Tran Nguyen Templeton

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Tran Nguyen Templeton, EdD is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies. Dr. Templeton joined the faculty in 2018 after completing her doctorate with the support of an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship. Dr. Templeton is interested in young children's agency and socio-emotional development, as well as their identity construction as told in and through their own visual images. In her research and teaching with pre-service teachers, she considers the ways that adults conceptualize curriculum for young children in response to dominant and critical discourses of childhood. She has been a teacher of very young children, as well as children and youth with special needs since 2000. From 2006 to 2010, she served as the founding Program Director of Colegio Monarch Guatemala, the first therapeutic school for children with neurological differences in Central America. As a refugee from Vietnam, Dr. Templeton went on to earn her B.S. in Human Development from the University of Texas at Austin, Ed.M. in Teaching & Learning from Harvard University, and Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.