The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, March 14

Fellows Reception

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Reception for Dissertation & Postdoctoral Fellows

Elizabeth Moje, University of Michigan
Chair of the NAEd Professional Development Committee

Hotel Monaco, Athens Room

Thursday, March 15

Fellows Retreat

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the Keck Center of the National Academies.

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 100)

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Opening & Welcome to the Spring Fellows Retreat

Elizabeth Moje, University of Michigan
Chair of the NAEd Professional Development Committee

Keck 100

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Fellowship Retreat Sessions

Dissertation Fellows: Check-in and updates

Postdoctoral Fellows: Check-in and updates

Fellows will have check-in time with their cohorts and then each cohort will move to small table topical discussions.

Dissertation Fellows will utilize Keck 100.

Keck 100

Keck 105

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM


First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 100)

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Meet the Funder

It is valuable for grant writers to know their audience and understand what that particular audience values in regard to education research.  During this session, representatives from a range of funding agencies will provide insight into their specific programs and organizational values.  Each funder’s session will last 35 minutes, including Q&A. The funders will present their session twice, allowing Fellows to attend two different sessions. There will be 10 minutes allotted between sessions, during which time Fellows may introduce themselves to the funders or ask individual questions.

Fellows signed up for two sessions prior to the retreat via a survey that was sent by NAEd staff and should only attend the sessions for which they signed up.

Institute of Education Sciences
Elizabeth Albro, Associate Commissioner, Teaching and Learning Division
Emily Doolittle, Team Lead for Social and Behavioral Research

Spencer Foundation
John Easton, Vice President, Programs
Rhoda Freelon, Program Officer

William T. Grant Foundation
Vivian Louie, Program Officer

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Karen King, Program Director

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Keck Cafeteria (3rd Floor)

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Fellows Discussion Panel 1

See Assignments Below

Panel 1-A, Keck 101

Senior Discussant: Noreen Webb, University of California, Los Angeles

Luis Rodriguez, Vanderbilt University
An Examination of Teacher Tenure Reform in Tennessee: Performance, Retention, and Policy Framing
Postdoctoral Discussant: Nicole Panorkou, Montclair State University

Samantha Viano, Vanderbilt University
Online Learning as a Remedy for Course Failure: An Assessment of Credit Recovery as an Intervention to Earn Credits and Graduate from High School
Postdoctoral Discussant:  Amy Stornaiulo, University of Pennsylvania

Xiaoyang Ye, University of Michigan
Improving College Choice for the Poorest Students: Examining What Works in Centralized Admissions Systems Using Randomized Experiments
Postdoctoral Discussant: Ozan Jacquette, University of California, Los Angeles

Panel 1-B, Keck 103

Senior Discussant: Yongmei Ni, University of Utah

Sandilya Maithrey Gopalan, Indiana University
Examining Disparities in Non-Cognitive Educational Outcomes in the United States
Postdoctoral Discussant: Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh

David Houston, Teachers College, Columbia University
Public Opinion and the Public Schools
Postdoctoral Discussant: Deondra Rose, Duke University

Xu Qin, University of Chicago
Causal Mediation Analysis in Multi-Site Trials
Postdoctoral Discussant: Avi Feller, University of California, Berkeley

Panel 1-C, Keck 105

Senior Discussant: Valerie Lee, University of Michigan

Gabriel Chouhy, University of Pittsburgh
The Moral Economy of Education Reform: Market Regulation, School Valuation, and Accountability in Chile
Postdoctoral Discussant: Crystal Sanders, Pennsylvania State University

Christina Ciocca Eller, Columbia University
Institutional Impacts on Bachelor’s Degree Completion for the New Majority
Postdoctoral Discussant: Emily Rauscher, University of Kansas

Samantha Nix, Florida State University
Exclusivity through Challenge: Perceptions of Difficulty in Mathematics-Intensive STEM Fields at the Intersection of Race/Ethnicity and Gender
Postdoctoral Discussant: Darris Means, University of Georgia

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM


First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 100)

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Fellows Discussion Panel 2

See Assignments Below

Panel 2-A, Keck 101

Senior Discussant: Richard Lehrer, Vanderbilt University

Kimberly Conner, University of Missouri
An Innovation Introduction to Proofs: Conjecturing and Constructing Deductive Arguments
Postdoctoral Discussant: Niral Shah, Michigan State University

Kathryn Lanouette, University of California, Berkeley
Conceptualizing “What’s Underfoot?”: Elementary Students’ Use of Participatory GIS Mapping to Integrate Local Knowledge and Data Representations
Postdoctoral Discussant: Erika Bullock, University of Wisconsin-Madison

T. Philip Nichols, University of Pennsylvania
Making Innovation: Literacy and Techno-science in Urban Public School Reform
Postdoctoral Discussant: Luis Poza, University of Colorado Denver

Panel 2-B, Keck 103

Senior Discussant: Maris Vinovskis, University of Michigan

William Goldsmith, Duke University
Kids, the New Cash Crop: The Promise and Limits of Educating for Economic Development in the New South, 1960 – 2000
Postdoctoral Discussant: Chris Bischof, University of Richmond

Leigh Soares,
Northwestern University
Higher Ambitions for Freedom: The Politics of Public Black Colleges in the South, 1865-1915
Postdoctoral Discussant: Tikia K. Hamilton, Princeton University

Panel 2-C, Keck 105

Senior Discussant: Penelope Peterson, Northwestern University

Kathryn Boonstra, University of Wisconsin-Madison
First Time Out: A Qualitative Study of Classroom Discipline in Early Childhood Education
Postdoctoral Discussant: Claudia Cervantes-Soon, University of Texas at Austin

Sarah Suárez, University of Minnesota
The Development of Epistemological Understanding: Testing for Effects of Conversational Framing on Children’s Epistemological Judgments and Testimonial Learning
Postdoctoral Discussant: Nicole Louie, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lindsay Wright, University of Chicago
Discourses of Talent in American Music History, Pedagogy, and Popular Culture
Postdoctoral Discussant: Claudia Cervantes-Soon, University of Texas at Austin

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM


Keck Atrium (3rd Floor)

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Individual Mentoring Sessions

Fellows will meet individually with mentors during their assigned times, which were sent to all groups via email.  Please ask at the registration desk if you are unsure of your individual mentoring time.

Room Assignments Available at Registration Desk

Tom Dee 100
Ruben Flores 101
Kris Gutiérrez 101
Rogers Hall 101
Shirley Brice Heath 100
David Kirkland 103
Michal Kurlaender 100
Carol Lee 103
Valerie Lee Atrium
Judith Warren Little 100
Ebony McGee 103
Laura Muñoz 105
Richard Murnane 100
Adam Nelson 106
Jeannie Oakes 106
Geoffrey Saxe 201
Robert Smith Atrium
Deborah Stipek 201
Judith Torney-Purta 105
Paige Ware 201
Lois Weis 100
Maisha Winn 100

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fellows Dinner

This dinner will not include a speaker or formal program.

Rather, this dinner will be a time for fellows to socialize among themselves and other retreat guests.

Rosa Mexicano

575 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Friday, March 16

Fellows Retreat

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the Keck Center of the National Acadmies.

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 100)

8:00 AM – 9:50 AM

Fellows Discussion Panel 3

See Assignments Below

Panel 3-A, Keck 101

Senior Discussant: Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University

Ian Lowrie, Rice University
Learning Machines: Industrial-Academic Collaboration in Russian Data Science
Postdoctoral Discussant: Kathryn Moeller, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Upenyu Majee, University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Re)imagining and (Re)enacting Competing Policy Imperatives: The Case of Post-Apartheid South African Higher Education
Postdoctoral Discussant: Amanda Tachine, Arizona State University

David Paulson, Temple University
Writing in the Margins: Indigenous Literacy, Childhood Socialization, and Rapid Modernization in a Vietnamese Village
Postdoctoral Discussant: Kathryn Moeller, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rachel Silver, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mother, Daughter, Schoolgirl: Student Pregnancy and Readmission Policy in Malawi’s Era of Education for All
Postdoctoral Discussant: Amanda Tachine, Arizona State University

Panel 3-B, Keck 103

Senior Discussant: Judith Warren Little, University of California, Berkeley

Elizabeth Adelman, Harvard University
Teaching the Found Generation: Exploring the Experiences of Teachers Working to Educate Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon
Postdoctoral Discussant: Erica Turner, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Elisheva Cohen, University of Minnesota
Where Do I Belong? Examining the Inclusion and Exclusion of Syrian Refugess in Integrated Schools in Jordan
Postdoctoral Discussant: Mezna Qato, University of Cambridge

Sarah Kabay, New York University
Universal Primary Education in Uganda: Rethinking Access vs. Quality
Postdoctoral Discussant: Anna Chmielewski, OISE/University of Toronto

Anna Kaiper, University of Minnesota
(Re)Constructing Identities: South African Domestic Workers, English Language Learning, and Power
Postdoctoral Discussant: Nelson Flores, University of Pennsylvania

Panel 3-C, Keck 105

Senior Discussant: Lois Weis, University of Buffalo, State University of New York

Kevin Clay, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Demystifying Conscientization: (Re)discovering Political Orientations in Youth Action Researchers
Postdoctoral Discussant: Natasha Pilkauskas, University of Michigan

Mollie McQuillan, Northwestern University
Beyond Bathrooms: Educational Policy, School Climate, and Health for Gender Variant Students
Postdoctoral Discussant: Natasha Pilkauskas, University of Michigan

Caroline Pinkston, University of Texas at Austin
The Power of Children: Childhood, Memory, and the Remaking of New Orleans Public Education
Postdoctoral Discussant: Khalil Johnson, Weslyan University

Gabriel Rodriguez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Understanding Latina/o Identity and Community in a White and Well-resourced Chicagoland Suburban High School
Postdoctoral Discussant: Luis Poza, University of Colorado Denver

9:50 AM – 10:05 AM


First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 100)

10:05 AM – 11:35 AM

Fellows Discussion Panel 4

See Assignments Below

Panel 4-A, Keck 101

Senior Discussant: Joshua Kinsler, University of Georgia

Alonso Bucarey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Financial Aid for Higher Education: Scholarship versus Loans
Postdoctoral Discussant: Andrew Barr, Texas A&M University

Daniel Herbst, Princeton University
Improving Student Loan Contracts: The Effects of Income-Driven Repayment on Default and Consumption
Postdoctoral Discussant: Andrew Barr, Texas A&M University

Jacqueline Sims, Boston College
Prospective Relations between Adolescent Achievement and Physiological Health: The School’s Role in Buffering the Hidden Burdens of Academic Success
Postdoctoral Discussant: Lindsay Weixler, Tulane University

Panel 4-B, Keck 103

Senior Discussant: Richard Murnane, Harvard University

Julien LaFortune, University of California, Berkeley
The Effect of Capital Expenditures on Student Outcomes: Evidence from School Constructions in Los Angeles Unified
Postdoctoral Discussant: Houman Harouni, Harvard University

Jing Liu, Stanford University
Peers, Teachers, and the Mechanism of Education Production – Using High Resolution Data to Understand Education Processes
Postdoctoral Discussant: Allison Atteberry, University of Colorado Boulder

Jack Mountjoy, University of Chicago
College Counterfactuals: Understanding the Choice and Consequences of Attending Community College
Postdoctoral Discussant: Allison Atteberry, University of Colorado Boulder

Panel 4-C, Keck 105

Senior Discussant: Ruth Lopez Turley, Rice University

Alexandra Freidus, New York University
Race, Class, and Belonging: Desegregating Schools in Gentrifying New York
Postdoctoral Discussant: Jason Ellis, University of British Columbia

Abena Subira Mackall, Harvard University
Arrested in Adolescence: Youth Perceptions of Relationships, School Experiences, and Justice System Involvement
Postdoctoral Discussant: Jayanti Owens, Brown University

Jasmin Sandelson, Harvard University
Unaccompanied Homeless Students
Postdoctoral Discussant: Kendra Bischoff, Cornell University

11:35 AM –11:50 AM


First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 100)

11:50 AM – 1:00 PM

Group Mentoring Session

Room Assignments Available at Front Desk

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Keck Cafeteria (3rd Floor)

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Small Group Sessions

Session 1, Keck 105

Navigating Different Career Trajectories

Tom Bailey, Teachers College, Columbia University
David Kirkland, New York University
Heidi Schweingruber, National Research Council

Session 2, Keck 106

Writing Winning Proposals

Carol Lee, Northwestern University
John Willinsky, Stanford University

Room Assignments Below

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Recap and Closing

Keck 100

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