• 2016 Leavey Presidential Chair Lecture | The Ethics of Love and Insurrection: Educating for Social Justice, with Peter McLaren, Ph.D.

    Monday, February 15, 2016 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall

    Peter McLaren, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies; Co-Director, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project; and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University delivered the keynote address at the 3rd Annual Leavey Presidential Chair Lecture.

    The lecture was based on Dr. McLaren's new book, Pedagogy of Insurrection, where he engages the love of Jesus and Catholic Social teachings in thinking about a new ethics for social justice. A reception and book signing followed the lecture.

    The event was hosted by the Loyola Marymount University Leavey Presidential Chair, the School of Education Office of the Dean, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice program and the LMU Family of Schools.

  • 2015 Leavey Presidential Chair Lecture | 50 Years After the Moynihan Report: Ethical Concerns in the Education of African American Children

    With Carol Brunson Day, Ph.D.

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | Roski Dining Room, University Hall

    Carol Brunson Day, Ph.D., Board President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, delivered the keynote address of the Second Annual Leavey Presidential Chair Lecture. The lectures speaks to the historical ramification of the report upon African American children and their communities, both then and now; and, in the process, addresses ethical concerns related to public policy and social justice efforts of teachers, researchers, and educational leaders, with respect to the educational needs of African American children.

  • 2014 Leavey Presidential Chair Lecture: The Ethics of Linguistic Democracy in Schools and Society

    With Donaldo Macedo, Ph.D., Ed.D.

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000

    Donaldo Macedo, Ph.D., Ed.D., Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, delivered the keynote address of the first annual Leavey Presidential Chair Lecture. Dr. Macedo's work is anchored in linguistics and critical biliteracy. Macedo wrote with Paulo Freire and acted as his translator for several of his last books. His work with Freire broke new theoretical ground in its attempt to develop a critical understanding of the ways in which language, power, and culture contribute to the positioning and formation of human experience and learning.

  • Starting a New Charter School: Successes, Challenges & Inspiration

    Saturday, February 8, 2014 | Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000

    Keynote speaker Jack Perry, Founder and Executive Director of Prestige Academy, shared his inspiring story of opening a new, independent charter school in Delaware. A panel of experts then discussed the step-by-step process of opening a charter school and shared information about finding support and community partners.

  • Hot Button Issues in Catholic School Law

    Friday, November 15, 2013 | The Hill (Malone 460c)

    Catholic school law expert and LMU Center for Catholic Education Hilton Distinguished Fellow Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D. and a panel of Catholic school leaders from Los Angeles and Orange County discussed controversial issues in Catholic school law. Topics included social media in schools, FERPA, immigration, religious discrimination and special education.

  • Sharing Education: Global Perspectives on Collaborative Educational Partnerships with Professors Gavin Duffy and Mark Baker of Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Hannon Library, Von Der Ahe Suite

    Professors Gavin Duffy and Mark Baker discussed how shared education in Northern Ireland is building bridges and healing divided communities. A panel of educational leaders from Los Angeles joined the conversation to discuss how charter, public, and private schools can work together.

  • 2013 Doctoral Research Symposium

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | The Hill, Malone 460

    A celebration of the important research of the g‌raduating doctoral class of 2013. Dean Shane P. Martin opened the evening as students presented their research in a poster session for LMU School of Education Alumni, students, staff and faculty.

  • Popular Culture & Education: Documentary Screening and Public Dialogue with Dr. Antonia Darder, Leavey Presidential Chair and Professor and Students in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice

    Esther Perez, Roy Quinto, Casey Quirarte, and Chris Lee.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | Von Der Ahe Family Suite

    In "The Codes of Gender: Identity and Performance in Pop Culture," media scholar Sut Jhally offers a blistering analysis of commercial culture's inability to let go of reactionary gender representations. "The Codes of Gender" offers important insights into the social construction of masculinity and femininity, the relationship between gender and power, and the everyday performance of cultural norms.

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  • Faculty Pub Night: "At a Crossroads: The Educational Leadership Professoriate in the 21st Century," with Dr. Martha McCarthy, Presidential Professor

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Von der Ahe Family Suite

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  • Doctoral Colloquium: A Critical Theory of Biculturalism with Antonia Darder, Ph.D., Leavey Presidential Chair and Professor, Educational Leadership

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | McIntosh Center, University Hall 3999

    Dr. Darder discussed the 20th anniversary edition of her influential book Culture and Power in the Classroom: A Critical Foundation for the Education of Bicultural Studentsat a Doctoral Colloquium hosted by LMU's Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice program.

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  • Doctoral Colloquium: Consuming Kids

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    The Doctoral Colloquium hosted a screening of "Consuming Kids", a documentary that engages the impact of advertising and marketing on the lives of children and the adults in their lives. It is a must see for educators concerned with the manner in which the consumer culture of today affects the way children think and learn in the classroom. Doctoral students in Cohort 8 -Brandi Lucas, Christopher Lee, and Wade Brown- facilitated a public dialogue.

  • Distinguished SOE Leavey Presidential Chair Installation & Lecture: Beyond Aristotle and Darwin: Testing, Inequalities and the Brain with Antonia Darder, Ph.D., Leavey Presidential Chair and Professor, Educational Leadership

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

  • Student Expression Rights: Recent Legal Developments with Martha M. McCarthy, Ph.D., Presidential Professor

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011