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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November 28, 2016

President-Elect of International TESOL

Luciana de Oliveira will become the first Latina to head the 51-year-old Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association Posted on 22 November 2016 Tags: Department of Teaching and Learning, School of Education and Human Development By Bárbara Gutiérrez UM News Luciana de Oliviera CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 21, 2016)—University of Miami Associate Professor Luciana C. de Oliveira, who chairs the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education and Human Development, […]
November 18, 2016

Letter from the Dean and his Cabinet

November 18, 2016 Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty, The recent election has generated strong feelings among our students, faculty, and staff. This is a good time to remind ourselves that in the School of Education and Human Development we are committed to well-being in multicultural communities. We are a multicultural community, and it is incumbent upon us to protect it. Well-being is at the core of our mission and permeates all that […]
August 16, 2016

YES! Camp

For the past seven summers, the School of Education and Human Development has spon-sored the Youth Empow-erment Summer Camp, also known as YES!Camp for URGENT, Inc. With the support of the Department of Educa-tional and Psychological Studies, students between the ages of 6 and 12 from Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti, attended the 2016 camp. This year, the Henry S. West Labo-ratory School on the University of Miami campus was host […]
August 16, 2016

2016 Graduation Ceremony

School of Education and Human Development students, family members, and faculty at the 2016 graduation ceremony on May 6 at the courtyard reception.
August 16, 2016

Black Graduate Conference on Psychology

Sixty student researchers from throughout the country had an opportunity to present their papers and posters, learn from faculty, and network with their colleagues at the 22nd annual Black Graduate Conference on Psychology (BGCP), on May 19-22 at the University of Miami’s Shalala Student Center. “We had a record number of submissions for this intensive conference experience,” said conference co-chair Laura Kohn-Wood, associate professor and chair, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies […]
August 16, 2016

Helping to Build a Better U

University of Miami President Julio Frenk, M.D., Ph.D., is committed to creating a culture of belonging – a university where each individual feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. As Vice Provost for Institutional Culture, Isaac Prilleltensky, dean of the School of Education and Human Development, is guiding the university-wide Cultural Transformation Project. Prilleltensky and his team will focus on developing programs to actualize the values embraced by the University […]