Carol Cowan-Crawford

Carol Cowan-Crawford
Office Phone
Office Location
102 McDowell Hall
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146 US
    Biography

    I am proud to say I am a Penn State Alumni of 2006! Once I completed my undergraduate degree, I began working in the field counseling survivors of domestic violence and children that have suffered abuse. It was an honor to be a part of their healing process and to see them develop their own empowerment.

    In 2014, I obtain my master degree at Kent State University. Upon graduating with my masters, I moved on to working in the drug and alcohol field as a clinician for almost a decade. I had the privilege to assist patients with addressing underlying issues of childhood trauma (physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect), sexual assault, grief and loss, and violent crime.

    I began my teaching career in 2015 at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio as an adjunct. My Penn State Shenango career began in 2018 as an adjunct then moved to full-time in the Fall of 2019. I am currently studying for my Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. This is an exciting journey for me to further my academic career.

    I have developed a study abroad 3 week program in London! For information please visit here.

    Research Interests

    Childhood Trauma and Alcohol and/or Drug Addiction

    Efficacy of Drug Courts

    Recidivism External Factors and Evidence Based Programs

    Dysfunctional Family Dynamics and the Impact on Adult Development

    Education

    Masters in Human Development and Family Studies, Kent State University

    Bachelor in Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University

    Trauma Informed Care Practitioner