Friday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
TLC Commons (N110 LC)

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Symposium is to showcase of graduate and undergraduate research projects (at all stages) related to diversity.

Event sponsor: College of Education Diversity Committee
Award sponsor: Dean emeritus Nicholas Colangelo, PhD and Kay Colangelo;
TLC credit (keynote address): Traditional, UI REACH


10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Student poster session - presentation and judging (closed)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Student poster exhibition (open to the public)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Keynote address

Advancing the Vision: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black Women
Menah Pratt-Clarke (Vice President of Strategic Affairs and Diversity,
Professor of Education, Virginia Tech)

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Awards and closing

Student Researchers

  • Exploring Knowledge Gaining Processes of International Undergraduates in Educational Psychology Related Courses (by Maggie Zou, Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences)
  • Experiences in Training Related to Work with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Graduate Students Self-Identified Needs (by Cara Solness, Christopher Anders, and Rayna Narvaez; Counseling Psychology)
  • Perceptions of Diversity: Interviews with Black, Female Pre-Service Teachers (by Leigh Nida, Alana Tholen, and Angel Figueroa Rosado; SCS and Math Education)
  • Spanish Oral Proficiency Tests in Dual Language Education: Teacher Perceptions (by Alejandro Perez and Lisa Wymore, Foreign Language & ESL Education)
  • "These Seats Were Not Made For You...": An Exploration of Racial Identity and the Academic Success of Black Males at Historically and Predominantly White Institutions (by Charles Martin-Stanley II, HESA)
  • Unearthing the Existence of the Black LGB Individuals in Educational History (by Krista Walker, SCS)
  • Language of Leadership (by Betsy Winter, HESA)
  • Critiquing Anti-Racist Claims in Curricular Materials: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Teaching Tolerances "Teaching The New Jim Crow: A Teacher's Guide" (by Kate Lechtenberg; Language, Literacy & Culture)
  • Hungry for Responsible Representation of the Fat Female Body in Young Adult Literature (by Nicole Amato; Language, Literacy & Culture)
  • Sense of Belonging at a PWI: A Phenomenological Study of Graduate International Students from Iran (by Joshua Holmes, Yanni Liang, Gordon Louie, and Milad Mohebali; HESA and Occupational & Environmental Health)