Dr. Crawford-Parker has broad background in creating innovative learning environments and cross-campus collaborations and has made significant impact in the experiences and opportunities for a diverse population of KU students. She earned a Ph.D. in history of art in 2006 at KU, where she also completed a master’s degree in history of art. Her bachelor’s degree is in art history and history from the University of St. Thomas. She has served on numerous committees at KU, including the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Collaborative and the National Survey of Student Engagement Steering Committee. She has published and presented frequently on first-year education practices from a variety of perspectives, including student retention, teaching and inclusivity.