Doug Crandell, M.F.A.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

IHDD

Public Service

Address:
River’s Crossing
850 College Station Rd.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-583-0082

Alternate Phone: 770-896-5812

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.S. Psychology Ball State University 1990
M.F.A. Writing and Disability Queens University 2013

Outreach

Doug provides training and technical assistance to Georgia's supported employment providers through the use of webinars and on-site mentoring. Partners include the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, as well as the state mental health and developmental disabilities agencies at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. In addition Doug works in other states through the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program at the United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.

Recent Grant work:

  • Mental Health Treatment Study: IPS Supported Employment, Social Security Administration, Westat, and Dartmouth (2006-2009)
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance, Mental Health: Employment and Reentry (2005-2008)
  • Customized Employment: A Five-Year Demonstration Grant, US DOL/ODEP (2001-2006)
  • Medicaid Infrastructure Grant: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2011-2013)

Areas of Expertise

I am a Subject Matter Expert in Customized Employment with the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program at the US DOL, Office of Disability Employment Policy. My area of expertise is using evidence-based supported employment practices to help support people with complex barriers to work. I consult with Georgia's vocational rehabilitation program, Medicaid's Money Follows the Person project, as well as with Georgia's mental health and developmental disabilities agencies on systems-change efforts to increase capacity, joint funding, and access to training and technical assistance to improve employment outcomes in Georgia.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Community Service Board Director of Supported Employment 14

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Barnes and Noble 2008
Georgia Author of the Year for Memoir Georgia Writers Association 2008
Rehabilitation Service Award Georgia Rehabilitation Association 2014
Goldfarb Nonfiction Fellowship Virginia Center for Creative Arts 2005
Book of the Year/General Fiction ForeWord 2010
River Styx Micro-Fiction Award Big River Association 2014

Journal Articles

Supporting Consumer Directed Employment Outcomes, 2005 (N. Brooks-Lane, D. Crandell S. Hutchinson, G. Revell; Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation)

 

Real Jobs For Real Pay, 2006 Brookes Publishing; Edited by Dr. Paul Wehman.

 

The Job Developer’s Handbook, 2007 Brookes Publishing. Griffin, et al.

 

A Revolution in the Employment Process of Individuals with Disabilities:

Employment as the Catalyst for System Change, 2008 (T. Citron, N. Brooks-Lane, D. Crandell, K. Brady, G, Revell: Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation)

Books

Pig Boy's Wicked Bird: A Memoir (272 pgs., Chicago Review Press, 2004)

The All-American Industrial Motel: A Memoir (256 pgs., Chicago Review Press, 2007)

The Flawless Skin of Ugly People: A Novel (211 pgs., Virgin Books/Random House imprint, 2007)

Hairdos of the Mildly Depressed: A Novel (273 pgs., Virgin Books/Random House imprint, 2008)

Fear Came to Town: Nonfiction (213 pgs., Penguin/Berkley, 2009)

The Peculiar Boars of Malloy: A Novel (215 pgs., Switchgrass Books/NIU Press imprint, 2010)

They're Calling You Home: A Novel (199 pgs., Switchgrass Books/NIU Press imprint, 2012)