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 another interesting 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 three summers, I taught Latin with the CCCC Upward Bound Program, have served as a reader for AP Language and Composition, and continue to serve on the editorial boards of two academic journals that publish research on secondary education.  This will be my fifth year at HCHS.

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


If you would like to contact me, please use the email address:

I check it frequently.