Faculty Profile

Rebekah Crofford


Behavioral Sciences

MSW; Ph.D.

Dr. Rebekah Crofford has been a social work faculty member in Christian higher education for 15 years.  Prior to that she worked extensively with high-risk children and families.  She is a registered play therapist supervisor and continues to use this in areas of practice and research.  Dr. Crofford developed and implement a needs assessment for the children in a small community in Haiti and was sure to include her students in this experience. She has also organized multiple international trips with students to Haiti and Jamaica.  She is currently involved in an exciting and important research project entitled "APRIES-World Hope International Survivor Research Project" where she is training shelter counselors in implementing play therapy with child survivors of trafficking in Sierra Leone. Dr. Crofford and her family provided foster care for 5 1 /2 years and were afforded the opportunity to provide a safe and nurturing home for children.  Through this experience they adopted their youngest daughter, Isabel.  When not teaching and practicing social work she loves to spend time with her husband Chad, of 28 years and her 3 children Mikayla (21), Jeremiah (18) and Isabel (9). 

Social Welfare

State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

Dissertation: Characteristics of Children and Families in a Day School/Treatment Program that are associated with successful and unsuccessful outcomes.


State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996

Social Work

Eastern Nazarene College, 1992