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 taught high school Social Studies in South Dakota and high school Spanish in Iowa. In South Dakota, Crawford was a not very successful football coach, but in Iowa, he was more successful as a wrestling coach, and has brought that winning spirt to ONU's History and Social Studies Programs. In addition to his work at ONU, Crawford has taught courses in Chengdu, China, and Havana, Cuba. He has also done research or presented his work in France, Russia, and the England. His hobbies include yelling at the screen when filmmakers make historically inaccurate movies or television shows.
He has published three books:
- The Use of Sports to Promote the American Way of Life During the Cold War: Cultural Propaganda, 1945-1963 (2008)
- Le Football: The History of American Football in France (2016)
- Women's American Football: Breaking Barriers On and Off the Field (2022)
He is currently researching women playing American football around the world, and the University of Nebraska Press (Go Huskers!) will publish his Women's American Football: Breaking Barriers On and Off the Gridiron in late 2022.
Sport History: Football in America; Sport and Society; Women's Sport
Public History: Digital History; Oral History; Local History
War History: World War II; The Civil War; The American Revolution
Other Courses: East Asia, U.S. History survey
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