Assistant Professor (2019)
Ed.D., Pennsylvania State University
M. Ed., Reading and Language Arts
B.A. University of Pittsburgh
Prior to joining the faculty at West Chester University, Dr. Crystal Loose spent 22 years in public education as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, administrator, and curriculum director. Her research interests include teacher professional development and early learning practices that support school readiness for children and their parents. She currently teaches Child Development courses and supervises student teachers. Dr. Loose enjoys supporting area elementary schools on early learning transition practices that educate parents on brain development and developmental milestones prior to the start of school.