Ph.D., Georgia State University; MSN, Emory University; BSN, West Virginia University

Research Interests

Teaching/learning; underserved populations; nursing regulation


Dr. Crawford holds an endowed chair in research at Resurrection University, Chicago, Ill. Formerly in senior management at the National League for Nursing and National Council of State Boards of Nursing, she also holds certification as an association executive from the U.S. Chambers of Commerce and the American Society of Association Executives. Dr. Crawford has taught at Emory University and Rutgers University and served as associate dean of Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies. She also has lectured and presented in South Africa, Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Ireland, and Australia. She has published monographs related to nursing regulation and articles in journals such as the Journal of Nursing Education. Dr. Crawford joined the Walden faculty in 2009 and teaches courses in nursing education, research, policy, and ethics.