Beth S. Rous, Ed.D.
Beth S. Rous is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies. She teaches courses in research methods. Her research agenda focuses on education policy, leadership and practices to support the design, implementation and large-scale implementation of programs. Her work has centered on cross-sector programs (education, health, and human services) designed to enhance the quality of services for vulnerable populations of children from birth through the early grades. Her research in this area has included accountability and standards, inclusion, online and hybrid learning, professional development, quality initiatives, and transition/school readiness.
Beth also serves as a research and policy associate at the Human Development Institute, serving as the founding Director for the Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services from 1996 through 2017. To date, Dr. Rous has generated over $97 million in grants and contracts to support her work. She regularly serves as a technical advisor/consultant at the national level for both the U.S Department 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: Adult Education, Design Thinking, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Human Centered Design, Leadership, Professional Development, Online Learning