Faculty Mountain View College
Dr. Jean Crissien joined Mountain View’s faculty in the fall of 2016 as a full-time Government Instructor. He was previously an assistant professor of political science at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma, and a visiting instructional fellow at Middle Tennessee State University, holding each position for one academic year.
Dr. Crissien received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff; a Master of Arts degree in political science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins; and a Ph.D. in political science from Arizona State University in Tempe.
He teaches American Federal Government (GOVT 2305) and Texas State and Local Government (GOVT 2306) courses at Mountain View. His courses lean on a combination of technological innovation and a problem-based learning framework to drive student engagement. Civic engagement and experiential learning are also cornerstones of his approach to teaching.
Beyond the instructional side, Dr. Crissien is actively involved with student organizations and various institutional endeavors. He co-advises the Political Science Club and is engaged with the Male Success Initiative at MVC. In the future, he hopes to build upon his experiential teaching methods by building a destination course that will give students the opportunity to mix travel and study, with a focus on federal government and Washington, D.C.