Letrell Crittenden

Director, Communication Program and Assistant Professor

Letrell Crittenden

Contact

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Letrell.Crittenden@jefferson.edu

215-382-6680

Letrell Crittenden

Director, Communication Program and Assistant Professor

Biography

Letrell Deshan Crittenden is Program Director and Assistant Professor of Communication at Jefferson University. He previously served as Assistant Professor of Communication at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.  

A former police and government reporter, Dr. Crittenden’s research  specializes in journalism history, diversity in the media and community journalism. He has also provided citizen journalism training to high school students in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas.  His efforts led to the production of two documentaries dealing with high school retention crisis in Philadelphia, PUSHOUTS and PUSHOUTS II.

His doctoral dissertation, which he completed at the University of Illinois, focused on the history of the National Association of Black Journalists. Most recently, he has led efforts with Pittsburgh Black Media Federation to study diversity and inclusion issues related to Pittsburgh-area media.

University Appointments

Program Director, Communication Program
Assistant Professor