Dr. Natalie Tran Focuses on Social Emotional Awareness through Mindfulness in 2019 Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture

Natalie Tran, Ph.D., a recognized educator and scholar in educational leadership, secondary and STEM education, is the guest lecturer for the second annual University of Northern Iowa College of Education Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education planned for April 24-25, 2019.

Dr. Tran will lead the keynote, a follow-up workshop and a second address as part of the two-day professional development program for UNI College of Education faculty and students, secondary education faculty at UNI, and in-service teachers and administrators in the Cedar Valley. Dr. Tran is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton.

Her keynote address, “Cultivating Social Emotional Awareness through the Practice of Mindfulness,” and a second presentation on “Advancing Biliteracy for Less Commonly Taught Languages,” represents the diversity of Dr. Tran’s interests and scholarly background. She is known for her research that ranges from STEM education and dual-language immersion to mindfulness and diversity in higher education.  She also serves as the Director for the National Resource Center for Asian languages (NRCAL), founded the Vietnamese Education Advisory Council, and is a heritage speaker of Vietnamese. A full schedule of events is here. 

Dr. Tran holds a Ph.D. in Education in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Carlton-Mellichamp lecture series is a research-focused, funded initiative made possible through the support of donors Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp. Each year, a nationally recognized scholar in the field of education, educational psychology or health and human services will keynote a series meant to stimulate dissemination, public scrutiny and implementation of ideas with the potential to significantly improve professional practice and educator preparation.