Jasmine D. Crenshaw, Ph.D.

Director of Diversity Programs

Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

New Cabell Hall, Rm. 559A

Dr. Jasmine Crenshaw is the Director of Diversity Programs, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Virginia. She collaborates with students, faculty, and administrators to establish programs and services aimed to cultivate a supportive academic environment for all to thrive. Dr. Crenshaw has a keen awareness in the value, purpose, and need for academic support initiatives for students from underrepresented and underserved populations. She is able to uniquely relate to graduate and postdoctoral scholars, and share strategies from personal accounts as well as grounded research to overcome barriers and attain academic success. These experiences, coupled with her results-oriented and visionary strengths, allow her to make a significant impact to the UVA Community.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from North Carolina A&T State University and PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida. Her graduate research focused on the self-assembly of Biomolecular motor proteins during active transport for drug delivery applications.