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Diane Crews

Diane Crews, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: University Downtown Center, Room 423
Office Phone: 607-777-9208
Fax: 607-777-7587


Educational background

  • PhD: political science, Binghamton University
  • MPA: public policy analysis and administration, Binghamton University
  • BA: community development, SUNY Empire State

Postdoctoral research fellowship

  • Binghamton University, Department of Political Science


Courses regularly taught

  • HDEV 445, Community Leadership and Development
  • HDEV 454, Dynamics of Change in Client-Centered Organizations
  • HDEV 475, Practicum in Human Development

Current research interests

  • Collaborative leadership and community development
  • Role of social and civic entrepreneurs in innovation and problem solving
  • Leadership development and character building through experiential learning

Community service

  • Binghamton University Student United Way, faculty advisor
  • Catalysts for Intellectual Capital, faculty advisor,
  • Binghamton University student chapter, Society for Human Resource Management, faculty advisor
  • McNair Scholars, faculty advisor
  • Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum, steering committee, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, Division of Research, Binghamton University
  • Career Development Center Internship program, academic council
  • 20 in their Twenties, steering committee, Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition
  • Binghamton Downtown Inc., board of directors,
  • Empire Promise Initiative, Statewide Planning and Development Committee - NYS Education Department, Office of Higher Education, Pre-Collegiate Preparation Programs, Liberty Partnerships Programs

Relevant professional development

  • Bringing Entrepreneurship Education to Life in Cross-campus Programs, 2009, Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Community Engagement, 2000, Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA Kellogg Leadership Program, Binghamton University, School of Management, 1993-94

Last Updated: 9/15/17