The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series

The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series
1200 noon until 120 pm
Stuart Hall - 5835 South Greenwood Avenue
Room 102 

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. 

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Workshop Schedule - Winter Quarter 
Jan 3 - Mar 18, 2017 

Jan 10 Sally Sadoff, Assistant Professor of Economics and Strategic
Management, University of California at San Diego 
Title: Differences in Motivation and Effort Across Students
Jan 17 David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy,
Professor, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Title: Long-term Orientation and Educational Performance
Jan 24 James Murphy, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology,
University of Chicago 
Title: Belonging, Status, and the Informed Organization of Peer Groups
in American High Schools
Jan 31 Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service
Professor, Chair, Committee on Education, University of Chicago 
Title: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Random Coefficients: Implications
for Valid Causal Inference
Feb 7 Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished 
Service Professor, Chair, Committee on Education, and Chris J. Young, 
PhD, Statistician, University of Chicago 
Title: What Does it Mean to Close Achievement Gaps? An Application of 
Item Response Theory 
Feb 14 Sarah Komisarow, Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, 
Duke University
Title: Community Crime Monitoring and Schooling Outcomes: Evidence from 
Chicago's Safe Passages Program
(co-authored with Robert Gonzalez)
Feb 21 CANCEL 
Michal Kurlaender, Professor, Chair of the Graduate Group in Education, 
and Chancellor's Fellow, University of California at Davis 
Title: Exploring Student Success and Persistence in College: The Role 
of Faculty  (This Presenter will be rescheduled) 
Feb 28 No Workshop 
Mar 7 Magne Mogstad, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, 
University of Chicago 

Past Events
2016 Winter and 2016 Spring Quarter 

Jan 12 Ronald F. Ferguson, Harvard University
Jan 19 Robert Roeser, Portland State University
Jan 26 Juanna Joensen, Senior Research Associate
University of Chicago
Feb 2 Michael Dinnerstein, Department of Economics 
University of Chicago
Feb 9 Elaine Allensworth and Val Michelman
The Consortium at the University of Chicago
Feb 23 Chris Rozek, University of Chicago
Mar 1 Andrea Jenkins, University of Chicago
Mar 8 Jennifer Delaney, UIC at Urbana Champaign
Apr 5 Howard Bloom MDRC
Apr 12 Perla Gamez, Loyola University
Apr 26 Sue Sporte and Jennie Jiang
The Consortium at the University of Chicago
May 3 Na'ilah Suad Nasir, University of California at Berkeley
May 17 Elizabeth Gunderson, Temple University
May 24 Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, University of Chicago
May 31 Nolan Pope, University of Chicago