Assistant Vice Provost for IT is Among UTSA Faculty and Staff to Participate in the 2017 AERA Meeting

{April} {28}, {2017}


(Dr. Vanessa Hammler Kenon speaking at the AERA Conference) 


 By: Nicole Duff, Communications Specialist

Assistant Vice Provost for IT Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D. is among several UTSA faculty and staff to participate in this year’s American Educational Research Association (AERA) meeting. The meeting, which is convening in San Antonio, Texas for the first time, is slated to run from April 27-May 1st. Sessions are being held at three locations downtown, namely, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, The Grand Hyatt and The Marriott Riverwalk.

As part of the AERA’s opening day, Kenon served as the chair for a session entitled “Leading Teacher Efficacy: Principal Support, Teacher Needs, and Student Achievement." This session featured a panel of five scholars who shared their research findings on collective teacher efficacy (CTE) and its effects on fostering student success.

Dr. Enrique Aleman & Dr. Betty Merchant during a discussion on “Equal Educational Opportunities

(Dr. Enrique Aleman & Dr. Betty Merchant during a discussion on “Equal Educational Opportunities.”)


On the conference’s penultimate day, Kenon will serve as a discussant for a session entitled “Tools for Professional Communication and Teaching.”

AERA unites over 25,000 researchers and academics from across the United States and around the world. As one of the largest professional organizations, this gathering boasts an array of events including roundtable discussions, panels, workshops, exhibits, and seminars.