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

Grants & Sponsored Research

2021, Co-Investigator/Research Coordinator, Assessing the feasibility of Remote Mindfulness Based Intervention for Childhood Cancer Survivors A Pilot Study. Internally Funded. Epidemiology Department at St Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital. $3,000.

2020, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training. Funded. Oncology Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. $11,000.

2019, New Investigator Training Grant. Funded. Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research with The University of Memphis. $4,000.

2018, Co-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, Co-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.

2017, Consultant, 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, Student Research Travel Grant. Funded. With the Department of Educational Psychology. $1,000.2015, Primary-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.


2019 – Present NIH Grant Funded Research AssociateSt Jude Children’s Research Hospital
2018 – 2020Post Doctoral FellowUniversity of Memphis
2007 – 2014Executive DirectorUSASF
2019 – presentPart-time FacultyPsychologyRhodes College
2016 – 2018Adjunct FacultyPsychologyChristian Brothers University
2014 – 2016InternAlliance for Nonprofit Excellence
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