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Professor of Sociology, INGS Program Council
3263 Eastman Hall
Dr. Kijana Crawford is currently holds the rank of Professor in Sociology/Anthropology and leading the program’s women of color (WoC) social science research area, focusing on identifying needs unique to women of color faculty. Her research interests include mentoring in career choice and development, race, class and gender, women, work and culture, minority relations, and African-American culture.
Dr. Crawford received her doctorate in higher education administration and holds a master of science in higher education from the Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester. She also holds a master of social work degree from Atlanta University.
Crawford, D. K. (2015) Tailor-Made: Meeting the Unique Needs of Women of Color STEM-SBS Faculty Through Mentoring, 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) El Paso, Texas, October 21-24, 2015.
Mason, Sharon, Carol Marchetti, Kijana Crawford, Susan Foster, Elizabeth Dell, Laurie Clayton, Margaret Bailey, Stefi Baum, Maureen Valentine. 2014. "Institutional Transformation at a Large Private Technical University: Reporting on the Accomplishments of a Combined Data Driven Top Down and Bottom Up Approach." 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education, Madrid, Spain. 22-25 October 2014.
Crawford, Delois Kijana, 2014 "The Effect of Institution Mission Drift on STEM Faculty Career Advancement at a Striving University," 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education, Madrid, Spain. 22-25 October 2014.
Crawford, Delois Kijana. 2014. "Considerations for the Effective Mentoring of STEM Women of Color Faculty at a Striving Private Technical University," 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education, Madrid, Spain. 22-25 October 2014.
Smith, Danielle T. and Kijana Crawford. 2007. "Climbing the Ivory Tower: Recommendations for Mentoring African American Women in Higher Education." Race, Gender, & Class. 14(1-2): 253-265.
Crawford, Kijana. 2006. "African Americans Self Concept." The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations. 6(3): 37-44.
Crawford, Kijana and Danielle T. Smith. 2005. "The We and the Us: Mentoring African American Women." Journal of Black Studies, 36(1): 52-67.
Publications: Books and Monographs
Crawford, Delois, ed. 2011. A New Age: Readings and Studies on Race, Gender, and Class: Using the Sociological Imagination. 2nd Edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
Crawford, Delois, ed. 2008. Sociology: An Anthology for Future Leaders. 2nd Edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
Crawford, Kijana. 2003. The We and the Us. Mo-Biz Publishing.
Publications: Chapters in Edited Volumes
Crawford, Kijana. 2008. "Glass Ceiling." Encyclopedia of Social Problems, editor, Parrillo, Vincent N; Sage Publications: London, England.
Crawford, Kijana. 2008. "Introduction to the Discipline." Pp. 1-3 in Sociology: An Anthology for Future Leaders. 2nd Edition.
Crawford. Kijana. 2008. "Mentoring in Career Choice and Development," in Sociology: An Anthology for Future Leaders, 2nd Edition, ed. Kijana Crawford. Kendall Hunt: Dubuque, IA.
Crawford. Kijana. 2008. "The Glass Ceiling," in Sociology: An Anthology for Future Leaders, 2nd Edition, ed. Kijana Crawford. Kendall Hunt: Dubuque, IA.
Crawford, Kijana. 2007."Foundations of Sociology," in Reflections on Blended Learning: Rethinking the Classroom Perspectives and Strategies from RIT faculty on leveraging online technology to increase interaction and engagement, ed. Michael Starenko. Lulu: Rochester, NY.