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Rashida Crutchfield

Assistant Professor

School of Social Work

M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, 2003
Ed.D., California State University, Long Beach, 2012

Biographical Information

Dr. Rashida Crutchfield has a focus on practice and research in youth homelessness, access to higher education, intercultural dialogue and facilitation, community organizing, conflict resolution and nonprofit management. 

From 2007 until her appointment as an assistant professor in 2014, she worked at CSULB School of Social Work as field faculty and lecturer concentrating on macro practice, child welfare, social and economic development, and youth programs. 

Prior to joining the CSULB faculty, Dr. Crutchfield worked for the National Conference for Community and Justice of Long Beach and the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri before serving on the staff of Covenant House California. This Los Angeles shelter for homeless 18-to-24-year-olds gave her insight into practice, building rapport and intervention in this unique population's needs and perspectives. 

Dr. Rashida Crutchfield

Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 146
Phone: (562) 985-2109
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • Community Projects
  • Public Policy
  • Field Experience in Social Work
  • Social Welfare Practicum


  • Youth Homelessness
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Organization
  • Intercultural Dialogue