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Beth Rous, Ed.D.

Department of Educational Leadership Studies
136C Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-6389

Graduate Faculty Status: Full Member EDL; Full Member EDI (Masters, Education Specialist, Ed.D., Ph.D. committees)

Beth S. Rous is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies. She teaches courses in research methods. 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 also a research and policy associate at the Human Development Institute, where she served as the founding Director for the Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services from 1996 through 2017. Dr. Rous has generated over $97 million a year in grants and contracts to support quality services for young children, families and the professionals who work with them. She regularly serves as technical advisor/consultant at the national level for both the U.S Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (e.g., National Study of IDEA Implementation; Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study; Head Start Family Child Experiences Survey – FACES).



Research categories: State Systems and Large-Scale Implementation, Professional Development and Quality, Standards and Accountability Systems, Early Childhood, School Readiness