Patricia A. Crawford is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading, where she works in the Early Childhood Education and and Language, Literacy, and Culture programs. She teaches a variety of courses related to literacy and learning, and mentors graduate students who are aspiring researchers and teacher educators. She also serves as coordinator of the Early Childhood Education program and is a faculty coordinator for the Pitt in Florence Early Childhood Education Study Abroad Progran (www.abroad.pitt.edu/florenceed).
Dr. Crawford is Editor-in-Chief of Early Childhood Education Journal, an international publication of Springer Nature. She is an active participant in professional organizations and currently serves on the editorial boards of The Reading Teacher, the Journal of Research in Childhood Education, and The Dragon Lode. Her scholarly work is situated at the intersection of literacy learning, early childhood, and teacher education. She especially loves exploring the content, form, and impact of children's literature.
Roberts, S. K., & Crawford, P. A. (2020). A bridge over troubled waters: Safe cross-cultural passages with global children's literature In J. Lacina & R. Griffith (Eds.), Preparing globally minded literacy teachers: Knowledge, practices, and case studies (pp. 44-60). New York, NY: Routledge.
Wanless, S. B., Crawford, P.A., & Friedman, S. (2020). Books that support diversity, conversations, and play
. In S. Friedman & A. Mwenelupembe (Eds.), Each and every child: Teaching preschool with an equity lens. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Gao, Y., & Crawford, P. A. (2018). Building vocabulary and comprehension through interactive read aloud: Support for English learners. Early Years Bulletin, 5(4), 11-14.