Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies, University of Houston, 2004
M.Ed. School Administration and Supervision, Southern University, 1998
B.A. History Education, Newberry College, 1989
Professor, Prairie View A&M University, 2011 – Present
Associate Professor, Prairie View A&M University, 2007 – 2011
Assistant Professor, Texas Southern University, 2004 – 2007
Addressing the educational needs of historically underserved students
Closing achievement gaps, retention, and graduation in P-16 settings
Building strong parent/school partnerships, dispelling deficit model thinking, diversity, and culturally responsive leadership and teaching
Hermond, D., Tanner. T, & Vairez, M. (2018). Enhancing the cultural competency of prospective leaders via a study abroad experience. Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice and Research. 8(1), 18-27.
Tanner, T., Hermond, D., Vairez, M., Larchin, L., (2017). Does Diversity Really Matter?. The interplay between students race and their teacher’s level of cultural responsiveness. The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review 17(1), 1-10.
Sturgis, K., Shiflett, B., Tanner, T., (2017). Do Leaders’ Experience and Concentration Area Influence School Performance?. Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice and Research 7(1), 107-121.
Thompson, L., Hobson, L. D., Smith, P. A., & Tanner, T. (2016). Using the Culturally Proficient Continuum to Evaluate the Cultural Relevance of Gifted and Talented Programs. Journal of Research Initiatives, 2(1), 1-9.
Tanner, T., Hermond, D., Vairez, M., Larchin, L., & McCree, C. (2015). Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Closing the Achievement Gap. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 15 (1), 1-10.
Collins, C., Tanner, T., & Williams, J. (In press). Themes in the research on the cultural responsiveness of educators in public schools in Texas. The Texas Alliance of Black Schools Education Journal.
Owens, E., Bailey-Perry, D., McLeod, K., Tanner, T. (In press). Modeling high school students’ alcohol, drug and tobacco use. The Association for the Advancement of Educational Research Journal.