Crowder joined the Bulletin as senior editor in January 2012, primarily taking responsibility for the Development and Disarmament Roundtable series. Before then, he served as associate editor of Current History, a monthly journal of contemporary international affairs. From 2004 to 2006, he was a reporter for Taiwan Business Topics, a monthly magazine devoted to international business in Taiwan, and covered issues ranging from biotechnology to labor markets to higher education. Crowder began his career as a freelance writer and editor for publications including Far Eastern Economic Review, Australian Financial Review, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.