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Conference: Educating Students for Civic Engagement

March 13–14, 2024

Join more than 100 civic educators, researchers, and policymakers from across the country as CERL releases the results of its three-year, independent report on the impact of the Project Citizen Research Program (PCRP) on teachers and their students. The report will serve as a foundation for presentations by prominent educators and scholars, panels, and roundtables.

Speakers and Bios

  • Tara Bartlett
    Senior Research Analyst, Arizona State University; Co-Director of the Arizona Civic Coalition
  • Elizabeth Bennion
    Chancellor's Professor of Political Science and Director of Community Engagement, Indiana University South Bend
  • Michael Blauw
    Director of Civic Learning and Strategic Partnerships, Center for Civic Education
  • Vinita Chhabra
    Program Officer, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
  • John DeGioia
    President, Georgetown University
  • Bobbi Gentry
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Bridgewater College
  • Katie Giles
    Strategic Initiatives Project Officer, Democratic Knowledge Project, Harvard University
  • Nadia Greene
    Chief of Staff, Black Graduate Student Alliance, Georgetown University
  • Brian Grindrod
    Wilbur Cross High School, Connecticut
  • Robert Groves
    Georgetown University
  • Jonathan A. Hanna
    Civic Education Research Lab, Georgetown University
  • Kathryn Hartzell
    Senior Research Specialist, Civic Education Research Lab, Georgetown University
  • Joy Hatcher
    Social Studies Program Manager, Georgia Department of Education
  • Reuben Henriques
    History and Social Science Content Support Lead, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Alissa Irion-Groth
    Director of Program Grants and Innovation, Center for Civic Education
  • John Ishiyama
    Professor, University of North Texas
  • Joseph Kahne
    Professor and Co-Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group, University of California, Riverside
  • Brett Levy
    Associate Professor, University of Albany
  • Kevin Lorentz
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Yuwei Ma
    Georgetown University
  • Glenn Manns
    Kentucky We the People
  • Genie Massey
    Maryland Civic Education Coalition
  • Elizabeth Matto
    Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
  • Molly May
    Civic Education Research Lab, Georgetown University
  • Alison McCartney
    Professor of Political Science, Towson University
  • Sarah McGrew
    Associate Professor, University of Maryland
  • Maureen McGuirl
    Lawn School, Jamestown, Rhode Island
  • Mary McHugh
    Executive Director of Civic and Community Engagement, Stevens Service Learning Center, Merrimack College
  • Patrick McSweeney
    PhD Candidate, Georgetown University
  • Elizabeth Miller
    Georgetown University
  • Kazuyoshi Nakadaira
    Joetsu University of Education
  • Yuta Nozaki
    Hokkaido University of Education
  • Ed O'Connell
    Revolutionary Spaces
  • Diana Owen
    Professor and Director of the Civic Education Research Lab, Georgetown University
  • Lawrence Paska
    Executive Director, National Council for the Social Studies
  • Donna Phillips
    Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Center for Civic Education
  • Liza Prendergast
    Vice President of Strategy and Technical Leadership, Democracy International
  • Kelly Reichardt
    Manager of Civic Learning and Curriculum, Center for Civic Education
  • Ariana Patricia Salazar
    Georgetown University
  • Sebastian Sawhney
    Civic Education Research Lab, Georgetown University
  • Joshua Scacco
    Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Sustainable Democracy, The University of South Florida
  • Steven Smith
    Executive Director, American Political Science Association
  • Robert Stafford
    Kentucky Rural Educators Association
  • Lindsay Stepanek
    West Virginia Center for Civic Education
  • J. Cherie Strahan
    Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron
  • M. Bradlee Sutherland
    Research Associate, Civic Education Research Lab, Georgetown University
  • Jessica Sutter
    Institute for Citizens and Scholars
  • Marcie Taylor-Thoma
    Maryland Council for Civic and History Education
  • Deborah Tyminski
    Fayetteville Academy, North Carolina
  • Jackie Viana
    Miami Dade Public Schools, Florida
  • Emily Voss
    Senior Manager of National Programs and Professional Development, Center for Civic Education
  • Kim Wahaus
    Olathe South High School, Kansas
  • Mengna Zhao
    Georgetown University
The PCRP and the conference are funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

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