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Dr. Bryan Ripley Crandall

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Curriculum & Instruction & Director of Connecticut Writing Project
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Dr. Bryan Ripley Crandall is the Director of the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University and associate professor of literacy in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP). Crandall has 24+ years of urban education experience where he has promoted youth to publish, perform, and educate through the power of oral, written and artistic communication. 

Crandall earned a B.A. in Literature from Binghamton University in 1994, a Masters in the Art of Teaching English at the University of Louisville in 1996, and a M.S. in Interdisciplinary Science through the Kentucky Institute for Environmental Education and Sustainable Development (KIESD) in 1998. He completed additional coursework as an English Speaking Union Fellow at Cambridge University, a Fulbright Memorial Scholar in Tokyo, Japan, and a Humana Fellow at the Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury, Vermont, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2007, he was offered doctoral fellowship at Syracuse University, where his dissertation, “A Responsibility To Speak Out”: Perspectives On Writing From Black African-Born Male Youth With Limited and Interrupted Formal Education," received a doctoral prize for research in 2012.

Crandall publishes and presents on teaching writing to adolescent youth, 21st century literacies, young adult literature, issues in urban education, and working with immigrant and refugee youth. He serves on the Board of Directors for Hoops 4 Hope, a non-profit organization that has supported youth development throughout southern Africa since 1995.

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