Vivian L. Gadsden

William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education
Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division

Director, National Center on Fathers and Families
Associate Director, National Center on Adult Literacy


(215) 573-3528
  • Ed.D. (Educational Psychology and Policy) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988
  • B.A. (Psychology and English) Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1978
Areas of Expertise
  • Literacy and at-risk youth
  • Fathers and families
  • Intergenerational learning
  • Parental engagement

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