The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, March 13

Fellows Reception

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Reception for Dissertation & Postdoctoral Fellows

Megan Franke, University of California, Los Angeles  
Chair of the NAEd Professional Development Committee

Penn Commons

700 6th St NW

Thursday, March 14

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

Megan Franke, University of California, Los Angeles
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

Individual Mentoring

Room Assignments Vary

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: Shirley Brice Heath  

Jessica Chandras, George Washington University
Schooling Language: Marathi, the Middle Class, and Education in Pune, India
Postdoctoral Discussant: Nicole Mirra, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Benjamin Fogarty-Valenzuela, Princeton University
Pedagogies of Occupation: Youth Aspiration, Social Mobility and the Politics of Time
Postdoctoral Discussant: Rebecca Tarlau, Pennsylvania State University

Giselle Martinez Negrette, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bilingual Ways with Words: An Ethnographic Study of Language and Social Constructions in a Kindergarten Dual Language Classroom
Postdoctoral Discussant: Maneka Brooks, Texas State University

Panel 1-B, Keck 103

Senior Discussant: Michael Lovenheim

Sade Bonilla, Stanford University
The Effects of Articulated Career Pathway Reforms for High School Students
Postdoctoral Discussant: Rajeev Darolia, University of Kentucky

Nicholas Wright, Georgia State University University
Need-Based Financing Policies, College Decision-Making and Labor Market Behavior
Postdoctoral Discussant: Dania Francis, University of Massachusetts

Román Andrés Zárate Vásquez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Social Connections and Peer Effects: Experimental Evidence from Selective Schools in Perú
Postdoctoral Discussant: Caitlin Patler, University of California, Davis

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: Judith Torney-Purta

Stacy Priniski, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Helping Underrepresented Students Find Prosocial Value in STEM: An Intersectional Approach to Utility-Value Interventions
Postdoctoral Discussant: Bryan Henderson, Arizona State University

Jamie Amemiya, University of Pittsburgh
Are Infractions for Minor Misbehavior Detrimental to Adolescents’ School Functioning? A Correlational Study of Developmental Processes and Individual Differences
Postdoctoral Discussant: Paul Hanselman, University of California, Irvine

Kate Turetsky, Columbia University
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Social: Building Stressed Students’ Social Networks Shapes Academic Persistence and Success
Postdoctoral Discussant: Yunxiao Chen, London School of Economics

Panel 2-B, Keck 103

Senior Discussant: Mitchell Chang, University of California, Los Angeles 

Oscar Patrón, University of Pittsburgh
Queering while Racializing Traditional Conceptions of Resilience through the Experiences of Queer Latino Collegians
Postdoctoral Discussant: Adrienne Keene, Brown University

Jenna Kramer, Vanderbilt University
Supporting Enrollment for College-Intending Tennessee High School Graduates
Postdoctoral Discussant: Manuel González Canché, University of Pennsylvania

Yolanda Wiggins, University of Massachusetts
When the Family Goes to College: How Black Students Juggle Tensions Between Home and School
Postdoctoral Discussant: Maren Elfert, King’s College London


Panel 2-C, Keck 105

Senior Discussant: Chandra Muller

Clare Flack, Teachers College, Columbia University
Pedagogy of Performance: The Impact of Scripted Curricula on the Occupational Habitus of New York City Teachers
Postdoctoral Discussant: Julie Cohen, University of Virginia

Jennifer Candipan, University of Southern California
Examining the Changing Neighborhood-School Link in Gentrifying Areas
Postdoctoral Discussant: Lauren Schudde, University of Texas at Austin

Celene Reynolds, Yale University
From Unequal Play to Unwanted Contact: Title IX in U.S. Colleges and Universities, 1972-2016
Postdoctoral Discussant: Terrance Green, University of Texas

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM


Keck Atrium (3rd Floor)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Group Mentoring Sessions

Room Assignments Vary 

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.


781 7th St NW

Friday, March 15

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: Suzanne Wilson

Sarah McGrew, Stanford University
Teaching in a Post-truth Era: Supporting Students to Reason about Online Information
Postdoctoral Discussant: Katherine Taylor, University of Washington

Virginia Flood, University of California, Berkeley
Learning How to Debug: Productive (and not so Productive) Interactions in the Classroom
Postdoctoral Discussant: Sepher Vakil, Northwestern University

Nadine Tanio, University of California, Los Angeles
Learning to Care: How Young Heart Transplant Patients Transition to Adulthood
Postdoctoral Discussant: Janet Njelesani, New York University

Shakara Tyler, Michigan State University
The Pedagogy of Black Agrarianism: A Process of Recovery
Postdoctoral Discussant: Walter Stern, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Panel 3-B, Keck 103

Senior Discussant: Manuel Espinoza

Michael Singh, University of California, Berkeley
Becoming Neoliberal Subjects: Resistance and Complicity in a Mentorship Program for Middle and High School Latino Boys
Postdoctoral Discussant: Christina Krist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gwen Baxley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
How School Leaders Make and Enact Meaning: A Qualitative Study of Racial Discourse, Opportunity and “Humanity” in Community Schools
Postdoctoral Discussant: Ethan Hutt, University of Maryland

Kelsey John, Syracuse University
What Can the Navajo Horse Teach Us about Decolonizing Education?
Postdoctoral Discussant: Timothy San Pedro, Ohio State University

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: Russell Rumberger

J. Cameron Anglum, University of Pennsylvania
Credit Constrained? How the Cost of Capital Affects District Resources and Student Achievement
Postdoctoral Discussant: Emily Penner, University of California, Irvine

Sabrina Solanki, University of California, Irvine
Do Learning Communities Work in STEM Education? Evaluating the Impact of the Enhanced Academic Success Experience (EASE) Initiative on Student Success
Postdoctoral Discussant: Lauren Schudde, University of Texas

Katelyn Heath, Cornell University
The Effects of Special Education Policy on Short and Long-run Student Achievement
Postdoctoral Discussant: Di Xu, University of California, Irvine

Panel 4-B, Keck 103

Senior Discussant: Noreen Webb

Emily Lyons, University of Chicago
Stereotype Threat and Evaluative Pressure in the Classroom: Impacts of Stereotype Threat and Evaluative Pressure during Cognitively-taxing Mathematics Instruction
Postdoctoral Discussant: Gabriela Richard, Pennsylvania State University

Natalia Rojas, New York University
Challenging the Definition of “High-Quality” Preschool for Dual Language Learners: Implications for Practice and Measurement
Postdoctoral Discussant: Luke Miratrix, Harvard University

Zuchao Shen, University of Cincinnati
Optimal Sample Allocation in Multilevel Experiments
Postdoctoral Discussant: Luke Miratrix, Harvard University

Panel 4-C, Keck 105

Senior Discussant: Maris Vinovskis

Nicholas Kryczka, University of Chicago
Selective Renewal: Education Markets and Urban Renaissance in Post-Civil Rights Chicago
Postdoctoral Discussant: Campbell Scribner, University of Maryland

Alison Laurence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A Conservative History of Deep Time: Learning from Extinct Animals in the Modern United States
Postdoctoral Discussant: Claire Arcenas, University of Montana

Cindy Nguyen, University of California, Berkeley
Builders and Users: Education, Modernity, and Nation through the Vietnamese Library (1887-1986)
Postdoctoral Discussant: Rowan Steineker, Florida Gulf Coast University

11:35 AM –11:55 AM

Rooms Keck 100, 101, 103, 105, 106 are available for you to eat your lunch. The next panel will begin at 12:00 pm in Keck 100, and you may bring your lunch with you.

First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 100)

12:00 PM – 2:45 PM

How People Learn II: Panel and Small Group Discussion 

Keck 100 

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM 


First Floor Lobby (outside Keck 100)

3:00 PM – 4:10 PM 

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 30 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.

Room Assignments Vary 

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM 

Recap and Closing

Keck 100

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