Christy Tirrell-Corbin Clinical ProfessorPh.D.University of Maryland Home People Christy Tirrell-Corbin Department: Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology Division: HDEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (301) 405-7793Location: 3304 Benjamin Building Research Interests Trauma sensitive pedagogy, early childhood policy, culturally responsive and respectful curricula/pedagogy, project-based learning for young children and teacher education. Bio Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin is the Executive Director of the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention and the Director of the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Tirrell-Corbin has worked extensively with Title I (high poverty) schools to increase family engagement, raise awareness of teacher beliefs and practices relative to race, culture and socioeconomic status and, most recently, trauma sensitive pedagogy. Dr. Tirrell-Corbin’s inquiry-based professional development work has been grant-funded, presented at national and international research conferences, and published in refereed journals/conference proceedings. Most recently, she has been the principal investigator/project director on multiple external evaluation grant projects funded by both state education agencies and philanthropic foundations. Early in Dr. Tirrell-Corbin’s career, she worked in the field of child maltreatment while living in New York City. Her work in the foster care system provided the foundation for her professional development efforts and research around issues of race, culture, poverty, and childhood trauma.