The Chicago Education Workshop Lecture Series

1200 noon until 120 pm
Albert Pick International Hall | 5828 South University Ave | Room 016

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   

Susan Levine, Professor and Interim Committee on Education Chair is the Faculty Representative. 

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NOTE: Our regular scheduled Workshop on Education Lecture Series will resume during the 2015 Autumn Quarter (Sep 20 - Dec 12, 2015).  Please mark your calendars for Tue at 1200 noon for the upcoming 2015 – 2016 lecture series.  If you or someone you know is interested in a platform to present their education research, please contact our Workshop Coordinator Talia Berkowitz at  Available slots to present your work are available. Keep in mind that our  workshop schedules are subject to changes. 

Workshop on Education Presenters  
Spring 2015  Quarter

Cassie Freeman, IES Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
Title: The Development of Young Children's Higher Order Thinking
Apr 14 Henry (Roddy) Roediger, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis
Title: Making It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning and Memory
Apr 21 Mimi Engle, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education, Vanderbilt University - Peabody College
Title: Understanding Elementary School Absenteeism
Apr 28 Caroline Hoxby, Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Title: Expanding College Opportunities for Low-Income, High-Achieving Students
May 5 Sebastian Gallegos, PhD Student, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Title:  The Vanishing Benefits of Delayed Primary School Enrollment
May 12 Anjali Adukia, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago 
Title: Sanitation and Education
May 19 John Friedman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Title: College and Intergenerational Inequality
May 26 Susan Wagner Cook, Assistant of Professor of Psychology, University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
Title: Space and Time on Our Hands: How Gesture Influences Learning and Memory
Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, IES Fellow, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Title: Can Pay Draw High Quality Teachers to Hard-to-Staff Schools?

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.