By Laura Kohn-Wood
Greetings from the Desk of the Dean!
I am glad to inaugurate the monthly “Engage” newsletter, designed to communicate the news, events and people of the SEHD! Having come to the SEHD 9.5 years ago to help build new training program and, serving as a professor, program director, and department chair I have enjoyed the start of this year in my new role as Dean. I truly believe that with the support of alumni, faculty, staff and students - together we can make our wonderful school an even better place to engage in creating educational, psychological and physical transformations that impact individuals, organizations and communities. As Dean, my goal is to support the opportunities we have to optimize varied expertise, develop interdisciplinary research questions that solve complex social and human problems, and develop interventions that reduce inequity. Now that the fall term is underway I would like to highlight our activities and plans to shape new initiatives.
Related to progression, I am pleased to announce the following organizational appointments:
In addition, I am thrilled to introduce our new faculty appointments:
In the Department of Teaching and Learning, we welcome Professors Alissa Blair and Matthew Deroo. In the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, we welcome Professors Brian Mann, Nadine Mikati and Claire Zovko. And in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies, we welcome Professor Jue Wang. Please read about these exciting new faculty members in upcoming communication!
While I still have a great deal to learn in my new position, I am extraordinarily excited about what the future is bringing for the School of Education and Human Development, starting with this Fall term. As we finish out the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year I wish you all the best, and I welcome your optimism for our ongoing growth and transformation.