Associate Professor of Foundations of Education
Director of the Doctoral Center for Writing Excellence
B.A., Miami University, 1984
M.A., Miami University, 1988
Ed.D., Southern Seminary, 2017
Dr. Crider serves as associate professor of foundations of education and director of the doctoral center for Writing Excellence. Her current research and writing focuses on developing theologically grounded pedagogy, the impact of creativity on pedagogy, rhetoric, writing style, the Trinity’s impact on the teacher-student-subject triad in residential and virtual classes, and mentoring pedagogical development in doctoral students.
Dr. Crider has written journal articles for Perichoresis and the Southwestern Journal of Theology. She is a member of the Society of Professors in Christian Education. Crider also has extensive experience as an editor.
Prior to coming to SWBTS, Dr. Crider served on the faculty at Boyce College and as the Writing Center Coordinator for Southern Seminary. She has taught adjunctively at several colleges and universities, including the University of Northern Colorado, Aimes Community College, Westmont College, Southwest Baptist University, and Liberty University.
Together with Dr. Jonathan Arnold, Dr. Crider developed the Research Doctoral Studies ThinkerSpace for Scholar Innovators, which offers training and interdisciplinary opportunities for research doctoral students in speaking and writing, creative thinking, and collaborative learning.
She is married to Dr. Joseph Crider, and they have four adult children.