Education Scholars John Taylor, Penny Ralston to speak at UGA’s 2008 Black Issues Conference

Education Scholars John Taylor, Penny Ralston to speak at UGA’s 2008 Black Issues in Higher Education Conference February 1

Athens, Ga. – Keynote addresses by two widely recognized scholars in education policy, leadership and program development will highlight the University of Georgia’s third annual Conference on Black Issues in Higher Education on Feb. 1.

John L. Taylor, professor of educational leadership at the University of Arizona, and Penny Ralston, professor of family and child science at Florida State University, will highlight the conference sponsored by UGA’s College of Education.

The daylong event will also include three panel discussions featuring several UGA faculty members on the topics of Blacks in Higher Education Leadership, Grant Writing and Dissemination of Research Results, and The Art of Teaching at a Research University.

Taylor is currently co-principal investigator of a two-year research project comparing the culture of student-athletes with those of general student populations. The study is co-sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the University of Arizona.

Ralston is a fellow of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education and the Gerontological Society of America.

Taylor will give the opening address and Ralston the luncheon address. The conference will take place in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration cost: $20
Deadline: Monday, Jan. 21, 2008
Phone: 706/542-2134
Fax: 706/542-6596 (pdf form available on website)