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


Deborah Adeyemi and Obi Okolo
University of Miami seniors and 4-year mentors and members of Inspire U Academy Leadership Executive Council, were inducted in the Iron Arrow Honor Society in November 2018. Iron Arrow is referred to as the highest honor attained at the University of Miami. The five criteria required for receipt of this distinguished honor are leadership, character, humility, scholarship, and love of alma mater.
"Being tapped into Iron Arrow during my last homecoming was a surreal experience. It made the moment even more special to be able to share the experience with fellow members of Inspire U during the mentees first homecoming experience and parade participation. I’m truly honored to be a part of both Iron Arrow and Inspire U!"
– Deborah Adeyemi, December 2018

Deborah Perez
PhD student in the Department of Teaching and Learning, was selected as a member of the 2018 Council for Learning Disabilities Leadership Institute in Portland, Oregon.

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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March 21, 2019

Who are you at the U?

The theme of the 48th annual Women’s Commission Breakfast keynote address, delivered by Dean Laura Kohn-Wood, was “Intersectionality,” promoting a message of social identity awareness and inclusivity across campus.
March 14, 2019

Message from the Desk of the Dean

The current ‘scandal’ involving college admissions cheating is, unfortunately, not completely surprising given what we already knew about the great lengths some parents will go in an effort to give their children perceived advantages in life.
March 5, 2019

I’ve Been to the Mountaintop

UM Faculty and Doctoral Students from Teaching and Learning are Both Givers and Receivers of a Timeless Message
March 1, 2019

Tweaking education standards is no substitute for informed teaching and learning

The Common Core State Standards (CC) have been, and remain, a controversial topic among parents, educators and politicians. Florida adopted the Common Core in 2010, but soon after, former Gov. Rick Scott announced the Florida Standards, a modified version of Common Core implemented in 2014.
February 22, 2019

What’s ahead for UM’s School of Education and Human Development

Transformation is at the core of Dean Laura Kohn-Wood’s vision for the School.
February 15, 2019

Message from the Dean’s desk

Greetings from the Desk of the Dean!
February 15, 2019

Panel Discussion with Author David Lawrence Jr.

The School of Education and Human Development is hosting an interactive dialogue with Author David Laurence Jr. and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Dr. Alberto M. Carvalho in the Storer Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served from 6:00-6:30PM.
December 10, 2018

Augmented Reality Being Used to Test Parkinson’s Patients

The use of video game technology helps physicians more accurately diagnose patients suffering from Parkinson’s.