Becky Crandall

Research Associate - Senior Data Analyst

Dr. Becky Crandall serves as Associate Professor of Practice in the Adult and Higher Education program at Oregon State University. With close to two decades of postsecondary leadership experience, including nine years in Student Affairs roles, Dr. Crandall considers herself a scholar-practitioner. This identity shapes her approach to advising and teaching. It also informs her research on intercollegiate athletes, LGBTQ+ students, and graduate students in higher education and student affairs programs.

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.

She, Her, Hers

Publications

Crandall, R. E., Zagorsky, J. L., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (in press). First-year LGBQ+ students in higher education: Who are they and where do they enroll? Journal of College Student Development

Crandall, R. E., Dahl, L. S., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2021). Interfaith Experiences and Their Relationship with Heterosexual Collegians’ Attitudes toward Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-24.

Crandall, R. E., Morin, S. M., Rockenbach, A. N., & Duran, A. (2020). Examining institutional support structures and worldview climate for sexual minority students in Christian higher education. Christian Higher Education: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice, 19(3), 192-209. 

Gayles, J. G., & Crandall, R. E. (2020). Engaging student-athletes in college. In S. J. Quaye, S. R. Harper, & S. L. Pendakur (Eds.), Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations (3rd ed., pp. 257-272). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. 

Ardoin, S., Crandall, R. E., & Shinn, J. (2019). Senior Student Affairs Officers’ perspectives on professional preparation in student affairs programs. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 56(4), 379-393. 

Comeaux, E., & Crandall, R. E. (2019). NCAA Division I athletes’ engagement in educationally sound activities: A review of the research. Journal of Athlete Development and Experience, 1(2), 77-86. 

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.

Gray, A., Crandall, R. E., Tongsri, J. (2018). Transgender student-athletes and their inclusion in intercollegiate athletics. New Directions for Student Services, 163. https://doi.org/10.1002/ss.20269

Starcke, M. A., & Crandall, R. E. (2018). The academic impact of participating in college football playoff games. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 12(3), 258-279. 

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., 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., Correia-Harker, B. P., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2017). Leveraging student interfaith cooperation through evidence-based change. New Directions for Student Services, 159, 71-81. 

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, 59(2), 207-230.

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.

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

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.

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, November). Conversations with newly minted doctorates. Roundtable presentation 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

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.

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.

Presentations

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.

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.

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., 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.

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.

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, 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. (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.