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."
"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 201 Appreciation of Literature
ENG 312 American Literature, 1890-Present
ENG 318 Women's Literature
HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition: Continuity
HUM 212 Humanities in the Modern World: Diversity
Areas of Specialization
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
7B-9 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341