State of the State Presenter
Presenter: Fashaad Crawford, Ph.D.
Fashaad Crawford, Ph.D., joined Kent State in August 2011, and serves as Associate Vice President of Strategic Planning, Diversity Assessment and Research Management for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Kent State University. In this role, Dr. Crawford oversees diversity planning, assessment, and research for the eight-campus university system. Additionally, Dr. Crawford co-directs the Cleveland Compact for Higher Education initiative at Kent State. In addition to his administrative role, Dr. Crawford teaches graduate courses in Kent State’s College of Education, Health, and Human Services.
Prior to Kent State, Dr. Crawford was employed in various areas of higher education, including Enrollment Management, Athletic Academic Services, Institutional Research and Academic Affairs. More recently, at the University of Louisville, Dr. Crawford served as a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration program where he published and presented his research at the local, national and international levels, including serving as co-principal investigator for research projects for the U.S. Department of Education and the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. Also while serving as faculty, Crawford advised students including a Fulbright Fellowship recipient, and co-chaired and served on several dissertation committees.
Dr. Crawford is a native of Cheraw, South Carolina and received his undergraduate degree in history from South Carolina State University. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and organizational development at the University of Louisville. His concentrations are higher education administration, policy assessment, and K-20 student achievement.