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


  • Education
    • 2011

      Ph D, Early Childhood Education

      Walden University

    • 2006

      MA, Reading and Literacy Instruction

      Walden University

    • 2002

      BS, Elementary and Early Childhood Education

      Edinboro University

  • Awards and Honors
    • 2022

      Teacher of the YearAwarded by Dean’s Dozen, 2022

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2022

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

      S. Ratican, K. Miller, M. Cripe, C. Ratican, S. Miller

      Journal of Education Human Resources

    • 2021

      "). Identifying job satisfaction and employment trends during the COVID 19 pandemic."

      S. Ratican, R. Antenucci, C. Ratican

      International Journal of Economics, Business and Management Research, volume 5, issue 8, p. 56-73

    • 2020

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

      M. Cripe, K. Miller, C. Ratican, S. Miller

      Proceedings of the London International Conference on Education

    • 2020

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

      M. Cripe, K. Miller, S. Miller, C. Ratican, S. Ratican

      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.