Research conversation to explore relationship between urban communities, schools, student outcomes Feb. 11

Professor Maury Nation, the Bob Innes Professor of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt Peabody College, will discuss his research on the relationship between urban communities and schools and how urban social problems affect student outcomes.

The virtual event will take place on Friday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. CT.

Nation’s talk is presented by the Peabody Research Office and is open to the Vanderbilt community as well as to the public.

Nation’s work focuses on preventing violence among school-aged children, understanding the community and neighborhood qualities and characteristics that promote youth development, and developing programs and practices that promote positive school climate and equity for students of color.

He has been principal investigator on numerous grants from sponsors such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Justice, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Although open to everyone, advance registration is requested for this event. Please register here.

Questions should be directed to the Peabody Research Office at

Maury Nation: The Relationship Between Schools and Urban Communities