Contact UsRequest InformationStudent Financial ServicesGraduate Housing


<< Return to Faculty listing

Brother John M. Crawford, F.S.C., PhD
Professor of Religion

Contact Information
Office: McShain 209
Phone: 215-951-5116

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Brother John joined the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1974 and spent over twenty years as a teacher and administrator in high schools and in service to court-adjudicated youth in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Brother John earned a doctorate in Religion and Education from the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, School of Theology and Ministry, at Boston College, completing a dissertation on the use of Lasallian texts as the basis for a contemporary spirituality of the teacher under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Groome.

Brother John has been on the faculty of La Salle University since 2008.

Areas of Expertise

  • Religious Education
  • Spirituality of Teaching
  • Lasallian Pedagogy


  • BA English-Education, La Salle
  • MA Religious Education, LaSalle
  • MEd Administrative Leadership, Catholic School Leadership Program, Boston College
  • PhD Religion and Education, IREPM, STM, Boston College


  • RLE 710 Religious Imagination and Models of Religious Education
  • RLE 711 Leadership and Religious Education
  • THD 700 The Lasallian Tradition



  • “Extending Lasallian Charism: Its Texts and Lived Contexts for the Spirituality of Teachers” Boston College, 2008


  • “Women in the Lasallian World” De La Salle Today, Vol. VII, No. 2, Summer, 2011: 18-22.

  • “The Conduct of Gratuitous Schools Today: Realities and Challenges” De La Salle Today, Vol. V, No. 2, Summer, 2009, 13-16.


  • “Sharing Our Bread and Ourselves: New Possibilities for International Religious Education Assisted by Electronic Communication Technologies” Presented November 2010 Annual Convention of the Religious Education Association/Association of Professors and Professional Researchers in Religious Education (REA/APPRRE), Denver, CO.

Francis Berna, OFM, Ph.D.

Francis Berna, Ph.D.

Theology and Ministry Graduate Studies
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1346
Fax: 215.951.1665

La Salle University reserves the right to alter or change this information
at any time, without notice.

© Copyright 2014 La Salle University