Greg Duncan of UC Irvine to speak at MU on April 11-13

Greg J. Duncan

Greg J. Duncan, distinguished professor of education at the University of California, Irvine's School of Education, will give three lectures at MU this week as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program.

On Tuesday, he will present an economics seminar at 3:30 p.m. in the MU Student Center's Leadership Auditorium, Room 2501. His paper, "Persistence and fadeout in the impacts of child and adolescent interventions," is available for preview online.

On Wednesday, Duncan will give a public lecture titled “Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education” at 1:30 p.m. in Tate Hall Room 22. Finally, on Thursday, he will return to Leadership Auditorium for a methods seminar at 1:30 p.m. Each of the three lectures is scheduled for one hour; see the full schedule here.

In addition to his professorship at UC Irvine, Duncan is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. His current research projects include an examination of how children’s early skills and behaviors relate to later-life outcomes and a meta-analysis of the impacts of early childhood intervention programs.

Duncan’s lecture at MU, as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program, is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Truman School of Public Affairs, the Department of Economics, the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, the Department of Personal Financial Planning, the School of Social Work, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.