Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Center for College Readiness Spring Lecture Series (5 Honor Stole Pts Each)

Joseph Nelson, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Boys’ & Girls’ Lives University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Mr. Nelson is a Ph.D candidate in Urban Education at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He holds a BA in Sociology from Loyola University, Chicago. He previously worked as a Research Consultant at New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr. Nelson taught first-grade in a single-gender classroom for 2-years.
The focus of Mr. Nelson’s lecture will be the construction of masculinity at a single-sex middle school for African-American boys in New York City.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Jubilee Hall 112
Mellie Torres, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow at New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. Dr. Mellie Torres received her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University, a Masters in Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Seton Hall University. Prior to her doctoral studies, Torres was a high school mathematics teacher in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey.  Dr.Torres has received numerous fellowships and honors, including the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship, the Mainzer Fellowship in Gender Studies, the Fredrick Douglass Summer Teaching Fellow, and the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.

Ms. Nellie's research explores the relationship between the multiple and intersecting social identities (race/ethnicity, class, and gender) of Latino male students and their academic identities.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Jubilee Hall Auditorium

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