Welcome to the 2018 SJU IDEPEL Conference!
Approximately 73 million students in the U.S. are going through our elementary, secondary, and
postsecondary education systems. This includes students attending public, charter, parochial, and
private elementary and secondary schools, and students attending 2-year and 4-year higher
The reality facing these students and their families include:
- Coping with the short- and long-term effects of recent natural disasters,
- Current trend in reduced federal support of critical research in different disciplines,
- Growing economic inequality,
- Increasingly competitive global job markets, and
- The widening and persistent gaps in performance in all subject areas by income.
By focusing the 2018 IDEPEL Conference on “Current Research in Education: A Multi-
Discipline Perspective,” the larger community of scholars both from and beyond Saint Joseph’s
University across multiple disciplines will have an opportunity to provide different perspectives
on problems facing education and to share and learn from each other’s approach on how to move
towards multidisciplinary solutions.
Please save the date now and plan to join us for the fifth IDEPEL Conference:
IDEPEL 2018 Conference on Current Research in Education: A Multi-Discipline Perspective
Thursday, March 8, 2018 (snow date March 15, 2018) | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saint Joseph’s University
Campion Student Center, Doyle Banquet Hall North and South
During this conference, opening with a keynote from Dr. Ruth Neild, Director of the
Philadelphia Education Research Consortium at Research for Action, current IDEPEL students,
students across multiple disciplines and IDEPEL alumni will engage with the broader multidisciplinary community
through a variety of events including: Roundtable presentations featuring current research in education conducted by scholars
from across multiple disciplines, IDEPEL Cohort XII poster presentations, the Rashford Award
presentation, and Scholar-Practitioner Award presentation.
Light refreshments will also be provided. Register here and join us!
Sign up for the Roundtable discussions here.