Keynote Presentations

January 23rd, 2019 by


Keynote Presentations at the 2019 UCEA Convention!

Social Justice Speaker

Brenda Child, PhD

Date: Thursday, 11/21/19

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside – St. Charles Ballroom

Brenda J. Child is Northrop Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies and former Chair of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD in History at the University of Iowa. Her first book, Boarding School Seasons:  American Indian Families, 1900-1940 (University of Nebraska, 1998), won the North American Indian Prose Award. Child’s newest books are Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community (Penguin, 2012) and Indian Subjects: Hemispheric Perspectives on the History of Indigenous Education (with Brian Klopotek, SAR Press, 2014). A recent book, My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014) combines a family memoir of her grandparents’ working lives, with a broader history of others of their generation. It won the National American Indian Book Award from Arizona State University, the Best Book in Midwestern History from the Midwestern History Association, and an Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History.

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Graduate Student Council Sponsored Presentation

Johnny Boucher

Johnny Boucher is the first confirmed out-transgender candidate for a Texas school board, a nonbinary Lambda Literary Award contributing finalist in LGBTQ anthology, and the teacher-leader recipient of awards such asGreater East Dallas Teacher of the Year.  While guiding their Exemplary public Montessori classroom by day, by evenings and weekends Johnny organizes transgender community both nationally and internationally, administrating medical and personal support groups. The total membership exceeds 50,000 participants. Johnny is a member of the Mayor’s LGBT Task Force for the City of Dallas, as well as a trustee for Hope Day School, the only-known early childhood school administrated entirely by LGBT leadership; it is associated with Dallas’ Cathedral of Hope, the world’s largest predominantly LGBT church.   

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Date: Friday, 11/22/19

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside – St. Charles Ballroom

UCEA Presidential Address

Mitstifer Lecture: Sponsored by Penn State University 

Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD

Date: Saturday, 11/23/18

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM 

Location: Hilton New Orleans
Riverside – St. Charles Ballroom

Gloria Ladson-Billings (PhD Stanford ’84) is Professor Emerita and former Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education in Curriculum & Instruction and Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the 2005–2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education. In addition to writing critically acclaimed books she has won numerous scholarly awards and is the recipient of 7 honorary doctorates. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and current President of the National Academy of Education.