College of Education and Human Development

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Welcome, new faculty!

CEHD is pleased to announce several new faculty members joining the college

CEHD faculty members

Advancing black intellectualism

Among Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s greatest achievements at the University of Minnesota was the founding of the Common Ground Consortium (CGC). Through the guidance of Dr. Johnson, then-dean William Gardner, and Professor Jean King, the CGC was...

Essie Johnson leading a meeting

‘A powerful experience’

A sold-out crowd of more than 400 educational leaders from across the state packed the McNamara Alumni Center in early August for the second annual Leading in Equity, Action, and Diversity (LEAD) for PreK-12 System Improvement conference. Each one...

Audience at LEAD conference

Minnesota’s first lady of civil rights

By the time she arrived at the University of Minnesota in an official capacity in the late 1960s, Josie R. Johnson already had an extensive and impressive resume. She began early as an active participant in the civil rights movement while still a...

Dr. Josie R. Johnson

Honoring Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s U of M legacy

Civil rights icon helped steer the course of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the U, and CEHD is committed to expand upon the efforts she began in the college by increasing the number of Common Ground Consortium Scholars.

Giving matters: environmental education in Ecuador

In July of 2022, Neela Nandyal, a PhD student in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development’s Comparative and International Development Education program, visited the South American country of Ecuador. "I was there to..."

Neela Nandyal

Helping girls reach their full athletic potential

Last year saw the celebration of a half-century of the impact of Title IX, passed into law on June 23, 1972. Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or educational setting that receives government funds. The passage of the act led...

Coaching HER banner of athletes high fiving.

Promoting cultural and academic exchange

The US Fulbright program has promoted cultural and academic exchange through its various grants for over 75 years. The program provides awards to approximately 8,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals each year from the United..

Imelda Marisol Rivas Diaz at University of Minnesota sign

Community-engaged prevention and intervention

I felt my heart race as I read through the English vocabulary describing posttraumatic stress and related symptoms in the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children. I was unsure if my translation would accurately capture my client’s posttraumatic...

Jasmine Banegas