Phone: 919-639-6161


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A,, English; B.A. Classical Humanities --- Ohio State University M.A., Greek & Latin --- Ohio State University Ph.D., Education --- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Michael Zan Crowder

Greetings, and welcome to what promises to be a different type of school year!


My name is Dr. Crowder, and I am thrilled to be teaching Latin and English at Harnett Central High School.  I started teaching high school in 2004 and have spent the past fifteen years working with students at the secondary and post-secondary level.  I earned a Master's Degree in Greek and Latin at Ohio State in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Education from UNC, Chapel Hill in 2015.  At these institutions, I taught undergraduate and graduate classes on classical literature, mythology, children's literature, classroom teaching, and international curriculum.  Over the past few summers, I taught Latin with the CCCC Upward Bound Program at Campbell University (and this past summer, online, of course), and I serve on the editorial boards of two academic journals that publish research on secondary education.  This will be my fourth year at HCHS.

In my free time, I enjoy backpacking and camping, gardening and rooting for the Cleveland Indians.  I share my life with Karla, my wife, two children, five cats, one dog and three horses.