Associate CAO Candidate Profiles

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Sean S. Warner Ph.D.

Dr. Sean Warner

Interview: Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 10:10am – 10:50am

Sean S. Warner is a tenured Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education Policy at Clark Atlanta University. He earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst in 1998. Since that time Dr. Warner has served on the faculty at Clemson University; chaired the department of Secondary Education and School Leadership at Norfolk State University; and served as the dean at both Grambling State and Clark Atlanta Universities, respectively. His background in accreditation, program redesign, faculty development and stakeholder engagement is extensive.

In the fall of 2014, Warner after fourteen (14) years of administrative leadership returned to the classroom. Now, he spends the bulk of his time teaching in two doctoral programs in the Department of Educational leadership; working with Georgia education agencies on statewide initiatives; and collaborating with educational school leaders (and nonprofit organizations) on issues related to best practice in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Currently, Dr. Warner’s research and service interests center principally around culturally responsive leadership and in the coming weeks he will be taking a group of doctoral students to Finland to expose them to innovations in P20 educator and leader preparation.

Scott Krawczyk Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Krawczyk

Interview: Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 2:10pm – 2:50pm


Dr. Scott Krawczyk retired from the U.S. Army in 2015 after a distinguished 30-year career. He has held teaching and leadership positions at West Point, Georgetown, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Northern Virginia Community College, and, most recently, Long Island University Brooklyn, where he served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. As a dean he introduced ten new degree programs, restructured the College, oversaw the reduction of the core curriculum, helped to secure a $2M bequest for the College, and worked to achieve a 15% increase in enrollment for first-time freshmen from 2018 to 2019. While serving as the Head of the Department of English and Philosophy at West Point, he established the Academy’s first Writing Center in 2013 and was instrumental in establishing the West Point Humanities Center. Dr. Krawczyk earned his PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, MA in English from the University of Rhode Island, and BS (English) from West Point. He is the author of Romantic Literary Families (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and is co-editing Vol. IV of the forthcoming Collected Works of Anna Letitia Barbauld (Oxford UP). 

Dr. Craig Rhodes Ph.D.

Dr. Craig Rhodes

Interview: Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 10:10am – 10:50am


Dr. Craig Rhodes, an associate professor at North Carolina A&T State University in the College of Science and Technology (2002-present). He serves as coordinator for MAT in Technology Teacher Education and has served as department coordinator for MS in Training & Development for Industry.

Dr. Craig Rhodes was appointed interim dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, (2017-2018). As dean during the interim period, Dr. Rhodes was responsible for the overall administration of academic and research programs in the College.

He has served as Special Assistant to the Provost at North Carolina A&T State University (2013-2018) managing faculty affairs such as: providing faculty policy interpretations, collaborating with general counsel to develop, amend, interpret and implement academic/faculty policies and regulations, managing the promotion and tenure process, faculty on-boarding, research start-up funds for new faculty, and faculty awards and recognition.

During 2012-2013, Dr. Rhodes was selected as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. His sponsoring institution was University of Maryland Baltimore County with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III. Dr. Rhodes’ ACE Fellowship project was to review best practices for graduate program review at peer Research I programs. The ACE Fellows Program, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education, by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in the college and university administration.

In addition to department accreditation experience, Dr. Rhodes has led two major task forces: (1) NCAA recertification, and (2) Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching Elective Community Engagement Classification.

He holds a PhD in Education specializing in Workplace Education from the department of Work, Community, and Family Education which has been renamed Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota. He is a two time graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology (Electronics) 1990, and M.S. degree Technology Teacher Education 1995.