Crystal M. Beshears, Ph.D.
School of Innovation Liaison
Combining 15 years of experience in a variety of educational settings, Crystal Beshears serves as a part-time School of Innovation Liaison for the Office of Innovation for Education
at the U of A. Her diverse work includes: teaching social sciences to secondary students in the Arkansas Delta, supporting state and national school improvement efforts for the U of A
and the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, and teaching personal development and yoga locally and abroad. From 2009-2014, Crystal led instruction in Lincoln, Arkansas, and
considers Lincoln her teaching home. She recently returned to Arkansas after spending a year abroad in Europe with her youngest daughter, Sam, who is now a student at Fayetteville High School.
Crystal's oldest daughter Val, is currently a U of A student pursuing Counseling, and is active in local youth organizations. Crystal's work at OIE includes passionately supporting Schools of
Innovation and contributing to research dedicated to innovation.