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Beth Rous, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Department of Educational Leadership Studies
111A Dickey Hall
(859) 257-6389

Beth S. Rous is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies, where she works primarily with doctoral students. Her research agenda focuses on the translation of research to practice to support high quality programs, specifically investigating the implementation of large-scale systems (policy, practice, professional development) to support the quality across sectors (education, health, human services) for children from birth through the early grades.

Beth is a Research and Policy Associate at the Human Development Institute at UK, and served as the founder and Director for the Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Service through 2016. Dr. Rous has secured over $90 million in federal and state grants and contracts to support quality services for young children, families and the professionals who work with them. She has served as technical advisor/consultant at the national level for both Education and Health and Human Services on initiatives such as congressional mandated studies (National Assessment of IDEA and Study of IDEA Implementation), and national longitudinal studies (Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study – PEELS; Head Start Family Child Experiences Survey – FACES).

Research categories: Educational LeadershipPolicy, Research MethodsAdult Education, Early Childhood Education, Disabilities