EDRE Lecture Series

The University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform is pleased to announce these events as part of our 2022-2023 Lecture Series. All lectures will be held on Fridays in GRAD 343, unless otherwise noted. The first three lectures of spring semester will be noon-1:30 p.m., and the final three will be 12:30-2 p.m. Central.

A complementary lunch will be catered by Panera Bread. Please note that once you have placed a lunch order, that meal will be reordered for you at each subsequent lecture. If you wish to change your order or won't be able to attend, reach out to Kate Barnes. Please make sure to RSVP before 1 p.m. on the Wednesday before the scheduled lecture.

While speakers listed are confirmed, details on their presentations may be delayed; please check back. Direct questions to Miranda Vernon.

Fall 2022 Lecture Series

Sept. 23: Matthew Makel

Associate Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins School of Education

Lecture Title: "Increasing Understanding and Action Through Open Scholarship"

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Oct. 7: Roddy Theobald

Principal Researcher, CALDER Center

Lecture Title: "Preservice Predictors of Teacher Candidates’ Occupational Choices and Earnings Inside and Outside of Public Schools"

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Oct. 28: Alejandro Ganimian

Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology & Economics, New York University

Lecture Title: "Augmenting State Capacity for Child Development: Experimental Evidence from India"

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Dec. 2: Harry Patrinos

Adviser, Office of the Chief Economist, World Bank

Lecture Title: "Learning Loss Due to School Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Patrinos Talk Location: Arkansas Union, Room 507-510 — Time: Noon - 1:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 — Space is limited, please register to let us know you're coming.

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Spring 2023 Lecture Series

Feb. 3: Tracy Gardner

Chief Assessment Officer, Classic Learning Test

Time: noon-1:30 p.m.

Lecture Title: "Designing a Standardized Summative Assessment in Support of a Classical Liberal Arts Education"

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Feb. 10: Gerard Robinson

Fellow of Practice, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

Time: noon-1:30 p.m.

Lecture Title: "Parental Choice and the Black Question: A 30 Year Reflection"

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March 3: Ethan Hutt

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Time: noon-1:30 p.m.

Lecture Title: "The Statistical Student: 'Project Talent' and the Origins of US Longitudinal Student Records."

Suggested Readings:

  • Hutt, E. L. (2017). "Seeing like a State: in the Postwar Era: The Coleman Report, Longitudinal Datasets, and the Measurement of Human Capital. History of Education Quarterly, 57(4), 615-625. https://doi.org/10.1017/heq.2017.36

Mar. 31: Angel Parham

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia

Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

Lecture Title: "Classical Education and the Black Intellectual Tradition: Building a Bridge Over Choppy Educational Waters"

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April 7: David Uttal

Professor of Psychology and Education, Northwestern University

Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

Lecture Title: "An Examination of Different Approaches for Improving Spatial Thinking"

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April 21: Nicole Garnett

John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

Lecture Title: TBA

Suggested Readings: TBA


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