Dr. Art Criscoe has served as an adjunct teacher in education at Cumberland for over 20 years. A native of Alabama, Dr. Criscoe holds the B.A. from Samford University, the M.A.E. from Cumberland University, and the M.A., M.Div., and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has done additional study at Texas Christian University, Catholic University of America, University of South Carolina, Hampton University, Governors State University, George Washington University, and Instituto de Lengua Espanola, Costa Rica.
Dr. Criscoe has lectured and conducted workshops on teaching and writing throughout North America, and in Central America, South America, the West Indies, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He is the author and coauthor of several books and has written more than 100 articles, workbooks, study guides, teaching guides, and curriculum studies. He wrote and appeared in 10 educational television programs. His special research interest is the self-fulfilling prophecy in educational psychology.
Dr. Criscoe began his career at Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. He has served as pastor of churches in Texas, South Carolina, and Tennessee and served as academic dean and professor of Bible and Christian education at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina. He also served as a department director at LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tennessee.
In addition to his teaching at Cumberland, Dr. Criscoe serves as editor in chief for Christ to the World Ministries, a worldwide missions organization. His hobby is magic.