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BERC- Baylor Emerging Research Conference

The 2021 Baylor Emerging Research Conference (BERC) is hosted by Baylor School of Education and seeks to provide a platform for graduate students to share collaborative work among professionals, researchers, educators, and leaders, as well as among institutions, professional associations, and governing and regulatory bodies that support the professions.

The conference will be held virtually on Feb. 6, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and participants may come and go from presentations. 

Conference attendance is free to all Baylor students, faculty, and alumni but you must register to attend and to receive the links for joining.

Virtual Conference Date: Feb. 6, 2021
9 AM - 1 PM
FREE for all Baylor students, faculty, staff, alumni
BERC Conference Registration
BERC Conference Schedule

Our Keynote Speaker is Dante Dixson, Ph.D.

Dante DixsonDante D. Dixson, Ph.D., LP, is currently an Assistant Professor of School and Educational Psychology at Michigan State University. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, School Psychology Review, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and the Journal of Black Psychology. In addition, Dr. Dixson is a board member for the Roeper Institute, Boys Hope Girls Hope-Detroit, and the Michigan Association of Gifted Children.

Dr. Dixson’s areas of expertise include the role of hope in the educational and psychological functioning of children and adolescents, psychosocial precursors of achievement, at-risk youth, the achievement gap, the underrepresentation of minority and disadvantaged youth in gifted education, and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice.

For more information on BERC, please email

Research presentations will be in these three divisions:

  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Learning