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January 8, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Law School Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Philanthropy, Equity, and Education Research

Na'ilah Suad Nasir

President of the Spencer Foundation

In this talk, Dr. Nasir examines key issues in education, equity and education research. Join us to learn from this nationally renowned and award-winning researcher. Engage in dialogue with a panel of prominent leaders representing P-12 and higher education, government, corporate, and philanthropic sectors.


  • Pamela Alexander, Director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund
  • Wanda Cook-Robinson, Superintendent, Oakland Schools 
  • Nate McCaughtry, Professor and Assistant Dean of Division of Kinesiology, Wayne State University
  • Punita Dani Thurman, Vice President of Program & Strategy, The Skillman Foundation
 Welcome and Introduction
  • Anita Welch, Dean, College of Education, Wayne State University
  • Roland Sintos Coloma, Assistant Dean, Teacher Education, Wayne State University


  • Wayne State University College of Education
  • Kaplan Center for Research on Urban Education 
  • Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, Inc.
  • June G. Yackness and Irvin H. Yackness Endowed Lectureship Series










For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Schrag at 313-577-0904 or