Dr. Jarvis L. Crosby


  • Ed. D. – University of Georgia
  • M.P.S – Alliance Biblical Seminary
  • B.S. – Nyack College


  • 2012 Wade Distinguished Scholars Faculty Award


  • TESOL International GA TESOL EMS

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Fishing in my kayak
  • Fly fishing
  • Gardening
  • Facilitating oral discipleship in small groups
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Cooking
  • Cross-cultural interactions

Research Interests:

  • Oral learning and teaching
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Adult learning

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Introduction to TESOL
  • Methods and Materials of TESOL
  • TESOL Practicum
  • Communicating Values through TESOL
  • Introduction to Adult Education
  • Adult Teaching Practice
  • Adult Ed Internship
  • Cross-cultural Storytelling
  • Anthropology Research Paper

When did you begin teaching at TFC?

  • 1998

People might be interested to know:

  • I served as an international worker for 18 years in the Philippines
  • Fluent in the Ilonggo language
  • Happily married with 3 married kids, 7 grandkids
  • Have spent time in 12 different countries not counting airport transition spots

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

  • Coaching
  • Advising
  • Interacting with students in their learning and maturing process

Favorite verse/quote:

  • Proverbs 3:56

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”

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