Becky Crandall

Research Associate

Rebecca (Becky) Crandall is a Ph.D. candidate at North Carolina State University in Educational Research and Policy Analysis with a specialization in Higher Education.  Shaped by her experiences as a Baptist campus minister/chaplain at institutions across the Southeast and the time that she spent as the Director of Student Involvement at Houston Baptist University, Becky’s research focuses on intercollegiate athletics, with particular attention directed toward student-athlete spirituality, student-athlete development, and student-athlete well-being.  She also explores topics related to religion and spirituality in higher education, campus religious and worldview diversity, identity, and LGBT issues in higher education. 

Becky currently works at North Carolina State University as a research associate for the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS)—a study of approximately 130 institutions conducted as part of a project entitled “Cooperation in a Pluralistic World: A National Study of College Students’ Engagement with Religious Diversity.”  She earned a M.Div. with a specialization in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Mass Communication and a minor in Speech Communication from Louisiana State University.


Rockenbach, A. N. & Crandall, R. E. (2016). Faith and LGBTQ inclusion: Navigating the complexities of the campus spiritual climate in Christian higher education. Christian Higher Education, 15(1-2). doi: 10.1080/15363759.2015.1106355

Dunstan, S. B., Wolfram, W., Jaeger, A. J., & Crandall, R. E. (2015). Educating the educated: Language diversity in the university backyard. American Speech, 90(2), 266-280.

Gayles, J. G., Crandall, R. E., Howard-Hamilton, M. (2015). Data driven practices for improving learning and personal development for student athletes. In E. Comeaux (Ed.), Making the Connection: Data-Informed Practices in Academic Support Centers for Student-Athletes. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Gayles, J. G., Crandall, R. E., Jones, C. (2015). Advising Black male student-athletes: Implications for academic support programs. In R. Bennett, D. Graham, S. R. Hodge, & J. L. Moore III (Eds.), Black Males and Athletics in Higher Education: An Exploration of Issues and Solutions. Cambridge, MA: Emerald Group Publishing, Inc.

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Morin, S., Crandall, R. E., & Selznick, B. (2015). Fostering the pluralism orientation of college students through interfaith co-curricular engagement. The Review of Higher Education, 39(1), 25-58.