Tanee Hudgens

Senior Research Associate, NIET

As a senior research associate for the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Tanee Hudgens supports all aspects of the organization's research activities. Specifically, she writes reports, briefs, and articles detailing findings, and provides research assistance to other NIET programs and personnel. Prior to joining NIET, Hudgens evaluated the quality of instruction and care provided to preschoolers as well as the recruitment, retention, and development of the early childhood care and education workforce across Los Angeles. Hudgens holds a bachelor's in psychology from Spelman College as well as a master's and Ph.D. in developmental psychology with a concentration in quantitative psychology, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 Tanee  Hudgens

Who is your favorite teacher?

My fifth-grade teacher pushed me to do beyond what I thought was possible. She saw the best in me and instilled in me the love of math.

What do you do in your free time?

I love to read and prefer physical books. One of the most therapeutic things I do is wander around a bookstore and explore the shelves.