• Clinical Instructor, Global Health
  • Artist in Residence, Communication
Anita Crofts

Department of Communication
Box 353740
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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Anita Verna Crofts, is Artist in Residence at the Communication Leadership graduate program. Anita is interested in the ways digital media and food build, sustain, and grow communities — in concert and on their own. Her courses include topics such as: the relationship between listening and leadership, leadership and personal narrative, and memoir through found objects. With a Clinical Instructor appointment at the UW Department of Global Health, Anita has collaborated with partner institutions in Sudan, Ethiopia, Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Uganda, Ghana, and Namibia on trainings that address leadership, management, and policy development, with her contributions targeted at the concept of storytelling as a leadership and evidence tool. Anita is a German Marshall Memorial Fellow and Thomas J. Watson Research Fellow.

  • MPA (University of Washington)
  • BA (Haverford College)
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  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
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  • Leadership and Organizational Development
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Crofts, A.V. Meet Me at the Bamboo Table: Everyday Meals Everywhere. Chin Music Press, Seattle. 2016.