Chief of Staff and Operations for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Durand Crosby is the Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma State University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate students in several courses, including Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Nonprofit Fundraising, and Nonprofit Management. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Crosby began his professional career working for the San Francisco-based law firm law firm Morrison & Foerster where his practice concentrated on intellectual property, commercial litigation, and employment law. He later worked as a Senior Trial Attorney at Allstate Insurance Company and was also previously the General Counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He has written and published articles on issues related to organizational behavior, such as employee engagement, commitment, and organizational justice, and well as ethics. He has also served as board member for the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers.