Kathryn Chapman, Ph.D.
Dr. Kathryn P. Chapman is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She is currently working with Dr. Beth Rous and researchers at the Early Childhood Research Development Initiative, part of the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests focus on the intersection of policy, leadership, and financial investments to address inequities across early childhood systems.
At the University of Kentucky, Dr. Chapman has been actively involved in several collaborative research projects that have developed her interest in the following areas: the early childhood workforce, educational transition/school readiness and support systems for vulnerable populations of children from birth through the early grades, and possible correlations between children (birth to three years of age) with disabilities and their geological and geomorphological environment.
Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she was a Kindergarten and Preschool teacher in Virginia, Wisconsin, and Arizona, and she worked as a Confidential Assistant with the Early Learning Team in the Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Education. Dr. Chapman holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Evaluation from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University.