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Jerry Crawford II

Jerry Crawford II is Associate Professor at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes—primarily Ethics, Theory, and Documentary. He serves as a Fellow for AEJMC’s Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Association for Education and Mass Communication and the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is currently the Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Equity for the University, where he works along with the Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity to help KU increase diverse recruitment, improve retention, and develop department climate. He also serves as the journalism school’s Director of Multicultural Scholars Program. His research examines the governance and accreditation of journalism units at HBCUs. His articles have appeared in publications such as Journalism & Mass Communication Educator and theJournal of Research Initiatives, published by Fayetteville State University’s School of Education and Office of Research Initiatives. Crawford received a B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, his Master’s in Education from Virginia State University, and his doctorate in Mass Media Studies from Howard University.