Lecturer 1980 to 2018
Degree: Ed.D., Harvard University, (1980)
Terrence Tivnan taught courses on research methods and data analysis. He has helped thousands of students get off to a good start in learning about statistics and research in education. He received his M.A.T. in reading from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was a first-grade teacher for several years before returning to graduate study. His interests were in quantitative research and data analysis as well as in developmental and educational psychology. He was involved in a wide variety of research projects, including evaluating new educational programs, studies of employment discrimination, and several studies of early literacy programs. His work in educational psychology examined how new skills are acquired by elementary school children. He has worked on a study of writing development among elementary schools, following students from six school districts in Massachusetts.