Dr. Emily M. Crawford DBA, PhD

Dr. Crawford has over 36 years of experience in higher education, administration, leadership, and instruction.


Dr. Emily M. Crawford has more than 36 years of teaching on the college level, including South Carolina State University, Savannah State University and Strayer University. Also, Dr. Crawford has several years of industry experience with General Electric in Rockville, Md in sales. Dr. Crawford was also a business consultant for the Small Business Association in South Carolina and Savannah’s Entrepreneur Center, Savannah, Ga. She has been Dean of Graduate Studies at Savannah State University, where she was responsible for the growth and retention of five programs: Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Public Administration, Masters of Urban Studies and Planning and Master of Science in Marine Biology. Dr. Crawford is a recipient of several outstanding teaching awards, which include: Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Master Teacher Award-Marketing Management Association, Living Legend Award, College of Business Teacher of the Year for three consecutive years and Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Her online marketing course has been featured in the ELIXTR Module for Exemplary Teaching Practices as related to service learning online. Dr. Crawford has trained several faculty only the “Pedagogy of Online Teaching” and has published numerous articles ranging from children’s advertising to mentoring of junior faculty.

Dr. Crawford is the co-producer of Comcast’s Cable-Television of McIntosh County, producing videos featuring various community activities in McIntosh and the surrounding counties. She is married to Rev. J. Jacobs Sanders, pastor of Grant Chapel Presbyterian Church in Darien, Ga., where she is the director of music and video production; they have two children, Makis and Yakub. Her hobbies are cycling, photography and restoring picture frames.


  • BS Savannah State university-Marketing Management
  • MBA Clark –Atlanta University- Marketing
  • DBA-International Graduate School –DBA-International Management
  • PhD. –University of Cincinnati-Marketing
  • Certified Online Instructor-University of Georgia
  • Green Belt Lean Six Sigma- Southern Polytechnic State University

Activities and Honors

Outstanding Subject Matter Expert

Living Legend Award, National Association of Negro Women.

Woman of the Year, Iota Phi Lambda..

Distinguished Teacher of the Year

International Who’s Who of Professionals,

Marketing Management Master Teacher Award

Outstanding Marketing Web Course

Innovative Excellence Teaching and Learning and Technology, International Conference on Teaching and Learning.

Nominated U.S. Professor of the Year Award, Board of Regents.

Faculty Technology Training Project, National Urban League

American Biographical Institute, Inc., 500 Leaders in Influence.

Woman of the Year

The Samuel Moore Free Enterprise Fellowship

Who’s Who Among Teachers

Who’s Who Among Professional Women

Lexington Who’s Who

Two-Thousand Notable American Women

One Thousand Great Intellectual

Recent Publications

with Online Degrees. Technology Interface International Journal. Fall/Winter 2014.

Crawford, Emily, Johnson, Sharon, Mosley, Kenya, and Hendricks, Level (2014) Administrative Influences on Mentoring Activities of Junior Faculty at Two Institutions of Higher Education.Journal of Colleges, Universities and Schools, Volume 7, #1.

Mosley, K., Crawford, E., Johnson, S., & Hendricks, L. (2014). The perceived influence of mentoring activities on the professional development of junior faculty at two institutions of higher education. National Forum Journal of Counseling and Addiction, 3(1).

McBride-Owens, Maurice, Crawford, Emily (2014) Finding Jobs for Ex-offenders . A Study of Employers’ Attitudes. Review of Social Studies, Law and Psychology Volume VIII Number I.

Emily Crawford
Dr. Emily M. Crawford DBA, PhD
Visiting Professor of Marketing
  • School of Business