Leadership Team

Kenneth Crowell
Kenneth Crowell
Lecturer, English

Dr. Kenneth Crowell received his MA in English from the University of Miami and his PhD in English, with a focus on Nineteenth-century British literature, from Purdue University. He is currently a lecturer in Auburn's Department of English and also an affiliate of Auburn Africana Studies. He has been teaching at the university level since 2005 and teaching online since 2014.

Dr. Crowell is also administrative director of The Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education, a virtual teaching and research space for higher education in the humanities that seeks to democratize higher education through development of open access pedagogical and research tools and scholarly resources.

His interests in digital initiatives for equitable education opportunities stems from over two decades of contribution to digital accessibility initiatives in higher education, beginning with his work on the Illinois Board of Higher Education funded grant: "Access through Adaptive Computer Technology and Website Design," an early initiative to bring universal design to public colleges and universities.

Dr. Crowell also was a core contributor to The American College Health Foundation's Wellstart Application as a researcher and instructional designer. Wellstart is a digital tool to promote mental wellness and resiliency in college students that is currently undergoing a pilot run within the SUNY system. This is an effort he sees as congruent to his own efforts at digital equity throughout his time in higher education.

Last updated: January 25, 2023