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Carlissa Crawford, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


Adjunct Instructor

Programs/Classes Taught:

MGT 533 Organizational Behavior, Dev & Change

OBD 515 Training and Development

HRM 520 Performance Mgmt

MGT 521 Recruitment 

Areas of Expertise:

Employee Relations

Performance Management

Leadership Development

Diversity Management and Training


HR professional with over 20 years of experience in increasing levels of responsibility and scope across industries.  Attributes the ease in going across specialties and industries to her adaptability, flexibility and eagerness to learn. As a HR leader, Carlissa provides foresight and direction wherever she works, and the list includes some of the best Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations. She believes in offering industry best practice approach and win-win solutions to solve people-related business challenges.


This lifelong learner currently provides online college-level instruction using ANGEL, WIMBA, Blackboard and Adobe Connect platforms, and is an HR practitioner at one of the largest social justice organizations.


MHRM Master's degree in Human Resource Management, Keller Graduate School of Management

BA Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, DePaul University

Research and Interests:

Teaching Philosophy

Developed over a couple of decades and still evolving, my philosophy is to create an engaging and nurturing environment that offers a place for information sharing, growth, and challenge. A learning community where connections and bonds are made, there is an openness to share experiences, and there is safety in taking risks and daring to offer new perspectives. I believe that my role as an instructor goes beyond knowledge sharing to creating a space for learning and development.

The Adjunct Instructor opportunity at National Louis University is a great opportunity to me, because, in addition, to me seeing my approach to teaching fitting well within the institution, I see alignment with NLU’s mission and my role as being creative and innovative in creating a learning community. Leading by being the best instructor I can be to my students.

Contact Information:

Carlissa Crawford

Director, Leadership & Staff Development

SEIU Healthcare IL IN MO KS

2229 S Halsted

Chicago, IL 60608

Office (312) 980-9000

Google Voice (773) 800-9729




    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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