Our School

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.

NEWS@TheSEHD

October 8, 2019

Thriving at the Intersection: Women of Color in Psychology

This panel will bring together women psychologists of color in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami. The panelists will reflect on strategies for thriving in academic as women of color in the context of facing unique challenges given their intersecting identities
October 2, 2019

Mental-health specialists in Dorian-battered Bahamas must respect Haitians’ values | Opinion

Mobilized by a complicated blend of gratitude and survivor’s guilt, South Floridians have been donating time and resources to help Bahamians suffering since Hurricane Dorian.
September 17, 2019

School of Education and Human Development Celebrating 90th Anniversary by ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward’

Panel Discussion Will Offer Insights on Evolving Trends
September 17, 2019

Coping with disaster

University of Miami experts discuss the potential mental health impacts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.

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.