Diversity – School of Education & Human Development



We have come to a watershed moment in our history. While still “land of the free – home of the brave”, the United States has entered into a renewed desire to make this statement ring true for all of her citizens. We at the School of Education and Human Development are proud of the work we’ve done by creating, developing, leading and participating in programs, related to our fields of study, that partner with underserved communities. But, while our track record has been really good, we recognize that we can do more. Dean Laura Kohn-Wood and the rest of the SEHD are committed to doing our part to make this ideal a reality.



September 2, 2020

University’s Black Greek fraternities, sororities elevate pride, service, and voices

Black Greek Letter Organizations continue a long tradition of celebrating culture and being advocates for social and racial justice.
July 27, 2020

Rep. John Lewis, A Force In The Civil Rights Movement, Dead At 80

We would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the passing of one of our modern day American heroes: civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis.
June 23, 2020

Group provides mentorship for community youth

Black student leaders at the University of Miami joined for a conversation in hopes of creating change in the community.
June 21, 2020

Celebrate Juneteenth with the University’s Black Alumni Society

Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S., takes on added significance in today’s climate.
June 12, 2020

Black State of the Union focuses on pressing issues

Black student leaders at the University of Miami joined for a conversation in hopes of creating change in the community.
June 3, 2020

Virtual forum focuses on ‘Discussing America Today’

In response to George Floyd’s death, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Counseling Center host an online platform to promote student dialogue and facilitate community building.
June 2, 2020

A Message from President Julio Frenk

Dear Members of the University of Miami Community
June 1, 2020

I can’t breathe

Tears come to my eyes as I write this. It is hard to write. It is hard to breathe. It is hard to know what to say, to think, to write – when the city, country and the world is on fire. I fear for our world and I fear for our future. I fear for my sons. I hope that you are holding those you love close, as I am. And […]
March 17, 2020

Research shows verbal bias against Latinxs

We at the SEHD are proud of the Transformative Research by one of our Ph.D students in our Teaching and Learning (TAL) Department.  Edgar Diaz, and Matt DeRoo, Assistant Professor in TAL has research titled: “Latinxs in contention: A systemic functional linguistic analysis of 11th-grade U.S. history textbooks” which was  published in the Spring 2020 issue of Theory & Research in Social Education.