Faculty


Robert Crosby

Robert G Crosby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3976
Email: rcrosby@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Office Location: 10370 Hemet St., Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92503
Office Hours: By Appointment

Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Educational Psychology University of California at Riverside 2013
M.S. Leadership in Educational Administration Capella University 2010
B.A. Psychology California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2006

Additional Education

Single-Subject Teaching Credential SB2042 - English/Psychology (2009), Azusa Pacific University

Classes Taught

  • BEH 255 - Foundational Skills in Behavioral Sciences I
  • BEH 256 - Foundational Skills in Behavioral Sciences II
  • BEH 383 - Statistical Techniques in Behavioral Sciences w/ SPSS
  • BEH 385 - Methods of Research w/ SPSS
  • PSY 328 - Cognitive Psychology
  • EDU 525 - Survey of Educational Research (Graduate Level)

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

  • Religion as a source of social support for children
  • Evidence-based instruction in higher education
  • Adolescent literacy

Areas of Expertise:

  • Quantitative methodology, research design, behavioral science methodology
  • Social support, cognition, individual differences, motivation
  • Educational test and measurement

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

University of California, Riverside, Graduate School of Education:
  • EDUC 109 - Diversity in Education
  • EDUC 110 - Educational Psychology

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Avila, J., Jacobs, F., & Crosby, R. G. (2015). An exploration of family business dynamics in the restoration industry. The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration, and Inspection, 2, 10-17.

Blanchette, L., & Crosby, R. G. (in press). The measurement and evaluation of children's ministry praxis. Christian Education Journal.

Crosby, R. G. (2015). Examining the formal education of children’s ministers in the United States: Suggestions for professional development, Christian education, and emerging research. Christian Education Journal, 12, 26-44.

Crosby, R. G., Davis, D., & Simnjanovski, R. (2015). Evidence-based online course development practices using three years of incoming student data. Journal of US-China Education Review A, 5, 602-609.

Crosby, R. G., & Smith, E. I. (2015). Church support as a predictor of children’s spirituality and prosocial behavior. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 43, 243-254.

Crosby, R. G., & Smith, E. I. (2016). Measuring children's church-based social support: Development and initial validation of the Kids' Church Survey. Social Development. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/sode.12198

Crosby, R. G., Smith, E. I., & Frederick, T. (2015). The kid-friendly church: What makes children feel loved, valued, and part of a supportive community? Journal of Family and Community Ministries, 28, 87-109.

Smith, E. I., & Crosby, R. G. (2016). Unpacking religious affiliation: Exploring associations between Christian children's religous cultural context, God image, and self-esteem across development. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12156Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

Crosby, R. G., Davis, D., & Simnjanovski, R. (January, 2014). Effective course development for online delivery: Evidence-based practices utilizing incoming student data. Paper presented at the Clute Institute Education Conference, Orlando, FL.

Crosby, R. G., Davis, D., & Simnjanovski, R. (June, 2014). Evidence-based online course development practices using three years of incoming student data. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, Kos, Greece.

Simnjanovski, R., Morris E., Crosby, R. G., & Davis, D. (2015, January). A pilot study: The relationship between non-cognitive factors and student retention for distance education. Paper presented at the meeting of the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Smith, E. I., & Crosby, R. G. (2015, March). Church support as a predictor of children’s spirituality and prosocial behavior. Poster session presented at the biannual conference of the Society of Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Crosby, R. G., and Smith, E. I. (2015, July). A measure of children’s church-based social support. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Second European Conference on Ethics, Religion, and Philosophy, Brighton, UK.

Crosby, R. G., and Smith, E. I. (2015, July). God-image as a mediator between religious influences and children’s self-esteem. Paper presented at the meeting of the Second European Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, Brighton, UK.

Other Presentations

Crosby, R. G. (November, 2014). Foundations of children’s ministry: The value of authentic relationship. Presented at Flipside Church, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Church Membership / Activities

I attend Flipside Church in Rancho Cucamonga with my wife Lori and my daughter Reagan. My wife and I are both active in the Sunday morning children's ministry, the Wednesday night youth ministry, and the counseling ministry.