Tegan studies embodied literacy, through yoga instruction and mind-body integrative therapy.

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2018, PhDThe University of MemphisEducational Psychology
2015, MSThe University of MemphisInstructional Curriculum and Leadership
2002, BAIowa State Universityemphasis on Health and Human Performance


2019 – presentNIH Grant Funded Project CoordinatorClinical Research Associate II Epidemiology & Cancer ControlSt Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital
2018 – 2020Post-doctoral FellowCounseling and Clinical Mental HealthThe University of Memphis
2018-2019Post-doctoral Fellowship CollaborativeEpigenetics, Genomics, & InformaticsThe University of Tennessee Health Science (Funding)
2007 – 2014Executive DirectorUnited States All Star Federation

Grants and Sponsored Research

2019Research Coordinator,  PRO-CTCAE-CSS: Patient Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology for Adverse Events for Childhood Cancer Survivors. Funded. With the National Institute for Health.
2018/2019New Investigator Travel Grant. Funded. Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research with The University of Memphis. $4,000
2017/2018Co-Investigator, Building resilience in under-served populations a multidisciplinary study of the sweeping impact of developmental trauma. Year 1- funded. Years 2 – 3 city-wide redaction. With the Memphis Research Symposium. $3 mil.
2017/18Co-Investigator, Building resilience in tier 3 students through integrative neuroscience in a local urban school. Not-funded. With the Child Life Institute. $1,500,000.
2016/2017Consultant, Conceptualizing culture, epistemology, and learning through Hip Hop in an urban school. Funded. With the American Educational Research Association via Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. $18,000.
2016/2017Student Research Travel Grant. Funded. With the Department of Educational Psychology. $1,000.
2015/2016Primary-Investigator, Mindfulness and movement in schools: Implementing a research-based yoga curriculum for students and teachers in a local urban school. Not-funded.  With the Strengthening Communities initiative via the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. $28,000.

Part-time Appointments

2019 – presentPart-time FacultyPsychologyRhodes College
2016 – 2018Adjunct FacultyPsychologyChristian Brothers University
2014 – 2016InternAlliance for Nonprofit Excellence
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