Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

John M. Wozniak Lecture Series

Dr. John Wozniak joined the faculty of Loyola University Chicago in 1950. One year later, he was made acting chair of the Department of Education. He served for 18 years in that capacity until the founding of the School of Education in 1969, when he became dean, a position he held for another 10 years. John was a remarkable educator, scholar, mentor, colleague, and friend to all those passing through the School of Education.  Dr. Wozniak retired in 1984 and remained active in the School of Education alumni events until his death in 2013.  The lecture series was established in 2009 to recognize Dr. Wozniak’s contributions to the university and school.

 2018 Lecture:

   Our Annual Presentation

J o h n    M .   W o z n i a k   L e c t u r e   S e r i e s



Cris Mayo, Ph.D.
Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at West Virginia University and Director of the LGBTG+ Center

March 12, 2019

Schreiber Center
Water Tower Campus

Keynote (5:30pm): Rethinking and Recognizing Gender: Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Creative Educational Distruptions

Student-Focused Session (3:30pm): Trying Civilities in Contentious Times

Master Class (2pm): Disrupting Binaries: Gender Diversity in Our Classrooms & Our Work

Registration is required

Previous Lectures:

  • 2018 - Amanda Lewis, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and Director of Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
    TITLE: Schools as Race-Making Institutions: Advancing Justice or Reinforcing Hierarchies?

  • 2017 - Dionne Danns, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    TITLE: Policy Implications for School Desegregation and School Choice in Chicago

  • 2016 - Lauren Heidbrink, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chair of Social and Behavior Sciences National Louis University, Chicago, IL
    TITLE: Crossing Borders: Lessons from Unaccompanied Migrant Youth (video)

  • 2015 – Pedro Noguera, PhD, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development, Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, New York University
    TITLE: Education, Racial Inequality and the Future of American Democracy (video)

  • 2014 – Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    TITLE: Getting Serious about Education: Culturally Relevant Teaching for New Century Students (video)

  • 2013 – Marilyn Cochran-Smith, PhD, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools. Director, Doctoral Programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College
    TITLE: Teacher Education at the Crossroads

  • 2012 – Charles Payne, PhD, Frank P. Dixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
    TITLE: So Much Reform: Maybe a Little Change (video)

  • 2011 – Judy Elliott, PhD, Chief Academic Officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District
    TITLE: Preparing Teachers for Today’s Schools