Speaker List


Below are SEISMIC speakers who are available to present on their specified topics during the listed terms. Please reach out to them directly if you would like to invite them to speak at your event.

Abdi Warfa

awarfa@umn.edu

University of Minnesota

Topics: Faculty and the systems in which they work to better understand how they can be trained and supported to use inclusive and evidence-based teaching strategies. Studies in my group particularly examine classroom discourse, dynamics, and overall interactions. We take interdisciplinary perspective on discipline-based education research. More details.

Availability: Fall 2021, After Fall 2021

Becky Matz

rlmatz@umich.edu

University of Michigan

Topics: Gendered performance differences, cross-institutional studies, scientific practices. More details.

Availability: Winter/ Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, After Fall 2021

John Burkhardt

jburkhar@med.umich.edu

University of Michigan

Topics: Educational policy research (focused on the health professions) aimed to increase fairness, equity, and ultimately address health care disparities. This could include discussion around recruitment, admissions, selection of residents, curriculum, learner assessment, program evaluation, bias training and mitigation, and translational education research. More details.

Availability: Winter/ Spring 2021, Fall 2021, After Fall 2021

Katey Cooper

katelyn.cooper@asu.edu

Arizona State University

Topics: How biology learning environments, such as undergraduate research experiences and active learning classrooms, affect student anxiety and depression. More details.

Availability: Winter/ Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, After Fall 2021

Linda Adler-Kassner

ladler@ucsb.edu

University of California Santa Barbara

Topics: Putting equity into action through pedagogy; identifying and scaffolding disciplinary knowledge; writing and learning; metacognition (in the context of STEM/learning).  More details.

Availability: Summer 2021

Sara Brownell

sara.brownell@asu.edu

Arizona State University

Topics: Course-based undergraduate research experiences, how to make active learning more inclusive, research on students with disabilities in undergraduate science courses, how to make evolution more inclusive for religious students. More details.

Availability: Winter/ Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, After Fall 2021