Annual education conference takes a deep dive into cultivating education equity

National conference features 68 USC Rossier scholars

By Ellen Evaristo

(Photo by Allison Shelley for EDUimages)

The 2022 American Educational Research Association (AERA) is heading to San Diego along with over five-dozen USC Rossier scholars who have prepared papers and presentations for the nation’s largest gathering of education researchers.

From April 21 to 26, the conference’s theme this year is “Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century,” which looks to understand and redress educational inequalities as well as build systems that embrace equity and justice.

USC Rossier presentation highlights—from faculty and graduate students—include the effect of the pandemic and what was learned as it applies to K–12 and higher education. In addition, USC Rossier scholars explore many of the challenges and, in some cases, learning opportunities the pandemic offered.

The conference also celebrates the Class of 2022 AERA Fellows, which includes USC Rossier’s Brendesha Tynes, the dean’s professor of educational equity. Additional USC Rossier faculty to be recognized at the conference awards ceremony includes:

  • Royel M. Johnson, associate professor of higher education, who was awarded both the 2022 Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship and 2022 Division G Early Career Award, and
  • Adam Kho, assistant professor of education, who was awarded the AERA Outstanding Reviewer for 2021 for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

 

USC Rossier School of Education
Presentations at AERA 2022

Featured Event

USC Rossier 2022 AERA Reception
Saturday, April 23, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Rustic Root Restaurant / Rooftop

Join Dean Pedro A. Noguera to celebrate the achievements of USC Rossier’s faculty.

  • Shaun R. Harper’s appointment as University Professor
  • Gale M. Sinatra’s election to the National Academy of Education
  • Brendesha M. Tynes’ selection as a 2022 AERA Fellow

USC Rossier Presenters, Schedule and Panels

Stephen Aguilar          

  • April 24: Information Framing Effects on Students’ Support of Equitable Financial Aid for Undocumented Students (Presenter)
  • April 24: The Interplay of Culture, Identity and Motivation for Black and Latina/o Students in STEM Fields (Discussant)
  • April 25: Special Education Community’s Discussions on Twitter: Sentiment Analysis and Topic Modeling Approach (Presenter)
  • April 26: Self-Regulated Learning and Motivation in Technology (Discussant)

Shafiqa Ahmadi          

  • April 25: Racialized Experiences of Muslim College Students Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Presenter)

Jacob Alonso  

  • April 24: Examining the Politics of Local Governance: A New Wave of Research on School Boards (Chair)
  • April 24: Under Pressure: Community Involvement in School Board Deliberations and District Decision Making During COVID-19 (Presenter)
  • April 25: Disdain, Frustration and Pity: Exploring Affect in State Education Policy Discourse (Presenter)

Sebnem Atabas           

  • April 22: Supplementary Curricular Materials Enriched with Interactive Simulations as a Catalyst for Change: A Case Study (Presenter)
  • April 23, 2022: Examining the Effect of Student Problem-Solving on Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge Development (Presenter)
  • April 23: Strategies for Success in STEM (Chair)

Clare Baek     

  • April 25: Special Education Community’s Discussions on Twitter: Sentiment Analysis and Topic Modeling Approach (Presenter)

Dwuana Bradley         

  • April 25: The Promise and Limitations of Parent Pandemic Innovation for K–12 Policy and Practice (Co-Chair)
  • April 25: A Year Like No Other: Parents’ Pandemic Educational Experiences and Priorities (Presenter)

James Bridgeforth

  • April 21: Intersections of Education and Neighborhood, Housing and Transportation Policies (Chair)
  • April 21: A Different Lens, a Different Drive: Critical Place-Conscious Crisis Leadership in a Rural School District (Presenter)
  • April 22: Poverty: Studying the Multifaceted Nature of Poverty in Schools (Chair)
  • April 24: Culturally Responsive School Leadership (Chair)
  • April 25: Disdain, Frustration and Pity: Exploring Affect in State Education Policy Discourse (Presenter)

Patricia E. Burch        

  • April 22: How Policy Failures Fuel the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Chair)

Jessica Leila Carranza

  • April 22: Examining Educators Capacity for Social Emotional Learning in Juvenile Court Schools (Presenter)

Wilmon A. Christian III         

  • April 23: Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM Education (Discussant)
  • April 26: Climate-Driven Departure and Racially Hostile Workplaces: Introducing New Concepts to Extend Discussions of Campus Climate and Employee Experiences (Presenter)

Darnell G. Cole           

  • April 25: Racialized Experiences of Muslim College Students Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Presenter)
  • April 26: Not Just Money: The Impact of Financial and Holistic Support on Financial Concern and Achievement (Presenter)

Yasemin Copur-Gencturk      

  • April 22: Fostering Learning: Relationships with Teachers, Mathematics and Challenging Tasks (Discussant)
  • April 22: Using Observational Measures in K–5 Classrooms to Understand Teacher and Student Outcomes (Discussant)
  • April 23: Examining the Effect of Student Problem-Solving on Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge Development (Presenter)
  • April 23: The Dimensionality of the Multiplicative Conceptual Field (Presenter)
  • April 26: Understanding the Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge Among Novice Mathematics Teachers (Presenter)

Zoe Corwin    

  • April 22: The Scholarship of Skateboarding: New Methods for New Times (Presenter)
  • April 23: Exploring the Nuanced Impacts of COVID-19 on Stakeholders in Higher Education: Faculty, Staff and Students (Chair)
  • April 23: Examining How Student Affairs Practitioners Juggle Their Needs While Supporting At-Promise Students During COVID-19 (Presenter)

Eupha Jeanne Daramola        

  • April 24: Co-Opting Progress: Resistance of Affluent Parents to an Equity-Minded School Merger (Presenter)
  • April 25: Fever Dreams: Black Parents Creating Radical Education Imaginaries During COVID-19 (Presenter)

Kendrick Davis          

  • April 24: Identifying Racial Equity Gaps: National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climate Annual Results (Presenter)

Jude Paul Matias Dizon          

  • April 22: Interrogating Racial Power in Campus Policing (Presenter) 
  • April 23: Providing a Space for Vulnerability: Institutional Needs of Men of Color in a Rural Context (Presenter)
  • April 25: Organizing Shared Approaches to Equity Work (Presenter)

Taylor Enoch-Stevens 

  • April 24: Co-Opting Progress: Resistance of Affluent Parents to an Equity-Minded School Merger (Presenter)

John Ezaki     

  • April 23: The Dimensionality of the Multiplicative Conceptual Field (Presenter)

Michael Fienberg        

  • April 23: The Impact of Suspending High School Exit Exams on Student Outcomes (Presenter)

Angel D. Gonzalez      

  • April 25: Unsettling Epistemological and Methodological Underpinnings of Queer Latina/o/x Research in Higher Education (Presenter) 

Alan G. Green

  • April 22: The Scholarship of Skateboarding: New Methods for New Times (Presenter)

Jennifer Gribben        

  • April 22: Undergraduate Students’ Views of Sustainability (Presenter)

Jordan Nicholas Harper         

  • April 22: The Scholarship of Skateboarding: New Methods for New Times (Presenter)
  • April 25: The New Administrative Superposition: How Neoliberalism Shapes the Experiences and Work of Administrative Assistants (Presenter)

Shaun R. Harper        

  • April 23: Effective and Efficient Methods for Publishing (Presenter)
  • April 24: Measuring Campus Racial Climate: A New Framework (Presenter)
  • April 24: The Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 on College Students (Discussant)
  • April 26: Closing Ceremony: Presidential Citation and Transition (Official Business) (Participant)

Alex Hazard   

  • April 25: Home in a Pandemic: Exploring the COVID-19 College Transition for First-Year, Latinx Undergraduates (Presenter)

Matthew Herrera                   

  • April 21: Experiences of Latinx Families of First-Generation Undergraduate Students Navigating the Pre-College Application Process (Presenter)

Imogen Herrick          

  • April 22: Focusing the Lens: A PhotoVoice Exploration of Elementary Students’ Ideas About Climate (Presenter)

Elizabeth Holcombe

  • April 22: Shared Equity Leadership: Working Collectively to Change Campus Cultures (Presenter)
  • April 25: Organizing Shared Approaches to Equity Work (Presenter)

Adrian H. Huerta

  • April 21: Future Selves: Exploring the Aspirations of Latino Boys from Two Continuation High Schools (Presenter)
  • April 22: GBTQ+ Involvement in Men of Color Programs: Capturing Student Attitudes and Perceptions (Presenter)
  • April 22: A Focus on an Urban Continuation School: Exploring the Relevance and Use of Funds of Gang Knowledge Among Latino Boys and Young Men (Presenter)
  • April 23: Providing a Space for Vulnerability: Institutional Needs of Men of Color in a Rural Context (Presenter)
  • April 23: Higher Education as a Turning Point in the Lives of Former Gang-Involved Individuals: A Qualitative Analysis (Presenter)
  • April 24: The Impact of COVID-19 for Latino Boys and Men Throughout the Educational Pipeline (Presenter)
  • April 26: Exploring (In)Validating Mentoring Practices: The Narratives of Latina/o/x PhD Students (Presenter)

Ya-Chi Hung  

  • April 24: Measuring Campus Racial Climate: A Collective Effort to Address Campus Racial Equity Gaps (Chair)
  • April 24: Measuring Campus Racial Climate: A New Framework (Presenter)
  • April 24: Identifying Racial Equity Gaps: National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climate Annual Results (Presenter)

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

  • April 22: Urban Adolescents’ Abstract Talk about Stories Predicts Young Adult Identity Development via Brain Network Development (Presenter)

Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos

  • April 25: School Safety and Transformative Funding Models (Presenter)

Royel M. Johnson

  • April 26: Humanizing and Liberatory: Imperatives for Equitable Postsecondary Education Systems in the 21st Century (Chair)

Alana Kennedy           

  • April 22: Relations Between Urban High School Science Students’ Agentic Mindset, Agentic (Dis)Engagement and Perceived Teacher Practice (Presenter)
  • April 24: I Feel It’s a Mutiny: Teachers’ Beliefs about Their Students’ Agentic Engagement in Urban High School Science Classrooms (Presenter)
  • April 25: The Role of the Model Minority Myth and Goal Orientations in Asian American Undergraduates’ Academic Help-Seeking (Presenter)
  • April 25: Predicting Diverse High School Students’ Well-Being from Agentic Orientation, Teacher Autonomy Support and Teacher Control (Presenter)

Kate Kennedy

  • April 21: Division L Fireside Chat. A Big Tent: Education Policy Analysis from Diverse Standpoints (Chair)
  • April 23: Feeling the Chaos: The Role of Emotions in Sense-Making at the District Level (Presenter)
  • April 24: A Constellation of Care: How District Leaders Use Partnerships to Support Caring in Schools (Presenter)
  • April 25: Organizing for Care: Distributed District Leadership during a Crisis (Presenter)
  • April 25: Disdain, Frustration and Pity: Exploring Affect in State Education Policy Discourse (Presenter)

Adrianna Kezar

  • April 22: Shared Equity Leadership: Working Collectively to Change Campus Cultures (Speaker)
  • April 22: Two Years of Changes: What Should We Keep? (Speaker)
  • April 25: Organizing Shared Approaches to Equity Work (Presenter)
  • April 25: The Role of Stakeholders: Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, Free Speech and Promising Equity-Centered Practices in Higher Education Inclusion (Chair)

Joseph Kitchen

  • April 22: The Role of Ecological Validation in Promoting the Success of At-Promise Students (Presenter)
  • April 23: Examining How Student Affairs Practitioners Juggle their Needs While Supporting At-Promise Students during COVID-19 (Presenter)

Adam Kho      

  • April 23: School Priorities in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Presenter)
  • April 25: High School Employment and Future Academic and Economic Outcomes: Evidence from the Education Longitudinal Study (Presenter)

Jihye Kwon

  • April 24: Learning by Teaching: Experiential Learning Experiences through a Peer Learning Assistant Model in STEM (Presenter)

Diane Lee  

  • April 22: Relations Between Urban High School Science Students’ Agentic Mindset, Agentic (Dis)Engagement and Perceived Teacher Practice (Presenter)
  • April 23: Student-Teacher Relatedness and Classroom Engagement: A Cultural Exploration (Presenter)
  • April 25: Predicting Diverse High School Students’ Well-Being from Agentic Orientation, Teacher Autonomy Support and Teacher Control (Presenter)

Jingxian Li     

  • April 23: The Dimensionality of the Multiplicative Conceptual Field (Presenter)
  • April 26: Understanding the Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge Among Novice Mathematics Teachers (Presenter)

Edgar Lopez   

  • April 24: The Impact of COVID-19 for Latino Boys and Men Throughout the Educational Pipeline (Presenter)
  • April 26: Exploring (In)Validating Mentoring Practices: The Narratives of Latina/o/x PhD Students (Presenter)

Milie Majumder         

  • April 25: Racialized Experiences of Muslim College Students Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Presenter)

Julie A. Marsh

  • April 21: A Different Lens, a Different Drive: Critical Place-Conscious Crisis Leadership in a Rural School District (Presenter)
  • April 23: Feeling the Chaos: The Role of Emotions in Sense-Making at the District Level (Presenter)
  • April 25: Disdain, Frustration and Pity: Exploring Affect in State Education Policy Discourse (Presenter)
  • April 25: The Promise and Limitations of Parent Pandemic Innovation for K–12 Policy and Practice (Co-Chair)
  • April 25: A Year Like No Other: Parents’ Pandemic Educational Experiences and Priorities (Presenter)

Tatiana Melguizo       

  • April 22: Can Colleges Discontinue Developmental Education? Faculty and Policy Maker Beliefs about Supporting Student Success (Presenter)
  • April 25: STEM Sorting: Unintended Consequences of Math Pathways Expansions in Community Colleges (Presenter)

Neha Miglani  

  • April 25: Disdain, Frustration and Pity: Exploring Affect in State Education Policy Discourse (Presenter)
  • April 26: Praxis of Educational Well-Being: Embodied Discipline and Moral Limits (Presenter)

Haley Nelson  

  • April 25: Disdain, Frustration and Pity: Exploring Affect in State Education Policy Discourse (Presenter)

Pedro A. Noguera     

  • April 22: Examining Educators Capacity for Social Emotional Learning in Juvenile Court Schools (Discussant)
  • April 24: Presidential Session: The Role of Schools in Reducing Racial Inequality (Presenter)
  • April 24: Examining the Bright Spots: Successful Strategies for Promoting Black Student Success in K–12 Schools (Discussant)

Rodolfo Andy Nunez

  • April 24: The Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 on College Students (Presenter)

Desiree O’Neil

  • April 23: Feeling the Chaos: The Role of Emotions in Sense-Making at the District Level (Presenter)

Harold F. O’Neil         

  • April 22: Game-Based Indicators of Learning Processes: Extraction Methods, Validity Evidence and Applications (Discussant)

Erika Patall    

  • April 21: Supporting Student Curiosity: Classroom-Based Research and Implications for Practice (Discussant)
  • April 22: Relations Between Urban High School Science Students’ Agentic Mindset, Agentic (Dis)Engagement and Perceived Teacher Practice (Presenter)
  • April 22: Black Students’ Motivation and School Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis (Presenter)
  • April 23: Student-Teacher Relatedness and Classroom Engagement: A Cultural Exploration (Presenter)
  • April 23: Motivated Students, Motivating Contexts: Building Clarity About the Nature and Mechanisms of Motivational Climate (Discussant)
  • April 24: I Feel It’s a Mutiny: Teachers’ Beliefs About Their Students’ Agentic Engagement in Urban High School Science Classrooms (Presenter)
  • April 24: Is Motivation Largely Conscious and Intentional or Nonconscious and Automatic? (Participant)
  • April 25: The Role of the Model Minority Myth and Goal Orientations in Asian American Undergraduates’ Academic Help-Seeking (Presenter)
  • April 25: Predicting Diverse High School Students’ Well-Being from Agentic Orientation, Teacher Autonomy Support and Teacher Control (Presenter)

Aireale Joi Rodgers    

  • April 22: Vygotsky Must Be Racialized: Conceptualizing a Racialized Cultural Historical Activity Theory (Presenter)
  • April 23: PhD Students of Color Reclaiming their Agency Navigating a Racialized Faculty Job Market Amid COVID-19 (Presenter)

Maritza E. Salazar

  • April 21: Future Selves: Exploring the Aspirations of Latino Boys from Two Continuation High Schools (Presenter)
  • April 22: GBTQ+ Involvement in Men of Color Programs: Capturing Student Attitudes and Perceptions (Presenter)
  • April 23: Providing a Space for Vulnerability: Institutional Needs of Men of Color in a Rural Context (Presenter)

Anamely Salgado        

  • April 24: Information Framing Effects on Students’ Support of Equitable Financial Aid for Undocumented Students (Presenter)

Isaiah Simmons          

  • April 25: Games Within the Game: Institutional Logics within California SB-206 and Similar Legislation (Presenter)

Gale M. Sinatra          

  • April 22: Undergraduate Students’ Views of Sustainability (Presenter)
  • April 25: The Role of the Model Minority Myth and Goal Orientations in Asian American Undergraduates’ Academic Help-Seeking (Presenter)

Rashmi Singh 

  • April 23: Middle and High School Mathematics Discourse: Creating Learning Opportunities (Presenter)
  • April 24: Improving the Learning Experiences of High School Mathematics Students (Presenter)

Tong Tong      

  • April 25: High School Employment and Future Academic and Economic Outcomes: Evidence from the Education Longitudinal Study (Presenter)
  • April 25: A Year Like No Other: Parents’ Pandemic Educational Experiences and Priorities (Presenter)

Adrian Trinidad         

  • April 22: Race and Power in the Implementation of a Developmental Education Reform (Presenter)

Brendesha M. Tynes   

  • April 23: Expanding Digital Citizenship to Confront Racism and Promote Democracy (Presenter)

Natsum Ueda 

  • April 22: Shared Equity Leadership: Working Collectively to Change Campus Cultures (Presenter)
  • April 25: Literature Review: The Formal Leadership Development Programs and Pedagogical Practices (Presenter)

David Velasquez         

  • April 22: English Learners as Math Achievers: Using Latinx Students’ High School Data to Predict College Success (Presenter)
  • April 22: How Do Community College Students Succeed in College-Level Statistics? Understanding Student Experiences, Assets, and Supports (Presenter)
  • April 24: Strategies to Enhance the Community College Experience (Presenter)

Amanda Vite  

  • April 22: Relations Between Urban High School Science Students’ Agentic Mindset, Agentic (Dis)Engagement and Perceived Teacher Practice (Presenter)
  • April 23: Student-Teacher Relatedness and Classroom Engagement: A Cultural Exploration (Presenter)
  • April 25: Predicting Diverse High School Students’ Well-Being from Agentic Orientation, Teacher Autonomy Support and Teacher Control (Presenter)

Claudia R. Wiedeman

  • April 21: When the World’s Turned Upside Down: Using Testimony to Help Students Cope with Life’s Challenges (Presenter)

Elif Yucel       

  • April 22: The End of Remediation in California’s Community Colleges: Policy Implementation, Student Outcomes and Faculty Experiences (Chair)
  • April 22: Can Colleges Discontinue Developmental Education? Faculty and Policy Maker Beliefs About Supporting Student Success (Presenter)
  • April 24: Leading for Liberation: How Community College Reentry Program Staff Create Change for Formerly Incarcerated Students (Presenter)
  • April 25: STEM Sorting: Unintended Consequences of Math Pathways Expansions in Community Colleges (Presenter)

Nicole Yates    

  • April 22: Relations Between Urban High School Science Students’ Agentic Mindset, Agentic (Dis)Engagement and Perceived Teacher Practice (Presenter)
  • April 22: Black Students’ Motivation and School Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis (Presenter)
  • April 24: I Feel It’s a Mutiny: Teachers’ Beliefs About Their Students’ Agentic Engagement in Urban High School Science Classrooms (Presenter)
  • April 25: Predicting Diverse High School Students’ Well-Being from Agentic Orientation, Teacher Autonomy Support and Teacher Control (Presenter)

Jeanette Zambrano     

  • April 22: Relations Between Urban High School Science Students’ Agentic Mindset, Agentic (Dis)Engagement, and Perceived Teacher Practice (Presenter)
  • April 24: I Feel It’s a Mutiny: Teachers’ Beliefs About Their Students’ Agentic Engagement in Urban High School Science Classrooms (Presenter)
  • April 25: Predicting Diverse High School Students’ Well-Being from Agentic Orientation, Teacher Autonomy Support’ and Teacher Control (Presenter)

This schedule was compiled by Jaime Avila (Research Office) and
Ellen Evaristo (Office of Communications)