Professor Crawford has been teaching at Southern Virginia University for over 30 years. She has a master of arts and master of fine arts in painting. Since 1984 she has conducted an annual travel study to Italy about the art of the Italian Renaissance. She is a member of the Nelson Fine Arts Gallery in Lexington, Va., and is involved in several regional galleries.
Crawford was the 2016 recipient of the Michael and Kay Elton Lectureship for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship. This award, from the board of Trustees at Southern Virginia, honors a faculty member for their achievements in instruction and scholarship.
She has had fellowships at the Tyrone Guthrie Center for Creative Art in Ireland, The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice. She was also a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.
In 2009 Crawford was Cy Twombly's assistant for his project painting a ceiling in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.A., James Madison University; M.F.A., Vermont College