CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Sep 13, 2023 2:17 PM

Dr. Matthew Crawford


Dr. Crawford is an FSU alum that rejoined his alma mater in 2011 after earning his Ph. D. at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.  He is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and is the current chair of the Department of Chemistry & Physics.  His primary research interests include organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, as well as chemical education for grades K-12.   He was the 2014 recipient of the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award.  Dr. Crawford is a member and current treasurer of the FSU Phi Kappa Phi (Honor society).  He serves as the FSU advisor of the Chemistry Honor Society (Gamma Sigma Epsilon) and Co-Advisor for FSU Pre-Medical Society.  In addition, he serves as a member of the FSU Health Professions Advisory Committee that helps to guide/advise students pursuing an advanced degree and career in the medical field.

He and his wife Michelle are proud parents of five children: Charlotte, Preston, Henry, Katie, and Marceline.  They are avid Disney fans and enjoy traveling as often as they can. Both Dr. Crawford and his wife successfully completed their first Run Disney Dopey Challenge (5K, 10K, half and full marathons) in 2022 and are training for a second challenge for 2024.