Professor Drucella Crutchfield
Director of Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE)
Associate Professor of English
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BA in print journalism, Sam Houston State University
MA in English, Sam Houston State University
After raising eight children and engaging in many kinds of Christian ministry, Drucella Crutchfield chose to complete her college education, not only her bachelor's degree but also a graduate degree in English with an emphasis in both composition/rhetoric and writing center administration. She has also worked in Christian K-12 education and has served as a reporter for the Huntsville Item, and her passions for ministry, teaching, and writing have never dimmed, even as they have changed venue.
After teaching English at Sam Houston State University and Blinn Community College in Texas, Crutchfield and her husband moved to Florida to take a position in Southeastern's Department of English & Foreign Languages, where she enjoyed the freedom to do ministry and the teaching of writing together in the classroom. In 2009, she was appointed the first director of the restructured and expanded Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE), which has the mission to encourage students in greater academic achievement by providing one-on-one tutoring and course-specific workshops.
In addition to teaching, Crutchfield enjoys personal and professional writing and presenting at conferences. What's more, she encourages her students and student workers to participate in greater academic and professional development, she leading the way by example, encouragement, and collaboration. In both her students and the ACE student facilitators, Crutchfield hopes to instill the art of solid academic writing and the joy of appreciating good literature and works that are spiritually edifying. Crutchfield expects to see Southeastern students become productive Christian leaders as they grow spiritually, academically, and professionally.
- Led a team presentation with four ACE facilitators at the Southeastern Writing Center Association, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., March 5-6, 2010, entitled"Whole Learning Practices: Blending Writing Center Practices and Learning Center Needs with Peer Facilitators as the Social Constructors."
- Implemented and led an eleven-facilitator team to present a Freshman Orientation Workshop at Warner University, Feb. 16, 2010.
- Participated in a panel at the Florida Regional Writing Center Conference, USF, Tampa, April 17-18, 2009, entitled "Re-Visioning the Writing Center."
- Presented "Chesterton Teaches the New Millennial Student" at the C. S. Lewis & Friends Conference at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, June 2006.
- Presented "The Writing Center Teacher vs. Tutor vs. Mentor: Reaching the Student who Only Writes from Necessity" at the South Central Writing Center Association: Perception vs. Practice in the Writing Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, February 20-22, 2003.