Dr. Elizabeth Crisp Crawford

Associate Professor

Department of Communication 

Affiliated Faculty Member

E-Mail: elizabeth.c.crawford@ndsu.edu

Office: Minard 338-C18

Phone: (701) 231-8720


Ph.D., University of Tennesee (Knoxville, TN)

M.A., Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

B.A., St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI)

Dr. Elizabeth Crawford Crisp is an advertising specialist in the Deparment of Communication who also works with the Visual Arts Department for the Graphic Design program as an affiliated faculty member. The two Departments work togehter in the areas of Design, Advertising and Strategic Communications. 

Ask Me

Who are your role models or inspiring folks?

Mary Wells Lawrence (one of the first female advertising entrepreneurs), Ronald E. Taylor (my advisor and the creator of the advertising message strategy wheel), and George Lois (Esquire cover designer and famous creator of "big ideas").


Outside of art and design fields, what inspires you?

I love studying individual differences and other factors that contribute to individual and social identity.


What do you wish you had known when you started out as a student/in this field?

The importance of developing a strong portfolio early in your college career. Freshman year is not too early to start thinking about how you are going to position yourself on the job market.


What was your most memorable meal?

The first meal my husband ever cooked for me. He prepared a marinated stuffed chicken breast and I was absolutely blown away by it. My husband is an amazing cook.


In your office, you can only have three things, one book, one tool, and one picture. What would they be and why?

Book: Using Qualitative Research in Advertising by Morrison, Haley, Sheehan and Taylor. 

Tool: Laptop

Art: My hanging mobile, I could watch it forever.

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