John and Mary Sue Oehler Lecture for Educational Leadership
One of the School of Education’s signature events, the John and Mary Sue Oehler Lecture for Educational Leadership brings internationally-renowned speakers to campus to provide their expertise on key issues in education.
Created in honor of Dr. John S. Oehler, who served as dean of the School of Education from 1985-2002, this annual lecture is free and open to all VCU faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. Previous presenters have included Dr. Peter Smagorinsky, a professor of language and literacy education at the University of Georgia; and the dean of William & Mary’s School of Education, Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin.
This year’s event
The 2018 Oehler Lecture, featuring Dr. Patricia Gándara, research professor and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, was titled “Latino students: Challenging myths and Reframing Assets.”
2018 Keynote Video featuring Dr. Gándara
2018 Photo Gallery
To catch up on some of the previous Oehler Lecture presentations, select the corresponding link from the list:
- “Five Miles Away, A World Apart: Five Years Later,” presented by James Ryan, J.D. — Oct. 1, 2015
- “Improving the Yield from Program Evaluations for Theory and Practice: Envisioning Community-Engaged Research,” presented by Dr. Robert Granger — Oct. 30, 2013
- “Authentic Teacher Evaluation: A Two-Tiered Proposal for Formative and Summative Assessment,” presented by Dr. Peter Smagorinsky — April 10, 2013
- “Three Lenses on Education,” presented by Dr. Virginia L. McLaughlin — Oct. 12, 2011