About @DrTaraMDent

Greetings and thank you for visiting my blog.

My name is Tara Madden-Dent and I specialize in culturally responsive social emotional learning for academic and workforce development.  My work supports students and professionals’ abilities to complete and thrive in today’s highly competitive global market.

Bio: Tara Madden-Dent, Ph.D., is a Culturally Responsive Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) Specialist. She previously taught at the University of Nevada, Reno while finishing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and researching evidence-based practices to develop culturally responsive social emotional competencies in youth and adults. Afterwards, Dr. Madden-Dent taught and conducted her research in China, Japan, Poland, South Korea, and through virtual platforms before guiding the development of a Global Programs Department at Sierra Nevada University. Later, as a SEAD Specialist, consulting for the Nevada Department of Education, Dr. Madden-Dent trained thousands of PreK – grade 12 educators while developing the nation’s first-ever SEAD Center, an interactive virtual support system and professional learning platform for educators. Her most recent course offerings, consulting menu, and publications can be found at taramaddendentphd.academia.edu or at tmaddendent@sierranevada.edu.


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