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consultant , Professor , Software executive

Vern Jay Crandall, American software executive, consultant, professor. Grantee National Institutes of Health Kansas State University, 1963-1965, University Washington, Seattle, 1965-1968, 72, National Science Foundation, 1971-1972, others. since 1982. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, Lions (officer Provo club 1968-1974).


Crandall, Vern Jay was born on March 18, 1939 in Logan, Utah, United States. Son of Bliss Hansen and Mildred (Johnson) Crandall.


Bachelor, Brigham Young University, 1963. Master of Science, Kansas State University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1972.


Machine operator, systems programmer, DHI Computing Svc., Provo, Utah., 1954-1963;statistician, DHI Computing Svc., Provo, Utah., 1963-1965;vice president research and development, DHI Computing Svc., Provo, Utah., 1965-1979;assistant professor computer science and statistics, Brigham Young U., Provo, 1968-1972;associate professor, Brigham Young U., Provo, 1972-1979;professor, Brigham Young U., Provo, since 1979. Chairman Vern J. Crandall & Associations, Inc., Provo, since 1982. Vice president software development Novell, Inc., Provo, 1988-1989.

Board directors, treasurer Innovation Ent., Inc., 1972-1979. Consultant Institute Logopedics Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1963-1965, International Business Machines Corporation, Sperry Corporation, IOMEGA Corporation, Pacific Telesis, Novell Corporation, others. Instructor, course developer International Business Machines Corporation Technology Education, since 1977.

Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer Software Testing Institute, Provo, since 1990. Invited speaker to many international and national conferences.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Problem Solving and Writing Commercial Grade Programs Using Pascal, 1986. Also articles to professional journals.


The hope of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the purpose of life on this earth is to teach people and prepare them that everybody, along with their families, might live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ eternally.


Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, Lions (officer Provo club 1968-1974).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, oil painting, playing brass instruments, reading and writing murder mysteries, hiking.


Married Linda Rae Storms, January 28, 1972. Children: Lance Vernon, Shane Lewis, Scott David.

Bliss Hansen Crandall

Mildred (Johnson) Crandall

Linda Rae Storms

Lance Vernon Crandall

Shane Lewis Crandall

Scott David Crandall