Candalyn Rade

Assistant Professor, Psychology


106 Ledford

(919) 760-2264


Dr. Candalyn Rade is an applied social and community psychologist. She takes an interdisciplinary approach to her work that draws from the fields of community psychology, social psychology, and criminal justice. Dr. Rade aims to engage collaboratively with formerly incarcerated persons, their families, and other community stakeholders. In doing so, her research focuses on bolstering community-based resources and reducing barriers to community reentry after justice system involvement, with an emphasis on stigma and discrimination based on having a criminal record. Her work is published in several journals including: Criminal Justice & Behavior; Psychological Services; and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. Dr. Rade enjoys teaching a range of courses, with a special love for research methods, and conveying her passion for applied work in and out of the classroom.    

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Psychology, 2017; North Carolina State University

M.S. in Psychology, 2014; North Carolina State University

B.S. in Psychology, 2010; Taylor University 


Rade, C.B., Anazodo, K., & Ricciardelli, R. (2022). Service providers’ understanding of clients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Community Justice. 31(4), 9-14(6).

Shaw, J., Rade, C. B., Fisher, B. W., Freund, N. & Tompsett, C. J. (2021). Criminal justice and community psychology: Our values and our work: The introduction to the special issue. American Journal of Community Psychology. 67, 3-6. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12508

Lowder, E. M., Rade, C. B., Ware, D., & Desmarais, S. L. (2020). Barriers and facilitators to the use of the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model with justice-involved adults. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 43(3), 244-252. doi: 10.1037/prj0000403

Griffith, J. N., Rade, C. B., & Anazodo, K. S. (2019). Criminal history and employment: An interdisciplinary literature synthesis. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38(5), 505-528. doi: 10.1108/EDI-10-2018-0185

Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L., & Burnette, J. L. (2018). Implicit theories of criminal behavior: Fostering public support for ex-offender community reentry. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 14(1), 14-36.

Lowder, E. M., Rade, C. B., & Desmarais, S. L. (2018). Effectiveness of mental health courts on recidivism: A meta-analysis. Psychological Services, 69(1), 15-22. doi: 10.1176/

Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L., & Burnette, J. L. (2018). An integrative theoretical model of public support for ex-offender reentry. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62(8), 2131-2152. doi: 10.1177/0306624X17714110

Van Dorn, R. A., Desmarais, S. L., Rade, C. B., Burris, E. N., Tueller, S. J., Johnson, K. L., Comfort, M. L., Cuddeback, G. S. & Mueser, K. T. (2017). Jail-to-community treatment continuum for justice-involved adults with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders: Study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18(365). doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2088-z.

Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Rade, C. B., Coffey, T., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2017). Models of protection against recidivism in adults with mental illnesses. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44(7), 893-911. doi: 10.1177/0093854817710966

Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Rade, C. B., Johnson, K. L., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2017). Reliability and validity of START and LSI-R assessments in mental health jail diversion clients. Assessment. doi: 10.1177/1073191117704505

Rade, C. B., Holland, A. M., Gregory, J. B., & Desmarais, S. L. (2017). Systematic review of religious affiliations and beliefs as correlates of public attitudes toward capital punishment. Criminal Justice Studies, 30(1), 63-85. doi: 10.1080/1478601X.2016.1248962

Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L., & Mitchell, R. E. (2016). A meta-analysis of public attitudes toward ex-offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(9), 1,260-1,280. doi: 10.1177/0093854816655837

Desmarais, S. L., Gray, J., Rade, C. B., Cohn, A. M., Doherty, S., & Knight, K. (2016). Medication-Assisted Treatment and violent outcomes in offenders with alcohol and drug use problems. Psychology of Violence, 6(3), 378-389. doi: 10.1037/vio0000047

Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., Lutnick, A., Kral, A. H., & Lorvick, J. (2015). Mental health correlates of drug treatment among women who use methamphetamine. American Journal on Addictions, 24(7), 646- 653. doi:10.1111/ajad.12279

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