Research Interests 

- The Church and Cultural Engagement 

- Human Trafficking Prevention Advocacy

- Faith, Work, and Vocational Leadership 

Invited Speaking Topics

- Human Trafficking Curriculum’s Impact on Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes,

and Advocacy About Human Rights and Social Justice Issues

- Your Calling Matters: Lead Vocationally in Your Sphere of Influence

- Finding the Sacred in the Secular:  Integrating Faith, Engaging Culture


Christina Y. Crenshaw


Ph.D., Baylor University, Waco, TX
Curriculum and Instruction
Concentrations: English, American Literature 18hrs, Qualitative/Quantitative Research: 15hrs
Dissertation: Teaching for Transformation: Engaging a Christian Worldview to Address Social Issues

M.Ed., Cambridge College, Boston, MA
Secondary Education
Thesis: An Integrated Curriculum Approach to Teaching English and History as One Course

B.A., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
English Literature, Education
Texas Teaching Certification, English, 6-12


                                                                     12 Years Experience in Higher Education


Dallas Theological Seminary, Cultural Engagement and Leadership Postdoc Fellowship- Present

Lecturer, Full Time and Part Time Baylor, University, 2014- Present
Course: EDC 5391, Social Foundations
Course: TED 2381, History of American Education

Course: LDS 1301, Introduction to Leadership

Course: LDS 2301, Vocational Leadership

Course: LDS 4398, Advanced Leadership Capstone

Course: ENG 1302, Thinking and Writing

Course: ENG 1304, Thinking, Writing, and Research

Course: ENG 1310, Writing For Academic Inquiry: Faith and Writing


Leadership Studies Lecturer and Director, Baylor University, 2014-2016

Taught a 2/2 course load

Directed approximately 30 faculty and 300 students

Scheduled faculty courses and coordinated faculty trainings

Advised leadership students in their program studies

A21 Anti-Human Trafficking, Curriculum Development, 2014- 2015
Aligning curriculum with Common Core and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Connecting key educators and stakeholders to A21 Campaign curriculum

Assistant Professor, California Baptist University, 2012-2013
Course: EDU 300, American Public Schools
Course: EDU 302, Growth, Development, and Learning
Course: ENG 123, Intermediate Composition and Rhetoric
Course: ENG 201, Introduction to English for Majors and Minors*
Course: ENG 313, Multicultural Literature
Course: ENG 353, Children’s Literature*
Course: ENG 363, Young Adult Literature
* Course Designer for WASC Accreditation

Part Time Faculty, McLennan Community College, 2009-2011
Course: ENGL 300/01, Developmental Writing
Course: ENGL 1301, Freshman Composition I
Course: ENGL 1302, Freshman Composition II

Graduate Assistantship: Instructor of Record, Baylor University, 2008-2011
Course: TED 3380, Social Issues in Education
Course: TED 2381, American Educational Thought
Course: TED 1312, Introduction to Teaching

Graduate Assistantship: Researcher, Baylor University, 2009-2011
Media Literacy and Young Adult Literature
Assistant to the Guest Editor of Action in Teacher Education (ATE)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Baylor University, 2008-2009
Course: ENG 1304, Hispanic Families in Transition

Academic Support Advisor, Baylor University, 2006-2008
Managed over 300 student referrals from faculty
Established Baylor’s Referral System
Taught Baylor students placed on academic probation                     
Equipped students with college success strategies
Advised undergraduate students for classes

                                                                4 Years Experience in Secondary Education

English Teacher, Robinson High School, Robinson, TX, 2005-2006
English Teacher, Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington, MA, 2003-2005
English Teacher, Poteet High School, Dallas, TX, 2002-2003

Named Top 40 Full Time Faculty by New Student Experiences

Nominated by the School of Education for Baylor University's Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2014
Recipient of Baylor University’s Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award, 2011
Recipient of Kappa Delta Pi Marcella L. Kysilka Curriculum and Instruction Award, 2011
Nominated Who’s Who Among America’s Graduate Students, 2010
Baylor University’s Full Tuition and Graduate Stipend Award, 2008-2013
Recipient of Graduate Travel Funds for Conference Presentations, 2009-2013


Scott, L., Crenshaw, C. (2019). Combating Human Trafficking: Equipping Students to Become Agents of      

     Change Through Curriculum. Education and Urban Society.
Scott, L., Cresnahw, C (2017). Examining A21 curriculum’s impact on students’ knowledge,
     attitudes, and advocacy about anti-Human trafficking rights and issues. 
Journal of human trafficking, 1-18.
Crenshaw, C. & et. al. (2014). Bodies are not commodities Texas Version: Anti-human trafficking
The A21 Campaign
Schwarz, G. & Crenshaw, C. (2011). Old media, new Media: The graphic novel as Bildungsroman.
Journal of Media Literacy Education. 3:1, 47-53.


Crenshaw, C. (2017). Combating human trafficking: An analysis and assessment of an anti
     human trafficking curriculum used in secondary classrooms. University of Nebraska’s 7 the Annual                    Interdisciplinary Human Trafficking Conference. Lincoln, NE. 

Crenshaw, C. (2016). Faith-informed Practice: How the Integration of Faith and Learning

     Influences Pedagogy. Paper presented at Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Higher

     Learning. Waco, TX. 
Crenshaw, C. (2015). Combating human trafficking: An analysis and assessment of anti human                                  trafficking curriculum used in urban classrooms. Paper presented at 
National Conference for Social Studies'      CUFA. New  Orleans, LA. 
Crenshaw, C. (2014). Finding the sacred in the secular:  Using film as a platform for integrating faith and                learning in classrooms. Paper presented at Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Faith and

     Film. Waco, TX. 
Crenshaw, C. (2013). Teaching for transformation: Engaging a Christian worldview when  preparing                        teacher candidates to address K-12 social issues. Paper presented at  Biola University’s
Justice, Spirituality,        and Education (JSE) Conference. La Mirada, CA.  
Crenshaw, C. (2012). ABD: Now what? Paper presented at Association of Teacher Educators. San Antonio, TX.
Crenshaw, C. (2011). Equipping teachers to become agents of change with a Christian  worldview. Paper                presented at Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century

     University. Waco, TX.
Crenshaw, C. (2010). The interplay of text and image: Teaching the graphic novel as a Bildungsroman in                   secondary classrooms. Paper presented at Southern Atlantic  Modern Language Association. Atlanta, GA.
Schwarz, G. and Crenshaw, C. (2010). Teaching the graphic novel as a  Bildungsroman. Paper presented at               American Association for Teachers of Curriculum. St. Louis, MI.
Crenshaw, C. (2010). Community college students reflect on their placement in and successful completion of             developmental reading and writing courses: A narrative inquiry. Paper presented at Ethnographic and               Qualitative Research Conference in Cedarville, OH.
Crenshaw, C. (2008).  From Design to delivery: Implementing strategies that encourage minority students’              campus involvement. Paper presented at First Year Experience Conference in Santa Barbara, CA.
Crenshaw, C. & Hambrick, D. (2007). Creating and promoting a student success center: A campus-wide                   initiative. Presented at First Year Experience Conference in Dallas, TX.



Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Session Chair (2019)

Baylor University Honors College Thesis Advisor: Madeline Seabaugh, Noelle Flores, Anne Louise Newton

Baylor University Leadership Lecture Series Board Member (2015-2017)

Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of Research on Christian Education (on-going)Manuscript Reviewer for Journal for Christian Higher Education (on-going)




Refuge Waco Ministry Board Member- Present

Prevention Committee Chair for Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Task Force (2015-2018)
Brain Trust Member for Propel Women (2015-2017)
A21 Ministries, Anti-human Trafficking Volunteer (2014-Present)
Faculty Advisor, CBU (2012-2013)
Senior English Capstone Advisor, CBU (2012-2013)
Online Teaching and Learning Training, CBU (2012)
Financial Peace University, Coach (2010-2011)
Baylor Graduate School Association Chair (2008-2012)
Compassion International Sponsor and Volunteer (on-going)
Mission Trips to Mexico, Uganda, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Greece (2004-2014)



Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS)
International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS)
American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)
Curriculum and Pedagogy Association (C&P)
National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)