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Vidya Thirumurthy

Associate Professor of Education

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  • Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo, 2003
  • M.Ed., State University of New York, 1994
  • B.Ed., Annamalai University, India, 1983
  • B.A., Stella Maris College, University of Madras, India, 1971

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Culture and Cognition
  • Culture and Play
  • Social Justice in Education
  • Computer use in Schools in India


Vidya received her doctorate in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from State University of New York at Buffalo. She has over fifteen years experience teaching at the preschool, elementary and middle school levels, and over eleven years teaching in higher education. Dr. Thirumurthy teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the the Education Department. Her research interests include: Culture and Cognition, Culture and Play, Social Justice in Education and Computer use in Schools in India.

Vidya Thirumurthy at the Institute for Global Education Diplomacy