Judy Bush Crofton
"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
- "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.
- ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry
- ENG 201 Introduction to Literature
- ENG 312 American Literature, 1865 to 1945
- ENG 318 Women's Literature
- HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition: Continuity
- HUM 212 Humanities in the Modern World: Diversity
Areas of Specialization
- English Composition
- 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
- Scholarship Coordinator