Curriculum Vitae

Department of Classics & Religious Studies
242 Andrews Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588

Home: 925 Piedmont Rd.
Lincoln, NE 68510
e-mail: dcrawford1@unl.edu


Present Status:

Senior Lecturer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Classics & Religious Studies

Areas of Specialization:

Religious Thought, Science and Religion, History of Evangelicalism

Education:

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 1972
M.A., Ph.D. exams, Princeton University (Religion) 1966
B.A., Haverford College (Philosophy) 1963

Employment:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997-present, Senior Lecturer, Department of Classics & Religious Studies
Albright College, Reading, PA, 1978-1997, Professor & Chair of Philosophy Dept.
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 1974-78, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh, Lecturer in Philosophy, 1973-74  
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 1970-73, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Publications:

Book: A Thirst for Souls: the Life of Evangelist Percy B. Crawford (1902-1960), Susquehanna University Press (Associated University Presses), 2010. An objective account of my father’s pioneering role in the use of radio and television for the cause of evangelism in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.
“Does Evolutionary Science Rule Out the Theistic God? The Johnson-Pennock Debate” in Philosophia Christi, Vol. 5, No.1, 2003, pp.167-184
“Ultra-Strong Internalism and the Reliabilist Insight,” in Journal of Philosophical Research: Vol. 27, 2002, pp.311-328
“Pragmatism, Internalism, and the Authority of Claims,” in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 78:1, 1997, pp.63-77
“On Having Reasons for Perceptual Beliefs: A Sellarsian Perspective” in Journal of Philosophical Research, XVI, 1991, pp.107-123
“Intellect and Will in Augustine’s Confessions” in Religious Studies, 24, 1988, 291-302
“Are There Mental Inferences in Direct Perceptions?” in American Philosophical Quarterly, January, 1982, pp.83-91
“The Cosmological Argument, Sufficient Reason, and Why-Questions” in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol.11, no.2, 1980, pp.111-122
“Propositional and Nonpropositional Perceiving” in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, December, 1974, pp.201-210
“Bergmann on Perceiving, Sensing, and Appearing” in American Philosophical Quarterly, April, 1974, pp.103-112

Book Reviews/Discussion Articles:

Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA, eds. William Dembski & Michael Ruse, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (on-line journal) (March, 2005)
Pathways to Knowledge: Private and Public
, Alvin Goldman, in Philosophical Books, Vol. 45, No.3, July, 2004, pp.250-254.
A Middle Way to God, Garth Hallett, in Philosophical Books, Vol.44, No.1, January, 2003, pp.89-91
God and Contemporary Science, Philip Clayton, in Faith and Philosophy, 17:3, July, 2000, pp.401-407
Rationality and Religion, Roger Trigg, in Philosophical Books, 41:1, Jan. 2000, pp.69-71
Rethinking Religion: Connecting Cognition and Culture, Robert McCauley & E. Thomas Lawson, in Philosophical Psychology, Vol.6, no.4, 1993, pp.476-483
The Hunger of the Heart: Reflections on the Confessions of Augustine, eds. D. Capps & J. Dittes, Journal of Church and State, summer, 1993, p.638
“Minds, Brains, and Programs: the Artificial Intelligence Debate” in Albright Magazine, Vol.II, no.2, 1989, pp.3-8

Paper Presentations:

“A Socratic View of Death,” for panel: Death and Beyond: Religious Perspectives East and West. Department of Classics & Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Feb 2010.
“Is Evolution Compatible with Monotheism?” Department of Classics & Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Feb 2009
“The Influence of Evangelist Percy Crawford on Fundamentalism in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s,” American Academy of Religion session: “Fathers and Sons: The Influence of Evangelists Walter Maier, Percy Crawford, Merv Rosell, Jack Wyrtzen, and Charles Woodbridge on Fundamentalism in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s,” Chicago, Nov 3, 2008
“Is Evolution Compatible with Monotheistic Religion?” Nebraska Citizens for Science, March, 2006
“Fishing for Men: the Influence of Reuben Torrey on Evangelist Percy Crawford” at conference “R.A. Torrey (1856-1928): Radical Evangelicalism in the Early 20th Century,” Biola University, La Mirada, CA, Oct 2003 “Does Evolutionary Theory Rule Out the Theistic God?” at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), La Mirada, CA, April 2002
“A Philosopher Looks at a Creationist’s Attack on Evolution,” Classics Colloquium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nov, 2000
“Ultra-Strong Internalism and the Reliabilist Insight,” Symposium paper, American Philosophical Ass., Pacific Division meetings, Berkeley, CA, April 1999; commentators: Richard Feldman and William Talbott
“Is Evolutionary Theory Another Creation Myth?” at Nebraska Wesleyan University, March 1999
“What the Subject Has to Know to Know,” at conference “Reasons to Believe,” Elizabethtown College, PA, July 1997
“What the Subject Has to Know to Know,” at conference “The Epistemic Subject,” Univ. of Dayton, April 1997
“Pragmatism, Internalism, and the Authority of Claims,” at APA Western Division meetings, San Francisco, CA, April, 1995; commentator: Mark Lance
“Is Artificial Intelligence Real Intelligence?” at St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, NC, Oct 1992
“Is Artificial Intelligence Real Intelligence?” at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, Nov 1991
“On Having Reasons for Perceptual Beliefs: A Sellarsian Perspective,” at Philosophy Faculty Colloquium, Lehigh University, spring, 1989
“On Having Reasons for Perceptual Beliefs: A Sellarsian Perspective,” at Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Ass. meetings, Bloomsburg Univ., PA, March 1987
“Perception and Justification,” for Philosophical Society, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, Feb 1986
“Perception and Justification” at University of Edinburgh, Scotland, May 1986
“Perception and Justification” at University of Exeter, England, June 1986
“Intellect and Will in Augustine’s Confessions,” at Society of Christian Philosophers Meeting, Western Kentucky Univ. (1985?)
“Are There Mental Inferences in Direct Perceptions?” at Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Ass. meetings, Bloomsburg, PA, (1980?)
“The Cosmological Argument, Sufficient Reason, and Why-Questions,” at Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Ass. meetings, Lycoming College, PA, (1978?)
“Rethinking Sensations,” Psychology Club, Bucknell University, Oct. 1972

Awards, Teaching:

United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award, Albright College, 1994
Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jan, 2001, 2003

Awards, Professional:

Membership: American Philosophical Association; American Academy of Religion
Visiting Fellow, Department of Religion, Princeton University, spring semester, 2005
National Endowment for the Humanities, summer seminar for college teachers, “Problems of Consciousness,” director, William G. Lycan, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1995
Senior Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, spring 1993
NEH summer seminar, “Knowledge, Realism, and Reflection: Examining the New Skeptics,” director, Michael Williams, Northwestern Univ., 1992
NEH summer seminar, “Reasons, Justification and Rationality,” director, Robert Audi, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1987
Visiting Scholar, Philosophy Department, Univ. of Kent, Canterbury, England, 1985-86
Workshop in the Epistemology of Religious Experience, director, William Alston, Syracuse University, summer 1985
Institute in Psychology and Philosophy of Mind, director, Jerry Fodor, Univ. of Washington, summer 1981
Council for Philosophic Studies, Institute in Philosophy of Religion, director, Alvin Plantinga, summer 1973


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