Vivian Tseng, PhD
Vivian Tseng is the Program Officer at the William T. Grant Foundation. As a member of the Foundation's Senior Program Team, she is responsible for setting program directions, developing and implementing new initiatives, reviewing proposals, and working with grantees post-award. She has worked to develop the Foundation's research interests in youth's everyday settings and in how research is used in policy and practice affecting youth. She oversees the William T. Grant Scholars Program for promising early career researchers. She received her Ph.D. in Community Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Methods and concentration in Developmental Psychology from New York University and her B.A. in Psychology and specialization in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her empirical research focused on understanding how immigration, race, and culture affected youth and their families and has been published in Child Development, Journal of Marriage and the Family, American Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and the Handbooks of Parenting, Asian American Psychology, and 21st Century Education.
- Program Officer, William T. Grant Foundation, New York, NY
- PhD, 2001, New York University, Community and Developmental Psychology
- Wong, J. S., & Tseng, V. (in press). Political Socialisation in Immigrant Families: Challenging Top-Down Parental Socialisation Models. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
- Tseng, V., & Seidman, E. (2007). A systems framework for understanding social settings. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39(3-4), 217-228.
- Tseng, V. (2006). Unpacking Immigration in Youths' Academic and Occupational Pathways. Child Development, 77(5), 1434-1445.
- Tseng, V., Chao, R.K., & Padmawidjaja, I. (2006). Asian Americans' Educational Experiences. In F. Leong, A. Inman, A. Ebreo, L. Yang, L. Kinoshita & M. Fu (Eds.), Handbook of Asian American Psychology. Sage Publications.
- Tseng, V. (2006). Racializing the "Enemy": Japanese Americans after 12/7/41 and American Muslims and Arabs after 9/11/01. In E. Chen & G. Omatsu (Eds.), Teaching about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Effective Activities, Assignments, and Strategies for Classrooms and Workshops. Alta Mira Press.
- An Aerial View
- Eating Bitterness
- Minority Mentoring Supplement
- Supporting Cross-Racial Mentoring
- The WT Grant Scholars Program
- Unspoken Rules