College of Education and Allied Professions

Dr. Robert Crow

Assistant Professor of Educational Research
Department of Human Services

Robert Crow


Phone: 828-227-3113
Office Address: Killian 209E


  • PhD – Educational Psychology & Research – University of South Carolina, 2006
  • MA – Education: Social Sciences, The Citadel, 2001
  • BA – Art History, College of Charleston, 1997


Robert Crow, Ph. D., is an assistant professor of educational research. Before joining the faculty in the College of Education and Allied Professions, Dr. Crow served as Coordinator of Instructional Development & Assessment for WCU's Coulter Faculty Commons, working primarily in faculty professional development. Dr. Crow's expertise in assessment and evaluation has led to collaborations with other 4-year institutions, community colleges, PK-12 schools, and institutional accreditation agencies such as SACS-COC. Dr. Crow's research interests include assessment and evaluation of student learning and of learning environments.


Crow, R., Cruz, L., Ellern, J., Ford, G., Moss, H., White, B. (2017). Boyer in the middle: Second
generation challenges to emerging scholarship. Innovative Higher Education, 43(2).

Crow, R., & Ensley, R. (2017). Developing teacher-leadership by employing an improvement
science framework for organizational problem solving. In C. Rogers, A. Hilton, & K.
Lomotey (Eds.), Innovative Approaches to Educational Leadership: Selected Cases,
New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Crow, R., Lomotey, K., & Topolka-Jorissen, K. (2016). An adaptive model for a rigorous professional practice doctorate: The disquisition. In V. Storey & K. Hesbol (Eds.), Contemporary Approaches to Dissertation Development and Research Methods, Hershey, PA: IGA Global.

Malesky, L., Bailey, J., & Crow, R. (2016). Academic dishonesty: Assessing the threat of
cheating companies to online education. College Teaching.

Crow, R., Hinnant-Crawford, B., Topolka-Jorissen, K. (2016). Despite the low transfer rates and low graduation rates of community colleges, do these institutions benefit students of color economically and academically? YES. In K. Lomotey, (Ed.). Education, K-12 and higher
education, (Volume I in the People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health & Immigration Series). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

Merritt, C., & Crow, R. (2015). Sounding the alarm: Preparing emergency managers in Second Life. In S. Gregory, M. Lee, B. Delgarno, & B. Tynan, (Eds.), Virtual worlds for online learning: Cases and applications. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Crow, R. (2013). Getting to know you: When formative assessment meets instructional technology. [Review of the book Teaching with classroom response systems: Creating active learning environments, by D. Bruff]. MountainRise, 8(1). Zanin-Yost, A. & Crow, R. (2012). From traditional to non-traditional: An adaptive procedure for assessing the instruction librarian. The Reference Librarian, 53, 206-218.

Bruder, M., Crow, R., Cruz, L., Dole, S., Dowling, A., ... Robertson, P. (2011). Wiki-U: One state comprehensive university's experience in integrating wikis across the disciplines. MountainRise: An International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(2).

Crow, R., Santos, I., LeBaron, J., McFadden, A. & Osborne, C. (2010). Switching gears: Moving from e-Learning to m-Learning. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(1), 268-278.

Gilman, R. & Crow, R. (2009). Online learners – Who they are, what they need, how they learn, and how we teach. Proceedings for the Association of Continuing Higher Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Crow, R. (2009). Student-generated podcasts as a strategy for learning. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, (pp. 629-632). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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