Dolly Chugh

Monday, July 16

Dolly Chugh is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organizations Department at New York University Stern School of Business.

Dolly Chugh's research focuses on the psychological constraints on the quality of decision-making with ethical import, a phenomenon known as "bounded ethicality" (Chugh, Banaji, and Bazerman, 2005). She is particularly interested in unintentional forms of unethical behavior. She is currently writing a book titled The Person You Mean to Be, for individuals and businesses wanting to overcome unconscious bias to build a better workplace and world (forthcoming 2018, HarperCollins).

In addition, Dolly has written on these topics in Psychological ScienceHarvard Business ReviewSocial Justice ResearchThe American Economic Review, and The Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. Media coverage of her research includes Forbesthe Washington PostCosmoGirlThe New York Timesthe EconomistHuffington Postthe Financial Times, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Dolly is a passionate advocate for and participant in the education movement. Her primary contribution to this work lies in the leadership development of the educators playing critical leadership roles in the KIPP charter school network, ranging from grade level chairs and curriculum chairs to deans, principals, and regional leaders (akin to superintendents) to foundation level managers. Through this work on the faculty of the KIPP School Leadership Program, Dolly has had the privilege of facilitating the leadership development of over 500 school leaders since 2008.

G.T. Reyes

Tuesday, July 17

Settling in modern-day East Oakland, which is ancestral land to the Huichin Ohlone, Dr. G.T. Reyes is a community-engaged scholar-artist-organizer.  His work is grounded in a commitment to the empowerment of young folks, teachers, school leaders, and cultural workers to value their ancestral traditions while radically imagining and building capacity in ways that can transform their own realities. As an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice program at California State University, East Bay, he recognizes and honors the native Yrgen land where the city of Hayward settles upon while seeking to be an active part of cultivating a program that has liberatory potential and power within local communities.  His approaches to educational leadership and critical research is rooted in socio-cultural traditions that decenter Whiteness and Coloniality.

He has worked as a teacher and school leader in K-12 schooling, as an educator and organizational leader in youth development, and as a teacher education and teacher development scholar in higher education.  Some of his work as a public intellectual and community-engaged scholar investigates Critical, Humanizing, Culturally, and Politically Determined pedagogies and teacher development; Principled, socioculturally-grounded, values-centered, purpose-driven educational leadership and organizational development; Participatory Action Research and problem of practice inquiry; Art, digital media, and Hip Hop as critical race counter-storytelling; Critical, anti-oppressive, and humanizing frameworks of social and emotional learning; and English Language Arts as liberatory education.

In addition to his work at Cal State East Bay, he is a founding school designer for the forthcoming Homies Empowerment Community High School.  He completed his Post Doctoral Fellowship from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, Society, and Culture in Education at the University of California at Berkeley.  

Lacey Robinson

Thursday, July 19

Lacey Robinson has more that 20 years in education as an educator, principal, and staff development specialist with a focus on literacy, equity, and school leadership.

As the senior director of engagement, Lacey designs and conducts professional development sessions focused on school and district leadership, change management, and effective implementation strategies. Previously, , Lacey was the senior director of implementation for the national Transforming Teams program at New Leaders, a nonprofit that trains aspiring and current school leaders. Lacey is certified in facilitative leadership and has served as a staff development specialist nationally and internationally, most recently working with the Medical School of Rwanda on organizational and change management.