- 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
Cultural Engagement and Leadership
Faith Integrated Education
Human Trafficking Prevention Education
Ph.D., Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2013
Curriculum and Instruction
Concentrations: English, American Literature
Dissertation: Teaching for Transformation: Engaging a Christian Worldview into Courses to Address Social Issues
M.T.S, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX, (In Progress, Per Fellowship)
Postdoctoral Cultural Engagement and Leadership Fellow
Concentrations: Faith, Vocation, and Leadership
M.Ed., Cambridge College, Boston, MA, 2005
English Literature, Reading, and Language Arts for Secondary Education
Thesis: An Integrated Approach to Teaching English and History as One Course
B.A., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2002
Major: English Literature. Minors: Psychology and Education
Texas Teaching Certification, English, 6-12
Graduated with Honors
Full Time Temporary Lecturer, English Department, Baylor University, 2017- Present
ENG 1302 Thinking and Writing
ENG 1304 Research, Thinking, and Writing
ENG 1310 Writing and Academic Inquiry, Faith and Writing Focus
HON 3101 Advanced Readings and Research
HON 4V87 Honors College Thesis (University Scholars and BIC Students)
Director of Faith and Sports Institute, Truett Seminary, Baylor University, 2016- 2017
Directed Truett Seminary’s Faith and Sports Institute (FSI) program, which assists high school students from culturally and theologically diverse backgrounds to grow in their integration of faith into sports and life. As the Director, I assisted in the supervision of all personnel related to program design, research, and marketing and community partnerships.
Leadership Studies Lecturer and Coordinator, School of Education, Baylor University, 2014-2016
Directed the Leadership Studies Minor; Advised, mentored, and coordinated over 200 LDS students; Developed leadership courses; Organized the hiring and retention of LDS faculty; Facilitated faculty training and provided support to LDS partners.
LDS 1301 Introduction to Leadership
LDS 2301 Vocational Leadership
Assistant Professor, California Baptist University, 2012-2014
EDU 300 American Public Schools
EDU 302 Growth, Development, and Learning
ENG 123 Intermediate Composition and Rhetoric
ENG 201 Introduction to English for Majors and Minors*
ENG 313 Multicultural Literature
ENG 353 Children’s Literature*
ENG 363 Young Adult Literature
* Course Designer for WASC Accreditation
Part Time Faculty, McLennan Community College, 2009-2011
ENG 1301 Freshman Composition I
ENG 1302 Freshman Composition II
Graduate Assistantship: Instructor of Record, Baylor University, 2008-2011
TED 3380 Social Issues in Education
TED 2381 American Educational Thought
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 Student Referral System
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
Advanced Placement Eleventh and Twelfth Grade English Teacher
English Teacher, Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington, MA, 2003-2005
Middle School English Teacher
English Teacher, Poteet High School, Dallas, TX, 2002-2003
Eleventh Grade English Teacher
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS:
Dallas Theological Seminary Cultural Engagement and Leadership Fellowship, 2018-2019
Recipient of New Student Experience Top Twenty Faculty Award, 2019
Nominated by the School of Education for Baylor’s Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2014
Recipient of Baylor University Oral History Institute Community Oral History Grant, 2013
Recipient of Baylor University’s Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award, 2011
Recipient of Kappa Delta Pi Marcella L. Kysilka Curriculum and Instruction Award, 2011
Recipient of Who’s Who Among America’s Graduate Students, 2010
Recipient of Baylor University’s Full Tuition and Graduate Stipend Award, 2008-2013
Recipient of Graduate Travel Funds for Conference Presentations, 2009-2013
Crenshaw, C. (Forthcoming 2021). Redeeming Justice: How our callings contribute to the common good.Brazos Press.
Crenshaw. C(under review). Justice, praxis, and agency: Teaching first year writing courses and inspiring student activism. Journal of Christian
Zhu, T., Crenshaw, C., Scott, L. (2019). Combating human trafficking: Equipping students to become change agents through curriculum. Education
and Urban Society, 32-46.
Scott, L., Crenshaw, 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 curriculum. The A21 Campaign.
Schwarz, G. & Crenshaw, C.(2011). Old media, new Media: The graphic novel as Bildungsroman. Journal of Media Literacy Education. 3:1,
Crenshaw, C. & Bock, D. (2019) The church and cultural engagement: How now should we lead? Christian Leadership Alliance. Dallas, TX.
Crenshaw, C. (2018). Involving Texas Schools in the Fight Against Human Trafficking. Children at Risk. Harris County Administrators and Teachers.
Crenshaw, C. (2018). Faith and Work: Do we need the movement on college campuses? Faith at Work Summit. Chicago, IL.
Crenshaw, C. (2018). Teaching against human trafficking. National Association of Multicultural
Education. Dallas, TX.
Crenshaw, C. (2017).Not in my city, not in my classroom. University of Nebraska’s 8th Annual
Interdisciplinary Human Trafficking Conference. Lincoln, NE.
Crenshaw, C. (2016). Combating human trafficking: An analysis and assessment of an anti human trafficking curriculum used in secondary
classrooms. University of Nebraska’s 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Human Trafficking Conference. Lincoln, NE.
Crenshaw, C. (2015). Combating human trafficking: An analysis and assessment of anti human
trafficking curriculum used in urban classrooms. 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 the 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.
2015-2020 PRESENTATIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND PODCASTS:
Mission Connections Conference: The Church and the Fight Against Trafficking, Portland, OR
Dallas Theological Seminary: ) The Table Podcast: Human Trafficking and The Church; 2) Balancing Work and Motherhood
Theology of Hustle: Podcast
Northwest Bible Church: Headline Conference Speaker Vocational Calling
Christian Leadership Alliance, Faith, Justice, and Cultural Engagement
Operation Mobilization, Freedom Climb
Propel Women with Christen Caine, Launch at Liberty University
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY:
Advisor for three Human Trafficking Focused Honors College Theses, 2017-Present
- Madeline Seabaugh, Noelle Flores, Anne Louise Newton, Matt Martens
Session Chair for the Institute for Faith and Learning Conference, 2019
Board Member of Faith and Sports Institute, 2017
Board Member of Baylor University’s Leadership Lecture Series Speaker Committee, 2015-2017
Speaker at Kappa Kappa Gamma Education and Training Night, 2015
Frequent Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of Research on Christian Education; Christian Education Journal; Journal of Human Trafficking
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:
Refuge Waco Homeless and Foster Care Ministry, Advisory Board Member, 2019-Present
Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition Committee Member, 2015-Present
A21 Campaign, Education Advisory Committee and Consultant, 2013-Present
Prevention Education Volunteer Trainer with UnBound, 2014-Present
Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition Prevention Committee Chair, 2015-2018
STARS Reading Mentor, Antioch Community Church and Waco ISD, 2010-2012
Mission Trip Leader to Mexico, Uganda, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Greece, 2005-2019
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL REFERENCES:
Available on request.