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Crawford, Janis

Instructor - Communication
College of Communication


Fairbanks Building - 262

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Director of Forensics Speech and Debate Team

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Member, National Communication Association 

Vice President, Indiana Forensic Association


Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

Lecturer-Business and Professional Communication; Public Speaking; Small Group Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Oral Interpretation

Director of Forensics-Coaching Speech Team. 

  1. Ranked 5th in Nation in College Public Forum, 2012
  2. Ranked 5th in the State at the Individual Events Tournament, 2012
  3. Ranked 4th in the Nation in College Public Forum, 2011
  4. Ranked 2nd at Novice National Tournament, 2010 
  5. Ranked 8th in Nation in Division 3 at NFA tournament, 2007





MA. Ball State University-Communication Studies, 1983

BS. Ball Statue University-Radio and Television, 1982

Professional Credentials
Coach Indianapolis Colts-Rookies-The Art of Communication- 5/2013, 5/2014. Individual Speech Coach

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Member, National Communication Association; Governor Heartland Province, Pi Kappa Delta; Past President, Indiana Collegiate Forensic Association