Elizabeth Crawford, Watson College of Education, Named to National Board

Elizabeth Crawford, assistant professor, Watson College of Education

Monday, December 03, 2012

A non-profit educational organization has named Elizabeth Crawford, a faculty member in the Department of Elementary, Middle Level, and Literacy Education at the UNCW Watson College of Education, to its board of directors.

The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) is a non-profit educational organization headquartered in Surry, Maine. Founded in 1996, it offers graduate degree programs, online courses, workshops, summer institutes and an award-winning online resource center. Humane education approaches human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection as interconnected global issues.

"As a teacher educator, researcher and curriculum designer, I strive to promote the principles of humane education in all aspects of my personal and professional life," Crawford said. "Like IHE, I believe education should instill in students the desire to live ethically, sustainably and peaceably, and instill in them the knowledge and skills to be change agents for a better world."

Crawford holds degrees in anthropology, elementary education, and curriculum leadership, which have helped to inform her teaching, research, and curriculum development in global education for the Peace Corps World Wise Schools and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. A teacher educator specializing in social studies and global education, she earned a doctorate from the College of William & Mary, a M.S. in elementary education from Florida State University, and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Georgia.

Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, 910-962-7631, weavera@uncw.edu.