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Curry Research Conference

Thank you for attending this year's conference. We look forward to seeing you at CRC 2017!

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Congratulations to this year's CRC winners!

First place: Emily Barton
Title: Understanding the relationship between use of online professional development supports and fidelity of implementation in MyTeachingPartner-Math/Science

Undergraduate award: Ana Mendelson
Title: Autism Theatre Project

People's Choice Winner: Jacob Bennett
Title: Empirical Designs: How the Concept of White Privilege has been Researched in Teacher Education

People's Choice Winner: Andrew Frankel 
Title: Trilingual Tibetans: New Frames for Understanding Ethnicity and Schooling in China's Minority Education System


Bavaro Hall

417 Emmet St. South
Charlottesville, VA 22904

We welcome Dr. Elise Cappella as our keynote speaker for the 2016 Curry Research Conference.

Elise Cappella is an Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and Interim Deputy Director of NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change. She is co-PI of NYU’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Fellowship (PIRT) dedicated to training the next generation of education scientists. Dr. Cappella’s work focuses on understanding and promoting mental health and academic achievement among children in urban low-income schools. She studies teaching practices, peer relationships, and school contexts that influence child and youth development, with a focus on students with disruptive behavior problems. Dr. Cappella’s research has been recognized in grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, Spencer Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, and Foundation for Child Development. The ultimate goal of Dr. Cappella’s work is to strengthen education science and enable more schools to fulfill their mission to enhance development for all students.


Schedule (please check back for updates as we get closer to the conference date):
8:15am-9:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am Poster Session A
9:45am-10:45am Paper Session A
11:00am-12:30pm Keynote
12:30pm-1:30pm Poster Session B & Lunch
1:40pm-2:40pm Paper Session B
2:50pm-3:50pm Workshops
4:00pm-4:30pm Community Reception & Awards

Breakfast and lunch will be provided only for registered attendees.

Because CRC is meant to reflect the experience of a professional conference, we encourage business casual attire.


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Committee Chair: Wendy Rodgers (

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Program Committee coordinates presentation moderator training and presentation sessions, faculty involvement, creation of the program, and presentation schedules. Contact Lora Henderson ( or Pooja Datta (

Proposal Committee coordinates proposal submissions and review process. Contact Andy Columbo-Dougovito (, Angel Nash (, or Vonna Hemmler (

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