Erica McCray, Ph.D.

Erica D. McCray is an Associate Professor of Special Education and Director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology, & Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida. Currently, Dr. McCray is a Co-Director for the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center and an OSEP leadership preparation grant, Project Studying Teacher Effectiveness, Education, and Policy (STEEP).  She’s also a co-Principal Investigator on an NSF project aimed to broaden participation in engineering.  Prior to becoming university faculty, Dr. McCray served as a special educator for students with behavioral and learning disabilities in Title I elementary and middle school settings.   She has been recognized on multiple levels for her teaching and research, which focus on the influence of diversity in educational practice and policy.

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