Mr. Ron Cole joined the Crowder faculty in Fall of 1991. His primary teaching responsibilities include teaching National, State and Local Government as well as Western Civilization I and II courses. He earned a B.A. (Theology) from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, a B.A. (History/Secondary Education) from Trinity University in Deerfield, IL, a M.A. (Political Science) from Loyola University-Chicago and a Certificate in African Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Much of his childhood was spent in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Northern Ireland.
Dr. Denna Clymer is a History and Geography instructor. She holds degrees from Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University, and the University of Arkansas. Her field of study is in agriculture and food supply, and she has sub-fields in Latin American and Chinese history.
A born and bred Delta Arkansan, David earned a B.A. from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, in 2003. In 2005, he completed his M.A. at the University of Arkansas and went on to teach high school history in West Fork, Arkansas, for six years. In 2011 he hung up his secondary shoes and entered the Ph.D. program at the University of Arkansas, which he completed in 2017. He specializes in nineteenth-century American history (especially the Civil War Era), and is currently at work on a book manuscript based on his dissertation, “Civil War in the Delta: Environment, Race, and the 1863 Helena Campaign.” When he’s not investigating the natural environment’s pivotal role in the Helena Campaign, David has been known to do a little fishing (of the fly variety), including chasing Ozark smallmouth for miles on end.