Brown Bag Research Colloquium

Brown Bag Research Colloquia are designed to be an important part of the scholarly life of the School of Education.  We hope to commence monthly or bimonthly informal research colloquia featuring the latest research insights and knowledge in the broad field of education. At these brown bags, faculty members will share research ideas, current research projects, and/or experiences pertaining to research (and funding!). The general structure of the brown bags allows the speaker 30-35 minutes followed by general discussion.  Students, faculty, and education advocates from the community are encouraged to attend.

Brown Bag Research Colloquium

Featured Videos:

The Optimism to Overcome: Strategies of resilience and educational beliefs of African American former teenage mothers who have completed college degrees
-Dr. Beshon Trusty-Smith



“Finding Balance in District-University Research Partnerships”
-Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC)
The Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) is a partnership of the Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and other civic and community partners. BERC’s mission is to conduct and disseminate long- and short-term strategic data analysis and research that informs decisions about policy and practice to improve the educational and life outcomes of children in Baltimore. BERC assembles a diverse coalition of partners to formulate questions worth asking, contribute to conversations worth having, and highlight policy implications worthy of action.


Pedagogical Ideas of F. Gulen and Hizmet Movement on Education”
-Almazbek Beishenaliev, PhD

Dr. Almazbek is a visiting professor in the SOE this academic year.  Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins University, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and vice-chancellor and head of the foreign languages department at Vistula University in Warsaw, Poland.  At UNI, he researched the effects of Gulen-inspired schools on the world’s education.  And, in 2010, he received the Education Recognition Award from the Educational Foundation.