Lizabeth Crawford

Associate Professor

Bradley Hall 111
(309) 677-2387
crawford@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington
M.A., Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington
B.A., Sociology and Psychology, Coe College

Biography

Lizabeth Crawford came to Bradley in 1998 from Indiana University – Bloomington, where she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, Dr. Crawford graduated with honors from Coe College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. 

Teaching

Dr. Crawford’s areas of expertise are social psychology, youth substance use, the sociology of mental health, and applied research and assessment. The winner of two teaching awards at Bradley, she regularly teaches the department’s core research methods course as well as classes on self and social interaction and the sociology of mental health. She is currently writing a social psychology textbook (Self and Society:  Sociological Approaches to the Study of Human Social Behavior) for use in undergraduate sociology courses. 

Scholarship

Dr. Crawford’s research focuses on substance abuse among adolescents and young adults. She has published articles in a number of scholarly journals, including Addictive Behaviors, the Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, the Journal of Drug Education, and the Journal of Family Issues. During her time at Bradley, she has also mentored many sociology students, overseeing their work on empirical research projects for presentation at Bradley’s Scholarship Exposition and professional conferences. 
Selected Publications
Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. Self and Society:  Sociological Approaches to the Study of Human Social Behavior. New York:  Routledge (anticipated release, May 2013).
Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. “Beliefs about Alcohol and the College Experience, Locus of Self, and College Undergraduates’ Drinking Patterns.”  Forthcoming in Sociological Inquiry.
Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. 2010. “Beliefs about Alcohol and the College Experience as Moderators of the Effects of Perceived Campus Drinking Norms on Levels of Alcohol Use among College Undergraduates.”  Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 54:  69-86.
Novak, Katherine B. and Lizabeth A. Crawford. 2010. “Routine Activities as Determinants of Gender Differences in Delinquency.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 38:  913-920.
Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. 2008. “Parent-Child Relations and Peer Associations as Mediators of the Family Structure – Substance Use Relationship.”  Journal of Family Issues 29:  155-184.
Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. 2007. “Resisting Peer Pressure: Characteristics Associated with Other-Self Discrepancies in College Students’ Levels of Alcohol Consumption.”  Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 51:  35-62.
Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. 2006. “Alcohol Abuse as a Rite of Passage: The Effects of Beliefs about Alcohol and the College Experience on Undergraduates’ Drinking Behaviors.”  Journal of Drug Education 36:  193-212.

Dr. Crawford’s research focuses on substance abuse among adolescents and young adults. She has published articles in a number of scholarly journals, including Addictive Behaviors, the Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, the Journal of Drug Education, and the Journal of Family Issues. During her time at Bradley, she has also mentored many sociology students, overseeing their work on empirical research projects for presentation at Bradley’s Scholarship Exposition and professional conferences. 

Selected Publications

  • Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. Self and Society:  Sociological Approaches to the Study of Human Social Behavior. New York:  Routledge (anticipated release, May 2013).
  • Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. “Beliefs about Alcohol and the College Experience, Locus of Self, and College Undergraduates’ Drinking Patterns.”  Forthcoming in Sociological Inquiry.
  • Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. 2010. “Beliefs about Alcohol and the College Experience as Moderators of the Effects of Perceived Campus Drinking Norms on Levels of Alcohol Use among College Undergraduates.”  Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 54:  69-86.
  • Novak, Katherine B. and Lizabeth A. Crawford. 2010. “Routine Activities as Determinants of Gender Differences in Delinquency.”  Journal of Criminal Justice 38:  913-920.
  • Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. 2008. “Parent-Child Relations and Peer Associations as Mediators of the Family Structure – Substance Use Relationship.”  Journal of Family Issues 29:  155-184.
  • Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. 2007. “Resisting Peer Pressure: Characteristics Associated with Other-Self Discrepancies in College Students’ Levels of Alcohol Consumption.”  Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 51:  35-62.
  • Crawford, Lizabeth A. and Katherine B. Novak. 2006. “Alcohol Abuse as a Rite of Passage: The Effects of Beliefs about Alcohol and the College Experience on Undergraduates’ Drinking Behaviors.”  Journal of Drug Education 36:  193-212.

Service

Dr. Crawford has served as the faculty advisor to the Bradley chapters of two international honor societies, Alpha Kappa Delta and Pi Gamma Mu; as the faculty advisor to the Sociology Club; and on the Committee for Teaching Excellence. She is currently a member of Bradley’s Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research and serves as the principal evaluator of the university’s Alcohol Action Plan.