Dr. Crisp is a Professor at Oregon State University. Her 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 4-year broad access institutions (BAIs) in and around Texas including Kilgore College and The University of Houston-Clear Lake. Gloria has a diversity of professional experiences working with both community colleges and 4-year BAIs as an institutional researcher and faculty member.
Dr. Crisp has published over 40 articles and book chapters. Her work has been cited over 5,000 times. She co-edited a recent issue of New Directions for Community Colleges and is lead author of a 2017 ASHE Higher Education Report focused on Mentoring Undergraduate Students. 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.
Her research 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).