Scott Crider, PhD

Scott Crider, Ph.D.

Professor, English

Phone: (972) 721-5218


Office: SB Hall #207


Scott F. Crider is Professor of English at the University of Dallas in the Constantin College of Liberal Arts and the Braniff Graduate School, where he is grateful to have taught for thirty years. He took his B.A. and M.A. from the California State University in Sacramento, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside, in the past century.

At UD, he has taught over thirty course preparations. An award-winning teacher at both Riverside and Dallas (where has been awarded the Haggerty, the Haggar, and the King), he ran UD’s Writing Program and its Seven Arts of Language Program for several years each, has served as Associate Dean of Constantin College, and teaches on the Rome campus any chance he gets. As a returning student, he took a Masters of Theology from the University of Dallas, so is now a UD alumnus. Go, Groundhogs!

His areas of specialization are Shakespeare and Rhetorical Studies, and he has written three academic books: The Office of Assertion: An Art of Rhetoric for the Academic Essay (2005); With What Persuasion: An Essay on Shakespeare and the Ethics of Rhetoric (2009); and The Art of Persuasion: Aristotle’s Rhetoric for Everybody (2019).

He has published articles and book chapters on Genesis, Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, The Gospel of John, Augustine, Dante, Michelangelo, George Puttenham, Shakespeare (multiple times), and Thomas Wilson, and reviewed books for The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, The Ben Jonson Journal, Literary Matters, Moreana, The Review of English Studies, The Review of Metaphysics, The Sixteenth-Century Journal, and Speculum.

He has completed a manuscript of Love Among the Castelli Romani: A Midlife Crisis for Two—a memoir of travel, marriage, and Italian life—with Trang M. Crider, who has worked in the UD Library in Circulation for over twenty years. Their son Kien Crider works in academic administration at the University of Texas, Austin, his alma mater, having joined the family business of Higher Ed.