Center for Education Policy Analysis — 2016-17 Speaker Series

The Center for Education Policy Analysis 2016-17 Speaker Series returns on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Upcoming CEPA Speakers: 

  • Ana M. Martínez AlemánAna M. Martínez Alemán, Ed.D. — “A Platica on the Impact of Race on College Teaching and Learning” — Co-sponsored by CEPA; El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies; UConn Humanties Institute; and Educational Leadership, Kim LeChasseur, April 12, 2017, 12- 1:30 p.m., PRLACC, Student Union Room 438. A light lunch will be provided.

Martínez Alemán is associate dean for faculty and professor of the Educational Leadership and Higher Education Department at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. Her recent work includes Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education (2015) and Accountability, Pragmatic Aims, and the American University (2011). She is co-author of Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture and co-editor of Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. Her scholarship appears in the Journal of Higher Education, Teachers College Record, Educational Theory, The Teacher Educator, Feminist Interpretations of John Dewey, Educational Researcher, and the Review of Higher Education. Martínez Alemán’s scholarship focuses on the critical study of gender, race, and ethnicity in higher education. Currently, she is examining the use of Web 2.0 technologies to promote engagement among first-generation college students, and is featured in Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First-Generation College Students (2017). Her work on racial discourse and social media among college students appears in The Journal of College Student Development and Change: The Magazine of Higher Education.

  • Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m., Gentry 131

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Past CEPA Speakers: 

March 27, 2017 — Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education, Stanford UniversityOne Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers.” View photos and the video from Loeb’s talk. 

Feb. 22, 2017 — Jorge Agüero, assistant professor, Department of Economics and El Instituto at the University of Connecticut: “School Quality and Behavioral Responses: Evidence From the Expansion of the School Day in Peru.” View a video of the presentation; or, see photos here.

Feb. 1, 2017 — Dania Francis, assistant professor of economics and Afro-American Studies in the Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts—Amherst: “Gatekeepers: Evidence of Gender and Race Bias in School Counselor Recommendations for Advanced Coursework” — View photos or the video from the presentation.

Sept. 27, 2016 — Peter Youngs, associate professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education: “The Role of Social Context In Novice Teacher Development” — View photos from Youngs’ talk; access the video here.

Oct. 25, 2016 — Amy Ellen Schwartz, professor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, Maxwell School, Syracuse University: “The Impact of Universal Free Meals on Student Outcomes” — View photos from Schwartz’s presentation, or access the video of her talk.

Nov. 9, 2016 — John Papay, assistant professor of education and economics, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University: “The Effects of School Turnaround Strategies in Massachusetts”  — View photos from Papay’s talk or watch the video.

Dec. 7, 2016 — Sean Corcoran, associate professor of education economics, Steinhardt School, New York University: “Leveling the Playing Field for High School Choice Through Decision Supports: A Randomized Intervention Study” — See photos from Corcoran’s presentation. Or, view the video of Corcoran’s presentation.

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John Papay of Brown University presented “The Effects of School Turnaround Strategies in Massachusetts” in November as part of CEPA’s Fall 2016 Speaker Series. (Photo Credit: Ryan Glista/Neag School)