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Dr Jandel Crutchfield

[Dr Jandel Crutchfield]

Assistant Professor, Social Work
Last Updated: November 29, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
1) Disparities (educational, health, economic, manifested in the lived experiences of people of color
2) How bias at the macro and micro levels contributes to disparities for people of color
3) Need for better training in cultural engagement for those professionals working in any system with people of color

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
people of color, cultural engagement/cultural competence, racial bias, skin color bias, equity in schools

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Human Behavior
Diverse Populations
School Social Work
Social Work Practice
Social Work Research

Biography

Biography

Dr. Jandel Crutchfield is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Crutchfield worked as a licensed clinical social worker in Mississippi and Louisiana schools. In addition she has served as a counselor in community mental health, in-home counseling, and residential treatment settings. Dr. Crutchfield earned her B.A. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her Master of Social Work from the Florida State University College of Social Work. Dr. Crutchfield earned her PhD in social work from Louisiana State University. Her research focus is designed to understand the stagnation in disparities for vulnerable people of color by not only examining cases describing the lived experiences of people of color, but also through examining institutional, societal, and individual level bias that contributes to disparities, and finally, the need for better training in cultural engagement for those professionals working in any system with people of color. UT Arlington’s strategic focus on health and the human condition encapsulates my research focus as the goal is to better the lived experiences of people of color.

Education

Education

    • 2013 PhD in Social Work
      Louisiana State University, 2013
    • 2006 MSW in Social Work
      Florida State University, 2006
    • 2000 BA in Arts and Sciences Psychology and African American Studies
      Washington University, 2000

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2010 Licensed Clinical Social Work, Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
    • 2020 Certificate in Mixed Methods Research, University of Michigan School of Social Work
    • 2019 Certificate in Effective College Instruction, American College and University Educators

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2018 to Present Assistant Professor
      School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Aug 2014 to June 2018 Assistant Professor
      Social Work, University of Mississippi (Tupelo, MS)
    • Jan 2014 to Oct 2014 Medical Social Worker
      Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital (Baton Rouge, LA, United States)
    • June 2012 to Dec 2013 Clinical Director
      Volunteers of America (Baton Rouge, LA)
    • Aug 2010 to May 2012 School-Based Therapist
      Capital Area Human Services District (Baton Rouge, LA)
    • June 2008 to July 2010 School Social Worker
      Advance Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA)
    • May 2007 to May 2008 Clinical Supervisor
      Youth Villages (Jackson, MS, United States)

Memberships

    • June 2016 to Present American Council of School Social Workers
      Board Member
    • Jan 2015 to Present Council on Social Work Education
    • May 2004 to Present National Association of Social Workers

News Articles

News Articles

    • Aug 2020 NBC-DFW
      Segment on understanding unconscious bias for NBC-DFW
    • July 2020 The Shorthorn
      Coverage of the 3rd discussion on COVID-19 and race through the School of Social Work. I moderated this event.
    • June 2020 The Shorthorn
      Coverage of the School of Social Work race and public health panel on which I participated
    • June 2020 UTA News Media
      Quoted during SSW protest 6/8/2020 re: social work's mandate for racial justice
    • June 2020 Dallas Morning News
      Coverage of the racial justice protest at the UTA School of Social Work. I assisted with organizing and leading this event.
    • Feb 2020 National Institutes for Transportation and Infrastructure
      When Growth Outpaces Infrastructure: Access to Opportunities in Suburban Boomtowns, highlighting work done on a 20K NITC grant
    • Jan 2020 The Shorthorn
      Student newspaper article about the $1.08 million dollar USDOE grant to train special education and social work graduate students in serving k-12 students with high intensity needs

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Nov 2019 to Oct 2021 Project Match Made in Schools (MMS): Special Educators and Social Workers Enhancing Services for Students with Disabilities and High-Intensity Needs sponsored by  -  $346497
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2019 to Aug 2020 Costs and Consequences of Implicit Racial Bias in the Financial Services Industry sponsored by  -  $20000
      (Funded)

Publications


      2021
      • Book Chapter
        Interracial and Interdenominational Faculty Partnerships for Social Justice Work
        Contemporary Perspectives on Spirituality in Education
        [Crutchfield, Jandel, Caldwell, Tony]. Charlotte, NC: "Information Age Publishing".

      2019
      • Book Chapter
        The Role of School Leaders Managing Social Capital in Urban and Rural Settings.
        Contemporary Perspectives on Capital in Educational Contexts
        [Crutchfield, Johnoson, Bailey, Sarah, Crutchfield, Jandel]. Charlotte, NC: "Information Age Publishing".

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Structural Racism in Schools: A View through the Lens of the National School Social Work Practice Model
        [Crutchfield, Jandel, Phillippo, KateL, Frey, Andy]. Children & Schools. 1-7. "National Association of Social Workers". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1093/cs/cdaa015
      • Journal Article
        An Ecological Approach to Social Work Student Success
        [Fisher, Amy, Crutchfield, Jandel, Lee, Na Youn, Kim, YiJin, Churakova, Iuliia, Burlaka, Viktor]. TS CUADERNOS DE TRABAJO SOCIAL. 19, 1-23. "Universidad de Sebastian".
      • Journal Article
        Unpacking the Mississippi blues: Relationship between internalizing problems and health behaviors
        [Churakova, Iuliia, Burlaka, Viktor, Crutchfield, Jandel, Lee, NaYoun, Fisher, Amy, Kim, YiJin, Zhang, Saijun, Nepal, Jyoti]. International Social Work. 1-11. "SAGE Publications". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872820908319

      In Process
      • Journal Article
        Racial Injustice in America's Schools: Social Work's Obligation to Respond
        [Phillippo, Kate, Crutchfield, Jandel]. Social Work. "Oxford University Press". Accepted.

      2019
      • Journal Article
        The colorist historical trauma framework: Implications for culturally responsive practice with African Americans
        [Ortega-Williams, Anna, Crutchfield, Jandel, Hall, J. C. ]. Journal of Social Work. 1-16. "Sage". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468017319890083
      • Journal Article
        Using Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis to Explore Colorist Privilege
        [Keyes, Latocia, Crutchfield, Jandel, Tonui, BettyC]. Journal of African American Studies. 24(1), 37--55. "Springer US".

      2018
      • Journal Article
        What’s Your Number? An Example of Micro and Macro Practice in the Era of Police Accountability
        [Crutchfield, Jandel]. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping. 24(1), 34--44.

      2017
      • Journal Article
        Colorism and Police Killings of Unarmed African Americans
        [Crutchfield, Jandel, Fisher, Amy, Webb, Sarah]. Western Journal of Black Studies. 41(3/4), 81-91. "Washington State University".

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Frontiers of Change: School Social Work in Charter and Takeover Schools
        [Crutchfield, Jandel, Richard, Laura]. School Social Work Journal. 41(1), 36--55. "Illinois Association of School Social Workers".

      2015
      2012

      2020
      • Technical Report
        Promoting Environmental Justice Populations' Access to Opportunities with Suburban Boomtowns: An Interdisciplinary Mixed-Methods Approach to Addressing Infrastructure Needs
        [Crutchfield, Jandel, Cronley, Courtney, Hyun, Kate, Findley, Erin, Arabi, Mehrdad]. Portland, OR: "Transportation Research and Education Center".

Presentations

    • November  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel, "Advancing Educational Equity: Social Work Leadership for Interprofessional Practice in K-12 Settings", Council on Social Work Education, virtual. (November 20, 2020).
    • November  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel, "Teaching Colorism Through a Field Education Experience", Council on Social Work Education, Virtual. (November 19, 2020).
    • November  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel, "Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Social Work Education Session: Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Social Work Education", Council on Social Work Education, Virtual. (November 18, 2020).
    • October  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Panelist), Engram, Frederick (Panelist), Hill, PamelaK (Panelist), Johnson, Melanie (Panelist), "We Will Breathe: Black Lives Mattering", UTA, Virtual. (October 29, 2020).
    • July  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel, "COVID-19, Diversity, and Health Town Hall", School of Social Work UTA, virtual. (July 16, 2020).
    • June  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel, "COVID-19, Diversity, and Health Disparities", School of Social Work , virtual. (June 25, 2020).
    • March  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author), Hyun, Kyung (Author & Presenter), "A community-engaged interdisciplinary study to assess the gaps between economic growth and transportation infrastructure development ", Transportation Research Board, New Jersey. (March , 2020).
    • March  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author), Fisher, Amy (Author), "Dismantling White Supremacy in Social Work Education", Social Work Bacculaureate Program Directors, Birmingham, AL. (March , 2020).
    • March  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author & Presenter), Hyun, Kyung (Author & Presenter), "When Growth Outpaces infrastructure: A community engaged assessment of transportation gaps", Transportation Research and Education Center, online. (March , 2020).
    • February  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author & Presenter), Crutchfield, Johnoson (Author & Presenter), "How Positive Behavior Supports Work for African American Students ", Southwest Educational Research Association, Arlington, TX. (February , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author & Presenter), Hall, Camille (Author & Presenter), Ortega-Williams, Anna (Author & Presenter), "A Colorist-Historical Trauma Framework: Culturally Responsive Practice with African Americans", Society for Social Work Research, Washington DC. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Crutchfield, Jandel, "Who’s Providing Social Services in Charter Schools? A Glimpse of Practitioners from a National Sample", Society for Social Work Research, Washington DC. (January , 2020).
    • November  2019
      Crutchfield, Jandel, "Racism as a Public Health Issue", Healthy Tarrant county Collaboration , UTA, Arlington. (November , 2019).
    • November  2019
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author & Presenter), "The School Social Work Administrator: Multidisciplinary Leadership Teams in K-12 Education", Denver, CO. (November , 2019).
    • January  2019
      Lee, Na Youn (Author & Presenter), Crutchfield, Jandel (Author), Fisher, Amy (Author), Burlaka, Viktor (Author & Presenter), "Childhood Trauma and Political Efficacy among BSW and MSW Students in the Rural South", Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference , San Fransisco, CA. (January , 2019).
    • January  2019
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author & Presenter), "Social Justice and Schools: What Can school social workers do", American Council for School Social Workers , New Orleans, LA. (January , 2019).
    • October  2018
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author & Presenter), Hall, Camille (Author), Webb, Sarah (Author), "College student success: Attitudes towards colorism among African American college students", Council on Social Work Education, Orlando, FL. (October , 2018).
    • October  2018
      Hall, Camille (Author & Presenter), Jones, Aubrey (Author), Crutchfield, Jandel (Author & Presenter), "Intergenerational stress & coping: Determinants and consequences for women", Council on Social Work Education, Orlando, FL. (October , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author & Presenter), "Gendered Colorism: Reflections from Black Women in America", Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC. (January , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Hall, Camille (Author & Presenter), Crutchfield, Jandel, "It's Tough Being a Woman: The Psychosocial Impact of Intergenerational Stress and Coping", Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC. (January , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Crutchfield, Jandel, Crutchfield, Johnoson (Author & Presenter), "Multidisciplinary Leadership Teams: A Case Study in an Urban Charter School", American Council for School Social Work, New Orleans, LA. (January , 2018).
    • October  2017
      Hall, Camille (Author & Presenter), Crutchfield, Jandel, "Colorist Microaggressions and Black Women's Experiences of Race and Gender", Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX. (October , 2017).
    • March  2017
      Crutchfield, Jandel, Webb, Sarah (Author & Presenter), "How Colorist Microaggressions Have Eluded Social Work", National Association of Social Workers-MS Chapter, Jackson, MS. (March , 2017).
    • January  2017
      Kim, Yi Jin (Author & Presenter), Burlaka, Viktor (Author & Presenter), Lefmann, Tess (Author & Presenter), Crutchfield, Jandel, "Internalizing behaviors of Ukranian Children", Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA. (January , 2017).
    • October  2016
      Crutchfield, Jandel (Author & Presenter), Richard, Laura (Author & Presenter), "Collaboration in K-12: School Social Work in Charter and Takeover Schools", Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA. (October , 2016).
    • October  2016
      Webb, Sarah (Author & Presenter), Fisher, Amy (Author & Presenter), Crutchfield, Jandel, "Colorism in Police Killings of Unarmed African Americans", Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA. (October , 2016).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Other
      Brittney Hill, Student assigned to me as part of their field placement due to COVID-19 ending her in person field placement. Placed with me for summer and fall 2020. Engaged student in research work relevant to school social work. (Social Work)
      Graduate Field Supervision
      Graduate Field Experience
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Kelli Rogers, (Social Work)
      Leveraging Technology to Address Disparities: The Role of School Social Workers to Advance Development and Success in African American Students
    • Aug 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Modesty Ekueku, (Social Work)
      EXPLORING THE ALIGNMENT OF ARLINGTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT'S JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES WITH STATE AND DISTRICT POLICY: A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK DATA
    • Aug 2020
      Postdoctoral Research Supervision
      Post doctoral fellow and graduate of the UTA SSW doctoral program with a 40%/40% time allocation between me and another faculty member. Also 20% of her own research time. (Social Work)
    • June 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Vanessa Hentz, (Social Work)
      Fear of Blackness and Gentrification in Black and Brown Neighborhoods in Chicago
    • June 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Sarah Jones, (Social Work)
      PREDICTORS OF SCHOOL FUNCTIONING AND PROBLEMBEHAVIORS IN SIBLINGS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
    • June 2020
      Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Erin Findley, Provided guidance for student specialty exam and feedback on the final exam submitted. (Social Work)
      Doctoral student specialty exam
    • May 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Dana Hill, (Social Work)
      Photovoice: Participatory Action Research to Address Educational Disparities Among Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care
    • May 2020
      Other
      Marissa Glass, Student placed with me during COVID-19 due to cancelled in-person field placement. Engaged student in project based research relevant to social work in schools (Social Work)
      Graduate Field Supervision
      Graduate Field Experience
    • Aug 2019
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Treston Shaw, McNair Scholars Program (Social Work)
      McNair Scholars Program
      (McNair Scholar) First Generation African American Males Navigating a Predominately White Institution- A scoping review.docx
    • Aug 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Gabriella Drollinger, (Social Work)
      Exploring the Relationship Between School Social Workers and Academic Outcomes
    • July 2019
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Latocia Keyes, Joined dissertation committee September 2018. Student in currently writing proposal. (Social Work)
      Discrimination within a Race based on Color: Understanding African Americans’ Psychosocial Experiences with Colorism in an Old Jim Crow South State

Courses

      • SOCW 5370-001 SOCIAL WORK IN SCHOOLS
        (Course Id: 109070)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 4370-001 SOCIAL WORK IN THE SCHOOLS
        (Course Id: 113020)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5398-002 THESIS
        (Course Id: 109105)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5398-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 109105)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • SOCW 5398-006 THESIS
        (Course Id: 109105)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • SOCW 5307-001 DIVERSE POPS
        (Course Id: 108976 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5370-001 SOCIAL WORK IN SCHOOLS
        (Course Id: 109070)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5396-001 THESIS RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 109100)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5396-005 THESIS RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 109100)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5396-007 THESIS RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 109100)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 4391-002 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 108947)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • SOCW 5396-001 THESIS RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 109100)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • SOCW 5307-003 DIVERSE POPS
        (Course Id: 108976)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5396-005 THESIS RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 109100)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCW 5307-004 DIVERSE POPS
        (Course Id: 108976)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • June 2020 to  Present Course development through CDE
      Center for Distance Education Course Certification
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Community and Administrative Practice Committee
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Faculty Affiliate
      Women's and Gender Studies Faculty Affiliate
    • Apr 2019 to  Present Event Facilitator
      Interprofessional Education Committee
      These events have included a poverty simulation held on a Saturday in the spring of 2019 for social work and nursing students to complete a “day in the life of a family living in poverty.” I served as one of the social workers in the scenario and thoroughly enjoyed helping students see what the experiences of vulnerable populations can be. Additionally, I have been a facilitator for two common reading events through IPE. The reading was “Five Days at Memorial” and allowed students in various helping professions to share views on ethics related to staff responses to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans as described in the book.
    • Oct 2018 to  Present Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org)
      African American Social Work Student Alliance
      Oversee the maintenance and initiation of this group, facilitate students getting events and goals accomplished.
    • Oct 2018 to  Present Faculty Affiliate
      Center for African American Studies
      Represent CAAS in the School of Social Work, Serve as Guest Speaker at CAAS events, mentor AAS majors
    • Aug 2019 to  2020 Committee Member
      Executive Committee (SSW)
      As part of the subcommittee on culture and climate helped to organize and execute school of social work protest in support of racial justice 6/2020; as well as a faculty/staff book club related to interracial relationships within communities 7/2020
    • Jan 2020 to  June 2020 Committee Member
      Dean's 5 Year Review
    • Aug 2019 to  May 2020 Committee Chair
      African American Faculty and Staff Association
      Volunteer chair for evening of Black Excellence sponsored each spring by AAFSA, the event was planned and invitations sent before Covid-19 forced the group to cancel the event and send students honorary stoles for graduation.
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      Children & Families
      Content for the children and families track within the School of Social Work
    • Apr 2019 to  Apr 2019 Student Poster Awards Judge
      Research Symposium Health Across the Lifespan

Service to the Profession

    • Oct 2020 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board MemberUnited States)
      Children and Schools Journal
      Sit on the editorial board of the Children and Schools Journal
    • Sept 2020 to  Present
      Committee MemberUnited States)
      Eliminating Racism Grand Challenge Committee
      Serve on the national committee to develop the 13th Social Work Grand Challenge to Eliminate Racism including how to draw input from all social work programs in building this Grand Challenge, writing and submitting the finalized grand challenge to the Grand Challenge national committee.
    • Sept 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc ReviewerUnited States)
      International Journal of School Social Work
      Ad hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed manuscripts
    • Aug 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of Community Psychology
    • Jan 2018 to  Present
      Editor, Journal Editor
      Children & Schools Journal (Practice Highlights)
    • 2017 to  Present
      Board of AdvisorsUnited States)
      American Council for School Social Work
      Contribute to the organization vision, goals Assist in recruitment of new members Oversee research/practice projects
    • Sept 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Urban Education
    • Aug 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Children & Schools
      Review full length journal articles for the Children & Schools journal
    • 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc ReviewerUnited States)
      Journal of Black Studies
      Review journal articles related to my topic areas.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • June 2020 to  Present
      Member (Arlington, TX,
      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    • Aug 2019 to  Present
      Committee Member (Dallas, Texas, United States)
      Marsalis Avenue Church of Christ
      Serving as an education ministry leader to assist in developing the 0-18 Bible study curriculum and teaching program. Teaching weekly Bible classes to students grades K-12. Assist with community outreach related to back to school drives/donations.

    • 2019 to  Aug 2020
      Board Member (Mansfield, TX, United States)
      Where the Heart is Furniture Bank
      Oversee and consult with other board members about best services for economically disadvantaged residents in Tarrant County.
    • Feb 2019 to  July 2020
      Board Member (Arlington, TX, USA)
      Texas Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
      Student advocacy for economically disadvantaged students in Mansfield elementary school
      Advocacy and recruitment of parent involvement and volunteerism