Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series

Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series

Toward an Understanding of Working Memory and Math Performance In and Out of the Classroom

May 2, 2019

Dana Miller-Cotto studies factors and opportunities that shape children’s readiness in math and science by applying a psychological, ecological systems theory. In this lecture, she will discuss her longitudinal research testing current theories about why working memory has long been associated with math performance. Her ongoing works tests such theories within various contexts, and focuses how these associations may differ according to important demographic variables.


Carl A. Grant Scholars | Using Critical Design Thinking to Create Emancipatory Research Agenda

April 1, 2019

Lesley-Ann Noel shares her passion for emancipatory research and design in this lecture. She introduces key concepts such as the principles of design, design thinking and emancipatory research and illustrates how she has developed her own personal design and research agenda based on an emancipatory philosophy. Finally, she guides the audience in considering how they can create an emancipatory research agenda for themselves.


CAG Lecture & ITP Seminar | Identity, Engagement & Learning Math: Unpacking the Process of Becoming

March 1, 2019

Drawing on findings from recent studies, Jennifer Langer-Osuna explores social interactions that are linked to how students develop their identities in collaborative classrooms. In particular, she focuses focus on: collaborative problem-solving, positioning and how students negotiate who they are and can become when doing mathematics together. The talk will close with a discussion of classroom practices that foster robust connections between identity, engagement and learning mathematics


#BlackOnCampus, Campus Racial Climates & Black Men’s College Experiences

January 28, 2019

Derrick Brooms explores the sociology of African Americans in urban environments through research and activism focusing on educational equity, race and racism, diversity and inequality, and identity. In this lecture he will discuss his educational research, which centers on Black men’s college experiences.


The Humanities as Pre-Qualitative Research

April 23, 2018

Presented by Samuel Rocha, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia


The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers

March 13, 2018

“The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers” presented by Mica Estrada, Carl A. Grant Visiting Scholar, Asst Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Health & Aging, University of California San Francisco.


Against the Prison Pipeline: Laboring for Love, Toward Justice, with Joy

December 6, 2017

Crystal Laura’s research focuses on the social and academic wellbeing of Black children in the “school-to-prison pipeline.” In this talk, she summarized key contributors to the school-to-prison pipeline and how educators can intervene.care.


The Subaltern School

October 1, 2017

Karida Brown is a cultural sociologist whose interest lies in explorations of the racial self. In this talk, Brown will introduce her new research project, “The Subaltern School,” in which she examines the extended effects of segregated schooling in today’s integrated era. Specifically, Brown will share her preliminary findings from the U.S. and South Africa.


Continuing the Untold Legacy of African Americans in the History of American Evaluation

May 2, 2017

Stafford Hood, Sheila M. Miller Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology and Founding Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment (CREA) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented “Continuing the Untold Legacy of African Americans in the History of American Evaluation: Another Installment in the Nobody Knows My Name Project” on April 6, 2017.


Cowan v. Bolivar County, Resistance to Brown, and the Forging of Racial Fortuity

May 2, 2017

Jamel K. Donnor, Associate Professor, School of Education, The College of William and Mary, presented “Cowan v. Bolivar County, Resistance to Brown, and the Forging of Racial Fortuity” on March 30, 2017.


Teaching to and Through Social Justice

February 8, 2017

Manya Whitaker, Assistant Professor at Colorado College, presented “Teaching to and Through Social Justice” as part of the Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series on February 7, 2017


School Privatization and Black Teacher Decline

December 7, 2016

Terrenda C. White, Assistant Professor Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice at the University of Colorado, presented “School Privatization and Black Teacher Decline” as part of the Carl A. Grant Lecture Series on December 6, 2016


Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

May 9, 2016

Presented by Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education


The National Education Agenda & the Role of Innovation

March 8, 2016

Presented by James T. Minor, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education


Supporting Young English Learners and Their Teachers

October 21, 2015

Celia Genishi, Professor Emerita of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University presents “‘My Mommy Doesn’t Speak English’: Supporting Young English Learners and Their Teachers”