Drinks and Conversation with Prof Eric Mayes

Wednesday 21 March 7pm
Ninth Ward  99-101 Farringdon Road
Clerkenwell EC1R 3BN
PLEASE EMAIL <hopkinsalumniuk@gmail.com> BY 20 March 5pm TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING! Thanks!  

The John Hopkins University invites the HCUK to attend drinks and conversation with JHU School of Education Professor Eric Mayes.
Prof. Mayes holds a post-doctorate Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is an Assistant Professor of Education at Johns Hopkins University with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education.
As a former national director at the Children’s Defense Fund, Dr. Mayes spearheaded national program evaluations and growth strategy. Dr. Mayes has served as a director at the historic Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, executive director of its Child Development Center, and inaugural faculty fellow in the Eugene Applebaum Chair in Community Engagement while at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Mayes worked as a director at the U.S. Dream Academy and as an elementary/middle school building administrator in Washington, DC. As a researcher, Dr. Mayes examines the mediating role of culture in cognition and learning, with a particular focus on the impact that culturally congruent standardized assessments and learning environments have on student achievement.

Prior to his leadership positions, Dr. Mayes served as a high school technology teacher in Detroit, Michigan. He has worked and researched internationally in West Africa, studying instructional approaches, curriculum development and assessment practices in the Gambian education system. While studying in Brazil, he assisted in the delivery of programs focused on increasing higher education access to Afro-Brazilian students in Salvador, Bahia.

He holds a post-doctorate Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Howard University, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from the University of Michigan.

A former college athlete, Dr. Mayes advanced from a walk-on to Co-Captain of the 1997 University of Michigan National Championship Football Team. Dr. Mayes is a motivational speaker with a passion for building success in others. He lectures and presents nationally on leadership, learning and character development.