Megan E. Vinh

Megan E. Vinh
Advanced Technical Assistance Specialist
919.966.6086
919.966.7463
Sheryl-Mar North, Room 205
Campus Box 8040
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040

Megan Vinh, PhD, is a member of the leadership team for the Trohanis Technical Assistance (TA) Projects at the FPG-CDI at UNC-CH. Currently, Megan serves an Co-Director at the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA), the co-PI of the Early Childhood Recommended Practice Modules project (RPM), and the evaluation lead for the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy). In her role at ECTA, she provides leadership, technical assistance, and evaluation support around improving state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increasing the implementation of effective practices, and enhancing outcomes of these programs for young children and their families. Megan specializes in program evaluation and supporting states with systems change around access and equity issues, including reducing early care and education suspensions and expulsions and increasing high quality inclusive opportunities. As the co-PI for the RPM project, she provides leadership and content expertise for the development of interactive, online modules that support faculty and professional development providers with embedding the DEC Recommended Practices into their coursework and training. Megan also serves as President-Elect of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Executive Board. Megan also co-authored the book First Steps to Preschool Inclusion: How to Jumpstart Your Programwide Plan.

Academic Affiliation: Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Education
Areas of Expertise:
Early Childhood Policy
Early Intervention Programs and Services
Inclusion
Systems Change
Pre-Kindergarten
Equity in early childhood
Education:
• PhD, Special Education, Purdue University
• MA, Special Education, Purdue University
• BS, Psychology, York College of Pennsylvania