The Rosel Schewel Lecture Series brings distinguished professionals to campus to speak on topics related to education and human diversity.
The lecture program began in 1990 and presenters have included Jonathan Kozol, Alex Kotlowitz, Cornell West, J. David Smith, Ron Clark, and Beverly Tatum. The lectures are sponsored by an endowment established by Elliot S. Schewel in honor of his wife, Rosel H. Schewel.
2018, Dr. Gilman W. Whiting, associate professor and director of graduate studies for the African American and Diaspora Studies Department at Vanderbilt University, and founding chair of Achievement Gap Institute in Vanderbilt’s George W. Peabody College of Education
2017, Kevin Brookhouser, ’96 BA, ’98 MEd, author, Google certified Innovator and certified Trainer
2016, George Couros, author, creator of ConnectedPrincipals.com
2015, Patrick MacDonald, author, anti-violence activist
2014, Dr. Christopher Emdin, Columbia University
2013, Julia Cook, award-winning children’s book author
2012, Dr. Dorothy Espelage, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2011, Dr. Bethanie Tucker, author of Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading and Reading by Age 5
2010, Dr. John Seita, Michigan State University
2009, Dr. Laura Zarrugh and Ms. Lisa Schick, James Madison University
2008, Dr. Beverly Tatum, President of Spelman College