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 then archived on this page.

Monday, May 6, 2019 (Santa Barbara Public Library--our co-sponsors)

Keri Bradford, Doctoral student, Department of Education, “They Always Forget to Remember Us: Native Americans in College”

Michael Brown, Provost, UC Office of the President and Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “The Best of Higher Education Offered on the Most Democratic Basis Possible”

Lois Capps, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Department of Education alumna, “Your Role in Federal Education Policy”

Michael Gottfried, Associate Professor, Department of Education, “Attending to Attendance: Myths and Learning Lessons”

Shane Jimerson, Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Providing Safe, Supportive, and Effective Schools”

Christopher Salem Ozuna, Doctoral student, Department of Education, “Are School-Based Dental Clinics Filling the Gaps for California’s Kids?”

Thursday, November 29, 2018 (Santa Barbara Public Library--our co-sponsors)

Miya Barnett, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Parenting with PRIDE: How Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Improves Relationships and Behaviors”

Julie Bianchini, Professor and Chair, Department of Education, “Moving Beyond ‘Just the Vocabulary’: How Beginning Science and Mathematics Teachers Learn to Teach Multilingual Learners”

Betsy Brenner, Professor, Department of Education, “A Tree Grows in IV: 20+ Years of Community Work”

Sabrina Liu, Doctoral candidate, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Putting the Pieces Together to Address Childhood Adversity”

Gordon Morrell, Executive Vice President Yardi Systems, Ph.D., Gevirtz School, “The Long and Winding Road”

Chris Ograin, Lecturer with Security of Employment, Department of Education, “The Myth of the New Math”

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (Santa Barbara Public Library--our co-sponsors)

Richard Durán, Professor, Department of Education, “Changes in the Demographics of the US Workforce and the Latinx Higher Education Imperative”

Erika Felix, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, "Supporting Child and Family Mental Health Recovery Post-Disaster"

Jasmine McBeath, Doctoral student, Department of Education, M.A. from the Gevirtz School, “Community-Oriented Making: Engineering Change”

Ana Romero Morales, Doctoral student, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, M.A from Loyola Marymount University, “Voices of Undocumented Siblings: Stories of Gratitude, Closeness, and Empowerment”

Steven Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Boyhood in the Age of Weinstein and Trump”

Kirby Welsh, alumna, Teacher Education Program, teacher at Calabasas High School (presenting for Sue Johnson), “Brain-Based Teaching and Learning”

Monday, November 6, 2017 (Santa Barbara Public Library--our co-sponsors)

Diana Arya, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Faculty Director of the McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic, “Community-Based Literacies for the 21st Century”

Leesa Beck, University Registrar, UCSB and Gevirtz School alumna, “‘No High Fives in Registrar’: Enrollment Management’s Role in Undergraduate Student Success"

Collie Conoley, Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, Director of The Carol Ackerman Positive Psychology Center, “Positive Psychology Comes to Psychotherapy!”

Tim Dewar, Lecturer with Security of Employment, Department of Education, Director of the South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP), “A Current Example of a Really Good 40-year Old Idea”

Danielle Harlow, Associate Professor, Department of Education and content advisor for MOXI, “The Class of 2034: The Next Generation of Science Learning”

Maryam Kia-Keating, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, Director of the Trauma, Recovery, and Resilience Center at the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic, “Is There a Shortcut to Resilience?”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (Santa Barbara Public Library--our co-sponsors)

Andrés J. Consoli, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, “Building Bridges to Mental Health Care Access for Mexicans/Mexican-Americans: Listening and Learning from Clients”

Michael Furlong, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of Research, “Vision (✓), Hearing (✓), Wellbeing (checked?): Monitoring Students’ Social Emotional Health”

Hunter Gehlbach, Associate Professor, Department of Education, “The Three Fundamentals of Social-Emotional Learning”

Jin Sook Lee, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Education, “1+1 is More than 2: The Power of Bilingual Education”

Rebeca Mireles-Rios, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, “Libraries as a Local, Learning, Community Effort”

Thursday, February 16, 2017 (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”