Research Associate Min Chen-Gaddini provides technical assistance in literature reviews, information memos, and syntheses of reports for the Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) at WestEd.
Chen-Gaddini’s expertise is in child and adolescent development, with an emphasis on the roles that family and school processes play in supporting English learner and other underserved students.
She is highly experienced with both qualitative and quantitative methods, and is proficient in SPSS and Atlas.ti software.
She has published as sole author in a peer-reviewed journal for a mixed-methods empirical study, and has presented her research at numerous annual conferences, including the American Educational Research Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Jean Piaget Society, and the Association for Moral Education.
Prior to joining WestEd, Chen-Gaddini was a lecturer of the Department of Child and Adolescent Development at San Jose State University. She also worked as a consultant with the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd on several projects, including the Program for Infant/Toddler Care Program Assessment Rating Scale, English Language and Literacy Learning in the Early Years, and Desired Results Developmental Profile – School Readiness.
Chen-Gaddini received an MA and a BA in mass communication and information management from Peking University in China, and a PhD in human development (developmental psychology) from the University of California, Berkeley.