Crookshank teaches in the areas of hymnology, musicology, applied ethnomusicology, and musical aesthetics.
Dr. Esther Crookshank serves as the Ollie Hale Chiles Professor of Church Music at Southern Seminary, and faculty advisor to the student group Hymns@Southern. Dr. Crookshank has been a member of Southern’s faculty since 1994, and is the founding director of the Kentucky Christian String Camp. She is a member at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Fern Creek, Kentucky. Dr. Crookshank is married to Robert, and they have two children.