Caroline Crawford

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Caroline M. Crawford, Ed.D., is a Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, United States of America. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, United States of America, in 1998, with specialization areas in Instructional Technology and Curriculum Theory, and began her tenure at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) the same year. She has designed, developed and instructed several courses during her tenure at UHCL, including the following: Trends and Issues; Advanced Applications of Technology; Multimedia Design; Multimedia Development; Analyzing Emerging Technologies; Applications of Technology; Training Practicum; Advanced Grant and Proposal Writing; Applications of Java, Multimedia for Educators; Change Leadership, Creating Digital Resources; Project Management and Grant Writing; Web Development; Teaching and eLearning; Learning Theory and Instruction; and, Performance Technology. She has designed, developed and implemented no fewer than fourteen online and hybrid course learning environments, with strong formative and summative feedback from the learners within the courses and subject matter experts in the field. Dr. Crawford's scholarly pursuits are varied, including a minimum of 180 international, national and regional refereed journal articles, refereed book chapters, including innumerable conference proceeding publications, non-refereed journal articles, and edited book chapters. There are also a minimum of 26 publication reprints. Further, Dr. Crawford has presented a minimum of 300 professional conference-focused presentations and over a dozen poster sessions, with keynote presentations at local and regional conferences. She has also published a book entitled An Anthology of Educational Innovation: Digital Frameworks of Understanding in 2011, as well as is co-editor of three double-blind peer-reviewed books through the Association of Teacher Educators that were published by Rowman & Littlefield Education Publishing Group in 2017. Dr. Crawford published her fifth book through IGI Global in 2019, following with her sixth through tenth edited books also published through IGI Global.
Further, Dr. Crawford has a history of honored positions as a Managing Editor for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) refereed review of conference manuscript proposals, Review Editor for six international refereed journals, and reviewer for innumerable regional, national and international refereed journals and professional conferences. A prior honored position was as chairperson for the Association of Teacher Educators’ Commission on Classroom Teachers as Associated Teacher Educators. Further, Dr. Crawford was awarded the prestigious University of Houston-Clear Lake 2009 Outstanding Professor Award. Within the business and industry sector, she has successfully engaged in instructional design and strategic organizational contracts. At this point in Dr. Crawford's professional career, her main areas of interest focus upon esports research and online learning environments that includes the business of esports, communities of learning and communities of practice, instructional design, learning theory implementation that includes her developing Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability Theory, and the appropriate and successful integration of technologies into the learning environment; the learning environment may be envisioned as face-to-face, blended and online (virtual or text-driven) environments, as well as microlearning deliverables.

Courses Taught

EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDUC 8081 - Completing the Prospectus


EdD, University of Houston

MA, Houston Baptist University

BA, Sam Houston State University

Awards / Honors

Distinguished Fellow in The International Academy, The International Academy of Ubiquitous Communication Educators (iAUCE), 2010

Excellence in Innovative Research Award for Outstanding, IGI-Global, 2010

Excellence in Innovative Research Award for Outstanding, , 2010

Outstanding Professor Award, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2009

Piper Award Nomination, Niversity of Houston-Clear Lake, 2002

Piper Award Nomination, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2001

The Texas Alliance Legislative Conference on Science, , 2000