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IUPUI urban education expert to be at IU Northwest Sept. 20

Participants will learn what it takes to obtain a doctorate in Urban Education Studies

Thursday Aug 30, 2012

Indiana University Northwest students, as well as anyone interested in pursuing a doctorate degree in urban education studies, are encouraged to meet with James Scheurich, Ph.D., professor and coordinator of the Urban Studies program at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), on Thursday, Sept. 20. Scheurich will be on the IU Northwest campus in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium located in the Savannah Center from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn more about what it takes to earn a doctorate in Urban Education Studies, a program which prepares students for careers in urban education emphasizing research and related scholarly activities. Toward this end, coursework emphasizes scholarship about educational needs in diverse urban contexts and skills in critical research related to urban education. The program prepares educational researchers capable of working in complex urban environments where collaboration and partnerships are fundamental.

Campus visitors may park for no charge at the Park & Ride lot located at Arts on Grant in the Village Shopping Center (Grant Street and 37th Avenue). The RedHawk Shuttle will transport visitors to the campus Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Shuttles depart from the Park & Ride lot every 10 minutes and makes two campus stops: the Moraine Student Center, and the south entrance of the Library Conference Center along 35th Avenue.

Visitors may also purchase a temporary parking permit for $2 a day from a parking permit kiosk, located on the west side of the main campus lot (off of 33rd Avenue), or near the entrance of the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center along 35th Avenue. Parking permits are required in all lots from 6 a.m. on Monday through 10 p.m. on Thursday. Friday and weekend parking is free, and permits are not required.

The deadline to apply to this program is October 1, 2012. Program description and application information can be accessed here.

For more information, contact Dr. Rochelle Brock, IU Northwest Associate Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Urban Teacher Education Program at, or (219) 980-6889; or Dr. James Scheurich at, or (979) 492-9491.

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