Sandra Edmonds Crewe,
Ph.D., MSW, ACSW
Areas of Practice/Research Expertise:
Evaluation; Professional Development; Capacity Building/Leadership;
Degrees, Licenses, Certificates
1974, Catholic University of America (NCSSS), Washington, DC
Dr. Crewe was appointed to the faculty in 1997 and also holds an appointment in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is the former associate dean for academic and student advancement (2006-2012) and primarily teaches practice evaluation; social gerontology; and doctoral seminars (History and Philosophy of Social Welfare and Communities and Organizations). Dr. Crewe is the Director of the Howard University Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center that provides professional development for the aging network in Washington, DC.
Dr. Crewe has 20 years experience in housing and community development including serving as Executive Director of a public housing authority for 10 years. She has numerous community and professional memberships including the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust (Trustee); National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (professional development faculty); Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Council of Professional Development; National Association of Social Work (NASW) Aging Specialty Section; and American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) where she serves as chair of professional development. Dr. Crewe is co-director of the Washington Area Geriatric Education Center Consortium (WAGECC) and is a Master Faculty Scholar. She also serves as program evaluation consultant for the Department of Social Development in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Crewe was appointed by Dr. Sidney Ribeau as a commissioner for the Howard University Presidential Commission for Academic Renewal. She serves on the Howard University Women’s Health Institute Advisory Board and the HIV/AIDS research group.
Dr. Crewe’s current research focuses on ethnogerontology/African American Aging with an emphasis on professional development and caregiving. She authored AARP Report on Grandparent Caregivers and served as expert member to the NASW Family Caregivers Standards. Dr. Crewe has numerous professional presentations and has served as co-editor special edition of Journal of Health and Social Policy; and is co-author of book Kinship Care: From Family Tradition to Social Policy in the African American Community and Caregivers for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS: An Ecological Perspective. She is also a guest columnist for the Washington Informer newspaper. Dr. Crewe’s research and scholarship focuses on the needs of vulnerable African American women and emphasizes professional education that focuses on empowerment, cultural awareness and cultural competence in social work practice. Dr. Crewe resides in Largo, Maryland.