Crystal Sellers Battle

Faculty lecturer

Dr. Crystal Y. Sellers Battle


Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, assistant professor of music will present the Presidential Scholarship Competition lecture.






Sellers Battle earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2009 from The Ohio State University. She has studied aboard in France, Austria and Manchester, England, where she earned a postgraduate diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music. She holds a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree from Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.


In addition to teaching courses in music, Sellers Battle also teaches Becoming a Scholar, a class for incoming first year students, directs the university gospel choir as well as serves as the director of Project H.O.M.E., a mentoring program for students of color on Bluffton University campus. She has a special interest in diversity issues and is serving as the 2013-14 Civic Engagement lecturer.


Her lecture for the competition will be on first impressions.