Distinguished Speaker Event

Emerging Scholars Panel 2017
Researching Structural Inequity Across Learning Contexts

Tuesday, April 11
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Conference Center, Ballroom A, UC Davis

UC Davis School of Education and the Graduate Group in Education present this special panel showcasing critical, diverse disciplinary perspectives in education from exceptional pre-tenure scholars across the nation.


Anne T. Vo, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Keck School of Medicine of 
University of Southern California

As an evaluation scholar-practitioner, Dr. Vo’s substantive interests lie at the intersection of comparative evaluation theory, evaluation capacity building, and organizational development. Her work contributes to the field’s understanding of how evaluation can be practiced better and how this knowledge can be leveraged to drive change. Vo’s portfolio of program evaluations consists of work with academic support programs for students from disadvantaged communities; leadership training programs for international educators working in politically challenging environments; and social enterprises that have been tasked by angel investors to achieve global social impact.

Learn more about Anne Vo.

Timothy San Pedro, PhD
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University

Dr. San Pedro’s scholarship focuses on the intricate link between youth motivation, engagement, and identity construction to curricula and pedagogical practices that re-center content and knowledges upon Indigenous histories, knowledges, and literacies.

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Myosha McAfee, EdD
Principal Racial Equitect
Google Inc.

Myosha McAfee is the Principal Racial Equitect at Google. A social scientist, strategist and analyst, she creates and tests transformational models to equalize organizational systems and cultures. She is intentional about being intersectional and her specialties include social impact strategy, bringing social science and race scholarship to bear on organizational inclusion goals, enhancing abilities to engage in conversations about race, gender, ethnicity and nationality, and designing holding environments to support organizational learning.

Learn more about Myosha McAfee.

José Gutiérrez, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of Wisconsin-Madison

José F. Gutiérrez is an educational researcher who studies mathematics cognition and instruction. José earned his Ph.D. in Cognition & Development from the Education in Math, Science, and Technology program at the University of California, Berkeley. He publishes about theory of learning and about instructional design, from critical perspectives that focus on equity and inclusion. He is currently an IES postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematical Thinking, Learning, and Instruction program at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

Contact Lauren Thomas at lhthomas@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-8847 for any event questions.  

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