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

Amanda Lewis

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

March 27, 2018
Water Tower Campus

Keynote: Schools as Race-Making Institutions: Advancing Justice or Reinforcing Hierarchies?

Panel: School-based Racial Equity Initiatives: Student and Educator Engagement and Perspectives

Master Class: Doing Qualitative Research about Schooling, Race, and Equity

Registration is required

Previous Lectures:

  • 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