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Faculty and Staff Profile

Sara Crocker

Senior Lecturer

Office: Strode 416

Phone: 864-656-1567


Educational Background

MA Communication, Technology, and Society
Clemson University 2014

MATS Theological Studies
Central Baptist Theological Seminary 2022

BA Communication - Mass Media
Anderson University 2009

Courses Taught

HON 3320: Communication and Ethics
COMM 2500: Public Speaking
COMM 2500: Public Speaking Honors
COMM 2500: Special Topics: Communication & Civil Engineering
COMM 1500: Introduction to Human Communication


Sara is a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication. She first joined the department in 2012 as a graduate student and teaching assistant and as a full-time faculty member in 2015. Sara has served the department, college, and university in various ways including: Undergraduate Curriculum Committee member, Communication Basic Courses Committee member, a member of various faculty search committees, summer reading facilitator, judge for the Rutland Institute for Ethics' High School Ethics Case Competition, co-director of Tiger SpeakOut, faculty advisor for the Youth Movement Against Alzheimer's, and various academic service opportunities with Clemson Football. When Sara isn't teaching at Clemson, she works as a hospice chaplain in Upstate SC, helping patients and families navigate the sacred and challenging end-of-life experience.

Research Publications

Crocker, S. (2021, April 27). Making Disciples Without Boundaries. CBF Blog.

Crocker, S. (2021, April 8). Young Lideres. CBF Blog.

Crocker, S., Wilson, G., & Winbush, T. (2020, September 16). Community and Race in Anderson, South Carolina. Requested by Rev. Sh’kur Francis, Senior Minister, New Hope United Methodist Church. Featured panelist as part of the 2020 Courageous Conversations series.

Crocker, S. (2020, September 8). Today’s struggles will make us better.

Crocker, S. (2020, July 22). In unprecedented crisis, CBF field personnel finds unprecedented opportunity in North Africa. CBF Blog.

Crocker, S. (2020, January 20). A pioneer spirit and global missions pillar: Jim Smith reflects on 27-year CBF tenure upon retirement. CBF Blog.

Crocker, S. & Brewer, C. J. (2019, February) The curse of wisdom: Strategies for communicating technical concepts and ideas to the masses. Requested by Wayne Suasara, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Glenn Department of Civil Engineering. Featured speaker as part of the 2019 Institute of Transpiration Engineers Student Leadership Summit.

Selecting Your Graduate Committee Panel, Advising First Year Graduate Students on Committee Selection. Presented at the Spring 2019 Department of Communication Colloquium, Clemson University.

Crocker, S. G. & Mazer, J. P. (2019). Associations among community college students’ technology apprehension and achievement emotions in development education courses. Technology, Pedagogy, and Education, 1 – 16.

Crocker, S. & Mazer, J. (2017, April) Associations among community college students’ technology apprehension and achievement emotions in developmental education courses. Paper submitted to the meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, Greenville, SC.

Crocker, S. & Hulehan, J. (2015, February). What a tangled web we weave: Technology apprehension and achievement emotions. Paper submitted to the meeting of the National Association of Developmental Education, Greenville, S.C.

Crocker, S. (2013, February) Flash without feminism: A glimpse into the politics of gender in the American megachurch. Paper submitted to Florida State University’s 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium: The Politics of Religion, Tallahassee, FL.

Honors and Awards

The Franklin Lorenzo Streeter Award for Biblical Interpretation, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, (2022)

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication Studies, Clemson University (2014)

20-Under-40 Award Recipient, Anderson Independent-Mail (2013)

Achievement Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Communication, Anderson University (2009)

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