Neag School Faculty and Graduate Students to Present at 2016 AERA Annual Meeting in April

More than 50 faculty researchers and graduate students from the Neag School of Education will be presenting at this year’s American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s Annual Meeting, taking place Friday, April 8, through Tuesday, April 12, in Washington, D.C.

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More than 50 Neag School faculty and graduate students will be presenting at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting this April in Washington, D.C. (Thinkstock Images)

The Neag School’s attendees will present academic papers, serve as invited speakers, participate in roundtable discussions, lead professional development courses, and accept awards conferred to them by various divisions of AERA.

The theme of the 2016 AERA meeting is “Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies.” More than 2,500 sessions are scheduled over the course of the five days.

View a complete listing of the Neag School’s faculty and graduate student AERA sessions at

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research, showcasing innovative studies in topics as diverse as STEM, social justice, game-based learning, diversity on campus, and professional development.

Access a PDF of the Neag School’s sessions here, which lists the dates, times, and other details regarding sessions that feature faculty members and graduate students affiliated with the Neag School of Education.

Attend a Professional Development Seminar Led by Neag School Faculty

Three Neag School faculty members will also be heading up professional development courses during the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting.

Assistant professor Milagros Castillo-Montoya – along with colleagues from the University of Southern California and University of Utah – will be presenting a professional development course for experienced and new graduate-level instructors interested in actively addressing racism through their curriculum. The course, titled “Centering Race and Racism Through Action Inquiry in Graduate Education,” will take place Friday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Find more information, including a course summary and cost, here.

Associate professor Noel Card will co-lead a professional development course titled “Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Card will be joined by colleagues from Vanderbilt, the University of Chicago, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Abt Associates, Inc. The session is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Find details regarding this session here.

Professor D. Betsy McCoach, along with a colleague from the Ohio State University, will present a professional development course titled “An Introduction to Hierarchical Linear Modeling for Education Researchers” on Friday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Find further details here. Unable to attend this session in person? You can live-stream this session via the AERA-Virtual Research Learning Center; be sure to register here to participate via live-streaming.

All professional development seminars were crafted based on consideration of more than 50 submissions and a competitive peer review process.

Neag School Reception

The Neag School will also host a reception at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level One, Room 151 B, on Saturday, April 9, from 7-9 p.m. Dean Richard Schwab will be in attendance, as well as the School’s incoming dean, Gladis Kersaint.

The full AERA program, listing all sessions featuring participants from across the country, is available online on the AERA website.

To follow the conversation on Twitter, use the hashtag #AERA16.