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Graduate Student Focus


Engaging Jackson Scholars Network Workshop at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting

Jackson Scholars benefited from a very informative and interactive workshop with fellow scholars, faculty mentors, and faculty and alumni panels on the first day of the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting.  Jackson Scholars were prepared to fully engage in the conference by hearing from faculty panelists who spoke on “Navigating AERA/UCEA: Understanding the ‘Hidden Curriculum’ of Academic Conferences.” The faculty panelists were: 

Judy A. Alston, Ashland University

Noelle Witherspoon Arnold, University of Missouri-Columbia

Terah Venzant Chambers, Michigan State University

Liz Hollingworth, The University of Iowa

Decoteau J. Irby, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

David Mayrowetz, University of Illinois at Chicago

Steve Tozer, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jackson Scholars then heard from JSN Alumni who provided insight on “Navigating the Academy: What to Expect as a Faculty Member.”  The alumni panelist were:

Daisy D. Alfaro (JS 2009-11), California State University, Los Angles

Lisa R. Bass (JS 2005-07), North Carolina State University

Karen Stansberry Beard (JS 2005-07), The Ohio State University

Erica Fernández (JS 2012-14), University of Connecticut

Muhammad Khalifa (JS 2005-07), Michigan State University       

Juan Manuel Niño (JS 2011-13), University of Texas at San Antonio

Terri N. Watson (JS 2008-10), The City College of New York, The City University of New York

Anjalé Welton (JS 2007-09), University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign

Irene H. Yoon (JS 2009-11), University of Utah

Both panels were moderated by UCEA Associate Director of Graduate Student Development, Gerardo R. López, Loyola University, New Orleans.  

For a list of Jackson Scholars and Mentors who attended, please click here.

Thank you to all of the Jackson Scholars Network scholars, mentors, panelists, alumni, and supporters who were in attendance for a very meaningful workshop.  UCEA would also like to express appreciation to Division A, the co-sponsor of this event.