The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series

The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series
1230 pm until 150 pm
5835 South Greenwood Avenue - Room 105

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, or to be added to the distribution list, or persons with disabilities who may need assistance, please contact Darnell Leatherwood, Workshop Coordinator at  

Stephen Raudenbush is the Committee on Education Chair and Faculty Representative. 

 Spring Quarter Schedule
Mar 26 - Jun 9, 2018 

Apr 3 Douglas O. Staiger, John French Professor of Economics
Dartmouth College
Title: School District Reform in Newark: Within- and Between-School Changes
in Achievement Growth

Joint with Mark Chin, Thomas Kane, Whitney Kozakowski and Beth Schueler
Apr 10 Carol Camp Yeakey, Marshall S. Snow Professor of Arts and
Sciences, Washington University in Saint Louis 
Title: Where Are the Poor to Live?
Apr 17 Susan Dynarski, Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics
University of Michigan
Title: Increasing Economic Diversity at a Highly Selective University: Results
from a Large Field Experiment
Apr 24 Michal Kurlaender, Professor, Professor of Education Policy, University of 
California, Davis
Title: My Professor Cares: Experimental Evidence on the Role of Faculty
May 1 Eve Ewing, Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Chicago
Title: Book Talk: Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closing on 
Chicago's South Side
May 8 Russell Skiba, Professor, Indiana University
May 15 Andrei Cimpian, Associate Professor of Psychology
New York University
Title: The Brilliance Barrier: Stereotypes about Brilliance Are an Obstacle
To Diversity in Science and Beyond 
May 22 Dana Suskind, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Chicago
Title: A Public Health Approach to Early Learning 
May 29 Matthew Kraft, Assistant Professor, Brown University 
Title: Teacher Accountability Reforms and the Supply of New Teachers 

Winter Quarter Schedule 
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