Date(s) - 10/01/2015
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship presents
Education Reform: The Role of Public Policy and University Research
Speaker: Kika Stump ‘94
Thursday, October 1 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | Allbritton 311
Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network
Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Erika “Kika” Stump ’94 is an experienced education researcher who is currently working with the Maine Legislature Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs to review educational mandates, public school funding and improving public schools. She has used both quantitative and qualitative research as a novice academic and practiced policy researcher to work toward developing a lasting positive social impact. She will be sharing her professional experiences as well as the entrepreneurial aspects of research.
Dr. Erika Stump is an Education Researcher at the Maine Education Policy Research Institute and an Adjunct Lecturer at Bowdoin College. Her recent work includes studies commissioned by the Maine Legislature’s Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, including an on-going four-year analysis of Maine’s proficiency-based high school diploma mandate, development of the state’s public school funding formula, and examination of improving public schools. Her individual research involves exploration of factors relating to achievement among students living in poverty as well as characteristics of rural schooling. Previously, she spent ten years as a high school English teacher and three years as a writing instructor in the community college system. She serves on the Governing Board of the Regional Education Lab of Northeast and Islands and is a member of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness – Women Quants group. Dr. Stump is a Wesleyan University graduate, class of 1994.