Peter Crumlish

Peter serves as the Executive Director and General Secretary of Dwight Hall, Yale’s student-led center for public service and social justice. After graduating from Cornell with an A.B. in History, Peter lived abroad in Thailand and Japan, teaching English and writing. He served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines from 1996-98 as a teacher trainer, where he met his wife, Sara, a fellow PCV. After Peace Corps, Peter worked as a community organizer in the Bronx and ran a nonprofit public/private partnership with the New York City Parks Department, building community engagement around parks and public spaces in the five boroughs of the city. Peter later taught Western Philosophy and World Religions at a boarding school in Maine, where he also served as the Director of College Counseling and as the Housemaster of the freshman and sophomore boys’ dorm. He received a Master of Arts in Religion summa cum laude from Yale Divinity School in 2009 and afterward returned to nonprofit work in New Haven, serving as the director of resource development for Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven. In 2013, Peter became the head of Dwight Hall at Yale, a 130-year-old institution founded by undergraduates whose mission is to nurture and inspire students as leaders of social change and advance justice and service in New Haven and abroad. He lives in the Edgewood neighborhood of New Haven with his wife, Sara, his three sons, and his dog, Bridie.