Crystal Lehman

Title: Lecturer of English
Dept.: English

Originally from New York and most recently from San Francisco, I think I've finally acclimated to Iowa weather--and after only four years! I live in the small city of Perry with two awesome humans, two obnoxious dogs, and two snotty cats. Or is that two snotty humans, two awesome dogs, and...? Well, the numbers are definitely right, at least. I enjoy (online) gaming, reading of all kinds, and in-depth discussions.

Academic History

  • Alfred University (BA, 2001)
  • California College of the Arts (MFA, 2007)

I also continue taking classes locally and online because learning is fun. Abnormal psychology, history of the Internet, ancient philosophy...everything is fascinating! Learn all the things!

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 2017

Areas of Expertise

  • Creative writing
  • Composition

Research / Accomplishments

  • Publication: "Memories Surface." Writing without Walls, vol. 2 iss. 1. August 2013.
  • Current research interests: metaphor, memes, prison writing, class

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Grand View combines investment in each individual student's success (academic and otherwise) with a commitment to academic rigor.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
I appreciate my supervisors and colleagues, enjoy the technology available in the classroom, and value the enthusiastic displays of school spirit throughout the year--but the students are the best part of this job. They're awesome.