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Julian F. Crespo, PhD, LMFT

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
La Feria Campus

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Marriage and Family Therapy and Medical Family Therapy.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that education should be a transformative and empowering experience for students. I strive to create a learner-centered environment that fosters curiosity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love of learning. I believe in nurturing a sense of belonging and inclusivity, valuing diversity, and creating a safe space for students to express themselves. I aim to be a facilitator of knowledge, guiding students in their exploration of concepts and encouraging them to take ownership of their learning. I integrate real-world applications, experiential learning, and technology to enhance student engagement and relevance. I believe in fostering collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills, equipping students with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. Ultimately, my goal is to inspire students to become lifelong learners who are confident, compassionate, and capable of making positive contributions to society.

Outside Interests

I like cooking and learning about recipes from different parts of the world. I like playing my guitar and going to the movies with my family.

Julian F. Crespo



  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • AAMFT Clinical Fellow


  • Outstanding MedFT Student at the Human Development and Family Science Department at East Carolina University, 2021


  • PhD - Medical Family Therapy, East Carolina University
  • Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, East Carolina University
  • Master of Science - Marriage and Family Therapy, East Carolina University
  • Master of Arts - Theology, Saint Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina