Previous Lectures

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."

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November 6, 2020: 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"

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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?”

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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"

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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."

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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.”

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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"

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March 12, 2021: Brian Gill

Senior Fellow, Mathematica

Lecture Title: “Promotion Power: Measuring High Schools’ Impacts on Outcomes that Matter.”

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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"

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