CEPA Seminar Series 2018-2019

Winter 2019

Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard University

Topic: Does evaluation distort teacher effort and decisions? Quasi-experimental evidence from a policy of retesting students
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Education; Professor of Economics, University of Michigan

Topic: Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public

Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Topic: Subnational Capacity and the Struggle to Make Federalism Work: The Case of Common Core and Instructional Support
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public

Professor of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

Topic: Does Negative Emotionality Bias the Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Health?
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Education 114
Free and Open to the public

Spring 2019

Carrie Conaway

Chief Strategy and Research Officer
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Topic: Educator Preparation and Licensure in Massachusetts
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public
Sharon Wolf

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division
University of Pennsylvania

Topic: Longitudinal experimental impacts of the “Quality Preschool for Ghana” interventions
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public
Jason Grissom

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education
Vanderbilt University

Topic: Investigating Race and Gender Biases in High-Stakes Teacher Evaluations
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public
Christina Weiland

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

Topic: Malleable Factors to Promote Early Learning: Early Findings from the Boston P-3 ExCEL Study
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public
Derek Briggs

Professor and Chair, Research and Evaluation Methodology
University of Colorado Boulder

Topic: The Role of Measurement in Evaluating the Practical Significance of Learning Outcomes
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public

Fall 2019

Stephanie M. Jones

Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development
Harvard University

Topic: The Science and Practice of Social and Emotional Learning in Schools
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public
Isaac Mbiti

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics
University of Virginia

Topic: The Apprenticeship-to-Work Transition: Experimental Evidence from Ghana
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public
Cecilia Machado

Assistant Professor of Economics
Getulio Vargas Foundation

Topic: Youth Responses to Cash Transfers: Evidence from Brazil
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public
Martin West

William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Education
Harvard University

Topic: An Education Politics of Place? Exploring Variation in Public Opinion Across U.S. States and School Districts
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
CERAS 101
Free and Open to the public