Research & Innovation Speaker Series

As part of ongoing efforts to promote research culture and innovative excellence by the College of Professional Education, the Research & Innovation Speaker series includes invited guest speakers with a wide-range of expertise.

Speaker Series Lineup

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Spring 2024

Lee Warren Brown, PhD

January 25, 2024 - 12 p.m.

Lee Warren Brown, PhD
Associate Professor, Texas Woman's University
Director of Research, College of Business

Navigating the AI Frontier: Enhancing Education with Generative Technologies

Stoddard Hall 202-A

The teaching interests of Lee Warren Brown, PhD, focus primarily on firm strategy. His classes discuss how firm decision makers navigate the market through analysis of both the internal and external environment, formulating strategies and finally implementing strategies.

His research examines nonmarket strategies of firms. Brown studies firm interactions with government and the firm performance implications of those actions. His current projects explore firm lobbying behaviors, foreign firm’s cross-border lobbying behaviors in the US and CEO political activism.

In addition, his secondary research stream focuses on CEO ethical leadership in organizations. 

Africa Hands, PhD

February 28, 2024 - 11:30 a.m.

Africa, S. Hands, PhD
Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo

Supporting College Literacy in Marginalized Communities

Africa S. Hands, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science at University at Buffalo.

Her research focuses on information access within marginalized and underserved communities and the professional education of library and information science students. Her work has been published in the Journal for Education of Library and Information Science, Education for Information, and Information and Learning Sciences.

She holds a PhD from Queensland University of Technology and an MLIS from San José State University. Before joining the faculty at University at Buffalo, she was an assistant professor at East Carolina University. 

Fall 2023

Goran and Bateman

November 28, 2023 - 1 p.m.

Lisa Goran, PhD, CCC-SLP
Director of Teacher Education and Undergraduate Studies, Special Education, University of Missouri

David F. Bateman, PhD
Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research

Related Services: What They Are, Who Provides Them, and Why That Matters

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Lisa Goran, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate teaching professor at the University of Missouri where she serves as the Director of Teacher Education and Director of Undergraduate Studies. A Speech-Language Pathologist and a Special Educator, she has worked in school, clinical, and private practice classroom settings.

Goran earned a PhD in special education from the University of Missouri and is active in professional organizations related to speech-language pathology, special education and teacher education.

She recently co-authored "Related Services in Special Education: Working Together as a Team," and has co-authored chapters in multiple books. Additionally, Goran hosts a podcast, "Think Aloud with Dr. G."

David Bateman, PhD, is a Principal Researcher at the American Institutes for Research, and Professor Emeritus at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. As a former due process hearing officer for Pennsylvania for hundreds of hearings, he assists school districts in providing appropriate supports for students with disabilities and preventing and recovering from due process hearings. He has been an administrator and classroom teacher. Bateman earned a PhD in special education from the University of Kansas.

A frequent keynote speaker, Bateman has been a hearing officer or consultant on over 1,005 special education lawsuits, and recently co-authored multiple books. He has worked with the U.S. Department of Education to develop a training module for administrators on legally compliant IEPs and co-authors the special education legal blog

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