Bich Tran

Bich Tran

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College of Education and Health Professions
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701 
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Bich Tran is a Doctoral Academy Fellow at the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Asian University for Women in Bangladesh in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She arrived in the US in 2016 to pursue her Masters in Political Science at Illinois State University. After her Master’s degree, she came to the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas to join their Ph.D. program. Her interests include gifted education, politics of education, educational leadership, comparative studies, and cyber education.


University of Arkansas - Ph.D. in Education Policy (Anticipated 2022)

Illinois State University - M.A. in Global Politics and Culture

Asian University for Women, Bangladesh - B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Gifted education

Politics of education

Educational leadership

Comparitive studies

Cyber education

Maranto, R., Beck, D., Clark, T., Tran, B., & Feng, L. (September 2021). Chosing cyber during COVID. Phi Delta Kappan. Vol. 103, No. 1.

Tran, B. T. N. (2021). Educational leadership preparation: A comparative study between the U.S and Vietnam. Vietnam Journal of Education. Vol. 5 No. 3.

Tran, B. T. N. (2021). Which townships support charter schools? A study of the 2016 Massachusetts Charter Referendum. Social Science Quarterly, 102(2), 865-880.

Policy brief. Tran, B. T. N., Wai, J., & McKenzie, S. & (2021). A Longitudinal Study of Gifted Status and Academic Growth. Office for Education Policy, University of Arkansas, Arkansas Education Report, 18(7), 1-5.

Policy report. Tran, B. T. N., Wai, J., McKenzie, S., Mills, J. N., & Seaton, D. (2020). What can we learn about improving gifted identification by studying how accurate the process is in Arkansas? Office for Education

Policy, University of Arkansas, Arkansas Education Report, 18(2), 1-31.
Encyclopedia entry. Laos and Vietnam. Gender and Identity Worldwide. California: ABC-CLIO.

Encyclopedia entry. (2019) CODEPINK. Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Organizations that Shaped America: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection. California: ABC-CLIO.

Entry. (2014). 《我越南老家的天气》 – My hometown’s weather in Vietnam. Issue of JUHE SUPPLEMENT. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa. 10: 8-9.

Tran, B. T. N., Wai, J., Mills, J. N., McKenzie, S. C., & Seaton, D. Expanding gifted identification to capture academically advanced low income and disadvantaged students: The case of Arkansas.
Beck, D., Tran, B. T. N., Maranto, R., & Clark, T. Why they come and go: Comparing special education and general education students in cyber schools.
Maranto, R., Tran, B. T. N., Beck, D., & Clark, T. How COVID-19 changed cyber charter schools.
Beck, D., Maranto, R., Tran, B. T. N., & Clark, T. Relationships between social and academic interaction and academic achievement for special education students in virtual schools.
Wai, J., Bardach, L., & Tran, B. T. N. What longitudinal research and large-scale population representative studies can tell us about gifted students and education policy 50 years after the Marland Report.

Academically gifted students and online learning  2021-
Socialization and student achievement in cyber schools  2020-
Gifted and Talented identification in Arkansas  2018-
Educational philanthropy in America  2018-
Gender differences in motivation to study using PISA 2015 data  2018-