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2015 Social Justice Conference

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. Stafford Hood
2015 Social Justice & Evaluation Keynote Speaker

Stafford Hood is the Sheila M. Miller Professor of Education and Founding Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (http://crea.education.illinois.edu) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also holds appointments as Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology. He has also held appointments as the Associate Dean for Research and Research Education in the College of Education and Head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His research and scholarly activities focus primarily on the role of culture in educational assessment and culturally responsive approaches in program evaluation. Dr. Hood was also the founding Co-Director of the annual national conference on the Relevance of Assessment and Culture in Evaluation that was sponsored by the College of Education at Arizona State University from 2000 to 2007 and has served as the principal investigator on several grants funded by the National Science Foundation.  He has served on many national advisory boards and committees including the Educational Testing Service’s Visiting Panel for Research, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Technical Advisory Committee,  American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s NSF funded “Building an Indigenous Framework for STEM Evaluation” project, and Robert Woods Johnson Foundations Evaluation Fellowship program to name only a few. His professional service also includes President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) SIG/Research Focus on Black Education, Co-Editor of the AERA journal Educational Researcher Features Section and editorial boards of the AERA journals Review of Educational Research  and American Educational Research Journal. He also currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Evaluation Association’s journals American Journal of Evaluation and New Directions for Evaluation. He was selected as a Fellow of the American Council on Education in 2001.
Dr. Hood's recent scholarly publications have primarily focused on the importance of culture/cultural context in educational assessment, program evaluation and computer based instruction and assessment.  He recently co-edited a book with Drs. Rodney Hopson (George Mason University) and Henry Frierson (University of Florida-Gainesville) is entitled: Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice (2015, InfoAge Publishing Co.). Dr. Hood has served as a program evaluation and testing consultant to the federal government, state departments of education, school districts, universities, foundations, and regional educational laboratories as well as internationally in New Zealand and Ireland. In 2014 he received an honorary appointment as Adjunct Professor in the School of Education Studies at Dublin City University (Dublin Ireland).

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