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EDUCATION

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Ed.D, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Postsecondary and Private Sector Leadership, May 2012

Dissertation Topic:  “Transformational Leadership in the Life and Works of C.S. Lewis”

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

M.A., English, August 2007

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

B.A., English Literature, December 2001

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Transformational Leadership

Development of Leadership Traits

Development of Educational Reform

C.S. Lewis

 

PUBLICATIONS

Hurd, Crystal & Renner, Jasmine (2012). “Transformational Leadership in the Life and Works of C.S. Lewis.” The Journal of Leadership Education. (submitted and under review).

Hurd, Crystal & Renner, Jasmine (2012).  “C.S. Lewis as Transformational Leader.”  Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research. (submitted and under review).

 

PRESENTATIONS

Hurd, Crystal.  2012.  Transformational Leadership in the Life and Works of C.S. Lewis.  Association for Leadership Educators Annual Conference, Key West, FL

Hurd, Crystal. 2012. C.S. Lewis as Transformational Leader.  Colloquium on C.S. Lewis and Friends, Upland, IN

Hurd, Crystal & Renner, Jasmine.  2012.  Transformational Leadership in the Life and Works of C.S. Lewis.  Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Cedarville, OH

Hurd, Crystal.  2011.  “Guiding Through the Shadowlands: Aslan as Transformational Leader,” Tennessee Philological Association Annual Conference, Cookeville, TN

Hurd, Crystal.  2010.  “It’s All about the O: Obstacles and Struggle in the Film O,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO

Hurd, Crystal.  2010.  “’Good Night Sweet [King]’:  Similarities between Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Superstar Michael Jackson,” Tennessee Philological Association, Cleveland, TN

Hurd, Crystal. 2009.  “Chasing Nirvana: The Parallel Opium Journeys of Thomas De Quincey and Kurt Cobain,” Sigma Tau Delta Graduate Conference, Chattanooga, TN

Hurd, Crystal. 2007.  “’No Other Words Except ‘Our Father’: Victorian Child Labor and Religious Persuasion,” Tennessee Philological Association, Chattanooga, TN

Hurd, Crystal. 2007. “The Canonical Evolution of Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater,” Kentucky Philological Association, Barbourville, KY

Hurd, Crystal. 2007.  “The Canonical Evolution of Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.”  Romantic and Victorian Entertainments – Graduate Student Literature Conference, Columbia, SC

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

National Judge, National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing Contest: 2012

State Judge, National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing Contest: 2011

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

National Education Association

Virginia Educators Association

Washington County Educators Association


AWARDS AND HONORS

2012       Inducted into ETSU Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society

2011       Finalist, Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities

2009       Inducted into ETSU Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi – Education Honor Society

2007       Inducted into ETSU Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta – English Honor Society