Dean's Message

Dean Larson We are proud of our CEHD spring 2018 graduates who are now new UofL CEHD alumni--10 doctoral students; nearly 270 graduate students and 275 undergraduates. Their hard work and dedication to academic achievement has prepared them to make their own unique contributions and lasting positive impacts in their respective career fields. Alumni are integral to the future of our College and University and to the generations of students who follow in their footsteps. So much can be learned from the successes and experiences of alumni who advocate, support and serve their communities and create opportunities for others to find success as well. All of us in the College of Education and Human Development are deeply grateful for the time and talent our alumni give to us, our graduates and our community each day.

UofL CEHD Among Nine Institutions in Fort Knox Partnership

CEHD Fort Knox program The U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention College at Fort Knox signed partnership agreements with nine colleges and universities to provide a variety of degree programs that are tailored for their soldiers' needs. The UofL College of Education and Human Development's Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development (ELEOD) will provide instruction and coursework for the B.S. in Organizational Leadership and Learning, the M.S. in Human Resources and Organizational Development and the M.A. in Higher Education Administration. Read more about the partnership...

Philipp and Nasraoui Receive NSF Grant

Stephanie Philipp Stephanie Phillipp, PhD, term instructor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, and Olfa Nasraoui, PhD, professor in the Speed School of Engineering, were awarded a three-year $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for their project, "Research Experience for Teachers in Big Data and Data Science." The project will provide high quality summer research experiences in computer science and engineering for 10 local STEM teachers over the next three summers. It also will assist them in translating that experience into curricular materials and activities to implement in their classrooms. Listen to their interview on the UofL Today Radio Show....

Johnson and Washington Receive JCPS Award

Detra Johnson Detra Johnson, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, and Ahmad Washington, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development, were selected by Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) staff, local community members, and college students to receive the JPCS Diversity, Equity, and Poverty Department's Unapologetic Higher Education Teacher Professor of Color Award. John Marshall, EdD, JCPS Chief Equity Officer, stated that Dr. Johnson Ahmad Washington offered unwavering support for JCPS and the Race and Equity Policy. He added that Dr. Washington was selected as a tribute to his outstanding and committed advocacy and collaborative work with the school district.

HSS Faculty and Students Volunteer at Super Bowl

HSS Super Bowl Faculty and staff in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences (HSS) were invited to serve as Green Ambassadors at the 2018 NFL Super Bowl. They were members of the NFl/PepsiCo Zero Waste Super Bowl Team, assisting fans in recycling materials during the game. Mark Hebert interviewed HSS faculty members about their experience on his UofL Today Radio Show. Link to the show...
In April, HSS faculty and students attended the NFL Draft that was held in Arlington, TX. Students had the opportunity to learn about the work that goes on behind the scenes during the Draft.

SPED Faculty Awarded $4.5 Million Grant

Faculty members in the Department of Special Education (SPED) Terry Scott, PhD, professor, Amy Lingo, PhD, professor, and Ginevra Courtade, PhD, associate professor and department chair, received a $4.5 million grant from the Kentucky State Personnel Development Grant in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education through the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to improve the achievement of all students through several sustained professional learning strategies and a multi-tiered system of supports that impact teachers, school administrators, students, and families.

CEHD Faculty Appointments, Promotions and Retirement

  • Mark Leach, PhD, professor, was appointed chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Development
  • Caroline Sheffield, PhD, associate professor, was appointed chair of the Department of Middle and Secondary Education
  • The following faculty were promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure: Justin Cooper (Special Education), Meg Hancock (Health and Sport Sciences), Amy Hirschy (Counseling and Human Development), Katie Snyder (Educational Leadership and Organizational Development), Daniela Terson de Paleville (Health and Sport Sciences), Hongryun Woo (Counseling and Human Development)
  • Retiring: Blake Haselton, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, is retiring on June 30th after 13 years of service at the CEHD.

CEHD Staff Retirements

  • Jodi Morkin, Office of Education Advising and Student Services - 44 years (March 2018)
  • Kelly Ising, Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development - 42 years (April 2018)
  • Robin Dorsey, Office of Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness - 32 years (May 2018)

New to the CEHD

  • Eric Wright, Academic Counselor Sr., Office of Education Advising and Student Services
  • Justin Crenshaw, Academic Counselor, Office of Education Advising and Student Services
  • Paige Shank, Program Coordinator Sr., Early Learning Campus

KATC's Cooley-Cook Presented LFD Award

Heidi Cooley-Cook The Louisville Fire Department (LFD) presented to Heidi Cooley-Cook, field training coordinator with the Kentucky Autism Training Center (KATC), the Doc Thomas Award for her work in training first responders to assist individuals with Autism in an emergency. The training is being recognized statewide and other first responder units will receive it as well. See the story on WHAS11...

Durham Featured in JCPS Publication

Sherry Durham Sherry Durham, the new coordinator of the Multicultural Teacher Recruitment Program (MTRP), was asked to submit a series of articles to Jefferson County Public School's (JCPS) Envision Equity magazine. The May issue features her latest article, "MTRP Celebrates the Spring Class of 2018!" Read more...

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CEHD 2018 International Learning Experiences


CEHD International Learning Experiences (ILE) for students began the last week of April and will continue through mid-July. There are five ILE's this year:

  • Belize - (late April-early May) Education preparation students will teach and learn in elementary, middle and secondary schools that are located in remote villages. Read more about their trip on the student blog...
  • Denmark - (mid-May) Students in the sport administration program will volunteer at the Ice Hockey World Championships that are being held in Copenhagen.
  • Ireland - (mid-May) Students in counseling psychology and art therapy programs will explore how global cultures influence mental health counseling.
  • United Kingdom - (early June) Students in organizational development and human resource programs will attend the annual University Forum for Human Resource Development Conference.
  • Ireland - (mid-July) - Students in higher education administration and counseling and personnel services programs will attend the National Academic Association conference and study the culture and structure of higher education in Ireland.

Elementary Education Graduate on UofL Today

sarah.jpgSarah French, a spring 2018 graduate of the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education's B.S. in Elementary Education, was interviewed by Mark Hebert for his UofL Today Radio Show. He and Sarah discussed the many obstacles she had to overcome to finish her degree. She bonded with students at Portland Elementary, where she completed her student teaching, due to her own life experiences. See her interview...

Teacher Education Grad Crowned Miss UofL

Taylor Young Taylor Young, a spring 2018 graduate of the B.S. in Middle and Secondary Education program and Multicultural Teacher Recruitment Program (MTRP) student, was crowned the new Miss University of Louisville. Young was also interviewed by WHAS11 about why she wants to be a teacher in Kentucky. See her interview...


Kemper Receives ExCEL Award

Ashlee Kemper

Ashlee Kemper, a graduate of the CEHD's B.S. in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Reading Education programs and teacher at Cochran Elementary School, was selected to receive the WHAS11 ExCEL Award. She was presented the award in March during a celebration held in her honor at the school. Ashlee is also a recipient of the Hilliard Lyons UofL Teacher of the Year Award. See the celebration on YouTube...

ELEOD Student Receives President's Volunteer Award

Khaldoun Almousily Khaldoun Almousily, a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Organizational Development program and instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected to receive the United States President's Volunteer Award for 2016 and will also receive the award again in 2017 for his volunteer work. In 2016, he completed 125 hours of volunteer work with the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), and in 2017 he completed 156 hours of volunteer work with them.

CEHD Faculty Podcasts

Many CEHD faculty have been guests on Mark Hebert's UofL Today Radio Show where they were interviewed about their latest research. See a list of all podcasts...

CEHD Fast Facts

  • CEHD rose to 78th in this year's U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools of education. Last year's ranking was 85.
  • $526,597 is the total amount of scholarship funding the CEHD awarded to students during the fall/winter 2017 through summer 2018 semesters.