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Linda Crawford

Linda Crawford

Laureate Education

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Linda's work combines: Education, Writing, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Director of Academic Quality and Accreditation

I conduct higher education quality assurance reviews and support faculty models and governance.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Emmanuel College

  • Doctorate


    Univesity of Minnesota

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: BA

Doctorate: PhD

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I heard my 4th grade and 10th grade teachers suggest I become a teacher.

  • 2.

    I became a teacher.

  • 3.

    I decided to get a master's degree.

  • 4.

    My master's advisor said for me to skip the master's degree and go straight for the doctorate.

  • 5.

    I skipped the master's degree and obtained a doctorate.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    I never had any negative noise or discouragement in pursuance of education. My family always strongly supported educational development.

  • How I responded:

    Personally, I was always supported in my educational pursuits and encourgaged to further my education.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I had $300 to my name when I entered graduate school. I got financial aid and two part time jobs, all the while carrying a full-time class load. It was all worth it.