Dr. Tonia Durden

Board Member

Tonia Durden, Ph.D. is a Clinical Professor and Birth through 5 Program Coordinator within the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University.  Dr. Durden’s primary scholarship and research trajectory focuses on exploring how to create racially equitable learning experiences for young children.

Dr. Durden’s professional work and scholarship can be categorized into three core areas of focus: Early Childhood Education (curriculum and program development); racial educational equity (research to professional practice); and Early Childhood Systems Engagement (strategic partnerships and equitable systems building).

Dr. Durden is committed to using teacher education, research and scholarship to support educators and leaders who are culturally responsive change agents and advocates in their classrooms and communities.