Dr. Brian Crawford is from Wheeling and has worked at WLU for more than 20 years in several capacities, including serving as acting president for three months in 2014. He is currently the provost and was formerly the dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Prior to that he was the chairman of WLU’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. As a professor, Crawford taught geography at WLU for the past 20 years and prior to that he taught geography at Ohio University, Indiana State University and Allan Hancock College. He also taught aerospace studies at the University of Kentucky for two years. Crawford earned his doctoral degree in physical geography at Indiana State University, his master’s degree in earth science at California University of Pa. and his undergraduate degree in geography at Indiana University of Pa. Crawford served in the military for 19 years and is a retired captain in the United States Air Force.