DEPARTMENTAL NEWS

SEHD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Awards

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

Recognition

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.

Promotions

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)

Appointments

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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ALL NEWS

September 17, 2018

A University of Miami study offers hope for Parkinson’s patients

The use of video game technology helps physicians more accurately diagnose patients suffering from Parkinson’s.
September 11, 2018

Alumna Fights for Children’s Creativity, Old-School Style

With A for Art recently added to the STEM craze (now STEAM), School of Education & Human Development alumna Meghan Owenz, Ph.D. ’13, and her husband Adam create a board game to encourage creativity in students.
August 31, 2018

Dr. Guerda Nicolas Honored with Humanitarian Award

Haitian born clinical psychologist Guerda Nicolas is recognized for her work in bringing mental health care to marginalized societies.
August 30, 2018

New Course Explores Issues People with Disabilities Face

Offered by the School of Education and Human Development, the course looks at the daily life experiences of people with disabilities and how they adjust.
July 23, 2018

UOnline’s Newest Graduate Programs, Applied Learning Sciences

The University of Miami School of Education and Human Development has introduced several new online degree offerings for the upcoming academic year. Students can now earn an M.S.Ed. or an Ed.D. in the Applied Learning Sciences.
October 5, 2017

Master’s degree in Education with 90% tuition funding

Supporting Educators’ Academic Literacies and Enhanced Discourse (SEALED) The University of Miami (UM) along with partner Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) propose to work together to support teachers and improve K-12 student learning in schools serving high-needs populations in inclusive, regular, or special education secondary classrooms.
June 6, 2017

STEM+L Academy

The STEM+L Academy includes a summer camp, fall Saturday meetings, and final presentation. In the process, the research team will provide support in terms of reading, writing, technology training, and mini science lessons related to the theme of environment and human health.
June 6, 2017

2017 Graduation Ceremony

School of Education and Human Development students, family members, and faculty at the Spring 2017 graduation ceremony on May 13 at the courtyard reception.