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3rd Annual Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Spring Speaker Series with Dr. Brian Burt

February 8, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: Grand Ballroom Lounge, 1209 Stamp Student Union

Brian A. Burt, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the
School of Education at Iowa State University.

Contact Christopher Pérez for additional information: cperez6@umd.edu


Dr. Burt studies the experiences of graduate students in STEM, and the
institutional policies and practices that influence students’ educational
and workforce pathways. He also explores learning within research
group experiences. Read more about Dr. Burt's research in this months
issue of Diversity Soup.

3rd Annual Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Spring Speaker Series "Kick-Off" with Dr. Brian Burt

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

5:30 - 7:00 pm

(Doors open at 5:00pm)

Grand Ballroom Lounge, 

1209 Stamp Student Union

 

"Listening With a Third Ear: (Re)Engineering Promising Practices to Promote Black Male Success"          

With introduction by Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, Jeffrey Franke (written by PROMISE AGEP Executive Director Dr. Renetta Tull)

[Closing remarks and acknowledgements by OGDI Associate Director, Christopher Pérez]

Brian A. Burt, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at Iowa State University, National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, and recipient of the National Science Foundation's Early CAREER Award. Dr. Burt uses qualitative methodological approaches to study the experiences of graduate students, and the institutional policies and practices that influence students’ educational and workforce pathways. His research projects fall in two strands: 1) exploring the experiences of underrepresented graduate students of color in engineering; and, 2) understanding the science of team science. Through this program of research, Dr. Burt seeks to provide new understandings of the complexity of science participation; the aim is to better understand the experiences that promote or turn students away from science pathways. The implications of this work have the capacity to improve student-to-faculty (as well as student-to-student) interactions, and inform recommendations for the (re)design of supportive learning environments. 

Dr. Burt earned a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Michigan, a M.A. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (higher education concentration) from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.S. in secondary English education from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Sponsored by The Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion with financial assistance from the Pepsi Enhancement Fund, and support by NSF’s PROMISE AGEP. This event is part of UMD's 2018 Black History Month schedule of events.  Contact Christopher Pérez for additional information: cperez6@umd.edu

No RSVP required for this event.  This event is free and open to all undergraduate & graduate students, faculty, and staff. 

 

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