2022 Research Colloquium

Dr. DeLeon Gray to speak at research colloquium and community event in March.

Headshot of Dr. DeLeon Gray of N.C. State University.
Dr. DeLeon Gray

2022 VCU School of Education Research Colloquium

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022

Time: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center, 2301 West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Description: Join us for the 2022 VCU School of Education Research Colloquium, featuring a keynote address by Dr. DeLeon Gray, CEO of Black and Belonging and an associate professor of educational psychology and equity at North Carolina State University. Dr. Gray's keynote is entitled Cultural and Contextual Blindspots in School Belonging Research: A Community-Engaged Perspective. His research on belonging and achievement among historically marginalized student groups has been recognized by the receipt of several prestigious honors. He also has received the Change Agent Award of Appreciation from St. Augustine’s University for his community-engaged scholarship in predominantly Black K-12 schools and was recently a Scholar in Residence in the College of Education at Michigan State University.

Check-in for the colloquium is at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Gray's keynote begins promptly at 10 a.m. There are two ticket options, one including lunch and the poster session, and the other for just the keynote address. Additional information will be available closer to the event.

Register for the Colloquium

DEI Community Conversation

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Peter Paul Development Center, 1708 North 22nd Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Description: The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in the VCU School of Education, in partnership with Armstrong High School in Richmond Public Schools and Peter Paul Development Center, invite you to join us for an evening with Dr. DeLeon Gray from N.C. State University as he shares about his research related to promoting belonging and communal learning in Black and Latinx student populations and how it resonates in the Richmond community.

Register for the Community Event