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Crystal Lupo

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Program Ph.D. Education

Dr. Lupo’s educational background includes a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Forestry from Auburn University and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Walden University. Dr. Lupo has over 10 years of combined experience in online and brick and mortar college-level instruction. She has chaired multiple dissertation committees in a variety of subject areas and has worked for several years as a university research methodologist. At Walden University, Dr. Lupo serves as Contributing Faculty in the College of Education working with dissertation students in chair, mentoring, and committee roles, particularly as it relates to research methodology.

Dr. Lupo’s current research interests focus on using qualitative or mixed methods approaches to understand specific elements of social phenomenon, particularly as it relates to the areas of education and work, stratification, inequality, race, ethnicity, gender, and family. Dr. Lupo has 9 publications, as well as several published abstracts and poster presentation, and has presented at numerous academic conferences.

Courses Taught

EDDD 8110 - The Art of Online Teaching


PhD, Auburn University - Auburn, AL United States

DBA, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

MS, Auburn University - Auburn, AL United States

MBA, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States


Lupo, C. V. (2017). Social Change through Entrepreneurship: Utilizing Portable Sawmill Based Small Businesses to Promote Community Development. Journal of Social Change.

Lupo, C. V. (2015). Adoption of innovation in small-scale forestry: The case of portable-sawmill-based microenterprises. Journal of Social Change.

Lupo, C. V., Bailey, C. (2011). Corporate Structure and Community Size: Factors Affecting Occupational Community Within the Pulp and Paper Industry. Society & Natural Resources.

Lupo, C. V. (2018). Social Media Marketing Strategies in Landscape Industry Small Businesses.

Lupo, C. V. (2010). The role of portable sawmill microenterprise adoption in promoting rural community development and its application in small-scale forest management.

Lupo, C. V. (2003). Labor Market Change and Occupational Community Among Blue Collar Mill Workers in Alabama's Pulp and Paper Industry.

Lupo, C. V., Barlow, B., Bailey, C. (2009). PS 48-75: Low-cost wood working technologies to improve forest health and landowner quality of life.

Kush, J. S., Gilbert, J. C., Lupo, C. V., Zhou, N., Barlow, B. (2013). Impact of fire in two old-growth montane longleaf pine stands.

Lupo, C. V., Barlow, B., Zhou, N., Bailey, C., Morse, W., Hartarska, V. (2010). Small-scale woodworking technologies to improve quality of life and forest health in rural communities.


Lupo, C. V., Bailey, C. (2010). Adoption and Diffusion of Portable Sawmilling as a Microenterprise Opportunity in Rural America.

Barlow, R., Lupo, C. V., Dyer, J., Zhou, N. (2010). Challenging Times and Changing Values: Developing Innovative Land Use Options for Small-Scale Private Landowners..

Lupo, C. V., Barlow, R., Zhou, N., Morse, W., Hartarska, V. (2010). Small-Scale Woodworking Technologies to Improve Quality of Life and Forest Health in Rural Communities. International Union of Forest Research Organization Conference.

Stroman, J., Lupo, C. V. (2020). Workplace Stress and Loss of Motivation as Key Indicators of Turnover: A Case Study of Middle Managers in the U.S. Landscape Industry. University of Phoenix.