Kelsey Crowe


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Dr. Kelsey Crowe is a part-time faculty member and started teaching in Fall 2017 for San Francisco State University. For several years prior, she taught social policy, evaluation, law and social work, and the history of social work for San Jose State University. She also taught social work for two years in Ghana, West Africa at the University of Legon.

Dr. Crowe has her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and an MSW from the City University of New York. She has over fifteen years’ leadership experience in the public policy sector, and in consulting for nonprofits and foundations. She has conducted and overseen several evaluation and capacity building projects in the fields of youth development, family services, homelessness, immigration, and children with special needs.

Dr. Crowe recently published a book on empathy in times of suffering There Is No Good Card for This (HarperCollins, 2017) based on her primary research, and is working on her second book as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement about empathic conversations across the political divide.