Nyron N. Crawford, Ph.D., is a political scientist, evaluator, and facilitator. He currently serves on the faculty of Temple University, where he is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a faculty fellow in the Public Policy Lab (PPL). Professor Crawford was previously a lecturer and visiting scholar at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA).
His research, teaching, and practice engages psychological science to explore law and policy, especially as they relate to politics and racialized public problems. For example, he examines the ways citizen-state interactions affect the attitudes and policy behaviors of African Americans. His writing has been published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, Perspectives on Politics, Urban Affairs Review, Public Integrity, Politico Magazine and The Washington Post.
Professor Crawford received his doctorate (and M.A.) in Political Science from The Ohio State University and has a B.A. in the same discipline from Howard University. He is also an alumnus of the Faculty Leaders Program (FLP) in Policy Research and Analysis at Pardee RAND Graduate School and the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) program with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Prior to joining Temple, he was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Outside of his formal work, Professor Crawford has more than a decade of experience facilitating outdoor and adventure-based recreation programs for a variety of organizations, including the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, Hale Reservation, and the Great Hollow Wilderness School.
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