Fast & Curious crowd on February 16, 2017

Fast & Curious: ED Talks

“Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School,” is a quarterly lecture series that features faculty, students, and alumni from the Gevirtz School giving no more than eight-minute talks about how their research or teaching is shaping education.

The talks are the brainchild of Professor Jeff Milem, who became Dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) in July 2016. “Upon arriving in Santa Barbara I was struck not only by the immensely talented faculty and the breadth and depth of their research, but also by their commitment to the public good and their desire to make that research matter,” Milem explains. “The series is one very direct – and fun – way for faculty, alumni, and eventually our students to share their insights with the local community.”

The talks are filmed and archived on this page.

"Fast & Curious" Thursday, February 16 (Santa Barbara Public Library)

Tania Israel, Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, “Free Your Mind: Unlearning LGBT Stigma”

Don Lubach, Associate Dean of Students and GGSE Lecturer, “Jet Fuel into the Upward Mobility Machine: A Course for Transfer Students”

Andrew Maul, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, “Educational Testing and Psychological Measurement: One Hundred Years Gone Astray?”

Yukari Okamoto, Professor, Department of Education, “Speaking of Numbers…Does Language Matter?”

Russell Rumberger, Emeritus Professor, Department of Education, “Ensuring High School Graduation for All”

Jill Sharkey, Lecturer with Security of Employment, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in School and Mental Health Systems & Overrepresentation of Youth of Color in Juvenile Justice”

Ty Vernon, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, “Fitting In: How the Need to Belong Impacts Everything”