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Mary M.

Meg Gravil
236 H Taylor Education Building University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Phone: 859 257 7929 Email: meg.gravil@uky.edu

Education
Ph.D. 2015 University of Kentucky Special Education-Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky Social Work Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky Social Work

M.S. 2000

B.S.

1999

Professional Experience
2006-Present Research Coordinator Kentucky Invests in Developing Success (KIDS NOW) Evaluation University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 2009-2010 Reliability Anchor Kentucky Invests in Social Skill and Emotional Development (KISSED) Evaluation Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky Assessment Coordinator Kentucky Invests in Developing Success (KIDS NOW) Evaluation University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky Research Assistant II State-Wide Early Education Programs (SWEEP) Study Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Louisville, Kentucky Personal and Career Counselor Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center Simpsonville, Kentucky

2005-2006

2004-2005

2004

Curriculum Vitae

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2001-2003

Research Assistant II Multi-State Study of Pre-kindergarten Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Louisville, Kentucky Treatment Coordinator Maryhurst Residential Treatment Facility Louisville, Kentucky

2000

University Teaching-Guest Lectures


2011 Gravil, M. (2011). Introduction to the ECERS-R. Lecture presented at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 2011 Gravil, M. (2011). Conducting the ECERS-R in preschool classrooms. Lecture presented at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

Professional Credentials and Honors


2009 Certified CLASS Trainer 2008 Certified Brooks On Location ELLCO Pre-K Trainer 2000 Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky 1998 Phi Kappa National Honor Society

Articles in Refereed Journals


Grisham-Brown, J., Cox, M., Gravil, M. &Missall, K. (2010). Differences in child care quality for children with and without disabilities. Early Education & Development, 21(1), 2137.doi:10.1080/10409280902783491

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

Grisham-Brown, J., Missall, K., Gravil, M., Gao, X. & Dyson, S. (2011). Beating the Odds: A Descriptive Study of Low-Income Preschool Classrooms that Outperform Expectations. Manuscript submitted for publication to Early Childhood Research & Practice. *Under review

Technical Reports
Grisham-Brown, Gravil, M., Gao, X., Roan-Belle, C., &Townley, K. (2011). KIDS NOW Early Care and Education Evaluation Interim Report

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Grisham-Brown, Gravil, M., Gao, X., &Townely, K. (2010). KIDS NOW Early Care and Education Evaluation Interim Report. Grisham-Brown, Gravil, M., Gao, X., &Townley, K. (2009). KIDS NOW Early Care and Education Evaluation Interim Report. Grisham-Brown, Gravil, M., Gao, X., &Missall, K. (2008). KIDS NOW Evaluation Interim Report. Grisham-Brown, Gravil, M., & Gao, X. (2007). KIDS NOW Evaluation Interim Report. Grisham-Brown, J., Cox, M., Gravil, M., Barbee, A., & Frey, S. (2006). KIDS NOW Evaluation Interim Report.

National and International Research Presentations


Gao, X., Gravil, M., & Grisham-Brown, J. Teacher's reported beliefs and observed behaviors-A look at high quality classroom instruction." Presentation for the National Association for the Education of Young Children's 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Indianapolis, IN, June, 2012. Gravil, M., Gao, X., Roan-Belle, C. & Grisham-Brown, J. Characteristics of Inclusive High Quality Early Care and Education Programs. Presentation for the 27th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, National Harbor, MD, November, 2011. Gao, X., Gravil, M., Grisham-Brown, J. STARS for KIDS NOW Quality Rating System: Perceptions of Kentucky Child Care Directors. Presentation for the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Orlando, FL, November, 2011. Gao, X., Gravil, M., Grisham-Brown, J. Are Teacher Beliefs Really Linked to Teacher Behaviors? Learning Galleria presentation for the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Orlando, FL, November, 2011. Gravil, M., Gao, X., & Grisham-Brown, J. Inclusive Early Care and Education in Kentucky: A Look at Classroom Quality over Six Years. Learning Galleria presentation for the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, CA, November, 2010. Gao, X., Gravil, M., Grisham-Brown, J. & Roan-Belle, C. Exploring Multiple Characteristics of Child Care Centers and Their Links to Program Quality and School Readiness. Poster presentation for Head Starts 10th National Research Conference, Washington, DC, June, 2010.

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Gravil, M., Gao, X., Grisham-Brown, J. High Quality Early Care and Education Settings for At-Risk Children: A Descriptive Study Poster presentation for Conference on Research Innovations in Early Interventions, San Diego, CA, November, 2009. Gravil, M., Grisham-Brown, J., Hawkins, S., &Missall, K. High Quality Early Care and Education Settings for At-Risk Children: A Descriptive Study. Presentation for 24th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Minneapolis, MN, October, 2008. Gravil, M., & Grisham-Brown, J. Program Quality and Child Outcomes: Results from a Statewide Evaluation of Center-Based Child Care. Poster presentation for the Annual International Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Chicago, IL, November, 2007. Cox, M., Grisham-Brown, J., &Gravil, M. Descriptions of High Quality Inclusive Classrooms: What Works for Children with Disabilities? Presentation for the 22nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Little Rock, AK, October, 2006.

State Research Presentations


Grisham-Brown, J.& Gravil, M. KIDS NOW: How is it making a Difference in Child Care Quality and Child Outcomes in Kentucky? Presentation for 21st Annual Kentucky Early Childhood Summer Institute, Louisville, KY, June, 2007.

Service
2012 DIAL 4 Trainer, Anderson Regional Training Center

Professional Organization Participation


American Educational Research Association National Association for the Education of Young Children National Science Teachers Association

References
Jennifer Grisham-Brown, EdD Professor, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 119 Taylor Education Building University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506 859 257 8943 Jennifer.grisham-brown@uky.edu

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Kim Townley, PhD Associate Professor and Chair, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 116 Taylor Education Building University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506 859 257 9776 Kim.townley@uky.edu Katherine McCormick, PhD Professor, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 126 Taylor Education Building University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506 859 257 9573 Kmcco2@uky.edu

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