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AERA's 2024 Annual Meeting

American University's School of Education was significantly represented among the 2,500 sessions that took place at the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) 2024 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia April 11-14. Themed "Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action," the meeting was held entirely in-person this year.

Presentations from SOE faculty included (view the entire program here):

Thursday, April 11

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Dr. Amaarah DeCuir, Senior Professorial Lecturer, "Muslim Student Experiences of Anti-Muslim Racism: Stories From Elementary and Middle School" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 110A

Dr. Heather Hairston, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, "The Language of Black Girls' Love Lessons: Black Girls’ Teachings on Love through Literacy" at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Floor: Level 3, Room 307

Dr. Brian McGowan, Provost Associate Professor, "Toward a Conceptualization of Mentoring for Black People in STEM: A Multigenerational-Multidirectional Approach" in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 112A

10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Dr. Rodney K. Hopson, Acting Co-Dean and Professor, "Teaching and Learning Black Studies: Towards an Evidence-Based Model for Curricular and Cultural Transformation in U.S. Schools and Systems" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 200, Room 201B

2:30-4:00 p.m.

Dr. Alida Anderson, Professor, "Identifying Sources of Preservice Teachers' Dyslexia Knowledge to Guide Teacher Education" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 104B

Dr. Emily Grossnickle Peterson, Assistant Professor,"The Development of High School Students’ Spatial Thinking: Spatial Education and Individual Differences" in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Second Floor, Exhibit Hall A

Dr. Asia S. Thomas Uzomba, Postdoctoral Fellow, "Where the Mirror Starts to Crack: Anna Julia Cooper, Womanist Teaching, and Sustainable Teacher Education" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 104A

4:20-5:50 p.m.

Master of Arts in Teaching students MaryBeth Burst, James Ling, Nicole JutrasPatrick Wai, Joshua Weisbard presented as part of the Round Table discussion "Centering Community in Formative Secondary Geometry and Statistics Lessons" facilitated by Dr. Deepa Srikantaiah, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Second Floor, Exhibit Hall B

Assistant Professor Dr. Kenjus Watson was a panelist for the discussion "Forging a Research Agenda on the Role of Mental Health in Advancing Racial Equity" in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 119B

Friday, April 12

9:35-11:05 a.m.

Dr. Antonio L. Ellis, Senior Professorial Lecturer and Director of the Institute on Education Equity and Justice, and Dr. Phelton Cortez Moss, Senior Professorial Lecturer, "Advocacy for Speech- and Language-Impaired Students of Color: Uncovering the Silence" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Second Floor, Exhibit Hall B

Dr. Toks S. Fashola, Senior Professorial Lecturer, "Undergraduate Teaching Assistants and STEM Gateway Courses in the Historically Black College and University Setting" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Second Floor, Exhibit Hall B

Dr. Eugene Pringle, Senior Professorial Lecturer, "Teacher Preparation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Transformative Incubators of Social Activism" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Second Floor, Exhibit Hall B

11:25 a.m.-12:55 p.m.

Dr. Amaarah DeCuir, Senior Professorial Lecturer, chaired "Equity Focused Leadership Possibilities and Practices" at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Floor: Level 4, Room 409

Dr. Robert Shand, Assistant Professor, Dr. kecia hayes, Senior Professorial Lecturer, and Dr. Reuben Jacobson, Director of Education Policy and Leadership Program and Senior Professorial Lecturer, "Reimagining Whole-School Reform: The Intersection of Community Schools and School Turnaround" at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Floor: Level 4, Franklin 10

3:05-4:35 p.m.

Danielle Gervais Sodani, Director of the Institute for Innovation in Education, Lauren M. Shea, Research Assistant Professor-in Residence, Anne Murphy Karabell, Instructor, and Sarah Irvine Belson, Professor, "Dual and Multi-Languages: How Teachers, Parents and Communities can Build Bridges" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 107A

4:55-6:25 p.m.

Sarah Irvine Belson, Professor, and Danielle Gervais Sodani, Director of the Institute for Innovation in Education, "Literacy Instruction Innovation in Special Education" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Second Floor, Exhibit Hall B

5:30-7:00 p.m.

SOE Reception at AERA 2024 - Sonesta Philadelphia Riddenhouse Square Hotel

6:45-8:15 p.m.

Francesca Smith, EdD '23, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award at the Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group business meeting - Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 109B

Saturday, April 13

7:45-9:15 a.m.

Dr. Jasmine Rogers, Adjunct Instructor, "An Exploration of Black Language in Structured Literacy Lessons" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 111B

9:35-11:05 a.m.

Dr. Amaarah DeCuir, Senior Professorial Lecturer, "Secular School Values Impact Muslim Student Experiences" at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Floor: Level 4, Room 404

Sung Ryung Lyu, Assistant Professor, "Transformative Identity Formation: A Collaborative Autoethnographic Exploration of Womxn of Color Researchers' Experiences in Higher Education" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 104B

3:05-4:35 p.m.

Dr. Toks S. Fashola, Senior Professorial Lecturer, "Quantitative Research Shapes Educational Policy and Practice: Are You In?" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204 AB

Dr. Rodney K. Hopson, Acting Co-Dean and Professor, chaired "The 27th Conversations With Senior Scholars on Advancing Research and Professional Development Related to Black Education" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204 AB

Sung Ryung Lyu, Assistant Professor, "Empowering Educators: The Power of Action Research in Teacher Development, Growth, and Transformation" at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Floor: Level 4, Room 404

4:55-6:25 p.m.

Advisory Board member Dr. Tyrone Howard delivered the AERA Presidential Address, "Examining Our Past to Imagine a Better Future: Recognition and Redress of Racial Injustice in Education" at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Floor: Upper Grand Hall, Ballroom AB

6:45-8:15 p.m.

Dr. Antonio L. Ellis, Senior Professorial Lecturer / Book Signing of "Teachers as Critical Storytellers: Effective Teachers and Windows" at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown; Floor: Level 4, Franklin 2 Division G Business Meeting / Hosted by Teachers College Press

Sunday, April 14

7:45-9:15 a.m.

Dr. Emily Grossnickle Peterson, Assistant Professor, "Accect and Motivation in Mathematics Education" in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 108A

Dr. Brian McGowan, Provost Associate Professor, "Mentoring Relationships and Black People in STEM" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 200, Room 201B

Dr. Robert Shand, Assistant Professor, chaired "Analyses of School Finance Equity and the Impact of Resources in the U.S. and Abroad" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Second Floor, Exhibit Hall B

9:35-11:05 a.m.

Dr. Amaarah DeCuir, Senior Professorial Lecturer, "Muslim Student Leaders Disrupt Anti-Muslim Racisms" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 117

Dr. William Nathaniel Thomas IV, Director of EdD Program and Professorial Lecturer, chaired "Stakeholder Perspectives in Charter Schools" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Second Floor, Exhibit Hall B

11:25 a.m.-12:55 p.m.

Dr. Amaarah DeCuir, Senior Professorial Lecturer, discussant for "Social Justice Beliefs and Actions" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 118A

1:15-2:45 p.m.

Dr. Brian McGowan, Provost Associate Professor, presented a paper by Dr. Corbin M. Campbell, Acting Co-Dean and Professor "Systemic Levers that Support Broad-Scale Institutional Change for Equity-Based Teaching: An Organizational Landscape Analysis" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 103A

Dr. Emily Grossnickle Peterson, Assistant Professor, chaired "Emotions and Motivation in Technology-Based Environments" in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Level 100, Room 108B

3:05-4:35 p.m.

Dr. Amaarah DeCuir, Senior Professorial Lecturer, and Dr. William Nathaniel Thomas IV, Director of EdD Program and Professorial Lecturer, "An Inaugural Faculty Fellowship: A Collaborative Action Research Study of Faculty-Led Antiracist Programming" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Floor: Second Floor, Exhibit Hall B

 

View the entire program here.

 

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research, with typically 13,000 of its 24,000 members in attendance. It is an event to showcase groundbreaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas: from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. Ideas and data are presented and discussed that will shape tomorrow’s education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world.