Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education

The 2019 Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education 
Invited Speaker: Natalie Tran, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton
April 24-25, 2019

"Cultivating Social Emotional Awareness through the Practice of Mindfulness"  


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Leading this year's Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education is Dr. Natalie Tran, a Professor of Educational Leadership and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton. Her research interests include STEM education, dual-language immersion programs, mindfulness and diversity in higher education. She also serves as the Director for the National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL), founded the Vietnamese Education Advisory Council, and is a heritage speaker of Vietnamese. She completed her Ph.D. in Education in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This professional development series is open to faculty, students and staff at the UNI College of Education, secondary education partners across campus, as well as education professionals in the region.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Conversation with UNI Faculty and Area Educators, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 508 Schindler Education Center

Pre-Presentation Reception, 3-3:30 p.m., 220 Schindler Education Center

Keynote: "Cultivating Social Emotional Awareness through the Practice of Mindfulness" 
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Budke Auditorium, 220 Schindler Education Center 

Welcome and Introduction by Dean Gaetane Jean-Marie, PhD

Applied Mindfulness Workshop, 4:30 - 5 p.m., 218 Schindler Education Center and Second Floor Lounge


Thursday, April 25, 2019

"Advancing Biliteracy for Less Commonly Taught Languages" 
10 - 11 a.m.
508 Schindler Education Center  

The Mellichamps


The Carlton-Mellichamp Lecture in Education, sponsored by Suzanne and Duncan Mellichamp, allows the UNI College of Education to annually host a nationally-recognized scholar in the field of education, educational psychology, or health and human services. The series stimulates the dissemination, public scrutiny, and implementation of ideas with the potential to bring about significant improvement in professional practice and educator preparation.