Marquette Law School, College of Education to cohost half-day program on ‘Strengthening the Teacher Workforce,’ April 26

April 20, 2023

Michael HansenMILWAUKEE — Dr. Michael Hansen, the Herman and George R. Brown Chair in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, will be the keynote speaker during a program—“Strengthening the Teacher Workforce”—hosted by Marquette University Law School and the College of Education on Wednesday, April 26, from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Hansen, who also serves as senior fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings, specializes in issues affecting teacher quality and in trends shaping the teaching profession. He will be interviewed by Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy.

A panel discussion will follow, featuring leaders in Wisconsin education, on what needs to be done to attract, retain, and support teachers, with participants including:

  • Leigh Anne Fraley, director of learning for The New Teacher Project
  • Monica Kelsey-Brown, superintendent of the Brown Deer School District
  • Ingrid Walker-Henry, Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association
  • Leigh van den Kieboom, associate dean in the Marquette College of Education

Advance registration for the program is required and available online. Media wishing to attend should contact Kevin Conway at

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School seeks to advance civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

This event supports the College of Education’s focus on lifelong learning and an appreciation for research and professional growth. Marquette students continually reflect on their practice and role in society and attempt to enhance the learning and general well-being of those they serve. In all these endeavors, they grow in their engagement with critical analysis and advocacy around structural inequities in society and in education.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or