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HALE Brown Bag Seminar: Opening a Window into Autism in Higher Education, Brett Ranon Nachman
March 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
Opening a Window into Autism in Higher Education: Research and Reflections in Charting New Horizons
Join us for a brown bag seminar with Brett Ranon Nachman, doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this seminar, Brett will dive into existent and emerging research on autism in higher education, covering what the literature has addressed on the rise of this student population on college campuses. He will also share findings of some of his recent journal articles, including those that explore the roles of digital campus climate and intersectionality of LGBTQ identities in shaping autistic students’ depictions and experiences, respectively. Throughout, Brett will incorporate opportunities for interactivity with attendees, as well as detail how he has navigated this work as an autistic self-advocate.
Brett Ranon Nachman, doctoral candidate, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brett Ranon Nachman is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research centers on community colleges, college student development, and inclusive teaching practices. In particular, he primarily focuses on the depictions and experiences of autistic college students. Brett’s work has been published in, and/or will soon be featured in, journals like College Student Affairs Journal, Journal of Postsecondary Education, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership and Teachers College Record. He has been with College Autism Network since 2017 as a graduate student researcher. Outside of his research activities, Brett serves as a board member, committee member, journal/conference reviewer, and guest lecturer for various outlets across and beyond campus. In his spare time Brett enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies/TV, working out, playing the piano, spending time with family and friends, and producing his own Disney-themed podcast.
Brett Ranon Nachman is an exchange student sponsored by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network. CIRTL is an NSF-sponsored community of current and future STEM faculty dedicated to advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers. For more information, visit: www.cirtl.net