Crystal Bishop, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
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  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Florida
  • Ph.D. in Special Education;
    Minor in Research Evaluation and Methodology and Concentrations in Early Childhood Studies and Special Education Policy University of Florida
  • M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling
    Vanderbilt University
  • B.S. in Zoology and Physiology
    University of Wyoming


  • Institute of Education Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award, 2014
  • J. David Sexton Doctoral Student Award, International Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, 2013
  • Rosser Family Graduate Scholarship, 2012-2014

Curriculum Vitae

Crystal Bishop CV (pdf)


Crystal Bishop began work with the Center as a doctoral student. She earned a doctoral degree from the University of Florida in 2013, where her major area of study was special education, with a minor in research evaluation and methodology and concentrations in early childhood studies and special education policy.

Dr. Bishop’s research interests involve the translation of research and policy to practice. Her work has focused primarily on professional development as a mechanism for supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in early childhood settings.

She is also interested in issues of measurement in early childhood settings, focusing on measuring the fidelity with which evidence-based practices are implemented in authentic early childhood settings, and the development of instruments that support practitioners to make data-informed decisions about their use of these practices.

Dr. Bishop is the project coordinator for a randomized controlled trial funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to examine the impact of professional development on preschool teachers’ use of embedded instruction practices. She is also working with colleagues at the Center to support programs to implement practice-based coaching.

Recent Grant Experience

Impact of Professional Development on Preschool Teachers’ Use of Embedded Instruction Practices: An Efficacy Trial of Tools for Teachers
  • Funded By: Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, R32A150076
  • Role: Project Coordinator
    (Principal Investigator: P. A. Snyder; Co-PIs: M.L. Hemmeter, J. A. Algina, M. Mclean)
  • Award: $3,498,113

Select Publications

Snyder, P., Bishop, C.C., & McLaughlin, T. (in press). Frameworks for guiding program focus and practices in early intervention. In J. M. Kauffman & D. P. Hallahan (Series Eds.) & M. Conroy (Section Ed.), Handbook of special education: Section XII Early identification and intervention in exceptionality. New York, NY: Routledge.

Bishop, C., Snyder, P., Algina, J., & Leite, W. (2016). Expanding frontiers in research designs and methods in support of evidence-based practice in early childhood special education. In B. Reichow, B. A. Boyd, E. E. Barton, & S. L. Odom (Eds.), Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education (pp. 501-540)New York: Springer.

Bishop, C., Snyder, P. A., & Crow, R. (2015). Impact of video self-monitoring with graduated training on implementation of embedded instructional learning trials. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 35, 170-182. doi: 10.1177/0271121415594797

Barton, E., Bishop, C., & Snyder, P. (2014). High quality instruction through CLTs: Blending intentional teaching with embedded instruction. In K. Pretti-Frontczak, J. Grisham-Brown, & L. Sullivan (Eds.) Blending practices for all children: Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series No. 16 (pp. 73-96). Los Angeles, CA: The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Snyder, P. A., Hemmeter, M. L., Fox, L., Bishop, C., & Miller, M. D. (2013). Developing and gathering psychometric evidence for a fidelity instrument: The Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool-Pilot Version. Journal of Early Intervention, 35, 150-172. doi: 10.1177/1053815113516794

Malow, B. A., Crowe, C., Henderson, L., McGrew, S., Wang, L., Song, Y., & Stone, W. L. (2009). A sleep habits questionnaire for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Child Neurology, 24 (1), 19-24.

View full list of Dr. Bishop Publications (pdf)

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