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UGA College of Education to hold first Faculty Research Conference Feb. 1

David Berliner

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Education will hold its first Faculty Research Conference to share the outstanding work of its faculty on Feb. 1 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center.

The conference, themed “Research for Improving the Lives and Futures of Georgia’s Youth and Adults,” will also feature panel and roundtable sessions led by several College of Education scholars on the following topics:

• Poverty in Education/Social Justice
• Innovative Research Methods
• Evidence-Based Research
• Teacher Education Research
• Innovations in Learning in the Classroom
• Doctoral Research Preparation

David Berliner, Regents Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University, a world-renown scholar and researcher in educational psychology, will deliver a keynote address titled “Can Value-Added Assessment be Used for Decisions About Teacher Quality?” at 3 p.m. in Dogwood Hall.

Berliner has taught at the University of Arizona, the University of Massachusetts, Teachers College at Columbia University and Stanford University, as well as universities abroad. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the International Academy of Education, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He has received numerous awards for his distinguished contributions.

He is co-author of the best-seller The Manufactured Crisis, co-author of Putting Research to Work and co-author of the textbook Educational Psychology, now in its sixth edition. His latest book, Collateral Damage, is about the corruption of professional educators through high-stakes testing. Berliner has also authored more than 200 published articles, technical reports and book chapters.

The conference will be from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. A lunch presentation on the COE Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Education and Human Development will be made by Institute Director Allan Cohen and several directors of the research centers in the institute.

Most conference activities are open to the public, but the luncheon is open to COE faculty and invited guests only. There will be a post-conference reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom.

For more information or to register online, see