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Tanya Wiggins

Clinical Assistant Professor

School of Education

School of Education Westchester

  • @Pleasantville
    Buchsbaum House
  • @New York City
    163 William Street 11th Floor
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Dr. Wiggins has nearly 25 years of experience as an educator. She bridges research and practice by exploring the triumphs and challenges of community-based youth organizations as educational spaces.


EdD , University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, PA , 2013
Educational & Organizational Leadership

M.Ed. , Temple University , Philadelphia, PA , 1999
Urban Education

BA , Swarthmore College , Swarthmore, PA , 1992
English & Education


Medina, J. C., Baldridge, B. J. & Wiggins, T. G. (2020, March). Critical Reflections on Tensions in Authentic Youth-Adult Partnerships. At Our Best: Building Youth-Adult Partnerships in Out-of-School Time Settings. Charlotte, NC, United States: Information Age Publishing.

Matloff-Nieves, S., Wiggins, T. G., Fuqua, J., Ragonese, M., Pullano, S. & Brender, G. (2018). Returning to Responsive Youth Work in New York City. SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice. Los Angeles, CA, United States: SAGE Reference.


Wiggins, T. G. (2020, April). AERA Annual Meeting. Critical Reflections on Tensions in Authentic Youth-Adult Partnerships. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA

Wiggins, T. G. (2017, April). AERA Annual Meeting. The Role and Influence of Friendships In the Educational Achievement of Adolescent Males In A Community-Based Educational Space. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX

Wiggins, T. G., Bornstein, J. & Grant, K. (2016, April). PA-NAME Conference. Continuing the Craft: Reflecting on the Process to Prepare Tomorrow's Teachers. National Association of Multicultural Education-Pennsylvania Chapter


Youth-generated social capital, Community-based educational spaces beyond the school


  • American Educational Research Association , January 2013
    The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
  • National Association of Multicultural Education [Member]
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority [Member]


  • Future Educators Association [Faculty Advisor]


  • Kenan Fund for Scholarly Research [Committee Member]
  • Future Educators Association [Faculty Advisor]
  • School of Education Adolescent Program Committee [Committee Member]
  • School of Education Faculty Affairs Committee [Committee Member]
  • Director of School Partnerships Search Committee [Committee Member]
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