Grace A. Chen is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She holds a Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching and Diversity from Vanderbilt University and B.A. in Psychology and in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan.
A former secondary school mathematics teacher, Chen studies teacher learning around issues of race, power, and equity, with particular interests in identity, ethics, and affect. Her dissertation explored secondary mathematics teachers’ ethical stances on relational work. Her academic research on teachers' attunements, teachers' pedagogical responsibilities, marginalization in mathematics education, and Asian Americans in STEM education has appeared in Cognition & Instruction; Pedagogy, Culture & Society; Race Ethnicity and Education; and the Review of Educational Research.
Prior to joining NYU, Chen was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, where she received the Graduate School's Founders Medal for First Honors and the Peabody Faculty Council Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Leadership Award. She was also a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.