The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series

    1200 noon until 120 pm
    Rosenwald Hall, 1101 East 58th Street - Room 015

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 Talia Berkowitz, Student Coordinator at   

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

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Workshop on Education Winter Quarter 2016 

Jan 12 Ronald F. Ferguson, Harvard University
Title: The Influence of Teaching on Student Agency
Jan 19 Robert Roeser, Professor of Psychology, Portland State University
Title: Mindfulness in Education Theory, Research and Future Directions
Jan 26 Juanna Joensen, Senior Research Associate, University of Chicago
Title: Spillovers in Educational Choice 
Feb 2 Michael Dinerstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Title: Quantifying the Supply Response of Private Schools to Public Policies
Feb 9 Elaine Allensworth and Val Michelman, The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
Title: Getting Back on Track: Online and Face-toFace Summer Credit Recovery in Algebra I
Feb 16         Philip Oreopoulus, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Title: Behavioral Barriers to College: An Introduction
Feb 23 Chris Rozek, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
Mar 1 Andrea Jenkins, University of Chicago
Mar 8 Jennifer Delaney, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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.