Crawford-Mathis has more than 20 years of human resource and executive management experience in a variety of settings and organizations, including financial services with AT&T Family Federal Credit Union and First Union bank, and industrial production with Tread Corporation, a sheet metal fabricator. Her professional and academic group presentations have taken her to many points around the globe and include topics such as moral ethics, organizational psychology, telemedicine, physician leadership, international recruitment, and time management. Her recent work has addressed the timely topic of e-leadership, or the use of technology in leading organizations, as well as her doctoral research in cultural intelligence, or the ability to adapt to other cultures.
She is a member of several professional and philanthropic organizations, including the Society for Business Ethics, the Academy of Management, the International Society of Business Economics and Ethics, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Medical Society of Virginia Alliance, and the boards of Peacework and the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation. She also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation.
Crawford-Mathis lives on a farm in Roanoke, Va., with her physician husband, John, and their menagerie of goats, chickens, two dogs (Tucker and Matty) and a cat (Nick). Her other hobbies include traveling, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, reading, comedy, and listening to music.
"The Champlain College MBA program provides our students with a unique combination of academic rigor and practical application. This combination results in robust dialogue launched from a virtual platform that yields a course room experience where no one section is ever the same as another," Crawford-Mathis says. "Each student brings to bear a unique set of skills and life experiences that can enhance the outcomes for other students and faculty alike. I want my students to enjoy a true learning environment where they not only benefit from my instruction, but, in turn, benefit others by their work experiences. Our goal is for each graduate to have improved not only their personal skill set and but also their work environment by applying the knowledge gained at Champlain College.
"As a guide and leader in the course room, I look to incite enthusiasm, build confidence in communications, offer feedback on performance, and provide resources to enhance individual and group decision-making. I, too, seek to learn something new each time I enter a course room. I strive to create a venue where students are mindful of the long-term impact their decisions as organizational leaders can have on the overall health of the corporation and its stakeholders. In addition to studying academic theory, students are encouraged to reflect on and share their stories from the field to enhance our learning-learning designed to build upon the data, tools, and rubrics of previous course work; learning that translates theory to practice. Learning that recognizes advanced education, amid the backdrop of family and work, can be challenging, requiring perseverance and time management."