Tran Nguyen Templeton

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Tran Nguyen Templeton, EdD is an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration. 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’s research lies at the intersection of early childhood education, critical childhoods studies, and visual sociology. In her research with young children, she focuses on young children’s identity development as told in and through their own visual images. In her research and teaching with pre-service teachers, Dr. Templeton is interested in 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 2007 to 2011, Dr. Templeton served as the founding Program Director of Colegio Monarch Guatemala, the first therapeutic school for children with neurological differences in Central America.