EDRE Lecture Series
The University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform is pleased to announce these events as part of our 2020-2021 Lecture Series. All Fall lectures will occur virtually, Spring TBA. Please make sure to RSVP before 1 p.m. on the Wednesday before the scheduled lecture. If you have any questions, please direct them to Emily Coady.
Fall 2020 Lecture Series
September 25, 2020: Carol Ann MacGregor
Vice Provost and Associate Professor of Sociology, Loyola University
Lecture Title: "The Content of Their Character"
Suggested Readings: TBA
October 2, 2020: Deven Carlson
Associate Director for Education, National Institute of Risk and Resilience, University of Oklahoma
Lecture Title: "The Effects of Need-Based Financial Aid on Employment and Earnings: Experimental Evidence from the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars"
Suggested Readings: TBA
October 23, 2020: Takisha Moncrief
Professional Development Partner, One Team
Lecture Title: "Developing a Leader Identity: A Solution to Increasing Teacher Efficacy and Adolescent Literacy Efficacy."
- Key Characteristics of Teacher Leaders in Schools
- Student Teachers Negotiating the Teachers' Professional Identity
November 6, 2019: Michela Carlana
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Lecture Title: "Apart but Connected: Online Tutoring to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on Educational Inequality"
Suggested Readings: TBA
November 20, 2020: Musa Al-Gharbi
PhD Student in Sociology, Columbia University
Lecture Title: "The Role of Education in America’s Civic Crises"
“Universities Run on Disposable Scholars.” Chronicle of Higher Education, 1 May 2020.
“The Crisis of Expertise (and Higher Ed).” Heterodox Academy, 4 April 2020.
“How Universities Have Been Part of the Problem (And Can Be Part of the Solution) for America’s Civic Crises.” Heterodox Academy, 6 September 2019.
“Academic and Political Elitism.” Inside Higher Ed, 27 August 2019.
“For Better or Worse, Universities Help Shape Local, Regional Politics.” Heterodox Academy, 26 July 2019.
“Viewpoint Diversity Transcends Politics.” Heterodox Academy, 29 April 2019.
“Actually, Students Seem Substantially Less Free than the General Public.” Heterodox Academy, 19 April 2019.
“Community and Campus: A Longitudinal Extension.” Heterodox Academy, 4 February 2019.
December 4, 2020: Rita Koganzon
Associate Director of the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy, University of Virginia
Lecture Title: "Hating School: The Liberal Tradition in American Education"
Suggested Readings: TBA
Spring 2021 Lecture Series
January 29, 2021: Bradford Wilcox
Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia
Lecture Title: “The Family Diversity Myth: Is it true that love and money matter more than marriage for children’s educational, emotional, and economic well-being?”
Bradford Wilcox (2014) "Family Matters: What’s the most important factor blocking social mobility? Single parents, suggests a new study." Slate.com.https://slate.com/human-interest/2014/01/new-harvard-study-where-is-the-land-of-opportunity-finds-single-parents-are-the-key-link-to-economic-opportunity.html
Bradford Wilcox (2014) "A Key to College Success: Involved Dads." The Atlantic.https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/the-key-to-college-success-involved-dads/361009/
Bradford Wilcox (2011) "Suffer the Little Children: Cohabitation and the Abuse of America’s Children." Public Discourse: the journal of the Witherspoon Institute.https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/04/3181/
February 5, 2021: Mark Bauerlein
Professor of English at Emory University and Senior Editor at First Things
Lecture Title: "Stop the Screen! An Adversarial Culture for the Classroom"
- American Time Use Survey 2010 Results
- Kaiser Family Foundation (2010) Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-year olds. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Lenhart, A., Ling, R., Campbell, S., & Purcell, K. (2010) Teens and Mobile Phones. Pew Research Center.
- Neilsen.com. (2010). US Teen Mobile Report Calling Yesterday, Texting Today, Using Apps Tomorrow. https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2010/u-s-teen-mobile-report-calling-yesterday-texting-today-using-apps-tomorrow/
- Scholastic (2010). 2010 Kids & Family Reading Report: Turning the Page in the Digital Age. Harrison Group.
- N/A (2012). Trends in Academic Progress Reading 1971–2012 | Mathematics 1973–2012. National Center for Education Statistics.
- N/A (2008). National Freshman Attitudes Report. Noel-Levitz Inc.
- Center for Evaluation & Education Policy. (2006) High School Survey of Student Engagement. Indiana University
- Pryor, J., Hurtado, S., Saenz, V., Korn, J., Santos, J., & Korn, W. (2006). The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 2006. Cooperative Institutional Research Program.
- N/A (2004). Trends in Academic Progress Three Decades of Student Performance in Reading and Mathematics. National Center for Education Statistics.
February 12, 2021: Jennifer Steele
Associate Professor, School of Education, American University
Lecture Title: "Who Benefits from Access to Dual-Language Immersion Education? Evidence from a State Scale-Up in Utah."
- Steele, Jennifer L., Watzinger-Tharp, Johanna, Slater, Robert O., Roberts, Gregg & Bowman, Karl (2021) Achievement Effects of Dual Language Immersion in One-Way and Two-Way Programs: Evidence from a State Scale-Up in Utah. Working Paper.
February 19, 2021: Michael Lovenheim
Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
Lecture Title: “Do Health Insurance Mandates Spillover to Education? Evidence from Michigan's Autism Insurance Mandate.”
- Acton, Riley, Imberman, Scott & Lovenheim, Michael (2020) Do Health Insurance Mandates Spillover to Education? Evidence from Michigan's Autism Insurance Mandate. Working Paper.
February 26, 2021: Joni Lakin
Associate Professor, University of Alabama Department of Educational Studies.
Lecture Title: "What’s Wrong With Not Testing? Social Costs of Not Identifying Student Talent, the Case of Spatial Talent"
- Wai, J., & Lakin, J.M. (2020). Finding the missing Einsteins: Expanding the breadth of cognitive and noncognitive measures used in academic services. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2020.101920
- Lakin, J.M., & Wai, J. (2020). Spatially gifted, academically inconvenienced: Do spatially talented students experience less academic engagement and more behavioral issues? British Journal of Educational Psychology, 90(4), 1015-1038. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12343
- Lakin, J.M. (2016). Universal Screening and the Representation of Historically Underrepresented Minority Students in Gifted Education: Minding the Gaps in Card and Giuliano’s Research [Part of a special issue]. Journal of Advanced Academics, 27(2), 139-149.
March 12, 2021: Brian Gill
Senior Fellow, Mathematica
Lecture Title: “Promotion Power: Measuring High Schools’ Impacts on Outcomes that Matter.”
- Deutsch, J., Johnson, M., & Gill, B. (2020) The Promotion Power Impacts of Louisiana High Schools. Chicago, IL: Mathematica.
- Gill, B., Ruble Whitesell, E., Corcoran S. P., Tilley, C., Finucane, M., & Potamites, L. (2020) Can Charter Schools Boost Civic Participation? The Impact of Democracy Prep Public Schools on Voting Behavior. Cambridge University Press.
April 2, 2021: Meredith Richards
Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy & Leadership, Southern Methodist University
Lecture Title: "Stasis and Change in Public School District Racial/Ethnic Segregation"
- Richards, M.P., Stroub, K.J. (2020) Stasis and Change in Public School District Racial/Ethnic Segregation, 1993-2015. AERA Open. April-June 2020. Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 1-17.