Aug 22 2019

Urban Higher Education Forum hosted by the College of Education

August 22, 2019

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Cardinal Room, Student Center East


750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607



Please join us for our inaugural forum on Urban Higher Education, hosted by the UIC College of Education:

The Role of Shared Leadership in Fulfilling the Equity Mission of Urban Higher Education

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. James Earl Davis
Professor of Higher Education
Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education
Temple University College of Education

The keynote speaker and panel discussants will focus on the question, "How can the role of shared leadership build and maintain equity in urban higher education institutions?" They will address the complexity of urban education, share what we know about the ways in which shared/distributed leadership can be effectively implemented, and consider the role that shared leadership can and should play throughout the organization to fully support the equity mission of urban higher education.

Anyone who cares about urban higher education is welcome to attend! Please RSVP so we can email you a full agenda and get an accurate headcount for refreshments and lunch.

About the Keynote Speaker

Dr. James Earl Davis’ research focuses on gender and schooling outcomes; men, boys and masculinity; sociology of higher education; and applied research methods. He is particularly interested in issues of access and equity in the educational pipeline as they are informed by gender, race, class, and the intersection of these social locations. His research agenda has been driven by recurring questions related to what we know about the social context of identity and how institutions (e.g., schools, college and universities, families, and communities) and policy (e.g., education reform, gender-based instruction and schools) are implicated in academic and social outcomes. He’s had the opportunity to work with inspiring colleagues and graduate students who continue to refine his work and its impact. Currently, he has funding from the National Science Foundation for the project, “STEMing the Tide: Exploring Factors Related to Males of Color Interest, Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics and Science.” This project will facilitate the dissemination of the most recent research about identity and it relationship to science and mathematics achievement for boys and young men of color.

Interested in studying urban higher education?

Learn more about UIC's new M.Ed. in Urban Higher Education.



Claire Grimmenga

Date posted

Jul 16, 2019

Date updated

Aug 7, 2019