Registration and Zoom information will be available in the coming weeks. Please contact Maria Gahan ( with any questions.

Tuesday, November 9

Fellows Retreat

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fellows and Awardees Virtual Welcome Reception (optional)

Wednesday, November 10

Fellows Retreat

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Opening & Welcome to the Fall Fellows and Awardees Retreat
Lorrie ShepardUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Megan Bang, The Spencer Foundation

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Dissertation Fellows and Awardees (All Cohorts):
Welcome and Small Group Discussion

Postdoctoral Fellows and Awardees (All Cohorts):
Welcome and Small Group Discussion

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Lunchtime Networking (optional)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2021 Dissertation Fellows and Awardees:
Conversations with Fellowship Alumni
Anna Kaiper-Marquez, Pennsylvania State University
Gabrielle Oliveira, Harvard University

2021 Postdoctoral Fellows and Awardees:
Conversations with Fellowship Alumni
Django Paris, University of Washington
Timothy San Pedro, Ohio State University

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2020 Dissertation Fellows and Awardees:
Cohort Check-In

2020 Postdoctoral Fellows and Awardees:
Cohort Check-In

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Small Group Sessions

Navigating the Academic Job Market

David Kirkland, New York University
Niral Shah,
University of Washington

Taking Advantage of Publishing Opportunities

Nelson Flores, University of Pennsylvania
Shaun Harper,
University of Southern California

Interdisciplinary and Community-Engaged Research

Bianca Baldridge, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Adrienne Keene,
Brown University
Angela Valenzuela,
University of Texas at Austin

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Small Group Dinner Social Hour (optional)

Thursday, November 11

Fellows Retreat & Annual Meeting

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Individual Mentor Sessions

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

All Research Development Awardee Cohorts:
Research Development Awardees Session
Gloria Ladson-Billings, National Academy of Education President
David McMillon, University of Chicago
Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Spencer Foundation President
David Weintrop, University of Maryland

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Lunchtime Networking (optional)

1:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Plenary I: Meeting the Demand for Equitable Education in the Future: Honoring Edmund Gordon on His 100th Birthday

Adam Gamoran, William T. Grant Foundation (chair)
Ezekiel Dixon-Román, University of Pennsylvania
Bridget Terry Long, Harvard University
Robert Mislevy, University of Maryland
Margaret Beale Spencer, University of Chicago


3:10 PM – 4:30 PM

Fellows Forum I

Panel 1-A

Cassie Brownell, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) – University of Toronto
Growing Democracy: Examining Children’s Civic Literacies in Presidential Election Years

Rebecca Taylor, Suffolk University
Open-Mindedness on Campus: Justice, Inquiry, and Political Polarization in Twenty-First Century Higher Education

Rachel Wahl, University of Virginia
Risky Talk: The Ethics, Politics, and Practice of Learning through Dialogue

Panel 1-B

Si Chen, Harvard University
Intelligence built into curriculum: Can curriculum improve early childhood program quality in low-resource settings?

David DeLiema, University of Minnesota
Longitudinal Research on Collaborative Approaches to Failure in Youth Computer Science Workshops

Daniel Rees Lewis, Northwestern University
Providing High Quality Online Feedback to Support K-12 Teachers Instructional Improvement Through Principled Adaption

Jon Wargo, Boston College
(In)Human Histories: Exploring How Educational Policy Shapes the Teaching of LGBTQ-Inclusive Elementary Social Studies

Panel 1-C

Roderick Carey, University of Delaware
The Black Boy Mattering Project: Uncovering New Approaches for School Policies and Practices

Rachel Fish, New York University
The Emergence of Disability and Giftedness: Race, School Context, and the Perception of Student Needs

Natasha Quadlin, University of California, Los Angeles
The Power and Limits of Academic Achievement: What Schools Can (and Can’t) Do for Women

Panel 1-D

Kathryn Kirchgasler, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tracking by Triage: How Science Education Began Dividing Populations by Perceived Health Needs

Daniel Morales-Doyle, University of Illinois-Chicago
Disciplining Equity: Studying Science Teachers’ Work at Content Area Boundaries

David Weintrop, University of Maryland
Designing Equitable Computational Thinking Learning Opportunities in Under-Resourced Elementary Mathematics Classrooms

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Fellows, Awardees and Members Virtual Happy Hour (optional)


Friday, November 12

Fellows Retreat & Annual Meeting

10:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Plenary Session II: Innovations in Artificial Intelligence for Education Research

Roy Pea, Stanford University (chair)
Eva Baker, University of California, Los Angeles (discussant)
Ken Koedinger, University of Pittsburgh
James Lester, North Carolina State University
Carolyn Rose, Carnegie Mellon University
Marcelo Worsley, Northwestern University

12:10 PM – 1:40 PM

Fellowship and Awardee Retreat Session:
Research during and about the COVID-19 Pandemic

12:10 PM – 1:40 PM

Members Business Meeting
(NAEd Members Only)

2:10 – 3:30 PM

Fellows Forum II

Panel 2-A

Rachel Baker, University of California, Irvine
Structural Barriers to Academic Success: The Case of Complex Curricular Requirements in Community Colleges

Jordan Conwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
A Multigenerational Perspective on the Returns to College Quality

Oded Gurantz, University of Missouri
Does eliminating community college courses impact degree completion? Evidence from California during the Great Recession

John Singleton, University of Rochester
Voucher Program Effects: The Role of Private School Participation

Panel 2-B

Raquel Otheguy, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Libertad e Instrucción: Race and Education in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Ethan Ris, University of Nevada
When College Was the Solution: The Golden Age of American Higher Education

Jing Xu, University of Washington
Moral Development of Girls and Boys in a Taiwan Village (1958-1960): Analyzing Arthur P. Wolf’s Improved Replication of the Six Cultures Study with a New Framework

Panel 2-C

Cati de los Rios, University of California, Berkeley
Designing for a “Lived Civics” Approach in Secondary Ethnic Studies Classrooms: A Comparative Case Study

Diego Roman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Role of Language in Teaching Local Environmental Issues to Emergent Bilingual Latinx Students in Wisconsin

Ilana Umansky, University of Oregon
A Statewide Examination of English Learner’s Access to English Language Arts: Effects of, and Solutions to, Conscribed Access

Vaughn Watson, Michigan State University
Toward Rightful Literary Presence of African Immigrant and Refugee Youth

Panel 2-D

Travis Bristol, University of California, Berkeley
Preparing Veteran Teachers to Differentiate Learning for Novice Male Teachers of Color

Jen Munson, Northwestern University
Teacher and coach, side by side: Specifying the coaching structures and moves that support the learning of elementary mathematics teachers during instruction

Matthew Shirrell, George Washington University
From Accomplishment to Influence: Professional Knowledge, Educational Infrastructure, and National Board-Certified Teacher Leadership

4:00 PM – 5:20 PM

Fellows Forum III

Panel 3-A

Maria Bolsinova, Tilburg University
Statistical tools to track a multitude of abilities as they develop

Shiyu Wang, University of Georgia
Cognitive Diagnosis Models for Learning: Measuring Fluency Using Response Time and Response Accuracy

Panel 3-B

Logan Fiorella, University of Georgia
Fostering Active Knowledge Building in Learning by Teaching

Shayl Griffith, Florida International University
More than a Babysitter? Examining Perceptions and Practices around Educational Digital Media Use in High-Risk Families

Chunyan Yang, University of California, Berkeley
Resilience to Teacher-targeted School Violence: The Roles of School Climate and Social Emotional Competence among Novice Teachers

Panel 3-C

Amalia Dache, University of Pennsylvania
Mapping Philadelphia Public Housing and Urban Higher Education Accessibility and Enrollment

Laura Enriquez, University of California, Irvine
Immigration Policy and the Making of Unequal Educations

Eve Ewing, University of Chicago
Outer City Children: Individual and Institutional Responses to Black Out-Migration in Chicago

Panel 3-D

Juan Garibay, University of Virginia
Empowerment as Black & Latinx STEM Student Success: The Importance of Majors, Learning Experiences, and Minority-Serving Institutions

Jessica Harris, University of California, Los Angeles
“My Story is Different”: Centering Women of Color Student Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault

Julia Lerch, University of California, Irvine
The University and the State in the 21st Century: A Cross-National Study of Political Repression in the University Sector and its Impact on Higher Education Access and Inclusion

Luis Leyva, Vanderbilt University
Queer of Color Counter-stories from Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Science Majors

5:20 PM

NAEd Members Adjourn

5:45 PM – 6:15 PM

Retreat Recap and Closing (All Fellows and Awardees)

6:15 PM

Fellows and Awardees Adjourn

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