Published 03/12/14

Fourth annual Research and Engagement Day set for April 23

Ken Bain, Ph.D. Research and Engagement Day (REDay), an annual, daylong symposium showcasing research by the Bryant community, is now in its fourth year. This year’s conference, scheduled for April 23, will feature keynote speakers Ken Bain, Ph.D. (left), historian, educator, and author of the bestseller What the Best College Teachers Do, and Kristin Fraser ''94, '99 MBA, managing partner of the Providence office of KPMG LLP, one of the world's largest professional services firms.

On REDay, in lieu of classes, faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students will share, discuss, and learn from one another’s academic and creative work by participating in roundtable discussions, presentations, and collaborative art galleries.

Bain, recognized for his scholarship in teaching and research in the mechanics of learning, is the founding the director of four major teaching and learning centers at New York University, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, and Montclair State. Currently, Bain serves as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of the District of Columbia.

Fraser, admitted to partnership in 2006, provides professional audit services to a diverse cohort of large multinational companies. A 2012 graduate of KPMG’s Lead Partner Academy, she is a current member of the Partner Insight Committee.