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 Fall lectures will be held noon-1:15 p.m. Fridays in GRAD 343 unless otherwise noted. 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"
- Aschwanden, C. (2015). Science isn’t broken. FiveThirtyEight
- Makel, M. C., Hodges, J., Cook, B. G., & Plucker, J. A. (2021). Both questionable and open research practices are prevalent in education research. Educational Researcher, 50(8), 493-504. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X211001356 open access preprint: https://edarxiv.org/f7srb/
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"
- Dan Goldhaber, John Krieg , Roddy Theobald and Stephanie Liddle "Lost to the System? A Descriptive Exploration of Teacher Candidates’ Career Paths" (PDF), Educational Researcher, May 2022
- Patrick Walsh, "When Unified Teacher Pay Scales Meet Differential Alternative Returns," Education Finance and Policy, July 1, 2014
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"
- Alejandro Ganimian research archive
Dec. 2: Harry Patrinos
Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist, World Bank
Lecture Title: "Learning Loss Due to School Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic"
- Patrinos, H.A., E. Vegas and R. Carter-Rau. 2022. An Analysis of COVID-19 Student Learning Loss. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 10033
- Patrinos, H.A., E. Vegas and R. Carter-Rau. 2022. COVID-19 school closures fueled big learning losses, especially for the disadvantaged. World Bank, Let’s Talk Development blog series
Dec. 9: Angel Parham
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia
Lecture Title: "Classical Education and the Black Intellectual Tradition: Building a Bridge Over Choppy Educational Waters"
- Parham, A. A. (2022) Don't Cancel the Classics, Broaden and Diversify Them. The Wall Street Journal.
- Diener, D., & Parham, A. A. (2021, November 23). Trouble in the Time of Thanksgiving: How Our Fraught History Can Still Be the Source of Unity. Heterodox: The Blog.
Spring 2023 Lecture Series
Spring semester presentations will be listed in the fall.