Profile


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Intercultural Communication, Ohio University, 1999

Professional Background

  • Senior Vice Polemarch, East Central Province, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. 2010-present
  • Board Member, August Wilson Arts and Cultural Center, 2011-present.
  • Chair, Robert Morris University Council on Institutional Equity (COIE)2009-present.
  • Founding Co-Director, Black Male Leadership Institute (BMLDI) 2007-present.
  • Co-Committee Chair, African American Achievement Trust (AAAT) 2011-present.
  • Board Member, National Marrow Donors Program, Minneapolis, Mn. 2009- present.
  • National Communication Association, past chair, African American Division, 2011 National Service Award Recipient.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Intercultural Communication, Black Masculity, Diversity Management, Interpersonal Communication

Publications

  • Refereed Journal Articles
  • Crawley, R.L.  (2001). Racial Profiling: An Insider’s perspective.  Journal of Inter-Group Relations,
     18, 59-71.
  • Crawley, R. L. (2005). The Redemptive Paradox. Robert Morris University Perspective Journal.
     Summer 2005, 4-5.
  • Crawley, R.L. (2010) Black Male Development Institute Research Grant.  Heinz Endowment Grant for $150,000 to expand Black Male Summit to a year round Leadership Development Institute in conjunction with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.  Principal Investigator.

    Crawley, R.L. (2011) Black Male Development Institute Research Grant.  Heinz Endowment Grant for $150,000 to expand Black Male Summit to a year round Leadership Development Institute in conjunction with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.  Principal Investigator
  • Crawley, D.C. &  Crawley, R. L.  (2009) Dynamic Dialogue: A multi-perspective approach towards cultural competence, Organization Management Journal (OMJ)
  • Orbe, M.P., Smith, D.C, Groscurth, C.R., Crawley, R.L. (2009) Exhaling so that we can catch our breath and sing: Reflections on issues inherent in publishing race-related communication research. Southern Communication Journal (SCJ).
  • Crawley, R.L. (2008) Robert Morris University and Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Black Male Summit. Heinz Endowment Grant for $25,000. Five day residency leadership development training program for African American high school young men. Principal Investigator.

    Crawley, R.L. (2009) Black Male Development Institute Research Grant.  Heinz Endowment Grant for $150,000 to expand Black Male Summit to a year round Leadership Development Institute in conjunction with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.  Principal Investigator.

    Seguin, J., Phifer, E. & Crawley, R.L. (2009) What Does Trouble Mean: Nate Smith’s Revolution.
     Robert Morris University Center for Documentary Production and Study.
  • Crawley, R. L.& R. Jackson (2003).White Student Confessions about a Black Male Professor: A Cultural Contracts Theory Approach to Intimate Conversations about Race and Worldview.
    The Journal of Men’s Studies, 12, 27-40.

Presentations

  • 2002 - Crawley, R.L. (2002). From theory to practice: A cultural contracts theory approach to intimate conversations about race and pedagogy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, La.