Education faculty attend international education research conference

April 27, 2012

American Educational Research Association focuses on improving education and serving the public good

Each year, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) hosts an annual meeting, supporting the mission of AERA: “to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.” The 2012 theme, “Non Satis Scire: To Know is Not Enough”, lead five College of Professional Studies education faculty members to travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to share their research and experience in conference presentations to colleagues. The faculty members teach in Northeastern’s undergraduate and graduate education programs, including the Doctor of Education degree program. Their research topics ranged from education and research policy to social justice. Two faculty members, Ronald Brown and Kimberly A. Truong, collaborated to deliver the presentation: Leadership and Vision for Black Education in the 21st Century.

Following is a list of the presentations by Northeastern University faculty at AERA:

Ronald Brown, Doctor of Education program
Presentations: Comparative Perspectives on Faculty Hiring and Retention and Leadership and Vision for Black Education in the 21st Century

Alison George Dover, undergraduate Department of Education
Presentation: Transformative Resistance: Learning to Teach for Social Justice and Equity

Sara Ewell, Doctor of Education program
Presentation: Faculty Issues in Urban Settings: Commitment, Retention, and Institutional Changes 

Harvey Shapiro, undergraduate School of Education
Presentation: Alterity, Others, and Teaching

Kimberly A. Truong, Doctor of Education program
Presentations: Investigating Doctoral Students’ Experiences and Perspectives, Issues in Recruiting Participants and Collecting Data From Historically Underrepresented Populations, Leadership and Vision for Black Education in the 21st Century and The Faculty Role in Promoting Nontraditional Student Success. 


Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to providing career-focused educational programs that are designed to accommodate the complex lives of motivated learners. Offered in a variety of innovative formats, CPS courses are taught by accomplished scholars and practitioners who have real-world experience. The result is an educational experience founded on proven scholarship, strengthened with practical application, and sustained by academic excellence.

Northeastern University is a global university with a tradition of partnership and engagement that creates an innovative, distinctive approach to education and research. Northeastern integrates classroom studies with experiential learning opportunities in 70 countries, and pursues use-inspired research with a focus on global challenges in health, security, and sustainability.