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.


June 3, 2019

Using data to prevent disease

As a 17-year-old lifeguard, Dr. Wesley Smith, Ph.D. ’07, discovered that by simply educating and warning people about shore breaks (which cause waves that violently slam people into the sandbar), they could prevent dozens of injuries.
May 21, 2019

Samantha Lang received a prestigious CCPTP award!

We at the SEHD are always excited to share with our school’s community the achievement of students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, and community partners who do great things.
May 8, 2019

Winston Warrior is the new Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing!

I am pleased to announce that Winston Warrior is joining the School of Education and Human Development team as the Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing!
May 8, 2019

From the Desk of the Dean

Spring is an interesting time in academia. In the School of Education and Human Development we busily wrap up the academic year and honor our graduating seniors and graduate students who have completed their degree programs.

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.