Judy Bush Crofton


Judy Crofton

Judy Crofton

Senior Lecturer

"There's nothing like walking into a classroom on the first day of school and feeling like you can make a difference in the lives of the students you teach. Whether it's a group of freshmen in English 105 or a more seasoned group of students in English 318, I relish the opportunity to connect with these young adults and help them to become the kind of analytical, critical thinkers I know they can be. To this end, I provide my students with readings that are both intellectually challenging and provocative and foster a classroom environment that is warm and inviting. I want my students to view themselves as a community of learners, unafraid to question and probe the world around them. Ultimately, as a result of my classes, I want my students to grow as human beings."


  • M.A., Auburn University
  • B.A., Auburn University

Highlighted Publications

  • "Roads Scholars: Faculty's Role in Student Recruitment," with Tim Todd. Planning for Higher Education 29.3 (2001): 35-43.
  • "Roads Scholars: An Innovative Faculty Program for High School/Community College Recruitment and Service," with William Payne. Proceedings of the San Diego National Social Science Conference, 1998.

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • American Feminist Literature

Awards and Distinctions

  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004
  • Women's Center Advisory Council, Murray State University, 2000-01

Leadership and Service

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