College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Tai Do, PhD student, awarded CEHD GAGE Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Tai Do

Tai Do, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology’s psychological foundations of education program, has been awarded the College of Education and Human Development’s GAGE Dissertation Completion Fellowship. This award includes a stipend of $30,000 to cover the cost of tuition.

Do has also received the University-wide 2023 President’s Student Leadership & Service Award (PSLSA). These awards recognize Do’s accomplishments and contributions as a student leader at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities as well as his exceptional leadership and service to the University and the surrounding community.

Do is a 1.5 generation Vietnamese American and, as an undergrad, was a first-generation, commuter college student, which he says helps drive his passion for research and service.

As a doctoral student in the psychological foundations of education program, Do’s emphasis is on social psychological and developmental processes. He has conducted research with Professor Geoffrey Maruyama and the Consortium for the Advancement of Underrepresented Student Engagement. The consortium, made up of faculty and student researchers from the University of Minnesota and six other colleges in North America, pioneered the “UnGuide,” a resource supporting first-generation students in navigating the difficult college environment and connecting with each other. He has also worked with CEHD Dean Michael Rodriguez and the Minnesota Youth Development Group.

Congratulations, Tai!