The public is invited to the Hornsby Distinguished Lecture by Professor Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. on March 12.
Getting Black and Latino Student Achievers to and through College
Much of Professor Harper’s lecture will be framed around key findings from a study recently finished in NYC public schools: SUCCEEDING IN THE CITY REPORT. While the study was based on samples of male students, Professor Harper will focus more on what educators did in the 40 public high schools to foster student achievement and create college-going cultures.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Matoaka Woods Room
School of Education
301 Monticello Avenue
About Professor Harper
Shaun R. Harper is on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies at University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education. Professor Harper maintains an active research agenda that examines race and gender in higher education, Black male college access and achievement, and college student engagement. He is author of over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. Professor Harper earned his bachelor’s degree from Albany State, a historically Black university in Georgia, and his Ph.D. in higher education from Indiana University. He previously served as Executive Director of the Doctor of Education Program at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
About the Hornsby Distinguished Lecture Series
This lecture is supported through a generous endowment established by the late Robert Stanley Hornsby ’41, J.D. ’49 and Mrs. Lois Saunier Hornsby with the purpose of enriching a sense of unity for those engaged in the wonders of teaching and learning.