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Dr. Edith Gnanadass

, Senior Research Assistant and Instructor for the Family Literacy Certificate

Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Investment & Banking (1985)
Master of Business Administration, International Management (1988)
Ph.D. Adult Education (2016)

Edith has over 15 years of professional experience in adult, early childhood, and higher education working with diverse populations.  She started as an ELL volunteer and has taught ELL, GED, family literacy, and university courses, and administrated adult literacy, family literacy, Head Start, and social service programs.  This experience in the field combined with her doctoral work in adult education and women's studies gives her a broad and deep understanding of adult education.  Her current research and teaching at the institute focus on adult literacy and family literacy. Her other research interests are race and learning, cultural historical activity theory as a framework to examine learning, qualitative research methodology, Desicrit, and gender, trauma, and learning.