Vivian Tseng

Senior Vice President of Programs, William T. Grant Foundation
New York, NY

As Vice President of Programs at the William T. Grant Foundation, Dr. Tseng leads the foundation’s grant making and spearheads its initiatives to connect research, policy, and practice. In 2009, she launched the Foundation’s focus on the use of research evidence in policy and practice, inspiring a national network of partnerships between school districts and researchers. Dr. Tseng has a deep interest in mentoring young researchers and is committed to strengthening the career pipeline for scholars of color. Under her leadership, the William T. Grant Scholars Program has broadened its diversity and deepened its support for early-career professionals.

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.