Keynote Speakers

Saundra McGuire

This year in Louisville, CRLA is proud to have Professor Saundra McGuire, a long time CRLA member, as our keynote speaker. She is a widely respected expert in chemical education and learning support, having spent more than forty years in the field, and recently authored a new book that will be available at the conference, “Teach Students How to Learn” (2015 Stylus). Among her numerous honors is election to fellowship in the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations, the American Chemical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops at over 250 institutions in 41 states and seven countries. From metacognition to motivation, Saundra will share her wide experience and ongoing research and offer us not just encouragement but practical, research-based ideas to make learning assistance more effective. We are very excited to have her joining us! It’s just one more reason to attend a special CRLA conference this November in the Bluegrass to celebrate milestones and learn from each other.

Janet Zadina

Dr. Zadina bridges the fields of education and neuroscience through her visionary work and the magic of her presentations. Her years of research, writing, and teaching enable her to speak out and educate others with science and strategies to transform education. As founder and CEO of Brain Research and Instruction, she teaches and models best practices in educational neuroscience when presenting keynote speeches and workshops worldwide. She has been honored as a Distinguished Fellow in the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA), among other honors. She is the author of reading and learning textbooks for students as well as professional development books for teachers, including Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain. She is co-founder of the Butterfly Project, a pro-bono initiative designed to help educators who have experienced natural disasters.