Tanée Tanee Hudgens

Director of Research, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Tanée M. Hudgens serves as director of research at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology with a concentration in quantitative psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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, California.

Tanée 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.