Presentations

* denotes doctoral student

2023

James Noonan, Ashley J. Carey*, Hilary Lustick, & Peter Piazza. “Safety first: Whiteness and the role of norms in race-conscious professional development.” American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL (submitted).

James Noonan, Jacy Ippolito, & Megin Charner-Laird. “Understanding the relationship between adult development and a leadership preparation program: A pilot study.” American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL (submitted).

2022

James Noonan, Hilary Lustick, Ashley J. Carey*, & Peter Piazza. "Facilitating change: How leaders’ (non-)enforcement of norms shape the quality of race-conscious professional learning." University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Seattle, WA (accepted).

Megin Charner-Laird, James Noonan, Jacy Ippolito, & Christina L. Dobbs. “Becoming a community of novices: How teacher agency bolstered professional learning in a pandemic context.” American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Ashley J. Carey*, Hilary Lustick, Peter Piazza, & James Noonan. “Red light! Green light! Educator dialogue in an antiracist book study.” American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

2021

Hilary Lustick & James Noonan. “Practicing ethical antiracist dialogue in educational leadership and research.” University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention, Columbus OH.

Hilary Lustick, James Noonan, & Ashley J. Carey*. “Naming names: Toward a pedagogical code of ethics in antiracist dialogue.” University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Columbus, OH.

Jack Schneider, James Noonan, Ashley J. Carey*, Karalyn R. McGovern*, & Melanie S. Pavao*. “Building a community-informed school quality framework,” workshop at the Massachusetts Teachers Association Summer Conference.

Nicole J. Harris, Leslie Duhaylongsod, Megan Schumaker Murphy, & James Noonan. “’Capital’izing on cultural wealth and sense of belonging: Narratives of successful students of color in a teacher preparation program.” American Educational Research Association (AERA), virtual meeting.

James Noonan, Ashley J. Carey*, & Jack Schneider. “Accounting for student voice: Surveys, school quality, and state accountability systems.” American Educational Research Association (AERA), virtual meeting.

James Noonan. “(Re-)learning to lead: Helping educators manage crises of professional identity and loss.” International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), virtual meeting.

2020

Rachel S. White, James Noonan, & Jack Schneider. “Leverage points: Examining how districts and schools vary on non-test based measures of school quality.” American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA. [Conference cancelled]

2019

James Noonan & Judith Evans, “Empowering teams to challenge privilege: School quality inquiry as a tool for transformation.” Learning experience at the School Reform Initiative (SRI) Fall Meeting, Cambridge, MA.

Chris Domaleski, Susan Lyons, Elliot Asp, & James Noonan. “More balanced and coherent school accountability systems to promote equity: The key role of districts.” Symposium at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) National Conference on Student Assessment, Orlando, FL.

James Noonan, Travis J. Bristol, & Makaela Jones*. "Taking care of your own": Parochialism, pride of place, and the drive to diversify teaching. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Ontario.

2018

James Noonan & Jack Schneider. A technical problem, a just solution: School quality measurement as a tool for social justice and equity. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education (AME), Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. 

James Noonan. Regard me: Learner engagement and the satisfaction of basic needs in powerful professional development. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

James Noonan. Layers of learning: Multidimensional teacher agency in professional development. Presented at the 30th annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

2017

James Noonan. An affinity for learning: Teacher identity and powerful professional learning. Presented at the 18th biennial meeting of the International Study Association for Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.

James Noonan. When teachers choose: Agency, identity, and powerful professional development. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

2016

James Noonan. Reframing professional development as a civic good using deliberative democracy. Accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education (AME), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

2013

James Noonan. Defining professionalism. Lecture given as part of H-175: GoodWork in Education, Professor Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Silvia Diazgranados & James Noonan. The effect of safe and participatory school environments on children’s supportive attitudes toward violence: Evidence from Colombia. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education (AME), Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada.

James Noonan. In here, out there: Making schools safe for uncertainty. Presented at the 25th annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH.

James Noonan. Civic respect and the new pedagogy of professional learning: From theory building to pilot testing. Presented to the Spencer Foundation Early Career Scholars Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

2011

Silvia Diazgranados & James Noonan. “A barrier has fallen”: Transformative peace education in rural Colombia. Presented as part of the Civic and Moral Education Initiative Student Seminar Series, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

2010

James Noonan. (2010). Reimagining teacher professional development and citizenship education: Lessons for import from Colombia. Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Chicago, IL.

2008

James Noonan & Silvia Diazgranados. Teaching peace: Using the Peace Games model to empower young peacemakers in Colombia. Presented at 6th Annual Education Across the Americas Conference, Teachers College, New York, NY.