The Langenberg Lecture Series
The Langenberg Lecture was established in honor of Chancellor Emeritus Donald N. Langenberg
to inspire its audience with a new vision for education in this country. More importantly,
the Lecture is a call to action, giving motivation and information to those most able to
change the way we teach and learn.
Invited speakers include nationally recognized education leaders who may speak on a broad range
of issues within the field of education, but they all share in Dr. Langenberg's vision of
education as a life-long journey of the human mind. Moreover, they share Dr. Langenberg's
perspective that calls upon higher education to see itself as part of a larger, integrated whole.
Each annual lecture is hosted by a different USM campus and is open to the public, while also
offering specialized seminars for students and faculty. The Langenberg Lecture also includes
the Langenberg Award, which is bestowed upon a student who has shown great promise in and
commitment to a career in education.
Previous lectures include:
Candace Thille, Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow (Online Learning) and Founding
Director of the Open Learning Initiative, Stanford University. "The Science of Learning: Big
Data, Technology and Transformation in Higher Education."
Harold H. Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale University.
John Holdren, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
"Coping with Climate Change: Challenges in Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation -
Part 2, and Part 3.
Carl Wieman, Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology
Policy. Using New Methods to Teach STEM: What is Expertise and How to Use Cognitive
Psychological Methods to Effectively Teach Complex Subjects Such as Mathematics and Science.
Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University - spoke on
"Challenges Facing schools in Baltimore's Urban Education Corridor."
Uri Treisman, Founder and Executive Director, Charles A. Dana Center at the University of
Texas at Austin. On Innovation in American Math and Science Education: An Activist
Professor Reflects on His Practice.
Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York. "Education in an Age of
Norman Augustine, Former CEO, Lockheed Martin. Rising Above the Gathering Storm.
Leon Lederman, Nobel Prize laureate physicist. "Perspectives on Education."