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sara crawford
sara crawford

Dr. Sara Crawford

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

I enjoy introducing students to the world of statistics and data analysis, as it is an important area of study for many different disciplines.


B.A., Mathematics and Economics, Kenyon College
Ph.D., Biostatistics, Emory University


Medina, Ohio

Why teach math?

I always liked math growing up. In college, I was introduced to the field of statistics and I was really attracted to the practical, data-driven approach to solving real-world problems. Biostatistics allowed me to focus those applications in the health sciences, an area of particular interest to me. In today's world, many fields rely on data. I enjoy introducing students to the world of statistics and data analysis, as it is an important area of study for many different disciplines. I also enjoy seeing students evolve in their communication of statistical results, both written and oral.

Teaching at Mount Union

Mount Union students are engaged both inside and outside of the classroom, creating a unique sense of community on campus. Classes are smaller, allowing faculty and staff to get to know their students. Students and faculty both have a strong sense of pride in their university. I attended a smaller, liberal arts college for my undergraduate education. I enjoyed this experience both for the education that I received, as well as the growth that I experienced as a student, an athlete, and an individual. I wanted to teach at an institution that offered a similar experience with smaller classes, an active extracurricular community, and a liberal arts focused education.

Math at Mount Union

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is made up of faculty and staff with diverse specialties, including pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science. We get the pleasure of teaching students across the university, including students with an interest in our respective fields, as well as students in other fields that use mathematics, statistics, and computing in their work.


Crawford S, Schold J. Association Between Geographic Measures of Socioeconomic Status and Deprivation and Major Surgical Outcomes. Medical Care 57(12): 949-959, 2019.

Crawford S, Chambers G, Kissin DM (2019). ART Surveillance: Who, What, When, and How. In DM Kissin, GD Adamson, G Chambers and C De Geyter (Eds.) Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance (22-30). Cambridge University Press.

Crawford S, Joshi N, Boulet SL, Bailey MA, Hood ME, Manning SE, McKane P, Kirby RS, Kissin DM, Jamieson DJ. Maternal Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Neonatal Birth Outcomes With and Without Assisted Reproductive Technology, Obstetrics and Gynecology 129(6):1022-1030, 2017.

Crawford S, Boulet SL, Kawwass JF, Jamieson DJ, Kissin DM. Cryopreserved oocyte versus fresh oocyte assisted reproductive technology cycles, United States, 2013. Fertility and Sterility 107(1): 110-118, 2017.

Crawford S, Boulet S, Jamieson DJ, Stone C, Mullen J, Kissin DM. Assisted Reproductive Technology Use, Embryo Transfer Practices, and Birth Outcomes after Infertility Insurance Mandates: New Jersey and Connecticut. Fertility and Sterility 105(2):347-55, 2016.