Cubberley Lecture Series Presents: Dr. Jill Biden

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

6:00 pm

Memorial Auditorium Map

Sponsored by:
This event made possible with the generosity of the Heising-Simons Foundation.

Save the date for the Graduate School of Education's Centennial Year Cubberley Lecture:

"Teaching isn't just what I  do, it's who I am."

Teaching and learning in a changing world

An evening with Dr. Jill Biden

Teacher, college professor, and Second Lady of the United States (2009-2017)

Keynote followed by a conversation with Jim Shelton, MA/MBA ’93

President, Education - Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and

former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education 

This event is sold out. There is no waiting list. A stand-by line will open at 5:00 p.m. in front of MemAud on May 9.

Dr. Jill Biden has been an educator for more than three decades as a public high school English teacher, as a reading specialist and at a psychiatric hospital for adolescents. She currently teaches as a full-time English professor at a community college in Northern Virginia. Dr. Biden believes that community colleges are “one of America’s best kept secrets,” and has worked to underscore their role in creating the strongest, most educated workforce in the world. With the launch of the Biden Foundation, which advances opportunities for all people through educational programming and public policy analysis, Dr. Biden and her husband are continuing their commitment to higher education. Dr. Biden earned her BA from the University of Delaware, MA degrees from West Chester University and Villanova University and her EdD in education from the University of Delaware.

Jim Shelton, former Deputy Secretary of education under President Barack Obama, leads the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s education work, partnering with educators, communities, researchers, scientists and engineers to ensure that every student is ready for and contributing to an ever-changing world. He served as the program director for education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from 2003 to 2010 and holds a broad range of management, policy and programmatic roles aimed at expanding access to personalized learning experience. He earned his BA from Morehouse College and MA degrees in business administration and education from Stanford University. 

Seating/Tickets: Tickets are required for this event. Each guest can request up to two complimentary tickets. The Will Call desk will open at 5:00 p.m. in front of Memorial Auditorium. Seating is general admission, first-come, first-served and subject to availability. Auditorium doors open at 5:15 p.m. If you are not in the venue by 5:50 p.m. your seat may be given to a non-ticket holder or to someone in the stand-by line.  If you ordered tickets and can no longer attend, please email the Stanford Ticket Office at to release your seat(s). The event is sold-out.  There is no waiting list.  A stand-by line will open at 5:00 p.m. in front of MemAud on May 9.

Parking: We recommend parking in the Galvez Lot at the corner of Galvez Street and Campus Drive, or most "A" and "C" spaces after 4:00 p.m. If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact Sheila Sanchez in the Diversity & Access Office at (650) 725-0326, or Requests should be made by May 1.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Memorial Auditorium Map

This event is sold out. There is no waiting list. A stand-by line will open at 5:00 p.m. in front of MemAud on May 9.


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