Deserai Crow

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
MacAllister S106F

Affiliated Departments

Center for Science & Technology Policy Research

Center for Environmental Journalism

Secondary Core Area

Research Interests

Environmental policy and the role that mass media and other factors play in policy decisions.


Ph.D. 2008 Duke University


Assistant Professor Deserai Anderson Crow is Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism and affiliated with the Center for Science & Technology Policy Research. She joined the CU faculty in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2008, and moved to the Environmental Studies program in 2012. She teaches courses related to environmental policy and media/information in environmental issues. Crow earned her PhD from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver’s School of Public Affairs. Her research interests include local environmental policy processes and the role that information (mediated, interpersonal & scientific) play in those processes. She is particularly interested in environmental issues in the western United States. After earning her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado Boulder, she worked as a broadcast reporter and producer, developing an interest in media influences and practices, especially as they relate to environmental issues.