College of Community and Public Service

CCPS Dean's Office Staff

Dr. George Grant, Jr. assumed the position of the Dean of College of Community and Public Service on July 1, 2008. He has served Grand Valley State University since 1996 in various roles including Professor of Social Work, Director of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program, Director of the Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program, and Director of the School of Social Work. Dr. Grant received his BSW degree from Marygrove College, his MSW from Grand Valley State University, and his PhD from Western Michigan University.

He has presented at conferences on foster care, adoption, family preservation, and on topics ranging from culture and diversity, family violence and child welfare services. Dr Grant’s record of scholarship includes several books, articles, and evaluation reports.

With a strong commitment to community service, Dr. Grant has participated in a number of initiatives including chairing the Department of Human Service Overrepresentation of Children of Color in Child Welfare Committee, cultural competency research, and training for the county mental health and contract agencies. He served on the Grand Rapids Police Chief’s Transitional Research Group, the Kellogg’s Foundation Families for Kids Project, Kent County Drug Court, the Calvin College Social Work Advisory Committee and the boards of the Adoptive Family Support Network, Christian Counseling Center, Recuperation Center, Bethany Christian Services, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, and The Greater Rapids Urban League.

Dr. Grant has received several awards including the Family Preservationist of the Year, Negro Business and Professional Women, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service, the Presidential Service Learning Scholar, and the Distinguish Alumni for the School of Social Work at Marygrove College.



Dr. George Grant, Jr.
(616) 331-6850


Dr. William Crawley is the Associate Dean of the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Beginning as an instructor of Criminology, he earned the rank of tenured Associate Professor before moving into administration, initially as the Grants Coordinator and subsequently as the Director of GVSU’s School of Criminal Justice. In his current role, Dr. Crawley is responsible for student support, faculty and staff development, alumni relations, strategic planning and assessment, community engagement, accreditation, and evaluation of personnel.

Crawley completed Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Management Development Program (MDP) in 2008. In 2009, he served as the Director of the Japanese Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) in Hikone, Japan, where he was also a JCMU Academic Fellow. He was an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at DePaul University in Chicago throughout the 2010-11 academic year, during which time he coordinated the development of the university’s 10th college (The College of Science and Health).

Dr. Crawley holds two undergraduate degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Resource Management from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Japanese Language from the University of Iowa. He continued his education at the University of South Carolina, receiving a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Graduate Certification in Drug & Alcohol Studies with an emphasis in Neuro-Psycho-Pharmacology. Thereafter, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska.

Dr. Crawley's research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, centering on criminal theory and intelligence, comparative and transnational crime, and addiction behaviors and need for treatment. He has been extensively involved in translational research initiatives linking university and community-based organizations for more than a decade (e.g., ADAM, Project Safe Neighborhoods, Weed & Seed, Michigan Intelligence Operations Center) and often involves graduate and undergraduate students in such efforts. In relation to these initiatives, since 2003 he has served as the Principle Investigator on more than two million dollars in federal and state grants. Dr. Crawley worked for several years as a Coordinator for a Department of Justice (DOJ) research and intelligence initiative entitled, Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (ADAM). As part of this work Dr. Crawley conducted or directly supervised more than three thousand criminal interviews.


Dr. William Crawley

Dr. William Crawley
Associate Dean
(616) 331-6850


Tera Qualls, M.P.A. is Director of Communications and Advancement for the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University. She also serves as a Project Manager in the Community Research Institute at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is responsible for managing college-wide communications efforts, brand management, and stewardship and cultivation of alumni and donors to the College. 

Qualls joined the Johnson Center in 2007 as a Program Assistance for the Nonprofit Leadership Institute and has served as Communications Coordinator for the Center. Previously she worked as Major Gifts Assistant for the Heart of West Michigan United Way.
Qualls is Founder and Past Co-Chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids (ynpngr) and has served on multiple national boards include the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Workforce Coalition, Independent Sector’s NGen Board, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network National Board. She has also served West Michigan through service as the Vice President of the League of Women Voters Grand Rapids, on the Project Blueprint Advisory Committee, The Rapidian Steering Committee, volunteer for Challenge Scholars at Harrison Park Middle School, and as a member of the Give Camp Steering Committee. She holds a master’s and bachelor’s in public administration from the Grand Valley State University.
Qualls speaks on the topics of generational dynamics, volunteer management, and organizational development, and teaches an undergraduate introductory course on the Nonprofit Sector at Grand Valley. She is interested in engaging community members in evaluation efforts, community collaboration and development, and improving nonprofit business practices. 

Tera Qualls, M.P.A.
Director of Communications and Advancement
(616) 331-7035


Katie Humphrey is the administrative assistant for the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) Dean’s Office. She joined Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 2003 as the secretary for Alumni Relations, and later served as an executive secretary for GVSU’s Office of the President from 2005 until joining the CCPS Dean’s Office in March 2012.

An alumna of the Frederik Meijer Honors College, Katie received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from GVSU in 2003. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, reading, and tracing her genealogy.


Katie Snyder

Katie L. Humphrey
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
(616) 331-6848

Teresa Rademacher joined the College of Community and Public Service Dean's Office staff in October of 2008. As of 2001, she brings with her several years of experience to the GVSU DeVos campus. She holds an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Grand Rapids Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in General Education from Aquinas College. Outside of her position here at GVSU, she is a 1st Dan Black Belt in Chung Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do, teaching and training in professional ballroom dancing, belongs to GVSU Toastmaster Club and the West Michigan Kayaking Club, and enjoys golfing. She also enjoys spending as much time as possible with her friends and her son, Douglas, who is away from home at Vanderbilt University to complete his residency.



Teresa L. Rademacher

Teresa L Rademacher
Office Coordinator
(616) 331-6850



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