Emily R. Crawford-Rossi

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  • Emily R. Crawford-Rossi

  • Assistant Professor
  • Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
  • Office
  • 303 Hill Hall
  • Columbia, MO 65211
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Dr. Crawford-Rossi, assistant professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, earned her doctorate in Educational Theory and Policy with a minor in Comparative and International Education from Penn State University, where she focused on issues affecting educational equity for undocumented students. Her research interests include international immigration and education policy, looking at how educational leaders and teachers advocate for vulnerable students’ access to education, and how education policy intersects with educators’ professional and personal ethical codes.


  • PhD from Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications

  • Counselors as Leaders in Advocating for Undocumented Students’ Education
    Crawford, E.R., Aguayo, D., & Valle, F.

    (In Press, 2017). .Journal of Research on Leadership Education.

  • I think immigrants “kind of fall into two camps:” Boundary work by U.S.-born community members in St. Louis, Missouri
    Dorner, L., Crawford, E.R., Jennings, J., Sandoval, O., & Hager, E.

    Politics of Education Association Yearbook 2017, Special Issue of Educational Policy, 31(6). Advance online publication. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0895904817719529

  • “We don’t talk about undocumented status…We talk about helping children”:How School Leaders Shape the School Climate for Undocumented Immigrants
    Crawford, E.R., & Witherspoon Arnold, N.

    International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 5(2), 116-147.

  • He Could Be Undocumented: Striving to be Sensitive to Student Documentation Status in a Rural Community
    Crawford, E.R., & *Hairston, S.L.

    Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. Advance Online publication.

    Doi:  https://doi.org/10.1177/1555458917718008

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