hosted by the Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development
hosted by the Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development

Voices of Impact 2021

Five minutes. Eleven speakers.

The Voices of Impact Speaker Series event looked a little different in 2021, but we are still so excited to share our voices! 🎙️ Hear from 11 faculty in our college who shared their knowledge on issues impacting society today.

Erinn Whiteside

Communication: Translate Others' Behavior

Texas A&M University Department of Educational Psychology's Dr. Erinn Whiteside explains how teachers (and everyone else!) can learn to read between the lines and understand what is really being said through “problem behavior.”

Cindy Guerrero

Reading's Impact on Learning Science

Dr. Cindy Guerrero, Texas A&M University Department of Educational Psychology, explains why reading is fundamental in learning science and how we should support teachers in literacy-integration in science to benefit students!

Emily Cantrell

Teaching Reading is Rocket Science

Despite the ever-increasing importance of reading, 1/3 of fourth graders have read below basic level for the past 25 years on our National Assessment of Educational Progress.
 
Dr. Emily Cantrell, Texas A&M Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, explains why the science of teaching reading, or quality reading instruction, is the best weapon against reading failure as it helps students beat the odds!
 

Jamaal Young

Antisocial Social Science

Dr. Jamaal Young, Texas A&M Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, explains how he strives to impact the teaching and learning of underrepresented STEM learners through antisocial social science.
 
He does this by applying an equity lens to his systematic reviews and making a conscious effort to train preservice teachers to become consumers and graduate students to become producers of antisocial social science!

Carisa Armstrong

Where There's Hope, There's Life

In Texas, 47% of millennials and Gen Z did not know what Auschwitz was and 64% did not know that 6 million Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust.
 
Carisa Armstrong, Texas A&M Department of Health and Kinesiology, is increasing Holocaust education and providing opportunities for conversations on human rights and equality.

Richard Kreider

What Can Creatine Do for You?

What we thought was just a sports supplement has now blossomed into an important supplement for many people, not just athletes.
 
Dr. Rick Kreider, Texas A&M Department of Health and Kinesiology, explains why the mighty amino acid creatine can have benefits across the lifespan!

Christopher Thompson

What is Bayesian Logic?

Dr. Christopher Thompson, Texas A&M University Department of Educational Psychology, explains and shares how he uses it in his own work to be more transparent with his audience.

Cinthya Salazar

Becoming Undocuserving Institutions

Dr. Cinthya Salazar, Texas A&M University Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, explains why we should cultivate inclusive campus environments to meet the needs of undocumented students so they can persist!

Paul Hernandez

Supporting Women in STEM

There is increasing evidence that many types of diversity, such as gender diversity, in collaborative team science leads to more innovation.

Dr. Paul Hernandez, Texas A&M Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, created a program that supports women’s persistence in geoscience fields!

Brendan Bartanen

The Complex Role of a Principal

While high-performing schools are the result of a team effort, a school can only reach its potential with a strong principal — someone who organizes, empowers and inspires.

Dr. Brendan Bartanen, Texas A&M University Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, explains the complex and important role principals play in the success of schools.

Christine Stanley

What It Means to Lead

Dr. Christine Stanley, Texas A&M University Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, shares the importance of leading through the lenses of intersectionality, organizational culture and identity!