Candalyn B. Rade, Ph.D.

Candalyn B. Rade, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
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Olmsted Building, W311L

Candalyn B. Rade is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Rade earned her M.S from the Psychology in the Public Interest program and her Ph.D. from the Applied Social and Community Psychology program at North Carolina State University. Dr. Rade takes an interdisciplinary approach to her research that draws from community psychology, social psychology, and criminal justice. Her research focuses on (1) reducing barriers and facilitating community reentry after justice system involvement, with an emphasis on stigma and discrimination based on having a criminal record; and (2) bolstering community-based resources and cultivating supportive community collaborations for formerly incarcerated persons and their families. Dr. Rade teaches in the undergraduate psychology program, the Community Psychology and Social Change graduate program, and the Applied Clinical Psychology graduate program.

Research Interests

Reentry and employment programs

Stigma toward formerly incarcerated persons

Alternatives to incarceration

Community-based services and coalitions

Risk assessment


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. Advance Online Publication, 1-9. 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. & *Gold, A. (2019). One piece of the puzzle: Publicly held stereotypes about people with a history of criminal justice involvement. The Community Psychologist, a Publication of the Society for Community Research and Action, 52(2), 32-35

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. doi: 10.1177/0306624X17714110

Van Dorn, R.A., Desmarais, S.L., Rade, C.B., *Burris, E.N., Cuddeback, G.S., Johnson, K.L., Tueller, S.J., Comfort, M.L., & Mueser, K.T. (2017). Jail-to-community treatment continuum for 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

Matson, A., Timpo, P., Rade, C.B., DeYoung, S. E., Guerrant, M., & Rampey, H. (2014). rECOnnecting to our roots: An unconferenced ECO journey. The Community Psychologist, a Publication of the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, 44(4).



Ph.D., North Carolina State University

M.S., North Carolina State University

B.A., Taylor University

Course Schedule
PSYCH 221 (Social Psychology)
PSYCH 301W (Basic Research Methods)
CMPSY 519 (Research Methods I)
CMPSY 511 (Social Impacts of Psychological Functioning)
PSYC 520 (Clinical Research Methods)
PSYCH 441 (Health Psychology)