Professor. Researcher. Writer. Speaker.
Dr. Christina Crenshaw wears a number of professional and personal hats. She is a professor, speaker, writer, and human trafficking fighter. Dr. Crenshaw frequently speaks and writes on topics related to The Church and justice, integrating faith and work, and human trafficking prevention education.
She is especially passionate about vocational leadership, a theological framework that underscores all she engages. Vocational leadership helps people of faith discern their calling and lead in spheres of influence from a Christian worldview. This faith, work, and justice lens encourages a holistic integratation of the Gospel for the common good.
Dr. Crenshaw is an interdisciplinary instructor. She earned a PhD in Education with an emphasis in English from Baylor University. For over 15 years, she has taught English, Education, and Leadership Studies courses. She has taught as an Assistant Professor at California Baptist University and as a full time Lecturer at Baylor University, where she currently teaches. Additionally, Dr. Crenshaw has held executive leadership positions as a Director of Leadership Studies and a Program Director for a Lilly Endowment grant at Baylor. Before working in higher education, she taught high school English for 4 years.
As an extension of her faith and leadership framework, Dr. Crenshaw frequently speaks on human trafficking prevention at academic conferences and workshops. She has spoken at The Texas Governor's Human Trafficking Task Force, Shared Hope International, Point Loma Nazarene University, The University of Nebraska, The University of Texas, Texas Education Agency Region 11,12, 13 and several other educational venues and organizations.
Dr. Crenshaw has served several organizations and boards. She has worked with anti-human trafficking organizations such as The A21 Campaign, UnBound Now, The Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition, The Texas Governor's Human Trafficking Task Force, and Operation Mobilization’s Freedom Climb. Dr. Crenshaw served as Prevention Chair of the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition for 3 years (2015-2018). Propel Women’s Brain Trust during its launch year (2015-2016) as well as Baylor's Leadership Lecture Series Board (2015-2017).
Dr. Crenshaw has also been invited to speak at ministry and church conferences. She shares on the topics of vocational leadership, cultural engagement, and faith and justice integration. Some of the events at which she has spoken include Propel Women, Christian Leadership Alliance, Operation Mobilization, The Association for Women in Ministry, The Justice Conference, The Thread, and the W Leadership Conference.
Perhaps what she enjoys most is her role as wife and mother. She and her husband, Craig, reside in Waco, TX with their two young boys Christopher and Corban. They have been actively involved in Antioch Community Church for over 15 years. In her free moments, Dr. Crenshaw enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and discovering new restaurants.