Becky Crandall

Research Associate

Dr. Becky Crandall is a Senior Lecturer in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at The Ohio State University. She also serves as Coordinator of HESA’s Student Personnel Assistantship program. A scholar-practitioner with over a decade of experience serving in student affairs roles, Dr. Crandall’s research is concentrated on questions relevant to the welfare, success, and development of student populations that have traditionally been labeled “at-risk.” Primarily, she focuses on intercollegiate athletes, religious minority students, and LGBTQ students.

Dr. Crandall was the 2017 recipient of the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Dissertation of the Year award and the 2017 Burns B. Crookston Doctoral Research Award awarded by the ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis with a specialization in Higher Education from North Carolina State University in 2016.

Publications

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Bowman, N. A., Crandall, R. E., & Riggers-Piehl, T. (accepted). Respecting the Mormon minority on campus: College students’ attitudes toward Latter-day Saints. Journal for the Scientific Student of Religion.

Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., Bowman, N. A., Lo, M. A., Starcke, M. A., Riggers-Piehl, T. A., & Crandall, R. E. (2017). Expanding perspectives on evangelicalism: How non-evangelical students appreciate evangelical Christianity. Review of Religious Research.

Crandall, R. E., Correia-Harker, B. P., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (in press). Leveraging student interfaith cooperation through evidence-based change. In K. Goodman & D. Cole (Eds.), Supporting students through data-driven decision making: Considerations for student affairs practitioners. New Directions for Student Services.

Crandall, R. E., Snipes, J. T., Wu, M., Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., & Associates. (2017). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Atheist students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core.

Snipes, J. T., Crandall, R. E., Wu, M., Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., & Associates. (2017). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Black Protestant students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core.

Snipes, J. T., Crandall, R. E., Morin, S. M., Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., & Associates. (2017). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Catholic students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core.

Starcke, M. A., & Crandall, R. E. (revise and resubmit). The academic effect of participating in college football playoff games.

Crandall, R. E., Correia-Harker, B. P., Snipes, J. T., Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., & Associates (2016). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Muslim students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core.

Crandall, R. E., Snipes, J. T., Staples, A., Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., & Associates (2016). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Evangelical students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core.

Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., Correia, B. P., Crandall, R. E., Lo, M. A., & Associates. (2016). Emerging interfaith trends: What college students are saying about religion in 2016. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core.

Snipes, J. T., Crandall, R. E., Staples, A., Selznick, B., Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., & Associates. (2016). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Jewish students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core.

Crandall, R. E., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2016). Book review: Women Leaders in Higher Education: Shattering the Myths (Fitzgerald). NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education. doi: 10.1080/19407882.2015.1124786

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

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.

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.

Gayles, J. G., Crandall, R. E., & Morin, S. M. (accepted). Fostering student-athletes’ sense of belonging: An examination of background characteristics, student involvement, and campus climate. The Sport Collection.