Christy Tirrell-Corbin Clinical ProfessorPh.D.University of Maryland Home People Christy Tirrell-Corbin Department: Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology Curriculum Vitae: Curriculum VitaeEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (301) 405-7793Location: 3304 Benjamin Building 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 and raise awareness of teacher beliefs and practices relative to race, culture and socioeconomic status. She has also studied teacher candidates’ beliefs and practices around race and culture through a longitudinal analysis of pedagogical and family engagement practices in early childhood classrooms. 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 of three evaluation projects: Evaluation of Maryland’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant program, Evaluation of the Birth to Five Service Delivery Models in Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education and an Evaluation of the Efficacy of Maryland’s Family Engagement Framework. Early in Dr. Tirrell-Corbin’s career, she worked as a caseworker and casework supervisor for a foster care and adoption agency 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.