Upcoming Events

Dissertation Writing Camp

June 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2018 from 8:30 – 4:00p.m. in rooms 116 and 117 of the Porter Education Building. This free event is held for doctoral student at any stage in the dissertation process. These writing camps provide a quiet place for students to write and come together with other doctoral students in the dissertation process. Please if interested plan to attend all three consecutive Saturday's.

To RSVP for this event contact Taylor Brown at

Doctoral Student Opening Session

All current doctoral student and department faculty are invited to join the CEHD Office of Research and Graduate Studies staff and other CEHD faculty as we welcome new doctoral students. This event provides an overview of CEHD and UofL resources and program; additional information will be shared during departmental orientation sessions. The 2018 session will be held on August 18th, in room 272 at 9 a.m..
For more information, please contact Taylor Brown at

GA Training

Please note that all new CEHD graduate assistants are required to attend this short information session on Wednesday, August 1st, in the Porter Building, room 272, 10:00 - 11:30 am .
For more information, please contact Melody Halbleib at

Past Events

Higher Ed Hot Topics: Supporting Military-Connected Students

Casey George

Mac Walker, a former Captain in the United States Army and a master's student in the Higher Education Administration Program led a discussion about key findings and recommendations for supporting military-connected students at the individual, departmental, college, institutional, and regional levels. With 10 years of honorable service as an Officer in the US Army, and as a former participant of the Cadre and Faculty Development Course (CFDC), Mac discussed his experiential and academic knowledge to an analysis of existing and potential strategies for supporting this important population of learners in higher education.

Higher Ed Hot Topics: Differential Tuition Policies and their Implications for Affordability and Transparency

Casey George

Casey George, Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration and the Assistant Director for the Center of Economic Education at the CEHD presented on her current research, investigating postsecondary financial awareness and readiness. This research includes the impact of differential tuition policies on underrepresented students and their families.

Higher Ed Hot Topics: Investigating postsecondary financial awareness and readiness,


W. Carson Byrd an Assistant Professor in the Pan-African Studies Department presented on his book Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses. The research examines twenty-eight of the most selective colleges and universities in the country to see whether elite students’ social interaction with each other might influence their racial beliefs in a positive way. Byrd found that students at these universities believed in the success of the 'best and brightest,' leading them to situate differences in race and status around issues of merit and individual effort.

Spring Research Conference

The 2018 Spring Research Conference was hosted by the University of Louisville on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Founder's Union Building on the University of Louisville's ShelbyHurst Campus. There were a total of 160 attendees!

Check out recorded sessions from this year’s conference!

Room 201
Room 211
Room 136A
Room 136B

2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education Lecture

Video lectures from past winners

For more information see or contact Dr. Marion Hambrick at

iRIS/IRB Training Workshops

Ms. Kristyn Singleton and IRB Module Analyst for iRIS from the Human Subjects Protection Program at UofL will be on site facilitating a hands-on workshop for students, faculty, and staff. This workshop is to help users become familiar with the iRIS system and how to navigate the IRB process. Ms. Singleton will be able to answer questions such as: How do I use iRIS? What are some insights into the IRB application process? What are the different types of IRB questions that I may encounter and need to respond to?

For more information about ongoing trainings offered by HSPPO, please contact