Reflections from the AERA Annual Meeting in New Orleans 2011 by niusheng11


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    Connections          Graduate Student Council
                  American Educational Research Association

     Reflections from the AERA Annual
       Meeting in New Orleans 2011
                                                        Melissa S. Mitchell
           Message from the Chair,      2          Senior Newsletter Editor

  2011 New Orleans Service Project      3                  Bryce L. Walker
                                                   Junior Newsletter Editor
   Our 2011-2012 Graduate Student      4-6
                  Council Officers

   Get Connected to your Division!    7-19

 Connections Through Social Media      20

Get Involved with GSC by becoming      21
                         a Liaison

  Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012-   22-25

   Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not   26-27
     Enough, Looking Forward to
     Vancouver by Robyn Carlson

     2011 Annual Brown Lecture in      28
                 Washington D.C.
    2012 AERA Annual Meeting in        29
                Vancouver, BC

             Thank You from GSC        30
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                        Message from the Chair
Honorable Graduate Students,

The 2011 Annual Meeting, April 8-12, in New Orleans, Louisiana was
highly successful. The theme was “Inciting the Social Imagination:
Education Research for the Public Good.” Over 4,000 graduate students
attended as conference participants! This is a tremendous number
considering the number of total registered attendees was 13,815.
Additionally, 509 AERA Graduate Student members presented at the 2011
Annual Meeting. Way to go!
                                                                                    Nicholas Hartlep
Education researchers will travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada          University of Wisconsin-
for the 2012 Annual Meeting (Friday, April 13 - Tuesday, April 17, 2012).               Milwaukee
Under the leadership of President Arnetha Ball (Stanford University), the
2012 theme is Non Satis Scire (non sah-teece sy-ere): To Know is Not Enough. Echoing the 2011 theme, one
of the many foci of this year’s Annual Meeting will be the use of research to improve education and serve
the public good. One of my goals for the Graduate Student Council (GSC) is to increase Graduate
Student membership, as well as the number of Annual Meeting conference presentations. As the current
Chair of the GSC—the chief constituency body for Graduate Students—I agree with the meeting’s
mission and have outlined several of my objectives that are common to those of President Ball. I hope to
accomplish much during my tenure as Chair; however, much of this work cannot be actualized without
the work of active and interested Graduate Students.

First, many Graduate Students utilized the application for their smartphones in order to navigate the
program while attending the sessions in New Orleans. In keeping with this trend of going
“technological” and “green,” I, along with fellow GSC members and leaders, have begun the process of
assembling cadres of interested Graduate Students to form subcommittees. The chief project is creating
YouTube videos that will be useful for Graduate Students who are new to AERA or have not yet
attended the Annual Meeting. If you are interested in joining, participating, or serving on such a
subcommittee, please send an e-mail to Cecilia Fernandez, the GSC Community Leader at

Second, an additional objective of mine is to bolster and grow the Graduate Student membership in the
association. The latest official count (the 2010 year-end numbers) shows that 6,662 (27%) of AERA
members are Graduate Students. I would love to see that number dramatically increased during my
tenure as chair. We have already initiated recruitment conversations and communications with AERA
Headquarters in an effort to build Graduate Student representation.

However, being a “card-carrying” and “dues-paying” AERA member is not enough. I am painfully
aware that Graduate Students wish to be acculturated into the academy. I encourage Graduate Students
to join our listerv and become part of the AERA Graduate Student community of scholars. Interested
Graduate Students should also join our Facebook member page; search for “AERA Graduate Students!”
Additionally, I am here to listen to Graduate Students’ concerns. Please feel free to contact me directly if
there is anything you feel that I can do on your behalf ( Last, I would like to close
by pointing out that Graduate Students who would like to become more involved—especially by serving
in a formal leadership position—should review the GSC Call for Elections.

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              2011 New Orleans Service Project

 The Community Service Project sponsored by the Graduate Student Council in partnership
 with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity was an overwhelming success with graduate
 students and their friends and family members. Volunteers arrived a day early for the 2011
 annual meeting in New Orleans, to engage with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
 (NOAHH) program in their effort to provide homes for families who experienced the
 devastating effects of hurricane Katrina. This energetic group of volunteers collectively
 provided over 230 hours of labor as they worked on two Habitat houses being built in the hard
 hit lower 9 ward. In addition, this group also donated $500 to NOAHH to help defray the cost
 of materials and supplies. Several participants commented that this event renewed their spirits
 and provided a useful lens to think more deeply about the 2011 theme Inciting the Social
 Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good. We all agreed this year’s event was an
 overwhelming success on many levels and well-worth repeating in Vancouver. A special thank
 you goes out to the following Community Service Project coordinators and organizing
 committee members: Robin Harris, Patrick Bell, John Wolcott, and Robyn Carlson.

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Our 2011-2012 Graduate Student Council Officers
 Chair Nicholas Daniel Hartlep
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 Nicholas is a doctoral candidate and Advanced Opportunity
 Program Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His
 quantitative method dissertation looks at the educational
 achievement and attainment levels of Asian Americans using
 segmented assimilation. Currently he teaches courses in the early
 childhood program at UW-Milwaukee. Nicholas was formerly a
 first-grade teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools, the largest school
 system in Wisconsin. He is married and the proud father of two

 Past Chair Annis N. Brown
 Michigan State University

 Annis is a doctoral student in Curriculum, Teaching, and
 Educational Policy at Michigan State University, researching urban
 education, school choice policies, and critical literacy studies.
 Brown served as the Division L Graduate Student Representative
 and the GSC Community Leader. Brown previously worked for the
 New York City Board of Education as Training and Support
 Coordinator for the NYC Teaching Fellows and taught seventh and
 eighth grade.

 Chair Elect Cathy Rosenberg
 The Ohio State University

 Cathy is a third year doctoral student at The Ohio State University
 in the School of Teaching and Learning. Her main research interest
 involves pre-service teacher education around LGBTQI issues.
 During the 2009-2010 academic year, Rosenberg served as the GSC
 hospitality chair where she helped organize the Saturday night
 social. Fun fact: Cathy owns six birds!

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Our 2011-2012 Graduate Student Council Officers
 Program Chair Robyn Carlson
 Michigan State University

 Robyn is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Teacher
 Education at Michigan State University. Prior to returning to
 graduate work three years ago, Robyn spent 28 years working as a
 teacher and administrator in PK-12 schools in rural, suburban, and
 urban settings. Her personal research interests include investigating
 what teachers learn in teacher preparation, induction, and
 professional development programs and factors that influence
 teacher learning with a particular focus on mentoring and
 coaching. Robyn served as the GSC Program Chair for 2010-2011
 and Co-Chaired the first GSC Community Service Project working
 with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity program

 Community Leader Cecilia Henriquez Fernandez
 University of California-Los Angeles

 Cecilia is a fourth year doctoral student in Social Research
 Methodology at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and
 Information Studies. She earned an M.A. at UCLA in Social
 Research Methodology, and a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT.
 Cecilia’s research interests lie in understanding how mathematics is
 learned and developed in various settings. She currently works on a
 project that documents the various ways in which elementary
 school children explain mathematical concepts in the classroom.

 Secretary/Historian Carleen Carey
 Michigan State University

 Carleen is a third-year doctoral student in the Curriculum,
 Instruction, and Teacher Education program at Michigan State
 University. Prior to attending MSU, she taught science to
 elementary schoolers part-time as part of an outreach program in
 Williamstown, MA. and was a Writing Skills Instructor for the
 Upward Bound Program at Salem State College in Salem, MA. At
 MSU, she is graduate student coordinator of a mentoring program
 for adolescent girls from Detroit. Her interests are in literacy and
 developing themes of beauty and self-image in other people. She is
 looking forward to serving as your Secretary-Historian over the
 next year!

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Our 2011-2012 Graduate Student Council Officers
 Senior Newsletter Editor Melissa S. Mitchell
 University of Connecticut

 Melissa recently graduated with a doctorate in Educational
 Psychology with a concentration in gifted education from the
 University of Connecticut. She currently serves as the assistant
 editor for the Journal of Advanced Academics. Prior to entering the
 doctoral program, Mitchell worked as an academic counselor and
 adjunct faculty member at a postsecondary institution in Maine.
 Her research interests include educational technology and rural

 Junior Newsletter Editor Bryce L. Walker
 The George Washington University

 Bryce is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of
 Curriculum & Pedagogy of The George Washington University. He
 earned a BFA in Art Education from Brigham Young University.
 He entered into the field of education as a K-8 Art and Spanish
 teacher. Since then, he has earned an Ed.M. in Educational Media
 from Boston University, worked as an Instructional Designer at
 Prince George’s Community College (MD) and is currently a
 Graduate Research Assistant at George Washington. His current
 research interests are in early childhood digital literacy, educational
 technology, educational statistics, and urban education.

 Web Secretary Angela Hines
 Arizona State University

 Angela Hines received her B.A. in Theatre, her M.Ed. and MAC in
 Secondary Education: Theatre Education, and will receive her
 Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Studies in May
 2013 from Arizona State University. She teaches courses in child
 and adolescent development for the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s
 College at Arizona State, and has taught Drama, Musical Theatre,
 and Film at the	
  secondary educational level. She serves as the
 President of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in
 Education, Section Editor for the Current Issues in Education (CIE)
 Journal, and the	
  Web-Master for the American Educational
 Research Association (AERA).

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                               Division A: Administration
Senior Rep. Angela Urick
University of Texas at San Antonio

Angela is a research fellow at The University of Texas at San Antonio in the Department of
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and is the managing editor for The Review of Higher
Education. Her research interests include understanding the impact of organizational structures on
school effectiveness through large-scale reforms, school facilities and funding, academic climate,
school social structures, and P-20 initiatives.

Junior Rep. Pat Schroeder
Texas A&M University

Pat is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Educational Administration at Texas A&M University and is
a graduate student research assistant to Dr. Roger Goddard. Schroeder’s research interests include
professional development for principals and program evaluation of professional development for
practicing principals. Schroeder had a career in public education as an elementary school teacher,
assistant principal, and principal in a large urban district before becoming a full-time Ph.D. student.

Division A Statement:
For the first time, Division A has committee members to extend outreach and mentoring to graduate
student members of our division. The committee members are: Virginia Snodgrass, Educational
Administration Department, University of Texas-Austin; Marcia Ranieri, Teaching and Leadership,
Syracuse University; and Tiffany Harvey, Educational Leadership, Arizona State University.

At this past AERA meeting, the Division A fireside chat focused on the relationship between theory,
research, and research methods and how these efforts can be operationalized to the external benefit
of society. Ursula Casanova (Arizona State University, Retired), Floyd Beachum (Lehigh
University), Julian Vasquez Heilig (University of Texas-Austin), Gerardo Lopez (Indiana
University), and George Theoharis (Syracuse University) discussed the actions taken by practitioners
as a response to external pressures of accountability and school reform, which have resulted in the
construction of new knowledge and pathways for sustainable school reform. These scholars
responded to questions from graduate students and scholars about the most recent and salient
findings in the study of school improvement. The panelists suggested the importance of leadership
and organizational structures within schools and culture.

For future events, the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) convention will be
held November 17-20, 2011 in Pittsburgh. Divisions A representatives and committees in
conjunction with Division L representatives expect to offer graduate students sessions at UCEA that
discuss what to expect as an early scholar and how to submit and publish manuscripts. For more
information about UCEA this fall or Division A, please contact

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                           Division B: Curriculum Studies
Senior Rep. Ronald K. Porter
University of California-Berkeley

Ronald is a doctoral candidate in the Social and Cultural Studies in Education program, with a
designated emphasis in Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his B.A.
in Political Science from Eckerd College and his M.A. in Education at the University of California,
Berkeley. His research interests include African-American educational thought and critical theories
of race, gender and sexuality. His dissertation research traces the intellectual history of African-
American educational thought looking specifically at the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, Alain Locke, and
James Baldwin.

Junior Rep. Yoonjung Choi
Columbia University-Teachers College

Yoonjung is a doctoral candidate in social studies education at Teachers College, Columbia
University. Her research interests include social studies curriculum, multicultural/global education,
and teacher education. She is also working as a consultant for professional development curriculum
development at The Korea Society. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, photography, and traveling.

Division B Statement:
Curriculum Studies inquires into the relations of the curriculum, teachers, students, individuals,
societies, and interdisciplinary themes, while critically examining educational issues and policies in
light of scholarship in areas related (but not limited) to: Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology,
Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Social Foundations, Queer Studies, Pedagogy, Women's Studies, and
Andragogy. During the 2011 annual meeting, Division B hosted several Program Events and
Sessions. These included the Division B International Curriculum Research Graduate Student
Seminar; the Division B Graduate Student Alumni Seminar on Critical Race Theory, Critical
Latina/o Theory, and Feminist Pedagogy; the Division B Vice Presidential Address: Diving Into the
Wreckage: Working the Cracks/Embracing Contradiction; and the GSC Division B Fireside Chat:
Hope and Healing in Justice Work: Dismantling, Changing, Rebuilding Curriculum. The Fireside
Chat was one of the highlights of the annual meeting, and included insights from Sandy Grande,
Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade, David Stovall, and Erica Meiners. We are looking forward to next year’s
annual meeting in Vancouver. Anyone who is interested in participating in Division B planning and
events should contact Ronald K. Porter, Division B Senior Representative (

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                       Division C: Learning and Instruction
Senior Rep. Yin Wah B. Kreher
Syracuse University

Originally from Singapore, Yin Wah is a third-year doctoral student in Instructional Design,
Development, and Evaluation at Syracuse University. Her primary research interests include the
study and development of creativity-supportive learning and work environments; and the use of arts
for learning and/or performance improvement in multicultural, healthcare, and educational settings.
She is fascinated by how people learn and interact with or without the use of technology across
cultures, fields, and disciplines.

Junior Rep. Angela Shelton
Temple University

Angi began her career in education as a high school teacher. Currently, she is finishing her doctoral
coursework in the Science Education program at Temple University. Her main research interest is
students’ performance on virtual assessments. She presented this topic at both NARST and AERA.
As part of the Division C graduate student committee, she hopes to help people form true
networking partnerships that lead to lifelong friendships and collaboration.

Division C Statement:
At our Fireside Chat, “Taking Research to Scale with Paul Cobb,” we had the honor of having Dr.
Cobb, Peabody Chair in Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University, describe the evolution of his
research with us. Dr. Cobb's presentation afforded us a glimpse into the process of moving from
graduate student to senior researcher and a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with an
established scholar. His well-attended presentation showed how he made instructional improvement
a researchable issue by investigating the process of improving mathematics teaching and learning at
scale. The audience participated enthusiastically with several insightful questions.

The Graduate Student Seminar saw roughly 25 mentor-graduate student pairs in attendance, with
the students learning how to develop a research trajectory, conduct effective teaching, and ways to
secure grant funding. At the “Inciting Imaginations: New Directions in STEM Education” session,
exciting research was shared by a panel of distinguished scholars: Dr. Xornam Apedoe, University
of San Francisc; Dr. Melissa Gresalfi, Indiana University; and Dr. Timothy Zimmerman, Rutgers
University. The Graduate Student Social at Bourbon House was a success; many new faces showed
up and many new friendships were cultivated.

Have you heard about our new blog located at: We are excited
to share that we’ve had many hits on our blog since the launch in March 2011. We plan to make
information more accessible by moving our newsletter to our blog. Please bookmark or subscribe to
our blog to keep informed of our latest updates. We also have a Facebook page just for graduate
students: AERA Division C- Graduate Students. Search for us and LIKE us!

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          Division D: Measurement and Research Methodology
Senior Rep. Grant Morgan
University of South Carolina

Grant Morgan is the Senior Representative of Division D to the Graduate Student Council,
committee co-chair and a fourth year doctoral candidate in the educational research and
measurement program at the University of South Carolina. His primary methodological research
interests involve structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and item response theory.

Junior Rep. Yuan Zhang
University of Maryland at College Park

Division D Statement:

Fireside chat and In-Progress Research Gala were a success. We had about 25 participants and
attendees at the Fireside Chat and the entire session was a discussion and dialog led by experts
and participants. We had about 28 participants and about 45 attendees at the Gala.
We maintained the graduate student website, where information about internships and
information about conference events were posted. In addition, two sections for graduate
students were continued from last year: Ask a Scholar and Ask a Student. The idea behind the
two sections was to continue to introduce various faculty and students in our field to the
general graduate student population within Division D. Prior to the annual meeting, we were
also able to select the incoming Jr. Rep as well as the graduate students for various Division D
Past Chair Dubravka Svetina organized the first session titled “Exemplary Work From Promising
Researchers,” which featured the top four winners at the In-Progress Research Gala.

Please see our Announcements page at:

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              Division E: Counseling and Human Development

Senior Rep. Jioni A. Lewis
University of Illinois-Urbana

Jioni is a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. She has focused on multicultural and social justice issues within her roles as a
researcher, teacher, and counselor. Her research interests have focused on color-blind racial
ideology, racial identity attitudes, and coping with race-related stress. Her dissertation project will
explore the relations between gendered racial microaggressions and psychological well-being among
Black women.

Junior Rep. Ann Kim
University of California, Santa Barbara

Ann Kim is a second year doctoral student at University of California Santa Barbara with an
emphasis in Child and Adolescent Development. She is interested in ethnic identity in immigrant
adolescents, and is working towards obtaining her counselor license. Kim lived in DC before moving
to Santa Barbara and says that although the palm trees and beaches are nice, she misses the East

Division E Statement:
Summer greetings to you! We hope that everyone is having a restful summer. This has been a very
exciting year for Division E graduate students. We had a very successful Annual Meeting this year in
New Orleans. We had a great pre-conference mentoring workshop with seminars about how to
publish your research, bridging research and practice, and applying for academic jobs. Students who
attended the pre-conference workshops enjoyed the opportunity to gain knowledge and network with
peers and faculty. Please stay tuned to the listserv for the application announcement for the Division
E pre-conference for the next Annual Meeting in Vancouver!

We also had a great Fireside Chat focused on how graduate students can make themselves
marketable for academic careers as educational researchers. Our panelists included Professors
Dorothy Espelage (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Cynthia Hudley (University of
California, Santa Barbara), Sarah Kiefer (University of South Florida), Paul Poteat (Boston College),
and James Rodriguez (California State University, Fullerton). The panelists offered valuable insights
and knowledge about strategies for publishing research, the academic job application process, and
the tenure process. We had a great turn out and graduate students reported gaining a lot of valuable
information from the Fireside Chat. We had a Graduate Student Social Hour hosted in our V.P.’s
suite, which was another great opportunity to network with graduate students in our division.

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                                      (Division E Continued...)

At the Annual Meeting we also decided to create a Graduate Student Committee to provide a space
for more graduate students to offer their suggestions and ideas about ways to better meet the needs of
graduate students and provide a voice in our division. We would love to hear your feedback,
suggestions, and ideas! Also, if you have questions about upcoming meeting events, please do not
hesitate to contact us. We are now on Facebook so please look for our AERA Division E group!

We also wanted to highlight upcoming events and employment opportunities:

Upcoming Event:
American Psychological Association Convention in Washington D.C. will be held August 4 – 7th
2011. The presidential programming this year has various topics that might be of interest to members
of Division E. Please check out the following website for more information:

Employment Opportunity:
Assistant/Associate Professor Position: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology,
Washington D.C. Campus. A doctorate in Counselor Education or a closely related field is required.
They are hiring for Fall 2011 for their Counseling Program. For more information about The
Chicago School of Professional Psychology visit
To apply for the position, visit:

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                      Division F: History and Historiography
Senior Rep. Nashwa Salem
OISE/University of Toronto

Junior Rep. Benjamin Starsky
University of Washington

Division F Statement:
Division F opened with a “History and Theory Institute” led by Lucy Bailey, Jackie Blount, Patti
Lather, and Catherine Lugg. Due to its success a similar the institute will be offered at the upcoming
meeting in Vancouver.

Division F’s Fireside Chat a Success!
Our esteemed invited guests, Jackie Blount from Ohio University and Laura Muñoz from Texas
A&M University, Corpus Christi delivered a highly engaging and intimate chat reflecting upon
personal experiences as queer faculty members, dealing with hetero-patriarchy in their own work,
and gender and sexuality discourses in the field of history. Their open-floor approach combined with
their thoughtful commentary and sincere interest in the work and concerns of chat-participants made
for a memorable experience for all! Big thanks to all those who participated.

Mentoring Seminar for Graduate Students and New Faculty
Over the course of two days grad students and new faculty were mentored by esteemed faculty and
professionals in the areas of publishing, teaching, educational research and writing, job market issues
and tenure.

Ethan Hutt of Stanford University received the Graduate Student Paper Award for his paper,
“Compulsion, Courts, and the Rise of Educational Formalism: A History of Compulsory
Attendance Laws in America, 1870-1930”
Brian Puaca of Christopher Newport University received the New Scholar’s Book Award for his
book, “Learning Democracy: Education Reform in West Germany, 1945-1965.”

Announcements: Upcoming Meetings/Conferences
2012 AERA, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 13-17
Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, October 7-8, 2011
2011 History of Education Society, Chicago, November 3-6
Southern History of Education Society, Tallahassee, Spring 2012
Canadian History of Education Association, 17th Biennial Conference, Vancouver, October 2012
2012 Society for the Study of Curriculum History, 35th Anniversary Conference, Vancouver, April,

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                    Division G: Social Contexts of Education
Senior Rep. LaGarett King
University of Texas-Austin

LaGarrett taught social studies for 8 years in Houston, TX and Atlanta, GA. His overall research
interest includes examining the school and public discourse around African American history. His
dissertation focuses on how teacher candidates read, interpret, and teach about African American
history in classroom spaces.

Junior Rep. Erika C. Bullock
Georgia State University

Erika is a Ph.D. student in mathematics education at Georgia State University. She serves as
assistant editor of the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education and a graduate research assistant with
the Network for Enhancing Teacher Quality (NETQ). Her research interests include urban
mathematics teacher identity and qualitative research methodologies.

Division G Statement:
Our Fireside chat entitled, “(Re)Imagining Interdisciplinary Research Methodologies: Expanding
Our Insights on The Social Contexts of Education” was heavily attended by graduate students who
benefited from our panelists’ expertise. Our esteemed panelists included Lalitha Vasudevan
(Teachers College–Columbia University), James D. Anderson (University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign), Patricia Gandara (UCLA), Lois Holzman (East Side Institute), and Na’ilah Nasir (UC
Berkeley). In addition, we held a student session entitled, “Sparking the Imagination of the Next
Generation Scholar: Thinking About the Complexity of Social Contexts,” which allowed graduate
students to share their experiences with research methodologies and the graduate school process.

Thanks to the support of the Division G Executive Committee, we were able to provide travel
stipends to 20 students presenting at the 2011 Annual Meeting, financially support 20 campuses
throughout the 2010-2011 academic school year for the Campus Liaison Project, support 20 pairs of
graduate students through the Graduate Student Mentorship Program, and through our partnership
with the Division G Mentoring Program, send 8 advanced graduate students to the Mentoring

The Student Executive Committee would also like to recognize the outstanding work of Cecilia
Henríquez Fernández (UCLA), Danny Martinez (UCLA), Beth Salyers (UNC-Charlotte), and
Sandra Davila (University of Illinois). For the past two years these members served Division G with
class and their service will be missed. We also recognize LaGarrett King as Senior Graduate Student
Representative, Erika Bullock as Junior Graduate Student Representative, and Melissa Gibson as
Campus liaison chair for the coming year. We look forward to continuing our commitment to
developing graduate students in Division G by expanding the Campus Liaison project and
encouraging mentoring relationships throughout the year.

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    Division H: Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools
Senior Rep. Bradley Coverdale
University of Maryland-College Park

Brad is a doctoral student at the Department of Education, Measurement, and Statistics at the
University of Maryland. He earned his B.A. in Computer Science at Messiah College and his M.A.
in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Methodology at the Ohio State University. A first-
generation college graduate, Upward Bound alumnus, and former Upward Bound academic
advisor, Coverdale is interested in research that will help promote post-secondary educational
opportunities for all students regardless of socioeconomic status. Currently he is investigating effects
of proprietary education and models that predict student success in a post-secondary environment.
In his free time Brad likes to read, watch movies, play European-style board games, and go
sightseeing with his wife.

Junior Rep. Marisa delCampo
University of Connecticut

Marisa is a doctoral student in School Psychology at the University of Connecticut and a graduate
assistant for the School of Education’s Office of Assessment. Her research interests include issues of
educational access for culturally and linguistically diverse students. In particular, she is interested in
literacy development, assessment, instructional approaches, and service delivery for ELL students.
Previously, delCampo taught middle school reading, math, and science for five years in Broward
County, Florida.

Division H Statement:
This year we were able to continue great initiatives and added a few activities to our annual

The Early Career Mentorship Program continues to award up to $750 for students to spend 3-5 days
with a mentor in their field. This was also our 2nd year of the Coffee Mentoring program, which
paired 16 graduate students with Division H members and provided $20 for them to use toward
coffee or food. Each pair was matched based on shared research or career interests. We hope those
partnerships will inspire long-term mentorship. In addition, we hosted a graduate student poster
session. We selected 12 graduate student papers from the pool of proposals submitted to Division H.
Toks Fashola of Johns Hopkins University served as the discussant and provided feedback to the
students on their research.

New to Division H were the Research Roundtable, Graduate Student Social, and Student Survey.
After our orientation this year we conducted our first Research Roundtable for students to present
their work-in-progress. Members of Division H attended to the roundtable to serve as discussants
and provide feedback. Over 30 students participated in the event.

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                    Division I: Education in the Professions
Senior Rep. Robert Ellis
University of Texas, Austin

Robert’s undergraduate degree was in English Literature. He is now in his third year of graduate
school in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. A family background in
medicine has spurred Ellis’ research interests in medical faculty development and medical
education, and he is currently working on development of an observational instrument for
physician-faculty teaching practices in an ambulatory pediatrics hospital setting.

Division I is actively seeking a Junior Representative

Division I Statement:
Welcome to Division I! As a graduate student you are a vital part of the division. You bring fresh
and new ideas and soon you will be leading the division. Your participation and cooperation are
valued and you are encouraged to be a part of the division on all levels, from planning for the annual
conference to leadership. This handbook is designed to help you learn about AERA; navigate
Division I; learn how to get involved in Division I; and understand the responsibilities of being a
Division I representative. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact your current
Division I representatives or the current Division I vice president!

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                       Division J: Postsecondary Education

Senior Rep. Lauren Schudde
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lauren is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology department and a fellow in the Interdisciplinary
Training Program in the Education Sciences at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Her
research utilizes quasi-experimental methods to investigate the effects of college student involvement
and financial aid on academic outcomes.

Junior Rep. Daisy Alfaro
University of Washington

Daisy is a third year doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program,
specializing in Higher Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. Alfaro’s current research
focuses on issues pertaining to equity, access, and success of students of color. Specifically, she is
interested in the experiences of low income and first college generation Latina/o students in the P-
20 pipeline. She is from Lynwood, CA and loves walking her yorkie, Freejolito.

Division J Statement:
At the 2011 annual meeting, we held several Division J events especially for graduate students. Our
annual Fireside Chat was entitled, "Bridging the Gap: Translating Higher Education Research into
Policy.” It provided a platform for scholars to discuss their experiences and share advice for
negotiating the complex relationship between research and policy. We also held a special session on
external funding for research in which a panel of scholars with impeccable records of garnering
financial support offered strategies for obtaining funding to graduate students and early career
scholars. Both sessions were well attended and involved a lively discussion between panelists and
attendees. Finally, we organized a special social event for Division J graduate students. The
graduate student reception served as an opportunity for students to meet Laura Perna, the Division J
Vice President, and faculty from Division J, in addition to mingling with other graduate students
studying issues in higher education.

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                 Get Connected to Your Division!
                 Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education
Senior Rep. Norma Valenzuela
Chapman University

Norma Valenzuela currently serves as Division K's Senior Graduate Student Council
Representative. Valenzuela is a third year Doctoral student in the Cultural and Curricular Studies
emphasis area at Chapman University in Orange, California. She is a Teacher on Special
Assignment at an elementary school in Santa Ana, California; she works with parent educational
programs that foster personal growth and positive discipline. Valenzuela is very interested in Latina
activism, voice/identity as well as self-empowerment, and culturally responsive pedagogy.

Division K is currently finalizing selections for the role of Junior Representative.

Division K Statement:
This year, Division K hosted several captivating events starting with the off-site community forum:
“Constructing and Reconstructing Schools in Times of Crisis” that was held on Friday, April 8th.
The Division K Fireside Chat was held on Sunday, April 10th. It was appropriately titled:
"Culturally Responsive Research Approaches: Distinctive Means of Infusing Silenced Voices."
Division K was honored to have a guest panel of three distinguished scholars: Dr. Thandeka
Chapman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Dr. Donna Deyhle, University of Utah; and Dr.
David Stovall, University of Illinois at Chicago. This fireside chat was a great success and we had a
full house!

Talonda Lipsey, Division K Senior Representative of the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, and
Norma Valenzuela, Division K Junior Representative of Chapman University did a wonderful job
of facilitating this event. Each of our esteemed panelists had the opportunity to discuss their research
the ways in which they infuse the voices of those traditionally “silenced.” They shared personal
stories of having deep connections with the community, of understanding how to be culturally
sensitive while conducting research, and of really being true to oneself and one’s purpose for
conducting research. They shared their insights on creating spaces in a system that has perpetually
denied the “othered” communities the space to be heard. In keeping true to the goals of the fireside
chat, the participants were given the unique opportunity to truly “chat” with the panelists and have
invigorating conversations centered on Culturally Responsive research approaches. Division K
would like to extend our gratitude to our distinguished panelists for conducting such an interactive
and unforgettable fireside chat. Division K would like to thank Talonda Lipsey and Norma
Valenzuela for their year of service as Division K’s Senior and Junior Representatives of the
Graduate Student Council. We appreciate the dedication and hard work they’ve given in extending
their service to Division K.

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                                        SUMMER 2011

                 Get Connected to Your Division!
                    Division L: Education Policy and Politics
Senior Rep. Timothy Nordin
Rutgers University

Tim is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University. Currently he is an NSF Graduate Research
Fellow studying the intersection of public planning, urban revitalization, and educational reform.
His dissertation topic looks for unique partnership efforts between economic development
organizations in urban areas and neighborhood schools in those areas. Other research interests
include community economic development and the coordinated services school reforms.

Junior Rep. Todd Hutner
University of Texas, Austin

Todd is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy & Planning Program at the University of Texas
at Austin. Hutner also serves as a Teaching Assistant for the UTeach Natural Sciences program. His
research focuses on the intersection of educational policy and teacher pedagogy, particularly within
STEM fields. Prior to returning to graduate school, Hutner taught Physics, Chemistry, Earth
Science, and Astronomy at the high school level in both Florida and Texas.

Division L Statement:
Division L held a number of successful events at AERA 2011. Our fireside chat explored the politics
and possibilities of mayoral control of school districts and generated a number of complex
discussions. We look forward to continuing our tradition of fiery debate within our fireside chats at
AERA 2012.

Upcoming events for Division L include our continued cooperation with Division A at the UCEA
annual meeting in Pittsburgh in November. We will be holding three joint sessions allowing
intimate conversations with junior and senior faculty and journal editors. Our sessions will include a
breakfast with junior faculty looking at the reality of the early years in the professoriate, an evening
with the scholars to provide a personal connection to experienced scholars, and a seminar with the
editors of several policy- and leadership-focused journals directed toward how to get published.
These sessions are all designed for graduate students to interact with one another and faculty, so
come on out and enjoy!

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              Connections through Social Media

AERA’s Graduate School Council is taking the
theme of the 2011 Annual Meeting in New
Orleans Inciting the Social Imagination and using
it to bring you ways to contribute to AERA
through Social Media.

For the Annual Meeting in Vancouver 2012, a
tutorial has been created in YouTube to teach
you how to submit a proposal for the 2012
Annual Meeting in Vancouver.

Here is the link to that video:

                                                         Next, consider becoming an active member of
                                                         AERA Graduate Students Facebook page.
                                                         This page was created prior to the 2011 Annual
                                                         Meeting in New Orleans to help our Graduate

                                                         Here is the link to that page:
Lastly, remember that you can most of what
you are looking for on the AERA Graduate
Student Council’s Announcements & General
Information page.

Here is the link to that site:

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                                          SUMMER 2011

   Get Involved with GSC by Becoming a Liaison
In an attempt to meet the professional and                the vacated position.
academic needs of its students, the GSC has
formed a network of graduate student liaisons to          The Roles and Responsibilities
help bridge the communication between the
growing community of emerging scholars and                The roles and responsibilities of serving as a
researchers. Liaisons help the GSC in                     liaison include, but are not limited to, the
accomplishing this goal by serving as                     following:
information hubs to which news relevant to
graduate students will be disseminated.                   Primary Tasks:
How It Works
                                                           • Assist in GSC’s efforts to increase
Students interested in becoming liaisons will be             graduate student awareness of both
asked to forward the GSC community leader                    AERA and GSC;
and coordinator, Cecilia Henriquez Fernandez               • Disseminate information that is germane
( the following                     to the plight and progress of graduate
information:                                                 students in e-mail or the most appropriate
   •   Full Name                                           • Post flyers informing graduate students of
   •   E-mail Address                                        AERA division related activities at the
                                                             upcoming AERA meeting (Provided by
   •   University Name
                                                             the division graduate student
   •   Program and Degree being sought                       representatives).
   •   Areas of interest/expertise
   •   AERA Division Affiliation (if applicable)          Secondary Tasks (Optional):
   •   Expected Graduation Date
                                                           • Serve as a host in the GSC’s hospitality
Once the volunteer’s name and e-mail address is              suite during the annual AERA meeting;
registered into the liaisons database, they will           • Give presentations to your department
receive periodic e-mails containing relevant                 highlighting AERA division activities and
information pertaining to graduate students’                 objectives.
professional, academic and psychological
development. Once the e-mail is received, each
                                                          If you would like to volunteer to become a
liaison will be asked to disseminate the
                                                          liaison, please submit the information
information in appropriate arenas while using
                                                          requested above to Cecilia Henriquez
the most effective method of circulation (e.g.,
                                                          Fernandez ( at
flyer, listservs).
                                                          your earliest convenience.
The Commitment

Liaisons may volunteer for any period of time
during their pursuit of a graduate degree.
However, in an attempt to decrease the effects of
a high turnover rate, each volunteer will be
asked to appoint (recruit) another student to fill

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                                         SUMMER 2011

           Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012-2013
Beginning July 1, nominations will be open for the four elected positions on the Graduate Student
Council: Chair-Elect, Newsletter Editor, Secretary Historian, and Web Secretary. The terms of
service and responsibilities for these positions are detailed below. If you’d like to work with a great
group of graduate students from across the continent and to serve the 7000+ graduate students in
AERA, we hope you will consider running.

Self-nominations will be accepted through July 28, after which time the GSC nominating committee
will select a slate of candidates to submit to the AERA Central Office. This slate will be presented to
the graduate student membership, and voting will occur in January, 2012 as a part of the association-
wide online election process. All applicants will be notified regarding whether they have been
included on the slate by the end of August.

If you are interested in running, please send your CV, a statement of interest, and the information
listed below to Your statement of interest should be between 250 and 500
words and should address the reasons you would like to run and why you believe you would be a
good candidate for the position. In addition to your CV and statement of interest, please include the
following information:
     - your name
     - the university where you are pursuing your graduate degree
     - the name of the degree you are pursing
     - your anticipated date of graduation
     - the position for which you would like to run.

Applications will be accepted until midnight, July 28. Incomplete applications, including those that
fail to provide the information listed above, will not be considered. If you have any questions
regarding the nomination and election process, please feel free to contact Annis Brown, GSC
Nominations Committee Chair and GSC Past Chair at the email address above.

By applying to a position to the GSC, you should have an understanding of the GSC Statement of
Purpose and Mission, which are:

GSC Statement of Purpose
The Graduate Student Council has five major responsibilities: annual meeting planning, student
advocacy, information dissemination, community building, and self-governance.

GSC Mission
The mission of The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is to facilitate and promote the transition from
graduate student to professional researcher and/or practitioner by providing opportunities within
AERA for growth, development and advancement. In addition, the Graduate Student Council seeks
to help graduate students navigate the obstacles, rewards, challenges, and support networks of
academic life. Further, the Graduate Student Council will carry out the mission of AERA through
the research, scholarship, and professional endeavors of graduate students.

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                                      SUMMER 2011

           Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012-2013
GSC Elected Positions:

1. Chair-Elect
The chair-elect position has a three-year term, taking office in April 2012 and serving through April,
2015. In the first year, the chair-elect is primarily responsible for the Graduate Student Resource
Center. In the second year, the Chair-Elect becomes Chair, and oversees the activities of the
Graduate Student Council. Also during this year, the Chair serves as a member of AERA’s
Association Council. In the third year, the Chair becomes the Past Chair, who chairs the nominating
committee and serves in an advisory capacity to the incoming Chair and to the GSC.

- Must be a graduate student for Fall and Spring semesters of first two years (through Spring, 2012).
- Must be a member of AERA.
- Must have prior experience a member of the GSC; if there is no nominee for Chair-Elect with
prior GSC experience, nominations will be opened to the full graduate student membership of
AERA. Watch for an AERA email announcement if nominations become open to all graduate
student members.

Responsibilities, Year 1 (as Chair-Elect)
- Plan and coordinate the Graduate Student Resource Center at the Annual Meeting.
- Plan and chair the Chair-Elect’s Fireside Chat session at the Annual meeting.
- Attend the October Coordinated Committee meeting in Washington, DC. May have to chair the
GSC meeting if it is necessary for Chair to be absent for some portion.
- Attend the GSC orientation and open and closed business meetings at the Annual Meeting.
- Attend Association Council meeting at the Annual Meeting in year rising to Chair position.
- Prepare article for each issue of the Graduate Student Newsletter.
- Prepare Chair-elect annual report.
- Assist GSC Chair in creation of a budget for GSC.
- Serve on GSC executive committee.
- Assume responsibilities of Chair if Chair is unable to complete his/her term of office

Responsibilities, Year 2 (as Chair of the GSC)
- Set agenda for GSC activities for the year.
- Create GSC budget for the upcoming year and submit to Central Office.
- Attend Association Council Meetings at Annual Meeting for year as Chair; attend Council
meetings in meetings in June and February.
- Attend Coordinated Committee meeting in Washington, DC in October; chair GSC during this
meeting, including agenda setting.
- Attend GSC orientation and open and closed business meeting at Annual Meeting; chair GSC
business meetings, including agenda setting.
Present summary of GSC activities at GSC Open Business Meeting.
- Report the pertinent actions and events occurring at all Association Council, and GSC Executive
Committee meetings to the GSC.

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                                        SUMMER 2011

           Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012-2013
- Publicize GSC functions through announcements in Educational Researcher, the AERA graduate
students e-mail list, and GSC newsletter; when appropriate, submit announcements to the GSC Web
Secretary for inclusion on the website.
- Prepare article for each issue of the Graduate Student Council Newsletter.
- Prepare GSC Annual Report for year served as Chair.
- Prepare pass-down materials for incoming Chair.
- Send email letter to Division VPs encouraging the appointment of new Division representatives by
date of Annual Meeting.
- Participate in Discussion Forum on GSC web site.

Responsibilities, Year 3 (as Past Chair):
- Chair the nominating committee, to assemble slate for election of new GSC officers.
- Attend the Coordinated Committee Meeting in Washington, DC, in October.
- Attend GSC orientation and open and closed business meetings at the annual meeting.
- Serve in advisory capacity to incoming GSC Chair.

2. Newsletter Editor
Newsletter editors serve a two-year term (April 2011-April 2013). Each year, a junior newsletter
editor is elected to collaborate with the senior newsletter editor (who was elected as junior editor the
year before). The newsletter editors are responsible for producing three issues of the GSC newsletter,

- Must be a graduate student for Fall and Spring semesters of both years of service (2011-2013).
- Must be a member of AERA.

- Manage and edit the GSC newsletters. This is a collaborative position between the senior and
junior editors.
- Produce fall and spring issues of the GSC newsletter, with the option to produce a summer issue.
- Select a theme for each issue.
- Disseminate call for submissions for each issue.
- Outline due dates for newsletter submissions.
- Design, layout, and edit articles.
- Submit completed issue to GSC Web Secretary for publication on GSC website.
- Submit annual report on newsletter activities.
- Attend GSC orientation and open and closed business meetings at the annual
- As senior editor (year 2), attend Coordinated Committee Meeting in Washington,
DC in October.

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                                    SUMMER 2011

           Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012-2013
3. Secretary/Historian
The Secretary/Historian serves a one-year term (April 2011-April 2012) and is responsible for record
keeping for the GSC.

- Must be a graduate student for Fall and Spring semesters (2011-2012).
- Must be a member of AERA.

- Attend the Coordinated Committee Meeting in Washington, DC in October.
- Attend the GSC orientation and open and closed business meetings at the Annual meeting.
- Record minutes for all GSC meetings and business.
- Disseminate minutes to GSC within 30 days of the meeting date.
- Submit approved minutes to Web Secretary for posting on the GSC website.
- Act as GSC Historian. Collect photographs of GSC events, make these available to Web Secretary
and Newsletter Editors. Maintain updated version of GSC history.
- Maintain contact information for all GSC Members.
- Assist in coordinating the Graduate Student Orientation at the annual meeting.
- Submit annual report on activities for the year.
- Serve on GSC executive committee.

4. Web Secretary
The GSC Web Secretary serves a one-year term (April 2011-2012) and works with the AERA
Central Office to maintain the GSC website.

- Must be a graduate student for Fall and Spring semesters (2011-2012).
- Must be a member of AERA.

- Update and maintain GSC website
- Maintain contact with Division Representatives to ensure that the website contains current
- Get trained on latest AERA CMS software.
- Keep in contact with AERA web personnel about changes and other issues related to the GSC
- Communicate with AERA web personnel about GSC web priorities
- Keep GSC updated about AERA web issues, concerns, priorities, feedback, etc.
- Assist GSC officers in planning new GSC initiatives and programs for graduate students across
AERA. Support and become involved in these new AERA GSC initiatives.
- Prepare annual report for the AERA GSC.
- Moderate GSC discussion list serv.

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                                      SUMMER 2011

        Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough
            Looking Forward to Vancouver
                           Robyn A. Carlson, 2012 GSC Program Chair

Dr. Arnetha Ball, AERA President, has chosen the 2012 annual meeting theme, Non Satis Scire: To
Know is Not Enough, and in doing so reminds AERA members that our work must go beyond
knowledge building to include taking action on what we know so our research becomes a part of not
only the language of policy, but also the actions of practitioners, parents, and communities. At the
recent AERA program chair meeting in Vancouver, Dr. Ball noted while the education research
community agrees wholeheartedly that “to know” is critically important, we are also challenged to
go beyond “knowing” to include more effectively “using” knowledge gained through our research in
service to the public good. Her hope is that everyone leaving the 2012 meeting will have a clear sense
of what we know, what we need to know, and what we need to be doing with the knowledge we
have to “ensure that our research is central to the enterprise of educating human beings in all
circumstances, in all countries, and in all human conditions.”

Vancouver is the perfect city to highlight the ideas promoted in this
year’s theme. As the first AERA annual meeting host city outside of
the USA, it provides an ideal springboard to stimulate conversations
that move across contexts to include international perspectives on a
wide range of educational issues shared through out the world (e.g.,
language learning, cross-rows understandings of what research is,
how researchers enter communities that are not their own). As the
most diversely populated city in Canada (over 200 First Nation
tribal bands are located in B.C., 52% of the general population do
not speak English as their first language, and almost 30% of its
inhabitants are of Chinese heritage) it provides a visual backdrop to
engage in conversations moving “what we know” alongside
discussions about what we need to be doing with the knowledge we
have to engage various communities in educational research for the
public good and provides the opportunity to expand the ways we
look at education and talk about our work.

As graduate students, Vancouver provides us with the opportunity to broaden our networks to
include our international colleagues. We are currently working closely with graduate student
organizations at the University of British Columbia, Simon Frazier University, the Canadian
Committee of Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE/CCÉDÉ), the graduate student caucus
within Canada’s national network of educational researchers, and the Canadian Society for the
Study of Education (CSSE) to bring you a program that spotlights this unique city and our host
country. In the coming months we will be working to plan another GSC Community Service Project
to give back to our host city, a special Canadian Fireside Chat to highlight issues unique to the
Canadian context, a special GSC site visit, and several other new opportunities for graduate students
to go beyond “knowing” and to begin engaging in conversations with communities not traditionally
a part of the AERA experience or in new ways with our community of AERA scholars.

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                                        SUMMER 2011

        Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough
            Looking Forward to Vancouver
                           Robyn A. Carlson, 2012 GSC Program Chair

Watch for updates about the annual meeting program on the GSC web page, on our Facebook page,
in GSC newsletters, or on the AERA website. Be sure to view the You Tube videos rolling out this
year with the intent to provide basic information about the AERA (e.g., Why are there so many
divisions, and what about those SIGs?), the GSC (what’s so special about the GSC? Are there really
fires at the fireside chats?), and highlights about the 2012 annual meeting (e.g., Where to eat and stay
on a graduate student budget? Graduate Student Must See Sessions). The first video provides
important “how to” information about submitting a proposal to AERA. It can be found on the GSC
web page at

Finally, we encourage you to submit a proposal for the 2012 meeting. As you work, keep in mind
this year’s theme and consider not only what we know and what we need to know, but also what we
can do with the knowledge to serve the public good. In addition, consider volunteering your time as
a participant in the GSC community service project, on one of several GSC committees, or by
running for an office or serving as a campus liaison to spread the news about the GSC at your

Vancouver promises to be a wonderful place for this year’s meeting, but it can be even more
wonderful if YOU are a part of it!

June 1, 2011  Proposal Submission System Opens
July 22, 2011 Proposal Submission System Closes
Nov. 1, 2011  Official notification of acceptance/rejection of submissions.
Jan. 20, 2012 Online program released.

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                                       SUMMER 2011

 2011 Annual Brown Lecture in Washington, DC
The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of
research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was
inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education
decision, in part because the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing this
landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar, notable for producing research related to
equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C.

Eighth Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research

                           Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

                           Gloria J. Ladson-Billings

                            Dr. Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education
                            in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of
                            Wisconsin-Madison and the 2005-2006 president of the American
                            Educational Research Association. Her research examines the
                            pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African
                            American students. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards,
                            including the H.I. Romnes faculty fellowship, the Spencer Post-doctoral
                            Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson Outstanding research award. In
2002, Ladson-Billings was awarded an honorary doctorate from Umea University in Umea, Sweden
and in 2003-2004 was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at
Stanford University. She is also the 2004 recipient of the George and Louise Spindler Award for
ongoing contributions in educational anthropology, given by the Council on Anthropology &
Education of the American Anthropological Association.

This public Lecture features important research that advances understanding of issues related to
equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the
50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took
scientific research into account in issuing its landmark ruling.

The Selection Committee consists of the AERA President and President-Elect, the Chair of the
Social Justice Action Committee (SJAC), two additional members of the SJAC, the Director of
Social Justice and Professional Development, and the AERA Executive Director. The Chair of the
Social Justice Action Committee serves as Chair of the Selection Committee. The 2011 Selection
Committee, accordingly, is chaired by William H. Watkins (Chair, SJAC) and includes Tabbye
Chavous (Member, SJAC), James Earl Davis (Member, SJAC), Kris D. Gutiérrez (now Immediate
Past President), Arnetha F. Ball (now President), Felice J. Levine (Executive Director), and George
L. Wimberly (Director of Social Justice and Professional Development.)

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW;
Washington, D.C. Amphitheater, Concourse Level (Federal Building: photo ID required to
enter). Reception to follow

R.S.V.P. by phone: (202) 238-3234 or by e-mail:

GSC CONNECTIONS                                                  SUMMER 2011

2012 AERA Annual Meeting: Vancouver, British
    Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough

                          Don’t Forget
                    AERA ANNUAL MEETING
                       PROPOSALS DUE
                         JULY 22, 2011
                                 For details:

    The AERA Graduate Student Council wishes to
    thank all of you who contributed to the Annual
            Open Meeting in New Orleans!
Chair Nicholas Hartlep, University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee

Chair-Elect Cathy Rosenberg, The Ohio State University

Past Chair Annis Brown, Michigan State University

Community Leader Cecilia Henriquez Fernandez, University of California-Los Angeles

Program Chair Robyn Carlson, Michigan State University

Secretary/Historian Carleen Carey, Michigan State University

Web Secretary Angela Hines, Arizona State University

Senior Newsletter Editor Melissa Mitchell, University of Connecticut

Junior Newsletter Editor Bryce Walker, The George Washington University


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