Blenda Crawford  

College for Professional Studies
3333 Regis Boulevard P-8
Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

Blenda L. Crawford, Ph.D. Head Shot


·           Ph.D. in Human Communication, School of Communication, University of Denver, Denver, CO.

·         M.B.A., Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Denver, CO.

·         B.S.B.A., Regis University, Denver, CO.


Work History

Professor, Master of Arts Program, College for Professional Studies, Regis University, Denver, CO.  03/11 to present.

Track Leader, All Conference Theme - Leadership Across the Great Divides: Bridging Cultures, Contexts and Complexities. ILA Conference Planning team for 2012 International Conference, Denver, CO.  October 24-27, 2012. 

Faculty Chair, Social Sciences Department, Professor, College for Professional Studies, Regis University, Denver,      CO.  6/00 to 03/11.

Communication, Applied Psychology, Sociology, Criminology (undergraduate and graduate), BFA, BAS

Crawford Enterprises, Littleton, CO.  1994 to 2005

Consulting to organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, in the areas of conflict management, group process and teambuilding, and problem-solving.  

 New Ventures, Regis University, Denver, CO.  2005 to 2010.

Facilitate workshops and consult with faculty and administration at member schools around faculty and curriculum development. 

Center for Management Development, University of Denver, Denver, CO.  1999 to 2002. 

Facilitate professional development programs for executives, including Language of Leaders: Influencing Effectively; and Coaching for Improved Performance. 

Associate Director, Institute for Professional Excellence, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Denver, CO.  8/93 to 7/95.

Director-Graduate Business Career Services, University of Denver, Denver CO.  8/91 to 8/93.

Director-Undergraduate Business Placement, University of Denver, Denver, CO.  1/90 to 8/91.

Positions prior to 1990, Denver, CO.  Various positions in the automotive, oil & gas, and real estate industries; legal and district attorney’s offices.  Over fifteen years hands-on experience with all facets of small business management, including information systems, accounting, financial reporting, human resources, cost containment, inventory, program development and marketing.  Experience in coordinating business activities between various interests.  Sample activities:

  • Developed, revised and updated new and existing Affirmative Action Plans for nine regional offices of an international waste management firm.  Reviewed past objectives and set new annual goals for each regional office.  Formulated new employee data tracking system.

  • Worked with landowners, subcontractors, investment partners and state(federal) agencies to facilitate and assure compliance with laws, contracts, and agreements in effect. 

  • Supervised cash flow; budgeted and monitored funds for expense and capital improvements; prepared financial reports and income tax; administered employee benefits.

  • Planned employee programs to provide information and encourage awareness on issues such as diversity, ethnoviolence, campus crime and new services. 

Teaching Experience

Professor, Regis University, 2000 - present

College for Professional Studies, August 2000 to present.

         Undergraduate and graduate courses, accelerated and intensive formats


Instructor, University of Denver:  1995 - 2001

Daniels College of Business, The Women's College, June 1996 to September 2001.

Undergraduate courses, traditional and accelerated formats


Department of Human Communication Studies, September 1996 to June 2001.

Undergraduate and Graduate courses


University College, September 1998 to June 2001.

Graduate Level Courses


Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Department of Human Communication Studies, University of Denver, Denver, CO.  1995 to 1998.


Courses Taught

Business Communication Principles of Leadership
Conflict Management Group Dynamics
Public Relations Team Communication
Principles of Effective Group Process Fundamentals of Group & Team Effectiveness
Communication in the Workplace Collaborative Service Learning I
Principles of Persuasion Collaborative Service Learning II
Computer Systems I Group Methods & Facilitation
Workplace Culture Seminar in Group Communication
Leadership Topics Communication, Culture & Commerce: Portugal
Listening for Organizational Success Communication, Culture & Commerce: Belize
Management Communication as Performance Capstone Proposal
Managing Grief & Anger in the Workplace Capstone Project
Organizational Culture Speech & Thought
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies
Leadership Development Qualitative Research Methods
Leadership Communication Educational Technology & Instructional Design