James Craig Crutchfield


Part-time Faculty


Office Phone: 571-529-0704
Center for Career Services, 5th floor, Student Center Washington DC 20052

Craig Crutchfield (he/him) is an Industry Coach in the Center for Career Services, where he helps students prepare for careers in the public sector, with a focus on environmental issues. He is committed to helping students to navigate options for public service and find opportunities to pursue career goals.

Craig comes to GWU after a long career in the Federal government, serving in the Executive Office of the President under six different Presidents. He recently retired as a Senior Executive Service manager in the Office of Management and Budget, where he was responsible for Department of the Interior issues, such as national parks, public lands, offshore energy, tribal self-determination, endangered species, wildfire, climate change, and related environmental issues. Craig also worked on multiple interagency management and policy issues, ranging from the creation of the Department of Homeland Security to the climate funding proposals enacted in the Inflation Reduction Act.

U.S. government management and policymaking related to natural resources, climate change, energy, environment, and tribal relations.

Senior Executive Service (2007-2021)

Funding tracker for U.S. government investments in climate change.

M.S. Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1988); B.A. Political Science, University of North Carolina (1983).