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Dean's Lecture Series

Drexel University School of Education

Drexel University School of Education's Dean's Lecture Series brings leading stakeholders in education and leadership to Drexel for informative presentations and discussions with School of Education students, faculty, and staff. Presentations are held throughout the academic year and give attendees the opportunity to hear new perspectives on current topics in education and leadership. A list of events and links to RSVP are listed below.

2021-2022 Dean's Lecture Series Event Schedule

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Unveiling the Freddie Reisman Center for Translational Research in Creativity and Motivation

Dr. Freddie Reisman & Jeff Westphal
Drexel University School of Education Professor and Emerita and Mr. Jeff Westphal will introduce attendees to the new Freddie Reisman Center for Translational Research in Creativity and Motivation. The new center aims to put the latest research in creativity and motivation into the hands of stakeholders in education and corporate settings and help them create activities to help their students and employees thrive.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable with Thomas Butler

The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable (PCPR) seeks to strengthen a community of college access and success practitioners who believe in the potential of all individuals and help students navigate the path to and through higher education.

Over the years, the focus of PCPR has expanded beyond information sharing to include a broader range of activities for supporting practitioners; however, the focus on the success of students in achieving a college education has remained a constant objective of the work. Today, PCPR’s focus is primarily on three strands of work:

  • Developing and strengthening a community of practitioners in the Philadelphia region through networking and professional development opportunities.
  • Contributing our expertise to school district and city level conversations to enhance college access and success strategies and practices.
  • Advocating for stronger and more comprehensive college access and success guidance for students in the Philadelphia region.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Institute for Myanmar United with Jeremy Brewster and William O. Fogarty

The Institute for Myanmar United has developed an ongoing art-based creative expression program to help Burmese refugees who have relocated to New York. The tool helps students suffering from trauma due to the political unrest in their country.