Dr. Fashaad Crawford
Dr. Fashaad Crawford of Cheraw has joined Kent State University as assistant vice president of strategic planning, diversity assessment and research management for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The position involves strategy planning, assessment and correlated research for all of the Kent State campuses as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Crawford, a Cheraw High School graduate, was employed in various areas of higher education at other universities, and most recently was a faculty member in the higher education administration master's and doctoral program at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
Crawford published and presented his
research at the local, national and international levels.
He also advised students, including a Fulbright Fellowship recipient, and co-chaired and served on several dissertation committees.
Crawford received his undergraduate degree in history from S.C. State University, graduating with honors.
At the University of Louisville, he received both a master's degree and a doctoral degree in educational leadership and organizational development, concentrating in higher education administration, policy assessment and K-20 student achievement.