School Consolidation in the Great Plains

     Efficiencies, Change, and Community Identity

 April 5-6, 2013

 University of Nebraska at Kearney

 

Keynote Speaker

  • Paul Theobald, Dean, School of Education, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa

Featured Speakers

  • Stephen Swidler, Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Marty Strange, Sustainable Food System, Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont

    Roger Breed, Commissioner, Nebraska Department of Education

    J.B. Millikan, President, University of Nebraska

    Ronnie Green, Harlan Vice Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural    Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    B.J. Reed, Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic & Student Affairs, University of Nebraska at Omaha

    John Reinhardt, Dean, College of Dentistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Charles Bicak, Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Eric Thompson, Director, Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Additional Speakers

  • Greg Adams, likely next Speaker, Nebraska Legislature

    Nicholas Bauroth,
    Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science, North Dakota State University

    Robert Blair
    , School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha

    Laura Brockhaus, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Timothy J. Burkink, Dean, College of Business & Technology, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Jerry Deichert, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha

    David Drozd, School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha

    Bree Dority, Assistant Professor, Department Economics, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Clyde Ellis, Professor, Department of History & Geography, Elon University

    Eric Freeman, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Wichita State University

    Todd Glover, National Center for Research on Rural Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Gary Green, Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Jon Habben, Executive Director, Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association

    Ruth Heaton, Principal Investigator, NebraskaMATH, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    David Karle, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Colleen Kennedy, Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Lisa Knoche, National Center for Research on Rural Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Marjorie Kostelnik, Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Gina Kunz, Director, Rural Outreach and Coordination, National Center for Research on Rural Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    James Leiker, Associate Professor, Department of History, Johnson Community College, Overland Park

    W. James (Jim) Lewis, Principal Investigator, NebraskaMATH, University of  Nebraska-Lincoln

    Peter Longo, Professor, Department of Poliltical Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Claude Louishomme, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Satoshi Machida, Associate Professor, Department Political Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Jason Maloy,
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University

    Christie L Maloyed, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Wendy McCarty
    , Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Richard Miller,
    Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Virginia Moon
    , Superintendent, Omaha Public Schools

    Gwen Nugent,
    National Center for Research on Rural Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Andrea Walton Miller
    , Attorney, Simmons Olsen Law, Scottsbluff,   Nebraska

    Herb Schimek, Nebraska Education Association

    Ed Scantling, Dean, College of Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Robert Bruce Scott, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Fort Hays State University

    Lucas Swartzendruber, Vice President, Geneva State Bank

    Wendy Smith, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Science,  Mathematics & Computer Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Steve Willborn, College of Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    J. Kelton Williams, Assisant Professor, Educational Studies, Knox College