Dr. Beverley Crawford Receives NDAF/Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award


Dr. Beverley Crawford

Philadelphia – Dr. Beverley Crawford, Professor of Clinical Restorative Dentistry and Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Penn Dental Medicine, has been recognized for her service to students and academics as the 2023 recipient of the National Dental Association Foundation (NDAF)/Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award in the category of Administrative/Service. The award will be presented July 20 at a luncheon held in conjunction with the 110th NDA Annual Convention in New Orleans.

The Faculty Awards Program honors individuals who have demonstrated excellence in professional development and a willingness to support and to help others in their quest for knowledge and advancement.

A member of the Penn Dental Medicine faculty since 1989, Dr. Crawford has supported and advocated for students in a diversity of roles, including as the faculty advisor of the Penn Dental Medicine chapter of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) and the SNDA Impressions Program, which exposes underrepresented minority college students to the many facets of careers in dentistry. She also directs the Provost’s Summer Mentorship Program for high school students interested in exploring careers in dental medicine and the Introduction to Dentistry program for undergraduate predental students. In addition, Dr. Crawford has been part of the ADA Institute for Diversity Leadership and has served on the Strategic Planning Committee of Penn Medicine LGBTQ Health and on the LGBTQ Advisory Council at Penn. As an inaugural member of the ADEA Women in Leadership Special Interest Group, Dr. Crawford was a contributing member to the development of their leadership survey and the Mentorship and Sponsorship Module of the Women in Leadership Development Program.

This is the second time Dr. Crawford has been recognized with this award. Among her other past rewards is the SNDA Award of Appreciation, the SNDA Award for Excellence and the Women of Color Community Faculty/Staff Award.

“This is a well-deserved recognition of Dr. Crawford’s great work on behalf on our current students and in helping to build a pipeline for future students by introducing them to the opportunities within dental medicine” says Dr. Mark Wolff, Morton Amsterdam Dean of Penn Dental Medicine.