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Distinguished Educational Research Lecture Series

About the Lecture Series

In 2013, the College of Education received an award from the President and Provost Academic Excellence Funding to initiate a Distinguished Educational Research Lecture Series as part of the Faculty Mentoring Program in our college. The lecture series brings outstanding education research scholars to meet with faculty and students and to speak about their research. The goals were to provide an outstanding academic role model for junior faculty and graduate students, to promote advanced research dialogue among faculty and graduate students, and to accelerate the development of academic research networks.

2018 Lecture:
"Looking Behind the Veil of School Reform"

Dr. Leslie Fenwick
Senior Fellow for the McDonald Character Leadership Program at West Point Academy and 
Dean Emeritus of the Howard University School of Education

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2017 Lecture:
"Doing Science, Doing Good!

50 Years of Research at Juniper Gardens Children's Project"

Dr. Charles Greenwood and Dr. Judith Carta

Dr. Charles Greenwood
Senior Scientist and Professor of Applied Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas
Former Director, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project
Applied Behavioral Science and Life Span Institute

Dr. Judith Carta
Senior Scientist and Professor of Special Education, University of Kansas
Interim Director, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project
Director, Bridging the Word Gap Research Network

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2016 Lecture:
"The Rise and Decline of the Public School Ideal in America: Politics, Law and Finance"

Dr. Kern Alexander

Excellence Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
Robinson Eminent Scholar's Chair Emeritus, University of North Florida

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2015 Lecture:
"Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds: Culturally Responsive and Socially Just Practices in U.S. Classrooms"

Dr. Sonia Nieto

Professor Emerita in Language, Literacy & Culture, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

→ Sonia Nieto Lecture Transcript (Word)

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2014 Lecture:
"From Research to Results: Envisioning the Future of Technology in Teaching and Learning"

Dr. Chris Dede

Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

→ Chris Dede Lecture Transcript (Word)


2013 Lecture:
"Through a Glass Darkly: The Persistence of Race in Education Research and Scholarship"

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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