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Jerry Crawford II

Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0603
Stauffer-Flint Hall
Room 209B
University of Kansas
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515


Jerry Crawford is an associate professor in News and Information. His research focus is Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their units of journalism and mass communication.  His areas of expertise are accreditation of schools with journalism and mass communications programs, broadcasting, ethics and mass communication theory.  He teaches Ethics, Multiple Media Reporting, Advanced Reporting, Producing and Audio/Visual Documentary.

Academic Degrees

  • B.S., Mass Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S. Special Education Technology, Virginia State University
  • Ph.D., Mass Communications Media Studies, Howard University

Honors

  • New Faculty Facilitator Award, 2008 - KU Learning Communities
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010 - Center for Teaching Excellence
  • John Katich Award for Creativity, 2014 - School of Journalism


Research

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Accreditation of Journalism Schools

Publications

  • Crawford, J. (2014). "Marlen Livezey: Challenges and successes of establishing a journalism department at the nation's first HBCU". Journal of Media Education, BEA (Volume 5, Number 1)
  • Reinardy, S. and Crawford, J. (2013)."Assessing the Assessors: JMC Administrators Critique the Nine ACEJMC Standards". Journalism & Mass Communication Educator (Volume 68, Number 4)
  • Crawford, J. (2012). “A link to the future: A pilot study look at how Historically Black Colleges and Universities with journalism and mass communications units use the Internet in recruiting”. Contemporary Issues in Education Research (Volume 5, Number 2)
  • Crawford, J. (2012). “The challenges and successes of department governance: A look at HBCU journalism and mass communications unit administrators”. Contemporary Issues in Education Research (Volume 5, Number 3)
  • Crawford, Jerry and Barbara Hines. (2010). “Earning Accreditation and Preparing Students for Future Challenges: Journalism Education atHistorically Black Colleges.” Journalism Education, Training and Employment, chapter 3Routledge, Taylor and Francis.
  • Crawford, J. (2012). “Choosing higher education: How freshmen and first-year journalism and mass communication students used the Internet in their decision”.

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