Event: Advancing Educational Equity Through Collective Impact

Dr. Shelby Cooley will discuss inclusion and educational equity at St. Anselm College on March 21

shelby cooley equity event

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College will be hosting Dr. Shelby Cooley for a lecture on inclusion, titled, Why Inclusion Matters: Advancing Educational Equity Through Collective Impact on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Download the brochure here.

Dr. Shelby Cooley’s lecture will present research from across her career on the importance of positive cultural identity development, inclusive school climate influences on minority
youth achievement, and collective impact solutions to improving educational equity in diversifying communities.

Dr. Cooley is the Research Scientist for Community Center for Education Results. As part of a Seattle ,WA Collective Impact project to address educational equity, she provides data analysis and policy interpretations for the Road Map Project which seeks to break down institutional silos and bring together community partners-from families and youth-serving organizations to school districts and colleges.

Her doctoral research training examined school climate, the emergence of racial bias, fairness, racial identity and contexts that enable youth to challenge negative group norms. Her prior professional work spanned community participatory research on social-emotional development in low-income communities in New York City and Washington, D.C., as well as consulting work on racial bias with Teaching for Tolerance and CNN. She has been conducting research with public schools since 2007. As a researcher examining bias and prejudice – ubiquitous experiences in the lives of many children – she is a proponent of bridging information and views data and collaborative research as a means of youth advocacy.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Saint Anselm College
College Psychology Department, The Multicultural Center, Communication, and
Sociology Departments, and the Bean Distinguished Lecture Series.

Email questions to Loretta Brady, Ph.D., APA-CP, at lbrady@anselm.edu.