Dr. Leslie Crabtree
- Department Chair
- Professor, English
- Ed.D. Literacy Education, Hamline University, 2005. Dissertation Title: An Exploration of the Literacy Histories of University Composition Students with Dispositional Writing Apprehension.
- M.A. English Education, University of Minnesota, 1984
- Advanced Graduate Certificate in Literacy Education - University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
- B.M.E. University of NE, Lincoln, 1981
- Multicultural Literature [distance education course]. (2007). Minneapolis, MN: Carlson Institute.
- “Silence.” (2007). Dust & Fire: Women's Stories & Art. Bemidji, MN: Bemidji State University.
- “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall.” (2005, Winter/Spring). Professional Development for Educators. St. Paul, Minnesota: Hamline University Graduate School of Education.
- Freshman Composition II, revised edition [distance education course]. (2005). Minneapolis, MN: Carlson Institute.
- "Innocence Lost."(2004). Dust & Fire: Women's Stories & Art. Bemidji, MN: Bemidji State University.
- "The Attic" and "Lenten Pennance." (2002). Dust & Fire: Women's Stories and Art. Bemidji, MN: Bemidji State University
- "The Stillness in the Storm." (1998, July) Decision Magazine
- On Course: A How-Two Guide for Completing Independent Study Courses. (1995). Minneapolis, MN: Carlson Institute.
- Mastering College Learning [distance education course]. (1995). Minneapolis, MN: Carlson Institute.
- Freshman Composition II [distance education course]. (1991). Minneapolis, MN: Carlson Institute.
- “I Mean. It's Like. You Know.” (1990, April) Guidelines Magazine.
- “What to do when Adversity Strikes.” (1990, January). Pentecostal Evangel.
- “Uncle Walter." (1986, December). Dot-Dash. Northern Pine Girl Scout Council.
- “Winter Silence." (1979, Spring). College Poetry Review. Agoura, CA: National Poetry Press.
- “Indigo Night." (1978). Pegasus. Agoura, CA: National Poetry Press.
- “Indigo Night.” (1978). College Poetry Review. Agoura, CA: National Poetry Press.
Dr. Leslie Crabtree knows North Central. Working both part-time and full-time, she has spent the better part of the past 30 years teaching North Central students the intricacies of the English Language. She has also been a sought out conference presenter and was honored in 2002 inWho's Who Among America's Teachers. Outside of the university, Dr. Crabtree has been a reviewer for the Minnesota Board of Education, NCU's representative to the American Council on Education, and an adjunct faculty member in the Hamline University's Graduate School of Education (St. Paul).
Reading is always a passion for Dr. Crabtree, and her current interests include international novels by such authors as Naguib Mahfouz, Chinua Achebe, Wilhelm Moberg, and Amulya Mallach. Although busy, she spends free time reading and collecting first edition books by Harold Bell Wright. There isn't much time for that, however, so like many North Central students, she wishes there would be more snow days during the year.