Previous Lectures

Spring 2023 Lecture Series

Feb. 3: Tracy Gardner

  • Chief Assessment Officer, Classic Learning Test
  • Lecture Title: "Designing a Standardized Summative Assessment in Support of a Classical Liberal Arts Education"
  • Suggested Readings:
  • Supplemental Reference:

Feb. 10: Gerard Robinson

March 3: Ethan Hutt

  • Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 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.

Mar. 31: Angel Parham

April 7: David Uttal

April 21: Nicole Garnett

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"
  • Suggested Readings:

Oct. 7: Roddy Theobald

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"
  • Suggested Readings:

Dec. 2: Harry Patrinos

Spring 2022 Lecture Series

February 11: Drew Bailey

February 25: Elaine Allensworth

  • Director of the UChicago Consortium on School Research, University of Chicago
  • Lecture Title: "Rethinking How to Measure School Quality: The Case of the 5Essentials Surveys"
  • Suggested Readings: 

April 8: Christina Weiland

  • Associate Professor, University of Michigan
  • Lecture Title: "Text- Based Mentoring for Postpartum Mothers: Impacts and Lessons from a Mixed Methods Randomized Trial"
  • Suggested Readings: TBA

April 15: Dominique Baker

April 29: Lindsey Burke

Fall 2021 Lecture Series

October 1: Constance Lindsey

  • Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina
  • Lecture Title: "A Scalable Empathic-Mindset Intervention Reduces Group Disparities in School Suspensions"
  • Suggested Readings: None

October 8: Jennifer Jolly

October 22: Michael Hartney

October 29: Jennifer Schiess

November 19: Davíd Martínez

Spring 2021 Lecture Series

January 29, 2021: Bradford Wilcox

February 5, 2021: Mark Bauerlein

February 12, 2021: Jennifer Steele

February 19, 2021: Michael Lovenheim

February 26, 2021: Joni Lakin

March 12, 2021: Brian Gill

April 2, 2021: Meredith Richards

Fall 2020 Lecture Series

September 25, 2020: Carol Ann MacGregor

  • Vice President Academic & Dean, St. Jerome's 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

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

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


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