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Vandna Bindra

Assistant Teaching Professor

Poe Hall 602-A

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Dr. Bindra is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences and a graduate of the doctoral program at NC State in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Educational Psychology. She is originally from Virginia and a former high school English teacher, though always an English teacher and writer at heart.


  • Educational Psychology

Courses Taught

  • EDP 304: Educational Psychology
  • EDP 504: Advanced Educational Psychology
  • EDP 575: Multicultural Lifespan Development
  • EDP 476: Psychology of Adolescent Development
  • EDP 370: Applied Child Development
  • ECI 709: Race and Ethnicity in Educational Psychology
  • ED 731: Advanced Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in
  • ED 750: Mixed Methods Research in Education
  • ED 508: Exploring Diversity in Classroom and Community
  • ED 572: Teacher Leadership

Services and Engagements

  • Faculty advisor for the Department of Teacher Education and
  • Learning Sciences Graduate Student Association


  • DeCuir-Gunby, J. T., & Bindra, V.G. (2021). How does teacher bias
    influence students?: An introduction to the special issue on
    teachers’ implicit attitudes, instructional practices, and student
    outcomes. Learning and Instruction. doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2021.101523
  • Bindra, V. G., & DeCuir-Gunby, J. T. (2020). Race in cyberspace:
    College students’ moral identity and engagement with race-related issues on social media. The Urban Review, 52(3), 541-561.
    doi: 10.1007/s11256-020-00560-4
  • Henderson, D. X., DeCuir-Gunby, J. T., & Gill, V. (2016). “It really takes a village”: A socio-ecological model of resilience for prevention among economically disadvantaged ethnic minority youth. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 37(5), 469-485. doi: 10.1007/s10935-016-0446-3


Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction (Educational Psychology) North Carolina State University 2018

Ed.M. Human Development & Psychology Harvard University 2011

M.A. English (American Literature) George Washington University 2006

B.A. English Language and Literature the University of Virginia 2003

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Bindra's research interests include moral identity development, race in education, critical race theory, and social media use among college students.


  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education Phi Kappa
  • Phi Multidisciplinary National Honor Society