UCB GSE 17th Annual Education Research Day Speakers
The 2017 Theme : "Reimagining Education for California"
Morning Keynote: More information coming soon.
Afternoon panel "Disrupting Mis-Education" : Dr. Claude Steele, Dr. Karin Martin and Dr. G Reyes have been confirmed. More information to come.
Claude M. Steele is an American social psychologist and a Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley. He has also served in several major academic leadership positions: for the past two years as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Berkeley, the three years before that as the I. James Quillen Dean for the School of Education at Stanford University from 2011 – 2014, and before that as the 21st Provost of Columbia University. He is best known for his work on stereotype threat and its application to minority student academic performance. His earlier work dealt with research on the self (e.g., self-image, self-affirmation) as well as the role of self-regulation in addictive behaviors. In 2010, he released his book, Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us, summarizing years of research on stereotype threat and the underperformance of minority students in higher education.
Karin Martin, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She studies crime policy and multi-method research design, with an emphasis on the origins and consequences of unwarranted racial disparities. She is a co-PI in a five-year research project examining the use of CJFO’s in eight states and she has given testimony on the issue of criminal justice debt to the New York State Assembly and to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Her work has appeared in Social Issues and Policy Review, Law and Human Behavior, and Journal of Social and Political Psychology. Dr. Martin studied Psychology at Stanford University before attending UC Berkeley where she earned an MPP, an MA in Political Science, and a PhD in Public Policy. She was a post-doctoral scholar in the Psychology Department and a Fellow with the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA.
Dr. G Reyes is a scholar-activist grounded in a commitment to the empowerment of young folks, teachers, and school leaders to radically imagine ways to transform their own realities. He has worked as a teacher and leader in K-12 schooling, as a cultural worker and educator in youth development, and as a scholar in higher education. Some of his work includes Participatory Action Research; art as activism; and how critical, culturally relevant, humanizing, and politically relevant pedagogies can manifest in school, teacher development, and Youth Development settings. He currently works at Stanford University as a Research & Development Scholar and at Mills College as a visiting Assistant Professor of Education.
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