Schedule for Current Quarter

Autumn Quarter Schedule
Oct 1 – Dec 15, 2018 

Oct 12 Special Event: 
Anthony Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement 
of Teaching 
Title: Effective Elementary Schools: Lessons in School Improvement from 
Chicago’s South Side 

Note: This event takes place Fri, Oct 12, 2018 from 830 am – 1030 am at The 
University Club of Chicago, Northwestern Room, located at 76 East Monroe 
Street in downtown Chicago.
Oct 16 Melissa Osborne, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology,
University of Chicago 
Title: Jumping the Ladder: How Low-Income and First-Generation Students
Navigate Social Mobility Through College 
Oct 24 Special Event:
Derek Neal, Professor of Economics, Kenneth C. Griffin Department
of Economics, University of Chicago 
Note: This event takes place on Wed Oct 24, 2018 at 300 pm in the Social Science Tea 
Room 201 (second floor) located at 1126 East 59th Street 
Title: Information, Incentives, and Education Policy, Harvard University Press, May 2018 
Oct 30 Camika Royal, Assistant Professor of Urban Education, Loyola University
Maryland
Title: You Can’t Get Here from There: Equity Leaders in Need of Liberatory Pedagogies
Nov 6 Fatemeh Momeni, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Economics,
University of Chicago 
Title: Why Are Measures of Early Education Program Too Pessimistic? Evidence from a 
Large-Scale Field Experiment
Nov 13 Shanta Robinson, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, 
University of Chicago 
Title: Homeless Youth of Color and the Shaping of Aspirations: The (Re) productive Role
of Institutions 
Nov 27 Amy Lieberman, Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies, Boston University
Title: Learning Language in the Visual World: How Interaction Shapes Early
Word Learning in Young Deaf Children 
Dec 4

Student Presentations
Ezra Karger, Department of Economics 
Title: The Long-Run Effects of Public Libraries: Evidence from the Early 1900s  and 
Darnell Leatherwood, School of Social Service Administration 
Title: A National Assessment of Variation in Academic Achievement among Black Students 

Winter Quarter Schedule
Jan 7 – Mar 23, 2019 

Jan 15  Michael Dinerstein, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago 
Title: The Effect of Value-Added Incentives on Multidimensional Teacher 
Output: Evidence from Tenure Reform in New York City 
Jan 22 Ramon M. Griffin, PhD, Chief Culture Officer, University of Chicago Charter Schools
Title: A Phenomenological Case Study of Four Black males Exposed to Cumulative Trauma
that Attended a ‘No Excuses’ Charter School 
Jan 29 Student Presentations 
Feb 5 Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Feb 12 Sally Sadoff, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego 
Title: Improving College Instruction through Incentives
Feb 19 Anna Mueller, Assistant Professor, Comparative Human Development, 
University of Chicago 
Feb 26 Student Presentations 
Mar 6 Special Event 
Joshua Angrist, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Please Note: This event takes place on Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 300 pm
Mar 12 William Delgado, PhD Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy 
Title: The Comparative Advantage of Teachers when Teaching Students of Diverse
Backgrounds 

Spring Quarter Schedule 
Apr 1 – Jun 15, 2019 

Apr 8 Jens Ludwig, Professor, University of Chicago 
Apr 16 Stephanie Deluca, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Apr 23 Rucker Johnson, Associate Professor of Public Policy, 
University of California, Berkeley
Apr 30 Jessaca Spybrook, Professor, Western Michigan University
May 7 Jason Grissom, Associate Professor of Public Policy Education, Peabody 
College/Vanderbilt University 
May 14 Anajli Adukia, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy,
University of Chicago
May 21 Sarah Komisarow, Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy,
Duke University 
May 28 David Deming, Professor, Harvard University
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