Becky Crandall

Research Associate - Data Analyst

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

Gayles, J. G., Crandall, R. E., & Morin, S. M. (2018). Student-athletes’ sense of belonging: Background characteristics, student involvement, and campus climate. The International Journal of Sport and Society, 9(1), 23-38.

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Bowman, N. A., Crandall, R. E., & Riggers-Piehl, T. (2018). Respecting the LDS/Mormon minority on campus: College students’ attitudes toward Latter-day Saints. Journal for the Scientific Student of Religion, 1-22.

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Morin, S. M., Crandall, R. E., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2018). Bridging political divides on campus: Insights from the study of worldview diversity. Journal of College and Character, 19(2), 152-159.

Crandall, R. E., Morin, S. M., Rockenbach, A. N., & Duran, A. (2018, April). Examining institutional support structures and campus climate for LGB students in sectarian higher education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Correia-Harker, B. P., Staples, B. A., Crandall, R. E., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2018, March). Preparing global citizens: Politics and the influence of interfaith education. Session presented at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention, Houston, TX.

Crandall, R. E., & Foste, Z. H. (2018, March). Working together to survive the first-time faculty job search. Session presented at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention, Houston, TX.

Crandall, R. E., & Staples, B. A. (2018, March). Starting strong: Strategies for a successful first year. Session presented at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention, Houston, TX.

Crandall, R. E., Fisher, L. D., Geiss, M. E., & Snipes, J. T. (2018, March). First impressions: Exploring the interfaith perspectives of first-year students. Session presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Crandall, R. E., Staples, A., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2017, June). Assessing first-year students’ readiness to engage worldview differences: Insights for fostering a more pluralistic campus climate. Session presented at the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference (SAARC), Columbus, OH.

Correia-Harker, B. P., Crandall, R. E., Morin, S. M., & Staples, B. A., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2017, March). LGB intersections with interfaith: A “ready” opportunity. Session presented at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention, Columbus, OH.

Crandall, R. E., Dahl, L. S., Snipes, J. T., Starcke, M. A., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2017, March). The interfaith expectations and attitudes of first-year students: Insights for fostering a more pluralistic campus climate. Session presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Crandall, R. E., Correia-Harker, B. P., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2017, February). Exploring first-year students’ readiness to engage worldview differences. Session presented at the 36th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Atlanta, GA.

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.

Crandall, R. E. (2017, May). A year in their life: The changing interfaith perspectives of first-year students. Session presented at the NASPA Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities Convergence, Los Angeles, CA.

 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, 59(2), 207-230.

Crandall, R. E. (2017, February). Cool, calm, and competitive: An exploration of student-athlete equanimity and its role in academic and psychological well-being. Paper presented at the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values, Tallahassee, FL.

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., Ennis, A., Morin, S. M., Staples, B. A. (2017, January). IDEALSism: Quantifying the on-campus interfaith experience. Audio podcast presented in collaboration with Global Spiritual Life at NYU.

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.

Mayhew, M. J., Crandall, R. E., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2017, September). The global citizenship implications of interfaith education during the first year of college. Session presented at The European Higher Education Society Forum, Porto, Portugal.

Crandall, R. E. (2016, November). Cool, calm, and competitive: An exploration of student-athlete equanimity and its role in academic and psychological well-being. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.

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

Starcke, M. A. & Crandall, R. E. (2016, November). The academic impact of participating in college football playoffs. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.

Crandall, R. E. (2016, April). A phenomenological exploration of the experiences of NCAA student-athletes in athlete-specific Christian campus ministries. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Gayles, J. G., Crandall, R. E., & Morin, S. M. (2016, April). Fostering student-athletes’ sense of belonging: An examination of background characteristics, student involvement, and campus climate. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Crandall, R. E. (2016, March). Student-athlete spirituality: Considerations for overall student-athlete well-being. Session presented at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Crandall, R. E., Kilgo, C. A., & Bowman, N. A. (2016, March). New considerations for fostering student-athlete academic and psychological well-being. Session presented at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Crandall, R. E., Morin, S., Starcke, M., Snipes, J. (2016, March). The interfaith perspectives of first-year students: A real-time snapshot. Session presented at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Crandall, R. E. (2016, November). Conversations with newly minted doctorates. Roundtable presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.

Crandall, R. E. (2016, July). Religion, spirituality, and college: Part II. Session presented at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Office of Undergraduate Retention Brown Bag Lunch Series, Chapel Hill, NC.

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. (2016, May). Religion, spirituality, and college.  Session presented at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Office of Undergraduate Retention Brown Bag Lunch Series, Chapel Hill, NC.

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

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.

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.