Vaughn Crandall
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Vaughn Crandall is the Deputy Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In this role, Vaughn assists Director David Kennedy with project management, field work, research, communications and the day-to-day operations of the Center. From 2005 to the spring of 2009, Vaughn served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Martin F. Horn, Commissioner of the New York City Departments of Correction and Probation. In this role, Vaughn managed a variety of day-to-day operations for these two city agencies, worked with other government agencies, service providers and advocates to increase employment, drug treatment and housing opportunities for individuals involved in the criminal justice system, coordinated legislative and government affairs and assisted in public information and community outreach. From 2004-2005, as a Research Assistant at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Vaughn worked on several research projects for the NYPD, including the evaluation of Commissioner Ray Kelly's Operation Impact. During this time Vaughn also consulted to various New York City-based non-profits as a grantee coach for the Andrus Family Fund. From 2001-2004 Vaughn worked as a project manager for The ARIA Group, Inc, a conflict resolution firm specializing in identity-based conflict resolution including police-community conflict. Vaughn holds a BA in Psychology from Ohio University and a MPA, with a specialization in public policy, from NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He resides in Queens, New York.