Matrix is located on the 8th floor of Barrows Hall, on the UC Berkeley campus, near Telegraph and Bancroft Avenues, just up the hill from Sather Gate. There are entrances at both ends of the building, but only one of the elevators on the eastern side goes directly to the 8th floor. You can alternatively take the stairs to the 7th floor and walk up the stairs.
Please join us on November 9, 2016 from 3:30pm-5pm as Social Science Matrix will host a discussion with Dr. Vivian Tseng, Vice President of Programs for the William T. Grant Foundation.
In a presentation entitled “Research-Practice Partnerships and Promoting the Use of Research Evidence," Dr. Tseng will provide an overview of the William T. Grant Foundation's interest in supporting studies on how to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
As explained on its website, the Foundation recently shifted its focus from understanding how and under what conditions research is used toward understanding how to create those conditions. As a result, the Foundation seeks studies that identify or test actionable strategies to improve the use of existing research; invites teams to identify or test strategies for producing more useful research evidence; and seeks projects that test the assumption that using high-quality research in particular ways improves decision-making and youth outcomes.
As Vice President of Programs at the William T. Grant Foundation. Dr. Tseng leads the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and its initiatives to connect research, policy, and practice to improve child and youth outcomes. In 2009, she launched the Foundation’s initiative on the use of research evidence in policy and practice. She also designed the Foundation’s support for research-practice partnerships, including a learning community of research-practice partnerships across the country. Tseng has longstanding interests in mentoring young researchers and strengthening the career pipeline for scholars of color
Under Dr. Tseng's leadership, the William T. Grant Scholars Program has deepened its support for early-career researchers and established a grants program to support mentoring for junior researchers of color. Dr. Tseng serves on the Boards of the Forum for Youth Investment, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and Evidence and Policy. She was previously on the faculty in Psychology and Asian American studies at CSUN. Her studies of racial, cultural, and immigration influences on child development have been published in Child Development and her research on improving social settings and promoting social change have appeared in the American Journal of Community Psychology. She received her Ph.D. from NYU and her B.A. from UCLA.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Lynsay Skiba at firstname.lastname@example.org.