Facul-TEA Talk Series
Get to Know Some of UIC's Amazing Faculty Members!
The Academic Center for Excellence proudly invites you to join us for a monthly series featuring some of UIC's most talented faculty. Get to know our featured guests- learn about their academic journey and what inspires them to teach at UIC!
Approaching faculty members can be intimidating, but it is an essential part of being a successful student. Engage in fruitful conversations that may impact the way you approach your courses, office hours and faculty engagement.
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February 28, 2022
Dr. Casey’s Weekly Reads (Top 3 things to read to learn more about the world around you):
- NY Times
- The New Yorker
- The Economist
Start with the above mentioned 3 reads in order to become a well-informed, global citizen!
Dr. Marcus Casey is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Casey is also a Nonresident Fellow in Economic Studies and a scholar affiliate of the Future of Middle Class Initiative at the Brookings Institution where he focuses on automation and middle – class work, inequality, and economic prosperity. Dr. Casey was previously appointed as an inaugural David M. Rubenstein Fellow at Brookings from 2018 – 2020.
Dr. Casey is an applied microeconomist whose research program focuses on issues at the intersection of urban, labor, and public economics and economic demography. His work includes topics such as sorting and neighborhood change dynamics; valuation of amenities; spatial and intergenerational aspects of inequality; technology and local labor market dynamics; and education policy.
Missed the event? Catch the video recording here!
November 18, 2021
“I work with students because it lights the fire in me to serve in this world”
Emilia Chico is a clinical assistant professor in the department of educational psychology. She has worked in collaboration with non-profit organizations, schools, and youth serving institutions for over 15 years. Emilia is committed to supporting local organizations aimed at creating equitable and inclusive environments for young people and the adults who support their development. She is especially skilled at small and large group facilitation and has developed curriculum and trainings on intergroup dialogue, racial justice, gender expansiveness, implicit bias and social justice education.
Emilia’s research explores strength-based sexuality development among adolescents and emerging adults. She has worked on multiple research projects that highlight the lived experiences of young people, educators, and youth workers who are engaged in improving relationships, program quality and organizational climate. She has partnered with schools & organizations to prioritize long term diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) needs, culture and climate assessments, and data informed decision making.
Emilia is a Chicago native, a proud alumnus of Chicago Public Schools and UIC.
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