Workshop on Education Lecture Series


Workshop on Education Lecture Series 2014 Schedule
1200 noon until 120 pm 
Pick Hall -  Room 016 
5828 South University 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 detailed presentations, discussions and critical evaluations 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 their next 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 Miriam Novack, Student Coordinator at

Micere Keels, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development is the Faculty Representative.

Workshops are held on Tuesday(s) from 1200 noon until 120 pm in Albert Pick Hall; 5828 South University Avenue, Room 016.    

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2014 Workshop Schedule 
(workshop schedule is subject to changes)

Winter Quarter

Jan 7
; No Workshop

Jan 13; Shamus Khan, Columbia  
Title: Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School
(Workshop co-sponsored with the Sociology Department Colloquiuml)

Jan 14; OPEN

Jan 21; Steve Rivkin, Professor and Head of Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago 
Title: Charter School arket Dynamics and School Quality

Jan 28; Richard Arum, Professor of Sociology, New York University
Title: College for What? Getting a Job, Social Relationships andCivic Engagement for a Recent Cohort of Emerging Adults
(Workshop co-sponsored with the Sociology Department Colloquium)

Feb 4; OPEN

Feb 4; Micere Keels, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development
Title: The Infant Health Consequences of the Relative Decline in College-Educated Men
(Workshop co-sponsored with the Department of Comparative Development at 430 pm; Stuart Hall Room 102) note special time

Feb 11; Molly Flaherty, the University of Chicago
Title: Can You Teach an Adult to Count? Number and Language Emergence in Nicaragua

Feb 18; Matthew Steinberg, the University of Pennsylvania
Title: Does Teacher Evaluation Impact School Achievement and Teacher Mobility? Experimental Evidence from Chicago's Excellence in Teaching Project

Feb 24; Dana Suskind, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Universit of Chicago Medical Center
Title: Thirty Million Words: Development of a Novel Parent Directed Intervention 
(Workshop co-sponsored with the Workshop for Human Potential and will take place on Mon Feb 24 at 1200 noon until 130 pm in Harris Room 289)

Feb 24; Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University
Title: Race, Class, and the Politics of School Choice
(This is a Sociology Department Colloquium and will take place on Mon Feb 24 at 1200 noon until 130 pm; Location TBA)

Mar 4; OPEN

Mar 11; OPEN

Spring Quarter

Apr 1;

Apr 8; Noah Finkelstein, Professor, Department of Physics and Director, Center for STEM Learning, University of Colorado - Boulder

Apr 15; Sebastian Gallegos, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Title: Rescuing High Ability Low-Income Students: Evidence from Chile

Apr 22; James W. Stigler, Professor of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles

Apr 29; Lori Peterson, Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of Chicago, Department of Psychology

May 6; Roland Fryer, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University

May 13; Chris Young, Post Doctoral Scholar, University of Chicago, Department of Psychology

May 20; David Uttal, Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University"

May 27; Joseph Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois

Jun 3; Marcia Linn, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California at Berkeley




 Past Events

The University of Chicago Committee on Education
Now that we know that, what do we do? Building the capacity of neighborhood high schools
presenter: Melissa Roderick, Hermon Dunlap Smith Professor
School of Social Service Administration
Thu Mar 29, 2012

In this session, Professor Roderick, with NCS co-director Mary Ann Pitcher and Colleagues, discussed NCS's approach to improving college enrollment and college match through a professional network of counselors and a partnership with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. 

Economic Models in Education Research Workshop
Committee on Education at the University of Chicago and the National Opinion Research Center
Thu, Apr 7 and Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Conference on Economic Analysis and Education Policy
Fri, Jun 7, 2010
Organized by Derek Neal of the University of Chicago, this conference is co-sponsored with the Searle Freedom Trust and the University of Chicago Committee on Education.

The Program and papers are available on the MFI website.