Dr. Vivian Gadsden
Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
• Expert on literacy and at-risk youth, fathers and families, intergenerational communication and learning and parental engagement
• Her research focuses on cultural and social factors that affect learning and literacy throughout life and within families; the relationships between literacy in families and the issues of culture, race, gender and poverty in diverse learning environments; and the cross-cultural/generational nature of learning, literacy and identity development within families.
• Associate Director of the National Center on Adult Literacy at Penn