First Annual EDL Graduate Student Council Colloquium

The EDL Graduate Student Council will be hosting its first annual Colloquium. The Colloquium will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Miami University in Peabody Hall from 9AM-4PM.

The Colloquium, a gathering of current EDL and EHS graduate students, replaces the EDL Graduate Student Conference, which was a regional gathering held annually or bi-annually since 2001.The Colloquium is intended to provide an opportunity for all student scholars to discuss critical matters through presentations of their research and scholarship affecting the field of education. The colloquium will bring together all types of education stakeholders and future scholars with a myriad of experiences to present their emerging work, foster conversation around issues in their discoveries, and refine the skills necessary to sharpen their voice and develop their platform. We welcome all EDL future scholars, activists, teachers, and practitioners in Educational Ph.D.,.D programs, SAHE, Ph.D. M.S. programs, Transformative M.Ed, and School Leadership M.Ed. programs, to present or perform: empirical, theoretical, and practice-based scholarship related to the field of education. For this year’s theme, “Scholarship Suitcase: Unpacking Your Voice,” we welcome you to share your emerging work and extend an invitation to our own “Scholar Talk” with our phenomenal guests Dr. Thea Berry & Dr. Cheryl Mathias.

Dr. Theodorea R. Berry is an Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio and currently serves as Vice President for the Foundation for Curriculum Theory, and Incoming Secretary for Division B (Curriculum) of the American Educational Research Association.


Dr. Cheryl E. Matias is an Associate Professor in the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver. Her research focuses on race and ethnic studies in education with a theoretical focus on critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, critical pedagogy and feminism of color.