Gloria is Professor and Program Chair of the Adult and Higher Education programs at Oregon State University. Her scholarship is grounded by her personal and professional experiences at institutions that provide broad access to students. She has published over 40 articles and book chapters. Gloria’s scholarship has been cited over 4,000 times. She co-edited a recent issue of New Directions for Community Colleges focused on high-impact and promising practices in a community college context. She is also 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.
Currently, Gloria’s research is focused toward studying the relationship between promising and high impact programs and students’ academic success outcomes at colleges and universities. She is also engaged in empirical work to describe and better understand the role of 4-year institutions that offer broad access to students. More information about her research can be found on her personal website at http://www.gloriacrisp.com