Vivian Gadsden elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 19, 2023

Vivian Gadsden has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences with four colleagues across Penn. They are among 270 faculty nationwide recognized for significant contributions to academia, the arts, industry, policy, research and science.

A Child Development and Education Professor, Gadsden is an expert on at-risk youth, parental engagement and intergenerational learning. Her research focuses on cultural and social factors that impact learning and literacy.

She is the second faculty member to join from Penn GSE; Dean Pam Grossman was elected in 2017.

This year’s election into The Academy continues a tradition launched more than 240 years ago -- read the announcement HERE.