2020 Annual Meeting

Meeting:          Society of Professors of Education

Date:               April 18, 2020

Time:              8:00am – 5:00pm

Hotel:              Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Room:             Plaza B     

Annual Meeting Program: Coming Soon

2020 Call for Proposals

Seeking Embodied Justice in Unjust Times:

The Legacy of Bernardo Gallegos

The 2020 Society of Professors of Education Conference

Call for Proposals

Professors of education are no strangers to calls for justice, applying our respective inquiries to enact meaningful change in classrooms and communities. Bernardo Gallegos, as a scholar, colleague, and mentor, pushed for a better understanding of complex ways that we both embody and contest dominant cultures, power structures, and colonial legacies. For the 2020 Society of Professors of Education conference, we will gather to honor the legacy of Dr. Gallegos, as scholars and engaged intellectuals envisioning a more just reality.

The Society of Professors of Education (SPE) invites proposals for presentations at its annual meeting to be held during the 2020 AERA Annual Conference in San Francisco from April 17th to 21st. We are especially interested in presentations that are focused on the theme of Seeking Embodied Justice in Unjust Times: The Legacy of Bernardo Gallegos.” Proposals not related to the theme but focused on the goals of the Society (below) are also welcome. Select papers presented at the conference will be published in Professing Education, Urban Review, Educational Studies and Journal of Latinos and Education.

Founded in 1902, the Society of Professors of Education is a professional and academic association open to all persons engaged in teacher preparation, curriculum studies, educational foundations, and related activities. The Society’s primary goal is to provide a forum for consideration of major issues, tasks, problems, and challenges confronting professional educators. SPE is an interdisciplinary organization. Its members include both scholars and practitioners in education.

All presenters must be members of the Society of Professors of Education. To be included in the conference program, join the Society at your earliest convenience. See the Society of Professors of Education web page for the membership form: http://societyofprofessorsofeducation.com

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Proposals must be submitted electronically to the Program Committee no later than January 7, 2020. The proposal must be sent as a Word document attachment in an e-mail addressed to SPEsubmissions@gmail.com. The subject line of the e-mail message must read: “SPE 2020 Proposal.”

Cover Sheet: Each proposal should have a separate cover sheet that lists: 1) title of the paper; 2) names, affiliations and relevant backgrounds of all participants; 3) address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the person submitting the proposal and addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants. The cover sheet will not be sent to proposal reviewers. After the cover sheet, the proposal must not contain any information that identifies participant(s).

Length: Proposals should be between 350-500 words. The proposal should restate the title of the presentation, describe its contents, and discuss its significance. The proposal should NOT identify the presenters.

Call for Reviewers: In addition to submitting your work, you can participate in the Society as a volunteer proposal reviewer. The review process will take place soon after the deadline. Please contact Program Committee Chairs Jason Lukasik at lukasik@augsburg.edu and Jonathan Crocker at J.W.CROCKER@tcu.edu if you are interested in reviewing proposals.

Looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Francyne Huckaby

Professor, Texas Christian University & President, Society of Professors of Education

Logo Artist Statement


Artist Statement: SPE Logo

Dr. Dusty Crocker is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Design at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout the course of his career, he has won over 100 awards for graphic design, the most recent of which was a Gold for Book Jacket Design in the 2019 Graphis International Design Annual. Dusty is dedicated to forward-thinking, interdisciplinary forms of education and is proud to contribute this logo to the Society of Professors of Education. He believes that his contribution will help to promote the organization’s mission to support professional educators and inspire critical perspectives about the future of educational research and practice. Taking his inspiration from these goals, Dusty designed the logo to visually symbolize an unbroken, ongoing passing of the torch from one generation to the next. The base of each torch represents stability and a capacity to grasp what has been created in the past. The flames represent the mutable nature of education as new knowledges are added and combined in the crucible of the present. He believes that education is characterized by an incomplete and continuous advancement and wanted to represent this reality in a logo that the Society of Professors of Education could be proud of and stand behind as a generative source of inspiration and imagination.

Tribute to Bernardo Gallegos

We wish to pay tribute, in memoriam, to our good friend and esteemed colleague Bernardo P. Gallegos, founder of the Brill Publishing Book Series: Education, Culture, and Society.

Bernardo, who was much-loved, is someone we’ll always miss. We remember him as a kind, thoughtful, and wise person with a great sense of humor.

This world is better because of him. Knowing him was to feel intellectually and spiritually enriched.

Bernardo was Professor of Educational Foundations, Teacher Education, and Indigenous Educational History at National University, Los Angeles Campus, in the Teacher Education Department within the Sanford College of Education. He held a distinguished professorship at Washington State University, and his PhD was awarded from the University of New Mexico in 1988.

His vision for the Brill series is to publish books that “engage the complex and dynamic relationship between education, culture, and society in historical, contemporary, and futural contexts.”

He would openly share his cultural identity. Born and raised in the South and North Valleys of Albuquerque, New Mexico, he was of mixed Native American, Spanish, and African ancestry. Besides Albuquerque, he lived in Durango, Colorado, Cuba, New Mexico, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Los Angeles, Washington, and Chicago. He acknowledged feeling blessed with a great family, friends, and colleagues. Bernardo, deeply appreciative, also gave thanks for being able to live in a place where he could watch the sunset over the Pacific.

A brilliant and important writer, Bernardo has published widely in the history of education, cultural studies in education, Indigenous and Latino educational/cultural history, and performance studies in education. His books, edited volumes, and guest editorships, often with others, include the Postcolonial Indigenous Performances; Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education; Performance Theories and Education; Indigenous Education in the Americas; and Literacy, and Education, and Society in Colonial New Mexico, 1693 to 1821.

Bernardo served as President of the Society of Professors of Education (SPE), the American Educational Studies Association, and the Organization of Educational Historians. Within his extensive and deep networks, he mentored and befriended many of us.

Current Officers

President: Fran Huckaby, Texas Christian University

President Elect: Carol A. Mullen, Virginia Tech

Immediate Past-President: Isabel Nunez, Purdue University Fort Wayne

Secretary-Treasurer: Robert C. Morris, University of West Georgia

MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS: Webmaster: Kate Shively, Ball State University; Professing Education Editor, Mary Kay Delaney, Merideth College; Sophists Bane Editors, Isabel Nuñez and Pamela Konkol

The William H. Watkins Award

Chair: Bernardo Gallegos, National University at Los Angeles

2018 – Dr. Barbara Ransby – http://barbararansby.com

Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago

2017 – Dr. Wayne Au

Professor of Educational Studies at University of Washington, Bothell

2016 – David Omotoso Stovall

Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago

2015 – Dr. Carol Lee

Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy, Professor of Learning Sciences and African American Studies at Northwestern

Professing Education Volumes


Professing Education 2020 v18 no. 1 & 2

Previous Volumes of Professing Education 

Professing Education 2019 v17 no. 1 & 2

Professing Education 2017 v16 no. 1

Professing Education 2017 v16 no. 2

Professing Education 2015 v10 no. 1

Professing Education 2014 v9 no. 2

Professing Education 2013 v9 no. 1

Professing Education 2011 v8 no. 1

Professing Education 2008 v6 no. 1 

Professing Education 2006 v5 no. 2

Professing Education 2006 v5 no. 1

Professing Education 2005 v4 no. 2

Professing Education 2005 v4 no. 1

Professing Education 2004 v3 no. 2

Professing Education 2004 v3 no. 1

Professing Education 2003 v2 no. 2

Professing Education 2003 v2 no. 1

Professing Education 2002 v1 no. 1