Established in 2004, the Charles E. Carpenter Lecture and Conference Endowment supports advances professional development for community college leaders. Held each spring on the Oregon State University campus, the Carpenter Lecture features a nationally known speaker on a topic of importance to community colleges. In addition to current students in the community college leadership doctoral program, attendees include northwest community college leaders and members of the OSU community. Moving into its thirteenth year, the Carpenter Event has become a premier professional development event for community college leaders and has significantly advanced Oregon State University’s work in community college leadership.

Thirteenth Annual Carpenter Lecture

Feb. 23
6:30 p.m.
McMenamins Old Church & Pub
30340 SW Boones Ferry Road
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Daniel Solorzano

Daniel Solorzano, Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Critical Issues Along the Community College Transfer Pipeline: A Case Study of California 

Daniel Solorzano is a Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.  His teaching and research interests include critical race theory in education; racial microaggressions and other forms of everyday racism; critical race spatial analysis; and critical race pedagogy.  Over his 44-year career, Solorzano has taught at the Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall, in the California Community College (East Los Angeles College; Santa Monica College), the California State University (California State University Northridge; California State University Bakersfield), and the University of California (UCLA) Systems.  Dr. Solorzano has authored over 100 research articles and book chapters on issues related to educational access and equity for underrepresented student populations in the United States.  In 2007, Professor Solorzano received the UCLA Distinguished Teacher Award.  In 2012, Solorzano was presented the American Education Research Association (AERA) Social Justice in Education Award.  Also in 2012, Solorzano was awarded the Critical Race Studies in Education Association Derrick A. Bell Legacy Award.  In 2013, Solorzano was given the Mildred Garcia Exemplary Scholarship Award from the Association for Studies in Higher Education (ASHE).  In 2014, Solorzano was selected as a Fellow of the American Education Research Association.

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View past Charles Carpenter Lecture series speakers.