Julie C. Laible Memorial Lecture Series on Anti-Racist Scholarship, Education and Social Activism

The Julie Laible Memorial Lecture Series on Anti-Racist Scholarship, Education and Social Activism honors the memory of Julie C. Laible, who was an assistant professor in the College  when she was killed unexpectedly in 1999.  Laible was known for her community involvement through such programs as the Community Anti-Racial Group, which she helped found, as well as Aid to Inmate Mothers. Her research concentrated on methods to better education for young minorities.

  • 2021 (Webinar) Cheryl Matias Hypermania, Racially Just Teaching, and the Ever-Present Emotionalities of Whiteness: How Racialized Emotions Intoxicate Us All
  • 2020 (Webinar) Floyd D. Beachum, Professor, Lehigh University; Tamika P. La Salle, Associate Professor, Univ. of Connecticut; Michele S. Moses, Vice Provost & Professor, Univ. of Colorado-Boulder, What is academic activism for racial justice and what should it look like in K12 schools or higher education? Is academic activism justified, and, if so, in what forms? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iFXfdTnzq8&feature=youtu.be)
  • 2019 Fazal Rizvi, Challenges of Decolonization in Education

  • 2018 Bettina L. Love, We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching
  • 2017 Annette Lareau, Making Their Way: The Power of Class and Race in How Young Adults Navigate Institutional Hurdles
  • 2016  Jerry Rosiek, Resegregation as Curriculum: What the New Segregation in U.S. Schools is Teaching Children
  • 2015  Kevin Kumashiro, Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture
  • 2014  Patricia Hill Collins, Sharpening the Critical Edge of Intersectionality: Implications for Education
  • 2013  Joyce King, Staying Human:  Black Studies and Liberating Education for the Praxis  of Freedom
  • 2010  Pedro Noguera, Creating the Schools We Need and Moving Beyond Catchy Slogans  and the Politics Blame
  • 2008 Jim Scheurich

James P. Curtis Distinguished Lecture Series

The James P. Curtis Distinguished Lecture Series was created by the Capstone Education Society to bring an educator or public figure to the campus each year to lecture about contemporary education issues. It was named in honor of Dr. James P. Curtis, a faculty member in the College for 23 years. During his service as Professor of Administration and Educational Leadership and Assistant Dean of the Bureau of Educational Services and Research, Curtis influenced the lives and careers of countless students who have become prominent educators.

  • Dr. Jennifer Randall, Ain’t Oughta Be in the Dictionary: Getting to Justice by Dismantling Anti-Black Literacy Assessment Practices (2022)
  • Dr. Juanita Johnson-Bailey, A Scholarly Journey to Autoethnography: A Way to Understand, Survive, and Resist (2021)
  •  (2020)
  • Dr. Jonathan Plucker, Excellence Gaps in Alabama (2019)
  • (2018)
  • (2017)
  • Mr. Curtis Chin, Tested (2016)
  • Dr. Harry Brighouse, What Should Schools Do and How Should They Do It? (2015)
  • Dr. Carol Lee, Re-Visiting the Schoolhouse Door: Complexities of Race, Ethnicity, Immigrant Status and Class for Educational Access and Opportunity in Our Democracy (2013, fall)
  • Dr. Joy Davis, Gifted Education in Culturally Diverse Populations (2013, spring)
  • Dr. David Imig, Making the EdD the Degree of Choice (2012)
  • Dr. Shane Lopez, Hope, Engagement, and Well Being (2011)
  • Dr. Robert Granger, Frontline Practice: The Missing Ingredient in the NIH/IES Approach (2010)
  • Dr. David G. Bronner, Leadership: Where Alabama is and is going (2009)
  • Dr. James Anderson, History of Education (2008)
  • Dr. Sharon Robinson, Teaching: Building a World of Learners (2007)
  • Kathryn Tucker Windham and Joseph Sobol (2006)
  • Dr. William Sanders, Beyond No Child Left Behind with Value-Added Assessment: Teachers Make a Difference (2005)
  • Dr. Joseph Renzulli,
Expanding the Conception of Giftedness To Include Co-Cognitive Traits and To Promote Social Capital (2004)
  • Mr. Batt Burns,
Ireland’s Oral Tradition as a Dynamic Teaching Tool (2003)
  • Dr. Howard Gardner,
From Multiple Intelligences to Good Work (2002)
  • Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Outputs, Outcomes, and Results: The New Orthodoxy in Teacher Education (2001)
  • Dr. David C. Berliner,
The Silence of the Lambs: Education and the Business Community (2000)
  • Dr. Claire Ellen Weinstein, Strategic Learning, Strategic Teaching for the Twenty-first Century (1999)
  • Dr. John I. Goodlad,
Education for Democratic Character (1998)
  • Dr. Patricia A. Wasley,
Essential Connections: Kids and School Reform (1997)
  • Mr. Juan Williams, 
Education, the Leading Edge of Politics: Looking Toward the Twenty-first Century (1996)
  • Dr. Donald P. Ely, 
Technology is the Answer, But What is the Question? (1995)
  • Dr. William W. Purkey, 
Creating Inviting Schools for the Twenty-first Century (1994)
  • Dr. Phillip C. Schlechty,
Schools of the Twenty-first Century (1993)
  • Dr. Diane S. Ravitch,
Standards and Testing in American Education (1992)
  • Dr. John Henry Martin,
Writing to Read (1991)