Professor, Psychology

Office location:

Assaf Academic Center

Room 107

Email: acrawford@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7027

Fax: +1 561-237-7400

Professional profile

Ann Crawford began teaching biology and chemistry at Lynn University over 34 years ago, and now enjoys teaching in the field of psychology. Crawford's interests have enabled her to develop and teach coursework that includes psychology and holistic health. Her time at Lynn has also allowed her to serve in various academic positions.

Education

B.S., Florida State University
M.S., Florida State University
M.P.S., New York Institute of Technology
Ph.D., The Union Institute and University

Teaching philosophy

It's Ann Crawford's goal to enhance learning and promote student creativity through the use of a variety of teaching methods. She believes that students learn best when both they and their professors are engaged in the entire learning cycle of concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation. Her belief is that each assignment should be relevant to the students' lives, and part of the learning task should involve an explicit or implicit statement of that relevance. Crawford's belief is that the professor's role is as much a facilitator of self-learning and organizer of the classroom community as it is as lecturer and knowledge-bearer. She feels that the classroom is a learning community, of which each student is an important member, and thus is needed to facilitate learning, to give feedback on others' service and ideas, and to participate in a variety of class experiences for the benefit of him or herself, as well as of the rest of the class.

Teaching specialties

Expressive therapies
Abnormal psychology
Personal growth psychology
Forensic psychology
Legal and ethical issues of psychology
Psychobiology
Human sexuality
Mind-body medicine

Areas of scholarship

  • Expressive arts
  • Mind-body medicine

Awards and honors

  • Sigma Xi Scientific Fraternity
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Society
  • American Biology Teacher Association
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Lynn University
  • Yoga Teacher Training Certification
  • Lifetime teaching certification, Secondary Schools, Pennsylvania
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