Chris Crowe, professor of English and English Education, will deliver the devotional address. Crowe’s remarks will be broadcast live on BYUtv, BYUtv.org (and archived for on-demand streaming), KBYU-TV 11, Classical 89 FM, BYU Radio, and will be archived on speeches.byu.edu.
Chris Crowe has been teaching at BYU since 1993. Prior to that, he taught four years at BYU-Hawaii, three years at Himeji (Japan) Dokkyo University, and ten years at his high school alma mater, McClintock, in Tempe, Arizona. In addition to his award-winning three novels and 13 books on a variety of topics, he has published 85 articles and a handful of short stories and poems. He is the recipient of a Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award, the Nan Osmond Grass Professorship in English, and a Maeser Excellence in Research and Creative Arts Award. He teaches courses in young adult literature, creative writing, and English education, and has traveled around the country to speak about the Emmett Till case. A convert to the Church, he married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth; they have four children and eight grandchildren. Chris and Elizabeth live in Provo where he serves as the first counselor in the Edgemont South Stake presidency.