Nancy Pine, Professor Emerita, Mount St. Mary’s College, Claremont Graduate University ’92. A ground-level look at the differences in the approach to education. Dr. Pine’s talk goes beyond competitive assessments and draws us to the understanding that both nations can and should learn from the other. Video

Sara Goldrick-Rab, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, presented her lecture When America Goes to College. Sara is an expert on college access and completion, affordability and financial aid, community and technical colleges, and higher education finance. 11.18.13

Gary Rhoades, Professor of Education at the University of Arizona, presented his lecture An Incomplete College Completion Agenda: Negotiating a New Academy. 03.27.13

Luis C. Moll, Professor of Education at the University of Arizona, presented his lecture Mobilizing Culture, Language, and Educational Practices: Fulfilling the Promises of Mendez and Brown. The combined approaches of cultural mediation of thinking and funds of knowledge facilitate the study of learning and development in the cultural context. 02.28.13

John Deasy, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest school district. Prior to joining the LAUSD in August 2010, Dr. Deasy served as Deputy Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led the programmatic work on effective teaching. He presented Autonomy and Accountability: Unleashing the Power of the Professional. 02.13.12
Commencement Forum 2011

Margaret Grogan moderated the 2011 Commencement Forum, hosted by the School of Educational Studies. This year’s topic was the Urgency of Transforming Education for an Equitable, Diverse Society. The forum panel included Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun, Professor of Education at Stanford University; Carlos A. Garcia, Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District; Claude M. Steele, Twenty-first Provost of Columbia University, and Professor of Psychology; and The Honorable Diane E. Watson, former congresswoman and CGU alumna. The forum was followed by a question and answer session. 05.13.11

Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, President of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, delivered her lecture, Community College Mission as a Reflection of Social Justice in our World, at the first convening of Community College presidents. The convening, hosted by the School of Educational Studies, the School of Behavioral and Organizational Studies, and the Drucker School of Management on June 21-22, 2010, explored the challenges and opportunities in California Community Colleges today.