Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University
Politics, International Affairs and Foreign Policy.
Crystal Garrett is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Political Science. She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration at Clark Atlanta University. She also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Mercer University. She teaches POLS 1101 American Government, POLS 2101 Political Science, POLS 2401 Global Issues and AAS 1140 African American Studies face to face and online. Her research interests include politics, international affairs and foreign policy.
Her service to the College includes, Chairing Faculty Search and Curriculum Committees. She is a student advisor, as well as a registration and orientation volunteer for new and continuing students. She also presents papers and conference and has served as Chair and Discussant at more than thirty conferences, seminars and workshops. She is the Chief Liaison for student veterans for the Military Outreach Center at Perimeter College. Currently, she serves as an Executive Board Member for the Georgia Political Science Association (GPSA). In her role, she Chairs the GPSA Community Development Committee and serves as a peer reviewer for the GPSA Journal- Questions in Politics.
Garrett is very passionate about community service. She organizes military donation drives, with her students, to collect items to make care packages for troops on active duty. Other community service activities include, feeding the homeless, teaching job training skills to women in shelters and the Director of a Food Pantry.
In 2016, she was awarded the distinguished Faculty Service Excellence Award, The Outstanding GPC Woman of Character Courage and Commitment in 2015 and in 2104 Awarded GPSA Emerging Leader in Teaching and Learning. In 2012, she was selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for outstanding teaching and learning.
Garrett, Crystal and Tamra Orgties-Young. Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention: An Academic Advising Curriculum to Enhance Student Retention and College Completion. Academic Advising Today, December, 2014