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John Eric Crews, American rehabilitation administrator. Recipient Grant award Indiana Living Services for Older Blind Rehabilitation Services Administration, 1986, Community Service award Saginaw Valley Rehabilitation Center, 1992; grantee Center Indiana Living United States Department Education, 1980, 82, Indiana Living for Elderly Blind, 1986; All-University graduate research and creative scholar Western Michigan University, 1988.


Crews, John Eric was born on August 4, 1946 in Marion, Indiana, United States. Son of Odis Earl and Beatrice True (Wright) Crews.


Bachelor in English, Franklin College, 1969. Master of Arts in English, Indiana University, 1971. Master of Arts in Blind Rehabilitation with honors, Western Michigan University, 1977.

Doctor in Public Administration, Western Michigan University, 1990.


Member English faculty Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1971-1973, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, 1973-1976, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1976-1977. Rehabilitation teacher Michigan Commission for the Blind, Saginaw, 1977-1980. Program manager Senior Blind Program, Southeastern Michigan Center for Indiana Living, Detroit, 1980-1992, Indiana Living Rehabilitation Program, 1986-1992.

Research health scientist Rehabilitation research and development center Virginia Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia, 1992, chief behavioral section Rehabilitation research and development center, 1992-1993. Acting director Rehabilitation Research and Development Center Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1993-1995. Adjunct senior associate rehabilitation medicine Emory University School Medicine, Atlanta, since 1992.

Clinical professor department mental health and human services Georgia State University, since 1993. Executive director Governor's Council Development Disabilities, 1995—1997. Research director Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision Mississippi State University, Starkville, 1997—1998.

Health scientist National Center on Birth Defects and Development Disabilities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, 1998—2004. Lead scientists National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disease Central and Prevention, since 2004. Vice president board Midland County Council on Aging, 1982-1984.

Board directors Saginaw Valley Special Needs Vision Clinic, 1981-1988. Member advisory board rehabilitation continuing education program Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1985-1990, Lighthouse National Center on Vision and Aging, since 1992. Secretary Statewide Indiana Living Council, 1987-1992.

Member editorial board Journal Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1984-1990. Regional board member American Foundation for the Blind-S.E., Atlanta, since 1995.


Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.


God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.


The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.


Trustee American Foundation for Blind, New York, since 2000, chairman National Literacy Center Atlanta, since 1996. Member National Council Aging, Association Retarded Citizens (president Midland 1981-1987, Annual award 1981).


Married Nancy J. Murphy, August 9, 1975. 1 child, Katherine.