Featured Speakers


    The 2019 Summer Workshop will feature a range of new opportunities to build resources and expertise to benefit your graduate school and to network with colleagues in the graduate education community.


    Featured Plenary Speakers Include:


    Jeff Allum
    Director of Research at the Association of American Law Schools and former Assistant Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis at CGS


    Mary Papazian
    President, San Jose State University


    Melanie Yergeau
    Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan and author of, Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness




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