Alan Tinkler, Ph.D.

Department of Education
University of Vermont

At a Bird Sanctuary in Costa Rica

Alan Tinkler in Costa Rica

Alan Tinkler, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at the University of Vermont. He is a 2014 Lynton Award Finalist, an early career award for the scholarship of engagement. He works closely with various community centers, including King Street Center, Boys & Girls Club, and the O’Brien Community Center, to develop meaningful academic support and advocacy programming to empower community youth. He co-edited a book, Transforming Teacher Education through Service-Learning, which came out last year. Along with his wife, Barri, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Papua New Guinea. In his spare time, he writes stories, including a recently completed novel, Unable to Manage the Silence, which has been sent out for consideration.

On November 19, 2015, the University of Vermont, though the leadership of Dean Cindy Gerstl-Pepin, joined the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. For information about what that means for faculty and students, please visit this temporary information page.

During Fall 2015, Alan is teaching two courses:

Kindergarten in Inner Mongolia

Kindergarten in Inner

On the Great Wall

Alan in China

Temple Flags in Inner Mongolia

Temple Flags in Inner