The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series

The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series
Tue (s)  from 1230 pm until 150 pm
Stuart Hall Room 105
5835 South Greenwood Avenue 

The Workshop on Education alternates between two types of sessions: 

  1. The New Findings in Education section functions as a typical University of Chicago Workshop with detialed presentations, discussions and critical eveluations of new findings.  Presentations are presented by university faculty and students, as well as experts from other universities.   
  2. Methodology sessions involve student presentations of works-in-progress.  Discussion is aimed at helping colleagues plan theirnext steps.  
    For additional information on the Workshop on Education Lecture Series, to be added to the distribution list, or if you have a disability and need assistance, please contact our Workshop Coordinators: Jalisha Braxton ( or David McMillon (   Stephen Raudenbush is the Committee on Education Chair and Faculty Representative. 

Autumn Quarter Schedule
Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2018 

Oct 12 Special Event
Anthony Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement 
of Teaching 
Title: Effective Elementary Schools: Lessons in School Improvement from 
Chicago's South Side 

NOTE: This event is Fri Oct 12, 2018 from 830 am until 1030 am at The 
University Club of Chicago, Northwestern Room located at 76 East Monroe 
Street, Chicago, Illinois
Oct 16 Melissa Osborne, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology,
University of Chicago 
Title: Jumping the Ladder: How Low-Income and First-Generation Students
Navigate Social Mobility Through College 
Oct 24 Special Event
Derek Neal, Professor of Economics, Kenneth C. Griffin Department
of Economics, University of Chicago 
Please Note: This event takes place on Wed Oct 24, 2018 at 300 pm
Oct 30 Camika Royal, Assistant Professor of Urban Education, Loyola University
Nov 6 Open
Nov 13 Shanta Robinson, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, 
Unniversity of Chicago 
Nov 27 Amy Lieberman, Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies, Boston University
Title: Learning Language in the Visual World: How Interaction Shapes Early
Word Learning in Young Deaf Children 
Dec 4 William Delgado, PhD Student, Harris School of Public Policy,
University of Chicago
Title: Machine Learning in Schools: What Can We Learn from 100 Measures 
of Teacher Quality? 
Dec 11 Open 

Winter Quarter Schedule
Jan 7 - Mar 23, 2019 

Jan 15  Michael Dinerstein, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago 
Jan 22 Anna Mueller, Assistant Professor, Comparative Human Development, 
University of Chicago 
Jan 29 Open
Feb 5 Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, Postodoctoral Fellow, Stanford University 
Feb 12 Sally Sadoff, Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego 
Feb 19 Open
Feb26 Open
Mar 6 Special Event 
Joshua Angrist, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Please Note: This event takes on Wed Mar 6, 2019 at 300 pm
Mar 12 Open 

Spring Quarter Schedule 
Apr 1 - Jun 15, 2019 

Apr 8 Jens Ludwig, Professor, University of Chicago 
Apr 16 Stephanie Deluca, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Apr 23 Rucker Johnson, Associate Professor of Public Policy, 
University of California Berkeley
Apr 30 Jessaca Spybrook, Professor, Western Michigan University
May 7 Open
May 14 Anajli Adukia, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy,
University of Chicago
May 21 Sarah Komisarow, Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy,
Duke University 
May 28 David Deming, Professor, Harvard University
Jun 4 Open 

Past Events
Winter Quarter  - Jan 3 - Mar 17, 2018


Jan 9

Chris Rozek, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago 
Title: Exploring the Role of Motivational Factors in the Leaky STEM
Pipeline in High School and College

Jan 16 Claude Steele, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Title: Stereotype Threat and Identify Threat: The Science of a
Diverse Community 

Jan 23 Matthew Steinberg, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania 
Title: The Direct and Indirect Effects of Closing Schools on Students'
Academic and Behavioral Outcomes: Evidence from Philadelphia 

Jan 30  Nicole McNeil, Professor of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
Title: Little Things Mean A Lot: Small Variations in the Structure of Input
Affect Children's Learning and Performance in Mathematics

Feb 6 Lindsey Richland, Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Title: Children's Mathematical Thinking: Impacts of Cognitive Load
and Pressure to Perform

Feb 13 Chezare Warren, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Title: Urban Preparation: A Critical Race Examination of Young Black Men's 
Journey to and through College

Feb 20 Kristen Renn, Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan    
State University
Title: Expanding Definitios of "Success" for LGBTQ College Students

Feb 27 Steven Barnett, Board of Governors Professor and Senior
and Senior Co-Director of the National Institute for Early
Education Research (NIEER), Rutgers University
Title: Producting Large and Sustained Impacts in State-Funded Pre-K
Education; Cross State Comparisons and Long-Term Follow-up in New Jersey

Mar 6 William F. Tate, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and 
Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Edward Millinckrodt
Distinguished University Professor in Arts and Sciences,
Washington University in Saint Louis 
Title: Gateway to the West: Refashioning the Arc of Opportunity in St. Louis

Autumn  Quarter Schedule 
Sep 25 - Dec 9, 2017  

Oct 3

James Heckman, The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor,
University of Chicago 
Title: Quantifying the Life-Cycle Benefits of a Prototypical Early
Childhood Program

Oct 10 Morgan Polikoff, Associate Professor, University of Southern California 
Title: Textbook Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence on
Textbook Adoption and Effects

Oct 17 Min Sun, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Title: Public Policy, Organizational Reform Strategies, and Performance: 
A Textual Analysis of Strategic Actions That Move the Needle in 
Underperforming Schools

CANCEL: This workshop will be rescheduled. 
Oct 24

Byeong-Young Cho, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Cognition, Reading, and Critical Learning in Multisource 
Digital-Text Environments

Oct 31

Alex Eble, Assistant Professor, Columbia University 
Title: Stereotypes, Role Models, and The Formation of Beliefs

Nov 7 Daniel Hamlin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Title: Are Charter Schools Safer in Deindustrialized Cities with High
Rates of Crime?  Testing Hypotheses in Detroit

Nov 14 Jonathan Davis, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
Title: The Short and Long Run Impacts of Centralized Clearinghouses:
Evidence from Matching Teach for America Teachers to Schools

Nov 21 IES Presentations