Vivian Tseng leads the William T Grant Foundation’s grant making and spearheads its initiatives to connect research, policy, and practice to improve child and youth outcomes. She frequently writes and presents to international and domestic audiences on evidence-informed policy, research-practice partnerships, democratizing evidence, and immigrant children and families. Vivian has a deep committed to strengthening the career pipeline for young professionals of color. Under her leadership, the Foundation has expanded its support for scholars of color, including increased grantmaking to underrepresented researchers and a mentoring program for students of color.
Dr. Tseng was previously an assistant professor in psychology and Asian American studies at California State University, Northridge. Her research on culture, immigration, and child development was published in Child Development, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and the Handbooks of Parenting, Asian American Psychology, and 21st Century Education, among other outlets. Conceptual papers on youth’s social settings and promoting social change appeared in the American Journal of Community Psychology. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Forum for Youth Investment; is the Associate Editor, North America for the international journal, Evidence and Policy; and chairs the Society for Research on Child Development’s Asian Caucus. In 2013, she was a faculty consultant for the Aspen Institute’s Senior Congressional Educational Staff Workshop on the Education Sciences Reform Act.
Dr. Tseng received her doctorate from New York University and her bachelor of arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.