: Short Stories for LDS Teenagers and Fatherhood, Football and Turning Forty: Confessions of a Middle-Aged Mormon Male, Presenting Mildred D. Taylor, Teaching the Selected Works of Mildred D. Taylor, Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case, and Up Close: Thurgood Marshall.

Crowe edited with Jesse S. Crisler the 2007 BYU Press publication How I Came to Write: LDS Authors for Young Adults.


  1. ^ Middle name from dissertation record at "A Comparison of Elements of Writing Considered Important by Professional Writers and Composition Textbooks". Google Book Search. Retrieved 2009-05-09. [dead link]
  2. ^ List of awards for Mississippi Trial, 1955 from Crowe's personal site.
  3. ^ Crowe, Christopher E. (2008). "Curriculum Vita" (PDF). College of Humanities. Brigham Young University. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  4. ^ "BYU honors top faculty, staff". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. September 3, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  5. ^ Church News, January 27, 2013.[full citation needed]


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