Dr. Rashida Crutchfield is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach and author of Addressing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education: Strategies for Educational Leaders.
Dr. Crutchfield is an advocate committed to amplifying the voices of marginalized communities through research and service. Prior to CSULB, she served on the staff of Covenant House California, a shelter for 18-24-year-olds experiencing homelessness. This experience gave her insight into practice for this population. Her areas of practice and research focus on student homelessness in higher education, basic need security for students, and social work community practice. She was commissioned to lead the phase one of the California State University Office of the Chancellor study on food and housing security and was co-principal investigator for phases two and three of the same study. She has authored or co-authored many publications, including a recent book entitled, Addressing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education: Strategies for Educational Leaders.