Dean’s Message

Welcome to the School of Education
and Human Development

The School of Education and Human Development has a well-earned reputation for rigorous research, innovative programs, and community collaboration.

Our vision is to be a center of excellence in the promotion and integration of educational, psychological, and physical well-being in multicultural communities. Accordingly, our three departments are aligned with the core component of our mission. Educational and Psychological Studies (EPS) focuses on emotional health and psychological factors; Kinesiology and Sport Sciences (KIN) promotes physical wellness, fitness, and sport; and Teaching and Learning (TAL) fosters intellectual and educational development.

Faculty in each department are nationally and internationally known and are productively involved in educational, psychological, and health fields. They are highly regarded for the quality and relevance of the scholarly research they conduct, the service they provide, and the excellence of their teaching. We have a wide variety of courses and programs to fulfill our mission to prepare the next generation of leaders, researchers and agents of change and well-being in education and the community. Professors and staff care deeply about their students and are devoted to helping them succeed.

We also recognize that to bring a stronger sense of well-being to individuals, families, and communities, our school needs to be deeply engaged with organizations that share our goals, and values. Therefore, our school also includes the Dunspaugh-Dalton Center for Community and Educational Well-Being, or the CEW-RC. The Center conducts high quality research, develops sustainable university and community collaborations, promotes the delivery of high quality evidence–based services to diverse and underserved populations, and educates and trains students, professionals, and human service providers on state of the science research, prevention, and treatment methods.

The School of Education and Human Development is a committed group of diverse and talented individuals dedicated to making a positive difference within families, institutions, and communities.

Isaac Prilleltensky


Dean, School of Education & Human Development