As a Research Associate, Min Chen-Gaddini provides technical assistance in literature reviews, information memos, and syntheses of reports for the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) West at WestEd.
Chen-Gaddini’s expertise is in child and adolescent development, with a particular emphasis on the roles that family and school processes play in supporting children’s well-being.
Her research areas include assessment of the quality of environments and relationships in various forms of education programs for the purposes of evaluation and program quality improvement; and family and school processes, and the implications of various forms of adult-child and peer interactions for the development of children.
Prior to joining WestEd, Chen-Gaddini was a lecturer for 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 (CCFS) at WestEd on several projects, including the Program for Infant/Toddler Care Program Assessment Rating Scale (PITC PARS), English Language and Literacy Learning in the Early Years (ELLLEY), and Desired Results Developmental Profile - School Readiness (DRDP-SR).
Chen-Gaddini’s empirical research on family processes between Chinese adolescents and their mothers was published in Child Development.
She 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, the Association for Moral Education, and the Comparative and International Education Society.
Chen-Gaddini received an MA and a BA in information management and mass communication from Peking University in China, and a PhD in human development (developmental psychology) from the University of California, Berkeley.