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 associate professor in the Department of Education at the University of Vermont. He works closely with various community partners, including King Street Center, Boys & Girls Club, and the Old North End 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. He was a 2014 Lynton Award Finalist, an early career award for the scholarship of engagement. 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.

In the community, he is on the board of three splendid organization:
For the United Way of Northwest Vermont, he is a member of the community impact team, a team that is charged with reviewing applications for funding.

As UVM's internship director for the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, he supports students who participate in the program, a program that includes a funded 8-week summer internship program. The application deadline for the program is January 15th.

Kindergarten in Inner Mongolia

Kindergarten in Inner

On the Great Wall

Alan in China

Temple Flags in Inner Mongolia

Temple Flags in Inner