Dr. Crider is presently a professor in the Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies at Kutztown University of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and an adjunct graduate faculty member at Angelo State University.
During his 39 years in higher education, he has served as an athletic director, coordinator of recreational sports, athletic trainer, and as a member of the undergraduate & graduate faculty. He holds a Fourth Degree Black Belt in HoSinSul HapKiDo and teaches, Tai Chi for Personal Defense, Tai Chi for Wellness, Personal Fitness Trainer, Health Management, Stress Management, Risk Management and Emergency Planning, Sociology of Sport, Recreational Administration, Athletic Administration, Entrepreneurship in Fitness/Sport/Recreation, and assorted fitness and Sport Management courses.
As the co-author of “Stretch Your Mind and Body: Tai Chi as an Adaptive Activity” and “Tai Chi: In the
Classroom and Beyond” he has provided instructional programming at state, regional, and, national conferences for professionals from various educational and therapeutic fields of study. His most recent award was the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.