Kitty Crosby, PhD

Kitty Crosby, PhD (no photo)

Adjunct Professor

School of Education


Dr. Kitty Crosby began her career with a bachelor’s in finance from Auburn University and worked in various leadership roles in the financial sector for over 20 years. As a proponent of lifelong learning, she completed her Master’s in Curriculum Development and Doctorate in Organizational Leadership for Education from Grand Canyon University. She has enjoyed educating young adults in secondary education for over a decade. In addition to teaching Economics and Cybersecurity in secondary education, she now enjoys teaching others the art of leadership and teaching and serving as an LDFM through the Marymount Doctor of Education program. Prior to Marymount, she was a Student Teacher Supervisor for James Madison University providing evaluation, feedback, and mentorship to students in the Bachelor and Master of Education programs.

Dr. Crosby has written and published a variety of articles on leadership in the classroom including Beyond Objectives: The WhyReinventing Summative AssessmentsRelationships between Teachers’ Leadership Behaviors Across Five Dimensions and Student Achievement, and Incorporating Mastery-Based Grading in a Secondary Education Classroom. In addition to publications, Dr. Crosby is active as a keynote speaker for a variety of professional development seminars including Delta Mu International Business Honors Society Symposium, VBEA Conference, SVETC Conference, and Laurel Ridge Community College. She brings to Marymount experience in both quantitative and qualitative research and loves helping students in the Doctoral program find passion in research. She brings Marymount CITI IRB certification, use of both SPSS and Intellectus statistical software, and advanced Microsoft Office certifications.

Outside of work Dr. Crosby enjoys yoga, meditation, prayer, her rose garden, and grandchildren.