Equity Focused Professional with Strategic Thinking Skills
Crystallee Crain Ph.D. is a social and political adovcate with academic roots in sociology, political science, and psychology. Dr. Crain has developed curriculum and taught courses at the university level for fourteen years. Currently, she holds an appointment with California State University - East Bay.
She specializes in uncovering the layers of institutional inequity while supporting communities to shift ways of being and practice to improve life chances. She has worked as a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for nonprofit organizations and government institutions. Crystallee has a passion for evaluation studies that will impact policy reform and positive social change. Dr. Crain is a human rights scholar and advocate for social, economic, and political accountability. She has traveled to 23 countries on the continents of Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia/Oceania.
In 2017, she completed a field observation with domestic violence survivors in the South Pacific (Republic of Marshall Islands). She reported on the World Festival of Youth & Students in Caracas, Venezuela in 2005 for daily newspapers in Michigan. She teaches online courses on a variety of topics including (but not limited to): media studies, nonprofit advocacy, health equity, and other social justice topics. You can find more information about her curriculum development work on her Social Justice Curriculum website. Crystallee earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. She holds a Master of Arts in Social Sciences (a concentration in Sociology from Eastern Michigan University), and a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from Northern Michigan University. In 2013 she received advanced training in Health and Human Rights from the School of Public Health at Harvard University.
Dr Crain has served as a member of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission, The City of Portland's Human Rights Commission, and is a current member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and the American Evaluation Association.
Past clients - Dress for Success Oregon, Community Cycling Center, Essie Justice Group, San Francisco Coalition for Incarcerated Parents (SFCIPP), The Michigan Fairness Forum, #cut50 (dreamcorps), Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, UC Irvine - Corporate Education Division, Northwestern University