Dr. Crowder came to the Purdue Center in 1950 and taught biology until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1972. His memorial resolution states, "he was the biology department" at Purdue Fort Wayne. He received degrees from Oklahoma State University (B.S., 1932, M.S., 1940) and the University of Kansas (Ph.D., 1950). Dr. Crowder died in April 1995.
Source: Memorial Resolution, Senate Reference No. 94-33.