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Education should be a tool for transformation. For individuals. For communities. That is the core of Dean Laura Kohn-Wood’s mission for the University of Miami’s School of Education and Human Development. Building on the well-laid foundation of integrating educational, psychological, and physical wellbeing into formal education, established by former Dean Isaac Prilleltensky, Kohn-Wood intends to harness the immense talent, research skills, and know-how of her faculty, staff, and students to solve real-life problems.

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A special thanks to our alumni and friends who contributed this year! All contributions whether to annual giving, endowments, scholarships, or faculty support are deeply appreciated and vital to the School's growth.


February 17, 2020

A silent epidemic affects communities throughout the US

A University panel of experts will look at the possible prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder.
February 17, 2020

Dr. Wes Smith Presents to UM’s Board of Trustee

Dr. Wes Smith, from the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Miami recently presented to our Board of Trustees, His talk was about how the innovative work being done at the SEHD is combing education, research, service, and innovation in a unified way. For example, our exercise physiology program is helping to reshape the future of healthcare by applying physiology, nutrition, and counseling though the state-of-the-art technology […]
December 14, 2019

From the Desk of the Dean – December 2019

As the calendar year draws to a close I want to thank you for supporting the UM School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), whether it is your time, treasure or talent that you have shared in the past year. Our hope is that you feel engaged with the SEHD, as a student, faculty or staff member, an alumnus, community partner or just someone who reads our monthly electronic newsletter updates.
November 22, 2019

From the Desk of the Dean – November 2019

How do you measure impact? As the (still) relatively new dean of the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), almost everywhere I go I say that our school seeks greater impact. We want to ensure that education can transform lives. This is a central premise of a democratic country, that citizens have opportunity for social mobility through education.

Vision & Mission

To be a center of excellence in the study, promotion and integration of educational, psychological, and physical well-being in multicultural communities.

To produce knowledge and prepare the next generation of leaders, researchers, and agents of change and well-being in education and the community.

Research Center

The CEW-RC seeks to promote the emotional, educational, and physical well-being of all children and families.

We strive to work with diverse and underserved populations, to support individuals who dedicate their lives to helping others, and to ensure that our work is always culturally informed and evidence based.

Richter Library

The University of Miami Libraries rank among the top research libraries in North America with a combined collection of over 3.5 million volumes and access to more than 90,000 electronic and print serials.

Other resources include 656,893 electronic books, and access to more than 1,000 electronic databases.

Dean's Dozen

A group of twelve official student ambassadors who are involved in representing our school in university and general civic community life.

The Dean’s Dozen is a voluntary group of students formed for the purpose of aiding our school in representation and recruitment of students for the University of Miami.