Cultural Foundations Students Present, Receive Honors at Conference

CJ Venable (left) and Meghan Brindley (right) pose with OVPES President Heybach after being recognized for their conference papers.
Cultural Foundations doctoral students Meghan Brindley and CJ Venable earned recognition for their papers at this past week’s conference of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) in Nashville, Indiana.  Brindley shared the prize for best graduate student paper at the conference for her paper, An "Educational Question" via Rabbit Hole: What is an educational question?.  Venable received honorable mention for their paper, Finding the Good in Feeling the Bad: Toward a Pedagogy of White Suffering.  Both students were recognized by Dr. Jessica A. Heybach, president of OVPES, at the conference's concluding lecture.


Doctoral candidate Danielle Weiser-Cline and doctoral student Paul J. Geis were also in attendance at the OVPES conference. Weiser-Cline presented her paper,

 I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot: Theatre Education, Political Engagement, and the #NeverAgain Movement.  Geis participated in a works-in progress session with a senior scholar on his paper, Hope for Democracy or the Elimination of Student Voice? Student Activism Post-Parkland.

Danielle Weiser-Cline gestures as she speaks during her paper presentation at the OVPES conference.


Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) meets every year in the fall for a two-day conference, and publishes an annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Philosophical Studies in Education. Because many of the doctoral programs in philosophy of education are located in institutions in the immediate vicinity of the Ohio Valley, the conference is regularly attended by prominent and influential scholars in the field.  Visit the OVPES website for more information.   



POSTED: Sunday, September 30, 2018 04:07 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 07:57 AM