Dr. Crisp is a Professor and Chair of the Adult and Higher Education programs
at Oregon State University. Her scholarship seeks to identify practices and
policies that can reduce inequities in transfer and college outcomes for students
enrolled at community colleges and bachelor's granting accessible institutions.
To date, her research has focused on developing a mentoring framework to
explain how students experience and receive various forms of mentoring support.
She is particularly interested in conducting research that supports and uplifts
Latinx students and other minoritized students who attend accessible institutions.
Gloria served as Editor-in-Chief of New Directions for Institutional Research
from 2013-2018 and Associate Editor of The Review of Higher Education from
2009-2015. She currently serves on numerous advisory and editorial boards
including the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’ (NWCCU)
Equity Council and the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Dr. Crisp is the recipient of the 2020 Mentoring Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Her survey instrument, the College Student Mentoring Scale (CSMS), is currently being used at institutions around the country and abroad to evaluate the effectiveness of mentoring relationships.
Dr. Crisp has published over 60 articles, book chapters, and policy reports and her research has been cited over 6,000 times. Dr. Crisp's scholarship has been published in leading education journals including The American Educational Research Journal, The Journal of Higher Education, Review of Educational Research, Teachers College Record, Research in Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, and The Journal of College Student Development. Her work has been supported by The National Science Foundation (NSF), The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Her forthcoming book, Unlocking Opportunity through Broadly Accessible Institutions (co-edited with Kevin McClure and Cecilia Orphan) will be published in December, 2021. Gloria's scholarship is grounded by her personal and professional experiences at institutions that provide broad access to students. She is a proud alumna of community colleges and bachelor's granting broad access institutions (BAIs) in and around Texas including Kilgore College and The University of Houston. Gloria has a diversity of professional experiences working with both community colleges and other accessible institutions as an institutional researcher and faculty member.