School of Education Annual Research Colloquium

The research colloquium is an annual event sponsored by the School of Education and organized by the SOE Research and Professional Development Committee. The event, which has been held in various forms for more than 20 years, is meant to highlight faculty and doctoral student research and research-related activities. As part of the event, invited speakers and scholars of national and international renown deliver a keynote address on a related educational topic or issue of interest. The colloquium also involves faculty-and student-led presentations that highlight relevant, ongoing research activities.

 

2023 Research Colloquium Keynote: Tawara Goode

Tawara GoodeThe Spring 2023 VCU School of Education Research Colloquium featured Tawara Goode on Friday, March 17 at the Science Museum of Virginia's Dewey Gottwald Center Center. 

Keynote speaker Tawara Goode is the National Center for Cultural Competence director and the new Director of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Goode also is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She has been on the faculty of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD), for more than 30 years and has served in many capacities. She has degrees in early childhood education, and education and human development, and extensive experience as a principal investigator for federal and private sector grants and contracts.

Check out this recap of the 2023 Research Colloquium. 

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Previous keynote speakers and panelists include:

2023: Tawara Goode, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center
2022: Dr. DeLeon Gray, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Equity in the College of Education at North Carolina State University
2020:
Dr. Bettina Love, Associate Professor at the University of Georgia and award-winning author and researcher in the area of Hip Hop education
2019: Dr. Kara Finnigan, Professor of Educational Leadership in the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester
2018: Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, Senior Executive Director for Research at the Virginia Department of Education
2017: Dr. Anthony Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
2016: Dr. Angela Valenzuela, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Texas
2015: Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools, Boston College
2014: Dr. Kerryann O’Meara, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Maryland
2013: Dr. Jill Hamm, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Dr. Emilie Phillips Smith, Pennsylvania State University; Dr. Kevin Sutherland, Virginia Commonwealth University (Panel)