Russ Crawford

Russ Crawford
Professor of History
Hill Memorial 208
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
Football History, Women's Sport History, Sport History, Oral History, Digital History
Employee degree:

BA, Chadron State College

BS, Chadron State College

MA, Univ of Nebraska Lincoln

PHD, Univ of Nebraska Lincoln


Russ Crawford is Professor of history at Ohio Northern University. He graduated from Chadron State College with a BA in History in 1985, and again in 1991 with a BS in Social Studies Education. He taught high school in South Dakota and Iowa. He received his MA in History in 2000, and his Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He has published two books: The Use of Sports to Promote the American Way of Life During the Cold War: Cultural Propaganda, 1945-1963 (2008) and Le Football: The History of American Football in France (2016). 

He is currently searching for a publisher for his third book on women playing American football around the world.

Courses taught:

U.S. to 1877
U.S. since 1877
Football History
Sport and Society
Women's Sport History
Digital History
Oral History
Local History
World War II
The Civil War 
East Asian History