John R. Crawford-Spinelli, Ed.D.

John R. Crawford-Spinelli, Ed.D.

College of the Arts


  • B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S., James Madison University
  • Ed.D., Temple University

Job Description

Responsible for leading the College of the Arts, which is composed of the schools of Art, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Music, Theatre and Dance, and the Kent State University Museum. Dean Crawford-Spinelli provides leadership in the areas of student affairs, faculty affairs, curriculum development, budget, programming and advancement for the College of the Arts. The college is active in research and community outreach. 

Direct Reports

  • Associate Dean, College of the Arts, Cynthia Stillings
  • Director, School of Art, Marie Bukowski
  • Director, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, Kim Hahn (Interim)
  • Director, School of Music, Jane Dressler (Interim)
  • Director, School of Theatre and Dance, Eric Van Baars
  • Director, Kent State University Museum, Sarah Rogers
  • Senior Director, Advancement, Linda Motosko
  • Director, Communications and Marketing, Eftihia Tsengas
  • Director, Academic Recruitment and Retention, LeAnn Starlin Nilsson
  • Senior Resource Manager, Academic Budget and Resource Management, Mary Linger
  • Manager, Operations and Special Projects, Gloria Tilenni
  • Faculty, College of the Arts 


 jcrawfo1 [at], 330-672-2760

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