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In concert with the Center for K-16 Education Policy and Research’s focus on exploring the myriad ways educational programs can be understood across multiple sectors of education, the Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series provides an invaluable opportunity for UT Arlington to host conversations with educational leaders, scholars, and policy makers who are helping shape K-16 education. With the distinction between K-12 and postsecondary education firmly entrenched in the United States, the Speaker Series provides a space for critical educators to come together and engage in dialogues that focus on breaking down this distinction and creating a unified understanding of K-16 education. In doing so, these conversations help UT Arlington and the larger educational community work to ensure that our system of education enables students at all levels to realize their potential.
In its second year, the Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series provided opportunities for students, faculty and the UT Arlington community to learn from four amazing leaders. Dr. Mike Moses discussed education reform in Texas. Dr. Tom Bellamy shared his thoughts on innovation and policy-driven reform in K-16 education. Dr. Mark Milliron, provided emerging insights on learning and leadership as chancellor of Western Governors University Texas, a nonprofit, online university. And, Randy Best shared his thoughts about the next five years in higher education online learning.
The College of Education welcomes the following leaders and scholars to the third annual Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series.
President, The University of Texas at Arlington
September 19, 2013 · 5:30 p.m.
Library Atrium, 6th Floor
A visionary leader and accomplished scholar, Vistasp M. Karbhari took office in June 2013 as the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
As president, he is committed to advancing UT Arlington’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of the University’s 33,800 undergraduate and graduate students.
Associate Professor of Educational Studies, University of Alabama
November 18, 2013 · 5:30 p.m.
Library Atrium, 6th Floor
Aaron M. Kuntz is Associate Professor of Educational Studies at the University of Alabama, where he currently serves as Program Coordinator for the Ph.D. in Educational Research and teaches graduate courses in qualitative inquiry and foundations of education. As an engaged and collaborative scholar, Kuntz develops inquiry projects in local, national, and international arenas alongside professional colleagues, teachers, and community activists. His research interests include critical qualitative inquiry, academic activism and citizenship, critical geography, and philosophy of education.