As many have advised, I have 'lawyered up.' I'm represented by Jim Lieber of the Pittsburgh firm Lieber, Hammer, Huber, and Paul.
So much gratitude to everyone that's thrown me some $$ on www.gofundme.com/freeprofcrispy! Money will be handled scrupulously, applied exclusively to legal expenses. (Keep it coming; this will mount fast and still 2k short of goal.)
Also, I am so glad that the AAUP agrees that something went terribly wrong with Dickinson's process. The person they addressed it to, Pres Nancy Roseman, announced her resignation a day or two before the letter was sent (my case is not why she left). That will leave the person who removed me, Neil Weissman, as acting president. I don't know how that affects the whole thing: not for the better, perhaps.