Beth Rous, EdD

University of Kentucky UCE
Office of the Vice President for Research
Human Development Institute
University of Kentucky
126 Mineral Industries Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0051
 
Phone: 859-257-9115
Email: brous@uky.edu
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Last Updated: September 16, 2016

 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Early Intervention
Discipline Coordinators: Education
Specialty Resource Contacts: Early Education Research
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: KEDS and Baby KEDS
Training into Practice Project/
Childcare Resource and Referral/
Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project/
National Early Childhood Transition Research and Training Center/
Quality Enhancement Initiative
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

Educational Experience:

Ed. D. Educational Leadership and Administration, University of Kentucky, 2001

M. ED. Early Childhood Special Education, University of Kentucky, 1992

BA Special Education, Elementary Education, Morehead State University, 1983
Recent Professional Experience:

1996 - present University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, Lexington, KY

1989-1996 PI/Director of Early Childhood Projects, Child Development Centers, Lexington, Kentucky

1979 - 1989 Special Education Teacher, Nicholasville Elementary School, Nicholasville, Kentucky; Woodford County Middle School, Versailles, Kentucky; Child Development Centers, Lexington, Kentucky; Wee Wisdom Child Care Center, Ashland, Kentucky

Professional Memberships
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Council for Exceptional Children, Division For Early Childhood
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National and State Services (past two years)
Appointed: Advisory Committee, National Early Childhood Outcomes Center
Appointed: Standing Panel ember, OSEP, U.S. Department of Education
Appointed: Advisory Committee, Project LEAD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
Appointed: Kentucky Department of Education, Co-Chair, Early Childhood Assessment Committee
Appointed: NAEYC Program Standard Technical Resource Team, Management and Leadership
Appointed: Work Group Member, National Goals: The State of Knowledge and a National Agenda for Research on Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Elected: National Division for Early Childhood, President
Research And Funded Projects (Past Five Years):
2005 Child Care Resource and Referral Network, KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services, ($2,620,000)
2005 Quality Enhancement Initiative, KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services, ($2,800,000)
2004 General Supervision Enhancement Grant, US DOE, Early Childhood Outcomes ($250,000)
2004 Professional Development Research Grant, US ACF, Child Care ($1,500,000)
2004 Parent Leadership Initiative, Knight Foundation ($150,000)
2003 National Early Childhood Transition Research and Training Center, US Dept. of Ed, OSEP ($3,500,000)
2003 Parent Leadership Initiative, Kellogg Foundation ($150,000)
2002 Training into Practice", Cabinet for Health and Family Services ($1,220,000)
2002 Early Childhood Trainer's Credential, KY Cabinet for Families and Children ($180,000)
2000 Inclusion of Preschoolers Accountability Systems, U.S. DOE Directed Research Project ($540,000)
2000 Natural Environment Self-Assessment Process, Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services ($150,000)
2000 Supporting Transition in Child Care, Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children ($20,000)
Books, Chapters And Peer Reviewed Journals (Past Three Years):
Rous, B., Grove, J. & Townley, K. (2005). Developing a Statewide Early Childhood Professional Development System. Submitted for publication.
Rous, B., Hallam, R., Harbin, G., McCormick, K, & Jung, L. (in press). The transition process for young children with disabilities: A conceptual framework. Infants and Young Children.
Rous, B. & Hallam, R. (in press). Developing community transition systems in early childhood. Baltimore MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing
McCormick, K. Strickland, S., Nowak, T. & Rous, B. (2005). Using Eco-mapping to understand Family Strengths and Resources. Submitted for publication.
Rous, B., LoBianco, T. Moffett, C.L., & Lund, I. (2005). Building preschool accountability systems: Guidelines resulting from a national study. Journal of Early Intervention 28(1).
Hallam, R., Rous, B. & Grove, J. (2005). Professional disciplines of early intervention service coordinators and subsequent knowledge and collaboration with community resources. Journal of Early Intervention 27(4).
Harbin, G., Rous, B. & McLean, M. (2005). Issues in designing state accountability systems. Journal of Early Intervention 27(3).
Smith, B. & Rous, B. (in press). Law and policy. In Winton, P., McCollum, J. & Catlett, C. (Eds.) Preparing Effective Professionals: Evidence and Applications in Early Childhood and Early Intervention.
Rous, B. (2004). Teacher perspectives of instructional supervision and behaviors that support preschool instruction. Journal of Early Intervention 26(4), 266-283.
Rous, B. & Hallam, R. (2002). Easing the transition to kindergarten: Assessment of social, behavioral and functional skills in young children with disabilities. In M. Ostrosky & E., Horn (Eds.) Assessment: Gathering meaningful data, 97-110.
National Presentations (Past Three Years):
"Transition to Preschool: National Survey Findings and Implications for State Policy", OSEP Early Childhood Conference, December 2005
"What Do I Do with the Evidence? Putting DEC's Recommended Practices to Use", OSEP Early Childhood Conference, December 2005
"Transitions for Young Children with Significant Disabilities and Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds", Division for Early Childhood National Conference, October, 2005
"A Review of Current Research to Support Quality Transitions", Division for Early Childhood National Conference, October, 2005
"Building and sustaining Community Partnerships to Promote High Quality Transition Experiences", Division for Early Childhood National Conference, October, 2005
"Challenges to Collecting Transition Data in a Multi-Site Study", Division for Early Childhood National Conference, October, 2005
"Plenary: Making Inclusion Really Work" National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, August 2005
"Early Childhood Outcomes: Issues and Considerations" OSEP Project Directors Conference, July 2005
"Professional Development Framework Research Collaborative" National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Institute, June 2005.
"Leadership and Administrative Strategies for Supporting Children's Social/ Emotional Development and Addressing Challenging Behavior" National Training Institute on Challenging Behavior, May 2005
"Building a Strong Foundation for School Success: Kentucky's Early Childhood Standards and Assessment System", OSEP National Early Childhood Meeting, April 2005.
"Kentucky's Early Childhood Standards and Assessment System", OSEP National Early Childhood Meeting, February 2005.
"Opening doors to success: Current research methods for investigating transition from coast to coast and from child level to state level." National Association for Education of Young Children Annual Conference, November 2004
"Critical incident technique: A means to understand what really matters to families", Division for Early Childhood National Conference, December, 2004
"State level influence on transition: Results from a national survey". Division for Early Childhood National Conference, December, 2004
"Family and practitioner perspectives on quality transition practices and strategies". Division for Early Childhood National Conference, December 2004
"What about Children with Disabilities? Exploring the Implications of the NAEYC and NAECS/SDE Position Statement on Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation," NAEYC Leadership Conference, June 2004
"Opening Doors To Success: Good Transitions Help Positive School Adjustment.", National Council for Exceptional Children Conference, April, 2004
"Methods, Models, and Processes in Accountability Research", National Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, February, 2004.