Kaitlyn Casanas
Alum named “Rookie of the Year” at Southwest Miami High School

Scotney Evans
Received the 2018 Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Faculty Award


Tinisha Hollinshead
Received her MBA with a specialization in Entreprenuership from Ashford University

Gennet Wright
Completed her Bachelor of General Studies (BGS), Concentration: Human Resource Management and Communication, UM School of Continuing Studies

Dr. Victoria Burns
Distinguished Alumnus, Victoria Burns, Ph.D.’11, recently received the honorable mention for the Mary Roth Walsh Teaching Award sponsored by the Society of Psychology of Women. She was chosen based on her newly created course; campus sexual assault prevention. The Mary Roth Award recognizes junior faculty who have devised a creative approach, exercise or assignment for increasing diversity in courses that focus on the psychology of women and gender.


Congratulations! For their project “Inclusion Matters in the Data Revolution”, members of the SEHD family have been selected for funding. The project was found to have a strong potential for high-impact results that address a meaningful challenge being faced by society. The team was awarded a maximum of $40,000 to support their work. Team members include:

  • Jennifer Kahn (Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, SEHD)
  • Debbiesiu Lee (Associate Professor, Educational and Psychological Studies, SEHD)
  • Soyeon Ahn (Associate Professor, Educational and Psychological Studies, SEHD)
  • Athina Hadjixenofontos (Director of Programs, Center for Computational Science, UM)
  • Zanita E. Fenton (Professor, School of Law)
  • Lauren Fralinger (Learning and Research Services Librarian)


Congratulations goes to Scotney "Scot" Evans for his participation in the project "HURAKAN: Improving Hurricane Risk Communication for Vulnerable Populations". With the aid of a $150k grant, members of this team will conduct research to inform the development of new forecast products to communicate the risks and potential threats of approaching tropical storms and hurricanes.

Members of the HURAKAN team include:

  • Barbara Millet, research assistant professor in the School of Communication;
  • Alberto Cairo, associate professor in the School of Communication,
  • Kenny Broad, professor at the Rosenstiel School and director of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy;
  • Scotney Evans, associate professor in the School of Education and Human Development; and
  • Sharanya Majumdar, professor and associate dean of graduate studies at the Rosenstiel School.

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