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Martha J. Crawford
Martha J. Crawford, Dean, Jack Welch College of Business and Technology, Sacred Heart University
Martha J. Crawford is an internationally recognized expert on technological innovation with extensive experience in business, environmental policy, and higher education. Before joining the Jack Welch College of Business and Technology she was on the faculty of Harvard Business School, and the course she created, “21st Century Energy,” was recognized in 2019 by the Paige Prize for national excellence in integrating sustainability into business education curricula.
For many years Dr. Crawford lived and worked in Paris, first serving as principal administrator of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Environmental Performance Review program and later as chief technology officer for several large multinational companies, including Air Liquide (industrial gases), Areva (nuclear and renewable energies), and L’Oréal (cosmetics and consumer products).
A self-described “pragmatic environmentalist,” Dr. Crawford grew up on a ranch in southern Arizona. She holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the French Collège des Ingénieurs. A dual U.S. and French citizen since 1999, she serves on the boards of two French multinational companies, Altran Technologies and Suez Environnement.