Carol Cowan-Crawford

Carol Cowan-Crawford
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102 McDowell Hall
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146 US

I have had the opportunity to teach Human Development and Family Studies as an adjunct at Kent State University and now as a full-time instructor at Penn State Shenango. It is a pleasure working and supporting the academic success of students.

I have worked in the field as a clinician for the past 12 years, and have nearly a decade of counseling experience in drug and alcohol abuse/addiction.  I have had the privilege to assist patients with addressing underlying issues of childhood trauma (physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect), sexual assault, prostitution, grief and loss, and violent crime.

I also have 4 years of experience counseling survivors of domestic violence and children that have suffered abuse.  It has been an honor to be a part of their healing process and to see them develop their own empowerment.

I am proud to be a Penn State Shenango Alum!    

Research Interests

Childhood Trauma and Alcohol and/or Drug Addictions

Child Maltreatment

Dysfunctional Family Dynamics and the Impact on Development Across the Lifespan

Domestic Violence

Evidence Based Strategies for Vulnerable Families and Individuals


Masters in Human Development and Family Studies, Kent State University

Bachelor in Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University