Speaking

I frequently speak at professional and academic conferences, symposia, and classes. I welcome invitations for public talks and workshop facilitation at professional associations, community organizations, K-12 schools, and university classrooms.

Please contact me to talk more about coming to speak.

 
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Academic Conference Presentations (select)

2018

Situating Public Education in the Racially Just City: The Case of School Closure, Disposition, and Redevelopment in Philadelphia | Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning | Buffalo, NY

Beyond the Schoolhouse: Envisioning Comprehensive Student Supports Roundtable Chair (invited) | American Educational Research Association | New York City, NY

Public Accountability and Modes of Resistance to Public School Closure, Sales, and Reuse in Philadelphia | American Educational Research Association | New York City, NY

Public Accountability and Modes of Resistance to Public School Closure, Sales, and Reuse in Philadelphia | Urban Affairs Association | Toronto, Canada

2017

Closing Schools, Closing Access: School Closures and Persistent Segregation (A Story of Philadelphia’s Bok High School) | Society of City and Regional Planning History | Cleveland, OH

The Burden of Choice: Assessing the Impact of Charter School Options on Household Travel Behavior in Philadelphia | Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities – Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference | Washington, DC

2016

Revisiting the Legacy of HOPE VI: The Implementation and Impact of Mixed-Income Housing (Discussant) | Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning | Portland, OR

The Burden of Choice: Assessing the Impact of Charter School Options on Household Travel Behavior in Philadelphia | Panel Co-Organizer: Deepening Understandings of Transportation Equity | Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning | Portland, OR

Understanding The Multidimensional Values of Neighborhood Schools through Closure, Sales, and Reuse Processes | Panel, Co-Organizer: Changing Logics of Public Education: Value, Risk, and Potential | Urban Affairs Association | San Diego, CA

2015

Public School Closure and Neighborhood Change: A Framing Analysis of Newspaper Coverage in Twelve Cities | American Educational Research Association | Chicago, IL

Framing Public School Closure in Philadelphia | Sociology of Education Association | Pacific Grove, CA

Invited Talks (select)

2017

Beyond the Yellow Bus: Transportation and Educational Equity | University of Texas-Austin School of Architecture City Forum Lecture Series | Austin, TX. (video)

Opening plenary panelist and workshop facilitator Ensuring Access through Transportation | Magnet Schools Assistance Program: Project Directors Meeting | Washington, DC (hosted by the Magnet Schools Assistance Program and the U.S. Department of Education).

Cross-Sector Connections with Segregation: Student and Transportation Access Furthering Diversity in K-12 Schools through Student Assignment | Washington, DC (sponsored by the Center for Education and Civil Rights, Penn State College of Education; The Poverty and Race Research Action Council, and Georgetown Law) 

Roundtable on DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s “Walkability Preference” for Charter Schools | Metropolitan Policy Center at American University | Washington, DC

Symposia, Roundtables, and Colloquia (select)

2018

Centering Public Education Equity in Planning Research (roundtable co-organizer) | Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference | Buffalo, NY

2015

State of the Research: School Closings, A Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium (co-organizer) | Philadelphia, PA2015

Public School Closures, Educational Equity, and Metropolitan Change (co-organizer) | Urban Affairs Association Conference | Miami, FL