Dean's Message

Dean Larson As I reflect on the past year, I am grateful for all that we as student, faculty and staff have accomplished in the CEHD, but especially for the generosity and support of our alumni and friends. The donations we receive from you enable us to provide scholarships to students who need it most--which can sometimes mean the difference between continuing their studies the next semester or having to sit out.

Philanthropic giving to the College has nearly doubled compared to the previous year, and we are happy to welcome a new Director of Development for the CEHD, Mr. Jonathan Israel. We have established the following philanthropic priorities for the College:

CEHD students, faculty, and staff extend a special thanks to our alumni and friends who have generously donated to the College. Those who benefit the most are our students. During the 2016-17 academic year, $464,000 in scholarship funding was awarded to CEHD students! We couldn't do it without you. Thank you!

Philanthropy Highlight: LG&E and the WYS Program

Hands-on-Minds-on Program The UofL College of Education and Human Development's Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium provides a two-week summer program for up to 50 seventh graders who have been accepted in the the Lincoln Foundations' Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars (WYS) program. The program is funded by an annual donation of $15,000 from Louisville Gas & Electric and KU Energy LLC. Read more...

Meet the Winner of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Sara Goldrick-Rab Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab is the recipient of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education. She is a professor at Temple University and has conducted extensive research on the modern struggle to pay for a college education in the United States. Findings from her research are published in her book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream." Read more....

SPED Faculty Receive $4.5 Million Grant

Drs. Terry Scott, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Amy Lingo, Associate Dean and Professor, and Ginevra Courtade, Department Chair of Special Education and Associate Professor, (co-PIs), were awarded a five-year $4.5 million Kentucky State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) 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 that support a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), which impacts teacher, school administrators, students, and families. 

Greenwell Study Featured in Chicago Tribune

Chris Greenwell A 10-year study conducted by Dr. Chris Greenwell, Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, and faculty at the University of North Carolina, Indiana University, and Louisiana State University was featured in the Chicago Tribune in October 2017. The study, "From BIRFing to BIRGing: A 10-year Study of the Psychology of Fans of the Chicago Clubs," explores why sport fans continue to support losing teams. Dr. Greenwell and his colleagues also presented their findings at the annual Sport Marketing Association (SMA) conference that was recently held in Boston, MA.

Planetarium Unveils Meteorite Exhibit

meteor display On December 17th, Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium unveiled to the public a new, interactive meteorite exhibit that was made possible through a generous, private donation. The exhibit is named for William G. Russell and contains over 100 specimens that he had collected over many years. The exhibit includes pieces from the meteorite that hit Louisville in 1977, Mars dust, and a meteorite from the moon. The grand opening celebration was held, 2 - 4 p.m. on the 17th. For more information about the exhibit, visit the planetarium website.

CEHD Fast Facts

  • 23,930 - total number of CEHD alumni (since 1942)
  • 904 - total number of degrees awarded 2016-17 fall and spring
  • 2,500 - number of teacher candidates placed during 2016 in local schools to complete field and clinical experiences toward certification
  • $464,000 - total scholarship funding awarded to CEHD students during the 2016-17 fall and spring semesters
  • 80 - total number of CEHD degree programs including Rank I and Extension programs

CEHD Insider

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CEHD Outstanding Student

Ashley Roller-Wells

Congratulations to Ashley Roller-Wells! She is the 2017 Outstanding Graduate for December Commencement. Ashley also received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award in Elementary Education and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. She is a graduate of the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education's B.S. in Elementary Education program.

CEHD Students Selected for KCA Awards

Quentin and KateThe Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA) selected Quentin Hunter and Katelyn Gosnell as 2017 Outstanding Doctoral Students. Both are doctoral students in the Department of Counseling and Human Development's Counselor Education and Supervision program. Quentin was also presented the KCA 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the KCA conference.

CEHD Student Named Presidential Diversity Fellow

Brigitte Burpo The UofL School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies selected Brigitte Burpo, a student in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development's doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development, as a Presidential Diversity Fellow. She will receive a supplemental professional development stipend of $1,000, which may be renewed annually for the next four years.

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...