Rebecca Crawford, Ph.D.

Rebecca Crawford

Rebecca Crawford, Ph.D.

Clinical Faculty


  • Bachelors University of Kentucky
  • Masters University of Kentucky
  • Doctorate, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education University of Kentucky

Research/Academic Interests

  • Assessments for Young Children
  • Inclusion of All children
  • Coaching and Professional Developments
  • Social Media Influence on Young Children
  • Risky Behavior


Dr. Crawford's work can be found in several journals including:
  • Gravil, M., North, T., & Crawford, R. (2021). Exploring the use of citizen science and technology to connect preschool classrooms at two university-based programs. Children, Youth, and Environments, 31(3), 170-179.
  • Toland, M. D., Grisham, J., Waddell, M., Crawford, R., & Dueber, D. M. (2021). Scale Evaluation and Eligibility Determination of a Field-Test Version of the Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System Third Edition. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education.
  • Grisham, J., Waddell, M., Crawford, R. & Toland, M. (2021). Psychometric properties of Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System – 3rd Edition. Journal of Early Intervention, 43(1), 24-37.
Her work can be found in several conference proceedings including:
  • Pretti-Frontczak, K., Crawford, R., Sullivan, L., & Grisham, J. (2022). Recommended Practices in Authentic Assessment. Assessing young children in inclusive settings: The blended practices for teaching young children in inclusive settings. (2nd edition, Chapter 2) Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Division of Early Childhood, DEC
  • National Association of Young Children, NAEYC
  • Madison Estill Clark County Early Childhood Council
  • Kentucky Association for ECE
  • Former Director of Burrier Child Development Center, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Former Assistant Professor, Francis Marion University
  • 7+ years classroom experience in public-preschool, Head Start, lab schools, and pro-profit centers


  • Eastern Kentucky University Cross-College/Interdisciplinary Project Special Education Trainers Academy within the Department for Community Based Services