Loyola University Maryland

Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE)

Faculty Speaker Series

Faculty Speaker Series

The Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE) within the School of Education is presenting two events this spring as part of the Center’s Faculty Speaker Series.

The CIUE Faculty Speaker Series, which features Loyola’s School of Education faculty research, aims to build community through intimate gatherings that promote dialogue and foster shared learning with Baltimore-area schools. Undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, administration, and members of the community are invited to attend and engage in conversation.

“The CIUE Faculty Speaker Series is a chance to showcase the work of faculty and the rich, varied partnerships between Loyola’s School of Education and the Baltimore community,” said Robert Helfenbein, Ph.D., associate dean of Loyola’s School of Education and professor of curriculum studies. “From issues related to school counseling to innovative approaches in education reform, the series continues its focus on the project of creating more equitable schooling environments for all our children.”

CIUE Presents: Responding to the Call for Educational Justice: Catholic-Led Initiatives in Urban Education

Panel will discuss the differences in education systems available for students in urban settings from the book, Responding to the Call for Educational Justice: Transformative Catholic-Led, which Professor L. Mickey Fenzel co-edited.

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Location: Loyola University Maryland - Evergreen Campus- Andrew White Student Center, McGuire Hall West
Lecture Time: 6:00-7:45pm - Doors open at: 5:45pm
Pre-Event Reception: McGuire Hall Atrium, 5:30-6:00pm


  • L. Mickey Fenzel, Ph.D. – Professor and Chair of the Pastoral Counseling Department at Loyola University Maryland
  • Robert J. Helfenbein, Ph.D. – Professor and Associate Dean, School of Education at Loyola University Maryland
  • Peter R. Litchka, Ed.D. – Professor and Director of the Educational Leadership Program, Education Specialties Department at Loyola University Maryland
  • Principal Walter Reap – Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Baltimore MD


Erin S. O’Keefe – Director of the Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ) at Loyola University Maryland

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CIUE Presents: What Do African American Ninth Graders Discuss During Individual School Counseling Sessions

Qi Shi, Ph.D., assistant professor of education in the School Counseling program, will share her research on topics African American students discuss during individual counseling sessions.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Location: Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center Timonium Campus – Room 54/56/58
Lecture Time: 5:30-7 p.m. – Doors open at 5:15 p.m.
Pre-Event Reception: The Lounge 4:45-5:15 p.m.

Faculty: Dr. Qi Shi
Moderator: Dr. Cheryl Moore-Thomas

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