Crystal Green Brown is a graduate and undergraduate online instructor who has worked in higher education for more than two decades, primarily in the role of college professor. Having joined the ranks of Kent State University, LIM College, Aspen University, and The Art Institute of Charlotte as an Associate Professor; she joined Johnson and Wales University – Charlotte in 2015, then transitioned to the College of Online Education in 2017. Prior to joining Johnson & Wales, she worked for Precision Consulting Company, which is a full service academic consulting firm for doctoral dissertation candidates.
In 2010, Crystal launched Ask Dr. Cris, the Dream Life Doctor, LLC (AskDrCris.com) which is a full service consulting company. Through AskDrCris, she assists clients and students in dissertation and thesis coaching, career development, and health and nutrition coaching. Author of the #1 bestseller Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board, Crystal has published several spiritual and scholarly articles and books. She was also named Who’s Who in Charlotte’s Entrepreneurs.
Her area of expertise is qualitative methodology, specifically action research. Crystal’s action research dissertation has been downloaded more than 3,100 times. In addition to four degrees, she has also earned four certifications in College Teaching (Kent State University), Online Instruction (LIM College), Global Career Coaching (Thomas Edison College), and Nutrition, Health, & Lifestyle: Issues and Insight (Vanderbilt University).
Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Kent State University
Ed.S., Higher Education Administration, Kent State University
M.A., Clothing & Textiles, The University of Akron
B.L.S, Liberal Studies, Bowling Green University