NPEA Friday Keynote

We’re back at day two of the NPEA conference! The morning keynote is up next: our speaker is NYU professor Joshua Aronson; read more about his work here. 

Joshua Aronson, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University. Dr. Aronson is an expert on stereotype threat and race and gender gaps in educational achievement and standardized test performance. Dr. Aronson has authored numerous publications, including several with Claude Steele, and has received a number of awards for his research and contributions to the field. Learn more about Joshua Aronson.

NPEA Lunch General Session

I like a lot of things about this conference, but one of my favorite parts is lunch is included. I’ve connected with my colleagues from ASAP and we’re about to see a keynote by Laura Perna, a professor at Penn. Read more info about her work here.  

Laura Perna, James S. Riepe Professor and founding Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (Penn AHEAD), University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines the ways that social structures, educational practices, and public policies promote and limit college access and success, particularly for individuals from lower-income families and racial/ethnic minority groups. The central focus of Dr. Perna’s scholarship is to understand the forces that limit educational attainment, despite these considerable efforts, and the ways to promote educational attainment, particularly for students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Learn more about Laura Perna.