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 2020 Event

The 2020 Research Colloquium featured keynote speaker Dr. Bettina L. Love, an award-winning author and researcher in the area of Hip Hop education, presenting on her experience researching whiteness in schools and its impact on students of color. The keynote was followed by a discussion of Love's book “We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom.”

Photo Gallery – 2020 Research Colloquium

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Previous keynote speakers and panelists include:

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)