Hai Lun Tan


tel: (212) 807-4228

Hai Lun Tan has expertise in conducting historical research, mixed-methods research, classroom teaching, and project coordination. She is particularly interested in social justice education and educational equity practices, as it relates to technology, children’s learning, and ELL students.

Hai Lun is a researcher on U.S. History Through Young People’s Eyes: An Efficacy Study on Mission US, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and in collaboration with WNET/THIRTEEN, Electric Funstuff, and the American Social History Project. The goal of the project is to investigate the efficacy of a series of interaction history games from Mission US and measure the impact of these games on students’ knowledge of U.S. History and their motivation to study history. For this project, Hai Lun supports a variety of activities in formative research, including the development of instruments, data entry and coding, and outreach.

Hai Lun holds an MA and MSc in International History from Columbia University and the London School of Economics. She received her BA in History and Letters from Wesleyan University. Prior to joining EDC, she taught 6th grade English Language Arts and helped to launch a new after-school tutoring program focused on literacy and creative writing for under-resourced students in San Francisco.