William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education
Director, National Center on Fathers and Families
Associate Director, National Center on Adult Literacy
Areas of Interest
Vivian Gadsden is the William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education, Director of the National Center on Fathers and Families, and Associate Director of the National Center on Adult Literacy at the Graduate School of Education. Her research interests focus on cultural and social factors affecting learning and literacy across the life-course and within families, particularly those at the greatest risk for academic and social vulnerability and her writing focuses on intergenerational learning. Her current projects include a longitudinal study on intergenerational learning within African-American and Latino families; a study of parent engagement in children’s early literacy; a study with young fathers in urban settings; a study on literacy, education, and health; a policy study on incarcerated parents and their families; and a study of children of incarcerated parents. She is participating in an NICHD-funded project (Dr. John Fantuzzo, principal investigator) on the development of an integrated Head Start curriculum.
Gadsden, Vivian L., and Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román. 2017. “’Urban’ Schooling and ‘Urban’ Families: The Role of Context and Place.” Urban Education 52(4).
Breiner, Heather, Morgan Ford, and Vivian L. Gadsden. 2016. Parenting Matters : Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Board on Children, Youth, and Families; Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children.
Southerland, Sherry A., Vivian L. Gadsden, Carolyn D. Herrington. 2014. “Editors’ Introduction: What Should Count as Quality Education Research?” Educational Researcher 43(1).
Fantuzzo, John W. , Vivian L. Gadsden, and Paul A. McDermott. 2011. “An Integrated Curriculum to Improve Mathematics, Language, and Literacy for Head Start Children.” American Educational Research Journal 48(3).