Elizabeth A. Steed, Ph.D.

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Elizabeth A. Steed, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and program coordinator of the Early Childhood Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University. She received her doctorate in early intervention at the University of Oregon and was an I.E.S. Postdoctoral Fellow at Purdue University.

Dr. Steed is the first author of the Preschool-wide Evaluation Tool (Pre-SET), an assessment of program-wide positive behavior interventions and support (PBIS) in early childhood settings. She has over 15 years of experience working with young children with disabilities and their families in classroom and home-based settings. She has been the principal investigator on several research projects focusing on building partnerships with preschool teachers to prevent young children’s development of challenging behavior.

Dr. Steed is on the editorial board of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conference. She is affiliated faculty in the Center for Leadership in Disability at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Georgia State University and a faculty partner for their Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. Dr. Steed is also a member of Georgia’s Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS), Georgia Quest for Quality Inclusion, and the Metro Atlanta Preschool Consortium where she works collaboratively with Georgia’s early childhood special educators, administrators, and policymakers.