Dr. Crystal Ratican

Associate Professor
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Dr. Crystal Ratican

Associate Professor

Teacher Education & Leadership Studies

Beeghly Hall 2422

phone: (330) 941-8502


  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2022

      "Harnessing organizational leadership and cultural competence to create equitable and sustainable learning environments: The case of inner-city schools. [Journal article]"

      Journal of Education Human Resources

    • 2020

      "Interpreting results from research study of urban schools to inform program changes [Virtual presentation]"

      Proceedings of the London International Conference on Education

    • 2020

      "An Educational strategy to promote economic opportunities in Impoverished urban areas. [Journal article]"

      International Journal of Innovative Business Practices, volume 6, issue 2

Dr. Ratican is an Associate Professor at Youngstown State University. She is the program coordinator for ELIS. Dr. Ratican teaches early childhood and literacy courses. Her research interests include best practices for preclinical programs, effective partnerships with school districts, and early childhood instructional practices.