GSE Doctoral Student Selected for Clark Graduate Seminar

Andrew Leland, Ph.D. student at Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE), has been invited to participate in the 36th Annual David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration and Policy.

The Clark Seminar brings emerging educational scholars together with renowned researchers in educational administration and policy. The two-day seminar consists of presentations and discussions aimed at encouraging professional growth and generating productive dialogue. Many graduates of the seminar are now faculty members at major research institutions across the globe.  Sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, Divisions A and L of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and SAGE Publications, this year’s Clark Seminar will be held in Washington, D.C. on April 7-8 in conjunction with the annual AERA meeting, which Leland will also attend.

Participants undergo a rigorous selection process. Doctoral students must first be nominated by the faculty of their institutions. Nominees then develop a detailed research proposal, which outlines the problem they are pursuing in their dissertation. Proposals are blind reviewed by a screening committee, which chooses the top-ranked candidates based on their ability to benefit from and contribute to the Clark Seminar. Leland is among 42 participants chosen from nearly 90 nominees in the U.S. and Canada.


Visit the program webpage to learn more about the Ph.D. program at the GSE.