School of Education 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. Previous keynote speakers and panelists include:

The 2018 Event

The 2018 Research Colloquium featured Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, senior executive director for research at the Virginia Department of Education, presenting on "Stories in Evidence and Education: The Influence of Research on State Policy Decisions." Dr. Piver-Renna presented an insider's perspective on ways in which scientific research and the use of data has influenced state-level policy decisions.

Photo Gallery – 2018 Research Colloquium

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Previous keynote speakers and panelists include:

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)