Graduate commencement features urban sociologist, June 2
May 23, 2013
Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, will be the speaker at the commencement ceremony for the graduate school on Sunday, June 2.
Noguera is an urban sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment. He holds faculty appointments in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Humanities and Social Sciences at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development, as well as in the Department of Sociology at New York University.
Noguera is also the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS). In 2008, he was appointed by the Governor of New York to serve on the State University of New York Board of Trustees.
Noguera will be introduced by student speaker Kimberly Schiewe M.Ed. ’13. Schiewe works as a school counselor in the local Portland area and is the recipient of numerous local and national scholarships.
The ceremony will take place at 9:50 a.m. in Pamplin Sports Center. A live webcast of the commencement ceremony, including Noguera’s comments, can be viewed at client.stretchinternet.com/client/lclarkadmin.portal#.