Steve Crawford is a Research Professor at GWIPP. Previously he served as VP for Policy & Research at CFED and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Deputy Director of Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program; Director of Social, Economic and Workforce Programs at the National Governors Association; and Executive Director of the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board in Maryland. He also taught at Bates College and the University of Maryland, served as executive director of research centers in College Park, MD and Cambridge, MA, and was an assistant dean at the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Army, including as an infantry officer in Vietnam, on the Frederick County (MD) Board of Education, and on the Obama-Biden transition team. His publications include a book on technical workers and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He holds a Masters degree from the Wharton Business School and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
ITIF will explore what can be done at a federal level to improve productivity in higher education.