Dr. Robbin Crabtree is Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Fairfield University.
Note this is not the CV submitted to LMU with her application, however it does provide a view into Dr. Crabtree’s scholarship, affiliations, academic interests, and experience with advancing Catholic identity in a university setting.
Work for Planned Parenthood
According to her 2007 résumé, Dr. Crabtree also performed work for Planned Parenthood in Indiana. This particular item of her ‘Relevant Community Service’ was not included in the 2013 résumé Dr. Crabtree submitted to LMU with her application:
“Advisory Board & Media Relations Committee, Planned Parenthood of Putnam County, IN, 1991-93”
“Not Catholic” and “No Catholic education whatsoever”
Professor Crabtree acknowledged in an October 29, 2004 article in the National Catholic Reporter that she has had no Catholic education whatsoever. How can a candidate lacking any Catholic education bring a Catholic perspective to the position of Dean?
Our Questions About Advancing Catholic Identity
Each of the candidates has been requested by RenewLMU to answer a few questions about their understanding and acceptance of foundational Church teaching and intentions to meet the goals of Ex corde Ecclesiae. This candidate’s answers appear here:
[none received to date]
We believe LMU should hire a dean for the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts who brings a Catholic perspective and is supportive of the Catholic Church’s moral teaching.