SPACE 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Symposium for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Educators (SPACE) is a conference where part-time, adjunct, and contingent faculty can present their original scholarship in a peer-reviewed, professional setting. SPACE also provides a venue for contingent faculty members to share what they are doing in the classroom and to connect with their contingent colleagues.

Keynote Speaker

Adrianna Kezar, PhD
University of Southern California and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education

ADRIANNA KEZAR, Professor for Higher Education, University of Southern California and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. Kezar holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at USC in 2003 after serving at The University of Maryland and George Washington University as a faculty member. She also has several years administrative experience in higher education in both academic and student affairs.

Dr. Kezar is a national expert of change and leadership in higher education and her research agenda explores the change process in higher education institutions and the role of leadership in creating change. She also regularly consults for campuses and national organizations related to her work on diversity/equity/inclusion, non-tenure track faculty, STEM reform, collaboration, governance, leadership development, and change. She is an international expert on the changing faculty and she directs the Delphi Project on the Changing faculty and Student Success . She is regularly quoted in the media related to her research including: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Washington Post, PBS, NPR (national and local stations), Al-Jazerra, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, among others.