Crandall, Mindy

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor in Forest Policy
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Office Location: 

232 Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC)

A.A., Native American Studies, Salish Kootenai College, 1994
B.S., Forest Management, OSU, 1998
M.S., Resource Economics, OSU, 2004
Ph.D., Applied Economics, OSU, 2014
Research Areas: 
  • Forest Policy Analysis and Economics
Research Interests: 
  • Forest Economics
  • Forest Policy, Private
  • Forest Policy, Public
  • Human Dimensions
  • Rural Development
My Forests, Industries, and Communities Lab is focused on the intersection between forests and human communities, particularly in the US. I’m interested in how these two systems interact through the forest products industry/labor market and through people’s attachment to place, and how people make decisions about managing forests. Our active projects include: assessing the relationship between wildfire and vulnerable human communities; looking at the success of minority-owned businesses in capturing dollars related to a new (restoration) forest economy; exploring the impact that growing up in rural, forest-dependent places has on youth aspirations for the future; and delving into the role of local people in decision-making on state owned forest lands.


Graduate Major Advisor
Courses Taught: 
  • FOR 460
    Forest Policy (Writing Intensive)
  • FOR 461
    Forest Policy Analysis
  • FOR 561
    Forest Policy and Analysis (in development for Spring 2022)
Selected Publications: 
  1. *Granstrom, M., L. S. Kenefic, M. S. Crandall, S. Stockwell, and R. A. Giffen. [In Press]. Managing your woodland: forestry research translated for landowners. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
  2. Crandall, M.S., J.E. Leahy, *N. Bernsen, J. Abrams, A. Ellison, A. Carleton, and ^L. Capodilupo. 2020. Rural Youth Futures: Fact Sheets by School and County (series of 14, 4p each).
  3. *Hathaway, I., J.E. Leahy, and M.S. Crandall. 2020. The Economic Contribution of Snowmobiling in Maine. Report prepared for the Maine Snowmobile Association, 74 p.
  4. Crandall, M.S., K.L. Costanza, J.M. Zukswert, L.S. Kenefic, and J.E. Leahy. 2020. An adaptive and evidence-based approach to building and sustaining gender diversity within a university forestry education program: A case study of SWIFT. Journal of Forestry 118(2): 193-204. DOI: 10.1093/jofore/jfz072.
  5. *Bernsen, N.R., M.S. Crandall, and J.E. Leahy. 2020. An assessment of workforce supply and readiness in the Maine forest products industry. Forest Products Journal 70(1): 22-27.
  6. Casson, N.J., A.R. Contosta, E.A. Burakowski, J.L. Campbell, M.S. Crandall, I.F. Creed, M.C. Eimers, S. Garlick, D.A. Lutz, M.Q. Morison, A.T. Morzillo, and S.J. Nelson. 2019. Winter weather whiplash: impacts of meteorological events misaligned with natural and human systems in seasonally snow-covered regions. Earth’s Future 7, 1434-1450. DOI:10.1029/2019EF001224
  7. Adams, D., G.S. Latta, M.S. Crandall, and I.G. Guerrero. 2019. The Importance of Incorporating Intertemporal and Spatial Log Market Dynamics in Projections of Residue-based Biomass Supply for Liquid Biofuel Production in Western Oregon and Washington, USA. Forest Economics and Policy 106:101957, DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2019.101957.
  8. Munroe, D.K., M.S. Crandall, C. Colocousis, K.P. Bell, and A.T. Morzillo. 2019. Reciprocal relationships between forest management and regional landscape structures: applying concepts from land system science to private forest management. Journal of Land Use Science. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2019.1607914.
  9. Costanza, K.K.L., M.S. Crandall, R.W. Rice, W.H. Livingston, I.A. Munck, and K. Lombard. 2019. Economic implications of a native tree disease, Caliciopsis canker, on northeastern USA's white pine (Pinus strobus) lumber industry. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 49(5): 521-530.
  10. Reimer, J.J. and M.S. Crandall. 2018. Awaiting Takeoff: New Aviation Fuels from Farms and Forests. Choices: the Magazine of Food, Farm, and Resource Issues 33(1, 1st Quarter 2018): 1-6.