Improving the Use of Research Evidence
VIVIAN TSENG, Senior Vice President of the William T. Grant Foundation
DATE Monday, April 24, 2017

TIME 12:00 – 1:30 pm

PLACE McGuinn 521

Dr. Tseng leads the Foundation’s grant making programs and its initiatives to connect research, policy, and practice to improve child and youth outcomes. In 2009, she launched the Foundation’s initiative on the use of research evidence in policy and practice. She also designed the Foundation’s support for research-practice partnerships, including a learning community of research-practice partnerships across the country.

She has longstanding interests in mentoring young researchers and strengthening the career pipeline for scholars of color. Under her leadership, the William T. Grant Scholars Program has deepened its support for early-career researchers and established a grants program to support mentoring for junior researchers of color. She serves on the Boards of the Forum for Youth Investment, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and Evidence and Policy.

She was previously on the faculty in Psychology and Asian American studies at CSUN. Her studies of racial, cultural, and immigration influences on child development have been published in Child Development and her research on improving social settings and promoting social change have appeared in the American Journal of Community Psychology. She received her Ph.D. from NYU and her B.A. from UCLA.

Sponsored by The Boston College School of Social Work and The Lynch School of Education.
Lunch is provided.

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