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Sep 05

2017 Barbara Biber Convocation

Event Description

Educational Stories from a Life in Teaching and Learning

Featuring Dr. David J. Connor

The Barbara Biber Convocation is the centerpiece of the Bank Street Graduate School of Education orientation and welcome for incoming graduate students. The esteemed Barbara Biber Lecture provides an opportunity for the College community to engage with seminal scholars on leading issues in education that contribute to innovative practices and understandings in diverse settings.

About the Guest Speaker

Dr. David J. Connor is a professor of Special Education/Learning Disabilities at the City University of New York, Hunter College. His nearly 30-year career has included a variety of work in the field of education. Roles such as classroom teacher, tutor, teacher coach, regional professional development specialist, adjunct instructor, and full time professor shape his teaching and scholarship in the areas of social, cultural, and historical understandings of disability, learning disabilities, inclusive education, and kindergarten through college classroom pedagogy. Quite prolific, he has authored/co-authored over eighty publications in the form of peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, in addition to seven books. As a professor, he teaches courses on Inclusive Education; Methods of Reading; Methods of Writing, Mathematics, and Organization; and Practicum. He is also a faculty member at-large of the Urban Education doctoral program at CUNY’s Graduate Center, in which he teaches Introduction to Doctoral Studies. Professor Connor received a B.A. with Honors in Literature and Film from the University of East Anglia in England; an M.S. in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) at Hunter College; an M.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from City College, New York; and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching (Learning Disabilities) from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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