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Voices Of Impact Speaker Series Feb. 16

February 2, 2017

Voices of Impact adA lineup of distinguished research experts will present at the inaugural Voices of Impact Speaker Series hosted by the College of Education and Human Development. The event, which is open to the public, will be held Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at Calvary Court in College Station. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Inspired by the popular TED talks, speakers from the college’s four departments will engage attendees in five-minute presentations. Each presentation will touch upon a variety of education and health related topics including healthy aging, fitness, autism literacy instruction, workplace civility, and more.

The 12 speakers will range from all four departments within the college. They include:

  • Kay Wijekumar, Professor for TLAC
    “Spring Cleaning Your Brain”
  • Michael De Miranda, Department Head for TLAC
    “Design Thinking”
  • Jia Wang, Associate Professor for EAHR
    “Workplace Incivility: The Silent Epidemic”
  • Noboru Matsuda, Associate Professor for TLAC
    “Learning Engineering for Better Learning”
  • Robert Muller, Clinical Associate Professor for EAHR
    “What is the Military Child Identifier?”
  • Tim Lightfoot, Professor for HLKN
    “Couch Potatoes vs. Frantic Bananas”
  • Daniel Bowen, Assistant Professor for EAHR
    “The Power of The Arts”
  • Cheryl Craig, Professor for TLAC
    “Experiences in School Reform”
  • Julie Thompson, Assistant Professor for EPSY
    “Engaging Children with Autism in Reading”
  • Khalil Dirani, Associate Professor for EAHR
    “Beyond Training”
  • Mick Deutz, Professor for HLKN
    “Importance of Nutrition in Aging”
  • Marlene Dixon, Professor for HLKN
    “Girls in Sport: Recapturing a Lost Generation”

A reception with light refreshments will follow the event. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at Look for more updates on the Transform Lives website.

“The Voices of Impact Speakers Series is a reflection of the college’s commitment to advancing the current and impactful research of our faculty,” said CEHD Dean Dr. Joyce Alexander. “We encourage everyone in the community to learn more from these thought leaders and engage in a meaningful discussion on nationwide topics.”

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP at

Keep checking for more announcements including the full speaker list.

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