Stephen Crawford

Stephen Crawford

Research Professor
Address: MPA Building, Room 625
805 21st Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-5365
Fax: 202-994-8913
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Steve Crawford is a Research Professor at GWIPP. His current research investigates innovation in higher education, with a special focus on two areas:

  • federal student loan policy
  • the development of standards for defining labor market credentials and a data infrastructure for sharing the resulting, comparable information

Previously he served as VP for Policy & Research at CFED and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Deputy Director of Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program; Director of Social, Economic and Workforce Programs at the National Governors Association; and Executive Director of the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board in Maryland.

He also taught at Bates College and the University of Maryland, served as executive director of research centers in College Park, MD and Cambridge, MA, and was an assistant dean at the University of Pennsylvania.

He served in the U.S. Army, including as an infantry officer in Vietnam, on the Frederick County (MD) Board of Education, and on the Obama-Biden transition team. His publications include a book on technical workers and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He holds a Masters degree from the Wharton Business School and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.